Category: Photography

Introducing Mary Grace Varela:  360º Contributor of the Month – September – 360Cities Blog

Mary Grace Varela is a newcomer with a passion for 360º, a fresh face in the 360Cities community who has wasted no time in making her mark. Although we don’t yet know where she is from, her contributions during the month of September have been shot in the Philippines. Mary Grace officially joined our community …

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Bird AF, Auto Capture, Pixel Shift

Nikon just announced a major firmware update for the Nikon Z8, bringing it some highly-anticipated features from the Z9 and Zf cameras. The headlining features are a dedicated bird-detection autofocus option, the addition of Auto Capture (borrowed from the Z9) and a Pixel Shift shooting mode that allows capture up to 180 megapixels (borrowed from …

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Photographer Helga Paris, Who Captured Life in East Berlin, Dies at 85

Helga Paris’s work is from a different era. She photographed East Berlin after WWII when German papers preferred to show photos of a happier reality instead of what was really there. Helga opposed this trend and deliberately worked to capture what life was really like in Berlin at the time. Now, Helga leaves us at …

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DAY ONE: Overcoming a Fear of Speedlights

Alex Smith has been using a camera since she was 7 years old to document her life and the lives of her loved ones. She says, “as a photographer, there’s just one thing that makes me nervous that I have avoided for years: using my speedlight.” Buried in the bottom of a drawer for 11 …

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Why PhotoShelter is the Best Way to Back Up Your Entire Image Archive

What would you do if you lost all of your photos? Years of client work, building up your portfolio, telling stories that matter and precious memories – gone, just like that. It happens more often than we’d like to believe. Hard drives break or get lost, computers crash, and hackers hack. It’s downright unthinkable for …

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Nikon Zf added to studio scene: Digital Photography Review

As part of completing our Nikon Zf review, we’ve run the camera through our standard test scene, to see how it performs. As usual, this means it can now be selected from within other reviews, so you can compare it to the cameras of your choosing. The Zf is based around a 24MP full-frame BSI …

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An Amazing Costa Rica Photo Workshop!

Pura Vida is the watchword of the people of Costa Rica. “Pure life.” It springs, I feel from the boundless beauty of the place, and sense of renewal the sun and the rain bring, the two gorgeous sweeps of coastline, east and west, framing one of the truly serene and magical places on earth–the Cloud …

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Manage Risk Like an Entrepreneur

In this episode, we dig into the importance of taking creative risks. We all know that some risk is necessary. Simply said, you cannot stand out and fit in at the same time. If you’re not sharing your work, you’re hiding, and this tends to compound on itself. Once you start hiding, you stop growing. …

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Major Camera Company Urges Photographers to “Embrace” AI

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Mastering Photography: Beyond Gear and Comparisons

The endless quest for the “perfect” gear often overshadows the art of photography itself. This thought-provoking video delves into this dilemma, providing seasoned and amateur photographers alike with a fresh perspective on equipment choice and the pitfalls of comparison. Coming to you from Craig Roberts of e6 Vlogs, this insightful video takes a look at …

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An Amazing Two-Light Setup, Explained

This article was updated in December 2023 with contributions from John McIntire and Russell Masters. Lighting can make or break a portrait. In my experience, it’s often what turns an ordinary snapshot into a professional-looking image. Clamshell lighting is a technique that’s simple yet powerful, and it can take your photography to the next level. …

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