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Photographer’s Forum :: Summer 2017 issue

Conversation with Surf Photographer Chris Burkard • Ben Huff’s Alaska: Another North • Paco Chuquiure Tells a Human Story• Winners: 37th Annual College & High School Photography Contest

BEN HUFF: Another North

Mile 490: Semi, end of the road, Deadhorse, 2010 / © BEN HUFF Gravel and dirt crunched under the tires of Ben Huff’s Subaru as he gripped the steering wheel, dodging potholes and bracing himself for the 18-wheelers that roared past flinging rocks and gravel onto his windshield. Then there were the steep and curvy stretches, the icy [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|

Telling a Human Story: The Photography of PACO CHUQUIURE

Angelo. Villa El Salvador, Lima, Perú, 2009. From Album Familiar. / © PACO CHUQUIURE When friends tell you they just visited Peru, it’s easy to picture an exotic country full of unique places: sacred Machu Picchu, mysterious home of the Incas, voted one of the New 7 Wonders of the World; the Incan city of Cusco, captured and [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|

CHRIS BURKARD: Full Immersion

Canadian Rockies at sunrise. Canada, 2014 / © CHRIS BURKARD/MASSIF Surf photographer Chris Burkard was immersed in more ways than one. In Norway’s frigid waters, only six millimeters of thick neoprene separated him from extreme hypothermia and the elation of capturing another memorable photo of a surfer riding inside a crackling wave. All in a day’s work for [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|

Abandon Visuals: Viewing the Action through Sigma Lenses

Fire and Ice—Lamborghini 1 With extensive backgrounds in shooting action — from automobile chases to high-intensity athletic motion — Edward Khoma and I together founded Abandon Visuals, a full production house specializing in the creation of unique TV, film and commercial content. It’s our mission to evolve with, create for and adapt to today’s rapidly changing world. At [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|

Digital Photography

The Latest from Ricoh

Ricoh Imaging Company has announced several great additions to its Pentax DSLR lineup, which includes an updated 645Z medium-format camera and the K-1, a compact, full-frame DSLR. Professional photographer and Ricoh/Pentax Photo Ambassador Joey Skibel discussed the innovations and features of both cameras. PENTAX 645Z PENTAX 645Z This latest update of Pentax’s professional camera boasts 51.4 megapixels, with a 43.8 x 32.8 CMOS image sensor that is 1.7 times larger than that of a 35mm DSLR. “One of the main reasons I use this camera is for my landscape photography,” Skibel relates. “I travel around the world shooting landscapes and sell very large gallery prints, so the 51.4-megapixel sensor gives me the quality that I need.” The HD PENTAX-DA 645 28-45mm F4.5 ED AW SR and HD PENTAX D-FA 645 MACRO 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR lenses also incorporate PENTAX SR 11 (Shake-Reduction) technology, which helps reduce camera shake [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|

New Products

  • SIRUI line of Broadcast Video Tripods

SIRUI USA Video Tripod Series

SIRUI line of Broadcast Video Tripods The SIRUI line of Broadcast Video Tripods and Heads consists of six video tripod models (BCT) and three fluid video head models (BCH). The BCT Series Multi-tube Video Tripods are available in three configurations, with each in rugged aluminum and lightweight 100% carbon fiber. Forged aircraft grade aluminum alloy makes the mounting platform, [...]

  • Fujifilm’s New Instax® Mini 9

Fujifilm’s New INSTAX® Mini 9 Instant Film Camera

Fujifilm’s Instax® Mini 9 The new compact INSTAX® Mini 9 will feature a selfie mirror, high-key mode and an attachable close-up lens. Available now in Flamingo Pink, Ice Blue and Lime Green, the camera will also come in Cobalt Blue and Smokey White in the near future. A new high-key mode enables you to take brighter photos, perfect at [...]

Nikon Announces the New D7500

Nikon D7500 The new Nikon D7500 advanced level DXformat DSLR camera comes equipped with the same 20.9- megapixel image sensor, EXPEED 5 processor and wide ISO range as the Nikon D500, but offers new premium features and advanced Nikon technologies. Capable of shooting up to 8 frames-per-second (fps) with full AF/AE, and an expanded buffer of up to 50 [...]

  • Tamron 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Fi II VC HLD

Tamron’s Ultra-Wideangle Zoom with Vibration Compensation

Tamron presents the 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 FiII VC HLD (Model B023) Tamron presents the 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Fi II VC HLD (Model B023), a new ultrawide- angle zoom lens for APS-C DSLR cameras. Ideal for street photography, landscapes, group photos and casual everyday scenes, Model B023 offers the VC (Vibration Compensation) system, Moisture-Resistant Construction and Fluorine Coating, and the first implementation [...]