The New York Times ran an article today about restaurants that ban customers from taking photos of their food. Sparked lots of discussion! Our friends over at Popular Photography put up a response post that addresses how to take photos of your food with two main goals in mind: to take better photos (no flash, people), and to take photos without disturbing other diners. It's a great little guide. Read it here.
We let you in on our favorite gadgets from CES 2013, and now our friends over at Pop Photo have made their picks for best camera gear of the show. It's full of amazing cameras and awesome accessories, like a super-tough filter. Take a look at the near-future of photography. [Pop Photo]
Via our pals at Pop Photo: Fujifilm released two new lightning-fast versions of the X-series advanced compact cameras at CES today. The X100 and the X10 come equipped with X-Trans CMOS II sensors that feature phase-detection autofocus pixels on-board. That makes the cameras' autofocus substantially faster--the "world's fastest," Fujifilm claims. Pop Photo will test it out to make sure.
Our buddies over at Popular Photography do a contest for readers to show off their best shots, and man, do they get some great stuff. Still-lifes, animal shots, action shots, landscapes--there's a huge variety of submissions here and they're universally awesome. Click through to see which of the hundreds of great entries took the big prize.
It's that time of year again--the time of year to take incredibly detailed macro shots of pointsettias. And what better camera to do it with than the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, the winner of Popular Photography's hotly contested "Camera of the Year" contest? The follow-up to one of the most important cameras in the history of photography, the Mark III bests its predecessor in every way, topping strong competitors on its way to the prize. Read more here.
It's that time of the year again! What time? Oh, it's the time to drop thousands of dollars on the best photography gear on the planet. It's a fun time, a festive time, a time for reflection and spending time with family and also going into debt to buy $3,500 cameras and thousand-dollar lenses and backpacks and flash setups and so much more. But what to buy? Pop Photo rounded up the best photography gear of 2012 for your perusal in this year's Pop Awards. Check out the winners here.
The goofy Samsung Galaxy Camera--a point-and-shoot with a 4.8-inch touchscreen and a full version of Android--came out of nowhere and actually impressed us. The interface is fast and efficient for changing settings, the screen is great, and the camera has some pretty decent optics to book (21x optical zoom lens, 16MP CMOS sensor). And we just got an email from AT&T telling us the camera will cost $499.99, either with or without a 4G data plan. Yoooouch. That's even more than the $450 Canon S110, the reigning champ of advanced compacts. We'll have a full review soon so you can see if it's worth it.