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This tiny 16-lens camera produces 52 megapixel photos

It's only the size of a smartphone, but Light's L16 "multi-aperture computational camera" houses an array of 16 individual camera units, each with …

How to Buy the Right Computer For Your Photography

Photographer Bill Wadman and one of the hosts of On Taking Pictures has created a website for photographers based on a question that keeps getting …

Our Top 10 Mobile Photography Apps

You might get an eye roll in some circles if you say you shoot with your phone. Some might say that phones aren’t real cameras, but the truth is that …

First Impressions: Olympus Tough TG-4

For years, many of us photographers have asked for a Tough camera (or waterproof) that can shoot RAW. Today, Olympus is announcing the answer to that …

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Abandoned architecture of Europe's frontiers

One of these stunning images will win Sony's Mobile Phone Award

The panel received 10,293 entries from amateur and professional photographers all over the world. Believe it or not, all of these images were taken with a cell phone.<p>20 photos have been selected for the shortlist. Anyone can vote by visiting the World Photography Organisation's web site and …

The 25 best alternatives to Photoshop

Photograph: Pixelmator<p>Pixelmator is one of the best for OS X.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/18/1424278316127/c3e6056c-6d1f-4c5f-8cf6-8892eefd5f20-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Pixelmator<p>Pixelmator is one of the best for OS …

Five Cameras That Were Legendary to Street Photographers

Photo by Julius Motal.<p><i>Most images in this story are by Japan Camera Hunter. Used with permission.</i><p>Though street photographers love to talk about the …

Let the Sun Do the Work with Chlorophyll Prints

Looking for a special but cheap way to print your pictures? Try making a chlorophyll print!<p>A super simple and fun way to make contact prints is to …

Roasted Butternut Squash and Red Onion with Tahini and Za'atar from 'Jerusalem'

Butternut squash is a staple in my kitchen during fall and winter, but I never stray far from simple roasted cubes or a creamy pureed soup. But after preparing the <b>Roasted Butternut Squash and Red Onion with Tahini and Za'atar</b> in <i>Jerusalem: A Cookbook</i>, I am a total devotee of pairing winter squash …

13 Apps For Transforming Your Phone Into The Ultimate Toolkit

From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it's going to rain, there's something for every lifestyle.<p>We've collected the best of the best in this unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.

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How to Create More Cinematic Looking Photos

Have you ever watched a movie and loved the intimate look of the scenes? Movies and cinema usually have scenes with just the subject in focus and …

How to set up iOS 8 Action extensions in Safari

With iOS 8, Apple has opened its famously closed ecosystem a bit, allowing developers to create app extensions that hook into Apple's own apps. Yesterday, I covered how to set up photo-editing extensions that let you use the edit tools of third-party photo apps without leaving Apple's own Photos …

Setting up photo-editing extensions in iOS 8

Apple's walled garden has driven many iPhone users to the waiting arms of Google's more open platform where users and developers have greater freedom to customize the Android experience. With iOS 8, Apple has introduced extensions to let third-party developers access core features like the keyboard …

The Panasonic CM1 Smartphone Has a 1 inch Sensor and an f2.8 Lens

The company that really seems to be stealing the show at Photokina 2014 is Panasonic. Today, the company made a surprise announcement that they’re …

Literally crank out GIFs with a whimsical, hackable camera

It's not too difficult to make your own animated GIF with the right tools. But like any piece of single-purpose hardware, an entire camera dedicated to the process feels so much more luxurious. Otto, which launched on Kickstarter yesterday, puts a lens and a Raspberry Pi microcomputer into a simple …

How To Convert Your Room Into a Giant Camera Obscura

We heard how dangerous it could get outdoors with all of the traffic-crossings, pollen, UV rays and so on, and so we decided to stay inside and paint …

Hyperfocal Distance: A Landscape Photographer's Friend

We have all seen those wonderful shots, those beautiful landscapes that are in focus from what seems like inches in front of the lens element to …

How do you photograph the Moon? | Martin Robbins

Photograph: Martin Robbins/Martin J. Robbins<p>The moon is very bright, and easily over-exposed. Photograph: Martin Robbins<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>https://static-secure.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/4/29/1398802296812/43fb6003-001c-4d91-84dd-e6fe71a03889-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Martin …

How to Read a Histogram: Underexposed? Overexposed? Or Just Right?

<i>Editor’s</i> <i>Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the</i> <b>Photofocus Guide:</b> <i>Develop Great Images in Lightroom. This book is almost done and</i> …

6 of Lightroom's Hidden Treasures

6 of Lightroom's Hidden Treasures - virtual copy, soft proofing, smart previews, lights out, targeted adjustment, and visualize spots.

the photo workflow software

darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your …

Photography

Hashima island and other abandoned places – in pictures

From decaying Detroit to an eerily empty island in Japan, we seem fascinated by abandoned and derelict sites

Why do images of abandoned Japanese island Hashima haunt us?

'Many times we would enter huge art deco buildings with once-beautiful chandeliers, ornate columns and extraordinary frescoes and everything was crumbling and covered in dust and the sense that you had entered a lost world was almost overwhelming."<p>These are the words of the French photographer Yves …

Sean’s camera in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty was a Nikon F3/T camera. Quite an amazing camera, and so popular and durable that Nikon continued making and selling it even after introducing the Nikon F4 (it’s successor) and Nikon F5. Read more about it here.

Using Your Camera's Pointless Features To Get The Most Out Of Your Shots

With modern technology within Adobe Camera Raw, you're limiting yourself considerably when shooting in JPEG. However, by shooting in Raw, you're …

11 Amazing Instagram Accounts That You Should be Following

Instagram sometimes finds itself the victim of scrutinizing eyes among the realm of professional photographers and I suppose it's not all unjust. …

The Rewards of Photographing People When You Travel