Ep. 82: Hasselblad Set to Make a Bold Move

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ever wonder what it’s like to be the world’s fastest man winning a gold medal at the Olympics? Usain Bolt wants you to know.

After sprinting to victory in the 200m race today, Bolt proceeded to run over to the photographers’ pit, commandeer a Nikon DSLR from one of the photographers, and snap super wide angle views of what he was experiencing. The photographer, Jimmy Wixtröm of Aftonbladet (Scandinavia’s largest paper), left the event with memories of a lifetime and a memory card containing epic images that are the envy of many a sports photographer.

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.)

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Almost all the rumors surrounding Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 said that at least one of the models would come with a dual lens camera, opening up all manner of photography applications. But the Cupertino giant may have just scrapped those plans entirely.

When I was a little boy my mother taught me the first and most important rule of photography: always keep your back turned to the sun. It’s a funny thing I’d grow up to develop a romantic relationship with backlight. These are the confessions of a backlight lover, and how you can start your own amorous episode with it.

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.

Official White House Photographer Pete Souza recently sat down with BBC Newsnight to reflect on his experience photographing President Obama. By the time Barack Obama finishes his eight years in office, Souza estimates he will have taken nearly 2 million photographs of the President.

After exhausting all other avenues of complaint with Nikon, a D500 user in Germany has filed an official complaint and sent Nikon a “cease and desist,” claiming Nikon is engaging in false advertising when the company says its D500 has “integrated WiFI.”

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.

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