Today, Leica announced the next generation Q-series camera – the Leica Q3. I often shy away from hyperbolic announcements but based on what we know so far, this is a major update to one of the most iconic street photography cameras available today. Here’s what a land yacht of a camera buys you.Continue reading
FujiFilm’s New X-S20 and More From Fujifilm X-SummitStandard
Today, at Fujifilm’s X Summit in Bangkok the company made a few big announcements for videocentric Fuji fans. It seems like you can’t get too far these without having a dedicated camera for vloggers and Fujifilm delivered on the long-rumored X-S10 replacement, the Fujifilm X-S20. Along with the newly announced camera, Fujifilm also announced a new ultrawide lens, the XF 8mm F/3.5, and a much-needed update to their camera app. There’s a lot to unpack, so let’s jump right into it.Continue reading
Sony’s ZV-1 II Some Fixes with Lots of CompromisesStandard
Today, Sony announced their new entry-level vlogging camera – the Sony ZV-1 II. Vlogging is all the rage – at least for camera manufacturers and Sony is not letting up on its dominance of the YouTube creator market. The new ZV-1 II is the follow-up to the ZV-1, a compact-style camera with features aimed at those interested in becoming content creators. The original ZV-1 was a strong entry into the category with a fast lens, decent sensor, and Sony’s (at the time) latest imaging processor but does the new ZV-1 II offer a compelling upgrade for those interested in a step-up camera?Continue reading
VSCO Pro Brings More to My Current Favorite Photo-Sharing AppStandard
I’ve been a fan of the VSCO app for as long as I’ve owned an iPhone. Prior to the iPhone days, I had purchased a few Lightroom presets from VSCO that made my digital photos look more like analog film stocks. And it’s great for that, but over the past few years, VSCO has positioned itself as a true replacement for Instagram for photographers. With VSCO Pro, they offer more precision adjustments and the ability to create custom presets.Continue reading
National Volunteer Week – Tools & Tips from AdobeStandard
If you’re late like I was, this week (April 16-22) is National Volunteer Week – a time where everyone is encouraged to take up a cause and volunteer their time to support it (it’s kind of in the name). For those that don’t know, this holiday has been “observed” since 1974 and every sitting U.S. president has used the third week in April as a call to service. And if you’re a non-profit, there’s no better time to drum up support and interest.Continue reading
The Noisecast: Let’s Play a GameStandard
In this episode, longtime collaborator, Vitto, is back to talk gaming. This episode was as much a personal distraction as it was a long-overdue conversation about what we’ve been looking forward to in the world of gaming. Whether you’re heavy into the fighting game community or if you prefer tabletop gaming – this episode has a little something for everyone.
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- Tekken 8 – King Gameplay Trailer
- Tekken 8 – Jack-8 Gameplay Trailer
- Defend the North Goes PC Exclusive via TheVerge
- Ra by 25th Century Games
- Shadows Over Camelot – Wiki
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Going All-In on Analog Photography with Monica K. RoseStandard
The Noisecast is back with another interview with New York-based photographer, Monica K. Rose. Monica is part of a growing number of photographers that are going all in on analog photography – challenges and all – and allowing the character of film photography to shape her creative vision. Monica started out her creative career first by making portraits for social media and quickly discovered her passion for conceptual photography in large part due to her experimentation in analog photography.
Monica, spent some time with us talking about how she’s made personal pivots to becoming a working photographer in New York City and how her love of making art continues to be at the heart of her decision to forego digital in favor of analog photography. We also got a chance to geek out about film stocks and gear – so definitely stick around for that.
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Making Work Life Easier – Interview with Chris WestfallStandard
In the last ten years, one of the worst parts of our society has been the idea of “hustle culture” – a never-ending grind where people’s value comes from creating profit. But what happens when you hit a wall? What happens when you can no longer make your work-life fit within your real life?Continue reading
Fujifilm Shooters Rejoice – Sigma Announces New 18-50mm F2.8 DC DN Lens for X MountStandard
Today, Sigma announced a new Contemporary Lens for Fuji X-mount cameras – the new 15-50mm F2.8 DC DN. The new lens joins the previously released X-mount fast primes: the 16mm F1.4, 30mm F1.4, and 56mm F1.4 DC DN Contemporary lenses giving photographers a fast standard Zoom lens. Here’s how this lens stacks up.Continue reading
A Huge Firmware Update is Coming to the Fujifilm X-H2SStandard
We’re a little late to the party but this is one of those updates that need to be seen – earlier this week, Fujifilm and Adobe announced their intention to bring a camera to cloud (C2C) connection update that will leverage Adobe’s Frame.io collaborative workflow and tools with Fujifilm’s latest flagship camera.Continue reading