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WPPI Feb. 24-25, 2018 Las Vegas!

By Edmund Olszewski

Why Attend WPPI

Why Attend

REGISTER NOW for WPPI 2018! Advance pricing ends January 31.

All PHOTO+ members receive a complimentary Full Platform Pass for WPPI 2018 and a $50 discount on all Photo Walks, PLUS Classes and Master Classes.

Not a member? Join now.

The Premier Industry Event for Wedding & Portrait Photographers

The annual WPPI Conference + Expo specializes in the creative and business aspects of wedding and portrait photography and filmmaking. Each year, thousands of professional and aspiring photographers and filmmakers attend WPPI to network, learn new techniques from industry leaders, build new relationships to grow their business, experience new products, gear, and solutions from the world’s top photo suppliers, improve their productivity, and enjoy the many attractions in Las Vegas. The 2018 WPPI Conference + Expo will take place at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. The conference will run February 25-28, with the Expo February 26-28. Live judging of the ANNUAL competition takes place February 24-25.

Get more information on becoming a member, and get a free Full Platform Pass to WPPI 2018.


  • Meet the New Stars of WPPI, and learn more about the seminars they’ll be presenting at the 2018 conference, including: Jordan Bunch, Jane and Steve Pilkerton, and Sharron Goodyear & Barrie Downie.
  • Why you should come to WPPI 2018.
  • WPPI and Rangefinder‘s own Jacqueline Tobin recently sat down with The Click Cartel to discuss how to get your work in front of the right people. Listen to the full interview.
  • WPPI 2018 Attendee Connect is now live! You can use Connect to email and schedule meetings with exhibitors, and add sessions to your personal show calendar.
  • Watch our recent Facebook Live broadcast in which Jerry and Melissa Ghionis went over highlights for this year’s WPPI → continue…

    From:: Student Filmmakers

WD launches two new portable SSDs designed for photographers and drone users

In addition to revealing the world’s smallest 1TB USB-C flash drive, Western Digital has launched two new portable SSDs specifically designed for “avid photographers and drone enthusiasts” at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD offers both high performance and durability in an extremely portable package, while the My Passport Wireless SSD gives photographers a solid state version of WD’s popular My Wireless Pro, which features built-in WiFi, an SD card slot, and other convenient features for photographers on-the-go.

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD

The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a lightweight (79g / .17lbs) pocket-sized USB-C drive encased in a durable housing with an IP55 dust- and water-resistant rating. Thanks to the housing, the drive can withstand operating temperatures ranging from 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F), as well as storage temperatures ranging from -20°C to 70°C (-4°F to 158°F).

The Extreme Portable SSD drive has a USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface, read speeds up to 550MB/s, and out-of-the-box compatibility with Windows and macOS.

The drives are currently listed on SanDisk’s website as “not in stock” at the following capacities and price points: 250GB for $100, 500GB for $170, 1TB for $350, and 2TB for $700.

WD My Passport Wireless SSD

The My Passport Wireless SSD, as the name suggests, is a solid state version/update to the original My Passport Wireless Pro that we reviewed and actually quite liked.

Housed in an enclosure with an integrated 802.11ac wireless connection, this drive allows users to access content on the drive over WiFi, including streaming 4K videos to a computer or mobile device. The wireless feature works with the My Cloud mobile app, as well as some third-party apps including LumaFusion and FiLMiC Pro.

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From:: DPreview

Sony Xperia XA2 and XA 2 Ultra put high-end camera tech in mid-range phones

Most mobile manufacturers tend to unveil new flagship smartphones at or around MWC in February or IFA in September, but occasionally interesting mid-rangers pop up at CES as well. That’s the case with the Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra devices, which were just launched this morning at the Las Vegas show.

Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 630 chipset and sporting 1080p Full-HD displays, the new devices fit squarely in the mid-range bracket of the market, and yet they boast a lot of camera technology from the Japanese manufacturer’s high-end Xperia XZ flagship models, making them an appealing option for mobile photographers who can do without the most powerful processor or highest screen resolution.

Both models feature 1/2.3-inch 23MP Exmor RS sensors in the rear camera. The imager chip is coupled with an F2.0 aperture and the camera offers a 24mm equivalent focal length, phase detection autofocus, LED flash and 4K video recording. There’s also a 120 fps slow-motion mode; however, XA2 users will have to make do without the XZ models’ unique 1000 fps ultra-slow-motion feature. In typical Sony fashion, optical image stabilization has been omitted as well.

While the main cameras are identical on the standard XA2 and the Ultra model, there is a difference at the front. The XA2 features an 8MP camera with a 120° field of view, while the Ultra model features an additional stabilized 16MP camera with a 80° field of view, allowing users to easily switch between solo and group selfies. Other differences between the two models are pretty much limited to screen size (5.3-inch on the XA2 vs 6-inch on the Ultra) and battery (3200 mAh on the XA2 vs 3500 mAh on the Ultra).

The XA2 models will be available from February, and will retail → continue…

From:: DPreview

Watch the Sony CES live stream event now

By SonyAlpha Admin

At 5pm Las Vegas time (2am in Berlin) Sony will live stream the press conference. If you have issues watching the stream please click over to Sony UK. What to expect? Nothing Alpha related a part of a new module for the RX0. All I got from anonymous sources is probably wrong. Like for example […]

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From:: Sony Alpha Rumors

DJI Reveals New Handheld Stabilizers at CES 2018 – Osmo Mobile 2 and Ronin-S

By Yossy Mendelovich

DJI is aiming straight at the mobile & DSLR/mirrorless market with two new single-handed stabilizers. Meet Osmo Mobile 2 and Ronin-S, both of which will be presented at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.

Osmo Mobile 2 – an improved handheld smartphone camera stabilizer

The Osmo Mobile 2 has a lightweight design, a built-in three-axis gimbal and supports pivoting between landscape and portrait orientation (by the two-way mobile clamp). DJI’s SmoothTrack technology detects how you are moving the camera and compensates, so it becomes a smoother, more “cinematic” shot. On top of that, user experience has been improved and all the controls where simplified, DJI claims it’s now more similar to operating “a professional camera”.

Design that supports switching between landscape and portrait orientation

According to DJI, one of the main advantages is the battery life that goes up to 15 hours, since the Oslo Mobile 2 is equipped with more powerful built-in battery system. That is a significant achievement comparing to 5 hours in the original Osmo Mobile’s battery.

The product has also some cool capabilities shooting various styles like panoramic, time-lapse, motionlapse, hyperlapse, slow-mo and Zoom Control, which is pretty neat. Zoom Control is a built-in zoom slider that lets you completely operate your smartphone camera from the handle with more fluid, cinematic zoom.

For more info, checkout product’s web page.

Ronin-S – DJI’s first single-handed stabilizer for DSLR and mirrorless cameras

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From:: Cinema 5d

CES 2018: Sony releases 48th E-Mount. The 18-135 F3.5-5.6 APS-C E-mount PLUS a more shiny a6300

By Erik Naso

CES 2018 in Las Vegas is almost here and while it’s not the show for high-end cinema cameras they have plenty of cool gadgets and oh yeah, cameras and lenses!…

The post CES 2018: Sony releases 48th E-Mount. The 18-135 F3.5-5.6 APS-C E-mount PLUS a more shiny a6300 appeared first on Newsshooter.

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From:: News Shooter

New Cinema EOS Camera Coming to NAB 2018 (CR3]

By Canon Rumors We’ve confirmed that at least one Cinema EOS camera will be announced ahead of NAB 2018 in April in Las Vegas. We previously reported that a 6K camera was coming in 2018, and wondered if it would be called the C900. We can confirm that it will not be called the C900 and will be … → continue…

From:: Canon Rumors