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Facebook Makes Image Identification Software Available to the Public

Facebook posted today that it will make its image identification software downloadable and available to the public. We've already seen the basics of …

Facebook

Google brings the National Parks to your living room with 360-virtual tours

In honor of the National Parks Centennial birthday celebration, Google has partnered with the National Parks Service to bring a unique and exciting …

Google

What Is Dual-Pixel RAW in the Canon 5D Mark IV?

Canon’s newest 5D Mark IV camera has a lot of exciting specifications — the fast frame rate and 4K video capabilities, for example — but there is …

Canon

Purpose Behind ‘That Rubber Thing’ On Your Canon Camera Strap

It might be time to fish out your original Canon camera straps from that dusty manufacturers box, especially for travel and landscape photographers. …

Canon

Portrait Tip: Flash and Shade Don’t Mix, Here’s How You Fix That

Nearly every photographer has spent a portion of a session bouncing from tree to tree, placing their subjects in the patches of shade that these …

Portrait Photography

Nikon 105mm f/1.4 vs Tamron 85mm f/1.8: RAW Photo Comparison

Photographer Taylor Jackson got his hands on one of the first Nikon 105mm f/1.4 ED lenses to hit Canada, and given the amount of hype this “world’s …

Nikon

How to Plan and Capture a Perfectly Aligned Moonrise Photo

Photographing the moon can be spectacular—a rising full moon looks very big and is often red. And combining a spectacular moonrise shot with …

Shutter speed

How to Get Sharp Photos When Hand-Holding Your Camera

Like light and composition, the sharpness of a photo can either make it or break it. Naturally, we all want our photos to be maximally sharp, but …

Shutter speed

How to Overcome 6 Common Newbie Photography Fears

A Post By: Kav Dadfar<p>For the majority of new photographers, one of the biggest hurdles to overcome is fear. This often leads to people missing a …

Digital Photography

How to Remove People From Vacation Photos in Photoshop

Join the Phamily:<p>How to Remove People from Vacation Photos in Photoshop<p>You just got back from a wonderful vacation and can’t wait to post your photos …

Photoshop

Canon Unveils the 5D Mark IV with a 30MP Sensor and ‘Dual Pixel RAW’

It’s quite possibly the most anticipated camera announcement of the year, and it <i>finally</i> happened! Canon has revealed the long-awaited 5D Mark IV, …

Canon

Everyday Astonishing: On Street Photography's Relationship to...

The subject of street photography—real life—is inherently unpredictable. So when street photographers make a compelling picture of a subject they …

Depth of field

Macro on a Budget: Reversing Rings and Manual Lenses

Macro lenses for your DSLR or mirrorless camera can be very pricey, especially good ones. That's one of the main reasons that many talented …

Depth of field

Pentax K-70 added to studio test scene

The Pentax K-70 features a 24MP sensor with, for the first time in a Pentax, hybrid AF in live view. It also brings Pentax's impressive Pixel Shift …

Pentax

How to Photograph a City From a Helicopter

If you’ve ever dreamed of photographing your city from high above it, you’ll enjoy this perspective from photographer Vincent Laforet. Here, he talks …

Photography Blogs

Google uses neural networks to improve image compression

A research team at Google has developed a way to use neural networks to compress image files in a more efficient way than current methods, such as …

Google

The #1 Reason Why New Photographers Struggle with Camera Settings

A Post By: James Maher<p>You have spent a lot of time studying photography and how to use your camera. You feel confident that you’re starting to figure …

Depth of field

New Patent from Canon Promised Better Edge Performance from Sensor

Sensor based vignetting is a real problem for cameras with a large sensor and short flange distance. This is simply due to the oblique angles of …

Canon

3 Simple Steps to Taking a Great Photo

Photography is a presentation medium. At its most basic, a photograph is simply a means to communicate an idea to an audience. Sometimes the idea is …

Instagram

5 Simple Ways You Can Become A Better Photographer

<i>Working on both sides of the creative industry, Natta Summerky is a content editor at 500px and a professional photographer. Read on as she reveals</i> …

Watermarking

Photographer makes multitasking in the kitchen a breeze with some post processing magic

For most of us, it seems like there just isn’t enough time in the day. With a little help from Photoshop, photographer Sarah Santiny found the …

Photographers

11 Photoshop alternatives for photographers at every level

1<p>2<p>3<p>4<p>5<p>6<p>7<p>8<p>9<p>…<p>13<p>11 alternatives to Photoshop<p>Adobe Photoshop – now 26 years old – is the worldwide gold standard of pro-level image editing production and …

Photographers

Tips for Photographing Bugs and Butterflies Close-Up

Time of day is important. Early morning, when the air is cooler, is a good time to photograph bugs and butterflies. They can be very still, as they …

Butterflies

Get More Dramatic Landscape Photos With These Easy Tips

When you see breathtaking landscapes in person, you naturally want to capture that beauty in the photos you take. Often, however, the images just …

Photographers

Rumor: Sony to Adopt a 16-Bit Lossless RAW Format in the Future

We definitely suggest reading this particular rumor with the mouse in one hand and a salt shaker in the other. It seems Sony is considering adopting …

Sony

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 …

Maps

How to Achieve Background Blur or Bokeh

A Post By: Yacine Bessekhouad<p>If I show you two different portraits, one with a blurred background and one with a sharp background, you will …

Depth of field

Tips to Help Newbies Find Success in the Photography Business

A Post By: James Maher<p>Many dream about becoming a professional photographer, but unfortunately it can be difficult to last longer than two years in …

Success

Save yourself some money and learn how to clean your own sensor like a pro

Learning to clean your camera’s sensor is one of the most valuable skills a photographer can learn. At least when it comes to camera maintenance. …

Photography