Happy halloween – Europe to introduce Article 13 – Making filming and photography in public illegal

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If you have ever taken a photo on a street or made a video in public, the European Union is opening you up to copyright claims by – get this – the owners of advertisements, building facades and even privacy violation claims from the general public.

Is this the beginning of the end?!

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Thoughts on the Panasonic G9… Sony A9 gets a much cheaper rival

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The Panasonic G9 seems like the start of a big push by Panasonic with serious photographers. By taking the technology developed for video, they have created one of the fastest cameras ever made for sports and wildlife photography… And the video specs aren’t bad either.

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My guide to buying a cheap Hasselblad medium format camera

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Did you hear of the man who tried to clean every last spec of dust from his Hasselblad?

He’s dead now.

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Why 8K will not eliminate the boundary between stills and video when it comes to technique

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The quality of 1080p had barely been made film-like before being cast aside for 4K and now manufacturers are racing to make 8K a reality, which is in the region of 36MP, before 2018.

It seems the megapixel race has truly come to filmmaking.

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Panasonic GH4 array of 120 cameras make 3D sculptures from stills

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Image Sensors World spotted an interesting development from Panasonic in Japan which features 120 GH4 bodies assembled in an array to capture a person from all angles before software is used to develop a photo-realistic 3D sculpture of the subject.

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Photography: Shooting under moonlight with the Sony A7S

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Here’s a short behind the scenes video:

As part of a new Photography section of EOSHD I’m going to be taking a closer look at some of the best cameras and lenses for stills. The Sony A7S makes new creative possibilities a reality with its incredible sensitivity to light. Shooting a personal project with my sister Zara Reid to showcase her floristry work, the boat was dressed and floated on the lake to create images inspired by the 1888 John William Waterhouse painting Lady of Shalott, in turn based on the beautiful 19th century poem of the same name by Sir Alfred Lord Tennyson. Here’s the first verse…

On either side the river lie
Long fields of barley and of rye,
That clothe the wold and meet the sky;
And thro’ the field the road runs by
To many-tower’d Camelot;
The yellow-leaved waterlily
The green-sheathed daffodilly
Tremble in the water chilly
Round about Shalott

Consumer DSLRs “dead in 5 years”

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Engaging the uninterested general public with dedicated cameras was never going to be sustainable – not with smartphones around.

But I think the decline of consumer DSLRs will actually be the best thing to happen to photography and video in the digital era.

Finally companies will have to get innovative, putting more weight behind enthusiast and pro orientated camera line-ups.

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