September 26, 2016  • 

As you might have heard, the Profoto D2 just came out. And in our October/November issue, we have a five-page, in-depth review by Patrick La Roque. He tested a pre-production unit and has shared his opinions on the experience. You'll find Patrick La Roque's "The Power and the Speed: Test Review of the New Profoto D2" in the October/November issue of Photo Life.

September 23, 2016  • 

5 Ways to Get Ready for The World We Live In Photo Contest

Are you considering submitting your images to our biggest annual photo contest, The World We Live In? Even if you've never entered a photo contest in your life, don't let the unknown hold you back! Here are five steps to ensure a smooth process. A good first step in preparing to enter a photo contest is to read the text about the themes and the...

September 23, 2016  • 

Cool Gadget: Sigma MC-11 Adapter

I’m a huge fan of mirrorless cameras, and I have a variety of older lenses from Pentax and Nikon that are great fun to shoot on a modern mirrorless camera. Inexpensive mechanical adapters work great; however, I also want to be able to use my modern, electronically controlled Canon mount lenses on a Sony E-Mount camera, so the new Sigma MC-11 EF...

September 22, 2016  • 

Sigma Introduces Three New Lenses

Gentec International, the exclusive Canadian distributor of Sigma lenses, has announced the newest portrait lens to the Sigma Art line, the Sigma 85 mm f/1.4 DG HSM | Art; the newest super telephoto to the Sigma Sports line, the Sigma 500 mm f/4 DG HSM | Sports; and the newest ultra-wide zoom to the Sigma Art line, the Sigma 12-24 mm f/4 DG HSM |...

September 21, 2016  • 

Climate Talks: Thoughtful Conversations Between Kids and Adults

Ryerson Image Centre commissioned these videos where kids interview adults like photographer Edward Burtynsky or their city councillor or local MP. In conjunction with Ryerson Image Centre's current exhibition, The Edge of the Earth, now on view in Toronto., these online videos are refreshing because they show thoughtful conversations between...

September 20, 2016  • 

The New Epson FastFoto FF-640

Epson FastFoto FF-640 Press release from Epson Canada Epson America, Inc. has introduced the FastFoto FF-640 high-speed photo scanning system poised to change the way people preserve and share the billions of photos tucked away in attics, basements, garages, and closets. An innovative alternative to flatbed scanners and costly third-party...

September 20, 2016  • 

Sony Announces New Full-Frame α99 II A-Mount Camera

Sony Electronics has introduced their new flagship A-mount camera, the α99 II. Reaffirming Sony’s commitment to produce industry leading A-mount cameras, the impressive new camera combines the best of many of their latest digital imaging innovations including a new Hybrid Phase Detection AF system with exclusive Sony A-mount features such as...

September 19, 2016  • 

Nikon’s New Line of KeyMission Cameras

Nikon Canada has announced the new line of KeyMission action cameras that encourages users to discover, capture and share their personal missions from an entirely new perspective. Rooted in Nikon’s legendary excellence in imaging innovation, this new camera lineup offers users a hands-free way to push the limits and document their adventures...

September 16, 2016  • 

Profoto’s New D2

With the ability to freeze action at up to 1/63,000 of a second, to shoot bursts of 20 images per second and sync with camera shutter speeds as fast as 1/8,000 of a second, the D2 is redefining the definition of speed in monolights. “For a photographer, every new day is a new challenge. So for them, speed isn’t one thing—it’s many....

September 14, 2016  • 

The Aimia|AGO Photography Prize Exhibition

The Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto is presenting the work of the four finalists for the Aimia|AGO Photography Prize and an online exhibition is on view here. The prize of $50,000 is awarded to one person, selected by public vote online or in person. This year's finalists are Talia Chetrit (USA), Jimmy Robert (France), Ursula Schulz-Dornburg...

September 13, 2016  • 

5 Interesting Reads

Bill Cunnigham's photo archives are estimated to be worth around $1 million. Have you ever tried scanner photography? What's your approach to branding? Need some ideas for photography projects this weekend? Saying yes is powerful.

September 12, 2016  • 

Sony Announces New Power Zoom Lens and Action Cam

Offering moviemakers a powerful new creative tool, Sony has developed an advanced Super 35 mm / APS-C format power zoom lens that starts at 18 mm wide angle and extends to 110 mm at the telephoto end (27 mm – 165 mm equiv. in 35-mm format. m format). The new lens has a 6.1x high zoom ratio, even with inner focus, and maintains a constant f/4...

September 9, 2016  • 

5 Interesting Reads

Photo-printed fabrics are popular on the runways. Try some of these ideas if you don't want to go to school for photography Have you ever done a 365-day photo challenge? Here is an argument against film photography. Are you curious why people use Snapchat?

September 8, 2016  • 

Peak Design Everyday Sling Review

Following the success of its Everyday Messenger photo bags, Peak Design is taking it to a new level by proposing three new bags that will be available soon. These models—a backpack, a tote and a sling—are available now (through this Friday, September 9) for pre-order on Kickstarter. We had tested the Everyday Messenger bags (the 13” and...

September 7, 2016  • 

Louie Palu’s Photography on View in Toronto

Louie Palu's Cage Call 25 is on view at the Alliance Française Toronto in the Galerie Pierre Léon until October 1. This retrospective looks at Palu's photographic documentation of the hard rock mining communities from 1991 to 2005 in Ontario and Northern Quebec.