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Snapchat facial recognition could soon power a new portrait mode, code suggests

Snapchat can already recognize faces well enough to apply puppy dog ears and floral crowns, so why not use the technology to blur the background for a better selfie? Apparently, Snapchat is thinking the same thing. Reverse engineering of the Snapchat app recently uncovered a handful of potential features for the Snapchat camera. The biggest feature […]

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Nikon Z6 review

The Nikon Z7 was certainly the star of show when Nikon launched the mirrorless Z-series earlier this year, but there was another camera sitting next to the spotlight: the Z6. A little sibling to the Z7, the Z6’s full-frame sensor packs in fewer megapixels (24.5 versus 45.7), but it gets a boost in both shooting […]

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MIT science photographer isn’t an artist, but her work could fill galleries

Felice Frankel is an educator, photographer, and research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her passion for science started at a young age, eventually merging with her photographic experience and eye for design in a unique career as a science photographer. Since 1992, she has helped scientists better communicate their research and ideas through […]

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Canon EOS R

The two biggest names in photography—Canon and Nikon—sat on the sidelines and watched as Sony became the hottest player in the full-frame mirrorless world. That changed in late summer, with both companies debuting new systems. We’ve already looked at the Nikon Z 7, which is a solid first effort. The Canon EOS R ($ 2,299, […]

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The Best Digital Cameras for 2019

A New Camera-Shopping Landscape Buying a digital camera is a very different experience than it was a few years ago. Smartphone cameras keep getting better, so there are a lot fewer buyers out there for budget pocket shooters. And because of that, there aren’t that many good, inexpensive point-and-shoots. Meanwhile, entry-level SLRs have serious competition […]

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Luminar’s new libraries don’t even need you to manually import images

Previous Next Skylum Skylum Skylum Skylum Skylum Luminar finally has a digital asset management library — and photographers don’t even need to import images. On Thursday, December 6, Skylum opened pre-orders for Luminar 3, an update that brings the long-teased library tools to the RAW photo editor, effectively turning the program into a Lightroom competitor. […]

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Lens Rentals zooms in on the most popular cameras of the year

2018 brought a handful of new cameras to market, but which ones were the most popular? Lens Rentals recently shared its annual breakdown, which tracks the rentals over a one-year period. It showed growth for Panasonic and Sony, while other brands saw marginal declines in the percentage of rentals, including the most-rented brand, Canon. The […]

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Samsung Busted Using DSLR Photo to Market A8 Phone's Camera

Samsung has been caught trying to pass off a photo taken by a freelancer with a DSLR camera as an image taken by the company’s Galaxy A8 smartphone. The company was caught after the freelancer herself noticed the photo was emblazoned across the Samsung Malaysian website for the “A8 Star” handset. “My first reaction was […]

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Hotel chain offers an Instagram ‘sitter’ who will post photos for you

[embedded content] A new service offered by Ibis hotels in Switzerland appears to suggest that for some Instagrammers, the pressure to post amazing images on the social media site may be so huge that it’s ruining their vacations. To ease the strain, the hotel chain is now offering help in the form of a “social […]

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Full-frame mirrorless cameras just made their Hollywood debut with this thriller

Previous Next Full-frame mirrorless cameras have entered a new realm: Hollywood. The Possession of Hannah Grace, a Sony Pictures horror film in theaters since November 30, is the first feature film shot from start to finish with a full-frame mirrorless camera, according to Sony. The Sony a7S II shot the entire A-roll for the thriller, which […]

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Ride the rails and share your stories with Amtrak’s new social media residency

Have a passion for travel and a knack for telling stories? The new #AmtrakTakeMeThere social media residency program aims to highlight travel experiences from different travelers on Amtrak social media. Amtrak calls the program “an open casting call” to find travelers to share stories from aboard long-distance Amtrak trips. The program, Amtrak says, isn’t looking […]

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Photography News: Tiffen launches portable LED, COOPH designs heated photo vest

Tiffen Afraid of missing out on the latest photo industry news while you’re out, well, actually taking pictures? Photography News of the Week is all the news you might have missed this week, published on the weekends. Alongside the biggest stories of the week, like the tiny DJI Osmo Pocket and the new Capture One […]

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Capture One 12 launches ‘near-instantaneous’ masking tool in new interface

[embedded content] Masking local adjustments is one of the more time-consuming tasks in photo editing, but Capture One, the RAW photo editor from Phase One, claims to turn the task to one that’s “near-instantaneous” with a new tool. On Thursday, November 29, Phase One launched Capture One 12 with new masking tools, an enhanced user […]