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Tech News: Lens Filter Recreates the Look of Kodak Aerochrome IR Film

PetaPixel   Thursday February 21, 2019

Kodak Aerochrome was a popular infrared film that produced a distinctive look photographers have used for various projects. Discontinued a decade ago, the film is available — it you can find some. (A 24-exposure roll of Aerochrome can now cost over $80.) But, notes PetaPixel, if you want the look of Aerochrome without the cost — or the bother of using film — there’s the new IR Chrome lens filter for digital cameras. The IR Chrome filter passes the specific combination of light wavelengths for faithfully recreating the classic look of Aerochrome using a full-spectrum camera.   Read the full Story >>

Books: "New York In Photobooks"

feature shoot   Thursday February 21, 2019

New York is not just photogenic — it’s the very landscape where genres flourish and styles abound, advancing the medium as only a true muse can, notes Feature Shoot, which spotlights  “New York in Photo Books” (RM/Cento José Guerrero), in which editor Horacio Fernández takes readers on a tour of the city as it has been captured by photographers including Berenice Abbott, Roy DeCarava, William Klein, and Helen Levitt. The new book features reproductions of spreads from noted (and more obscure) photo books.   Read the full Story >>

Motion: Cameras and Lenses Behind 2019's Oscar-Nominated Films

PremiumBeat   Thursday February 21, 2019

If you watch the 91st Academy Awards show on Sunday, one thing (besides a host) you won’t see is who received the Oscar for Best Cinematography: To trim the show’s length, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided to present awards for Best Editing and Best Cinematography during commercial breaks, infuriating many. But you can find out which cameras and lenses were used to shoot the films nominated for Best Picture, thanks to PremiumBeat. And the winner is: Various models of the ARRI Alexa.   Read the full Story >>

Nature Watch: Black Leopard Photographed After 100 years

CNN   Thursday February 21, 2019

The mythical African black leopard really does exist. Biologists shot rare footage and stills of the sleek big cat walking majestically in Kenya -- the first time the animal has been photographed in Africa since 1909, reports CNN. (Note: Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper said that its photographer Phoebe Okall shot an image of a black leopard in 2013.) Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas fulfilled a lifelong dream by photographing the cat and has blogged about his experience of a lifetime. "For me, no animal is shrouded in more mystery,” he noted.   Read the full Story >>

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