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Two years ago, Los Angeles-based photogapher Shane Sato turned to Kickstarter to fund the production of the second Go For Broke Spirit photo book. This entailed traveling to the Midwest and East Coast to continue documenting the Japanese-American World War II veterans or the Nisei -- the second generation veterans of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service. Well, he's glad to report that he was able to do just that, but he still needs help with funding for publishing the book. Hence, the need for a second Kickstarter campaign with the goal of raising $15,000.
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DXOMark are known for putting lenses, and other photography gear through stringent tests, and then they publish their findings so that consumers can make more educated decisions before dropping large chunks of change on new equipment. Their lens tests check for sharpness, distortion, vignetting, transmission, and chromatic aberration. When you couple DXOMark findings with our reviews, you can be absolutely sure that you're getting the best information from both controlled environments, and real world tests. A lot of people take DXOMark findings with a pinch of salt, but if they help you make a better purchasing decisions, go ahead and soak up their findings, and then read our reviews which are linked here as well. Below are to the 10 best performing lenses according to DXOMark for May 2019.
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You're probably wondering why anyone would want to create hard light with a softbox. Isn't the point of a softbox to create gorgeous, flattering light with soft shadows? Well the answer is yes to that, but as we all know, many items have multiple uses, and it turns out that a softbox can be a great tool for creating hard shadows. After the break we have a video for you that demonstrates how you can create moody shadows with a small softbox.
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Looking for fresh documentary photography projects that you can explore in photo book form? We spotted an interesting project by Jeff Sonnabend, who is currently funding a print run of his art quality photo book titled Bowling the American Dream. Whether you're interested in sports-related projects, have fond memories of bowling alleys in your town, or are curious about this particular slice of the American Dream, this could be a photo book project that you can support.
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Mankind has been turning to the stars and planets from our solar system and beyond in the name of art and science. With so much still out there to discover, the cosmos remains a potent source of creative inspiration for many. Take Nate Rochefort, for example, who has been busy making planets out of common things and photographing them. He's got quite a fascinating selection of imaginary worlds now, all of them guaranteed to tickle the fancy of space fans and astrophotographers (who definitely have photographing real planets on their bucket list).
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Have you ever wanted to be able to create professional looking invitations, greeting cards, announcements and souvenirs quickly, and easily? If so this amazing sale is for you. We have found a limited time deal that will get you over 1,000 incredible text overlays that will help you create all of the above, and more for just $29! This bundle is usually $150, but for a limited time it has a discount of $121! Check out all the details about this deal after the break.
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Work smarter not harder. That's what I was always told growing up, and the same rings true today. These photography accessories will definitely allow you to work smarter, and they will help you create amazing images. Need some more SD cards? The SanDisk Ultra 64GB is just $11.99! Want to play with with ND and graduated filters? The Neewer Complete Cokin P ND and graduated filter kit is only $21.99. If it's a new tripod you need, the Vanguard Alta Pro 263 AGH with grip head has a discount of $62.75 bringing it down to just $169.95. The Godox AD600 rechargeable strobe is a steal at $529, and the Wacom Bamboo One Drawing pad is a bargain at just $147. Check out all of the photography accessories and their deep discounts after the break.
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Those who are looking into adding some bokeh goodness to their photos may want to check out the latest in Lomography's Art Lens lineup. Say hello to the new Petzval 55mm f1.7 MKII, which the company has recently announced as the first Lomography Art Lens that it especially designed for mirrorless cameras.  
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With the YASHICA Absolute - [Premiere] campaign now on its last 8 days, the Hong Kong-based company has announced a new black and white film joining its roster. But the bigger question is, why the hell are they even doing this? WHY? Well, to rake in more of the money, of course.
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With 102 Megapixels at the heart of the new Fujifilm GFX 100 camera, there is a very justified reason for having image stabilization built into the camera. While traditional medium format users wouldn't necessarily think this, Fujifilm has been working hard to change the way that we think about the larger sensor space. So with the Fujifilm GFX 100, they brought image stabilization to it partially because it's a camera that is designed to be handheld and used for professional lifestyle work. So while you can still use this camera in the studio or locked down onto a tripod to shoot a landscape, the image stabilization helps you to do things like adventure and sports photography.
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