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Tech News: The Zeiss ZX1 Full-Frame Android Cam Costs $6,000

DIYPhotography   Friday October 16, 2020

It’s been two years since Zeiss announced the ZX1, a full-frame Android-powered camera, and now, notes DIY Photography, the ZX1 has finally become available for preorders. The camera features a full-frame 37.4MP CMOS sensor and lets you shoot up to 3 fps in burst mode and 4K30p video. The ISO ranges between 80 and 51200, and the camera is paired with ZEISS Distagon T* 35mm f/2 prime lens. Price: $6,000.   Read the full Story >>

Spotlight: Alain Schroeder Captures Korea's "Grandma Divers"

British Journal of Photography   Thursday October 15, 2020

Off the coast of South Korea, a community of aging women, called haenyeo, spend their days free diving from the black shores of Jeju Island in search of ocean delicacies. “The haenyeo of South Korea may be the last modern heroines whose story must be told,” says photographer Alain Schroeder, whose series “Grandma Divers” was named a winner of the British Journal of Photography’s “Portraits of Humanity 2020” competition and one of the images is featured in this years' American Photography Open Short List.. The images were shot against black backdrops set up wherever the haenyeo happened to be exiting the water.   Read the full Story >>

What We're Reading: Neon Noir Is the Dopest Film Genre You've Never Heard Of

nofilmschool   Thursday October 15, 2020

Influenced by German Expressionism, film noir has been used to show a cynical outlook on life since the 1930s. In 1959, film noir got an update. As Technicolor made its way into films, neo-noir began to play with the color pallet and moved further away from the shadows. Now, notes NoFilmSchool, there is neon-noir, which blends existential trauma and highly stylized visualizations. “Unlike film noir and neo-noir, the world of neon-noir films is accompanied by a loud electronic score, neon text plastered over scenes, all with a ‘hero’ experiencing urban isolation,” explains NFS.   Read the full Story >>

Exhibitions: How Cabinet Cards Launched Modern Photography

Amon Carter Museum   Friday October 16, 2020

Through Nov. 1 the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Ft. Worth, Texas, is presenting “Acting Out: Cabinet Cards and the Making of Modern Photography,” an exhibition offering what the museum calls the first-ever in-depth examination of the photographic phenomenon of cabinet cards. Cabinet cards were America’s main format for photographic portraiture through the last three decades of the nineteenth century. They transformed getting one’s portrait made from a formal event taken up once or twice in a lifetime into a commonplace practice.   Read the full Story >>

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