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A Look at Benrido, One of the Last Collotype Printers in the World

Collotype is a photo printing process that was invented by French photographer Alphonse Louis Poitevin back in 1856. Due to its ability to preserve …


Film vs. Digital: A Comparison of the Advantages and Disadvantages

In a world in which photographs are primarily taken with digital image sensors, there are a growing number of photographers who are newly interested …


Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review

| By Dan Bracaglia

Preview based on pre-production Fujifilm X-T10

The Fujifilm X-T1 was a landmark camera in many ways, with it's extremely high …


Dear Canon and Nikon, I Have Some Suggestions

Dear Canon and Nikon,

Last November, a spacecraft which had traveled 6.4 billion miles over ten years successfully landed on a comet. A COMET. This …


Fuji X-T10 Hands-On Field Test

Fujifilm outs the X-T10, an $800 interchangeable lens camera

If you've been holding out for a cheaper model of Fujifilm's X-series flagship, the X-T1, today is your lucky day. The company has just revealed the X-T10 interchangeable lens camera, featuring a 16.3-megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor (with built-in phase detection autofocus), an EXR Processor …


Fujifilm X-T10: A Smaller, Cheaper, and Simpler Sibling to the X-T1

Fujifilm today announced the X-T10, a sleek sibling to the highly-acclaimed X-T1 that’s smaller in size, lighter in weight and cost, and more …


Fujifilm X-T1 to Get Major AF Upgrade with Firmware Version 4.0

Fujifilm has announced a new version 4.0 firmware update for the X-T1 that will revamp the autofocus system for the camera with better speed and more …


Canon Unveils the 50mm f/1.8 STM, the New 'Nifty Fifty'

After a leak of the lens last week, Canon today officially announced its new “Nifty Fifty,” the 50mm f/1.8 STM, a new affordable prime lens that …


The Next 'Nifty Fifty': Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM Leaked

The image above is reportedly the first leaked photo of the upcoming Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM, the replacement for the popular and affordable 50mm f/1.8 …


This Step-by-Step Teardown of the Nikon D80 Shows You What's Inside a DSLR

After having his ex-girlfriend stab his Nikon D80 to death using a screwdriver and a pair of pliers, Jon of Prime Studios decided to “take lemons and …


Why Having Your Portrait Made Is Important

My friend Matthew Simmons and I did recently did a photo shoot with an amazing little girl named Desi Robinson. After sending Renee, Desi’s mother, …

Portrait Photography

The best coffeemaker

This post was done in partnership with the Sweethome, a list of the best gear for your home. Read the full article at

After two months surveying readers; interviewing coffee experts; researching makes, models, and reviews; and testing five finalist machines with a 10-person tasting …


ZPM Espresso and the Rage of the Jilted Crowdfunder

“Thank you all very much,” Update 57 concluded, by way of goodbye. “Working on this project was the most ambitious and meaningful undertaking any of us have ever attempted. Getting to know all of you, and working to create some seriously cool technology, was one of the most rewarding things we’ve …

Coffee Brewing

Elliott The Leica Monochrom (Typ 246) April 2015


Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) review

Unlike the sensors inside the vast majority of digital cameras, the sensor inside Leica's Monochrom doesn't have a 'traditional' RGGB Bayer pattern …


Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art Lens Review: One F-stop to Rule Them All

Sigma’s latest addition to its burgeoning fleet of Art lenses is just as dazzling as the first two incarnations. Riding the coattails of the beloved …


Ten Years of Shooting a Single Alleyway in Norway

For his project “In the Alley,” Norwegian photographer Lars Andersen spent ten years visiting one particular alleyway in the city of Tromsø, Norway. …










Zeiss Batis: The First Ever Lenses with OLED Displays, Delivers FF Autofocus on Sony FE

Now this is different: Zeiss has just announced a new line of lenses called Batis. The two new lenses — a 25mm f/2 and an 85mm f/1.8 — are the …


6 Features That Should Have Been In Lightroom 6 (But Aren’t)

Lightroom 6 (AKA Lightroom CC) was just announced. I’ve been eagerly waiting for this release, pretty much from the moment Lightroom 5 was announced. …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Adobe Unveils Lightroom CC: Speed Boost, RAW HDR and Pano, Face Finding, and More

Adobe today announced its latest version of Lightroom, called Lightroom CC. The update brings faster performance, some revamped tools, and a set of …


Calgarian Ben Put takes third in world barista competition

A Calgary barista has clinched third in an international competition that pits coffee experts against each other.

Ben Put, one of the three founders …


Bonavita BV1800TH Auto Drip Coffee Maker

Almost from the time the company was founded, Bonavita has made it clear they want to hear from baristas -- both home and "professional" -- about …

Hearing and Feeling What Photographers Are Saying

In his 35-year career as a master black-and-white printer, Chuck Kelton has held some of the most important negatives in history: from Ansel Adams’s “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico” to Alfred Eisenstaedt’s “V-J Day in Times Square.” So it makes sense that when he is in his darkroom with his …


Fujifilm X100T Review

La Marzocco Linea Mini

In this first look's preamble, I gave a bit of history on La Marzocco and their efforts for the home market. It's important to note the famed La …

At Kodak, Clinging to a Future Beyond Film

Of the roughly 200 buildings that once stood on the 1,300-acre campus of Eastman Kodak’s business park in Rochester, 80 have been demolished and 59 others sold off. Terry Taber, bespectacled, 60, and a loyal Kodak employee of 34 years, still works in one of the remaining Kodak structures, rubble …


Secrets of Food Porn Photos

Every recipe published in The New York Times comes with three components: an introduction to the food; the instructions on how to make it; and a photograph of the dish itself. I spend a great deal of time on the first two briefs. Andrew Scrivani is often responsible for the third.

I can make a lot …

Food Photography