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Saturday, 15 December

07:03

Photos of Babies with Grown-Up Teeth PetaPixel

If you need a chuckle today (or a nightmare tonight), theres a strange new photo project you can check out called Babies With Teeth. As its name suggests, each of the bizarre photos shows an infant with grown-up teeth Photoshopped into their tiny mouths.

The project is the brainchild of Texas photographer Ashley Evans, and it all started while she was playing around in an app called YouApp.

I had an app and wanted to see what my son looked like with teeth, Evans tells PetaPixel. It was hilarious so I did it to my daughter. I then posted in a Facebook group and it just blew up from there.

Tina | 55 + Rachel | 54. Spend Sundays garage-saling together

After seeing Evans photos, a lot of people began sending her baby photos to add teeth to. She then started a dedicated Facebook page for the project and began writing captions about each baby as if they were an adult.

Heather | 30 | Ordered a hamburger with extra bacon and received NO bacon.

Some of the babies are edited in Photoshop, while others are roughly teeth-ified using the app.

I like that it makes everyone laugh, Evans says. I think it would be cool to start selling mugs, cards, calendars, etc. and use the money to help fund dental...

06:19

Loupedeck Can Now Be Used for Photo Editing in Photoshop PetaPixel

Loupedeck today announced its first integration with Adobe Photoshop, allowing photographers to use the editing console in the popular app.

The latest Loupedeck+ console was unveiled back in June with integration with Skylums Aurora HDR and beta integration with Capture One. Now Photoshop joins the growing list of compatible apps.

[T]he decision to integrate with Photoshop is exclusively based on feedback from Loupedecks invested community, many of whom utilize the imaging and graphic design software in their editing workflow, Loupedeck says. The Loupedeck+ will permit more intuitive and faster editing, providing more accuracy on controlling Photoshops functions.

Loupedeck+ can be configured to match your Photoshop CC workflow. Heres a list of things youll be able to do with the pairing:

  • Intuitive features that make editing faster: swap between current and previous tools, reset blending or to fit image on screen by just a press of a button
  • Ability to focus on the image instead of navigating: minimize mouse pointing, list scrolling and target practicing with tiny icons
  • More direct access to tools, functions, layers and other Photoshop options to save time
  • Excellent layer control by moving, grouping, merging, adjusting opacity, fill, visibility or masking
  • Ability to run smart filter with Loupedeck+s configurable buttons
  • Custom mode that gives even more possibilities for mapping different Photoshop functions on Loupedeck+
  • Ability to create your own actions and run them with Loupedeck+s configurable buttons

Heres a 10-minute video showing Loupedeck+ in action in Photoshop CC:

In our ongoing mission to make the editing processes of both professional and amateur photographers more intuitive and efficient, we continually work to integrate Loupedeck+ with the editing suites they utilize and cherish most in their workflows, says Loupedeck founder and CEO Mikko Kesti. Members of our dedicated user community emphasized their eagerness to use the console to edit with Photoshop and we listened.

Loupedeck is available through the companys online store and...

05:32

Facebook Bug Exposed Unpublished Photos for Up to 6.8 Million Users PetaPixel

Facebook revealed today that it discovered a software bug that exposed the unpublished photos of up to 6.8 million users.

The bug was in the photo API and affected users who have granted permissions to third-party apps to access their photos.

For 12 days, between September 13th and 25th of this year, some of those apps may have had a much broader range of access than the users or Facebook had granted. Instead of only being able to see photos that have been publicly shared on a users timeline, those apps could see even photos that were uploaded to Facebook but not yet published.

For example, if someone uploads a photo to Facebook but doesnt finish posting it maybe because theyve lost reception or walked into a meeting we store a copy of that photo so the person has it when they come back to the app to complete their post, Facebook explains.

The apps also had access to photos posted in Facebook Stories and in the Facebook Marketplace.

Facebook currently believes the bug affected up to 6.8 million users and 1,500 third-party apps built by 876 developers. If you may have been affected, Facebook will present you with a notification in its app along with a list of apps that may have had incorrect access to your photos.

The company is also working with app developers to figure out which users might have been impacted by the bug and to delete any photos that may have been obtained.

Were sorry this happened, Facebook says.

04:22

Watch the Beauty of Bubbles Freezing in Real-Time PetaPixel

This short film, titled Winters Magic and shot by photographer Don Komarechka, is a mesmerizing 2.5-minute look at the beauty of how bubbles freeze.

Most of what you see in the video is in real-time, and capturing the footage of artificial bubbles (6 parts water, 2 parts dish soap, 1 part white corn syrup) wasnt easy.

Freezing bubbles are a challenging subject to shoot, even more so with video, Komarechka writes. For the majority of these shots, the camera has a pre-set focus point and a razor-thin depth of field. Not only does the bubble need to be placed in exactly the right spot, but if the diameter of the bubble is too small or too large, the front will not pass through the focal plane and everything will be out of focus.

A still frame from the short film showing the patterns that appear as bubbles freeze.

Komarechka backlit the bubbles using a bright flashlight to illuminate the ice crystals on the surface as they grow, and he often uses test bubbles to figure out his framing, focusing, and lighting before turning his camera on real actively-freezing bubbles.

The angles here are tough there is a narrow window where you get the maximum impact of the backlighting, says the photographer, who shot everything with a Canon 1D X DSLR in 1080p.

In all, Komarechka made over 400 attempts before he got the shots seen in the short film, and they were originally licen...

03:59

737 Passenger Plane Slams Into Drone During Landing, Reports Say PetaPixel

A Boeing 737 passenger jetliner has reportedly struck a drone while landing in Tijuana, Mexico, causing a considerable amount of damage to its nose.

Social media reports of the incident, which were later confirmed by the airline Grupo Aeromexico SAB, say that Flight 773 from Guadalajara was approaching the airport when the crew heard a very strong blow to the aircraft. Local reports are stating that it was a drone that caused the impact.

The pilots requested assistance from air traffic control and were able to bring the 737 down safely without any injuries.

The exact cause is still being investigated, Aeromexico says in a statement. The aircraft landed normally and the passengers safety was never compromised.

Photos that have emerged show a significantly large dent punched into the front of the plane.


03:17

How to Shoot Underwater Portraits Without Anyone Getting Wet PetaPixel

For a long time, I have been building sets or props for my images, which in time developed into making and selling furniture as a hobby business. I thought it about time I made videos detailing the process of those builds and the high budget results that can be achieved with little financial outlay and a little DIY.

In this 4.5-minute video, Ill take you through how to shoot underwater without getting wet! This can all be done in your own home for less than $60 using just a few scraps of wood, some acrylic, and some basic DIY skills.

What we are trying to make is a shallow pool of water on a clear acrylic sheet, through which we shine the light. This way when you run your hand through the water the light shining through it shows the ripples.

What Youll Need

02:13

New image shows the Nikon 58mm f/0,95 lens mounted on the Z7 mirrorlessrumors

I think this might be the first real world image of the soon to belaunched massive 58mm f/0,95 lens mounted on the Z7. I wonder how many Z camera owners will actually buy that huge lens that is rumored to

The post New image shows the Nikon 58mm f/0,95 lens mounted on the Z7 appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

Friday, 14 December

19:53

First leaked images of the new Canon G7X Mark III mirrorlessrumors

Here are the first leaked images of what is highly likely going to be the new Canon G7X Mark III: Specs:      Wi-Fi Bluetooth installed New type radio component WM 601 Battery: NB-13L Color: Black / Silver Lens: 8.8

The post First leaked images of the new Canon G7X Mark III appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

05:17

A $6 IKEA Desk Pad Can Help Remove Stuck Lens Filters PetaPixel

How hard is it to remove a stuck filter on a camera lens? If it happens with a slim profile filter, you are left with less of a surface to grip.

I tried the rubber band method, tapping method, oil drip method, hair dryer method, and plier method. Trust me, none of them worked. Adam Savage needed a bandsaw to remove his stuck filter, but too bad I dont own the tool or a cool workshop.

As I was almost giving up and was shopping for a lens filter wrench yes, there is such a tool the solution hit me out of nowhere. I tried it on the stuck UV filter, and immediately out it came. A weeks worth of frustration just went poof.

I then tried the same method on my Canon EF-S 10-22mm lens with a dented UV filter, and it again worked like a charm. That was a few months of frustration that evaporated in an instant.

Heres the trick: all you need is a $6 IKEA SKVALLRA desk pad.

Place the front of your lens with the filter face down on the pad, apply some force onto the lens, and turn the lens in the direction that removes the filter.

Viola! Tool-less removal of stuck lens filters.

I hope this trick helps other photographers who find themselves with the same issue I had.


About the author: Ng Chia Liang is a wedding, architectural, and motion 360 photographer living in Malaysia. The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author. You can find more of his work on...

04:56

This is the First Photo Shot Inside the Suns Corona PetaPixel

NASAs Parker Solar Probe is on a mission to explore the Suns corona (basically its atmosphere), and the robotic spacecraft recently made the closest-ever approach to a star. NASA just shared a remarkable photo share by Parker: the first photo ever shot from inside the Suns corona.

[T]he science data from the first solar encounter is just making its way into the hands of the missions scientists, NASA writes. Its a moment many in the field have been anticipating for years, thinking about what theyll do with such never-before-seen data, which has the potential to shed new light on the physics of our star, the Sun.

Parker Solar Probes imagers [] will have a new perspective on the young solar wind, capturing a view of how it evolves as Parker Solar Probe travels through the solar corona.

The photo above was captured on November 8th, 2018, while Parker was about 16.9 million miles from the Suns surface. Just for reference, the Suns diameter is 860,000 miles, and the distance from Earth to the Sun is about 91 million miles.

In the middle of the frame are at least two ejections of solar material, known as coronal streamers, which are usually found in regions on increased solar activity.

And that bright spot of light seen right under a streamer? Thats Mercury, the first planet from the Sun.

Parker is set to get as close as 4.3 million miles (6.9m km) from the center of the Sun, traveling as fast as 430,000 mph (690,000 km/h) in the process.

(via NASA via Engadget)


P.S. As an aside, Parker is the first NASA spacecraft ever named after a living person. It was named to honor University of Chicago profes...

04:31

sRGB vs Adobe RGB vs ProPhoto RGB: Color Spaces Explained PetaPixel

Have you ever exported a photo, uploaded it to the Web, and then noticed that the colors looked off on your monitor? The reason is likely the color space of your photo. Heres a helpful 15-minute video by PHLEARN that provides a crash course on color spaces and how to use them.

A basic understanding of how color space works in Photoshop can save you some serious time and headache, PHLEARN says. [W]e break down the differences between LAB, Adobe RGB 1998, ProPhoto RGB, and sRGB while offering general tips on how to choose what color space to work in and what color space to use when exporting your final photos.

Here are the things covered in the video and when theyre found:

00:57 Brief Background on Color Spaces
01:37 Common Color Spaces
03:04 Color Space Uses
04:32 Color Settings in Photoshop
09:32 Assigning Color Profiles to RAW
12:50 Color Settings from Lightroom to Photoshop
14:08 Color Settings for Export from Lightroom

LAB Color is ever possible color the human eye can perceive, so its the standard by which all other color spaces are compared.

ProPhoto RGB is a newer color space that has a much wider gamut than Adobe RGB and is more in line with modern digital cameras.

Adobe RGB 1998 features a wide gamut and compatibility with many software programs and displays.

sRGB has a relatively narrow gamut but is designed for consistency and compatibility. For this reason, you should make sure all the photos you share on the Web are sRGB.

If you found the video above helpful, you can find more of PHLEARNs videos by subscribing to its popular YouTube channel...

03:53

How NOT to Photograph an Elk PetaPixel

When photographing wild animals in the great outdoors (especially big ones), its important to stay at a safe distance for the good of both you and the animal. But one sightseer in a Canadian national park was recently seen giving a masterclass in how NOT to shoot from a reasonable distance.

Sundog Tours guide Kendra Neef Nace was giving a wildlife tour in Albertas Jasper National Park back on August 23rd when her group came across a large elk.

While her tour group watched the elk from the roadside, a man who was traveling with his family (and not part of the tour) decided to walk up to the elk for some close-up shots with his camera.

The man only ran away when the elk started lowering its antlers and apparently getting ready to charge. Nace caught the incident in this 16-second video:

This man was not one of my guests, Nace tells PetaPixel. We were viewing this elk and his harem when this man approached. I shouted out the window at him multiple times that it was dangerous and recommended he return to his car. He laughed and waved at me saying it was fine, and thats when I started recording.

Nace says that this type of incident is unfortunately quite common in national parks such as Jasper and Banff.

Unfortunately many tourists dont recognize the danger that potentially comes with approaching wild animals, especially during mating season, Nace says. This man was extremely lucky that the elk didnt make contact, but eventually the animal will lose its patience and someone will get hurt.

And often that ends in the termination of that animal because of public safety.

Back in 2013, a photographer in North Carolinas Great Smoky Mountains National Park was filmed...

03:12

Find Your Creative Style With Split Toning PetaPixel

In my opinion, the most under-appreciated tool within all of Lightroom has got to be Split Toning. Not only is this a great option to solve many photo-related problems, but its also an excellent way to work towards developing your own creative editing style.

If youre not familiar with Split Toning, its a fairly straightforward concept in which you apply a specific tone to the shadow and highlight areas in order to create color separation within the luminance values of your image.

Below is a great example of how Split Toning works this is a standard gradient map going from pure black to pure white showing the shadow region transitioning to highlights.

If we go to the Split Toning module in Lightroom and apply a yellow tone to the highlights and a blue tone to the shadows, were left with a gradient map that looks like this:

In the 11-minute video above, I discuss the different techniques that can be used to apply Split Toning to your images and review the specific problems that it can solve. In this example, I want to add a subtle warm tone to the highlight areas to more closely resemble what the scene looked like when I originally photographed it.

There are a few ways to select the tones to apply, but a quick trick is to move the Hue slider while pressing the Option key (Alt on PC) this will set the saturation of any specific hue to 100% in order to make it easier to decide which hue youd like to choose.

Once you identify the color you want to apply, just release the option key and move the saturation slider to the desired strength.

Another option is to select the rectangular box to the right of the highlight and shadow area and use the eyedropper tool to select the exact color you want to apply.

Once you have your to...

02:50

Meyer Optik Grlitz is Back from the Dead with a New Owner PetaPixel

After years of running hugely successful Kickstarter campaigns but widely failing to deliver on its promises, net SE (the company behind the revivals of Meyer Optik Grlitz and other vintage brands) filed for bankruptcy this year. Now a German company called OPC Optics has announced that it has acquired the rights to the Meyer Optik Grlitz brand and will be bringing it back to the market.

Photo Rumors reports that OPC Optical Precision Components Europe GmbH picked up the trademark rights during net SEs insolvency proceedings.

OPC Optics intends to begin developing and selling Meyer Optik Grlitz-branded camera lenses in the consumer photography market as soon as possible. This includes popular lines such as the Trioplan.

And unlike net SEs strategy of launching much-hyped crowdfunding campaigns to bankroll its operations, OPC Optics will go the traditional sales route of developing and finalizing products first before officially launching them in other words, there will be no advance sales and no risk of people putting forward money and getting nothing in return.

It was unfortunate to watch as Meyer Optik Grlitz, after the successful restart in 2014, lost more and more of its reputation in the market through quality fluctuations, the many partly parallel crowdfunding projects on various platforms, pre-sales of unpublished lenses through its own website, and prolonged delays, says OPC Optics CEO Timo Heinze. Nevertheless, we see for us there is now the opportunity to establish a German photography brand professionally and successfully.

Heinze says OPC Optics will take its time developing its products and manufacturing capacity to ensure high quality.

OPC Optics does make it clear, however, that all outstanding pre-orders from previous successfully-fu...

02:28

These Portraits Show How People Are Just Like Their Pets PetaPixel

Over time, people often seem to look more and more like the pets they love and care for. Photographer Olga Fedorova wanted to capture this on camera, so she shot pairs of portraits of people with their pets. The project is titled PetnMe.

Like owner, like pet This saying has never been so true, Fedorova tells PetaPixel. After observing many pets and their owners I decided to put them side by side in my studio.

Over the span of 5 days, Fedorova captured 32 sets of portraits.

...

00:12

Japanese store Mapcamera shares the November top selling camera list (Canon EOS-R is on top) mirrorlessrumors

The Japanese store MapCamera shared the list of the ten most selling cameras from their store. This is not to be considered a valid source for a global trend anlysis. But still its interesting to see anyway :)

The post Japanese store Mapcamera shares the November top selling camera list (Canon EOS-R is on top) appeared first on mirrorlessrumors.

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