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How to Take Decent Pictures of the Sky at Night

It might look easy, but taking an epic photo of the night sky in all its glory takes skill. You have to be in the right place with the right …

Full frame 48MP sensor with global shutter and 8K video hits market from CMOSIS

The Belgian manufacturer that makes some of the sensors used in Leica’s cameras has announced a new offering that features 48MP and a global shutter. …

Cameras

Next level: iPhone 7 Plus camera review

Judging by design, screen size and resolution, the new iPhone 7 Plus is nothing new. While its major specs are nearly identical to the iPhone 6s …

Best lighting accessories for Android photography

Have you ever tried to shoot some video or photos with your Android phone in lower light, only to have them come out dark and blurry? Then when you …

Mobile Photography

Loupedeck

Photographers rejoice! Most photography professionals and graphic designers can likely relate to the tedious and mundane process of post production, …

I Gave My 19-Month-Old Son My Old Canon G12: Here’s His POV

My 19-month-old son, Stanley, has learned how to use a camera and to shout out cheese as he presses the shutter. He has a few of my old crappy …

Photography

iPhone 7 Plus camera samples - the photos we took with Apple's new camera

By Spencer Hart<p>One of the most interesting new features of the iPhone 7 Plus is it's dual camera. We've taken hundreds of images using the 7 already, …

Mobile Photography

Hilarious Finalists of The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards 2016

<b>The Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2016</b> are in full swing – with hundreds of the most funny and offbeat animal photographs being sent in from around …

Russian planes dropped bombs that destroyed UN aid convoy, US officials say

If confirmed, the claim of direct Russian involvement in the bombing that killed at least 20 people in Syria would have far-reaching consequences<p>US defence officials now believe that Russian planes dropped the bombs that destroyed a UN aid convoy and killed at least 20 people, the Guardian has …

11 Gorgeous Wildlife Photos That Will Take Your Breath Away

These images are so amazing they almost look fake.<p>You've tried snapping artsy pictures on your iPhone, but even your best Instagrams fall short compared to these world-class shots. Out of 50,000 submissions from 95 countries, the "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" competition just announced its …

Photographer Xavi Bou's chronographs of birds in flight - CNN Style

Xavi Bou does not photograph normal things.<p>Some of the Spaniard's subjects look like sea creatures, raised from the deep and suspended into the evening sky. Others look like solid tornadoes, black, densely coiled and threatening. Some refuse description, other than to say they are altogether …

The Weirdest Cameras and Lenses You Can Buy

The first instant photo was taken by Polaroid founder Edwin Land in 1947. Since then, personal photography has evolved — and taken some weird turns …

Cameras

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV’s Dual Pixel RAW is for focus adjustment in postprocessing (new image and more detailed specs leaked) – updated with patent

Update #2: This may be the patent Dual Pixel RAW is based on (thanks lwestfall) Canon patent combining Phase Detect with Light-Field technology for …

Cameras

Quick tip: How to manage your memory cards on events

Here is a sweet tip we got from Adam Frimer about managing your cards while on a shoot. You start with a bunch of clean formatted cards. Place them …

DIY

Lock Yourself Away And Browse These Photography Links!

It has been a very exciting week in the field of photography, and here we find Toad Hollow Photography busy searching all over the internet for links …

Outdoor Photographers: Nat Geo Made a Website to Easily Print Detailed Maps for Free

For outdoor and adventure photographers, knowing your terrain and location is essential for a safe journey. With that in mind, National Geographic …

VERSUS, A Beautiful 3D Animated Short Visualizing the Everlasting Battle of Nature

“Versus” is a beautiful 3D animated short, created by ManvsMachine for MAXON, that does an incredible job of visualizing “the everlasting battle of …

See How a $50K Cinema Lens Works from the Inside Out

The Science Channel on YouTube just released a really neat video in which they show you the inner workings of a $50K cinema lens. A piece of …

How To Photoshop Faster | Simple Tips To Speed Up Your Photoshop Workflow Pt.2

Photoshop is just one of those programs that, once learned, is hard to do without, but perhaps a bit harder to get started. Without question there …

BlackBerry's Smartphone Sacrifice Is All About Security

As promised, Blackberry has another smartphone to reveal to the world. The snappily titled DTEK50 is equipped with a Snapdragon 617, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 5.2 inch HD screen. It’s a good mid-range package, and the list price of $299 is not only less than the launch price of the …

This mobile app wants to end awkward conversation (or silence) forever

When meeting new people, sometimes you gel and conversation flows for hours. More often than not though (at least for me), it ends up with awkward small talk (or silence) while you count down the seconds before you can make a polite exit.<p>If conversation is a game, we can’t all be winners.<p>‘A Curious …

Fact-checking the second day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention

The highlight of the second day of the Democratic National Convention was a sentimental and anecdotal speech by former president Bill Clinton. In contrast to many of his speeches, such as his address to the DNC in 2012, there were not many facts to check. Here’s a roundup of some of the most …

1024 “Pixel” Sound Camera Treats Eyes to Real-Time Audio

A few years ago, [Artem] learned about ways to focus sound in an issue of <i>Popular Mechanics.</i> If sound can be focused, he reasoned, it could be focused …

The controversial new president of the Philippines is now urging the public to kill drug addicts

By Melissa Etehad<p>The newly elected Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, urged a crowd of about 500 people on Thursday to kill drug addicts, according to the Guardian.<p>"If you know of any addicts, go ahead and kill them yourself, as getting their parents to do it would be too painful," he told …

Asia

After Brexit, what? U.S. secessionists hankering for 'Texit'

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Emboldened by Brexit, U.S. secessionists in Texas are keen to adopt the campaign tactics used to sway the British vote for leaving the European Union and are demanding “Texit” comes next.<p>Texas Governor Greg Abbott speaks at a campaign rally for U.S. Republican presidential …

Consume responsible amounts of marijuana with a Keurig for weed

Just when you thought you had run out of ways to consume marijuana, in comes something newer and weirder.<p>CannaKorp has unveiled a new vaporizer, the …

Russia Calls New U.S. Missile Shield in Romania a 'Direct Threat'

Russia has described a new $800 million U.S. missile defense site in Romania as a “direct threat” and warned it would bolster its equivalent systems earlier than planned.<p>Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov, chairman of the State Duma's defense committee, said: "They are moving to the firing line. This is …

72MP Sony ‘A9’ Prototype Spotted Out in the Wild, Report

An anonymous photographer in New York City claims to have spotted the much-anticipated future Sony “A9” flagship camera out in the wild… and …