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The Polaroid SX-70 was the go-to camera for instant photography, and the Canon Rebel T5 is currently one of the most popular DSLRs on the market. What’s changed since then?


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Understanding the Difference Between Photoshop and Lightroom – Digital Photography School

Get in the Shot: Tips to Master Self-Portraits With Kids – Canon Digital Learning Center

The EOS M5 Hands On | Canon’s First Real Contender In Mirrorless – SLR Lounge

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review – The Huffington Post

Liza Gershman’s 30-Day Photo Challenge – Canon Digital Learning Center

World Press Photo: time for a change – Canon Professional Network

Seacam Housing for Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Now Shipping – Dive Photo Guide

Why I Can’t Use a Mirrorless Camera Professionally – Fstoppers

The Beauty of Morning Light – Canon Digital Learning Center

Canon Explorer of Light Tom Svensson – Canon Europe


Below: Fashion and portrait photography with Lorenzo Agius and the EOS 5D Mark IV – Canon Europe

Canon Australia’s “Tales by Light” photography series to run globally on Netflix

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Screenshot from the video. © Canon

More information here. Canon Australia press release:

Tales by Light Season One, produced in Australia, available on Netflix from 11 November, 2016

Sydney 10 November 2016:

Canon Australia is proud to announce that Season One of the brand’s locally conceived and produced photography adventure series, Tales by Light will be available to the global Netflix audience from 11 November.

Shot in stunning 4K resolution, Tales by Light Season One is a six-part series that follows five extraordinary photographers as they push the limits of their craft in little-known, little-covered and little-understood corners of the Earth.

“Having Tales by Light Season One available on Netflix is a wonderful acclamation of the quality and broad appeal of our Australian-made photography series and we are excited that it will now entertain millions of subscribers around the world,” says Canon Australia Director of Consumer Imaging and Executive Producer of the series Jason McLean. “This series is unique and started from our simple aim of celebrating the amazing visual storytellers who push the creative boundaries and it’s great that this concept resonates so well across regional divides.”

Prior to joining the Netflix documentary content line-up, Tales by Light Season One screened initially on the National Geographic Channel subscription network in Australia and New Zealand. Uniting exploration, photography and the natural world, Tales by LightSeason One was produced locally in 2015 and offers a rare glimpse into the eyes and minds of some of Australia and the world’s best photographic storytellers.

WHERE TO VIEW

Click here to watch Season One.

Click here to view the trailer

For additional content visit www.canon.com.au/talesbylight

To follow the adventure:
– Facebook
– Instagram @talesbylight #talesbylight

EPiSODE GUIDE

1. Submerged

World-renowned Australian underwater and nature photographer Darren Jew captures a Humpback Whale mating chase in Tonga and the 70-year-old wreck of a Mitsubishi Bi-Plane and active volcano in Papua New Guinea.

2. Tribes

Legendary nature and cultural photographer Art Wolfe captures the famous mud men and the Huli people in Papua New Guinea, and works on his human canvas project with the Surma people of Ethiopia.

3. Adrenaline

Prominent adventure sports photographer Krystle Wright captures the immersive world of free-diving in Vanuatu, athletes who appear to walk on air in the canyons of Colorado, and powered para-gliders on the flooded salt pans of Utah.

4. Wild

Legendary nature and cultural photographer Art Wolfe captures the great brown bear with the stunning backdrop of Alaska’s mountains and glaciers, immigrating wildebeests in the plains East Africa, and the hard-to-find gorillas of Uganda.

5. Himalaya

Masterful travel photographer Richard l’Anson captures an important religious festival and the Tigers of Bandhavgarh in the Himalayas, followed by the exuberant Festival of Holi in India.

6. Panorama

Leading landscape photographer Peter Eastway follows in the footsteps of Frank Hurley – the pioneering Australian photographer on Shackleton’s expedition to the south a century ago – to capture the wilderness and wildlife of Antarctica and South Georgia.

THE DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER

Abraham Joffe is an internationally award-winning Australian filmmaker who, along with his team from untitled film works, directed and produced Tales by Light. Abraham has garnered a strong reputation for his striking visual aesthetic and intimate storytelling style. He has always been captivated by the power of the moving-image, and knew from an early age that this would be his life’s calling. Abraham has filmed professionally in over 40 countries on all seven continents. He is also an experienced underwater filmmaker and drone pilot.

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS

Art Wolfe has photographed for the world’s top magazines such as National GeographicSmithsonian and GEO. Photographing creatures of the planet has been a major portion of Art’s life’s work spanning the past five decades.  In the words of Sir David Attenborough: “Art Wolfe’s photographs are a superb evocation of some of the most breathtaking spectacles in the world.”

Darren Jew is one of the world’s leading marine photographers. He has forged an impressive career having shot for the likes of Tourism Australia, WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and the CSIRO. His knowledge of the ocean and its creatures coupled with his adventurous spirit, makes a brilliant subject to document.

Richard I’Anson is an acclaimed travel photographer, founder of Lonely Planet Images and the author of Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Photography. His work can be seen all over the world with hundreds of book titles featuring his photography. As a travel photographer, Richard lives and breathes his profession and has photographed in nearly 100 countries across all seven continents.

Peter Eastway is an AIPP Grand Master of Photography best known for his exquisite landscape work. After learning his craft in the darkroom, he has embraced digital post-production to take a leading role in creating a new tradition of landscape photography. Peter’s work continues to be published and exhibited internationally, including Qantas The Australian Way magazine.

Krystle Wright is a pioneering extreme sports photographer, driven by a passion to capture unique perspectives and increase the visibility of the most extreme sports and athletes. On a continual quest to challenge herself and others mentally and physically, Krystle achieves remarkable images that give insight into the demanding and beautiful world of adventure photography that few people get to see.

Banner image credit: Abraham Joffe, Canon Master and series director / producer

You can test Canon cameras and lenses in a virtual reality simulator

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Do yo own an Oculis Rift? If you do, you can play around with a simulator app made by Canon, named “Camera Simulator by Canon Labs”.

You have the choice between three lenses and three cameras, and you can set all exposure and composition controls

Capture high-quality photos in a stunning virtual environment using authentic Canon cameras and lenses. Adjust manual settings like a pro to take the perfect picture. Choose from a combination of three cameras and lenses, each with their own specifications and features. Teleport to multiple vantage points and frame your perfect shot by leaning, ducking, and adjusting the zoom level of your camera. Stretch your creativity by adjusting the three corners of the exposure triangle; ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture. View your photos in full resolution on your desktop with the properly simulated exposure, motion blur, and depth of field.

The whole thing is very easy to understand and to play with The video below gives an overview.

Happy virtual shooting!

[via PetaPixel]

Canon Announces Firmware Updates for the EOS C300 and EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Cameras at NAB Show New York 2016

Canon Announces Firmware Updates For The EOS C300 And EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Cameras At NAB Show New York 2016

To learn more about the firmware updates, please visit usa.canon.com/nabny2016firmware.

Canon press release:

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 9, 2016 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced firmware updates for both the Canon EOS C300 and EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Cameras being showcased at NAB Show New York 2016, November 9 and 10 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. These firmware updates support a number of feature updates for users including improvement of accessory support, ease of use, Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) and creative flexibility.

Firmware updates are as follows:

  • The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera (EF-Mount) updates will allow various functions such as support for the Canon EVF-V70 OLED Electronic Viewfinder, WFT-E8 Wireless File Transmitter, Shutter Angle Priority, support for Zebra range at 65 percent or below, 2K Crop Audio Recording, Built-In Mic Audio off, and Peripheral Illumination Correction when using the new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens.
  • The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera (PL-Mount) updates will allow various functions such as support for the Canon EVF-V70 OLED Electronic Viewfinder, WFT-E8 Wireless File Transmitter, Shutter Angle Priority, support for Zebra range at 65 percent or below, 2K Crop Audio Recording, and Built-In Mic Audio off.
  • The EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera (EF-Mount) updates will allow various functions such as support for the WFT-E8 Wireless File Transmitter, Shutter Angle Priority, Grip Zoom Function when using CINE-SERVO 17-120mm EF-mount, CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm EF-Mount and COMPACT SERVO 18-80mm lenses, Auto Iris and Push Iris when using CINE-SERVO 17-120mm EF-mount, CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm EF-Mount and COMPACT SERVO 18-80mm lenses and Peripheral Illumination Correction when using the new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens.
  • The EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera DAF (EF-Mount) updates will allow various functions such as support for the WFT-E8 Wireless File Transmitter, Shutter Angle Priority, Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) when using CINE-SERVO 17-120mm EF-Mount and COMPACT SERVO 18-80mm lenses, Grip Zoom Function when using CINE-SERVO 17-120mm EF-mount, CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm EF-Mount and COMPACT SERVO 18-80mm lenses, Auto Iris and Push Iris when using CINE-SERVO 17-120mm EF-mount, CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm EF-Mount and COMPACT SERVO 18-80mm lenses and Peripheral Illumination Correction when using the new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens.
  • The EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera (PL-Mount) updates will allow various functions such as support for the WFT-E8 Wireless File Transmitter and Shutter Angle Priority.

To learn more about the firmware updates, please visit usa.canon.com/nabny2016firmware.

These firmware updates are scheduled to be available on December 13, 2016. To see these products with the firmware updates mentioned above at NAB Show New York 2016, visit Canon U.S.A., Inc. at Booth #1133. Follow Canon throughout the show on Instagram at @CanonUSA and Twitter at @CanonUSApro.

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First Magic Lantern hack on the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is working

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This new is 10 days old but I totally missed it. Thanks to Lawrence for pointing me to it.

The skilled hackers over at Magic Lantern managed to make a first bit of their code work on the new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Unless some sites are reporting, this does not mean we are even close to a working release of Magic Lantern for the EOS 5D Mark IV. However, it is a first step in the right direction, and it will take a long time until a fully working version of ML for 5D4.

If you want to try Magic Lantern on your Canon DSLR, a good place to start is here. The video below gives you an overview about Magic Lantern.