Welcome to the second issue of Lens, a photography industry blog, with news and articles about Fujifilm, Adobe Premiere Pro, Cannon, Photoshop, Tamron and Flash.

12 Fantastic Tips for Foggy Forest Photography

Foggy forest photos are a beautiful and ethereal interplay between the sharp, defined, and intricate lines and geometry of trees and the nebulous fog. With the challenging conditions, they can be a bit tricky to shoot, however, but this great video will give you a wide range of helpful tips to get fantastic shots.

Read more at https://fstoppers.com/education/12-fantastic-tips-foggy-forest-photography-481529

What is the Right Gear for Landscape Photography?

Landscape photography can become an addiction — including your photography gear. When is the right time to give in to the urge of trying something new — and what's important in the beginning?

Read more at https://fstoppers.com/originals/what-right-gear-landscape-photography-481015

Fujifilm X-T4 Shipping already in USA (at Some Stores)

UPDATE: in Europe it is shipping already since April 28. A fellow FR-reader contacted me, telling me that his Fujifilm X-T4 started shipping from a US retailer a few days ago.

Read more at https://www.fujirumors.com/fujifilm-x-t4-shipping-already-in-usa-at-some-stores/

Tamron USA announces new lens instant savings for Mother’s Day

Tamron USA, Inc. announced Instant Savings for Mother’s Day on three of the company’s best-selling zoom lenses. The world’s only 22.2X All-In-One Zoom, 18-400mm, for crop-sensor Canon and Nikon DSLRs as well as crop-sensor mirrorless cameras with the manufacturer adapter has a $100 Instant Savings.

Read more at https://photorumors.com/2020/05/01/tamron-usa-announces-new-lens-instant-savings-for-mothers-day/

A Beginner’s Guide to Focus Stacking

Focus stacking is a fun and easy technique you can do right at home with nothing more than your camera, lens, and editing software. In fact, the Fujifilm X-T2, X-T3, and X-T4 series of cameras—and many others—contain a “focus bracketing” feature that lets you do this automatically.

Read more at http://petapixel.com/2020/05/01/a-beginners-guide-to-focus-stacking/

Making an Instagram grid with Photoshop

Ever wonder how people were making an Instagram grid photo piece on Instagram? Using Photoshop, you can create 1×3, 2×3, 3×3 and other multiple format layouts.

Read more at https://photofocus.com/software/making-an-instagram-grid-with-photoshop/

My Top-10 Most-Asked Questions About Flash

It was Flash Q&A day this week on “The Grid” (my weekly photography talk show), and not only did I cover my Top 10 most-asked questions about Flash, but we answered a ton of questions from our viewers as well.

Read more at https://scottkelby.com/most-top-10-most-asked-questions-about-flash/

Adobe tweaks Creative Residency program to launch $1M support fund for visual creatives

Adobe has announced the latest iteration of its Adobe Creative Resident program, one that has changed substantially in light of the coronavirus pandemic. This year, Adobe says that it will only select two Creative Residents, but that it will also launch a $1 million Creative Residency Community Fund intended to support creators during the economic downturn.

Read more at https://www.dpreview.com/news/1920120298/adobe-tweaks-creative-residency-program-to-launch-1m-support-fund-for-visual-creatives

Should Professional Photographers Use Tiktok?

If another social media craze comes out, I think I just might tear out my eyelashes one-by-one. I’m sure many of us professional photographers have thought that (or something similar) when we’re daunted by the task of keeping up with today’s culture. However, Instagram turned out to be pretty powerful for photographers. Snapchat, maybe not so much. What about TikTok?

Read more at http://petapixel.com/2020/04/30/should-professional-photographers-use-tiktok/

Two more EOS R bodies are coming in 2021

I have been told that Canon’s roadmap shows two more EOS R bodies are to be announced and released in 2021.

Read more at https://www.canonrumors.com/two-more-eos-r-bodies-are-coming-in-2021-cr2/

How to Edit a Video From Start to Finish in Adobe Premiere

Adobe Premiere Pro is a tremendously complicated program with a wide range of features, effects, and capabilities, and it can be a bit overwhelming when you are new to it and learning how to edit video. If you are struggling a bit, this excellent video will show you an eight-step process for editing a video from start to finish in Premiere Pro.

Read more at https://fstoppers.com/education/how-edit-video-start-finish-adobe-premiere-480771

Fujifilm is also postponing the announcement of their financial results

Since it will take more time than we expected to close consolidated financial statements due to the spread of infection of COVID-19, the Company hereby announces that we have decided to postpone the announcement of financial results (consolidated) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020 to May 22, 2020, which was originally scheduled for May 13, 2020.

Read more at https://photorumors.com/2020/04/28/fujifilm-is-also-postponing-the-announcement-of-their-financial-results/