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Why That $699 MacBook eGPU May Be a Waste for Photographers

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Last week, Apple and Blackmagic unveiled a new $699 external GPU (eGPU) that brings “desktop-class” graphics performance to MacBook Pros. But if you were hoping that it would be a godsend for speeding up your sluggish Photoshop or Lightroom for post-processing photos, you may want to check out this new ...

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6 Reasons Why You Should Be a Macro Photographer

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Maybe you’re a beginner, just got your first camera, and you’re trying to learn to navigate the world of photography. Or you’ve been photographing for a while, but you’re looking for something different, something new. How do you decide the best direction for your photography? How do you find that ...

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This is the Power of the 125x Lens on the Nikon P1000

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Superzoom cameras are getting crazier and crazier in their reach. If you thought the 83x zoom on the Nikon P900 was impressive, watch this video demonstrating the power of the 125x zoom on the new Nikon P1000. In the 5.5-minute video, Indian civil engineering student Jayanta Mandal takes the Nikon ...

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These Are the Best Dog Photos of 2018

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The Kennel Club has announced the winning photos of the 2018 Dog Photographer of the Year photo contest. This is the 13th year of the contest and entries are submitted by thousands of photographers from countries all over the world. The overall winner (and the top photo in the “Oldies” ...

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Leica Invests in Light as Part of Massive $121M Funding Round

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Light, the startup behind the groundbreaking 16-camera camera L16, has a new investor with a much longer history in photography. Leica is now a shareholder in the computational photography company. Light just announced a massive $121 million Series D funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund, and Leica Camera AG ...

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Yes, Nikon Designs Its Own Sensors

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Sony has been receiving attention and praise in recent years for the quality of its sensors and the fact that it produces sensors for other heavyweight camera companies, including Nikon. But even though some of Nikon’s CMOS sensors may be manufactured in Sony factories, Nikon actually spends a considerable amount ...

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Is Lens Compression Fact or Fiction?

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Photography can be confusing. I get it. I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer. Because of this, at times it helps us to actually put some of these theories and myths to the test. One of these myths is the concept of compression and, with it, parallax. This ...

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The Ways of Zen Photography

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When most people think of the word Zen, a meditating monk in a monastery comes to mind, a practice of enlightenment, a person being in the present or someone without attachments. When I think of Zen, I think of a lifestyle that has profoundly influenced my photography practice. I would ...

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