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New Google Photos is all about organization, sharing and free unlimited storage

<b>Update:</b> And Google Photos is available! Go try it out for yourself right now.<p>Announced today at Google IO, Google Photos is a free photo storage, …

Deep Depth of Field vs Shallow: 10 common questions and answers

<i>Ever wondered why some backgrounds are pin-sharp and others are out of focus? This is what's called deep depth of field and shallow depth of field.</i> …

Digital Photography—Understanding How Your Camera Reads the Light

Proper exposure is one of the keys to excellent digital photography. You can learn how to choose the right exposure for any particular shot, and then …

9 Photoshop skills every photographer should know

Editing is indispensable for today’s digital photography. There is a lot of great software on the market that can help you get the best out of your …

Free open source tethering software for Nikon DSLR cameras

DigiCamControl is a free, open source program that gives you full control over Nikon cameras from your Windows PC. It supports tethering, live view, …

Cameras

The 10 best mirrorless cameras in 2018

Mirrorless cameras keep the big sensors and interchangeable lenses of DSLR cameras, but ditch the mirror mechanism, to produce a smaller, lighter and …

Cameras

6 simple lighting setups for shooting portraits at home (plus free cheat sheet)

If you're looking to take your photography further you'll probably want to learn how to use off-camera flash. In this tutorial we show you 6 simple …

Best Graduated Neutral Density Filters: 6 models tested and rated

<b>What are the best graduated neutral density filters on the market? We take six of the top graduated ND filters on the market and put them to the test</b> …

80 handy iPhoto tips and tricks

Probably the best tip we can give you for a happy iPhoto life, is to try and take good pictures in the first place.<p>So we'll kick off with 20 top tips …

10 essential accessories for your new camera

Once you've got your new camera, you may start to wonder what accessories will help you get the most out of your photography or help you take better …

Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC Tilt-shift for Canon - Foto-Tip

Samyang T-S 24mm f/3.5 ED AS UMC is a wide-angle prime lens designed for full frame cameras. Its optics and mechanic features enable independent …

Cameras

Want to see how old Nikon film SLRs were built? Check out these beautiful schematics showing exploded views of famous Nikon SLRs: http://petapixel.com/2013/05/09/these-schematics-offer-an-exploded-view-of-old-nikon-slr-cameras/

Gorgeous Aurora Photos and Time-Lapse Showing the Sky Over Lake Superior

For over a year now, photographer Shawn Stockman Malone of LakeSuperiorPhoto has been pointing her cameras at the sky over Michigan’s Lake Superior …

Ethereal Macro Photos of Snowflakes in the Moments Before They Disappear

Russian photographer Andrew Osokin is a master of winter macro photography. His photo collection is chock full of gorgeous super-close-up photographs …

Peter Belanger: The Man Behind Many of Apple’s Iconic Product Images

You know those iconic minimalist product photos for Apple gadgets? Have you ever wondered about how they’re shot and who shoots them?<p>One of the …

How to Organize a Successful Photowalk

Photowalks are nothing new, anyone remotely interested in photography and with access to the internet has probably heard about one taking place …