Photography

Loupedeck is a physical console for Lightroom photo editing

Loupedeck is a physical console for Lightroom photo editing

A new product called Loupedeck aims to revolutionize post-processing for photographers, offering physical controls that work with Adobe Lightroom. The console, as they call it, is similar to a keyboard, but with dials, knobs and buttons that correspond to various things in Adobe’s image-editing software. Rather than having to waste time scrolling, clicking through menus, and dragging on-screen items, photographers can edit their images using a simple, yet feature-heavy, console.

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Olympus reveals OM-D E-M1 Mark II pricing and release details

Olympus reveals OM-D E-M1 Mark II pricing and release details

Back in September, Olympus announced a whole bunch of details about its new OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera at Photokina 2016. Two of the most important details were missing, though: pricing and release date. Today Olympus is back with those very details, letting photographers know that they can get their hands on the OM-D E-M1 Mark II at the end of December.

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Glide CMRA strap adds two cameras to the Apple Watch

Glide CMRA strap adds two cameras to the Apple Watch

Some owners of the Apple Watch lament the fact that the wearable has no cameras on it for taking selfies or other images on the go. A company called Glide has a new product that will fix that omission and won't impact the runtime of the Apple Watch itself. The product is called the CMRA strap.

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The cool new tools Instagram won’t let you use

The cool new tools Instagram won’t let you use

Instagram has ramped up its efforts to monetize the photos users upload to their photo-based social network. Instagram is currently testing a system where brands are able to insert tags in photos. These tags link direct to a product page, which in turn allow the user to buy. Consumer-ready and aimed at making certain you're able to buy things as easy as possible.

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When to use Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 Plus iOS 10.1

When to use Portrait Mode on iPhone 7 Plus iOS 10.1

If you’ve updated your iPhone 7 Plus to iOS 10.1, there’s a cool new tool you can take advantage of. In the camera app, a new ‘Portrait’ mode adds a faux bokeh effect to your images that can really make your images pop like never before. It’s a fun feature, but many are complaining the feature blurs parts of the image that shouldn’t be. It’s a fair criticism, but the real problem is that Portrait mode isn’t good for every circumstance, and there are some heavy caveats we’re not paying attention to.

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I took Google’s Pixel XL on a photo tour down the Enchanted Highway

I took Google’s Pixel XL on a photo tour down the Enchanted Highway

I took Google's Pixel XL to the Enchanted Highway - and that's not a euphemism. I went to the road by the name of Enchanted Highway in North Dakota, where I used the Google Pixel to capture photos. What's here is a set of photos which show the Pixel's real world abilities - lens flares included.

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Chronos slow mo camera makes 21,000 fps more affordable

Chronos slow mo camera makes 21,000 fps more affordable

Forget your smartphone’s 120 fps slow motion feature. This little camera can shoot at 21,600 frames per second! Of course at a very low resolution. But even at 1,000 fps, the Chronos 1.4C already offers an impressive capability, which is all the more made impressive by what would be its price tag. Yes, $2,500 isn’t exactly cheap by any means, but it’s still considerably more accessible compared to similar cameras offering the same capabilities at a mind-blowing $30,000.

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iPhone 7 Plus update: Portrait Mode enabled

iPhone 7 Plus update: Portrait Mode enabled

Apple releases iOS 10.1 to the public for several devices including the iPhone 7 Plus with a new camera mode. The iPhone 7 Plus now has its own Depth-of-Field Effect in Beta mode with this newest update. This mode was first introduced by Apple at the event at which they also revealed the iPhone 7. This mode makes for some rather interesting results, especially if the photographer likes their photographs to look super fancy.

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Google Pixel XL VS LG V20 blind camera battle: Test the Best

Google Pixel XL VS LG V20 blind camera battle: Test the Best

Over the weekend we ran a blind photo battle with Facebook between two smartphone cameras: the Google Pixel XL and the LG V20. These battles took place in two ways, one of which showed close shots and asked the viewer to vote on which was "better." Pulled back full-frame photos were also shown with viewers voting in a similar manner, this time with photos separated in a gallery, voted on with "Likes."

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Birdie lets you (safely) throw your GoPro through the air

Birdie lets you (safely) throw your GoPro through the air

The best way to get aerial footage with your GoPro action camera is a drone. The thing is, drones are expensive and take training to operate safely, and newly enacted regulations have caused some to shy away from them regardless. Filling the void is a new shuttlecock-like contraption called Birdie (due to its obvious badminton inspiration), and it enables anyone to throw a GoPro into the air.

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Kodak Ektra is an Android smartphone made for photographers

Kodak Ektra is an Android smartphone made for photographers

The name Kodak has been tied up with photography and photography accessories like printers for decades. The company has stepped into a new product category with an Android-powered smartphone that is called the Kodak Ektra. This smartphone is aimed at photographers and is suitable for enthusiasts to experts claims Kodak. The Ektra is specifically tuned for the best in image quality and media management.

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Leica Q Titanium Gray, Summaron-M give homage to the old

Leica Q Titanium Gray, Summaron-M give homage to the old

More than a year ago, Leica unveiled the Leica Q, an impressive compact camera that, despite its size, boasted of a full-frame sensor. You’d think that, by now, it would have a Q II in the wraps. Apparently not. Instead, the famed camera maker has opted not to change a working formula, settling instead for changing appearances only with the Leica Q Titanium Gray, though with significant impact, nonetheless. And to emphasize that old doesn’t mean obsolete, it is launching the new Summaron-M 28 mm f/5.6 wide-angle lens as a throwback to a 50s product.

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