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Behind the scenes: Shooting Lamborghinis in the snow

Every year, Lamborghini puts on something called the “Winter Accademia.” It’s a week-long event wherein professional racing drivers teach clients how to drive the latest Lamborghini supercars on snow and ice—in short: one of the coolest events a motorsport photographer could cover. And this year, motorsport photojournalist Jamey Price was there to document the whole thing.

I stumbled across Jamey’s story earlier this week on Facebook, where he shared the Behind the Scenes video above. But rather than just post the video without further context, I reached out and asked Jamey for some details about the Winter Accademia and what it’s like to shoot it.

What he ended up sending us is worth publishing in full, so read on to find out what it’s like to shoot the Lamborghini Winter Accademia 2018, and then scroll through the gallery at the bottom to see some Jamey’s favorite shots from the event.

Shooting the Lamborghini Winter Accademia 2018

Every winter, Lamborghini North America organizes a driving event called Winter Accademia for existing and prospective clients to drive the latest Lamborghini models on snow and ice. Most people see a Lamborghini as an exotic car meant for driving in “normal” conditions, but in reality, with a little help from Pirelli winter tires with small metal studs, they are more than capable as performance cars on the ice too.

I’ve been fortunate to work with Lamborghini since 2013 covering races, as well as private driving events, concours and auto shows around the United States. This is simply one of the many events that is organized for the brand during the year. But as you can guess, it’s one of my favorites.

Lamborghini descended on Hotel Sacacombie on the lake that bears the same name in Quebec for a week of driving in → continue…

From:: DPreview

Adobe Creative Cloud prices will increase April 16th, Photography Plan will stay the same

Yesterday, a few of our staffers received an email from Adobe warning them that, in a little over a month, the price of their Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions would increase on their next renewal date. The email read:

Dear *subscriber*

The price of Creative Cloud will increase on April 16, 2018. However, your price will not change until your next renewal date. Please note that this is the first time in over five years that we’ve raised the base price of Creative Cloud.

The price of Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps will change to US$52.99/month on your renewal date of *insert date here*. A reminder email will be sent to you as your renewal date gets closer.

It seems these prices changes were initially announced in October at Adobe MAX, but the email still came as news to us. So when we received the notice, we reached out to Adobe to confirm and to ask if the Creative Cloud Photography plan pricing would also increase.

Here’s what we got back:

As announced in October 2017 at Adobe MAX, for the first time since the introduction of Creative Cloud five years ago, a modest adjustment in commercial pricing will take effect for customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico on April 16, 2018 or at existing customers’ next contract renewal. Beginning April 16, new subscribers will benefit from the current pricing and can lock in a year subscription at no additional charge. Prices will vary by plans—for example, Creative Cloud for Individuals All App annual plans will experience a 6% increase to $52.99 per month from $49.99 per month. These pricing updates do not impact our Student/Education, Creative Cloud Photography, XD or Acrobat CC plans.

For more pricing details visit: https://theblog.adobe.com/adobe-updates-creative-cloud-pricing/

So, the good news for photographers is → continue…

From:: DPreview

10 Great Movies That Will Make You Lose Your Faith in Humanity

By Diamantakos Yannis

Human society evolves rapidly day after day. There have been many glorious achievements for humanity in the quest for evolvement and self-discovery. Sadly, there are far too many atrocities in human history as well. From the smaller and publicly unknown crimes committed inside a family home to World War-level atrocities, humans have proved time and time again that they can be a truly vicious species.

Egoistic reasons, insanity, greed, or just the sheer audacity of the power-hungry human race wanting to exceed nature itself leads to dehumanization and often reveals society’s crumbling infrastructure.

Here are 10 movies that are prime examples of humanity’s cruelty, vanity and arrogance that make you lose your faith in it.

The list is not a top 10, and the order of the movies is random. One does not simply rank human brutality and madness…

10. Leviathan (2014)


Andrey Zvyagintsev is a great filmmaker whose filmography may be relatively small, but his films are always relevant and enduring, dealing mostly with themes of everyday life and how tragedy befalls ordinary people.

Like his outstanding film debut “The Return” (“Vozvrashchenie”) (2003), “Leviathan” tells the story of a simple man engulfed in tragedy, hopelessness and pain as he tries to prevent the demolition of his home. He tries to deal with political corruption, lawyers’ empty words and false promises, and everyday struggles as he sees further misfortunes befalling his family.

According to the director, the story is based on real-life events that occurred in the United States when a man named Marvin Heemeyer attempted to demolish the town hall and mayor’s house after colliding with him on zoning disputes.

The protagonist, Kolya, is tragic figure, seeing his life disintegrating day by day, unable to react. Everything he tries to deal with, from the → continue…

From:: Taste Of Cinema