March 19, 2018 Donald Scarinci

When DxO acquired Nik Collection from Google, its fate was unclear. In good news for the dedicated users of the photo editing software, Google reversed course and confirmed that a new version will be released in 2018. The Nik Collection includes seven desktop image editing plug-ins that are popular with both professional and amateur photographers. The software suite includes color-correcting, image sharpening, and retouching tools. Silver Efex Pro is a great app for creating stunning black and white images, while Analog Efex Pro allows users to add a vintage look to photographs without the need for old-school equipment. Google acquired…

March 5, 2018 Donald Scarinci

Nikon’s Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR is a refresh of one of the best telephoto lenses on the market. The Best just got a lot better. This expensive specialty lens is designed for sports, wildlife and action photography, the lens is fast, durable and delivers outstanding images. It also performs excellent in low-light conditions. “Lighter and more rugged than its acclaimed predecessor, the AF-S NIKKOR 400mm f/2.8E FL ED VR frees professionals and passionate shooters to capture the thrill of sports, action and wildlife with staggering clarity and precision, even when shooting handheld in challenging lighting conditions,” Nikon…

February 20, 2018 Donald Scarinci

As the year draws to a close, Flickr has released the top 25 photos of 2017. According to the photo-sharing website, the images were determined with an engagement algorithm and with Flickr staff curation. As the website explained: To reach this final list, we started with an algorithm that calculated the top photos based on a number of social and engagement metrics, for example, how many times the photo was viewed, faved, or shared. Flickr staff curated that raw data to avoid the results being a complete popularity contest. We also limited selections to one photo per photographer who placed…