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Film in a Digital Age: The Phoenix Film Revival

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“Ah, s**t!” Andrew Rogers shouts as he spills developer all over the table and onto his vintage yellow Kodachrome film shirt. Hidden in the back corner of the semi-popular “video game” bar, The Grid in Mesa, Arizona, he and three fellow film fanatics mix chemicals and develop E6 color positive ...

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I Photographed Cherry Blossoms… in Amsterdam

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I’ve been seeing lots of cherry blossom photos from many friends who are visiting Japan or Korea for their beautiful and famous cherry blossoms. I’m sitting here at home in the Netherlands for a change and figured I’d show how I don’t need to travel halfway across the globe to ...

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Instagram ‘Focus’ is Portrait Mode for Single-Camera Phones

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Instagram just released a new camera format called “Focus” that brings the magic of iPhone Portrait Mode-style portraits to single-camera smartphones. The feature is found as a new “Focus” option under the shutter button when the Instagram camera is open. It’s found between “Boomerang” and “Superzoom”. While in Focus mode, ...

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This Short Film Was Shot at 2520mm

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“Sun Moon London” is a beautiful 3-minute short film by photographer and filmmaker Luke Miller, who captured scenes of the sun and moon illuminating the city of London through a 2520mm-equivalent lens. Miller has been pointing his camera at his hometown for many years, and he often uses a very ...

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A Message to Portrait Photographers

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She came in for her senior session. Her hair was a mess of tangled waves, unruly and uncooperative. Her face was covered with freckles and dotted with acne. She wasn’t model proportions and the clothing she wore required careful adjustment to keep it from bunching up in places. She was ...

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Blackmagic Unveils a $1,295 Compact Camera That Shoots 4K RAW

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Blackmagic has just announced its Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, a Micro Four Thirds compact camera that puts 4K RAW recording in your pocket for $1,295. The camera is a long-awaited successor to the original Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera of 2013, which offered 1080p RAW in a tiny camera body. Inside ...

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Leica Unveils the Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35mm f/3.5–4.5 Lens

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Leica has just announced a new ultra-wide angle lens for its SL full-frame mirrorless camera system, the Super-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35mm f/3.5–4.5 ASPH. “While this ultra-wide angle lens is well-versed at capturing everything in a scene, its range of focal lengths makes it ideal for a diversity of uses, including landscape and ...

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ProGrade Digital Unveils World’s First 1TB CFexpress Card

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ProGrade Digital has just unveiled the world’s first 1 terabyte CFexpress 1.0 memory card. It’s the first company to publicly demonstrate CFexpress 1.0 technology at this capacity. The card was debuted and demoed at the NAB Show that just kicked off in Las Vegas, providing “solid proof that the industry ...

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