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LG launches G3 Beat with Laser AF

LG has announced the G3 Beat which in Europe will be marketed as the G3 „s“. With a smaller screen and downgraded specs compared to the LG flagship phone G3, the G3 Beat is to the G3 pretty much what the G2 Mini was to the G2. Despite its mid-range positioning the G3 Beat has a lot to offer to mobile photographers - click through to read more at connect.dpreview.com.

How to Create Amazing Reflection Photos using Puddles

People are captivated by reflections, and photographers eagerly seek out still bodies of water in order to capture stunning reflection shots. But a perfect reflection may be closer than you think, especially if it has just been raining. Show More Summary

Kirsty Mitchell’s ‘The Fade Of Fallen Memories’ Is An Ode To Passion And Details

If you are not familiar with Kirsty Mitchell you may want to take a few minutes and check her work. Her latest project, Wonderland (previously) is already one of our all time favorites. Today, Kirsty released a new installment of the series and it is as amazing as everything that led to it. This piece [...]Show More Summary

Epic Survival Test: Camera Straps vs. Tractor

If there ever was a golden era of camera straps, I’d say this era is now. The amount of innovation and thought invested in this simple device is certainly reaching new peaks. Since straps are so different in the sets of features they provide, we wanted to subject them all to a uniform test. And [...]Show More Summary

Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio

A flying flash rig that tracks the position of both photographer and subject to maintain consistent lighting angles has been developed by researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Cornell University. In a project designed...Show More Summary

How to Change Clock Faces on You Android Wear Watch

One of the coolest part about Android Wear watches is the fact that you can change their faces on-the-fly. Which means that instead of having to stare at the same old analog face day in and day out, you can go from a funky digital face, to an artsy anal

Samung Galaxy S4 Zoom gets Android 4.4 KitKat update

The Galaxy S4 Zoom, Samsung's first attempt to fit a zoom lens into an Android-powered smartphone-style body, is getting an update with the latest Android version: 4.4 KitKat. The new software version will give S4 Zoom users access to...Show More Summary

Microsoft Urges Users to Use Weak Passwords

Microsoft researchers recommend that users pick weak passwords and reuse them — but only on low-impact sites.

Practical Shots: How They Executed the Car Chase Sequence for The Raid 2

Sometimes the film you’re watching has a scene that you just can’t comprehend; you start asking yourself how in the world they could have pulled a shot like that off, and you’re absolutely sure there must have been some green-screen involved. Though this scene may not be entirely unbelievable, it’s one of those scenes for [...]Show More Summary

'Destiny' and Console Exclusivity: Why It's Gone Too Far

Activision's upcoming "Destiny" game has PlayStation-exclusive goodies that Xbox fans will have to wait a year to enjoy. Platform exclusivity has reached a tipping point.

5 Ways to Create Better Images Without Buying More Gear

You are a photographer. You love getting out there and doing your best to create great images. Photographers also love something else. Camera equipment. Sometimes you may find that you spend more time searching for a new lens, filter or accessory than actually photographing with it. Show More Summary

Iconic 'Flag Over Reichstag' Leica to go Under the Hammer

The Lecia III used by Yevgeni Khaldei to take Raising a Flag Over The Reichstag is to go on sale in Hong Kong this November with a guide price of $390,000 - 580,000. Khaldei took the famous shot in 1945, as Russian troops overran Berlin in the final days of World War II. Learn more

Deal Aleart: Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera Under $500

We don’t usually share deals. There are sites that do that far better. But this offer from Black Magic just can’t be ignored. Black Magic currently offers their Pocket Cinema Camera for $495 over at B&H. As it sold for about $1000 until 30 minutes ago this is not a bad deal at all. This [...]Show More Summary

Mind Boggling Ultraviolet Shoot 2 Years In The Making

Sometime making a great photo is all about getting the courage to ask making it. Photographer Benjamin Von Wong recently completed a spectacular photoshoot involving one of the most talented make up artists I’ve seen – Michael Rosner. It took Ben almost two years to bring a plan together that would make a fantastic shoot [...]Show More Summary

Using Composition to Create More Powerful Portraits

As part of my series on portrait photography, in this article, I will discuss composition, one of the most important aspects of creating a good portrait image. Are there any laws regarding framing a portrait? Can I leave hands, fingers,...Show More Summary

How They Shot The Iconic Exploding Head Scene in Scanners

In today’s movies have exploding heads, torsos and all around exploding bodies is quite common, thanks for the aid of special digital effects, but back in the 80?s getting someone’s head to explode was not as easy as starting after affects. Scanners, David Cronenberg’s 1981 classic happens in a world where certain people have the [...]Show More Summary

Smartphones Won’t Kill GoPro – But Licensing Ripoffs, Boring Video and Bad Videographers Will

You may have heard the controversy around the recent Barrons article GoPro’s Thrill-Filled IPO Adventure May End Badly, by Alexander Eule that caused GoPro’s stock to take big hit in response. It even sparked a rebuttal by Gizmodo: No, Smartphones Aren’t Going To Kill GoPro by Michael Hession. Well, you’ve heard it here first – smartphones [...]Show More Summary

New York Judge: The 4th Amendment Doesn’t Pertain to Online Storage

US Magistrate James Francis, a New York judge, recently made a controversial ruling two months ago that you may want to know about. The decision, made in a case against Microsoft, declared that US search warrants apply to digital information even if its stored overseas. The ruling was given after Microsoft was ordered to hand [...]Show More Summary

One step ahead: Nikon 1 V3 Review

We've just completed our full review of the Nikon 1 V3, that manufacturer's enthusiast mirrorless camera. The V3 offers an 18.4 megapixel 1"-type CMOS sensor, a significant gain in resolution over its 14.2 megapixel V2 predecessor. Since...Show More Summary

iWatch May Come in Three Models, Two Sizes

The latest reports out of Taiwan indicate Apple is making three models of the iWatch.

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