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Returning to a Location

If you frequently return to the same location for photography, how do your photos change over time? Do you gain a better understanding of the scene in front of you? These questions have been on my mind recently as I return to old locations for various reasons. To me, revisiting a location is one of […]

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Master Motion Blur in Street Photography

The idea of capturing movement in a photo is not something people think of doing often, but if done right, it can significantly improve a photo. Though motion blur is quite difficult to capture at times, with the correct equipment and patience, you can have a fascinating action photo. Motion blur can be achieved in […]

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This Photo from 1840 is One of the Earliest Portraits Taken in America

Some of the earliest photographic portraits taken in America were recently discovered in an unheated shed on Long Island. The historically significant find contains photographs from some of the first experiments with the daguerreotype process. The daguerreotype process — which is one of the first commercially viable photographic processes — was introduced in 1839 by […]

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Can the right sunglasses help your photography?

In ways much like the chicken and the egg, it is tough to distinguish which came first, my love of photography, or my obsession with optics. As a young kid, I would go to the local sunglasses stores and grab all the promo literature they had and take it home to read, sometimes even putting it […]

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The Four Seasons of the Little Egret

As an amateur bird photographer, I often asked myself what is so special in birds, and why many people are so attracted by them. The answers to these questions are not unique and likely involve subjective feelings and personal motivations. Some are simply attracted by the fact that birds are challenging and fascinating subjects. Others may […]

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Nikon Designs Two f/1.2 Zoom Lenses: 35-50mm and 50-70mm

Two Nikon patents have surfaced that show the company has designed two large-aperture zoom lenses presumably for its mirrorless Z-mount camera system: a 35-50mm f/1.2 and a 50-70mm f/1.2. Originally found by Asibonet (which was spotted by Mirrorless Rumors), the two patents describe a variable zoom lens system that is capable of maintaining a wide-open […]

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Seven networking tips for the introverted photographer

From the Photo-Secession to Group f/64, photography clubs have been around since the turn of the 20th century. And while some think of photography as a solitary pursuit, the friendships between artists in these groups—Alfred Stieglitz and Gertrude Käsebier, Imogen Cunningham and Ansel Adams—serve as a reminder of the power of community. Today, with the […]

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This is How AP Journalists Sent Photos From the Field in the 1980s

Thanks to advancements in modern technology, photojournalists can have a near-instantaneous connection with agencies and outlets with very little downtime between when a photo is captured and when it is published. But it wasn’t always like this. To celebrate its 175th birthday in 2021, the Associated Press (AP) has published a series of detailed blogs […]

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Extraordinary underwater scene wins Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021

French underwater photographer and biologist Laurent Ballesta was announced as this year’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year for his enigmatic image, Creation, that captures camouflage groupers exiting their milky cloud of eggs and sperm in Fakarava, French Polynesia. Selected from more than 50,000 entries from 95 countries, the winners of the prestigious Natural History Museum’s […]

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Adata Launches SD Express Cards, A Format No Camera Supports

Adata has announced that it will be producing a line of SD Express memory cards, following Lexar which did the same earlier this year. It’s unclear who these cards are for, however, as no manufacturer currently supports the spec. Adata is a Taiwanese memory and storage manufacturer that has been operating since 2001, but it […]

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What do the Polaroid Now+ filters do to your photos?

[embedded content] Earlier this year, Polaroid launched the Now+, optimistically dubbed as the company’s “most creative camera yet.” It comes with a bunch of filters, and if you’re new to film photography, these may confuse you a bit. If this is the case, Sweet Lou Photography has a video for you. With some great humor […]

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Pergear Reveals a 10mm f/5.6 Pancake Fisheye Lens for Multiple Mounts

Pergear has announced the new 10mm f/5.6 fisheye lens for Fuji X-mount, Micro Four Thirds, and Sony E-mount. The ultra-wide manual lens provides a 172-degree angle of view, which the company says is perfect for exploring creativity through distorting and exaggerating normal perspectives. Pergear says that the new lens also makes it a great choice […]

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Nanlite has released its second-generation PavoTube II X series LED tube lights

It’s been three years since Nanlite initially introduced their PavoTube LED tube lights. Today, they’ve announced their new second-generation PavoTube II X series tube lights, designed for cinematographers, photographers, gaffers and other creative professionals that depend on high-quality tube lights. They’re sticking with their classic 2-foot and 4-foot designs we’ve all come to know and […]

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