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Apple iPhone 5

by rshnvjy

Virtual horizons on smartphones
We all know that smartphones today have built in accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers. With all these orientation-aware stuff packed in, why can't any phone manufacturer enable a feature like a 'virtual horizon' on the camera viewfinder? Most DSLRs and mirrorless cameras have this feature today.
Nikon D300

by dave

Why do dedicated cameras take such horrible panoramas?
Kalalau Lookout: 9 images from my Nikon D300 stitched together in Photoshop back in 2007.
Back before we had this newfangled technology built into our cameras and phones that automatically create panoramas, we previously had to stitch together such a photo inside apps like Photoshop. It used to be a tedious process but has gotten much easier.
Once the smartphone revolution happened and everyone started developing apps, a number of... Read more →

by dave

How I use (or don't use) Flickr
Nicole Lee took a deeper look at Flickr earlier today in her post "Flickr struggles to capture the selfie generation." (Read more here: She shares her own early experiences with Flickr and examines its struggles as mobile photography (and services designed to specifically cater to it) has gained in popularity.
For me personally, Flickr was an incredible tool when I joined way back in 2005. It... Read more →
Apple iPad 2

by dave

Taking photos with a tablet
Back when the original iPad came out, there was a small segment of people who lamented the fact that the device didn't have a rear facing camera. But there was a larger group of people that were annoyed at the suggestion that a tablet should even have a camera -- myself included.
Apple ultimately released the iPad 2 with a camera and since then, nearly every tablet that's been released has included a rear facing camera.
And this is something that's seemingly changed... Read more →

by Glider9

Green screen
I need a green screen plus a frame for the green screen does anyone know if you can get any under £60
Sony α NEX-5N

by jonfingas

What camera do you recommend for street photography -- if any?
It's one thing to take photos on a hike or at a friend's wedding, but it's another to just walk around downtown snapping photos of street life; you probably want a light, portable camera with good mid-range (if not close-up) lenses. What dedicated camera do you have and/or recommend for that purpose... if you use one at all?
I have a Sony NEX-5N, and it's still a fun mirrorless cam for those times when I want high-quality shots on the street. It's very portable and easy to use one-handed. That... Read more →

by kris

Why am I getting new followers on photo sites?
When Flickr released the new version of their app on Android and iOS, I upgraded out of curiosity, and also ended up uploading some photos off my phone to try it out.
Earlier this week, my phone gave a buzz -- I had new followers on Flickr. After turning off the notifications (why the hell were they on in the first place?), I found that not only did I have several new followers, but some of those new followers favorited photos... Read more →

by dave

Google+ AutoAwesome photos are actually pretty awesome!
I know we like to give Google a lot of flack over Google+. One thing I've really enjoyed though is their continued dedication to adding new features for photo enthusiasts. Between providing a place to back up all my photos (albeit at a lower resolution), plus automatically generating animated GIFs from a series of photos, it's pretty darn neat.
Anyway, I was taking a look through some of the AutoAwesome photos generated from my library and figured I'd share some of my favorites below.
BatKid... Read more →

by herbrosenblum

Canon Vixia HF R400
Has anyone found a way of using this camera in sunlight. The screen refelects my face and I am unable to see what I am trying to ake a picture/video of?
Fuji FinePix X100s

by EmilyP

What's your favorite everyday camera?
I'm thinking of biting the bullet on a Fujifilm X100S. Anyone strongly for or against the 100S? Have an other compact suggestions? I'm looking for something that will take stellar photos that is small enough to tote around everywhere. The retro look of the 100S is also a definite +1 in its column.