How To Recharge Silica Gel Crystals

Silica Gel absorbs moisture in the air around your camera equipment (such a material is called an adsorbent). This ensures that the area is not friendly for fungus to grow inside your camera lenses. But did you know that if you leave silica gel inside your camera bag for too long it can get saturated with…

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A Brief, Interactive History of Photography

Have you ever wondered about the history of photography? About how today’s DSLRs evolved out of their analogue counterparts? Take a look at this interactive history, and scroll through the years. Early Days in the History of Photography Beginning around 500 BC, Chinese and Greek philosophers discovered and documented the use of optical devices. As…

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Memorable Photographs – How They Got That Way

A friend writes to me: I’m no photographer, and therefore I’ve never understood what makes a photograph amazing? Nationalist sentiments aside, what’s in the photo – “Heroes of Iwo Jima” that makes it so awesome and memorable? Also, the National Geographic Magazine picture – “Afghan Girl“, what’s so special about that? What’s special about those…

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