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Microsoft's 'touch screen' for any surface goes on sale

Prototype technology that turns any surface -- a wall, table, or floor -- into an interactive touch screen has been years in the making. Now, anyone can get their hands on the software.<p>Turning a wall into a touch-screen computer has many uses -- it could help teachers instruct classes or be used by …

Touchscreens

How to Prepare a Photo File for Printing

The goal of this tutorial is to help photographers prepare digital images either originated by scanned film or digital capture for printing purposes. …

Textures Made Simple

One of the most intimidating editing for some photographers is integrating textures. Textures can transform the mood and overall effect of an image. …

Do You Make These 5 Classic Mistakes in Macro Photography?

Delving into macro photography opens up a fascinating, sometimes strange, new world. The ultra-close up views of flowers, plants, insects, and even …

Macro Photography

Makers of Socialmatic camera tease mobile phone

A set of teaser images from the makers of the Polaroid-branded Socialmatic camera show a smartphone in the works.<p><b>A set of teaser images from the</b> …

Canon’s 75+ Megapixel DSLR May Use a New Stacked Three-Layer Sensor

The photography world is abuzz with news that Canon may be planning to launch a high-end DSLR with a beastly 75-megapixel sensor. If you’re drooling …

Build Your Own DIY Tripod from Scratch

Are you the type of person who enjoys using things built using your own two hands? 20-year-old Croatian tinkerer CroBuilder is like that too. He …

The Truth About HDR Photography - Is It Really That Bad?

The Common Belief About HDR: “I don't usually like HDR images, but yours are great.”<p>This line has been repeated over and over again to HDR …

Tutorials

Ever Wonder What All the Different Photoshop Filters Do? This Video Shows You.

Photoshop is an incredible piece of (software) engineering that’s getting better and better with each iteration. Also, the number of tools and …

Headshot Portrait Lighting on a Budget

Chances are, no matter what your specialty is, you’ve been asked to photograph headshots. Professionals from many industries use these images to …

Photography

Industry Experts Weigh In: Can You Clean a Lens with Vodka?

Seriously, go Google, “Cleaning a Lens with Vodka.” You’ll see a mixture of horror stories and mostly good insights. But besides the waste of …

Instagram Secrets from a Pro Sports Photographer

Photos by Michael Zagaris and Brad Mangin<p>I am constantly preaching the power of photographing your niche, and here’s one more example of just how …

Hasselblad Quietly Announces the Stellar, an RX100 With an Expensive Makeover

About a week ago, the first images of Hasselblad’s upcoming compact camera, the <i>Stellar</i>, leaked onto the Internet amongst rumors that it would …

Simple, Portable Lighting Setups for Remote Photography Locations

Photography clients don’t always have the time or budget to accommodate elaborate photo shoot setups, and some locations make using heavy equipment …

Photographers