Derrick Story’s second edition of The Apple Photos Book for Photographers is now available.
“For photographers who are more than just casual snapshooters, or who are making the transition from Aperture, iPhoto, or simply the previous version of Photos, The Apple Photos Book for Photographers, 2nd Edition, by Derrick Story shines a light on the true sophistication of this app and the ecosystem it taps into. From the point of view of a working photographer, Derrick provides everything you need to know to get the most out of the imaging tools built into Mac OS X and iCloud.”
The Apple Photos Book for Photographers, 2nd Edition is available for $28.73 here on Amazon.com.
Here’s a one-day only deal that kicked off a couple hours ago… B&H has the 15.4″ Apple MacBook Pro (late 2016 model) for $1799 (reg. $2399). This MacBook Pro has a 2.6GHz Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD and 2GB VRAM, along with the Touch Bar. B&H also includes a pair of JBL E45BT Bluetooth headphones and a 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 (a $169 value). Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.
For more great deals this month, follow along on our Black Friday Camera Deals.
Now that the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are out, we are starting to see some real world footage and comparisons. In this interesting test, Jonathan Morrison pits the iPhone 8 against the $30,000 RED EPIC-W for a slow motion comparison at 1080p and 240fps. Apple continues to impress with the photo and video features and 240fps genuinely looks great on the iPhone 8.
Of course, if you’ve got a $30k camera at your disposal, you aren’t interested in shooting alternatively with the iPhone 8. However, the iPhone 8 makes a great slow motion camera for the rest of us.
Apple updated the MacBook Pro this week, along with a number of other products in its lineup. The notable upgrade points include a Intel’s faster seventh-generation Kaby Lake processors, along with updated graphics.
The graphics bump from the Intel Iris 540/550 to the Intel Iris Plus 640/650 in the 13″ models. The MacBook Pro 15″ models jump from the AMD Radeon Pro 450/455 to the Radeon Pro 555/560.
Overall, the jumps appear in specs and performance seem to be rather mild. Geekbench shows up to a 20% jump over the 2016 model performance in dedicated tests; however, the difference in real world benefits are likely negligible.
When Blackmagic Design unveiled Davinci Resolve 12 a couple years ago at NAB 2015, the company raised lots of eyebrows with what it presented as a full-fledged NLE for video editing from start to finish with all the power of Resolve’s color grading tools in it as well. It had a dot-five upgrade last year to give us Resolve 12.5 and this year gets a full version-and-a-half jump with an impressive set of new features. [Read more…]