In 1905 a Third of Households Owned a Camera and Professional Photographers Hated It

In 1905 a Third of Households Owned a Camera and Professional Photographers Hated It

Image Courtesy of Leo Catricala and Hyunsung Cho/Hartford University

Image Courtesy of Leo Catricala and Hyunsung Cho/University of Hartford

Today nearly every person in the world has a camera whether it be a cellphone camera, point-and-shoot, mirrorless camera, DSLRs, Go Pros, aerial drones—you get the idea. While photography is well and alive now, that wasn’t always the case. The Smithsonian Magazinehas put together an excellent article looking back over a…

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Lindsay Adler on the Difference Between TTL and Manual Lighting

Lindsay Adler on the Difference Between TTL and Manual Lighting

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Photographer Lindsay Adler has to be one of the better lighting instructors of our time. And in this recent video from creativeLive, she demonstrates the main differences between TTL metering and manual exposure metering when it comes to lighting.

While many folks seem to absolutely love and completely rely on TTL metering, Lindsay shows you that it can only do so much. Modern TTL flash systems…

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This Leica Flash Modification is Hardly Practical for Street Photography

This Leica Flash Modification is Hardly Practical for Street Photography

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All images and part of the research by Ken Toda. Used with permission.

Leica cameras have more or less always been considered the kings of street photography and documentary work. It has been argued that adding a flash can take away from the stealth approach–but this flash that we found really takes the cake on that claim. Photographer John Olivergot a hold of the camera and showed it off on…

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Pentax’s New KS-1 is a Camera Lady Gaga Would Love

Pentax’s New KS-1 is a Camera Lady Gaga Would Love

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Leave it to Ricoh/Pentax to create one of the flashies DSLRs around–and we’re not talking about something strobists would particularly love. The company recently announced the new KS-1 DSLR that stands to be their entry level model. Before we even get to the major tech specs though, we think that it’s totally worth it to note the LED lights along the side of the camera and also bring your…

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Review: Sigma dp2 Quattro

Review: Sigma dp2 Quattro

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The Sigma Quattro is quite the odd duck in the photography world. It has the body of a body of a smartphone, a fat lens like the Sony QX-10, and lastly Sigma stuck on a DSLR grip—except backwards.

Underneath this peculiar exterior lies an equally unique Foveon sensor that you don’t see in many other cameras. Sigma claims its sensor can resolve images with brilliant colors and enough eye-popping…

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The Olympus PEN E-PL7 Packs a 180-Degree Selfie Screen

The Olympus PEN E-PL7 Packs a 180-Degree Selfie Screen

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Olympus has announced the PEN E-PL7, the company’s latest Micro Four Thirds camera since unveiling the OMD EM10way back in January. The new compact system camera not only follows the OMD EM10 it also borrows much of its internals including a 16.1MP Live MOS sensor, TruePic VII image processor, and three-axis VCM image stabilization system. It’s not the most original camera from Olympus, but if…

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Capturing Ideas: The Surreal Photography of Erik Johansson

Capturing Ideas: The Surreal Photography of Erik Johansson

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All photographs by Erik Johansson. Used with permission.

Swedish and Berlin-based mixed media photographer Erik Johansson has created astounding work that is perhaps only surpassed by his remarkable process. We featured an image of his earlier on. At first glance, his surreal images – essentially landscape photographs transformed into something more magical – rouse wonder in people, and upon…

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