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How to Choose Which Version of Lightroom to Buy

Buying Lightroom used to be simple. All you had to do was buy the full version of the program, and upgrade (if you wished) every time a new version came out. But ever since Adobe announced the Creative Cloud subscription service, photographers have been faced with two choices. Show More Summary

Some Genius Tried Flying His DJI Phantom At The White House; Crashes It Into Obama’s Lawn

Anyone who even remotely follows photography related news will know how difficult and trying it has been to get the FAA to establish new guidelines on the flying drones. The current rules allow individuals to fly the unmanned aircraft for recreational purposes; however, there are very strict regulations in place for those wishing to use [...]Show More Summary

Sailor Burke: 1911

New York, 1911. "Sailor Burke." The Brooklyn-born welterweight champion known to his mother as Charles Presser, and someone you wouldn't want to meet in a well-lit alley. 5x7 glass negative, Bain News Service. View full size.

Preparing For Their 67th Wedding, This Couple Has Been Keeping Photographers Across The World Very Busy

Most people get married once, maybe twice, but Alex Pelling and Lisa Gant are about to get married for the 67th time. Having gotten married so many times, and in over 50 countries, this couple probably holds the record for the most wedding photos. “When Alex Pelling and Lisa Gant were researching weddings, they found [...]Show More Summary

DIY GoPro Stablizer That’s Light Enough To Use All Day Long

Carrying around heavy equipment all day can really take the fun out of being a photographer. Sure, there’s good quality, lightweight gear on the market, but such pieces typically make one’s wallet a whole lot lighter, too. That’s why the chief product designer behind ProductTank took it upon himself to whip up this awesome, lightweight, [...]Show More Summary

ASMP Atlanta/SE Presentation on Contracts, Copyrights, & Releases

Join Evan Andersen of Photo Attorney® and the ASMP Atlanta/Southeast Chapter as he speaks about Contracts, Copyrights & Releases Details and Registration: http://asmp.org/education/event/info?id=988 When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 6:30...Show More Summary

Best Super Bowl TV Deals

From big and affordable 1080p TVs to stunning discounted 4K curved sets, here are our favorite TV deals for Super Bowl Sunday.

Monterey Bay Aquarium uses GoPro to create new open source research camera

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has created an open source camera system for use underwater to aid in research projects. The rig is composed of a GoPro camera and other easily sourced components, and is cheaper than commercially available oceanographic camera systems. Learn more

It's A Blah Day, But Grab Your Camera

Today has been a really blah day, but a great day for photography. Heavy overcast days like today produce a really even light. This works great for doing pictures of objects that have a lot of detail and also soft colors. Bright sun is great for bold colors, but can easily wash out pastels and detail. Show More Summary

Brandon Plantation: 1931

1931. "Brandon, James River, Prince George County, Virginia. Built ca. 1730 by Nathaniel Harrison II and for two centuries the home of the Harrison family. The central block connecting the two older wings is supposed to have been designed by Thomas Jefferson in 1789 upon his return from France." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

4 Ways to Use the Warp Command in Photoshop

What is Warp? The Warp command was introduced in Photoshop CS2 along with Vanishing point feature. This meant an image, or part of one, could now be distorted or transformed into a new shape. You may have seen popular online tutorials...Show More Summary

The Blizzard: 1899

New York, 1899. "Dumping snow carts at the river after a blizzard." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

Rumor Has It Sony And Nikon Will Also Produce 50MP Cameras

We have previously reported about Sony’s upcoming high-megapixel sensor (Ultrapixel sensor, if you will). The sensor was said to pack a whopping 46MP, but would still fall behind Canon’s rumored 53MP beast. Sony Alpha Rumors now reports that according to a “long time source”, the upcoming Sony a7RII will also enter the 50MP club. If [...]Show More Summary

Inspired by Sarah Moon: 8 Week Portrait Class Student Work

This week we studied the work of Sarah Moon for inspira […] Categories: Essays Featured LE News and Info (Read more...)

How To Build A Wall Of Power

Over the years, I accumulated a bit of an assortment of batteries. It feels like far-far away from the times where a case of AA’s would do the trick for everything and anything. I am now a proud owner of several chargers, battery types and lots and lots of cables. Until lately they were occupying [...] The post How To Build A Wall Of Power appeared first on DIY Photography.

The Ultimate 365 Project Guide Part IV

The third part showed you some really great motivation techniques to keep going. On top of that, Part III demonstrated how your bad days are as valuable as your good ones. Part IV revolves around the most precious thing a photographer can achieve: a unique signature. In the first part of the Ultimate 365 Project [...]Show More Summary

How To Build An Uber Strong Ring Light For $25

OK, OK, I am a sucker for ring lights, don’t hate me. This build by DIY Perks combines the benefits of LED lighting (i.e. bright, continuous, cool) with the awesomeness of a ring light (smooth light, no shadows, glamorous look). If you’ve been around the blog for a while, you know that we consider ring lights [...]Show More Summary

What Photographers Need To Know About Nike Being Sued For Stealing The Air Jordan Logo

If you’ve been following the sports, economic or photography news, you’ve probably heard about the photographer suing Nike for violating the copyright of one of his Michael Jordan images, while creating the famous shoes and athletic clothing brand. Obviously the lawsuit made headlines due to it involving one of the most powerful sports brands and [...]Show More Summary

Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware Update: New Features

In December 2014 Fujifilm released the latest firmware upgrade (version 3.00) for its X-T1 camera. More than a minor upgrade, the new firmware adds a number of new features that greatly enhance the camera’s capabilities. Let’s take a look at ones most likely to be of interest to X-T1 owners. Show More Summary

On “Popular” Web Photography

Enveloped in Sandstone by Lisa Bettany on 500px A response to “Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up?” by Ugo Cei. As one of the photographers of those “popular” photos that are leaving the author of this post “cold as a stone“, I have to say that not all photography is aspiring to be […]

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