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Aperture Settings and Techniques Part II

Now that you know what aperture is and how it works, let’s experiment with some aperture settings and basic photography techniques for popular niches. Whether you want to achieve a more intense, powerful portrait or a more in-focus flower photograph, we have prepared useful and simple guidelines for you to follow. Aperture Settings and Photo […]

Cafe Asbestos: 1949

July 6, 1949. "Johns-Manville Research Laboratory, Finderne, N.J. Cafeteria II. Shreve, Lamb & armon, architect." Gottscho-Schleisner photo. View full size.

More Specs on Nikon’s 500mm and 600mm VR Upgrades and a Pimped DX Standard Zoom Lens

Following up on our previous post with initial information about the expected upgrade of Nikon’s 500mm and 600mm f/4 VR lenses, another source reveals more information on these rumored lenses. Making sure there’s something for those on tighter budgets as well, there are also specs for a 16-80mm f/2.8-4 DX lens. It is said to [...]Show More Summary

High School Student Gets Famous Peruvian Actor to Star In His Film

Kids these days often leave me scratching my head.  However, in what I would describe as making my entire scholastic career look like an extended daycare session, 17-year-old Alex Fischman created La Vieja Quinta. Fischman, a student at Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Lima, Peru, created the short film for a high school project. It is an impressive film for someone of [...]Show More Summary

Moon video recorded with 83x zoom Nikon Coolpix P900 shows Earth's rotation

With a 2000mm equivalent zoom range, the Nikon Coolpix P900 leads the current ultrazoom class in terms of reach. While there's no question that the camera has an impressive zoom range, a nature photographer based in Germany has made it ever-so-obvious just how powerful this little ultrazoom is. Show More Summary

Meyer Optik to bring back soap-bubble-bokeh Trioplan lens via Kickstarter

Following a successful Kickstar campaign, German optical manufacturer Meyer Optik is set to reintroduce a lens from 1916 that was famous for its unique 'soap-bubble' bokeh. The company hoped to raise $50,000 to fund production of a new Trioplan 100mm F2.8 lens, but at the time of writing pledges have reached $124,000 with the best part of a month still to go. Read more

How-To: Bring Out Freckles In a Portrait Photo Using Photoshop or Lightroom

5 days agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo Please enable Javascript to watch this video I have been a relatively freckly person for my entire life. Now, I have passed that trait onto my daughter. Show More Summary

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV real-world sample gallery posted

Announced earlier this month, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is the latest in that manufacturer's line of popular enthusiast compacts. It ushers into the lineup a new sensor design, offering a stacked 1" type 20MP CMOS sensor, and carries over from its predecessor a 24-70mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 lens. See what the camera's capable of in the real world. See gallery

Pictures of Kensington Market in Toronto, Canada in the 1970s

Ellis Wiley was an enthusiastic amateur who photographed landmarks like the CN Tower, Fort York, Kensington Market, St. Lawrence Market, Ontario Place, and much of downtown in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, in doing so capturing important...Show More Summary

The Homestead: 1895

A long shot of yardwork figures in the last of eight plates of the Douglas property in Takoma Park, Maryland, circa 1895. 5x7 glass negative by Edward M. Douglas (1857-1936) and donated to Shorpy by his great-grandson. View full siz...

From the Cold War: The Evolution of the Modern Digital Camera

The history of the digital camera is much older than most would expect.  With roots going way back into the dark days of the Cold War, a fascinating series of innovations have led to the creation of technology we take for granted in our everyday lives. For instance, did you know that the first cell [...]Show More Summary

Apple's dual-camera technology rumored to be nearing completion

According to a report from BusinessWeekly Taiwan, Apple's rumored dual camera technology for an upcoming iPhone is getting closer to becoming a reality. The article states that Apple has been working on the dual-lens technology for three years, but until recently has been hindered by a number of issues, including image blur and supplier inadequacies. Read more

Wandering About Lapland’s Milky Way and Northern Lights

Tiina Törmänen, a Finnish landscape photographer, has travelled the vast wilderness of Arctic Lapland creating an awe-inspiring series of self portraits. Titled “Wanderer”, the series is Tiina’s attempt to show how tiny we humans are in this world we live in and the universe around it. The isolated frozen landscapes and the stunning skies, showing [...]Show More Summary

7 Tips for Better Skyline Photography

Reminder: now until July 7th (AUS EST) the Landscapes, Cityscapes & Photography Tricks eBook is on 50% off at Snapndeals. When we talk about cityscape photography, one of the most basic and trademark shots is the full skyline; the artificial horizon, made of buildings and towers jutting up and down into the sky above. Show More Summary

See the Nikon COOLPIX P900’s 86x Zoom Lens Take On the Moon

When the Nikon COOLPIX P900 was released earlier this year, it brought with is a number of convenient and exciting features, including built-in WiFi, GPS…and a lens the equivalent of 24-2000mm.  No, that is not a typo.  The 83x optical zoom lens can really reach out and touch. YouTube user Naturbeobachtungen von Lothar Lenz decided to put [...]Show More Summary

The Illuminating Co.: 1900

Cleveland, Ohio, circa 1900. "Public Square -- Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument." 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

Watch As An Old, Damaged Photo Is Masterfully Brought To Life

Colorizing monochrome photographs is nothing new.  In fact, photographers were hand-coloring photos as far back as the 1800s.  But, one of my gripes has always been how artificial and “flat” the images always looked.  Even with Photoshop, many people seem content to just slap a single color over an area and call their work done, but [...]Show More Summary

Magnum Photos Names 6 New Nominees

5 days agoArts / Photography : PDNPulse

  Matt Black, Carolyn Drake, Richard Mosse, Newsha Tavakolian, Lorenzo Meloni and Max Pinckers have been named nominees of Magnum Photos. The cooperative agency also voted to make Michael Christopher Brown, who was named a Magnum nominee  in 2013, an associate of the agency. Show More Summary

This Video of the Moon Taken With Nikon’s P600 Reminds Us How Insane 83x Optical Zoom Really Is

5 days agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

Taking a decent picture of the moon can actually be a pretty challenging thing. One Youtube user, however, took out his new Nikon Coolpix P900 and decided to make it the subject for his test of the 83x optical zoom. The results are pretty amazing. Show More Summary

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