DP Review: Sony Alpha 7R II Samples Gallery.
You can tell better lenses are warranted in many shots. Zeiss does best. Must rent this camera when available.
NASA: The Moon Crossing the Face of Earth.
I have to laugh. I spent so much time spherizing and shading my Moon animations in the ‘90’s for the UN. Little did I know a 2D flat Moon with a crappy hard-edge black dupe as a shadow would look more realistic. I’d’ve been fired for turning in this kind of work! Bright side [mine, not the Moon’s] - it was all overtime pay anyway.
Dazed: Why are photographers so obsessed with youth?
Well, perhaps because we have all been young. Bigger audience. Not everyone’s survived to old age.
Guardian.UK: Drone’s heroin delivery to Ohio prison yard prompts fight among inmates.
DP Review: Fujifilm X-T10 Review.
Of interest. Most of the X100T, at a slightly lower cost (and lower weight).
DSLR Video Shooter: Panasonic GH4 vs G7 Video Review.
Italian Ways: The spectacular Lame Rosse.
Adobe: Lightroom CC 2015.1.1 is now available.
There’ve been some annoying bugs ... this repairs some of them, so be sure to update.
Later: Note, it has *not* shown up in my CC widget yet. Waiting. Impatiently.
DP Review: Nikon introduces 24-70mm F2.8 VR, 24mm F1.8 and 200-500 F5.6 FX lenses.
The price on the 24-70! Mega-ouch. It’s like the DSLR manufacturers are trying to maximize what’s left of their profits (in the face of growing mirrorless sales and their own lack of preparedness for the threat) by gouging lens prices ... ?
EOS HD: Hands on with the Sony A7R II.
Macworld: Capture One Pro 8.3 review.
Having Macworld review Capture One is like having Consumer Reports review an F1 race. You wonder why. “Aperture replacement” my eye. Those who shoot tethered in studios love Capture One. The editing features are complex and much more subtle than the Adobe offerings. The workflow is decidedly different, so you kind of have to go all-in if you’re going to use it. New is the subscription feature, which means I could grab it for three months ($75) for specific shoots.
DP Review: Quick Review - PhotoKeeper.
Looks interesting; waiting for someone to post a workflow experience.
Luminous Landscape: Making People and Other Things Go Away.
If you’ve not heard or used the technique before. Pretty nifty, but does require exacting technique up-front. Don’t bump that tripod too hard. Mirror lockup adds a bit of crispness, too.
my pen is a pistola: Punks in their homes.
I give you ... Iggy Pop vacuuming. [bottom image]
Northrup Photo: Life with a 50 Megapixel Camera.
LuminousLandscape: Canon 5Ds Review Through Print Performance.
“... people who buy prints don’t carry a magnifying glass with them – they look at what the picture is about and what it means to them. It’s a bit of a tough pill to swallow for some photographers, but most people couldn’t spot the differences in print quality between good and superb if it fell on them.” Great article, LL.
EOSHD: Canon profits down 16%.
... that Tumblr’s “Recommended Blogs” widget can guess my preferences better than Google, Facebook or Twitter. Combined.
EOSHD: Hands-on with the new Metabones Speed Booster Ultra.
One reader noticed.
On July 19, one of my photographs got in the NY Times. Elana Resnick and Will Nomikos were resident scholars here in Santa Fe, at the School for Advanced Research. I offered to take their engagement portrait while they were here. Will and Elana are both sweethearts; smart as whips, fantastic to brainstorm with. They restore my faith in the next generation shepherding our world to a better plane. Congratulations, E and W!!! Best wishes for a fantastic future.
Later: Irony. I can’t see it, because I’ve overstayed my non-paying outside-of-paywall status. Readers, let me know if it looks good.
Photo shoots this morning; links later.
Busy Thursday. Not sure what I’ll need for today’s shoots, so I’m hauling *everything*.
LensRentals.com: Variation Measurements for Telephoto Lenses.
My gracious. Older lenses, significant variation. Impetus to buy newer models for any given focal length.
PDN: Taylor Swift Changes Photo Contract in Face of Outrage.
Photo Attorney: Must Watch - “Everything You Know About Copyright Is About To Change”.
Mashable: Google will shut down Google+ Photos next month.
FYI. If you have anything unique stored there, copy off your stuff sooner than later.