Obituary: Cinematographer Allen Daviau Dies At 77 Of Coronavirus

Renowned five-time Oscar nominated cinematographer worked with Steven Spielberg on “ET” and “Empire of the Sun”
Distinguished Cinematographer Allen Daviau, who was a five-time Oscar nominee and who worked with Steven Spielberg on a number of well-known films, including “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” and “Empire of the Sun,” died Wednesday, April 15 at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital of coronavirus. Daviau was 77. Various news... Read more

ARRI Updates Stellar 2, Its Intelligent Lighting Control App

The updated app now includes the ability to control third-party lighting units
Lighting systems and cine camera manufacturer ARRI has just updated its mobile app, which it calls its Intelligent Lighting Control app. The new version, ARRI Stellar 2, now includes a wider array of features, including the ability to control third-party lighting units. ARRI says that includes “manually added fixtures, no RDM required, and empty DMX... Read more

Sigma Announces Charitable Initiative For COVID-19 Relief Efforts

The camera and lens company has partnered with its dealers to donate 5 percent to charity
This week, Sigma announced it was introducing a new charitable initiative, in partnership with authorized Sigma lens dealers nationwide: The camera and lens company said that from now until June 30, 2020, 5 percent of all Sigma lens sales made through participating dealers will be donated to a charitable organizations working on COVID-19 relief efforts. “This... Read more
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Shutterstock Announces Subscription Plans For Stock Video Footage

The new plans offer content creators subscription plans for stock video footage
Earlier today, Shutterstock, a company that provide a variety of stock media options, photography, stock footage, stock music and editing tools, for content creators, announced a new subscription plan for filmmakers, videographers, photographers and content creators. The plan offers users several options for buying video stock footage that Shutterstock... Read more

Beloved New York Sports Photographer Anthony Causi Dies Of Coronavirus At 48

Causi, who died Sunday of COVID-19, shot for the New York Post and was loved for his big heart
Back cover of The New York Post for Monday, April 13 There’s a poem by A.E. Housman published in 1896 titled “To an Athlete Dying Young.” The second stanza reads:   “Today, the road all runners come, Shoulder-high we bring you home, And set you at your threshold down, Townsman of a stiller town.” Today, New York City is indeed a “stiller... Read more

Tamron Announces 70-180mm F/2.8 Zoom For Sony Full-Frames

This compact telephoto zoom lens is lightweight for its class and will ship in mid-May
The new Tamron 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD telephoto zoom (Model A056) Last fall, at PhotoPlus Expo, Tamron announced that it had been developing four lenses designed to work specifically with Sony E-Mount full-frame mirrorless cameras. The three close-focusing primes—20mm F/2.8, 24mm F/2.8 and 35mm F/2.8—are currently already available. Today, Tamron... Read more

Blackmagic Design Introduces New ATEM Mini Pro Live Production Switcher

In addition, the company announced two software updates during its live streaming event
Blackmagic Design’s new ATEM Mini Pro live production switcher Today, during an hour-long live-stream event, Blackmagic Design’s CEO Grant Petty made several product announcements. The most noteworthy was the introduction of a new ATEM Mini Pro, which at $595 is, according to the company, a new low-cost live production switcher that has “all the... Read more

Stream Nikon School Educational Videos For Free Throughout April

Learn photography and videography from some of Nikon’s top content creators
Years ago, when I worked for Nikon, I found one of the most enjoyable “freebies” I had access to as an employee was being able to attend the Nikon School Workshop in New York City. Back then, the day-long workshop was a slideshow presentation given in auditoriums around U.S. by various Nikon photographers and product experts, who discussed how to... Read more

Virtual Fine-Art Photography & Film Friday: Dorothea Lange At The MoMA & More

Take a virtual tour of intriguing fine-art photography exhibitions and films taking place on the web
“White Angel Bread Line, San Francisco,” by Dorothea Lange, 1933. Gelatin silver print, 10 3/4 x 8 7/8″ (27.3 x 22.6 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Albert M. Bender Many times when I write a “Fine-Art Photography Friday” blog post, I’ll mention that “these are some of the intriguing photo exhibitions or films... Read more

Coronavirus And Camera Repair And Services Centers

Many camera repair and service centers are closed throughout the U.S. due to COVID-19
It’s probably no surprise to most content creators that many camera companies throughout the U.S. have already shut down repair and service operations, or they’ve dramatically scaled them back. However, if you’re a pro photographers or videographer, and your equipment breaks, you’ll want to know your options. We’ve been keeping track of... Read more
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