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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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.

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?

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?

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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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?

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

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?

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?

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?