Nikon just kicked off one of their biggest lens sales of the year! Some of the discounts look really appealing – others, not so much. I’ll break it down lens-by-lens with my recommendations below. I should mention in advance that not all of these sales are completely new; a few of them have been going
What is the oldest profession in the world? Although the most common answer to that question is… well, a different source of livelihood, I’m not far from the truth when I say it’s fishing. We can find depictions of fishing on cave walls, as well as in the tombs of the ancient Egyptians. NIKON D300
This September, 500px Licensing photographers have the opportunity to win big! Licensing Rush is a race for photographers to add fresh and stunning content to their commercial Portfolios, as they compete to be the contributor with the most newly submitted and accepted Licensing photos. We’ll be looking at all photos submitted and accepted to Licensing
Last month, the 500px team hosted our second Licensing webinar in our In Focus series. In Focus dives deep into various Licensing and commercial themes to break down topics and concepts aimed to help photographers develop their portfolios with content types image buyers are looking for. Our latest webinar, In Focus: Capturing realness in commercial
A new video uploaded to Twitter Friday shows a stunning lightning show on display in the eye of Hurricane Lee. The video, which appears to have been recorded on Thursday, September 7, shows lightning brightening the entire miles-wide eye of the storm. Through flashes, the circular wall of clouds is seen brightly lit up for
After 30 years of software development, ACD Systems has announced the latest version of its flagship photo editing application, ACDSee Photo Studio Ultimate 2024. The latest version of Photo Studio Ultimate has received numerous updates and new features, including three new tools powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Photo Studio Ultimate 2024’s AI Keywords, AI Sky
Did you know that you can capture 48 MP HEIC files, not just ProRAW DNG files, on your iPhone 14 Pro? No? Well, neither did I until I started to wonder about this possibility on a recent vacation to the beach with my family. Since Apple introduced ProRAW and their latest jaw-dropping 48 MP sensor
Outdoor engagement photography is one of my favorite aspects of being a wedding photographer. I get to shoot environmental portraits in beautiful places without the constraints of a wedding day. Additionally, I get to spend time with my couple getting to know them and their interests in a low-pressure environment. These tips for how to
CFexpress 4.0 cards are already entering the market this year with the promise of much faster read and write speeds. While that sounds great, it is going to be a while before photographers and filmmakers can really take advantage of it. On August 28, the Compact Flash Association (CFA) announced the specification for CFexpress 4.0
The Game Boy Camera might be over two decades old at this point, but it has plenty of usefulness. It could be a webcam in 2023, for example. Federico Viticci tested iPadOS 17, which will officially launch this month, and its new USB Video Class support with none other than an original Game Boy Camera.
Motorised pan-tilt heads typically come in two flavours. They’re either fairly small and compact with a somewhat limited feature set, or they’re ridiculously huge, designed for broadcast cameras, costing tens of thousands of dollars. Nikon subsidiary, the UK-based MRMC, is looking to bridge that gap. The MRMC SR-1 is a small robotic head providing pan
Can you achieve beautiful background blur with a small sensor? Yes, you can. According to this video by the Koldunov Brothers, small sensors produce more background blur than larger ones. However, you may not fully appreciate this blur because too little of it fits into the frame. But of course, it’s more complicated than that.
Camera carts are wonderful things when working in the studio or at certain locations. That is to say, locations with a lot of flat ground that small wheels work on. Proper studio carts, however, can be expensive. There are plenty of roller carts out there for other purposes, that are much less expensive and can
For an upcoming article, I have prepared an interesting look into the past. I got my hands on a Nikon D3 camera and I had an idea that… well, I don’t want to spoil it. Instead, I want to share a curiosity with you. When I downloaded the D3’s photos to my computer, I discovered
Have you ever tried to imagine the outcome of a battle between two armies whose weapons and military strategies are separated by a century of development? Having recently got my hands on Nikon’s first full-frame flagship DSLR, the famous D3, I decided to try a similar experiment. For its competitor, I chose the Nikon Z9.
The world of 100mm macro lenses a crowded one. From name-brand to third party options, there are dozens of options for all budgets and requirements. Yet among that crowd, the TTArtisan 100mm f/2.8 ultra-macro tilt-shift stands out thanks to the wide array of features packed into the lens, including 2:1 macro capabilities, tilt and shift
The Insta360 X3 is an interesting action camera. Even though it targets the GoPro in some ways, it is a radical departure in terms of form factor, thanks to a pair of fisheye lenses on the front and back. Does it deliver on the promise of 360-degree video, 360 panorama capture, and good image quality
Every year, the website Your Perfect Wedding Photographer runs an industry survey to gather data directly from photographers. According to their most recent survey, wedding photographers spend about ten hours capturing pictures on the day of the event, two hours culling those photos, and a whopping fourteen hours on editing. Business and administrative duties eat
500px strives to capture authentic representation within the global experience. As part of the 500px Commercial Grants program, we provide photographers with opportunities that encourage inclusivity within commercial photography. 500px is awarding five $1,000 US Commercial Grants to photographers who best capture diverse, real-life moments through their photos. A Day in the Life 500px photographers
“I will never forget this interaction with a humpback whale and her calf in Tonga,” the nature photographer Chun Chau tells me. “While the mother rested at a deeper depth, all of a sudden, the baby calf swam up from the bottom at full speed and breached—a few feet in front of me—to play.” For