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How to get a great Birthday Candles photo

How to Get the Birthday Candles Photography Shot

Tips to get good pictures of your child blowing out birthday candles.

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How to Take Better Photos By Finding and Using Light in Your Home

Learn how using light, both natural and artificial light sources in your home, can create great photos.

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Using Lens Image Stabilization to Get Sharper Shots

Learn if you need image stabilization and when to use it for sharper images.

Motion Exposure

Light painting at its finest in “Motion Exposure” photo series

Light painting is one of the first things people do when they get a camera. However, some photographers will choose to make a career out of it and to come up with amazing long exposures. Artist Stephen Orlando is one of them and he is attaching LED lights to athletes to create unique patterns for his “Motion Exposure” project.

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

The Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 is James Woodend

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has revealed the winners of the “Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014” photo contest. The grand prize winner is UK-based photographer James Woodend, who has submitted a spectacular image of Aurora Borealis dancing above Iceland’s Vatnajokull Glacier.

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Vertigo-inducing photos captured from atop the Shanghai Tower

Some people cannot live without having an excessive amount of adrenaline in their system. Such is the case of Russian photographers and daredevils, Vitaliy Raskalov and Vadim Makhorov, who have captured a series of vertigo-inducing photos from the pinnacle of the world’s second highest skyscraper: China’s Shanghai Tower.

Tom Ryaboi

Photographer Tom Ryaboi does perilous tricks atop skyscrapers

Humans are a curious species and we will always look to go on exciting adventures. It is in our nature and some will do whatever it takes to get the adrenaline pumping in their system. Photographer Tom Ryaboi climbs on top of skyscrapers and captures photos of himself and his friends performing dangerous stunts.

Carlos Ayesta

Photographer rappels down towers to capture amazing cityscapes

Heights are terrifying to a lot of people. This fear is also present in movies where the main characters are involved in tough situations where they must not look down. Photographer Carlos Ayesta defies these situations and he captures stunning cityscapes and architectural photos by rappelling down skyscrapers.

Yaeyama-hime fireflies

Canon captures stunning low-light Yaeyama-hime fireflies video

Canon has put its high-sensitivity 35mm full frame CMOS image sensor to a test in almost complete darkness. The prototype camera has managed to provide impressive results, as it has captured stunning footage of the Yaeyama-hime fireflies, despite the adverse lighting conditions of under 0.01 lux.

Day To Night

“Day To Night” shows what happens in New York City in a day

New York City is one of the greatest cities on Earth. Millions of people live there, while millions more come to visit each year. This city looks amazing during the day and just as great during the night. But what it would be like to combine the both? Well, Stephen Wilkes shows just that through the “Day To Night” photography project.

Northern Lights

Stéphane Vetter captures stunning aurora borealis photos

The northern lights are one of the Earth’s most compelling shows. They represent sheer beauty and they can make a grown man cry. Stéphane Vetter captures stunning aurora borealis photos. His work has been featured by NASA itself, while the photographer has also won the 2013 International Earth and Sky Photo Contest.

USA by night - Suomi NPP satellite

NASA video compilation of satellite imagery released

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has just released a “best-of” video compilation of satellite footage from 2012, featuring the year’s most important data captures. The footage consists of beautiful photographs, time lapses and computer generated visualizations.

Cam Chobi Pro3

CAM CHOBi Pro3, possibly world’s smallest night vision camera

Japanese electronics manufacturer JTT has launched CAM CHOBi Pro3, possibly the world’s smallest night vision camera. Recording video in Full HD, 1920×1080, it can be a useful backup camera, when running out of smartphone battery. You can attach it to your keychain and “forget about it”.

Rambus introduces Binary Pixel image sensor

Rambus introduces Binary Pixel image sensor for smartphones

After the Nokia Lumia 920 announcement, everybody is trying to reveal image sensor technologies which can capture high-quality photos in low-light conditions. Rambus is one of the companies who wants a piece of the smartphone market and it thinks that the new Binary Pixel technology is the answer to all of our problems.

Panasonic's new low-light sensor technology doubles color sensitivity

Panasonic creates new sensor that doubles low-light image quality

Image quality has improved in recent years, however, photographers are still not satisfied with the current level of technology. As a result, companies are constantly working on improving photo quality. Panasonic has developed a breakthrough technology that allows better light transmission, thus doubling low-light image quality.


12 Helpful Pieces of Advice on Photographing Gymnastics

Sports photography is certainly not something I specialize in, though I do love bringing my camera to sporting events like football, basketball, and baseball. When it comes to my children, they have a few hobbies that loosely fall into the category of sports: dance and gymnastics. Both dance and gymnastics often have certain photographic challenges:…


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