Who knows when (if?) the elusive 40MP Pentax 645D medium-format digital camera will become available in the U.S. Though the long-awaited camera appears to be launching in Japan in June, repeated queries to our Pentax contact here in the States about the camera’s domestic availability have not been returned.
While we sit twiddling our thumbs in the U.S., here’s something to chew on: a handful of full resolution sample images shot with the confounded 645D have just been posted on the Pentax Japan website.
Like other photographers who excel at shooting group portraits, celebrity photographer Christopher Patey says he owes much to the influence of legendary photographer Irving Penn. “He was one of the masters of composing group shots, and I find myself pulling references from him almost every time in a creative conversation with an editor about group... More ›
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South African photographer Sam Nzima, whose iconic photograph (right) from a Soweto uprising in 1976 helped turn world opinion against apartheid, died Saturday in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, according to press reports. He was 83. Nzima’s famous photograph showed a distraught 18-year-old named Mbuyisa Makhubo carrying the dead body of 13-year-old Hector Pieterson, a student... More ›