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Block Party: 1890s

Boston circa 1890s. "Jamaica Pond Ice Co. delivery wagon." 8x10 glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

How to Use a Travel Photography Shot List to Come Home with Better Photos

Want to bring back travel photos that your friends actually enjoy viewing on Facebook? Want to make sure you don’t miss anything when visiting a new culture? Then it’s time to make a list! We all have our easy ruts we fall into when photographing, but travel, for me, is about expanding my view. Show More Summary

Apple patents system for disabling cameras in no-photography areas

Apple has been awarded a patent that describes a mobile camera technology that can interpret infrared signals, which could then be used to disable the camera from recording at events like concerts, among other things. An infrared transmitter would send encoded data to the device, which would be processed by the phone. Show More Summary

Meyer-Optik Goerlitz launches 3-element 95mm F2.6

German lens manufacturer Meyer-Optik Goerlitz has announced a portrait lens that it claims has unique coatings to reduce flare. The Trimagon f2.6/95 is the latest in a line of lenses that the company has produced that use only three elements in the design. Show More Summary

Executive Suite: 1955

January 25, 1955. "Becton Dickinson Co., Rutherford, New Jersey. Mr. Becton's office. Fellheimer & Wagner, client." Anyone got a match? Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

25 Timeless Style Lessons from Audrey Hepburn Every Woman Needs to Know

Audrey Hepburn is one of the 20th Century’s most heralded style icons, and for good reason! The famous actress and activist had consistent, classic style throughout her life, sticking to simple staples that ooze class. Audrey’s closet...Show More Summary

The new ROAM-e $400 selfie-drone has a rather unfortunate design

The idea of a selfie drone isn’t all that unique any more.  Many drones come with a “follow” mode for just this sort of thing, and it’s the Hover Camera’s sole purpose in life.  The new ROAM-e, though, does have something of a unique appearance. Described by The Verge as the “flying phallus” (I think that name [...]Show More Summary

Review: Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6 Hyper-Wide Heliar (Sony E-Mount)

How wide can an ultra-wide go?  It’s a question you’ll find yourself asking when you get ready to mount the Voigtländer 10mm f/5.6 Hyper-Wide Heliar: the widest rectilinear lens ever made for a camera. As soon as you look through the viewfinder with this lens mounted, you’ll have your answer: almost unfathomably wide. The 10mm [...]Show More Summary

SanDisk says its two new microSD cards are the world's fastest

SanDisk has announced a pair of new 256GB microSD cards: the SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card and the Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition card. These are the fastest microSD cards in the world, according to SanDisk, with the Premium...Show More Summary

Eye-Fi to cease support for Pro X2 and earlier generation cards

Eye-Fi will soon end support for its X2 and older wireless memory cards, services and apps, according to a notice sent to customers today. Citing security concerns, the company will complete the 'end of life' stage on September 16, 2015 by ending server support. Show More Summary

Fotodiox releases new LED studio-in-a-box

Fotodiox has announced a new LED Studio-in-a-Box, designed to make it easy to create simple macro and product images on a tabletop. Aimed at Etsy and Ebay sellers just as much as macro and still life enthusiasts, the Studio-in-a-box comes in four sizes, from 16x16" ($69.99) all the way up to 28"x28" ($119.99). Show More Summary

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro VC USD AF Lens Review

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Gear The perfect 90mm for Macro & Portrait shooting A Tamron 90mm lens that is a classic for macro photography at a low price…

Watch This Strange Newsreel Footage of a Texas Mom Throw Knives at Her Daughters, ca. 1950s

Knife-throwing, known to connoisseurs as one of the “impalement arts,” has been a sideshow staple since the late 19th century. Usually, however, the thrower is a man, and the target a woman. (Often, the two are married.) This genderShow More Summary

EyeFi to drop support for some cards. They will ‘magically’ stop working on September 16, 2016

I’m a bit disappointed by this one.  I’ve been a huge fan of Eye-Fi cards for several years and own and use several cards. Now, they’re taking planned obsolescence to a whole new level by effectively making most of their past products useless in one fell swoop. According to an email I received from Eye-Fi [...]Show More Summary

Canon told me my 24-70mm f/2.8L II was beyond repair. I asked for it back and fixed it myself

I was shooting some images of the icebergs on the black sand beach by the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland with a rental EF 24-70mm F2.8L II. Iceland is notorious for being windy, and while I was shooting there was blowing winds carrying ocean spray and water splashes all over me and my camera + lens. [...]Show More Summary

The best camera for street photography

What is the best camera for street photography? What do you recommend? That is the question I get asked most. In the last years I have been changing cameras a lot always in the search for the better on. In retrospect I can say gear swapping did not really help me improving my photography. Let [...]

Guess Which Environmental Scourge Is the Star of These Gorgeous Images

Has a plastic bag ever been as profoundly captured as the one that dances in the wind during American Beauty? Vilde Rolfsen was also inspired by plastic bags, although instead of filming them, she decided to photograph them for a series...Show More Summary

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