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The New Century: 1900

"Lettis -- mother with tot." From around 1900, it's Miss Handlebars again (and our third look at her house), along with another look at the baby. 4x5 glass negative, photographer and location unknown. View full size.

10 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Ello

Ello is the most exciting new social network to appear in years. It’s a vibrant place full of interesting thinkers and artists — I spend more time on Ello than any other network right now. Every day new and interesting people are signing up, plugging in and joining. Although Ello is a social network like […]

Warship of the Air: 1942

December 1942. "Production. B-17 heavy bomber. The four mighty engines of a new B-17F (Flying Fortress) bomber warm up at the airfield of Boeing's Seattle plant as another warship of the air awaits its flight test. The Flying Fortress has performed with great credit in the South Pacific, over Germany and elsewhere. Show More Summary

Using a 10 Stop Neutral Density Filter to add Drama to the Sky

In this Adorama video Bryan Peterson shows you how he uses a 10 stop neutral density filter to take an image from average, to dynamic. The filter basically just blocks light allowing you to make longer exposures. In this city skyline shot it changes how the clouds appear in the final image. Show More Summary

Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People

DPReview members are a talented group and we've been highlighting their photography in a series of readers' showcases. Recently we asked the Portrait & People Photography forum to share their favorite shots. They responded with excellent work both in and out of the studio, and we've picked a few of our favorites to share. See gallery

The Photocritic Holiday Gift Guide: books for photographers

You can’t go wrong giving a book as a gift. Here’s a round-up of our favourite publications this year (and two from last year), which would fit the bill for any photographer. Books by Team Photocritic As much as we’d love to tell you to go out and buy all of our books because they’re […]

How to Make Freckles POP or Disappear using Lightroom

Editing Freckles in Lightroom I recently photographed a model in New York City. As I was communicating with her leading up to the shoot I noticed in some of her pictures that she had freckles. I personally am a big fan of freckles and...Show More Summary

The Damner: 1920

The Bay Area in 1920. "Dodge auto on boardwalk. 'The Damner' on Miller Tires Coast-to-Coast." All we know about what seems to have been a promotional stunt is preserved in this 5x7 glass negative by Christopher Helin. View full size...

Flickr Wall Art expands to include Creative Commons images

Flickr Wall Art now allows users to order prints from more than 50 million photographs, the service has announced. This follows Wall Art's arrival in October, and moves to include all applicable freely-licensed Creative Commons images, licensed artists images, and a curated selection of content from NASA. Read more

Well-Connected: 1935

Washington, D.C., 1935. "Woman at Western Electric telephone switchboard." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

Winter Light: 1920

"Boston Common, 1920, Park Street side. Horse pulling snow plow." 4x5 inch glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.

Tips for Using Shutter Speed Creatively

Shutter speed is one of those things that is initially a problem to be solved, but once you do that it becomes a tool that allows you to take better and more creative photos. First you should understand how shutter speed works and how to change it. Show More Summary

Photoinduced Holiday Gift Guide Part 3: The Beauty of the PhotoBook!

The list of items you can wrap now moves into a more classical vein. A book! You may learn from them, be inspired, be moved, motivated, or just enjoy the images that you share without being logged on. I’m a voracious collector of books, and have just one pet peeve: when images are split between […]

How to Buy Used Camera Gear

Even though the prices of digital photography equipment continue to fall significantly, it can be a tough to dole out a thousand plus dollars on a brand new camera or lens. On the positive side, camera gear (especially lenses) retains its value really well. Show More Summary

Behind the Shot: Clouds over Skagsanden

In this article, nature photographer Erez Marom shares the story of his panoramic shot 'Clouds over Skagsanden', taken earlier this year in the Lofoten Islands in Arctic Norway. His article covers everything from preparing to shoot at the location, to the shoot itself through to final post-processing of the resulting image. Show More Summary

Thomas Shanan Shares His Methods In Macro Photography

A few days ago we shared some macro shots of spiders being reflected in drops of dew which were simply stunning. They definitely inspired me to pull out my extension tubes and reverse ring and get back into macro. If they inspired you to dabble, too, macro photography master, Thomas Shanan, just posted a new tutorial on the subject. [...]Show More Summary

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