This Week in the World #21

This Week in the World looks at tips & tricks, photo news, product releases, and other interesting stories we stumbled across this week.

In case you somehow haven’t heard by now, LumoPro officially announced their new LP180 Quad-Sync Manual Flash. The Strobist says the LP180 is “rock-solid, with a near-perfect feature set for lighting photographers. It’s the first flash that I actually prefer over a Nikon SB-800.” Pre-order it here! But first, check out this video of Kevin Deskins, LumoPro Product Manager, discussing the process of designing and creating the LP180:

I Heart Faces has some great, practical tips for taking photos of your kids this summer.

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Going on a safari this summer, or simply setting up shop in your backyard? Digital Camera World shows us 10 common wildlife photography mistakes and how to fix them.

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NoFilmSchool passes along 10 tips from StillMotion for taking your handheld camerawork to the next level.

Featureshoot spaces out with Megan Bigelow‘s celestial photos that explore the movement of light and energy.

Photo by Megan Bigelow

Photo by Megan Bigelow

Laugh it up, fuzzball: Via PetaPixelthese “lifestyle photos” featuring Wookies by Mako Miyamoto make us miss our childhood days on Kashyyyk.

Photo by Mako Miyamoto

Photo by Mako Miyamoto

You know what? According to Photofocus, some subjects look better in black & white than others. And that’s O.K.

We know you love opening up that aperture. But MCP Actions shows us why shallow depth of field may be ruining our photos.

And in case you missed it . . .

Winner’s Circle: Sara Rogers (June Photo Contest Winner)

Gearing Up: Easy Mac(ro)

Photo Frosh Photo Challenge #6: Low Angle

New To You: Have Fun with these Nikon Lenses

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