Cameras & Photography

A good photo is part art, part science. Whether you like to manually focus and carry a slew of lenses in a Tamarac bag or go digital and let a high-tech camera do the work for you.

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A digital photo has a wealth of info embedded in it — including date and time it was taken, location and camera used. But what if you don't want all that data falling into the wrong hands?

By Chris Pollette

Have a ton of precious old movies, photos and VHS tapes sitting in boxes gathering dust? It's time to go digital and preserve those memories for future generations.

By Wendy Bowman

Forget those awkward family photos! We talked to two photography experts on how to look your best in every photo, every time.

By Michelle Konstantinovsky

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The images of our ancestors are locked away and disappearing on tarnished silver plates. Scientists have found a way to bring them back to life.

By Carrie Tatro

Among the millions of pictures taken every year, some capture our hearts and stand the test of time. Here are the stories behind 10 of the most iconic.

By Nathan Chandler

Surprising, astonishing and beautiful overhead wildlife images present a new way to look at the wonders of the animal kingdom.

By Christopher Hassiotis

Images of glowing volcanos, daring snowboarders and mysterious beaches took top awards in the Dronestagram competition.

By Christopher Hassiotis

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The 8 mm format is making a comeback, thanks to Kodak.

By Jonathan Strickland

Remember the promise of digital images that you’d be able to manipulate by shifting the focus after snapping the photo? What happened to those?

By Nathan Chandler

Your selfie game is strong, but these animals are stronger. Don't be taken unaware by wild creatures while upping your Insta-worth.

By Laurie L. Dove

The digital revolution is in full swing. Digital technology has enhanced what we watch on TV and the music we listen to. But will movies shot digitally ever look as good as movies shot on film?

By Beth Brindle

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Televised sports coverage offers amazing aerial views of all the action. How are those dazzling angles captured? It's a bird ... it's a plane ... it's Skycam.

By Nathan Chandler

Thermographic cameras detect infrared light (or heat) invisible to the human eye. How can the camera's sensors register temperature at a distance, and how can the tech be used?

By Nathan Chandler

The Lytro camera has attracted attention for its ability to let viewers focus on different aspects of a photo after it has been taken. How is the device different from traditional cameras, and how does it operate?

By Jonathan Strickland

That shot of your kid would be so cute if only he didn't look like Rosemary's toddler. How can you ditch the demonic in your photos once and for all?

By William Harris

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Dust has this amazing superpower to wiggle its way into everything – including your digital camera and the memories you attempt to capture with it. Isn't it time you sent that dust packing?

By Nicholas Gerbis

Tilt-shift photography takes the power of the angle to an extreme. By altering the plane of focus of a photograph and distorting the perspective, tilt-shift photography can make a normal scene look like a miniature model set.

By Wesley Fenlon

It's tempting to use the snap-and-go method of photography when you're traveling, but really great, memorable shots require more careful composition and planning.

By Nathan Chandler

Cloud photo storage allows you to share photos readily and safeguard them from digital disaster. In this article, we'll share tips for navigating cloud-based photo services.

By Nathan Chandler

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It's all sunshine and smiles when you're snapping away in the daylight. Could a night-vision camera help you unearth a darker and different side of photography?

By Nicholas Gerbis

Want to compete with the big boys when it comes to capturing that perfect action shot? Get the tips and tricks to shoot like a pro -- even if you're photographing your kid's soccer game.

By Wesley Fenlon

Nature is filled with flora that's a delight to behold, but capturing that magic in a photograph is a challenge. Get the tips you need to get the perfect shot of Mother Nature's bounty.

By Wesley Fenlon

Look through a door's peephole and you'll see how a fisheye lens can distort a scene while providing a 180-degree view. So how are these lenses used?

By Matt Cunningham

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Getting an extreme close-up takes artistry, but your creativity can really flourish if you have a little know-how. Want to take your snaps of small subjects to the next level?

By Wesley Fenlon

High drama and dim light are the hallmarks of film noir, and those elements are also vital to film noir photography.

By Stephanie Crawford