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Dan Havlik Posted: Sep 09, 2016 0 comments

Lenses are, perhaps, the most important (pardon the pun) element in photography but most photographers probably have no idea how they really work. If you want to learn about lens but you don’t have a lot of time and don’t want to break your brain, Canon has released simple and straightforward 3.5-minute video titled “How Lenses Function.”

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Sep 09, 2016 0 comments

Carpenters are known to say things like, “Measure twice and cut once.” It’s hard to argue with that advice. But what about photographers? Should we trust the words of folks who deal mainly with images? 

Seth Shostak Posted: Sep 09, 2016 0 comments

Remember when Paul Simon crooned, “Mama, don’t take my Kodachrome away”? That classic film may have given you nice bright colors, but only on sunny days. In its early incarnations, Kodachrome’s film speed—its sensitivity—was 10, or slower than Homer Simpson.

Ron Leach Posted: Sep 08, 2016 0 comments

Manuel Ortiz is a Chicago-based wedding/portrait photographer who strives to capture the spirit and personality of his subjects. In this helpful tutorial video, he enlists the help of his pretty wife Diana to provide 10 effective tips on posing women.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 08, 2016 0 comments

Google’s powerful Snapseed app is popular among mobile photographers looking for robust image-editing tools for their iOS or Android mobile devices. Last month the app was updated to include image-resizing tools and an advanced text filter on both platforms, and now iOS version 2.9 just received Raw support and a new Face tool.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 08, 2016 1 comments

Zeiss has just added three fast prime lenses to their Milvus line of premium manual-focus lenses for DSLR cameras—a 15mm f/2.8, an 18mm f/2.8 and a 135mm f/2 telephoto. This expands the respected Milvus line to nine lenses offering optimum image characteristics, premium coatings, smooth bokeh, and uncompromising build quality.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 07, 2016 0 comments

As expected, Apple today unveiled the eagerly anticipated iPhone 7, featuring a water-resistant design, dramatically improved battery life, a 25% brighter display, and what Apple calls “the most powerful chip ever in a phone.” But the real excitement for mobile photographers is an entirely new camera system with a powerful array of imaging features.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 07, 2016 0 comments

The Faroe Islands are a bucolic archipelago of about 540 square miles between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. And as you might expect, this scenic locale wasn’t high on the list for obtaining Goggle’s Street View technology. So shepherd/engineer Durita Dahi Andreassen took measures into her own hands and created the “Sheep View” project for documenting the islands.

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Ron Leach Posted: Sep 07, 2016 0 comments

If the name Mark Levoy sounds familiar, it’s because Levoy is the guy behind the Frankencamera, and he helped launch Google Street View. He’s also a former Stanford University Professor and has just put his entire digital photography course online for free.

Staff Posted: Sep 06, 2016 0 comments

The Goods spotlights the hottest premium photo gear out there.

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