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Digital Photography. An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography.

Digital Photography

Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, optical effects in nature, perspective and depth of field, sampling and noise, the camera as a computing platform, image processing and editing, and computational photography. We will also survey the history of photography, look at the work of famous photographers, and talk about composing strong photographs. 10 Myths About the Rule of Thirds. 5 Simple Ways to Improve your Photography. While there are plenty of ways to improve your photos, the best way is to improve the process by which you take them.

5 Simple Ways to Improve your Photography

If you get better at actually shooting pictures then the images that result naturally get better. 5 HDR Software Options to Make Editing HDR Images Much Easier. Why Every Photographer Should Use a Manual Focus Lens. How to Read a Histogram: Helpful Guide. 3 Must-Have Types of Landscape Photography Lenses. A few of my most-used nature and landscape lenses.

3 Must-Have Types of Landscape Photography Lenses

In a perfect world, there would be one do-everything camera lens. From ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses, all in one affordable (hopefully) package. Explained: How to take double exposure pictures in camera. Explained: How to take double exposure pictures in camera. Nature Photo Ideas: Focus On Little Things. In landscape photography the focus is usually on photographing grand scenic landscapes, wide mountain vistas, dramatic seascapes, or brilliant sunrises.

Nature Photo Ideas: Focus On Little Things

The focus is on “The Big Picture,” so to speak. Nature photography is a little bit different. When making nature photographs the opposite is usually true. The focus is usually on the little things, the interesting details, rich textures, and vibrant colors that abound in nature and make nature photos so interesting. How to Choose the Right Lens. Gmail. 75 Canon photography tips for taking control of your camera. 7 Incredible Tips for Beginner Photographers. Top 3 Canon EF Mount Lenses Under $500. How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Affect Pictures Shown in a Chart. ?tag=nl. Every photographer makes mistakes when taking photos.


Here are some tips to help identify and solve common issues that beginners may come across. ?tag=nl. ?tag=nl. Editors' note: This is an expanded and updated version of a story first posted in December 2011.


Why Amazon will double down on the Fire Phone. The e-commerce company's first attempt at a smartphone bombed, but it's probably not giving up.

Why Amazon will double down on the Fire Phone

If Amazon learns from its mistakes, the next phone will be cheaper and more widely available. When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the Fire Phone in June, he promised consumers a "better phone" than what was already on the market. "Can we build a better phone for our most engaged customers? Can we build a better phone for Amazon Prime members?

The Photography Starter Kit with John Greengo. Unlock hidden features on your Canon dSLR. Open up a world of possibilities with your Canon dSLR including HDR video and focus peaking, just by installing the Magic Lantern firmware.

Unlock hidden features on your Canon dSLR

Here's how to do it. There are many hidden features inside your Canon dSLR. Magic Lantern is the key you need to unlock them. Magic Lantern is one of the most popular firmware add-ons available, opening up many possibilities for photography and video. It's free, runs alongside the stock Canon firmware and new features are constantly being added. Once installed, your dSLR gets useful tools such as: How to make double exposures with a dSLR - CNET. Sony wants to lure gamers to the Xperia Z3 line with its ability to remotely play PlayStation 4 games.

How to make double exposures with a dSLR - CNET

And it'd be thrilled to finally see a smash-hit phone, period. It's oddly fitting that Verizon Wireless was there to help Sony unveil the Xperia Z3v. It was more than three years ago that Verizon took a chance on the Xperia Play, the first device to tout a connection with the popular PlayStation gaming console. It was a tenuous link, with the so-called "PlayStation Certified" mobile titles paling in comparison to actual console games. The smartphone was a massive flop, souring the relationship between Verizon and the phone maker then known as Sony Ericsson. But on Thursday, Sony finally fulfilled the promise of a true smartphone gaming experience with the Xperia Z3v and the first demonstration of a smartphone playing a PlayStation 4 game through its Remote Play feature -- one that is exclusive to Sony's premium smartphones.

That changed Thursday. Big Red equals big win. How to get a blurred background from your dSLR's kit lens. There are plenty of good reasons to put down your smartphone or point-and-shoot and buy a digital SLR.

How to get a blurred background from your dSLR's kit lens

If, for you, it was because you drooled over food photography with a shallow depth of field or portraits where the subject is in sharp focus but the background is blurred, you may have immediately been disappointed by your shots and left wondering what you were doing wrong. The fact is the lens that comes with most dSLRs, aka the kit lens, isn't really your best option for achieving a shallow depth of field. Without getting into the technical details, cameras with large sensors, such as digital SLRs, are able to create more background blur than the much smaller sensors in an average point-and-shoot. Photography 101: Learning the ropes with your new camera. Is Photography. Photography news, reviews, comment and features. 50 essential photography tips. Best Free High Dynamic Range (HDR) Software.

Crop Factor Explained. A Post By: Darren Rowse One term that you’re certain to come across when researching your next DSLR purchase is ‘Crop Factor’. This is a slightly complex topic and many long article have been written explaining it – but to keep it simple let me attempt a short explanation. While normal film cameras take 35mm film (it is a standard for the industry) there is much variety between manufacturers on image sensor sizes. The main reference point that people therefore use is the 35mm one which is considered ‘full frame’ size.