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These $4,000+ computers go head-to-head in the Mac vs PC Lightroom Showdown

This is one of those debates that’s been around for as long as I can remember.  It’s like Nikon vs. Canon, iPhone vs. Android, Ketchup vs. Mayo, and everybody’s going to have their own needs and opinions.  There’s generally no right answer in any of these debates, unless you have a specific need that forces [...]Show More Summary

How to make the perfect pinhole for your pinhole camera

Over the years, we’ve shared more than a handful of tutorials on how to make your very own pinhole camera. What we haven’t shared is how to make the actual pinhole itself. You know, the most vital part to actually capturing the image. Today, that changes though with a helpful video from Chris McNulty, the [...]Show More Summary

Zeiss lens used for Apollo moon missions sells for $453K at auction

If you think that 400mm f/2.8 is looking expensive in your B&H cart, you might want to think again. Earlier this week, a 50mm f/8 lens used by NASA in its Apollo moon missions sold for just under half a million dollars. NASA has always had access to some of the best camera gear on [...]Show More Summary

Sony A-series cameras hacked to remove 30-minute recording limit and language menu

According to a report by SonyAlpha Rumors, a code-savvy individual managed to get around the 30-minute recording limit and unlock the language menu of Sony A-series cameras by reverse-engineering the cameras’ firmware. Under the username ma1co, who is known for hacking Sony equipment in the past, the individual posted the full hack on the Personal [...]Show More Summary

Raspberry Pi upgrades its camera boards with a new 8MP Sony Sensor in regular and infrared flavours

The Raspberry Pi Foundation have today announced that they are introducing a new 8MP camera board to replace their popular 5MP OmniVision based camera board. The new camera, based around a Sony IMX219 8MP sensor, is available at the same low price of $25 in both regular colour as well as infrared versions. With the [...]Show More Summary

Hero shot: Rollocam introduces Hercules pocket motorized dolly

A pocket-sized motorized camera dolly that runs on an AAA batteries is in the works from US company Rollocam. Hercules is programmable and consists of a three-wheeled body with a tripod screw and a single press-button controller. It's designed to drive in straight lines or arcs, and is suitable for making movies as well as time-lapse sequences. Show More Summary

How to Blend in Adjustments Using Layer Masking in Photoshop

In a recent article called: Getting Started with Layer Masks in Photoshop – a Beginners Tutorial, I showed you the basics of layer masks and why they are such powerful tools. Layer masks are essentially what gives Photoshop layers much of their power. Show More Summary

Highlight reel: top video trends from NAB 2016

NAB 2016 Last week Las Vegas once again hosted the annual National Association of Broadcasters Show. Although many of the products and technologies seen at NAB won’t be of direct interest our audience (think satellite trucks and news...Show More Summary

Raspberry Pi updates camera board with 8MP Sony IMX219 sensor

Raspberry Pi, maker of low-cost miniature computers frequently used in DIY projects, has upgraded its camera board accessory, replacing the previous 5MP OmniVision OV5647 sensor with an 8MP Sony IMX219 sensor. The new sensor is usedShow More Summary

Winners of 2016 Sony World Photography Awards announced

An Iranian photographer has won the $25,000 top prize in the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards with a collection of portraits taken to highlight the horrors of acid throwing and the plight of its victims. Asghar Khamseh, a photojournalist...Show More Summary

Never struggle to hang framed photos again with the Picture Perfect Hanger

If you’ve ever attempted to hang a series of prints on your wall, you know how difficult it can be to properly align the frames. Even with a steady hand, a laser level and a couple of hours to get it done, it’s darn near impossible to line up everything due to the inconsistencies between [...]Show More Summary

Here’s a simple exercise you can do to find inspiration

Inspiration, much like emotion, happens to be one of those things we can often get lost within and struggle to recall without the helpful nudge of others around us. The problem with this when it comes to creating new work, is that it relies on you to remain as current or observant as possible in [...]Show More Summary

This photographer has ALS and shoots amazing street photography from his wheelchair

Brought world’s consciousness in a massive way in 2014, thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge, ALS is not a nice thing to have to live with.  Having had a good friend suffer with ALS for several years before she passed away, I’ve seen the effects it can have first hand, not only on those who have [...]Show More Summary

6 Must-Have People Shots to Capture When Photographing Corporate Events

Corporate events may not be every photographer’s dream, but they can certainly be interesting and maybe even fun depending on the assignment. As a freelance event photographer, about half of my shoots are corporate events, and they are...Show More Summary

If your camera were a human, who would it be? Sony pokes a little fun at DSLRs in their latest commercial

To show off the features of the Sony RX100 IV camera, Sony Thailand has produced an amusing three minute video imagining your camera as if it were a human in order to make their points on the RX100 IV’s advantages over a big, bulky, scary DSLR. With features like a flip screen, the RX100 IV certainly offers its [...]Show More Summary

This drone video uses the Hitchcock Zoom technique for beautiful but dizzying results

The Hitchcock Zoom, also known as the dolly zoom, the Vertigo effect, reverse tracking shot, triple reverse zoom, the trombone effect, as well as countless other names, is the process of simultaneously moving the camera while zooming the lens to keep your subject a constant size within the frame while the environment gets larger or smaller. This [...]Show More Summary

Humor: A Letter of Complaint from Her Majesty, The Queen

(Please Note: I can neither confirm nor deny this letter was sent.  I personally think the portrait is marvelous, but I’ve been called “Old School,” so what do I know?) Dear Annie Leibovitz, I am writing in regards to the most recent photographs taken of me for my 90th birthday. I shan’t delve into all [...]Show More Summary

5 Good Reasons to Add People into Your Landscape Photography

Are you looking for a way to spice up your landscape photography? Many times when we think of making great landscapes image,s we try not to include people. Sometimes we even wait for long periods of time for other sightseers (or other photographers) to exit our view. Show More Summary

Quick Intro to the New Sony Cyber-Shot RX10 Mark III

At the end of March (2016) Sony released the new version of their Cyber-shot RX10 Mark III. The main difference between it and its predecessor, the Mark II, is the lens, which is a lot longer. Let’s take a quick look at its main features:...Show More Summary

Readers' Showcase: Giulio Magnifico

Readers' Showcase: Giulio Magnifico Udine, Italy. 2/20/2014. Nikon D800E + Sigma 35mm F1.4 Art. This man was sitting on a bench waiting for his bus at the station in my hometown. I took the photo with a LED light mounted above my camera. Show More Summary

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