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Peak Design Kickstarter offers 'hassle-free' Slide and Clutch straps

DP Review News - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 18:13

San Francisco-based Peak Design will release a couple of new camera straps, the Slide and Clutch, in October following a successful funding campaign on Kickstarter. The Slide is a quick-connecting shoulder strap for cameras of any size, while the Clutch is a smaller hand strap designed for use regardless of whether the camera has a battery grip. Read more

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Gas masks and outdoor baths: family life in rural Poland in pictures

Sebastian Luczywo has captured striking photographs of his family's farm life in Poland. Here are his most heartwarming shots, from chickens that make music to magical forests

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PhotoshopUser TV: Flood Plug-In and Puppet Warp – Episode 384

Photoshop User TV - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 15:23

Pete demonstrates the various types of water effects that can be achieved by using a flood plug in, and Corey gives a tutorial on how to seamlessly alter a copied image of a seagull utilizing the puppet warp feature.

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Rich and Poor: America's great social divide in pictures

Jim Goldberg's photographs show both sides of the wealth gap in 1970s and 80s San Francisco, from lonely countesses to three poverty-stricken musketeers

The photographer who caught the heartbreak on both sides of America's social divide

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The photographer who caught the heartbreak on both sides of America's social divide

Jim Goldberg took hundreds of portraits of San Franciscans for his series Rich and Poor, then asked his subjects to comment on their photos. Their reflections are poignant and painful

Rich and Poor: America's great social divide in pictures

Jim Goldberg describes himself as "a documentary storyteller". Often, the stories he tells are epic in scope: he spent 10 years among homeless young people in his native San Francisco for his series, Raised by Wolves. And his project Open See, which tells the stories of refugees, migrants and trafficked groups trying to find new homes in Europe (which he started in 2003 and won him the 2007 Cartier-Bresson award and the Deutsche Borse prize) still marches on.

Recently, Goldberg has been digitising his huge analog archive, a process that has prompted him to re-edit his older series with the benefit of hindsight. A reworked version of Raised By Wolves, now an expensive collector's item, is promised, but the first fruit of this process is a new version of Rich and Poor (1977-85), which has been out of print since 1985.

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Photo highlights of the day

The Guardians picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

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Traffic doesn't stop play for young Brazil fans

Young people from the favelas of São Paulo tell the story of the 2014 World Cup through their photographs. Continue reading...
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Here comes the cavalry: Australian soldiers on horseback in London, 1915 and now interactive

In the latest from our weekly series of interactive photographs to mark the centenary of the first world war, Australian soldiers ride along Fleet Street on horses in November 1915. Before the war, Australian prime minister Andrew Fisher pledged support for the British Empire to 'the last man and the last shilling'. Early on, Australia took possession of German New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago. On 25 April 1915, the Australian Imperial Force landed at Gallipoli, Turkey. It became the country's first military campaign with significant casualties, resulting in the deaths of more than 8,000 Australians and 2,500 New Zealanders.

Photography then and now lets you move through time by tapping or clicking on a historic image to reveal the modern view

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Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography

DP Review News - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 11:00

With the popularity of drone photography ever increasing, curious hobbyists may be looking for a way to try it out without spending a lot. It's not the most expensive hobby you could pick, but $1000 for a DJI Phantom II and a GoPro Hero3+ is about the same cost as a mid-range camera and lens. Low-cost drones with built-in cameras seem like a great option for the curious. But do the price benefits outweigh the inevitable image quality and usability tradeoffs that come with a cheaper quad? Read more

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Undercats: cats and owners in purr-fect unison in pictures

Swiss photographer Sebastian Magnani, 28, has spliced the furry features of pet pussies with the head and shoulders of their owners. In a series called 'Undercats', Magnani shot the owners and their respective pets in the same portrait style. For this project he travelled for a week around Switzerland visiting the owners' homes to shoot them there.

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Sport picture of the day: expressions of defeat

With Andy Murray's straight-sets defeat to Grigor Dimitrov, it wasn't just a bad day for the defending Wimbledon champion but also for his fans watching on Murray Mount. The use of black and white seems to accentuate the emotion, and collecting the despairing faces together in a composite makes for an arresting image Continue reading...
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Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

DP Review News - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 18:43

Sony has lowered the price of its Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 premium superzoom. The MSRP in the US is now $998, down from $1299, and prices in Europe have dropped as well (though it's unclear if they're official). It's not known if this was a planned price reduction, or a reaction to the Panasonic FZ1000 which is about to hit store shelves at a list price of $899. Read more

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John Bulmer's best shot: a courtship ceremony in deepest New Guinea, 1962

'It's just like an English village dance the girl at the back clearly fancies the man who is after the other girl'

n 1962, I was on an assigment in Australia and got offered free flights to New Guinea, which was still seriously cut off. I jumped at the chance. At the time, the western part was in the process of being handed over to Indonesia, while the east was controlled by Australia.

I went to Mount Hagen, in the east, and found the people very friendly. Although they hadn't had much contact with outsiders, they had seen the occasional white person. There was the district officer, who was Australian, and the odd visitor to the local guesthouse. Today, I'm sure the place is overrun with tourists, but back then territorial boundaries were tightly controlled. The people couldn't walk into the next valley without getting killed by other tribes.

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Libya: The calm before the storm that blew away Gaddafi

When Charlie Waite accepted a commission from a mysterious client to photograph Libya, he did not realise he was creating a deceptively serene portrait of the country in the last days of the dictator
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When landscape photographer Charlie Waite left Libya in February 2011, at the end of a month-long assignment to make a coffee-table book, there were a couple of things he was in the dark about. He still wasn't sure who had commissioned him. And he had no idea he was leaving just 12 hours before the start of the revolution.

"It was brilliantly concealed, this powder-keg that was about to explode. It just wasn't evident," remembers Waite, who visited many of the places that would days later become the major flashpoints in the civil war including the eastern city of Benghazi. "It was just like a western city. Everyone was going about their business perfectly normally."

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The serene beauty of Libya in pictures

Award-winning photographer Charlie Waite documents the stunning landscapes of Libya taken in the days leading up to the revolution that deposed the dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 for an exhibition, Silent Exchange, at the Lyttleton Gallery until 16 August. All photographs: Charlie Waite photography.

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A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens

DP Review News - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 15:00

Lomography isn't a company we've historically talked about much on DPReview; with its emphasis on low-fi, 'shoot from the hip' photography using plastic film cameras, it's a long way from the typical interests of our readers. But last year the company came up with an interesting idea: to recreate a classic 19th century portrait lens for modern SLRs. The result is the Petzval 85mm F2.2, which is available now to fit Canon or Nikon SLRs. So what's it like? Read more

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: the shortlist - in pictures

Spectacular images bring new perspectives on phenomena from the aurora borealis to nebulae as far as 7,500 light years away

Celestial Dance by Dr Claus Possberg (Germany). In this spectacular image of the northern lights unfolding over a fjord, in Skjervøy, Troms, Norway, the vibrant colours are produced at various altitudes by different atmospheric gases, with blue light emitted by nitrogen and green by oxygen. Red light can be produced by both gases, while purples, pinks and yellows occur where the various colours mix and intersect.

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Photo highlights of the day

The Guardians picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

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Android L to feature Raw shooting and added manual camera controls

DP Review News - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 01:01

Details were thin from Google I/O last week about Android's plans for camera updates in its next OS release. Now with a developer preview of the new OS available, more information has emerged about what we can expect from Android's camera capabilities. Raw image capture is on the way, along with additional manual exposure controls. Read more

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