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Daily Archives: July 3, 2018

This is the First Confirmed Picture of a Newborn Planet

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Behold: this is the first confirmed image of a planet being born. The image was captured by SPHERE, a planet-hunting instrument on the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope. The planet is seen as the glowing spot to the right of the black circle, which was caused by scientists ...

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500px Founder Joins Skylum to Grow Its Software in Asia

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500px founder Evgeny Tchebotarev is joining Skylum, becoming the new VP of Growth in Asia of the photography software company (formerly known as Macphun) that’s behind Luminar and Aurora HDR. Tchebotarev originally founded 500px back in 2004 as a community for photographers before bringing co-founder Oleg Gutsol on board in ...

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Do a Background Check When Shooting a Wildlife Photo

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When photographing wildlife — much like hiring a new employee or going on a date with someone you met online — it’s essential to do a background check. What is behind the animal that you’re photographing? The background can completely make or break an image. It’s essentially the canvas that ...

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Samsung Phones Are Sending Random Photos to Other People

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Samsung’s smartphones may not be randomly bursting into flames now, but a strange and creepy new problem has appeared: some users are having photos randomly and quietly sent to other people. Gizmodo writes that reports of this concerning issue have been posted to the official Samsung forums and to Reddit. ...

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How to Shoot Defocused Firework Photos

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I’m photographer David Johnson, and in this tutorial I’ll be sharing how I shoot long-exposure photos of defocused fireworks. Gear List Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 Neutral density filter (ND2, 0.3) Basic cheap Rocketfish tripod Preparation First, know your lens, and know the limit. Know exactly ...

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