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Andy Summers – A Certain Strangeness

From July 28 to October 5, 2022, the Ernst Leitz Museum Wetzlar presents the extensive work show of the British photographer and musician Andy Summers.

Charm offensive: Perfect portraits for Tinder & Co.

When great love is just a mouse click away: More and more people today are getting to know each other via platforms like Parship and Tinder. A good portrait is extremely important here in the search for a partner. But what should it look like? We asked dating experts.

Interview: DFA Online - Active in the Photobubble

The German Photographic Academy, DFA, has been dedicated to artistic photography for more than 100 years and has taken a pioneering role with its numerous online activities. ProfiFoto spoke with Jürgen Scriba, DFA Managing Director and Technical Director of the conference streamings, and Boris…

Laowa - Compact macro

With the 90mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO, Laowa presents another 2:1 telephoto macro lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras. It is more compact than many comparable lenses on the market. The 13 lens elements in 10 groups and the apochromatic correction (APO) ensure high imaging performance with the…

Luminar Neo - Portrait Background Removal

Luminar Neo has been enhanced with yet another tool for tackling time-consuming photo editing tasks: Portrait Background Removal lets you make the background behind a subject transparent with a single click. Even individual hairs can be selected in an uncomplicated way.

Dayanita Singh - Dancing with my Camera

Since the 1980s, Dayanita Singh has been doing pioneering work in the field of photography, repeatedly overcoming the limitations of the medium. Dancing with my Camera presents the most important creative phases in the oeuvre of the internationally renowned artist - from her earliest works to the…

11th bpp Convention 2022 - With Jim Rakete

From October 2-3, 2022, the Association of Professional Portrait Photographers (bpp) will present its 11th convention with live shoots and lectures on all aspects of professional portrait photography, as well as the Evening of Honor with the presentation of the bpp Awards. Special guest is the…

About me: How to find the right words!

People find it incredibly difficult to talk or write about themselves. Even the "about me" texts in the portfolio or on the website of photographers are often not very creative or meaningful. A classic among them is the mention that you have photography in your blood and have been practicing it…

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Photography and the Metaverse

What are the significance and consequences of virtual parallel worlds for photography? A utopia.

Hermann Hirsch, Jan Leßmann + Eva Reisinger: Stadt. Land. Dorf.

Two young photographers move to the countryside and present the viewer with their lives away from romantic notions.

Panasonic Lumix GH6-Update & Cashback

Panasonic announces a firmware update to version 2.0 for the LUMIX GH6 mirrorless system camera to improve performance and usability. It also launches a LUMIX G Cashback promotion for select LUMIX G cameras and LEICA MicroFourThirds lenses.

ARRI Orbiter Fresnel lens

ARRI is expanding its portfolio of Orbiter optics with the Orbiter Fresnel Lens 15-65°. This makes the LED spotlight even more versatile and complements the already available Orbiter open-face lenses in 15°, 30° and 60°.

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Animal Influencers

Living cuddly animals as "petfluencers". How domestic pigs in bikinis suddenly become social media stars and staged dogs turn their owners into millionaires.

Reinbeckhallen Berlin - Jetzt: Magnum Photos

Exhibitions at the Helmut Newton Foundation and the Reinbeckhallen Foundation, Berlin, in September will showcase the current transformation and working methods of the Magnum Photos photography agency, as well as iconic photographs of stars from Hollywood's golden age.

Datacolor - Upgrade promotion

Datacolor offers creatives who own an older Spyder or X-Rite/Calibrite monitor calibration device the opportunity to purchase a cost-effective upgrade to SpyderX Elite. SpyderX Elite is Datacolor's flagship and therefore most comprehensive calibration tool.

Fidlock Snapsnap - Magnet mechanical camera strap

Fidlock has developed its Snapsnap magnetic-mechanical camera strap, a mounting system for medium and large cameras with heavy lenses up to a payload of 10 kg.

Sony #TakenWithXperia - alexanderheinrichs


Alexander is a professional photographer and photo designer with his own studio above the rooftops of Aschaffenburg. The spectrum of his work ranges from sophisticated product stills to corporate shots and people photography in the advertising sector. In addition, he imparts his…

Leica M-A „Titan“ Set

With the M-A "Titanium" set, Leica presents what is now the sixth titanium edition, continuing a tradition that began in 2001 with the Leica M6 TTL "Titanium".

18. Julia Margaret Cameron Awards for Women Photographers: Petra Gerwers – Time Travelers

"The Napalm Girl" - 50 Years After.

Nick Ut’s photo of burning Kim Phuc, one of the most important icons of photojournalism, was taken on June 8th 1972. 50 years later, photographer Petra Gerwers creates a bridge from the past to the present with her double portrait of the

two. The picture, which…

OLED cutting-edge technology for creative professionals

LG Electronics raises the bar for professional displays: The UltraFine OLED Pro monitors reproduce colors precisely with their self-luminous pixels and offer outstanding performance when editing SDR and HDR image material. Thus, the models meet the requirements of demanding creative professionals.