Michael McKinnis

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A Crazy Looking Macro Flash Adapter Darth Vader Would be Proud Of

What you see above is one of the most unusual pieces of lighting gear we’ve ever chanced across. Looking a bit like a prop from the upcoming Star …

The Manual Photographer’s Cheat Sheet: A Comprehensive Infographic for Beginners

As beneficial as the more automated style of photography can be at times, nothing quite compares to the control and connection you feel when shooting …

Five Ways to Get a Real Smile From Your Portrait Subject

One of the challenges photographers face is posing. It’s a conundrum because it requires a kind of authority most of us aren’t used to having: The …

piccure+ Software Promises to Give Your $300 Lens the Magic of a $3,000 Lens

What’s the difference between the results of a $300 consumer lens and a $3,000 top-of-the-line lens? If piccure is to be believed, one answer is …

30 Amazing Links to Great Photography and Cool Tutorials Every Photographer Will Love

Another wonderful week has passed us by in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching points far and wide online …

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Phase One's updated image editor throws Apple Aperture users a lifeline

COLOGNE, Germany -- Phase One has released a new version of its Capture One Pro image-editing software, adding a host of features and throwing out a lifeline to users worried about the demise of Apple's Aperture.<p>Capture One Pro 8 includes the ability to import photos from Apple's software, …

Hands On: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

Samsung recently unveiled two new Galaxy Note phones, one that’s a by-the-book upgrade to last year’s Note 3, and one that does something innovative …

Watch Samsung Unveil The Latest Galaxy Note And More Right Here

Samsung is widely expected to unveil the next Galaxy Note today and the event is being streamed live for your enjoyment. The festivities start at 9:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time and can be watched above.<p>Of course we’ll be there too, serving up breaking news and hands-on reports — that is, if the new …

Lytro's light-field photos get their first outside showcase on photo site 500px

Lytro‘s “living pictures” are now taking on more life.<p>The company made quite a splash a few years ago when it debuted its light-field photos — images that allow viewers to change focal points and perspective after the photo has been taken. But Lytro’s cameras were slow to sell initially, and the …

Watch the Video: Tips & Tricks to Build a Following on Instagram with Pei Ketron

Pei Ketron (@pketron) is a San Francisco-based photographer and educator who’s been shooting since 2001, and teaching photo classes privately and …

Meet MIOPS, a Smartphone Controlled High-Speed Photography Trigger

Created for the creative, MIOPS is a promising new accessory used to easily trigger your camera or flash unit for high-speed photography scenarios. …

LG G3 Review: The Best Android Phone Available Today

If I had to buy an Android phone today, I'd would run to the store and pick up an LG G3. It is, without question, the best Android-powered smartphone available today, July 20, 2014. This may or may not be true tomorrow or in a week or a month - such is life in the world of connected devices. But …

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The Rise Of The Smart Web: New Hope For Finding Your Audience

At long last, sanity and clarity may be coming to the Internet. “We’ve had the ‘fun web’ and the ‘beautiful web,’ San Francisco-based tech entrepreneur Guillaume Decugis tells me. “Now we’re moving from that to thinking about a new era of the ‘smart web.’”<p>Decugis, a native of France, is co-founder …

Let Blogging Luminary John Saddington Teach You All About WordPress

It goes without saying that the Internet is a medium with huge potential for businesses and individuals who want to tell a story. If you have a voice that wants to get out and be heard, the chances are blogging platform WordPress is a service you know well. If you don’t, then you really …