David Schonauer

Tech News: Laowa 100mm 2x Macro Lens for Canon RF and Nikon Z Mounts

PetaPixel   Thursday April 30, 2020

Venus Optics has announced that its ultra-popular Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO lens—one of the best and most affordable macro lenses on the market—is now available for Nikon’s Z and Canon’s EOS R full-frame mirrorless cameras. The lens’s low $450 price tag comes with some trade-offs, namely: no in-lens image stabilization and no autofocus. But the former isn’t a problem for Nikon Z shooters, since they have IBIS built in, notes PetaPixel.   Read the full Story >>

Trending: During Lockdown, Photographer Creates Epic Adventure Photos, Indoors

By David Schonauer   Thursday April 30, 2020

Erin Davis is in coronavirus lockdown. But the Los Angeles-based photographer, blogger and outdoor enthusiast has been documenting some epic treks into the outback. Without leaving her apartment, Davis has photographed a sandstone canyon hike, a canoe trip into an ice cave, and more, with the help of tiny figurines from a toy train set, paper bags, pillows and sheets. "I'm always thinking about …   Read the full Story >>

What We're Reading: Film Photography Can Never Be Replaced

WIRED   Wednesday April 29, 2020

The standard explanation for retro trends, which has been used to account for the return of vinyl records and analog film, is that the future is coming on too fast. But there’s more to the resurgence of analog photography than that, declares Wired: Old-school image-making liberates us from algorithms—and helps us pursue an unfiltered connection with our own creativity.   Read the full Story >>

Online Exhibition: Rineke Dijkstra's Group Portraits

AnOther   Wednesday April 29, 2020

Many of Dutch photographer and filmmaker Rineke Dijkstra’s most famous images feature people alone, including her ’90s-era portraits of adolescents standing on a beach. But, notes AnOther, Dijkstra is also beguiled by group portraiture, the subject of her new online exhibition at London’s Marian Goodman gallery. “I am always looking for authenticity in people, their individuality and how they distinguish from others,” Dijkstra tells AnOther, “but also, what connects them and how people relate to each other.”   Read the full Story >>

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