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Authentic, holistic, retro photography is in: Here are 2019’s predicted trends

The imagery we are drawn to and search for can illustrate where we stand as a society, and predicting what will trend is important for creatives to stay ahead of the curve. According to recent stock photography data, authentic and humanitarian images will be in high demand in 2019.
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Photographer Dixie Dixon on camera tech, inspiration, and shooting fashion

Fashion and lifestyle photographer Dixie Dixon has a knack for creating allure on sets. Take an inside look into how she works in this Q&A with advice for new photographers, working with models, and more. Hear Dixie Dixion's thoughts on camera technology and the mirrorless revolution.
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This Leica changed my mind on instant cameras. Here’s why

For being the photo industry's vestigial organs, instant cameras have grown surprisingly popular. They are impractical and wasteful, and yet inexplicably mesmerizing. The $279 Leica Sofort brings premium style (and price) to this phenomenon -- and it might just be worth it.
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True vision: An interview with celebrity photographer Matthew Jordan Smith

Photographing a celebrity is on many photographers' bucket lists -- so what's it like? Learn from celebrity photographer Matthew Jordan Smith in this interview. From gear to advice for newbies, learn how Smith went from shooting film to shooting film stars.
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From 8K to A.I., this is what might come to cameras in 2019

What will 2019 have in store for camera tech? Don't be too surprised if video hits 8K resolution and cameras begin to incorporate the same artificial intelligence features being used in smartphone cameras today. With many cameras overdo for an update, 2019 is looking to be an exciting year.
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Illuminate the dark: Pixel 3’s Night Sight vs. Mate 20 Pro’s Night Mode

Google and Huawei are using artificial intelligence to improve the quality of low-light photographs captured on their respective phones, the Pixel 3 and the Mate 20 Pro. While both are excellent, we pit Google's Night Sight vs. Huawei's Night Mode to find out which mode is better.

OnePlus 6T vs. Galaxy S9 vs. Pixel 3 vs. LG G7 ThinQ: Camera Shootout

The OnePlus 6T can match or even surpass other flagship smartphones in terms of specs and performance. How about with its camera? Can this $550 phone produce photos comparable to some of the best? We put it up against the Samsung Galaxy S9, LG G7 ThinQ, and Google Pixel 3 to find out.
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Camera Shootout: OnePlus 6T vs. Honor 8X vs. Pocophone F1 vs. Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

We took four smartphones from popular and upcoming Chinese brands to China, where we shot a selection of photos to see how each performed, and which would leave as the victor. The OnePlus 6T takes on the Honor 8X, the Pocophone F1, and the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro. Which takes the camera crown?
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Grit and gear: How Chris Hershman went from retail clerk to music video director

Filmmaker and music video director Chris Hersman recently sat down with Digital Trends to talk video, tech and Nikon's new mirrorless. Here's how he went from working a music retail job to working with bands like NEEDTOBREATHE and Switchfoot -- and how the latest technology impacts his work.
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MIT science photographer isn’t an artist, but her work could fill galleries

Presenting scientific research to the public isn't often easy, but having strong visuals can really help. Science photographer Felice Frankel doesn't call herself an artist, but her work has appeared in major publications and helped countless researchers communicate their findings.
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To capture nature’s insanity, this storm chaser built his own 16K camera rig

Sure, 16K cinema cameras don't exist -- but that doesn't mean you can't make your own. Storm chaser and producer Martin Lisius recently captured a 16K time-lapse film, compiling sequences of stunning supercell storms. Here's how he designed a custom rig and shot and edited the film in 16K.
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Get up close and personal with this telephoto lens for your phone

Moment is replacing its aging 60mm telephoto lens with a new 58mm tele lens, redesigned from the ground up for the latest iPhone, Pixel, and Galaxy smartphones. Mount it onto the phone -- via a Moment case -- and you're able to achieve 2x optical zoom, and even 4x zoom on dual-lens camera systems.
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Want the best low-light portraits? The iPhone XR bests the XS, but Pixel 3 reigns

Which phone has the best Portrait Mode? It's the feature that adds a blurred effect behind a subject. We took a look between the new iPhone XR, the Google Pixel 3, and the iPhone XS. Two of these phones have single-lens cameras, so lets see how they fare against a dual-camera setup.
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Camera shootout! Testing the latest Pixel, iPhone, and Galaxy Note in real life

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Is the iPhone XS camera really that much better? Definitely. See for yourself

Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max both have excellent cameras. How much better are they than the ones on the iPhone X? We pit them against last year's iPhone X to find out. The differences may be minuscule, but they certainly are substantial, and it's all thanks to one key feature -- Smart HDR.
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The race is on: Full-frame dominates Photokina (and could drive prices down)

If there's one trend in the photography world this year, it's full frame. Photokina 2018 brought not just new full-frame mirrorless cameras, but a full-frame compact with Lightroom built in. Explore all the new gear from Photokina 2018 -- and find out what the trends mean for the industry.
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Passion and tech took Terrell Lloyd from 49ers superfan to team photographer

A San Francisco native and lifelong 49ers fan, photographer Terrell Lloyd struck gold in 1994 when he got his first credential to photograph a game from the field after a chance run-in with a former player. He's now been with the team 22 years as the Senior Manager of Photography Services.
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Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless is coming August 23 — here’s what we know so far

Nikon's upcoming mirrorless camera has a touchscreen. Nikon is keeping a tight lid on details surrounding its upcoming full-frame mirrorless camera, but the latest teaser is the most revealing. Experts in the industry are speculating just what features the camera could have -- and how much it may shake up the industry.
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How iPhone photographers connect the world using only ‘basic’ gear

Aug. 19 is World Photography Day, marking progress from the daguerreotype to the iPhone. But how do today's photographers create a connection to viewers using basic gear that fits in a pocket? We talked to top iPhone photographers and influencers around the world to find out.
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A turn for the better: Loupedeck+ adds custom dials, more to Lightroom console

The Loupedeck+ improves on the original Lightroom console by adding welcome customization options and introducing support for Skylum Aurora HDR. What's even better is that it does this all at an even lower price of $230, while the first generation model has been reduced to just $180.
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For Monaris, it’s a photography career launched on an iPhone and Instagram

On Instagram, she's known just as Monaris. But street photographer Paola Franqui has built a following largely with an iPhone and a smile before growing into a mirrorless camera system. We sat down with Monaris to talk photography, style, Instagram and editing -- and where the name Monaris came from.
Moto G6 vs Nokia 7 Plus vs Honor 7X Camera Shootout

Moto G6 vs Nokia 7 Plus vs Honor 7X camera shootout

Speed is everything when you want to take a photo of a special, unlikely to be repeated situation. However, even if you’re fast enough to capture the moment, the resulting photo needs to live up to expectations. We test the cameras on the Moto G6 against the Nokia 7 Plus and the Honor 7X. Which reasonably priced phone will win the day?
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Colby Brown isn’t afraid to fail (or fall) in pursuit of the perfect travel shot

Colby Brown has photographed Iceland more than two dozen times, captured (on camera) Jaguars in Brazil, lead National Geographic expeditions in South America. But what advice is does the travel photographer have for the photographers just starting out? We sat down with Colby Brown to talk photos, travel, style, and editing.
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How Huawei and Leica made a camera phone so good, we ditched our DSLR

Co-engineered with Leica, the cameras in the Huawei P20 Pro have proven to be a step above other smartphones. To figure out what makes this Android phone so good as a camera, we traveled to Wetzlar, Germany where we learned how Leica’s experience, technology, and passion all played a role.
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Nikon P1000’s 125x super-zoom lens is both ridiculous and awesome

Yesterday, a 50x zoom was a big zoom. But the 125x zoom lens on the new Nikon Coolpix P1000 makes other superzooms seem short in comparison. The lens is the equivalent of a 24-3000mm lens on a DSLR. So, just how crazy is a bridge camera with a 125x zoom lens on the front? Here's a first look.
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What the hell? How Jonathan Higbee shoots these impossible street photos

Photographer Jonathan Higbee has an incredible knack for finding quirky moments on the street. But it's not just his sharp eye and patience that bring results. When a scene unfolds before him, he also needs lightning quick reactions to catch it. We caught up with New York-based Higbee to ask him about his work.
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‘North of Nightfall’ is a first for mountain biking, and a first for filmmaking

High in the Arctic Circle on the uninhabited island of Axel Heiberg, four mountain bikers and a film crew set out to make a movie the likes of which had never been done before. Armed with Hollywood-caliber gear -- and nerves of steel -- they had just one chance to get it right.
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How broke college grads made animation software used in Jurassic Park and Iron Man

Chances are, the last movie you watched probably used a software created by a bunch of broke college graduates 25 years ago. Adobe After Effects is now celebrating 25 years -- and has come a long way when designers left a single animation to render overnight. Here's the story of how a broke start-up created the now widely-used software.
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Your phone’s flash has nothing on the powerful, pocketable Lume Cube

The Lume Cube is a small yet powerful light that’s Bluetooth controlled, adjustable, and waterproof down to 100 feet. While not quite perfect, its bright LEDs pack a big punch of light in a small size and expands the creative potential of your phone without adding too much bulk.
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Rebel entry-level camera showdown: Canon EOS Rebel T7i vs. T6i

The Canon EOS Rebel T6i and T7i look nearly identical. Both are built around 24-megapixel sensors, have 3-inch touchscreens, and similar controls. Yet one costs $200 more than the other. So what’s different between the two, and are you really getting more for your money with the T7i?
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LaCie DJI Copilot backs up your photos and videos, without needing a computer

For photo and video creators spending days at a time in the field, a reliable media backup solution is a must-have. The LaCie DJI Copilot gives users 2TB of storage and can back up memory cards without the need for a computer or a power supply. It’s slower than an SSD, but its value is in peace of mind.
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Freefly Movi gimbal is designed for smartphone filmmakers

With the new Movi, Freefly has finally taken its turn at building a consumer-oriented gimbal, and the company’s years of experience building large stabilizers for Hollywood has paid off. The Movi offers a wealth of advanced features combined with an excellent app and great controls.
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Away from the studio? Alfred A.I. fixes bad lighting on phone photos

Can't fit studio lighting gear in your pocket? Relonch Alfred is an A.I.-powered app that helps correct bad lighting in smartphone shots by automatically making localized adjustments based on exposure and color maps of the image. Future versions of the app will also work with video.
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How to tackle street photography? First, lay off the excuses

Street photography can be a real challenge at times, and sometimes finding excuses not to go out with your camera can lead to weeks, even months, of never pressing the shutter. Here are 7 common excuses not to shoot the street, and how you can overcome them.