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How Caffeine Made Me Kill My $2,400 Sony RX1 Camera


Here’s a warning to all the photographers out there: caffeine and complicated camera repairs do not mix well. I found out the hard way and killed my $2,400 Sony RX1 full frame compact camera. After drinking a cup too many espressos, I finally decided to clean the sensor of my ...

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This Milky Way Photo Was Shot with a Huawei P20 Pro Smartphone


The Huawei P20 Pro smartphone boasts the highest-scoring smartphone camera ever evaluated by DxOMark, sitting head and shoulders above its competition with an overall score of 109. Here’s how good the on-board Leica triple-camera system is: you can shoot beautiful shots of the Milky Way in the starry night sky. ...

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Texas Student Does Graduation Photo Shoot with Giant Alligator


Texas A&M student Makenzie Noland is graduating from college soon, so she decided to pose for a graduation photo shoot with her cap, stole, and… a giant alligator. The 21-year-old shared the photos on her Facebook page last Friday with the caption: “Not your typical graduation picture 🤷🏽‍♀️ @ Gator ...

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How to Stay Creative When Regularly Shooting Weddings


I love being a wedding photographer. I get to work with amazing couples, travel to incredible places and do something that is fundamentally creative. While weddings offer unparalleled opportunities for creativity due to the nature of shooting so many different people in different places, there are things I consciously keep ...

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This New Atari 2600 Video Game is 8-Bit Astrophotography


What would an 8-bit astrophotography video game be like? That’s what astrophotographer and PhD student Alex Pietrow asked, and he ended up creating a new video game called Astronomer for the the Atari 2600, the classic console that was launched back in 1977. Pietrow, the same guy who photographed the ...

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Online Photos Can’t Be Used Without Permission, EU Court Rules


A Virginia federal court sparked quite a controversy among photographers last month when it ruled that copying photos found on the Internet is fair use. Now a European Union court has just issued a landmark ruling that states you can’t simply republish a photo because it’s freely accessible online — ...

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