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New Lightweight and Compact Monopods by MeFOTO Double as Walking Sticks

MeFoto manufactures perhaps one of the most popular travel tripods in the market today. The young brand, distributed by the MAC Group, has a limited …

Sony Releases API, Allows Developers to Create Apps for Its WiFi-Enabled Cameras

Developers rejoice, you have another API to play with. In a recent move that should help bring more Sony apps to market, the camera manufacturer has …

Sony A7

The A7 (or really, A7 series, since the company released two versions of the camera) is another compact and lightweight offering from Sony, something …

Sony Unveils Beastly And Beautiful A7 And A7R Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Sony has announced a couple of new cameras early this morning, including the A7 and A7R, both mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras with a twist that’s unprecedented for that type of device – a full-frame sensor is housed within each. That makes these the smallest, lightest full-frame cameras …

The Essential iPhone Photographer's Lens Kit | Cult of Mac Deals

<i>Please note: This sale is sold out but you can grab our other awesome iPhone Lens kit</i> <i>here</i><p>THE GOODS<p>The Essential iPhone Lens Kit – smartphone photography has never been this versatile. This package arms you with four essential lenses to let you take virtually any kind of photo in any imaginable …

One-Button Electronic Camera Level Makes It Easy To Get The Horizon Right In Photos

A new Kickstarter project from New Zealand based entrepreneur Graham Manson makes it easy to level your camera before you shoot, no matter where you are, so that you don’t have to level your photo or video afterwards with the help of editing software. It may seem like a fairly minor problem, but …

DSLRSolutions Ultra-Simple Follow Focus announcement

We’ve shown you the DSLR Solutions follow focus before (see this post) but they’ve just made it even better!<p>The new unit is called the DSLR Solutions Ultra-Simple Follow Focus and we’ve not only got all the info below, but we have one of these and will be posting a review in a couple of days!<p>And, I’ll add this… these are great for photographers too – we tend to think of them as something only for shooting video, but they certainly can help focusing when you’re shooting stills as well.<p>Here’s the …

Stunning Short Film Shot on a Canon 5D Mark III in RAW Mode

Using Magic Lantern you can shoot RAW video on the Canon 5D Mark III. It isn’t the simplest option, but after watching this breathtaking short, I’m …

Wistia Team Talks Video-Making Nitty Gritty: Choosing a Microphone

Wistia is a video player (think Youtube and Vimeo) for businesses who want a high quality player but don't necessarily want the social features you …

Copy Your Canon 5D Mark III Videos in the Field Without a Laptop

Tip from my Canon 5D Mark III course<p>Link to NLE Survey only takes about 10 seconds to vote. I will share the results in a later video.<p>This video …

Lemur Studio Design develops mine detector in a shoe

Colombia has a major landmine problem. According to the International Campaign to ban Landmines (ICBL), the country is the second most mined in the …

How to Harness the Power of Lightroom Print Collections

In a post last year I explained a process for exporting images from Lightroom …

How To Sharpen Eyes In Your Portraits To Make Them Pop

When looking at portraits, we have a tendency to look at the eyes first. We can't help it, it's part of human nature. This is why I personally …

The 7 Classic Pieces of Gear You Will Want After You Get a DSLR

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a new camera. But not just any new camera; no, not a new mobile device, not a new point and shoot — not …

Higgs Discovery Twitter Firestorm: 'God Particle' Nickname Taken Too Literally By Some

Physics fans went wild over this week's announcement that scientists at CERN had discovered a particle consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson. But without an advanced degree in physics it can be hard to understand exactly what the physicists found--and what some scientists and science …

'We Are Made of Star Stuff': Religion in the 21st Century

Religion has always been a broad topic. Rather than simply being two sides of the same coin, a discussion on religion is an octagonal die, loaded with biases, experiences and deeply rooted beliefs. Add to this the inherently subjective nature of religion, and you've got a piece controversial enough …

Sound: The Music of the Universe

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p>What is the Music of the Spheres? Is music a key to understanding our universe? This talk (Honor Harger's "A history of the universe in sound") underlines an emerging and exciting …

Harnessing the power of quantum physics

<i>By Clara Moskowitz</i><i><br>LiveScience</i><p>Scientists shined a little light, literally, on the perplexing processes that govern atoms, in a new experiment that showed the effect of bouncing one photon of light off an atom.<p>Atoms and particles obey a set of rules called quantum mechanics that are quite different …

New atom smashers offer hints of a new physics

<i>By Jesse Emspak<br>LiveScience</i><p>The new generation of atom smashers such as the Large Hadron Collider is offering hints that new physics (and exotic new particles) await discovery. And scientists are just reaching the point where they can explore those alternatives.<p>At a news conference Sunday at the …

Boston bombing suspect's Miranda warning put on hold for 'public safety exception'

Now that second Boston bombing suspect has been apprehended, there are still lots of unanswered questions swirling. One of them is whether or not he has been read his Miranda rights, which are designed to protect a suspect's Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights under the US Constitution. The answer as …