How NASA Astronauts Capture Photographs in Space

Scott Manley’s YouTube channel has been a source of fascination for me ever since I discovered the rocket-simulation game ‘Kerbal Space Program‘. However, it has grown far beyond that to topics that are related to space, and space hardware. One of his recent videos is about the camera equipment that astronauts have taken aboard spacecraft…

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Helping Your Child Discover Photography

How did you discover photography? When I was young, an aunt gave me a toy camera. The photographs it produced seemed magical. I was 6 at the time. A Defining Moment I remember looking through my father’s Tokina 110mm telephoto lens and trying to focus manually on a nearby bird while on vacation. Looking back,…

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The Fine Art of Observation

Photography is as much the art of observing and appreciating things as it is the art of capturing them on film. No matter which branch of photography you prefer, you will find that the best photographs are a result of a photographer seeing things that most people miss out on.

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It Pays to Know Your Equipment

Three weeks ago, my MacBook Pro crashed. It had seen a year of good service, and because it was my first ever Mac, I’d just about set it up to workexactly the way I wanted it to; and it crashed. The Apple service provider in my city said that the logic board had died, and…

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Pinhole Camera in Your Pocket

Photo: Matt Callow Most serious or semi-serious photographers have wanted to use a pinhole camera, but thought that it would be too complicated to make one themselves, or possibly just didn’t know how. Now, if you’re interested, you could make one yourself, out of a matchbox, a tin can, curled binder plastic and a whole…

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Polarizing Filters make Magic Moments

Have you experienced a Polarizing filter? If you have not, I seriously recommend trying one today. Yesterday I was contemplating stuff … you know, looking through my memory bank of photographic experiences, when I suddenly stumbled upon a gem! The first time I looked through a telephoto lens with a polarizing filter at the other…

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Canon’s New EOS 50D

Canon’s Advanced Amateur range of cameras just got updated with their new EOS 50D. The next-in-line after the extremely popular Canon EOS 40D. Estimated to come in to the market at around the $1,399 (US) mark, this camera has a host of features that would make even owners of the semi-professional EOS 5D feel envious….

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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Canon today announced their replacement for the 1Ds MkII, the 21.1 megapixel EOS 1Ds MkIII. The news of the USD 7,999 camera was splashed across amazon.com pages for a while before some details went offline. However, engadget managed to get some screen shots. Apparently the EOS 40D has been announced too. Go to dpreview.com for…

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Point n go shoot

by The JohannEspiritu™ Hi there… I need a bit of help; for a change, I need you, yes You… to share some information with me. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to photography or not, your opinion is welcome. What information? Well, do read on… All these years I’ve been taking pictures with SLR and…

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8 Good Habits for Creative Photographers

How do you get inspiration for your photography? How do you stay creative? How do you get ‘creative’ to start with? I’m hoping to open up some answers here, but you’re welcome to help me add to this list in the comments section. Keep Your Mind Open by ‘SeraphimC There’s nothing on this planet that can ‘not…

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Strobist – Hobby goes Pro

I’ve wondered about it for a long time… I’ve marvelled, and been Inspired by his apparent ability to do more than 3 tasks at a time, but I guess this day finally had to come. Baltimore Sun Photographer David Hobby has finally taken his ‘hobby’ and turned it into a life changing possibility. David started…

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