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Google Photos Now Lets You Manually Tag Faces


Google is rolling out a long-overdue feature to Google Photos: manual face tagging. The app now offers the ability to fill in tags for faces that it failed to identify. XDA Developers first reported on the feature after discovering and activating it hidden in version 4.32 of Google Photos. Screenshots ...

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Nikon D850M vs D850: A Comparison of Monochrome and Color DSLRs


Nikon introduced the Nikon D850 in 2017 with a 45.7-megapixel backside-illuminated (BSI) Nikon-specified/Sony-designed/TowerJazz manufactured sensor. The Nikon D850 is regarded as one of Nikon’s best cameras and continues to range at the top of consumer DSLRs. Full disclosure: I’m the president of MaxMax.com, which makes the monochrome D850 (D850M), and ...

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Panasonic Exits Image Sensor Business with Sale to Taiwan Company


The image sensor industry just lost another big name as Sony continues toward global domination. Panasonic is reportedly tapping out by selling its money-bleeding chipmaking business to a Taiwanese tech company. Nikkei Asian Review reports that Panasonic has agreed to sell its semiconductor business to Taiwan’s Nuvoton Technology, and Reuters ...

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RAID/NAS/DAS for Photographers on a Budget


Not everyone needs the massive terabytes of storage that are possible with a RAID/NAS/DAS storage device. But you don’t need to fill up all the drive slots in one of these devices to get the advantages offered. This article is going to look at how to set up a storage ...

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How the Table Affects Lighting When Shooting Bottles


Here’s a 7-minute video in which photographer Dustin Dolby of Workphlo demonstrates how your choice of shooting table influences the resulting lighting when shooting bottles. Dolby starts by showing the resulting highlight you get when placing the bottle on a “normal” rectangular table and lighting it with a speedlight and ...

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Finding Photo Inspiration at the Hardware Store


Over the past year, I’ve been pushing my images into more abstract, painterly directions. As digital images seem to be moving into a realm of hyperrealism, I find myself longing for gritty tangibility. Since I have always more in the get-it-in-camera camp, I have been experimenting with a range of ...

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