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Picture Styles and Losing My RAW Religion

Twenty years ago, I was just starting to make some headway as a film-shooting stock photographer. It was a fun time, but the digital age soon dawned. I shot JPEGs on maybe my first day out with a digital camera, and then I was onto RAW.

The James Webb Space Telescope captures an image of NGC 1559 as part of the PHANGS collaboration. It is the Webb Picture of the Month for February 2024.

A Stunning, Lonely, and Fiery Galaxy Is a Treasure Trove of Data

As scientists continue to use the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to do incredible things, like find the first direct evidence of a neutron star in a nearby supernova remnant, it also generates many beautiful images that are easy for anyone to appreciate. That's where the monthly Webb Picture of the Month comes in. This month's new photo is of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1559.

NASA SDO Solar Flare video, February 2024, image of the Sun

See the Sun’s Explosive Energy Captured Across Extreme Wavelengths

The Sun has been very active so far this month, with powerful sympathetic solar flares dazzling scientists and viewers alike and recent X-class flares making many wonder about communications network integrity. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) constantly monitors the Sun and captures the recent powerful solar flares in exquisite detail across multiple wavelengths.

LEGO IMAX camera

Live Out Your Imaginary Directorial Dreams With a LEGO IMAX Camera

There's a strong crossover between photography and camera enthusiasts and LEGO fans, as demonstrated by the LEGO Polaroid, the LEGO Retro Camera Creator Kit, and a popular LEGO Ideas project dedicated to landscape photography and Ansel Adams. Like the Polaroid and landscape kit, a new LEGO IMAX project is being born within the LEGO Ideas community.