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Adobe Issued an Apology For The Buggy Lightroom 6.2 Update Release

Adobe Apologizes For Lightroom Update Crashes

Last week, Adobe rolled out version 6.2 of Lightroom and users soon started complaining about frequent crashes and a few features that were surprisingly removed from the import function. Now, Adobe’s Tom Hogarty has issued an apology, and the company has updated the software to fix the issues.

The 6.2.1 update appears to have addressed the crashing issues, but the changes to the import function are sticking around in some form or another. I personally don’t mind the changes to the import tool, but a photographer’s Lightroom workflow isn’t something to be messed with. Hogarty even acknowledges that the process for the updates wasn’t in the spirit of Lightroom.

Here’s the full announcement:

I’d like to personally apologize for the quality of the Lightroom 6.2 release we shipped on Monday.  The team cares passionately about our product and our customers and we failed on multiple fronts with this release.  In our efforts to simplify the import experience we introduced instability that resulted in a significant crashing bug.  The scope of that bug was unclear and we made the incorrect decision to ship with the bug while we continued to search for a reproducible case(Reproducible cases are essential for allowing an engineer to solve a problem).   The bug has been fixed and today’s update addresses the stability of Lightroom 6.

The simplification of the import experience was also handled poorly.  Our customers, educators and research team have been clear on this topic: The import experience in Lightroom is daunting.  It’s a step that every customer must successfully take in order to use the product and overwhelming customers with every option in a single screen was not a tenable path forward.  We made decisions on sensible defaults and placed many of the controls behind a settings panel.  At the same time we removed some of our very low usage features to further reduce complexity and improve quality.  These changes were not communicated properly or openly before launch.  Lightroom was created in 2006 via a 14 month public beta in a dialog with the photography community.  In making these changes without a broader dialog I’ve failed the original core values of the product and the team.

The team will continue to work hard to earn your trust back in subsequent releases and I look forward to reigniting the type of dialog we started in 2006.

Sincerely, Tom Hogarty and the Lightroom Management Team


Cómo Configurar Tu Cámara Para Fotografiar El Otoño

La semana pasada te comentaba cosas que había que tener en cuenta a la hora de salir a capturar fotografías otoñales. Hoy te desvelo la configuración y los ajustes manuales que recomiendo (y que utilizo personalmente) para conseguir una correcta fotografía otoñal. De nuevo, el artículo de hoy vuelve a demostrar lo fácil que es […]

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Zeiss Is Discontinuing a Number of Classic Lenses

Zeiss has announced that it is discontinuing seven of its nine Classic lenses for DSLR cameras and replacing them with the new Milvus lenses of the same focal length. For the time being the company will continue to produce two of the Classic lenses—the ZEISS Planar T* 1.4/50 and the ZEISS Planar T* 1.4/85—because of their technical optical differences from the Milvus line.

The lenses that will be discontinued are:

Distagon T* 2,8/15

Distagon T* 3,5/18

Distagon T* 2/25

Distagon T* 2,8/25

Distagon T* 2/28

Distagon T* 1,4/35

Apo Sonnar T* 2/135


Reto Semanal 130: Retrato Nocturno

Seguro que has realizado muchos retratos, ¿pero cuántos de ellos han sido realizados por la noche? Hoy te reto a que te lances a capturar un retrato en la oscuridad (o luminosidad) de la noche. ¿Cómo Funciona? (Recordatorio) Cada semana propondré un nuevo reto, se trata de un tema que tendréis que plasmar en una […]

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DJI Osmo Camera Shoots Stabilized 4K Video, No Drone Required

DJI Osmo Stabilized 4k Video Camera

When you hear the name DJI, you probably immediately think of unmanned, remote-controlled aircrafts (or drones, if you prefer), but today they have announced the Osmo camera, which is meant to be used on a handheld stabilizer for shooting on the ground.

The Osmo is part of a system, so if you already have a DJI ZenMuse camera, it’s compatible with the new stabilizer. However, it comes as part of a package with a 4K camera with a 1/2.3” sensor and a 94-degree field of view. It also shoots 12-megapixel still images.

DJI Osmo Stabilized 4k Video Camera

The controls are built into the handle of the device so you can manipulate them on the fly. The Osmo has a built-in stereo microphone as well as a 3.5mm audio jack for an external microphone. There’s also an optional smartphone clip for watching footage in real time.

For roughly twice the price, you can get a DJI Ronin stabilization system, which adapts to more robust camera systems like DSLRs. Still, for $649, the Osmo competes with consumer grade video cameras, and while it lacks optical zoom many shooters look for, the stabilization and the unique form factor will definitely have some appeal.

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The Light L16 Camera Has 16 Individual Cameras and Lots of Clever Tech

Light L16 Computational Array Camera

Even in traditional cameras, software and processing power has become a huge part of the image capture process. Now, a clever new camera called the Light L16 is using a unique 16 camera array to capture its images, firing 10 individual imaging devices at once. The internal software then mashes the images together, resulting in 50+ megapixel images and a variety of available image effects.

The body of the camera is roughly the size of a few large smartphones stacked on top of one another, so it looks like it would fit in a pocket, even if it would be a bit of a tight squeeze. But, they managed to fit 16 cameras and lenses in there by using folding optics, which means the light comes in and hits a mirror and then is sent through a lens that’s actually laying perpendicular to the angle of entry.

It has a true optical zoom range of 35-150mm, which isn’t quite as wide as I would like—smartphones have really made people accustomed to having that 28mm equivalent wide angle field of view—but it is apparently true optical zoom and not digital cheating.

Of course, the L16 can also shoot video at 4K resolution at several different focal lengths, but the focus here seems to be on the still photography capabilities.

Once the image is captured, there’s a whole bunch of computation that needs to go on in order to make the best possible image. With all that imaging information, they’re able to do things like significantly reduce noise in low-light images, and even adjust depth of field after the fact thanks to the camera’s abilities to independently capture images with different settings the moment the shutter is pressed.

Unlike the Lytro light field camera, the L16 is meant to fit into a more traditional photography workflow, so once it’s done chewing through all the data, it spits out a traditional image format photo like a JPEG, Tiff, or even a DNG raw file.

Light L16 Computational Array Camera

A sample shot taken with a prototype of the Light L16 camera

Right now, the camera is available for pre-order for $1,299 because it’s the launch month. Eventually, the price will go up to $1,699, which makes it a fairly expensive commitment for a first generation product, but I believe this one actually has a lot of promise.

We have already seen what’s possible when you use software to combine the information contained in multiple images. Even traditional camera users have been doing it more and more lately, with night shooters using reference frames to tame noise during their night shots, and HDR shooters combining photos to create images that a typical camera can’t capture (for better or for worse).

I’m very curious to give the Light L16 a try and, despite my love for DSLRs, I hope they can deliver on their claims of image quality and usability.

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20 Maravillosas Fotografías Con Paisajes Muy Diferentes (Pura Inspiración)

Las posibilidades de fotografiar un paisaje son prácticamente infinitas, pues es tal la extensión de nuestro planeta Tierra, sumado a los miles o millones de personas que tienen una cámara y añadiendo que cada una de ellas puede fotografiar el mismo paisaje de cien formas distintas cambiando el ángulo o disparando con las distintas luces […]

Este artículo aparece publicado originalmente 20 Maravillosas Fotografías Con Paisajes Muy Diferentes (Pura Inspiración) en Blog del Fotógrafo.


Instagram’s Most Popular Posts Are Awful Garbage, But That’s Not a Good Reason to Condemn The Service

Instagram is currently in the midst of celebrating its fifth anniversary. In just a few years, it has gone from a fledgeling startup app to one of the most prominent forces in the mainstream photography world.

As an ode to the service, several blogs have been posting the most popular images uploaded over the course of the company’s history. In short: all the most popular photos are poppy celebrity garbage, that use the Andy Warhol principle of photography in which the best photos are “in focus and of a famous person doing something unfamous.”

Using that information, it’s easy to see a picture of Justin Bieber and Will Smith staring dead-eyed into a smartphone camera racking up millions of likes and say, “Instagram is stupid.” If that’s how you’re going to use Instagram, then you’re right, it’s stupid. But, there’s a lot more to be found on Instagram and if you’re letting the trite celebrity nonsense get in the way of it, that’s on you.

A few months back, Instagram made some rather significant changes to the way the Explore tab works in the app. Previously, accidentally clicking into that tab was painful. It was populated with just a few images, most of which would inevitably fulfill the dreaded Instagram cliches, like photos of coffee or a selfie taken by a doe-eyed teen who “woke up like this.”

Now, the Explore tab is much more robust. Of course, there’s still plenty of cliche nonsense to be found, but it’s also much easier to stumble across someone who is actually talented when it comes to making pictures.

I recently came across the whimsical diptychs of Stephen McMennamy, which are carefully crafted and clever.[example of one of your faves?]

Commercial shooter Mark Mann uses his Instagram account to post behind-the-scenes photos from high-profile magazine shoots, which can be extremely interesting. Sometimes you get a peek into the life of a high-end professional photographer, and if you’re a nerd like I am, you also sometimes get to see the lighting setups they’re working with.

Some photographers use Instagram to share entire projects, like David Guttenfelder’s artifacts from North Korea which I find completely fascinating. Others use an Instagram to represent a giant organization like NASA, which posts awesome space photos at regular intervals.

This list could go on for a long time, but the simplified point is that there are lots of creative people doing very interesting things with images on Instagram. When it comes to all the cultural flotsam, that’s just a byproduct of Instagram’s massive scale. That’s what a huge portion of the population is looking for. It’s the same way you’re likely to find endless copies of 50 Shades of Grey at the front of the book store. You’re not going to walk in the door, see that display and declare that “books are baloney.” You’re going to walk in (or click in, if you’re buying your books on the internet like everyone else) and find the stuff that you think is worth looking at.

Of course, there’s a discussion to be had about how Instagram’s “fast food-style” image consumption is changing the way we experience photography, but the much more common criticisms are based on the cloying filters and the piles of vapid teen nonsense and disregard the fact that it can be a fantastic tool for both marketing and artistic expression for image makers that might otherwise go completely unnoticed. News agencies regularly find first images on Instagram now, and sometimes photographers even get their break, like Devin Allen who ended up on the cover of Time Magazine for his shots of the Baltimore riots earlier this year.

So, while Instagram is absolutely not without its issues, to write it off wholesale is a mistake, even if the majority of its content is visual chum. There are strong undercurrents of photographic talent that are worth searching for. And chances are, once you find them, you’ll start to see more great images and fewer Kardashians.


The Microsoft Surface Book Could Be a Killer Windows Photo Editing Computer

Microsoft Surface Book Tablet Computer

When it comes to laptops, I’ve been pretty loyal to the MacBook Pro for quite some time. But, recently Microsoft announced their first first-party laptop called the Surface Book and it looks like it could be a real monster when it comes to image editing.

The Surface Book’s screen is a 13.5-inch PixelSense display that has a resolution of 3,000 x 2,000, giving it a very high pixels-per-inch count of 267. That’s a lot of pixels crammed into an area of that size, which is a plus for showing off photos.

It uses Intel’s 6th gen i5 or i7 processors, runs full Windows 10 Pro, and comes with the new Surface Pen input device. That’s all pretty standard, but the convertible nature of the computer is what makes it particularly interesting.

Microsoft Surface Book Tablet Computer

The screen is attached to the full-sized keyboard with a rather clever hinge that allows you to use it like a traditional laptop, or to flip the keyboard around to the back and use it in a “pen first” configuration. If you want, you can also remove the screen completely, at which point it becomes a full-on tablet computer. The concept itself isn’t exactly groundbreaking, but the execution looks fantastic and its specs put it on par with other high-end laptops in its class.

As touch becomes more and more important in the image editing sphere, having a computer that can also be used as a tablet is becoming a lot more appealing. A pen input is already a great way to do things like make selections in Photoshop, and having the ability to do it right on the main screen could come in very handy. I've used the Surface 3 a bit for photo editing, and while it's great to have touch in the Adobe apps, the lack of brute force power makes it a little underpowered to use as a main editing machine.

I’m looking forward to giving the Surface Book a try to see how it stacks up against my beloved MacBook Pro.

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New Gear: Tenba Messenger DNA Camera Bag Has Magical Silent Velcro

Tenba DNA Messenger Camera Bag With Silent Velcro

When Tenba announced the DNA Messenger camera bag a few years ago, I was pretty impressed by it. The padding was ample, the strap was comfortable, and it did a good job carrying sufficient gear with a full-sized laptop. However, the Velcro closure mechanism was never my favorite. Now, they have addressed that concern by adding a new type of Velcro that can be opened without that horrible ripping sound.

The Velcro, according to Tenba, was developed for military purposes. Soldiers wanted to be able to have secure pockets without alerting everyone of their location every time they needed to open one. When attached regularly, it works just like typical Velcro. However, when you pull straight down on one side, it disengages the Velcro without making that immediately identifiable Velcro sound.

The bag is pretty much the same in most other ways, but the silent opening is definitely an upgrade worth mentioning. Since we haven't had a chance to use this new grippy surface, I'm curious to see just how quiet it really is or if the silent opening reduces the efficacy of its stickiness.


New Gear: Tenba Messenger DNA Camera Bag Has Magical Silent Velcro

Tenba DNA Messenger Camera Bag With Silent Velcro

When Tenba announced the DNA Messenger camera bag a few years ago, I was pretty impressed by it. The padding was ample, the strap was comfortable, and it did a good job carrying sufficient gear with a full-sized laptop. However, the Velcro closure mechanism was never my favorite. Now, they have addressed that concern by adding a new type of Velcro that can be opened without that horrible ripping sound.

The Velcro, according to Tenba, was developed for military purposes. Soldiers wanted to be able to have secure pockets without alerting everyone of their location every time they needed to open one. When attached regularly, it works just like typical Velcro. However, when you pull straight down on one side, it disengages the Velcro without making that immediately identifiable Velcro sound.

The bag is pretty much the same in most other ways, but the silent opening is definitely an upgrade worth mentioning. Since we haven't had a chance to use this new grippy surface, I'm curious to see just how quiet it really is or if the silent opening reduces the efficacy of its stickiness.


NASA Releases Thousands of Photos From the Moon Mission

Nasa Apollo Project Photo project flickr page

Photos from space are almost always fascinating and images from the Apollo moon missions are pretty much the pinnacle of cool. Now, archivist Kipp Teague has put up a huge number of Apollo moon images up on The Project Apollo Archive Flickr page.

There are a lot of what would typically be considered throw-away frames that are blurry, dark, or otherwise imperfect, but I get a kick out of looking through things like this. It’s like the appeal of looking through old film contact sheets.

I would describe some of my favorites, but honestly, it’s insanely fun to just click through the archive.


This Video Explains The Methods Behind Common Blur Photo Filters

A large segment of photo editing, especially when it’s done on a mobile device, involves applying simple pre-designed filters. While clicking a single filter is pretty simple on the user’s end, it involves some serious science on the back end.

In this video, Dr. Mike explains the fundamental principles behind things like Gaussian blur and edge detection, which are used to affect sharpness in an image.

If you’re not a nerd about imaging tech, it might seem kind of dry. But, if you’re a frequent filter user, it might shed some light on exactly what’s happening when you apply those Instagram filers.


Adobe Continues Push Toward Mobile Photo Editing With Photoshop Fix, Photoshop Mix 2.0 Apps, and Creative Cloud Updates

Lightroom Mobile Dehaze Filter

We got our first look at Adobe’s new Photoshop Fix app during the Apple SDCC keynote. We saw a quick demo of a person’s face being manipulated on an iPad, but there weren’t many more details available. Now, however, the app is ready for primetime and it’s coming along with several other Photoshop and Lightroom updates meant to further Adobe’s plan to make image editing a cross-platform experience.

Here’s a rundown of what’s new:

Lightroom CC gets a new version that allows users to apply the atmospheric haze reduction to localized pieces of an image. I’m actually a big fan of the dehaze tool, and others must be too if they’re continuing to work on it. They have also beefed up the mobile Lightroom experience, adding an in-app camera functionality and a dehaze filter similar to the one found in the desktop version.

The import function in Lightroom has been updated as well, so now it will also look in other apps like Aperture to see if there are photos that need to be imported.

Photoshop Fix is the app we first saw at SDCC and it seems like a pretty straight forward, if fairly powerful, retouching app. It’s actually includes the ability to liquify an image so you can change the shape of a person’s face or features. If you ever used Liquify in the old days, you know how insanely resource intensive it is, which is a testament to how powerful tablet hardware has gotten.

In addition to the reshaping tools, there’s also a healing brush and localized adjustments along the lines of what you’d expect to use if you were trying to do some actual portrait retouching. The app is free and available for download and I’m looking forward to trying it out a bit today.

Photoshop Mix is moving into version 2.0, which brings some considerable, if not particularly earth-shaking, upgrades. You can now use more layers in images, and there are lots more image adjustment options. You can also use Layers Masks for things like double exposures, which are currently gaining insane amounts of popularity.

Mix is also free and the new version is available now for download. I have used the original version a bit, but I’ve felt like it’s capable of more than I’ve done with it, so I’m interested to try the new and improved version.

Photoshop CC has gotten some upgrades as well, but they pertain more to designers and those who work with 3D models. If you want to get the details on the new Photoshop updates, you can check out the official Adobe blog post.

Adobe Portfolio is also an interesting new product that will come free with any Creative Cloud subscription. It will give users access to portfolio website designs that they can popular in a plug-and-play kind of way. Free is a very powerful motivator, so it will be interesting to see if it can gain ground on already-established services like Squarespace and PhotoShelter. The Portfolios service is on track to launch before the end of 2015.

Ultimately, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Adobe is continuing their full-court press on making mobile image editing a thing that people really take seriously. The tools just keep getting more powerful, and many of the ones Adobe is offering are actually free.

Will you be giving the new functions a try?


Cómo Acertar a la Hora de Fotografiar el Otoño

En un intento de ayudarte a escapar de la típica foto de otoño que todo el mundo hace, la semana pasada te mostré 7 formas creativas de fotografiar un otoño diferente. Hoy me gustaría explicarte algunos aspectos muy importantes, a tener en cuenta a la hora de salir a hacer fotos del otoño. En el artículo […]

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Reto Semanal 129: Misterio

El reto de esta semana es un misterio, y no porque no te diga de qué va el tema sino porque has de lograr una fotografía que inspire misterio. ¿Te animas? ¿Cómo Funciona? (Recordatorio) Cada semana propondré un nuevo reto, se trata de un tema que tendréis que plasmar en una fotografía y subirla a la […]

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How To Make The Most Of Your Fall Photography

Filled with reds, golds, and oranges, autumn is a spectacular time to photograph. Leaves turn and drop from trees, berries ripen, and morning dew clings to everything as summer’s heat wanes. To tell the story of the changing seasons, get creative with color, motion, and perspective—and don’t forget to look for details.

Find Your View To truly capture the beauty of autumn, try shifting your perspective. For instance, if you’re deep in a forest, turn your camera straight up with a wide-angle lens for a dizzying view. This works best on a sunny day, when the sun is high overhead and the translucent leaves seem to glow from within when backlit. The stronger the light, the better the effect. Keep them from becoming overexposed by checking your histogram. To create an eye-catching point of interest try including the sun in your composition and add a starburst effect. Use a wide-angle lens set to a small aperture such as f/11 or f/16; the smaller the aperture, the more pronounced the effect. To reduce lens flare when shooting directly at the sun, block part of it with a tree trunk or branch. Don’t block the sun completely, though; you need just enough to create a strong burst.
Telephoto zoom lenses, such as a 70–200mm, are perfect for fall scenes. They allow you to home in on important details and take advantage of telephoto compression, which is an optical illusion that appears to flatten perspective in a distant scene. Use telephoto zooms to isolate a particularly colorful section of scenery or to photograph a distant hillside alive with color. Use one for still life and detail shots, too, such as photos of dew or frost-covered leaves carpeting the forest floor. When shooting leaves on the ground, align your camera plane parallel to the subject plane to minimize the depth of field you need to ensure sharp focus. Stop down and use a small aperture, such as f/16, to get corner-to-corner sharpness. For colorful leaves still hanging from the branches, zoom in tight to isolate the leaves from the background. On a still day when no breeze stirs the leaves, juxtapose them against water rushing over rocks in a stream and use a long exposure to blur the motion of the water.

Get Reflections Don’t just look for color in the trees—look for reflected color. Still water is great for capturing reflections of foliage; you can even include rocks, logs, or other elements to break up the reflection and make the composition more interesting. Use a telephoto zoom to get in tight on the most colorful reflections you find. For more impressionistic results, shoot moving water. Images using reflections work best when the foliage is brightly sunlit and the water is in shadow. This also creates an interesting color contrast between the warmth of sunlit foliage and the cool of anything in the shade, which mirrors the blue sky above. Just make sure to select a white balance that preserves the blue tones in shaded areas; typically, the daylight setting or slightly cooler will give you a good balance between the cool and warm tones. If you are shooting RAW, you can make your white balance selection when processing the file later at your computer.

Work That Polarizer A polarizing filter, affixed to your lens, can be an essential tool for capturing fall foliage—if you use it properly. Your instinct may be to use one to darken blue skies or increase the contrast of clouds, but on a sunny day, especially with a wide-angle lens, the polarizing effect will often be uneven, making one side of the sky look darker than the other. Check your LCD: If you get uneven polarization of the sky, take the polarizer off and darken the sky and add contrast in postproduction. The best time to use a polarizer? In overcast light, especially after a soaking rain. Leaves have waxy coatings that are prone to glare, and wetness intensifies that. But a polarizer cuts through glare, revealing stunning color beneath. Turn the polarizer until you see the colors darken and strengthen. A polarizer is also essential for photographing streams and waterfalls to darken wet rocks and enhance the overall color and contrast in your images. When using a polarizer, just remember that you can lose up to two stops of light. Watch for motion in the trees—even a slight breeze can blur the moving leaves during a long exposure. To freeze motion, set a higher ISO and, if maximum depth of field is not critical, use a larger aperture to let in more light so you can set a faster shutter speed.

Capture Peak Color It’s easy to be in the right place at the right time for peak fall foliage: Do a web search for “foliage reports” to find national, regional, and even local resources to help you to monitor the changing leaves. Fall color rarely happens all at once in any given location. Different species change color at different times, and higher elevations change faster than lower ones. Focus your efforts on areas where foliage is at its most intense and diverse. Remember that plenty of plants other than trees take on autumn hues, such as ferns, blueberry bushes, and ground plants. A diverse mix of tree and plant species will help you create interesting color profiles. A few evergreens mixed in with some maple trees can create a pleasing mix of greens and reds. With a little exploring, you should be able to find a partial spectrum of colors including reds, oranges, yellows, browns, and even purples. After peak color fades and most of the leaves have dropped, there’s still time to make great autumn images. I enjoy making photos when the trees are bare and the forest floor (or stream and waterfall scenes) is carpeted with leaves. They retain their color for some time after falling, allowing you to extend your autumn photography even as the chill of winter begins to set in.

About the Author/photographer: Ian Plant is a Pop Photo contributing editor and author of the photography how-to eBook Essential, free from


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