Browse the display cases of any big-box electronics retailer and you’re bound to see one statistic prominently displayed on each camera model, right beneath the name: megapixels. Consumers have come to understand this as the be-all, end-all fact of a camera’s worth. But does it really matter? The short answer is no, megapixels do not matter. The longer answer […]
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Online sales for Black Friday were up nearly 10% this year, ahead of Cyber Monday, anticipated to be the biggest online shopping day ever and the deals keep coming. We will be updating this cyber monday page throughout the day if more deals are found – stay tuned! IBM is saying that this was a record […]
The highest waterfall in the world is Angel Falls in Venezuela, South America. It measures 3,212 ft (979 meters). Getting a good photo of Angel Falls could be a challenge simply because it is so high. You have to get the right lens—probably a wide angle lens—and you must find the right position from which […]
Group portraits are paradoxical: How can you pose subjects in an interesting way while still keeping them all in focus? Shooting with a narrow aperture is one option, but that would lose the intimacy of the moment, keeping more of the background in focus. In this quick video, Tamara Lackey shows how to balance sharpness with aesthetics, keeping everyone in focus […]
Few of us will ever be ice climbers—that rare subsection of extreme athletes who brave cold winds and frigid depths just to climb up a large wall of ice and then climb back down. But if you want to understand the experience, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better video than this one, which really out to […]
Quick reminder: only a little while left on these amazing Black Friday Photography Deals Twilight is a magical time. Just because the sun is down doesn’t mean you should put away your camera. When the sun sets, a different looking world exists for photographers. Colors don’t appear the way they do in daylight. Instead, colors display […]