Category Archives: Photography

The Polaroid Socialmatic camera will be a reality

Last May, an adorable, Instagramy concept camera made the rounds of social media. Some scoffed, some sighed, and some rejoiced at the idea of a real camera based on an app based on a real camera. Well, now, it’s coming to fruition, though not with the help of Instagram. Socialmatic LLC announces they have signed [...]

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Win a Trip and Free Blurb Books: Around the World with Lightroom Photo Contest

If you’re a travel photographer of any experience level, you’ll want to get in on Adobe’s “Around the World with Lightroom Photo Contest.” Simply enter a travel photo via their contest page on Facebook, and you’ll have a chance to win a photo expedition to Thailand with renowned photojournalist Steve McCurry (pictured below with his [...]

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Has Instagram Saved the Concert Experience?

I’ve been going to concerts long enough to watch the rapid infiltration of the camera’s LCD screen into the concert-going experience. When I first started going to shows, the only digital cameras around were bulky affairs with poor low-light performance (like, say, the Apple QuickTake 300). But over the years cameras have gotten smaller and [...]

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Five Fantastic Travel Photography Tips

1) How to fool the flash A lot of point-and-shoot cameras have less than stellar flashes that can result in a harshly lit photo. Here’s a clever fix: put an empty beer bottle (every traveler can get ahold of one of those!) in front of the flash and shoot. We’ve even heard of people using a [...]

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