Abby Ferguson

Staff Writer

Articles by Abby Ferguson

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The Camera Equipment Beginners Don’t Need

There's no denying that photography is a gear-focused endeavor. We are constantly pitched fancy new equipment with the idea that more gear will make us better photographers. For some photographers and their needs, that's absolutely true. But for those just starting, some equipment simply isn't necessary.

Crown + Flint Analog Photography App Gets Film Storage Update

Last summer, dedicated film photographer Don Goodman-Wilson released an app he designed specifically for film photographers. In November, he set the stage for regular releases of the Flint + Crown app with a significant update. The third such update is now available, adding the option to keep track of film in storage.

A sperm whale swims up to a realistic looking robotic submersible.

Sperm Whale Introduces Her Calf to a Robotic Spy Whale

Scientists and cinematographers are constantly searching for new ways to gather information about animals. In one such attempt, John Downer Productions launched a realistic-looking submersible robotic whale to capture unique footage and gain insight into the intelligence of these creatures.

A chameleon sits in front of a black background with a split between low-res and hi-res fixed with Topaz Labs Gigapixel 7.

Topaz Gigapixel 7 Upscaling App Offers Better AI and New UI Features

Topaz Labs' Gigapixel is one of the best applications available for upscaling images. Now, it should be even better, thanks to the largest update to the program that Topaz Labs has released in over a year. Users will see a range of improvements, including a fresh UI and, not surprisingly, upgrades to the AI engine.

A woman stands in an airport holding a bag of film.

What Happens When Film Goes Through an Airport Security Scanner?

Frequent analog photographers likely know that flying with film can be a risky endeavor. But beyond anecdotal experience and what airport scanning companies say, the impacts of flying with film haven't been very thoroughly examined. However, photographer and YouTube creator Lina Bessonova set about to change that in a large-scale test.

Scientist animal vision in color research

Scientists Create Camera That Shows How Animals See Color

It's well understood that animals see differently from us humans, but visualizing those differences has proved challenging. However, a group of scientists from the UK and the US have developed a camera system that can accurately record animal-perceived photos and videos.

How to Print Photos at Home

Printing your photos at home can get complicated and confusing rather quickly. Between choosing a printer and paper and problem-solving why the colors don't look like what you see on your display, it can be overwhelming, especially if you are just getting started.