Photo FOMO: $5 photography insurance, a sleek, open-source 3D-printed camera

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Afraid of missing out on the latest photo industry news while you’re out, well, actually taking pictures? Photo FOMO (you know, Fear Of Missing Out) is all the news you might have missed this week, published on the weekends. Alongside the biggest stories of the week, like the end of Canon’s film camera era, PicsArt’s custom stickers and the availability of DJI’s latest stabilizer, find briefs on the latest in accessories and photo industry news from this week with Photo FOMO.

Pro photographers can now book insurance on-demand for as little as $5

Liability insurance cuts out some of the worry for professional photographers — but what about new pros who don’t have a full calendar of shoots? Verifly is a new on-demand insurance platform for freelancers, including photographers and other artists. After starting in 2016 with on-demand insurance for drone pilots, Verifly expanded to additional freelancers on May 23. The platform’s new iOS and Android apps allow photographers and other freelancers to book on-demand insurance that starts at $5 an hour.

Verifly says insurance hasn’t evolved with the workplace, with a forecast of 60 million people in the U.S. working as their own boss by 2020, but with insurance still only sold by the year. The app allows users to choose from five different work categories, choose times from one hour up to one month and choose a $1 million or $2 million business liability coverage. Policies are underwritten by Markel. Verifly is launching with coverage in 11 states, with plans to expand to all 50 states next year. The current states include Alabama, Arizona, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Utah.

Fujifilm is reliving the 2000s with the Mouche Gallery

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Fan of the decade at the start of the new millennium? Fujifilm will sponsor an exhibition by fashion and celebrity photographer Markus Klinko called “2000’s” celebrating images from the decade. Alongside featuring Klinko’s work from the decade, the gallery was captured entirely on Fujifilm cameras and even printed on the Fujicolor Crystal Archive Pearl Paper. And while the Fujifilm GFX 50S wasn’t around in the 2000s, the exhibit will also include a collection shot with the medium-format mirrorless.

The gallery opens on June 15 and runs through June 30 at the Mouche Gallery in Beverly Hills, California. On Saturdays during that two-week stretch, Klinko will host discussions for photographers, with one focusing on mirrorless cameras and another on high-speed sync.

Firmware fix coming for Tamron’s 28-75 Sony E Mount Lens

On Wednesday, Tamron released a statement apologizing for autofocus issues with the company’s new 28-75mm f/2.8 Di III RXD for the Sony E Mount. The problem, the company says, occurs mainly when recording video. The company says they are investigating and expect to release a firmware update to fix the issue “very shortly.”

This 3D printed medium format camera actually looks good

3D printers allow photographers to create their own camera, but often at the cost of aesthetics. Hand-crafted camera designer Dora Goodman, however, has just created an open source 3D printed camera that actually doesn’t look like an obvious DIY project. The Goodman One uses 120mm format film with side bellows that can be used for focusing. The camera works with Mamiya Press lenses. As an open source project, Goodman is encouraging other photographers to develop their own add-ons and other pieces.

Peak Design updates the popular Everyday Messenger bag

Peak Design bags are popular enough to make the company the second-highest crowdfunded company yet, and now the brand has an update for the popular Everyday Messenger bag. The bag continues the favorites of the original, including the magnetic closure, weatherproof shell, and Capture clip. But version two makes a few tweaks. The back of the bag now has a luggage pass-through for sitting on top of rolling suitcases. The bag’s dividers are also enhanced, along with some of the fabric on inside pockets. The company says the exterior also has enhanced weatherproofing. And if those changes don’t sound like enough, photographers can pick up the first one at a $20 discount while supplies last. The Everyday Messenger V2 retails for $250 for a 15-inch and $220 for a 13-inch model.


Researchers made a tiny polarization camera that sees what humans can’t

How well can the cameras in self-driving cars see camouflaged or transparent objects? A new polarization camera developed by researchers at Harvard could help improve the accuracy of machine vision.

From point-and-shoot to DSLR and mirrorless, here's how to choose a camera

Looking to buy a new camera? Our comprehensive camera guide has answers to any camera or photography questions you might ask, whether in regards to pricing, image quality, or weatherproofing.

Get your photos off your phone and on your PC with these tips

If you haven't already, you should back up your photos to a computer. Here's how to transfer photos from an Android phone to a PC using third-party services and a wealth of storage devices.

Not sure if Amazon Prime is right for you? Here is everything you need to know

So what is Amazon Prime? Is the premium membership really worth the cost of admission? With Prime Day, Prime Photos, Twitch Prime, and more, it might be worth jumping on board Amazon's all-inclusive membership program.

Amazon cuts $177 off the Canon Pixma Pro-100 printer ahead of Prime Day

If you’re in need of a printer than can produce photos that are as stunningly realistic as they appear on screen, one viable option is the Canon Pixma Pro-100. It is currently available on Amazon for the great price of $323.

Sony’s 35mm f/1.8 lens is a portable, bright prime that’s perfect for travel

Sony's new full-frame FE 35mm F1.8 combines a wide angle of view and fast aperture with a surprisingly compact design, weighing just 9.9 ounces and measuring 2.9 inches long. It ships in August for a price of $750.

Luminar’s A.I. tools expand for Photoshop, Lightroom via updated plug-in

Eyeing Luminar's A.I.-powered tools, but not keen on abandoning your current Adobe workflow? Luminar Flex is a plug-in that brings several Luminar tools to Photoshop, Lightroom, Photoshop Express, MacOS Photos, and Apple Aperture.

Everything you need to know to decide if a DSLR is right for you

So, you've heard the term and discovered all of the gadgets that go along with one, but what exactly is a DSLR camera? We answer that and more in our thorough guide on digital single-lens reflex cameras.

These Android apps will get your photography game on point

The best camera is the one you have with you. More often than not, the one you have with you is the one that's inside your smartphone. To help get the most from your smartphone, we rounded up the best camera apps for Android device.

A Leica cheaper than the competition, the V-Lux 5 is a versatile zoom

With a larger 1-inch sensor mixing with a 16x zoom lens, the Leica V-Lux 5 is designed as a versatile bridge zoom. And while Leica and "cheap" are seldom used together, the V-Lux 5 actually costs a bit less than a competing camera.

Under 1 pound, Sigma Fp is the world’s smallest full-frame camera

Built around the Leica L mount and using a 24-megapixel sensor, the Sigma Fp is Sigma's first full-frame mirrorless camera and the smallest such camera in existence. It can shoot 18 fps bursts and offers 12-bit RAW video output.

The best photography lighting for 2019, from speedlights to studio strobes

Light can make or break an image -- or break the bank -- but choosing the right lighting gear can be confusing. Here are our picks for the best photography lighting, from inexpensive kits to high-end portable studio lights.

Sigma’s new full-frame mirrorless lenses mix bright apertures and smaller bodies

Sigma already adjusted 11 existing lenses to fit full-frame mirrorless cameras — but now the company is launching a line dedicated to the more compact body style. The Sigma 35mm F1.2 Art is the company's brightest aperture lens yet.
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