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Sony Announces 10 New Cameras to its Arsenal main image
Sony Announces 10 New Cameras to its Arsenal
by Eric Von Lehmden | March 16, 2012

This is good news for all levels of photographers from the pro to the point and shooter.? Sony has announced 10 new cameras that will be added to their line-up as early as April to May.? Among the newcomers are several entry level and intermediate level compact point and shoot cameras.? The biggest release may be their new DSLR model.? The SLT-A57 which should retail for around $700 ...

Panasonic Releases the Lumix GF5 main image
Panasonic Releases the Lumix GF5
by Eric Von Lehmden | April 5, 2012

Panasonic has announced the arrival of their micro four thirds compact camera the Lumix GF5.? It will have improved and faster autofocus, a higher max ISO at 12,800 for shooting in low light situations, a larger touchscreen, and for you HD video buffs a new 1080 / 30p video mode.? It will also shoot a faster 4 frames per second over its predecessor the GF3.? It has the same sleek styling as the Lumix GF3 ...

What the Heck is Bokeh, and Where Can I Buy Some? main image
What the Heck is Bokeh, and Where Can I Buy Some?
by Rodolfo Lentejas Jr. | April 30, 2012

Bokeh describes the rendition of out of focus points of light. It describes the appearance of out of focus areas, and is the character of whatever blur is there. (http://www.kenrockwell.com, March 22, 2012). Complicated? Sounds Greek to you? Well, it?s Japanese, with a literal translation of dizziness. Actually, bokeh is just digital photography mumbo-jumbo for a cool effect that you can do when taking a picture. The background of the photo is blurred so that one?s attention will ...

Tocofi Reviews: The Top 5 Compact Digital Cameras for the Creative Photographer main image
Tocofi Reviews: The Top 5 Compact Digital Cameras for the Creative Photographer
by Laura McPherson | March 15, 2012

According to ZDNet, there were 130 new compact digital cameras released in 2011 alone. With so many to choose from, it can be hard to choose a compact digital camera that fits your budget and provides great quality photo and canvas prints. Armed with past reviews from users, Cnet, and Popular Photography, Tocofi narrowed the field to the top five cameras available today and went out to the marketplace to test out the Canon Powershot S100, Nikon Coolpix S6200, Sony ...

Canon Announces New 6D - Full Frame, Wi-Fi, and GPS $2099 main image
Canon Announces New 6D - Full Frame, Wi-Fi, and GPS $2099
by Eric Von Lehmden | September 17, 2012

If you are looking to get a new quality DSLR you may want to consider the just announced 6D from Canon. ?Canon's flagship 5D is sometimes out of reach because of the sticker price, but you can now get a full frame sensor with some pretty amazing features for as low as $2099 (body only). ?This price tag makes the 6D the lowest price for a full frame sensor DSLR on the market (beating out Nikon's newly announced D600). There ...

How Much Should I Pay For A Camera? main image
How Much Should I Pay For A Camera?
by Paul Cook | January 9, 2013

Your interest in digital photography will definitely incite you to make a decision regarding purchase of a digital camera. But with the plethora of brands, models and features, you will most likely be in a quagmire as to which would be the perfect camera to fulfill your photography needs. Deciding on how much you spend on a camera depends not only on your budget but also on various other factors. What Do You Want To Do With Your Camera? Perhaps ...

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Instant Gratification with Wireless Memory Cards
by Caroline Cohoon | March 18, 2008

Integrate the convenience of wireless image transfers from your digital camera. Do you share your photos online? Even if you don?t, surely you download them to your computer. That usually means finding the right cables, hooking up your camera or plugging in a memory card? Then you have to copy all the files to the right directory? and then if you do share your photos on a website you have the additional time of copying and uploading. A new product ...

Lytro Light Field Camera: Rumors main image
Lytro Light Field Camera: Rumors
by Canvas Press | June 28, 2011

TweetOk, so we don't typically post articles about things that haven't come to the public eye yet. However, this rumor about a new camera technology was too appealing to pass up. Let's say you're at a children's birthday party. As we all know, it's difficult to always get your shots in focus when kids are running around and enjoying themselves. However, what if you had a camera that lets you adjust your focus after you've taken the photo? You heard ...

What Size and Type of Memory Card Should I Buy for My Digital Camera? main image
What Size and Type of Memory Card Should I Buy for My Digital Camera?
by Valerie Johnston | July 2, 2012

  I had a friend just getting into digital photography and one of the first questions posed was "what size and type of memory card is best?" I told him that it didn't really matter, and after he looked at me blankly for a few moments I went on to explain. The size and type of memory card is less of the primary issue. The main issue is what you intend to use the card for. Just consider ...

Be Careful Where You are Pointing That Thing main image
Be Careful Where You are Pointing That Thing
by Valerie Johnston | April 3, 2012

Museums...airports...government buildings...what do these places have in common? Most of them are areas where you are not allowed to roam about and freely take photographs. There are also certain geographic locations in which it is culturally forbidden to freely make pictures of people and places too. Okay, okay...before you head to get your copy of the Constitution or national charter, just calm down a minute and spend time learning why you have to be careful where ...

Toy Cameras Can Create Amazing Art main image
Toy Cameras Can Create Amazing Art
by Paul Cook | August 21, 2013

Unlike the implication of their name, toy cameras are not just toys. They do work, albeit with limited functioning and reception. Toy cameras are basic, inexpensive film cameras that have very simple lenses that do not have the option of giving any advanced settings or applications. Even though some were? originally designed for children and general mass-market use, these cameras have been used by professional photographers to create amazing works of art. Techniques like vignetting, light leaks, blur and other ...

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Protecting Your Pictures
by Caroline Cohoon | January 19, 2008

Storage ideas to organize your digital and print images and negatives so they will last a lifetime. Since digital photography has only become popular within the last decade, you probably have boxes of old prints and negatives shoved in the back of a closet somewhere. You also may have a lot of camera equipment if you are a hobby photographer, and maybe you have even started collecting some antique or unique cameras and photo gear. We've talked before about photo ...

Your Spring Break Adventure: Photo Tips & Ideas On What to do with them When You Get Home main image
Your Spring Break Adventure: Photo Tips & Ideas On What to do with them When You Get Home
by Eric Von Lehmden | March 8, 2012

Spring Break is right around the corner for most kids from pre-school to college co-eds.? This is a rite of passage for most high school and college students.? They may be off to the beach or possibly get in a little skiing.? Or, they may be stuck on Mom and Dad's couch for the week.? No matter where you go (or don't go) for Spring Break you will be creating lasting memories and see amazing things ...

Top Ten Christmas Gifts For Any Photo Lover main image
Top Ten Christmas Gifts For Any Photo Lover
by Eric Von Lehmden | December 10, 2012

Yes, Photography is an expensive hobby, and an even more expensive profession, so whenever Christmas time comes around it is always hard to find some fun or useful inexpensive items that I can put on my Christmas list that won?t make my loved one?s eyes bug out after seeing the price tag.? I have compiled a list that ranges from the reasonable to the dream list for photographers this year.? Maybe you can find something on here that ...

A Handy Camera Checklist Before You Head Out the Door main image
A Handy Camera Checklist Before You Head Out the Door
by Eric Von Lehmden | June 19, 2012

I know you love taking your camera everywhere and grabbing shots at parties, on vacation, at the zoo and even the ballgame.? If you are like me and must have your camera with you at all times then you have probably gone a time (or in my case 2 or 3 times) when you forgot an essential piece of gear or batteries or memory cards...at home.? Yes, I have left the house with my camera and without ...

Memoto digital camera - for Lifeblogging main image
Memoto digital camera - for Lifeblogging
by Eric Von Lehmden | October 31, 2012

If your life is interesting enough to have it photographed 24 hours a day then the new Memoto digital camera is for you.? This small inconspicuous (spy-like) camera clips onto your clothes and will snap a photo of whatever is in front of you every 30 seconds.? It will load the photos to a online or cloud app.? Each photo will contain metadata for time captured and will even have GPS data as well.? The app ...

Have a Hankering for a Polaroid Comeback? main image
Have a Hankering for a Polaroid Comeback?
by Eric Von Lehmden | December 4, 2012

Well, not so fast.? Poloroid is still defunct...mostly, but this little news tidbit is to tell you about a new look-a-like Polaroid camera called the One Mini.? The One Mini is from a Hong Kong based company called Carbon.? No, this camera does not use the very hard to get Polaroid film.? It is a 5 megapixel digital camera that has some pretty fun little features.? It produces the same type of funky colors ...

Get Your Camera Practice at CameraSim.com main image
Get Your Camera Practice at CameraSim.com
by Eric Von Lehmden | March 16, 2012

Most camera novices don?t know too much about their DSLR when they buy it.? They stick it on the auto feature and click away.? They may be a little timid about figuring out what all those dials and settings mean on the camera.? Here is a pretty cool little online resource you can go to play with some of those settings.? The CameraSim from camerasim.com is kind of like a flight simulator with most of ...

How To Make a DIY Camera Bag main image
How To Make a DIY Camera Bag
by Eric Von Lehmden | July 25, 2014

Yes, photography is an expensive hobby.? I am sure we can all agree on that.? Cameras, lenses, flashes, more lenses and more accessories?when you get bitten by the photography bug you really feel the need to have all of it.? And it is not cheap.? Not even the bags that you store it all in.? Camera bags that hold a camera and a couple of lenses are generally over $100.? And you are ...

Canvas Press Giving Away Photo Gear in Facebook Sweepstakes main image
Canvas Press Giving Away Photo Gear in Facebook Sweepstakes
by Eric Von Lehmden | August 1, 2012

If you head over to the Canvas Press Facebook page right now you will see they are doing a Free Sweepstakes.? Entering is totally free...just sign up and you will have a chance to win 1 of 28 prizes.? Canvas Press is giving away a Panasonic Lumix camera ($300 value), an Epiphanie Camera bag of your choice ($200 value), a Fuji Instax camera ($63 value) and 25 $25 gift certificates to go towards products from Canvas Press ...

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