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3 Ways That Starting in Film Made Me a Better Digital Photographer

There was a recent meme that took a jab at photographers from the generation of the pen tool in Photoshop. It personified us as old ladies with walkers being escorted out by a younger generation with their AI tools. In the comments, someone remarked, “Let’s see how these young bucks would survive with the 1999 …

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Astronaut Bill Anders Who Took Iconic ‘Earthrise’ Photo Dies in Plane Crash

Bill Anders’ Earthrise photo and Anders in 1964. Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders who captured the iconic Earthrise photo while orbiting the Moon on a spacecraft has tragically died in a plane crash. Anders, 90, was flying an “older model” plane over the San Juan Islands in Washington State when the vintage T-34 airplane went …

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Backscatter Publishes How-To and Setup Guide for New Hybrid Flash

Back in April, DPG Field Editor Nicolas Remy took the first look at the new Backscatter Hybrid Flash (HF-1), concluding that “the Backscatter Hybrid Flash is ticking all my boxes, in a smaller form factor than my current go-to wide-angle strobes.” Nicolas loved the wide, smooth, powerful beam; quick recycle time; centered aiming light; …

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Sigma announces 28-45mm F1.8 Art lens for full-frame cameras

Image: Sigma Sigma has announced its newest optic, the 28-45mm F1.8 DG DN Art lens for E-mount and L-mount cameras. The lens covers a wide-to-standard focal range, and Sigma claims it’s the first constant aperture F1.8 zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. Sigma is setting high expectations for this lens, claiming that it achieves image …

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We Review the Godox Lux Elf: A Great Value Flash for Beginners

If you’re thinking of buying your first flash, the Godox Lux Elf might just be the perfect choice. This new flash is easy to use and priced competitively. It’s compatible with a wide range of cameras, including Fujifilm, Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, and even film cameras. In this review, I’ll discuss its features, what’s in …

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Chinese Drone Photographer Charged Under Controversial US Espionage Act

The United States Justice Department has charged a Chinese national under the Espionage Act for taking photos of a military installation using a drone. In an excellent article, WIRED details the ongoing legal case of Fengyun Shi, which puts yet another wrinkle in the complicated relationship between the United States federal government and Chinese authorities. …

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Solar eclipse photography | The essential guide for photographers

On July 18, 1860, when the British astronomer Warren De la Rue set out to photograph the total solar eclipse at Rivabellosa, Spain, he brought with him hundreds of pounds of equipment, including 113 pounds of engineer’s and carpenter’s tools; 139 pounds of water; lamps, lamp-oils, and wine weighing in at around 73 pounds; a …

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