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Ten Go-to Editing Tips for Using Photoshop

The recent release of Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC) 2014 (which is the 15th release of the product) got me thinking about my own workflow. Photoshop is an amazing piece of software. I have been using it commercially since version 5. Show More Summary

How To Make A Laser Camera Trigger For Under $2

Shooting a bullet in mid air requires a special type of detector to ‘catch’ the bullet in mid air. Usually, a special sensor called a ‘gate sensor’ is used. The trick is a gate sensor is that it can calculate the speed of the bullet and ‘nail’ the shot at the right time. Those are [...]

In pictures: Restoration of Boeing's first 747 'jumbo jet'

The Boeing 747 - or the 'jumbo jet' as it is commonly known, changed the world. The 747 first flew in 1969, and transformed modern air travel with its ability to carry more people - and more cargo - across the globe than any previous airliner, shrinking it in the process. Show More Summary

Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed

What makes a tripod a good travel companion? We test out five carbon fiber 'travel' tripods that while compact and light, are also comfortably tall and capable of supporting a reasonable amount of gear. This review covers five models, examining their features, functions and ergonomics in use both in the studio and out in the field. Click through to read the roundup.

Can’t Afford High End Glass? Use Those Bokeh’ed Backdrops

Here is an interesting product for those who want to get that magnificent Bokeh right in the studio using cheap glass. Lastolite just came up with a new series of Out Of Focus Backgrounds. This is a pretty interesting idea that “enable photographers to create the out of focus look instantly, whether in the studio [...]Show More Summary

When to Trick Your Camera to get a Good Exposure

I bought the Sony A7 camera recently and have been taking it out quite a bit to get a feel for it. My wife is starting a fashion blog so I thought I would take her out for a fashion shoot at the beach. I was shooting a high-contrast scene and realized... Show More Summary

Rolling Shutter: Sony A7s Compare to Other Major Players; Meh…

One of the things that cinematographers care about when selecting a camera for shooting is how significant is the rolling shutter effect. Rolling Shutter is a ‘side effect where vertical lines in the real universe appear as diagonal lines ‘on film’. For example it smears buildings when shot out of a moving car or create  [...]Show More Summary

How to Photograph Beverages – Video Tips

Earlier I shared a collection of some great images of beverages. If you want to know more about how they may have been created, check out these video tutorials. I offer you another drink! by Ivan Gevaerd on 500px This first video byShow More Summary

Readers' showcase: Landscape photography

In all the talk about new gear, and which brands are best it's easy to overlook the end result of our shared passion - the pursuit of stunning images. Among our large community there are some incredibly talented photographers who share their work in our forums, galleries and photo challenges. Show More Summary

Three Tips to Help you Capture Beauty in the Everyday Moments

When it comes to creating family photo albums, there can be a tendency to create a book filled with your family’s “greatest hits”, the best moments of the year, if you will. Of course, those special moments like birthdays, vacations,...Show More Summary

Finding New Photography Locations Just Got Easier With ShotHotspot

There are many ways to go about finding photography locations, but if you’re struggling to find new locations I’d suggest giving ShotHotspot a try. Five Reasons to check out ShotHotspot? #1 Great search functionality The standout feature of ShotHotspot has got to be the search functionality that they have built into the site. Show More Summary

Photographer hits #1 on Reddit with Mt Fuji picture, and quickly regrets it

British photographer Kris Boorman summited Mount Fuji in 2012 and took a photograph from the top, showing the shadow cast by the giant mountain at sunrise. The image has since been used as a background for the Bing search engine and last year won a competition held by Gettty Images. Show More Summary

Vanguard releases new Alta CA tripod kits with pistol-grip head

Tripod and bag manufacturer Vanguard has launched a new range of tripods that are fitted with the company’s latest pistol grip style GH-30 head. The aluminium Alta CA leg-set comes in three or four-section options to achieve maximumShow More Summary

What The Duck #1285

We've come to the end of another week here at dpreview, and as our thoughts drift to weekend shooting opportunities, it's time to take things a little less seriously. Aaron Johnson's comic strip ‘What the Duck’ is just the thing, taking a gently satirical look through the lens of a photographically inclined waterfowl. Show More Summary

Weekly Photography Challenge – Beverages

Earlier I selected and shared some photos of different beverages. There are many ways to photograph beverages and drinks including in the studio, in a restaurant, or outdoors on location. Your photography challenge this week is to photograph a beverage or drink of your choice, in a way that makes it appealing to the viewer. Show More Summary

Lastolite 'Out of Focus' backgrounds bring beautiful bokeh to your home studio

Everyone loves the look of a nice out of focus background, but it's hard to achieve in a home studio. Accessory manufacturer Lastolite believes it might have the solution, with two new reversible backgrounds printed with out of focus images of the ocean / autumn foliage and summer foliage / city lights. Show More Summary

Hasselblad launches 50MP CFV-50c back for legacy V system

Hasselblad has launched a new digital back for its V System camera bodies that it claims brings modern digital image quality to users of vintage film-era Hasselblad camera bodies. The Hasselblad CFV-50c back features a 43.8 x 32.9mmShow More Summary

Set of Photographs of Beverages to Quench your Thirst

Everyone enjoys a good beverage, right? If you’re currently in the Northern Hemisphere and it’s summer a cold one on a patio with friends might be in order. Or if you’re down under and it’s a bit chillier perhaps a hot mug of tea or coffee will be your beverage of choice. Show More Summary

Oculus Bringing VR to Samsung's Galaxy (Report)

Oculus VR and Samsung are reportedly working together to bring virtual reality to your head via your phone.

5 Cute Photo Album Ideas

When trying to set up a photography business, one of the key aspects which gain most of your attention is, of course, your technique and equipment. There’s almost no end to the constant strive to improve your skills, learn more about how to use various tricks to obtain stunning effects, and to the desire to […]

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