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From 8K to A.I., this is what might come to cameras in 2019

Pixabay With Canon, Nikon, and Panasonic jumping on board, 2018 was undoubtedly the year of full-frame mirrorless. Now that a handful of companies have managed to cram large, high-resolution sensors into (relatively) compact camera bodies, what’s next for the camera industry? The answer may not come exclusively in the form of new hardware. With many models […]

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Check out this astonishing 195-gigapixel image of Shanghai

Shanghai, with The Bund at the bottom of the picture. BigPixel Gigapixel images let you zoom in to all parts of the photo to view it in astonishing detail, and this latest one from Chinese firm BigPixel is certainly no exception. Showing the Chinese city of Shanghai and shot from atop the 230-meter-tall Oriental Pearl […]

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Illuminate the dark: Pixel 3’s Night Sight vs. Mate 20 Pro’s Night Mode

Smartphone cameras continue to excel, but one area that could use more improvement is low-light photography. In 2018, Google and Huawei offered solutions using artificial intelligence. The Google Pixel 3 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro will knock your socks off at how well they can capture photographs in poorly-lit conditions. We’re putting them head-to-head to […]

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Authentic, holistic photography is in: 2019’s upcoming photography trends

An example of Adobe Stock’s Creative Democracy trend Adobe Stock 2019 is just around the corner and data from the biggest searches in 2018 can help photographers, videographers, and other creatives determine which projects will resonate most. Looking at search data from 2018, stock photography companies like Adobe Stock and StoryBlocks are looking to search […]

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Photography News: Messenger fakes portrait blur, Palette comes to Capture One

Hillary Grigonis/Digital Trends 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 A.I.-created portraits, a Lego Leica, and 4G for […]

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Snap, snap, hooray! Google Photos doubles Live Album limit to 20,000 images

Catching up with family and friends this holiday season likely means an uptick in smartphone activity as you snap numerous photos for future reminders of fun meetings and fleeting moments. So it’s excellent news, then, that Google Photos has chosen to double the capacity of its Live Albums to 20,000 images, meaning that unless you’re […]

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The Best Canon Lenses for 2019

Which Canon Camera Do You Own? Before you buy a lens, you need to figure out which Canon lenses are compatible with your camera. The vast majority of consumers will be looking at EF-S and EF lenses, which are compatible with SLRs that use the APS-C sensor format. This includes the consumer-oriented Rebel series, as […]

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No, ‘volcano selfies’ are not a good idea (especially if it’s erupting)

Equilibriuman/123RF Grabbing a picture or fifty for your Instagram followers is all part of modern-day life, but going out of your way to grab the money shot isn’t always such a great idea. A report from the Royal Geographical Society this week suggests an increasing number of people are even making special travel plans with […]

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Sony A9 review

With an MSRP of $ 4,500 (currently on sale for $ 3,500), the A9 is Sony’s most expensive mirrorless camera, and also the best one for those who want to capture fast action. Packed with a 24.2-megapixel full-frame sensor, the A9 grabs up to 20 frames per second (fps) and has a world-class autofocus system […]

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Free online tool helps you automatically remove backgrounds from photos

Editing the backgrounds out of photos usually involves downloading software like Photoshop, but one web consultant and developer has come up with a free online solution. Appropriately named remove.bg, Benjamin’s Groessing’s new website will help you automatically remove backgrounds from photos and bring out your inner graphic designer. Today I'm launching https://t.co/PX30RBnfSm – a tool […]

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This device backs up DSLR photos using 4G and works as a wireless tether

[embedded content] Worried about corrupt memory cards and lost photos? Cambuddy Plus uses 4G and Wi-Fi to automatically backup images to the cloud while shooting, along with serving as a wireless teether, GPS, and remote controller. Wi-Fi add-ons allow cameras without connectivity the option to connect to a smart device, but with most new models […]

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Forget painting-style transfers, this A.I. creates realistic portraits of fake people

[embedded content] After selling the first artificial intelligence generated artwork earlier this year, deep learning algorithms are now tackling portraits — of made-up people that don’t exist. In a research paper, Nvidia recently shared the results of a generative adversarial network (GAN) trained to generate images of people while unsupervised. The concept is based in […]

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User-generated GoPro Hero7 Black highlight reel has all the feels

[embedded content] There is a certain stereotype that follows GoPro users around — one often associated with the words “adrenaline” and “bro” — but the company’s latest highlight reel showcases a softer side of its customers. The two-minute supercut is the first built entirely from user-generated content, submitted for GoPro’s Million Dollar Challenge, and the […]

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Camera crop factor: What it means and how to use it

Les Shu/Digital Trends If you’re in the market for an interchangeable lens camera, you’ve probably heard the term “crop factor” thrown about in reference to different formats. Basically, crop factor refers to how the field-of-view of a given lens changes with different sensor sizes. The term itself comes from the fact that a smaller sensor sees […]

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Grit and gear: How Chris Hershman went from retail clerk to music video director

Matt Scheffer Photography and music have long been part of Chris Hershman’s repertoire, but video took him by surprise. Now a filmmaker and photographer working with musicians like NEEDTOBREATHE, Switchfoot, Alabama Shakes, Betty Who, and more, Hershman says he moved from working a music retail job to producing music videos by mastering one task at […]