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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New Technology Revives Tarnished Daguerreotype Ghosts

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.

10 Iconic Photographs That Captured the World’s Imagination

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.

Captivating Images From Above Offer New Perspectives on Familiar Wildlife

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

Stunning Images Win 2016 International Drone Photography Contest

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

Kodak Is Bringing Back Film, and It’s Super

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

Light-field Camera Technology: Is That Still a Thing?

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?

7 Animals You Should Never Take Selfies With

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

Will digital photography ever be as good as film for movies?

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?

How Skycam Works

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.

How Thermal Imaging Works

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?

How the Lytro Camera Works

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?

How to Use Photo Editing Software to Remove Red Eye

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?

How should a digital camera be cleaned?

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?

What is a tilt-shift photography lens?

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.

What makes a great travel photo?

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.

5 Tips for Storing and Sharing Photos in the Cloud

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.

How Night-vision Cameras Work

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?

5 Sports Photography Tips

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.

5 Plant Photography Tips

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.

What is fisheye lens photography?

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?

5 Macro Photography Tips

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?

5 Film Noir Photography Tips

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

5 Low Light Photography Tips

If photography is all about capturing light to record an image onto a medium, how can you take pictures when there's very little light present?

How to Create Black-and-White Photographs with Color Accents

A red rose, a green eye, a gold ring: Against a black-and-white background, colored objects command attention. How can you create this effect at home?

5 Tips for Slow Shutter Speed Photography

The longer a camera's shutter stays open, the more light it takes in, and photographers use that fact to create breathtaking images, capturing the beauty of motion. What are the best pro tips for creating eye-popping photos using slow shutter speed?


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