Facebook’s next big platform: Your camera
Aug11

Facebook’s next big platform: Your camera

Tweet Advertisement Facebook can’t build everything. For a decade, its strategy has been to provide the canvas, then let developers paint it however they want. That’s because there’ll always be another game. Another app. Another… selfie filter? The hot trend in consumer social networking has progressed from text update sharing to gaming to one-off utilities to basic photo sharing to now, when content creativity apps have taken the...

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This Is What It’s Like to Build a Large Format Camera Out of Plywood

Tweet I have had the itch to try large format photography again recently. I loved it when I was in college, but it’s a very pricy and time consuming pursuit. That said, I probably shouldn’t have spent any time watching these videos of Dieter Schneider who built his own large-format camera out of plywood. [embed https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=457 His process uses a CNC machine, which I don’t have access to, so at least I...

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New Gear: Canon PowerShot G7X Mark II Advanced Compact Camera

Tweet In addition to its new 80D DSLR, Canon is also announcing a the new G7X Mark II Advanced Compact camera. The new G7X Mark II has just about all the things you’d expect from a high-end compact. It has a 4.2x zoom (24-100mm equivalent field of view) zoom lens with a maximum aperture range of F/1.8-2.8. Behind that is a 20.1-megapixel, 1-inch CMOS sensor paired with Canon’s latest Digic 7 processor. The back of the camera is...

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Lighting Technique: Dustin Snipes Shoots a Clever Portrait of an NBA Star

Tweet Dustin Snipes “To light this shot of NBA superstar Anthony Davis appearing to dunk the sun, I had to use almost every tool in my arsenal,” says Los Angeles-based sports pro Dustin Snipes. “It was definitely one of the most technically challenging shoots, especially from a lighting standpoint, that I’ve ever done.” He and his client, Red Bull, spent months planning the project. Why so difficult? Because the magic had to happen in...

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Hands-On: The Pentax K-1 Full-Frame DSLR Is Here At Last

Tweet Back in October, Ricoh showed off a preproduction sample of the much-anticipated Pentax K-1 behind a glass enclosure at Photo Plus Expo in New York. Today, the long-awaited full-frame DSLR makes its debut along with two new lenses. The K-1 is built around a 36.4MP CMOS sensor with an ISO range up to 204,800 and a five-axis image stabilization system for which Pentax has found a variety of creative uses. Like Ricoh’s...

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New Gear: Canon EOS 80D DSLR and Redesigned 18–135mm Kit Lens

Tweet Canon has always had kind of a lot going on in the middle of its DSLR lineup. The 7D Mark II is geared towards sports photography enthusiasts, while the full-frame 6D handles the more portrait and landscape-oriented crowd. Now, Canon is updating its mid-level APS-C line to include the 80D, which puts a clear focus on hybrid performance across still and video capture. At the heart of the 80D is a brand new 24.2-megapixel CMOS...

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