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Hatchlings: 1942

October 1942. "New B-25 bombers lined up for final inspection and tests at the North American Aviation plant in Kansas City, Kansas." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Alfred Palmer for the Office of War Information. View full size.

Third Eye Crime Hands-On: Mobile Noire

Inspired by film noir, 'Third Eye Crime' features a telepathic art thief in a challenging and fun puzzle game for iOS.

Restoring and Digitizing Old Photos Using a Smartphone

I was going through some old photos of my family overseas. My dad’s kept them in a hard brown briefcase since before I was born, and we decided to find a way for them to be able to be cherished more freely. I wanted to share a few tips I noted down along the way [...] The post Restoring and Digitizing Old Photos Using a Smartphone appeared first on DIY Photography.

Canon G1 X Mark II First Impressions Review

Canon's PowerShot G1 X Mark II is an intriguing update. It keeps the 1.5"-type sensor from its predecessor, but adds a faster processor, longer and brighter lens, tilting LCD, dual control rings and has Wi-Fi with NFC. The big change for 2014 is no more optical viewfinder. Show More Summary

Anticipation: 1942

New York, 1942. Kathryn Crum, the wife of bandleader Eddie South, in the dental chair. Another of Albert Fenn's uncaptioned photos from the OWI archive. Now, Mrs. South, if you'll just open a little wider, this won't hurt a bit. View full size.

Finding and Working with Available Light

I don’t use a flash for my photography, it’s a personal preference. Available light, in its many forms, is both challenging and rewarding so I rarely find a need to turn to creative lighting. What is ‘available light’? Let’s be clear on definitions first. Show More Summary

Federal Fortification: 1864

1864. "Point of Rocks, Virginia (vicinity). Redoubt 'Zabriskie' on Appomattox River." Civil War glass negative collection, Library of Congress. View full size.

Lost dogs of Romania

Some 60,000 dogs roam Bucharest according to local authorities. Thousands of people are victim to their bites and when in September 2013 a child was mauled to death, Romania’s government went into action. Parliament overwhelmingly backed a new law allowing local authorities to euthanize dogs caught in public spaces if a home could not be found for them within two weeks.

Click, snap, hang: showing off your prints with Fotobit

You’ve created a stream of several hundred, maybe even thousand, Instagram images that you love. There are landscapes and portraits and birthday cakes and bumble bees and holiday photos and you’re really rather proud of a few. Now what do you do with them? Fotobit thinks that you should print them and display them in […]

Morris Lapidus: 1946

Dec. 13, 1946. "Morris Lapidus, 256 E. 49th Street, New York. Lapidus in his office." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

The Power of Post-processing for Landscape Photography

Embracing the power of creative post-processing can transform your landscape photography from dull and lifeless, to lustrous and vibrant overnight! We’re acutely aware that the preceding statement reads suspiciously like the voiceover...Show More Summary

Dust Art: intriguing images of dust that won’t make you sneeze

I can’t say that I’ve ever felt compelled to examine all that closely the dust particles that my vacuum cleaner accumulates; I’m rather more interested in getting it out of the house. You too? I’m not surprised. However, a project by electrical goods manufacturer Electrolux not only investigated what the dust churned up in different […]

Win 1 of 5 Fabulous Konstruktor DIY Camera Kits

Our Friends at Lomography are giving away 5 fabulous Konstruktor DIY camera kits. If you have not seen one yet, they are basically wonderful cameras that you build with your own two hands. Go ahead and read our Review. They are just the perfect thing for anyone who loves photography in general and good old [...]Show More Summary

Documenting War: Matthew Brady on the American Battlefield

While the American Civil War was not the first armed conflict to be photographed, it was by far the most bloody and gruesome up to that point. Considered by many to be the father of photojournalism, Matthew Brady was a studio photographer in New York who began cashing in at the outbreak of the war [...]Show More Summary


During the last year, I’ve dedicated most of my practice time to reportage/documentary photography. I’ll keep spending time on documentary stories but it’s also time to shoot some new work to update my portrait portfolio. So I didn’t hesitate when my...

13 Things Your Camera Wishes You Knew

Your sad, old camera will start to treat you better if you learn to take care of it.Every time I go to my nephews’ soccer games and see all the parents with their cameras on “green mode”, or attend a sporting event and see spectators using their flash from a quarter mile away, it makes [...] The post 13 Things Your Camera Wishes You Knew appeared first on DIY Photography.

NASA’s Video Of The Lunar Eclipse Will Make Sure You Wont Miss The One In October

Last night, a lunar eclipse came into fruition above us and the moon took the color of Mars. Living in Dallas, Texas, I was lucky enough to have a clear, cloudless sky so that I could see it for myself. All over North America, many others got to share the experience as well. #bloodmoon became [...]Show More Summary

Boston Marathon bombings: One year later

On a windy and rainy day in Boston, the city marked a year since the attack at the Marathon. Two homemade bombs killed three and injured more than 250 people near the finish line last year. Symbolic events took place today culminating with a flag-raising ceremony and moment of silence. Show More Summary

Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S

Fujifilm has formally announced the TCL-X100, a 1.4x teleconverter for the X100 and X100S that was first shown at CP+ back in February. The converter brings the focal length up to 33mm (50mm equiv.) and features an HT-EBC coating to reduce flare. Show More Summary

Fuji adds grips, grip strap, and extended eye-cup accessories for X-T1

Fujifilm UK has announced a host of accessories for its X-T1 mirrorless cameras. These include two extra accessory grips for the X-T1, which build on the features offered by the MHG-style grips already available for the X-series cameras. Show More Summary

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