Second Sight. Migration and Scotland; Open Sessions 14 Jul 2013 11AM - 3PM Stills invites you to help create an online archive celebrating the diversity of people living in Scotland. As part of the Second Sight programme of exhibitions and events we would like you to share photographs of you and your families’ journeys to start a new life in Scotland. Join […]
Second Sight. Migration and Scotland; Open Sessions 22 Jun 2013 11AM - 3PM Stills invites you to help create an online archive celebrating the diversity of people living in Scotland. As part of the Second Sight programme of exhibitions and events we would like you to share photographs of you and your families’ journeys to start a new life in Scotland. Join u […]
We've just posted our review of the The Olympus PEN Mini E-PM2. The E-PM2 is an entry-level Micro Four Thirds system camera, with a 16MP CMOS sensor and full 1080 HD video. It's one of the smallest mirrorless cameras on the market and boasts 8 frames per second continuous shooting. This second generation 'Mini' is effectively the image qu […]
When homes are damaged, often the most important items cannot be replaced. For victims of fire, floods and other natural disasters, family photos are among the worst things to lose. Operation Photo Rescue brings together victims with professional photo editors to turn damaged images back into clear memories. Learn more on connect.dpreview.com.
Just posted: Our review of the Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD. In our latest lens review produced in collaboration with DxOMark, we look at Tamron's fast standard zoom for full frame cameras - the first in its class to include optical stabilisation. With its Ultrasonic Drive focus motor and drip-proof construction, it looks like a very tempting optio […]
Our friends and collaborators over at DxOMark have recently been looking into how lenses score on specific cameras, and the latest model they've examined is the Nikon D600. In a three-part article published at the end of last week, they investigate how 70 lenses from Carl Zeiss, Nikon, Samyang, Sigma, Tamron and Tokina measure up on the D600's 24MP […]
Flickr fans may find the lure of a free terabyte attractive, but they might be put off by the accompanying advertisements that support Flickr's new free account model. A major update to the photo sharing service has completely revamped the look of accounts and restructured the way users may pay for Flickr in the future. We take a look at the changes on […]
A cover image in the latest issue of the New York Times' monthly style magazine, T, has led to an interesting discussion about the newspaper's policy on photo retouching. While editors forbid any image manipulation beyond, 'minor color-toning and brightness' in news stories, retouches and removal of blemishes are allowed in the style maga […]
Lindsay Adler and Erik Valind, both working professionals and educators, have written a beginner’s guide to photographic lighting with an unusual conceit at its core. By structuring a book around a list of common challenges - what they call the 'top ten worst situations' - they've created a digestible, useful 'lighting 101' guide. In […]
At last week's I/O developer conference Google announced a number of upgrades to the photo section of its Google+ social network, including features such as 'Auto-Highlight', 'Auto-Enhance' and 'Auto'-Awesome'. To make the same experience available on its mobile platform the search giant has released an upgraded Google […]
Adobe Photoshop has become ubiquitous since its introduction more than 20 years ago, but it isn't the only game in town. In this article, we've selected 10 photo editing programs that aren't all as well-known as Photoshop, but which are well worth investigating if you're looking for other options. Click through for a link to the full arti […]
We've been fans of Aaron Johnson's comic strip 'What the Duck' for years. 'WTD' is one of the best satirical comic strips in the world, and we're pleased to announce that we'll be publishing it weekly on dpreview.com, starting today. Click through for the first in what we hope will be a long series!
Look into my eyes – and help us find the best examples of mind control in filmThis week's Clip joint is by writer Nia Jones; follow her on Twitter here.We've covered the workings of the mind on clip joint, but how about scenes involving manipulation of the human brain?1. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)This adaptation of Richard Condon's The Ma […]
Baz Luhrmann's high-society adaptation had little chance of surviving a box-office collision with the Fast & Furious franchiseThe winnerIt's not unusual for film franchises to hit their commercial stride with the second or third installment: Austin Powers and Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy are a couple of notable examples. But it' […]
A small independent cinema serving film-lovers in north CornwallThis week's Cine-files is from Lee Curtis, a West Country-born, freelance journalist currently based in north Cornwall. A Falmouth University film graduate and regular contributor to Big Screen magazine, West Briton and Sabotage Times. Follow him on Twitter here. If there's a cinema yo […]
Without superheroes or aliens, the F&F franchise has made speed, laced with rage, one of film's most beloved intoxicantsThe reason for the burgeoning success of the Fast & Furious films eludes some people. This apparently humdrum franchise manages without superheroes, intergalactic conflict, aliens, zombies, vampires or 3D. What has it got? Perh […]
As Cannes swings into full-throttle funhouse mode, there is much to like in this year's offerings, but the Coen brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis tops my list of competition contenders so farAt the Cannes film festival the showroom sits so close to the garage that the action in one bleeds through to the other. It's early evening and I'm sitti […]
Guillermo del Toro's robots v aliens smackdown promises to combine a little class with its Michael Bay-style pyrotechnics. It could be the moment the sub-genre grows upIt may not go down all that well in the world of Michael Bay, but Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim is fast shaping up as the Transformers it's OK to like. A new extended trailer […]
In my Lynda.com Macro and Close-up course, I cover the simple basics of reversing the lens you already have to turn it into a macro lens. This gives you an extremely easy way to start shooting macro, without having to invest in any special gear. If you give this technique a try, and find it [...]
There are a lot of small things in the world, and many of them make great photographic subjects, provided you know how to shoot at a macro scale with your camera. In this course, you’ll see all the basics of macro shooting. If you don’t have a macro lens, don’t worry, because the course starts [...]
Fuji's X-E1 is a great mirrorless camera that really gives SLR a run for their money, in terms of image quality and usability. I've been shooting with one for about a month now. Here are some of my thoughts about it.
While our topic of choice at this site is digital photography, when it comes to final output, I still want my photos on paper. These days, quality output to paper means inkjet printing, and in this course, I’ll walk you through everything you need to know to get fine-art quality inkjet prints. Whether you’re working [...]