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While there are a lot of common and purpose-built light modifiers, such as umbrellas, softboxes and reflectors, there are also a lot of other modifiers you can use that are less common, including a flag. In his newest video, Jay P. Morgan with The Slanted Lens shows us how to shape light with flags as part of his Laws of Light video series. There are multiple kinds of flags. There's a sol
With an area of about 230,000 square meters, Tsukiji fish market is one of the largest fish markets in the world. Inside there are also many restaurants that serve the freshest fish sold, but the peculiarity of this place is the sale of tuna, which in Japan is so popular to the point that real auctions are held to win the most valuable pieces.About 60,000 people work in the market and there are a
Yesterday, we learned that the photo-sharing site Flickr has been acquired by the photo sharing site SmugMug. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.Flickr was purchased by Yahoo back in the early days of the internet in 2005 for probably somewhere around $40 million (give or take $10 million). Yahoo managed Flickr for many years, but more recently Yahoo’s core holdings were sold off last ye
After I recently saw cherry blossoms on my tree, I wanted to shoot one of them with my wet plate camera… while the blossom is still high on the tree.When I was young, this tree was the location of my climbing adventures. This tree has seen better days – the weather during recent years has started to ruin some parts of it. But it is still beautiful in the springtime.To make the blossom more
Recently, photographer Thomas Heaton started a new video series, A Photographer's View, in which he discusses and reviews different landscape photography destinations he's visited. His first video discussed a specific area of Iceland and his second video, seen below, covers a picturesque area in his native United Kingdom, the famous Lake District. The Lake District National Park is in n
Firmware Friday returns for another week with a relatively compact list of updates this time around. In the past seven days, we've learned of a couple of firmware updates for Nikon's Coolpix-series cameras, some new software for the Ricoh G800SE, and a triplet of firmware updates for the Sony A7 Mark III, NXCAM NX5R and XDCAM FS5. Let's get right down to what's new! Nikon Cool
Starting this Sunday at 12:01 AM EST, B&H will have new deals on a trio of Sony mirrorless cameras: the Sony A7R II, Sony A7S II and Sony A9. The Sony A7R II features the best deal of the bunch, with the price dropping down to $1,998 after $400 instant savings. That's a lot of full-frame megapixels for under $2,000. The high ISO-centric Sony A7S II is on sale as well with a $200 instant
One of the largest photo management platforms out there, SmugMug, has made a big splash in the industry today by acquiring Flickr. For the last 15 years, SmugMug has focused on helping and supporting photographers with their consumer-friendly business model, which doesn't rely upon forcing advertising on visitors or utilizing user data. Flickr, founded shortly after SmugMug (in 2004), has b
You may have seen prior coverage here on Imaging Resource of Capture One's "Dedication" campaign, showcasing a trio of professional photographers and what dedication to their craft means to them. Now's your chance to show off your own photography and win a photography trip of a lifetime. The steps are easy. You choose an image that means something special to you, specifically as a photo
Photographer Mathieu Stern is well-known for his videos showcasing odd and unusual lenses. His new video is about a particularly rare lens, the Prototype Helios-65. This lens was produced in Kiev in 1965 and it features an unusual mount, for which there is no commercially-available adapter. Stern acquired the lens and found a way to 3D print an adapter for it. A similar lens, the Helios 44-2, i

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