Ep. 82: Hasselblad Set to Make a Bold Move

by admin June 19, 2016 at 11:00 pm

Since Hasselblad confirmed they would announce a “game changer” on June 22nd, speculation and unconfirmed specs have been flying around the photo industry with the kind of un-bridled fury that usually precedes a big let down. Thing is, the more we hear about the upcoming camera the more intrigued we are.

Buying a professional portrait lighting setup like the much-loved Kino Flo lights is just not within everybody’s budget, especially if you want LEDs. But you can actually build a reasonable alternative for just a couple hundred bucks and about an hour of manual labor.

This is the cheapest yet most effective photography hack I can think of. Step one: get disc reflector. Step two: cut lens-sized hole in said reflector. Step three: profit.

The Queen of England decided to wear a solid green outfit for her 90th birthday celebration last Saturday, and Photoshoppers across the Internet all smirked in unison before taking full advantage of this “green screen” opportunity.

Ever notice how food at McDonald’s never looks like the ones pictured in advertisements? Here’s a behind-the-scenes video that offers a look at how McDonald’s burgers are photographed.

Today, a week after an exhibition titled ‘Bourne and Shepherd: Figures in Time’ came to a close in the plush locality of south Delhi, India, Bourne and Shepherd, Asia’s first and the world’s longest functioning photography studio, is closing up shop in Kolkata after 176 years.

Nick Ut’s ‘Napalm Girl’ photograph is one of the most iconic conflict images of all time, and this short video shows you the horrifying moments before and after the photograph was taken. (Warning: The footage in this video is graphic and upsetting — proceed at your own risk.)

The Jupiter 21M is the real deal… assuming you have the biceps to wield it. A 200mm f/4 lens from the Soviet era, it captures exquisite details and will only set you back between $30 and $100 on eBay.

We wouldn’t use the word “prosumer” to describe Hasselblad, but fresh reports claim that might be changing very soon. It seems Hassy will be breaking into the prosumer market with a brand new camera, and it could happen as soon as the middle of next week.

Here’s your dose of irony and humor for the day, plus a handy tip to top it all off. First, the tip: always secure your stands — for both safety and financial reasons, this is a good idea if you think there is ANY chance whatsoever that they might be knocked or blown over. Okay, now for the humor and irony.

National Geographic is, without a doubt, one of the foremost authorities in the world of photography. So when they rank their top 10 cameras for travelers, the entire photo industry perks up its ears and pays special attention to see what they have to say.

You open the box and there it is; a new digital camera. You’ve wanted to be a professional photographer for a long time and now is your time. This camera is the symbol of your next step.

When the Apple Watch first came out, Apple saw no reason to make it bulkier by putting a camera into the tiny device. But according to a patent published this week, the company may have changed its mind.

Instagram boasts over 400 million users now and has never been more popular. But even though user growth charges forward, the interaction rate by users appears to be trending downward. A new study reports a 33% drop in Likes and Comments over a one year period.

When people say 9-year-old Regina Wyllie is a wedding photographer, they’re not being loose with the word “photographer.” The young photographer is already being requested by brides who hire her pro photographer dad.

Struggling to understand your love life (or lack thereof?), this funny little photography meme helps explain things in terms us photo nerds understand: camera lenses.

I will begin by saying that my intention is not to attack Steve McCurry or defame him in any manner. It is only an attempt to clear certain facts that have come to light regarding his work and to also raise certain questions on aspects that may or may not have been missed, but certainly have not been expressed till now… at least not publicly.

The Canon 5D Mark IV is one of the most anticipated DSLR releases on the horizon, and yesterday we got our first peek at what kind of specs the full-frame SLR may be sporting when it finally makes its debut in about 4 months.

Mia McCormick and RC Concepcion, two of the most beloved photo and video educators in the world, are starting fresh. After being laid off from Kelby Media Group in February, RC and Mia have become co-owners of Fotopromos, where they’ll bring their expertise to bear adding a top-notch educational element to the website.

The Lion City II – Majulah is a photographic love letter to Singapore; actually, love novel might be more appropriate. A time-lapse overflowing with creative camera work brought together with brilliant editing, it’s not an understatement to say photographer Keith Loutit just raised the timelapse bar.

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