The Next Revolution in Photography Is Coming

It’s time to stop talking about photography. It’s not that photography is dead as many have claimed, but it’s gone.

Just as there’s a time to stop talking about girls and boys and to talk instead about women and men so it is with photography; something has changed so radically that we need to talk about it differently, think of it differently and use it differently. Failure to recognize the huge changes underway is to risk isolating ourselves in an historical backwater of communication, using an interesting but quaint visual language removed from the cultural mainstream.

The moment of photography’s “puberty” was around the time when the technology moved from analog to digital although it wasn’t until the arrival of the Internet-enabled smartphone that we really noticed a different behavior. That’s when adolescence truly set in. It was surprising but it all seemed somewhat natural and although we experienced a few tantrums along the way with arguments about promiscuity, manipulation and some inexplicable new behaviors, the photographic community largely accommodated the changes with some adjustments in workflow.

More: http://time.com/4003527/future-of-photography/

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Fujifilm XT2 4k movie compilation (pre-production model)

Review http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Fuj… – a compilation of 4k video clips filmed with a pre-production Fujifilm XT2 using an XF 16-55mm f2.8, XF 35mm f2 and XF 50-140mm f2.8 and a variety of film simulations. See in-depth preview at cameralabs.com for more information.

Fujifilm XT-2 4K Test

Mirrorless Medium Format is Here: Hasselblad Unveils the X1D

After several tantalizing teasers and one very serious leak yesterday, the Hasselblad X1D, the world’s first compact mirrorless medium format camera, has officially arrived. Behold the promised “game changer.”

At just half the weight of a conventional Medium Format camera, the X1D still manages to pack 50MP of resolution into a camera that can fit in the palm of your hand. Hasselblad CEO Perry Oosting captures the excitement around this groundbreaking camera well when he says:

The X1D marks a pivotal point in Hasselblad’s rich 75-year history. This camera makes medium format photography available to a new generation of Hasselblad users, while pushing the existing limits of photography to new heightsx1d-hero

 

Thomas Peschak: Dive into an ocean photographer’s world

Somersaulting manta rays, dashing dolphins, swarming schools of fish and munching sharks inhabit a world beneath the ocean’s surface that few get a chance to see. Conservation photographer Thomas Peschak visits incredible seascapes around the world, and his photos reveal these hidden ecosystems. “You can’t love something and become a champion for it if you don’t know it exists,” he says. Join Peschak in a new, immersive TED Talk format as he shares his stunning work and his dream for a future of respectful coexistence with the ocean.

 

A Home with a View

Published by The Guardian in late June. A award winning essay that was a pleasure to produce and photograph.

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2016/jun/29/algarve-islands-the-joan-wakelin-bursary-2015-winning-photographs-john-gallo

 

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