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The Dunning-Kruger Peak of Photography

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This humorous graphic was created by Lee Hutchinson over at Ars Technica in a recent article comparing the iPhone 6 Plus to a Canon DSLR. It suggests that people who are just starting out in photography commonly experience a period of delusion in which they suddenly think they are much greater at photography than they actually are.
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The Math Behind the Rolling Shutter Phenomenon

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I remember seeing the photo above on Flickr once, and having my brain melt slightly from trying to figure out what went wrong.

The issue was the propeller was rotating as the camera detector ‘read out’, i.e. there was some motion during the exposure of the camera. This is an interesting thing to think about, lets have a look.
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Video: Nikon Strips Away the Outer Shell and Shows You the Tech Inside Its Nikkor Lenses

Ever wonder how the tech packed inside of your new Nikon lens actually works? How does Vibration Reduction provide 4.5 stops of stabilization? And what about the silent motors, how do those work?

In a video released earlier today, Nikon Asia decided to peel away the outer shell of its glass and show you, revealing the technology that makes a Nikkor Lens a Nikkor.

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external George Eastman: Inventor of Modern Film Photography and… Bicycle Enthusiast? —Eastman House Blog

imageedit_16_6726103726Photography pioneer and founder of the Eastman Kodak Company, George Eastman was also an avid bicyclist, sometimes riding more than 50 miles a day. Reflecting his own interests, Kodak’s early advertising had targeted cyclists as camera mounts for bicycles became popular.

 
Oct 09, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

‘Where to Start Chart’ is an Interactive Photography Skill Tree for Beginners

Where to Start Chart’ is an infographic designed to help beginner photographers work their way through the settings on their camera. Produced by Adorama TV, the PDF is reminiscent of the “skill trees” found in various role playing video games, but instead of having spells and skills, the tree offers photographic tutorials.
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external Watermarking Your Photography: A Crash Course —Popular Photography

Industry experts dish on the good, the bad, and the mistakes you should avoid if you’re going to watermark.

 
Oct 08, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

Math and Photography: How to Capture a Pellet Piercing a Water Drop

Water droplets can make for some beautiful high-speed photography, but how do photographers manage to capture such precise moments? And what if you add even more elements to the equation, such as shooting a tiny pellet through the drop as it reaches its peak?

While repetition and luck are one option, a far better approach is to use a clever triggering system called the Camera Axe.

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Video: How to Choose and Use Graduated ND Filters for Landscape Photography

Graduated ND (neutral density) filters have been a staple of landscape photography for a long time now, but if you’ve never taken the time to learn how these simple but useful tools work, this solid video guide will run you through the basics and then some.

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external Under the Influence of Robert Capa —Street Hunters

Capa’s legacy is simply fantastic and can be split into two. One, as essentially the creator of Magnum. And two, as the first and arguably the greatest war photographer/photojournalist of the last century.

 
Oct 06, 2014 · ∞ Permalink · No Comments »

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

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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 fully manual. This, however, is not always an easy task… especially when just starting out.

Enter a handy, incredibly detailed little infographic that will make sure you or your beginner photography friends can find their way around no problem. Read more…