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Smartphone cameras tried and tested: the pros and cons of the latest models

Photographer Dan Rubin tries out the cameras on four smartphones to see how they compare in terms of quality and useability<p>"We call them smartphones, but the phone is the least important part. I would love to be the one who comes up with a new name for these," says Dan Rubin, arranging the four …

Google Employees Confess The Worst Things About Working At Google

Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being used by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for Big G.<p>We've edited some of the standout comments into this excerpt.<p><b>Everyone is awesome, so they can hire the very best people to do even the most mundane jobs.</b><p>"The …

Google Earth

Magical Fog Photography Featuring San Francisco

Images of fog covered terrain and landscapes always conjure up thoughts of the magical and mystical. Such imagery is usually irresistible for a …

San Francisco

Review: Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 is One Sexy Beast

When Sigma announced a new version of the much loved 120-300 f/2.8 I immediately kicked myself for buying a much pricier 300mm Nikon about 6 months …

Touch ID takes hardware security to new levels - Here's how, why, and what it means!

We already know Touch ID secures your digital fingerprint by storing it in a secure enclave on the Apple A7, only accessible to the sensor itself. It …

A First Look at OSX 10.9 Mavericks for Photographers

In recent years, Apple have been updating their operating system OSX on an annual basis. Their latest incarnation released to the world on 22nd …

OS X

Want to Create Great Images? Stop Waiting to Get Lucky

We all get lucky sometimes, it’s a part of life. And some people are certainly luckier than others it seems, but depending on luck to get you through …

Landscape Photography

iPad Pro vs. MacBook and MacBook Pro: Which should you buy?

Pundits have gone round and round debating the merits of iPad as computer or computer as potential touch tablet, but here's the honest truth: Both …

5 Painless Steps for Getting Rid of the Fear of Street Photography Once and for All

“Look at me,” he said. Complying, I turned in the man’s direction. “Look me in the eyes!”… I tried to raise my eyes and look into his, but I …

Game 2 in Pictures

Did Comcast just take a first step towards unbundling HBO?

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Credit: HBO<p>Love HBO, but hate paying for expensive cable bundles? Comcast’s (s CMCSK) got a deal for you: The cable provider …

Shutterfly Acquires BorrowLenses

Shutterfly has acquired BorrowLenses, a move that will earn the personalized products and service manufacturer a bigger presence in influencing how people capture and display their memories. Terms of the deal weren’t released.<p>BorrowLenses is a popular camera equipment rental store spread throughout …

Vietnam: The Real War

“Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History from the Associated Press” opens October 24th at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York City. The …

Apple Releases MacBook Air Flash Storage Firmware Update to Test for Data Loss Issue [Updated]

Apple today released MacBook Air Flash Storage Firmware Update 1.1 for the mid–2012 MacBook Air. The update tests the flash storage drives in these models to look for an issue that "may result in data loss" for 64 and 128GB models.<p>In most cases, the update merely installs new firmware, but in some …

5 Tips for Getting Started with Interior Photography

If you plan on making the cover of a prestigious architectural or interior design magazine or catching the attention of Martha Stewart, this article …

Daring Snake Lover Snaps Underwater Photographs of Massive Anacondas

Daring Swiss diver Franco Banfi recently trekked to the Mato Grosso region of Brazil to shoot these insane close-ups of a massive anaconda snake in …

Verily: A Women’s Magazine with a Strict ‘No Photoshop’ Policy

It turns out that it does exist: a magazine that prides itself on not altering their models’ faces or bodies in Photoshop. <i>Verily</i> is a fashion and …

Photographer tears Achilles after collision with Ravens wideout, keeps working

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Tandon Doss ran through the corner of the end zone while trying to come down with a Joe Flacco pass on Sunday. His inability to stay in bounds wasn’t the only poor footwork he demonstrated on the play. Doss stumbled after hauling in the pass and ran into a …

3 Quick Sunset Photography Tips

In today’s landscape photography photo tip, we will discover three more ways to get better sunset photography.<p>“Biển Ke Ga” captured by Trandinhkhiem …

21 Inspirational Natural Light Portraits - dPS

Check out this collection of natural light portraits - all taken using the light from the humble window.

High-End Product Photography Tutorial and Techniques

Despite the fact that product photography is among the most prolific and inescapable features of modern marketing, people often ask me, “Product …

Photography Tips

Samsung Galaxy Round brings curve to smartphones

Smartphone makers are always looking for another way to wow buyers and get them to pay for new devices. Samsung's giving it a go with the seriously curvaceous Round.<p>Samsung has won the race to be the first phone manufacturer this fall to launch a curved smartphone.<p>The company announced late Tuesday …

Gear & Gadgets

Apple finally resumes iOS push email in Germany

After being forced to switch off the service in February 2012, Apple has resumed push email in Germany. As <i>GigaOm</i> reports, Apple has confirmed that push is now reenabled through a note on its support site. Apple disabled push for all iOS devices last year after Motorola won a patent battle in German …

Project One: One Hour, One Camera, One Setting, One Dollar Per Person

While on a half vacation, half business trip to the Philippines, photographer Dennis Sapong decided to spend one free hour at the local public market …

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch: Relentlessly inessential

The Galaxy Gear isn’t a complete disaster — it’s sort of attractive, sort of innovative, <i>sort of</i> futuristic — but it fails to justify its existence.<p>After a day of using Samsung’s new smartwatch, a device first revealed by VentureBeat, I still don’t understand what problem the Galaxy Gear is trying …

The world’s craziest toothbrush cleans your teeth in six seconds and is 3D printed

One of the most promising applications of 3D printing is the customization of everyday objects to the most personal and variable thing we possess—our bodies. A new example of this is the Blizzident toothbrush, which is made possible by two intersecting technologies—3D scanning and 3D printing.<p>The …

3D Printing

Nikon Files Patent for an Interchangeable Sensor Camera

The big camera companies get criticized fairly often for failing to innovate, but Nikon at least has been giving us a lot to write about recently in …

Advanced Reflector Techniques for Outdoor Photography

You’ve probably heard, at some point, someone refer to the “Golden Hour” of photography. There are actually two Golden Hours: the first and last …

Outdoors

Great Photography Links and Articles to Get Your Week Started Right

With another week behind us it's time once again for a list of links to tutorials, reviews, great photography and interesting blogs from Toad Hollow …

Landscape Photography

New dPS Design Launching Soon

The next 24 hours is an exciting time for the team at dPS as we’re about to show you something we’ve been busily working on for months – our brand …

Digital Photography