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Oct
4

Accessory Review: Nimbus Cloud Dome

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The Nimbus Cloud Dome is a plastic bell-shaped light diffuser designed to allow you to capture evenly-lit images of small objects using a smartphone. Aimed at avid eBayers, online jewelry retailers, Craigslisters and macro photographers, the Cloud Dome provides a surprisingly versatile - and very compact - solution for shooting small subjects with your phone. Click through for the full review. 

Oct
1

PetaPixel asks: What should we call connected, app-based cameras?

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It's a question that's been on Michael Zhang's mind, over at PetaPixel, and ours too. If Photokina 2012 had a theme it was definitely connectivity, and recent months have seen several moves by manufacturers to introduce smartphone-type functionality into cameras. As camera manufacturers continue to respond to the rise of the smartphone camera with their own solutions, journalists in the industry are faced with an interesting conundrum: what do we call these things? 

Sep
9

The secret behind tilt/shift and why pseudo miniatures are boring

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Ever seen a visual effect that you got so over-saturated with that you just couldn’t take it anymore after a while? Is the tilt/shift pseudo miniature stuff on that scale for you? (pun intended) Maybe someone needs to get on his soapbox about this… » read what Chris has to say about it on his blog
Sep
6

Is post processing evil?

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Chris got on his soapbox again, this time about post processing and how evil it really is. Follow along on his personal blog as he talks about silk purses, sow’s ears and how analog photographers used to go about post processing their images in the darkroom. » Read the article on Chris’ blog
Sep
3

Analyzing images

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Do you analyze images before you take them? How about images other people took? If yes, what are the things you are looking for? Is it more about the formal aspects? Or do you listen to what an image makes you feel like, what stories it wants to share with you? Follow along the story that [...]
Aug
30

Why I’m excited about the upcoming Canon 7D

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Okay, it’s still a rumor, the magic press conference isn’t supposed to happen until Sep/1 but from what we’ve seen popping up here and there, the 7D seems to be a real possibility. At the same time I see a lot of “What? No full frame??!” popping up on various sources. But if you detach yourself [...]
Aug
15

Say CHEEEEEEESE! and other ghosts

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When I was a child, my parents kept telling me to not cut off people’s heads in photographs, to keep the sun in my back, to step back and make sure I have everyone in the frame, to make everyone says “cheese” in pictures. Smiles were important. It took me a while to realize that my [...]
Jul
14

San Francisco Meet-Up: Thursday, Jul/16, 6:30pm

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Aaaand another one in the tradition to do a pre-workshop meet-up that is open for everybody to join, to hang out, to grab a bite, to have a beer and to talk photography. Thursday, Jul/16 6:30pm is the date. Anabelle’s Bar and Bistro in downtown San Francisco is the place. Full address: Anabelle’s Bar and Bistro (just left of [...]
Jul
13

Everything you ever wanted to know about photography – but never dared ask: Photo Day 2009

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Photo Day 2009, live on the TWiT Network on July 15th! Simple story: Leo Laporte hands Chris keys to TWiT Cottage. Chris sends shoutout into world of photography. Photographers from all kinds of fields show up to talk photography. Date: Jul/15 Time: 11 AM to 5 PM (Pacific Time) Location: » TWiT Live TV Guests: John Chiara (the big camera), [...]
Jul
5

San Francisco Meet-Up: Thursday, Jul/9, 6:30pm

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Over the years it has turned into a nice tradition to do a pre-workshop meet-up that is open for everybody to join, to hang out, to have a beer and to talk photography. Or other stuff. Thursday, Jul/9 6:30pm is the date. Anabelle’s Bar and Bistro in downtown San Francisco is the place. Full address: Anabelle’s Bar and Bistro [...]