Toby and Christina are out this week on another McKay Photography adventure to New Zealand and will be back for the Feb.16th live show. While they are gone these are your highlights of the week in article format. Follow Toby (@photorectoby) and Christina (@christinabernales) on Instagram for updates on the journey. For more photos of the trip check out #mckaylivenewzealand2016.
In Case You Missed It!
A gimbal for smartphones that smooths out video, check out Toby’s review for the $250 magic trick.
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More reasons for Toby to get a drone, periscope can now live stream the feed from a GoPro for free. With their current hurdles it’s a bit of good news for GoPro that came out this week.
As we’ve talked about Sigma’s new ceramic filters before. Sigma has released a demo of a ball drop test showing how their new filter can take the hit while a standard one will break under the stress.
A new release, the PEN-F is a compact mirrorless setup with a retro design.
After Fuji’s big week another rumor is out that they are developing a medium format camera.
Less people are buying their film, which leads to the price per unit going up unfortunately.
Interested in a ice light but not the $500 price tag? Yongnuo may have just released the light wand for you.
With a new boundary warp feature!
New bags from Tamrac and their new Hoodoo series line. Made somewhat small and has a waterproofed exterior for a decent lightweight daypack.
While a patent isn’t necessarily an announcement, Tamron just patented a 85mm F/1.4 lens with image stabilization which could be an interesting option for portrait photography.
As always with Canon Rumors it’s good to take their announcements with a grain of salt but we might see an announcement for the 1D X MII… finally. With that they are announcing a new mirrorless camera as well but no details are out on it yet.
Kevin Abosch, normally known for shooting Silicon Valley portraits at $150,000 a piece sold a potato, or rather a photo of one, for a million dollars. A collector of his work saw the fine art photo while visiting his home and had to have it offering a million dollars for the print.
Last weekend the east coast was hit with a massive snow storm which Scott Kelly posted the view from the ISS.
With Toby and Christina being on the McKay Photography trip this week’s assignment was #PRTV_tabletop which left things a bit open ended for you to get creative. As Toby and Christina are gone to keep the challenge going this weeks winner and honorable mention have been picked by the patreon group, join today at http://photorec.tv/support/.
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Honorable Mentions –
Next week’s challenge is juxtaposition, join the challenge by tagging your photos on Instagram with hashtags #PRTV and #PRTV_juxtaposition. This is taking two (or more) elements that are similar or contracts the differences between each other.
This weeks tutorial from PhotoNERDs, learn how to quickly control the amount of adjustments by applying your image to your Layer Mask inside of Adobe Photoshop CC 2015.
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Regularly scheduled programming will return on the 16th. In the meantime here’s an excuse to eat a bit more ice cream, we all need backup lens covers right?
Rounding the internet this week from Japan, Häagen-Dazs ice cream lids make a perfect lens cap for 72mm lenses.
— がちゃ (@gachaps) January 20, 2016
ハーゲンダッツの蓋、72mm径のレンズにはぴったり嵌った(笑) レンズキットでご購入の方、お試しあれ。 pic.twitter.com/3HRnnGr7YB
— ugm (@2991219) November 16, 2014
— まえじー (@maegtter) December 1, 2014
朝から結構びっくりしたかな、うん ハーゲンダッツだね、蓋だね pic.twitter.com/wc2j0yQSOP
— あっここ (@akko3333) December 6, 2014
— masa (@masaphoto1211) November 20, 2014
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