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Dual cameras have become ubiquitous in the smartphone world, and with them has emerged a new technique for simulating a shallow depth of field — the feature commonly called ‘Portrait Mode’. This 10-minute video from Marques Brownlee explains how it works, and it also pits Portrait Mode on an iPhone X, Note 8, and Pixel 2 against the $8,000 medium format camera Hasselblad X1D.Because a smart
My name is James D. Lee, and I’m a photographer based in Oakland. I recently got around to posting four years worth of selected photos shot in and around the San Francisco Bay area strictly on tilt-shift lenses. I completed this project while working full-time marketing/photography positions.Downtown San Francisco in focus.How and why did I start this project? As cliche as it sounds, I need
Need a laugh? The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has announced its finalists for 2017. The contest injects humor into the world of wildlife photography by searching for the funniest photos of animals captured around the world.In addition to providing smiles and laughs, the contest also aims to raise awareness for wildlife conservation efforts. This year, the competition received over 3,500 en
Photographer and filmmaker Dustin Farrell spent the summer chasing lightning with a $110,000 Phantom Flex4K high-speed camera. What resulted was this 4K short film, titled “Transient,” that shows the epic beauty of lightning in 1,000fps slow motion.Farrell writes that he spent over 30 days traveling over 20,000 miles this summer in search of storms. Most of the footage in this film wa
Having fast, reliable, and up-to-date office computers is a necessity for every company. These computers are used to efficiently store transaction reports, development plans, and other sensitive information. That being said, it should be a common practice for companies to regularly backup their data either on an external drive or cloud storage. But even with […]The post The top 3 ways to re
Don’t you just love those cold and crisp Autumn days when the sunlight glints through the trees and the leaves make a crunching sound under foot.  Well unfortunately the day we went down to the woods to film with the Kodak PixPro VR camera wasn’t one of those days. Instead it was one of those […]The post Experience nature in 360 with the Kodak PixPro 4K VR360 camera appeare
There’s been no shortage of new gadgets launched this year. But just how much can you remember? Do you know your Sony from your Sonos or your Nintendo Switch from your Nintendo Wii? And which famous products celebrated their 10th birthday in 2017 apart from the Apple iPhone?  Play out fun quiz below to see […]The post Play our fun quiz: 2017 – a year of gadgets. How many ca
Here’s a 10-minute video from Nature TTL that looks at the best lens for star photography. Comparing the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 lens with the Rokinon 14mm f/2.4 and f/2.8 lenses, photographer Matthew Saville says that each has its place the astrophotography world.Saville is quick to state that, having tested the lenses, the Sigma 14mm f/1.8 is the best of the bunch… but it’s also the
Retouching eyes unnaturally is a great way to ruin a good portrait. Here’s a 14-minute tutorial by photographer Dani Diamond that shows how you can easily retouch eyes with a natural look using Photoshop.To get a natural look, Diamond says it is crucial to understand how light interacts and works with the human eye. Consequently, he begins the tutorial with a useful description of how to re
Here’s a 20-minute tutorial from Dustin Dolby of workphlo that looks at how you can shoot high-end product photos using just one speedlight by painting light. Dolby also looks at how to composite and enhance the shot to produce the final image.Dolby starts out by shooting a base frame that he will use to composite different things into the shot later on.Creating a selection from this, Dolby

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