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A few weeks back, we told you about the brand-new Sony A7 III, the company's latest entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera. Described by Sony as being its "basic model", the A7 III is nevertheless a whole lot more than what the title might suggest. With this camera, Sony aims to get the fundamentals right even while keeping cost to a minimum. And having spent the best part of a week shootin
I’ve used diffusion filters for years but rarely for their intended purpose. If you haven’t heard of them before, diffusion filters are transparent glass or plastic sheets that go in front of the lens and diffuse the light as it enters the camera. The resulting images taken with a diffusion filter have an appearance of reduced contrast that ultimately looks hazy, offering a slightly d
Episode 263 of the PetaPixel Photography Podcast.Download MP3 –  Subscribe via iTunes, Google Play, email or RSS!Featured: Photographer and conceptual artist, Jessica L. DrakeIn This EpisodeIf you subscribe to the PetaPixel Photography Podcast in iTunes, please take a moment to rate and review us and help us move up in the rankings so others interested in photography may find us.Show O
I don’t usually go the negative Nellie with anything photo related, sometimes it’s best to keep your mouth firmly shut. But I’m not going to take it anymore, I’m as mad as hell, and I’m going to lean right out the window and shout it to the world, enough, I’m done with rubbish samples of film technology on the Web.The samples I have in this article are not what
Ever wonder how much the arts and photography contribute towards the United States economy? Wonder no more. According to a newly-published government report, the arts contribute over $763 billion to the economy, and photography represents over $10 billion of that total.Those numbers come from new data released earlier this month by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the National Endow
Chuck Westfall has died. A legend in the camera industry, Westfall was a photographer who served as a technical representative and advisor at Canon for decades.Nancy Winnings, Westfall’s sister, announced the news today in a Facebook post, sharing the above photo and writing: “This gentle man passed away today. He was a loving son, husband, father, brother, and friend. Service details
Chuck Westfall, 1952 - 2018 All of us at Imaging Resource are deeply saddened today to learn of the passing of Chuck Westfall of Canon earlier this morning, after losing a seven-year battle with kidney cancer. Chuck was truly a legend in the camera industry, a friend to all who knew him, and one of the nicest, most decent human beings I’ve personally ever met. Chuck was one of the very firs
How much sharpness and detail can you extract out of 8×10 large format slide film? Photographer Ben Horne was able to explore this question recently after he had one of his landscape photos digitized using a drum scanner. In the 10-minute video above, Horne pixel-peeps the massive 709-megapixel photo at 100% to analyze the sharpness.Horne’s photo was scanned by his friend Michael Stric
Gulf Photo Plus held another ShootOut at GPP Photo Week 2018 in Dubai last month, pitting three photographers (Nick Fancher, Zack Arias, and Caleb Arias) in the photography equivalent of a freestyle rap battle.With only 25 minutes to do their thing, the photographers were asked to shoot portraits of the same subject. But instead of having studio strobes or flashes, the photographers were only giv
If you thought that 40-50 megapixels was a lot, a high-resolution drum scan of one of Ben Horne's recent 8 x 10 slide film photos will awe you. His drums can was done by photographer Michael Strickland, who Horne highly recommends for high-resolution scanning work. Horne himself has an Epson flatbed scanner, which he states can make nice scans up to 100 megapixels. If you want something large is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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