Day: August 11, 2017

What to Photograph in Costa Rica

The forest floor gave way to a small black pond which was by now almost indistinguishable from the muddy trail which led to its bank. Towering over the basin of the pond were the Ceiba trees, like obscure shadows that were closing a casket over the ground below. Every now and then an opening in […]

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How to Let Go of Perfection in Photography

In the digital era, where perfection seems within our grasp through post-processing and limitless opportunities to reshoot, it’s easy to get hung up on perfectionism. In some genres, such as product photography, it’s a necessity. Your commercial client won’t appreciate blown-out highlights on a shampoo bottle or soft focus on the wheel of a prestige […]

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DJI launches Phantom 3 SE entry-level camera drone

DJI has added a new drone model to its portfolio. The DJI Phantom 3 SE is targeted at beginner pilots and offers a flight time of 25 minutes. A key differences to the standard Phantom 3, is that the SE features a vision positioning system that lets the drone hover and fly in a stable […]

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Consumer Reports Pulls Microsoft Surface Recommendation, Estimates 25 Percent Will Fail in Two Years

Photographers are especially intrigued by the Microsoft Surface line of computers, which offer a full-fledged operating system coupled with touchscreen input. Of course, that’s all for naught if the devices don’t have good longevity, which Consumer Reports now says is the case, with one in four devices expected to fail within two years. [ Read […]

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Composition: Getting the Perfect Perspective

There’s a list of ‘rules’ regarding what makes a good composition and a pleasing image. Things like the golden ratio, the golden spiral, and the rule of thirds. photo by Thomas Leuthard What you have to keep in mind, though, is that these ‘rules’ are merely guidelines that work in certain scenarios. Understanding these rules will […]

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