Frank Tona

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About the Aerial Camera That Spotted the Second Boston Bombing Suspect

When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the younger of the two Boston bombing suspects, was discovered hiding in a man’s boat just outside the perimeter police had …

Snapzoom is Digiscoping for Your Smartphone

I just stumbled on another great Kickstarter find and this time it’s Snapzoom. This product is seeking community funding to build a bridge between …

Find Your Images Online Using Reverse Image Search on Google

If you’re concerned about image theft, then this post is for you. Using Google to do a reverse image search is one of the easiest ways to find …

Backup or Die eBook: Learn How To Keep Your Photos Safe

Backup is something that many photographers don’t give enough thought to. And we get that – it’s not nearly as fun as taking photos!<p>But here’s the …

Bluebirds and Stink Bugs

We have a bluebird nest in our backyard. There are two fledglings, and this is their dad.<p>To me, bluebirds have always had a specific connotation …

News Helicopter Camera Snaps Photo of Saturn While in the Air

If you’ve ever watched the evening news on television, you’ve probably seen photos and video captured by the powerful cameras on the station’s …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Possibly the World’s First Image of Ocean Wave Over Lava

It’s always interesting to see the “World’s First” of something, and today people have been saying this is the world’s first photo of an ocean wave …

Time-Lapse Documents a Backyard Tree Growing Up Over Five Years

Want to see a tree grow up before your very eyes? Sonoma County, California resident YouTube user Lapeere created this neat video that squeezes five …

Camera Settings for HDR Photography

High dynamic range (HDR) images are taking the photography world by storm as more and more photographers are discovering the stunning images the …

How to Photograph Light Trails

If you’ve ever wanted to create light trails but didn’t know where to start, this article is for you.<p>photo by Strevo<p>What You Need for Light Trail …

Kodak to Sell Its Camera Film and Imaging Businesses in $2.8 Billion Deal

We reported last August that Kodak was looking to sell its camera film business along with a number of other core businesses. Well, the company has …

LightSpin Combines Dance, Stop-Motion, Light-Painting, and a 360° Camera Rig

This experimental video shows what you get when you combine dancers, light-painting, stop-motion, and a 360-degree camera rig. It’s like eye-popping …

Night Photography Using Light Painting and Exposure Stacking

Photographs made using advanced light painting techniques often look as if they’d require a crew of a dozen assistants to achieve. But some artists …

Landscape Photography

Informative Tutorial on the Types of Light Meters and How to Properly Use Them

Mark Vargo is a big time cinematographer who has worked on too many well-known movies to list. He’s credited as a second unit director of photography …

How to Photograph Smoke

At some point in your life, you’ve probably seen an amazing photograph featuring smoke. The smoke might be flawlessly lit against a solid background …

Landscape Photography

Ag-Gag Bill Gets Woman Snapping Photos of Slaughterhouse in Utah Arrested

So here’s the story: you’re in pubic and standing on a public street taking photos of a slaughterhouse from a good distance away. You’re told to …

Canon 5D Mark III Firmware Update Out: Clean HDMI Output and AF Upgrade

Canon today officially launched a new firmware update (version 1.2.1) for the 5D Mark III that brings two notable improvements to the camera: …

What a DSLR’s Rolling Shutter Does to a Speaker Playing a 61Hz Tone

Here’s another example of a strange effect caused by the shutter of a DSLR. YouTube user drummaboy5189 captured the above video by playing a 61Hz …

BTS: Photographing From Urban Heights with Russian Daredevil Rooftoppers

Rooftopping photography is a dangerous new fad in which daredevils climb to extremely high (and often off-limits) urban locations in order to shoot …

Girl Takes Picture of Graffiti in Montreal, Posts on Instagram, Gets Arrested

20 year old Jennifer Pawluck was arrested recently in Montreal for taking a photo of graffiti and posting it to Instagram. The graffiti work is of …

Canon Press Event Rumored for April 23, Possible EOS 70D Announcement

Rumors have been swirling that Canon is primed to announce yet another DSLR by month’s end. According to Craig Blair of Canon Rumors, Canon’s EOS 70D …

Pixel Rain: Why More is Not Always Better With Megapixels

In an article on TechHive about the new HTC One, HTC’s director of special projects Symon Whitehorn uses an analogy that we’ve never heard before. In …

Photographing Kayakers Takes Dedication and Courage to Get the Perfect Shot

Photographer Tim Kemple doesn’t take vacations — he takes epic photography trips. During a recent visit to Mexico, he photographed some friends doing …

A Moon Rise Over Los Angeles as a Time-Slice, Time-Lapse, and Animated GIF

Earlier this month, Los Angeles-based photographer Dan Marker-Moore pointed his Olympus OM-D EM-5 and a 100mm lens (equivalent to a 200mm in 35mm …

How Scientists Caught a Giant Squid on Camera

Edith Widder is one of the three scientists that managed to capture the first high-resolution video footage of an actual giant squid. And about a …

Canon 5D Mk III Will Have Uncompressed Clean HDMI Out By the End of the Month

Remember last year Canon stated that a major firmware update was coming for the Canon 5D Mk III? Well in a recent interview with News Shooter, Chuck …

How to Have Your DSLR Shots Published to the Web Instantly While On the Go

In the video above, I’m shooting with a DSLR (a Canon 6D in this case) and everytime I snap off a shot it goes instantly to a web gallery… from the …