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How to Sharpen in Photoshop: An In-Depth Tutorial


If you’re not sure how to properly sharpen your images in Photoshop, this tutorial from the Photoshop Training Channel is a godsend—a deep dive into the most common sharpening techniques complete with an explanation of which ones are better and why. Ramirez begins by covering High Pass sharpening: one of ...

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A $16,000 Photo Scanner vs. a $500 Scanner


I recently had a few prints made from some medium format negatives. The prints are for a specific purpose so I wanted them to be of the highest quality possible, this meant taking them to a local specialist where the film was scanned with a $16,000+ Hasselblad Flextight X1. The ...

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Idea: Shoot a Long Exposure Photo of a Backlit Keyboard


Here’s an interesting effect you can create entirely in-camera: photograph a backlit keyboard in the dark using a long exposure while moving your camera around. A Corsair Vengeance K95 keyboard, which has backlit keys. Reddit user Odinti tried this out with a Corsair Vengeance K95 keyboard and was able to ...

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Here’s How the $799 Mitakon 85mm f/1.2 Performs on a Nikon D600


Brazilian photographer Charles Oliveira recently put the Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens through its paces using his Nikon D600. Announced back in 2015, this is a Chinese lens that offers 85mm f/1.2 at a relatively affordable price of $799. Canon’s 85mm f/1.2 lens currently costs $1,849. Nikon doesn’t even offer ...

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LensCulture and the Commodification of Rape


Where to begin? Magnum Photos and LensCulture are running a photo competition. One of those where you give them lots of money and in return if you’re one of the lucky ones they give you “exposure”. Let’s just cut to the chase. There’s no way of dressing this up. In ...

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This World’s Fastest Camera Shoots 5 Trillion Frames Per Second


MIT’s 1-trillion-frame-per-second camera is now outdated. Researchers in Sweden have created a new world’s fastest camera that shoots a staggering 5 trillion frames per second. This camera, called FRAME (Frequency Recognition Algorithm for Multiple Exposures) and developed at Lund University, can make “light practically stand still” and capture events as ...

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