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Randomizing Photo Shoots to Stretch My Creativity


I am a fan of light (honestly what photographer isn’t?). Hard light; reflected light; dappled light; low-key light; colored light — I love it all. Light makes or breaks not only my images but my mood. I’d venture to say that light is sandwiched between “belonging” and “safety” on my ...

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Shooting Street Portraits with a Go Go Gadget Octobox


My name is Brendan Burkett, and I believe I have created an original device and street photography method. What I have done is attach a softbox to my back for ultimate portability. This allows me to get street portraits with a very unique light. I live in Cincinnati and it ...

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Colourise.sg Uses AI to Colorize B&W Photos


Want to turn some old black-and-white photos into color photos? There’s an amazing new website called Colourise.sg that’ll get the job done for you. It uses deep learning AI to create remarkably realistic results in just seconds with zero work on your part. Colourise was developed in Singapore recently by ...

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Making a Camera Lens from Scratch Using Rocks, Sand, and Copper


Can an ordinary person made a camera lens from scratch? Here’s a 22-minute video in which Andy George of How To Make Everything answers that question by producing clear glass and metal and combining them to create a camera lens. The video covers everything from creating optically clear glass (using ...

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The Problem with Camera Phones (That Nobody Talks About)


Once upon a time, the biggest problem with camera phones was the camera itself. One of the world’s first camera phones, the J-SH04, was released in 2000. Boy have we come a long way, right? It could shoot tiny 0.11-megapixels images. It went up from there. The camera is a ...

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Flickr Unveils a New Login That Ditches Yahoo’s System


After being acquired by Yahoo in 2005, Flickr became bound to its new owner’s authorization system, meaning all users needed to have a Yahoo account just to use Flickr. Flickr has just announced a new login system that finally frees the service from Yahoo. Flickr says that a revamped login ...

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Lessons in Fearlessness from Morocco


I’ve been feeling for a while now that something has been lacking from my street photography. I seem to have settled into a “style” or “way of seeing” that features themes of solitude and isolation, monotone color palettes, and generally bland scenes – in line with my descriptions of “New-Wave ...

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