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Nikon Lens Technologies: Fluorine vs. Fluorite


Nikon has two lens terms that have similar sounding (and potentially confusing) names: fluorine and fluorite.

Photographer Finds That a Santa Suit Is All It Takes to Make Strangers Drop Their Guard


Tired of strangers giving you wary glances when you photograph them? A Santa suit can change that suspicion into smiles.

Toronto Gallery Buys the Entire Collection of Vivian Maier Negatives Owned by Jeffrey Goldstein


Amidst a messy legal battle over copyrights to Vivian Maier’s now famous work, a gallery in Toronto has acquired the entire collection of negatives owned by Jeffrey Goldstein.

Judge: Police Can Use Fake Instagram Accounts to Try See Your Private Photos


A federal judge has decided that it’s okay for police officers to befriend Instagram users with fake accounts in order to gain access to photos shared through the service.

4 Techniques that Will Help You Master Dodging and Burning Your Photos

If you have 30-minutes to spare for a tutorial, check out this one by photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz on the techniques of dodging and burning.

Minecraft Founder ‘Notch’ is Likely the New Owner of That $1 Million Giant Leica Sculpture


Here’s a super random piece of photographic trivia: that $1 million giant Leica sculpture in Los Angeles is likely now in the possession of Minecraft founder Markus Persson (AKA “Notch”).

There’s a Nikon 2000mm f/11 on eBay, Complete with a Lens Cap and Carrying Case


If you’ve been dying to get your own copy of the super rare Nikon Reflex-Nikkor 2000mm f/11 mirror lens, here’s a prime opportunity to snag one: a copy of the lens has appeared on eBay, complete with a leather “lens cap” and a nice aluminum case for transporting the beast.

Photographs of Oymyakon, the Coldest Village on the Face of the Earth


Located in the heart of Siberia, the village of Oymyakon in Russia is widely considered to be the coldest inhabited place on Earth.

Google+ Can Now Apply Its Auto Enhance Magic to Your Home Videos

Back in May 2013, Google+ began offering auto enhancement to improve the quality of users’ photos. Now the magic has arrived for video as well.

Here’s the First True Color Photo of Earth Snapped by Japan’s New Himawari 8 Weather Satellite


The Japan Meteorological Agency launched its latest weather satellite called the Himawari 8 this past October.

A Brief Intro to Shooting with a Rangefinder Camera

If you’ve never picked up a rangefinder camera before and have always wondered how it differs from single-lens reflex cameras, here’s a short video that may be of interest to you.

This DIY ‘Patina’ Leica M2 Was Turned Green Like the Statue of Liberty


Did you know that the Statue of Liberty started out as a dull copper color, but turned green over time due to oxidation occurring on the copper skin?

Megatron is Not a Fan of Selfies

Universal Studios in Hollywood recently offered guests a photo op with a performer dressed very impressively as Megatron, one of the main baddies in Transformers.

How to Harness Your Fear to Become a More Confident Street Photographer


Street photography is one of the most difficult forms of photography out there. Not only do you have to rapidly compose, frame, and approach strangers, but you have to do so with the risk of “injury.” They might injure you verbally (threaten to break your camera, give you a dirty look and call you a creep, or curse at you) or they might injure you physically (try to grab your camera, hit you, shove you, etc).

How to Make a Coffee Cup Spy Camera That Snaps a Shot When You Take a Swig


Here’s an interesting weekend photography project of moderate technical difficulty: the video above is a tutorial on how you can make a DIY coffee cup spy camera.

Brooklyn Street Photographer Andre D. Wagner Talks Us Through His Photographic Process

Here’s a short, inspiring video profile of Brooklyn-based street photographer Andre D. Wagner. We’re offered a glimpse into Wagner’s mind as he talks about his process for creating images, from how he approaches photographing people on sidewalks with a Leica 35mm film rangefinder to his love of making photos with his hands in his darkroom.

A Brief Comparison of Canon 400mm Lenses, Mark I Against Mark II


Canon shooters have a bit of 400mm excitement right now. The biggest news, of course, is the release of the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 IS II lens, replacing the original version that’s had a very long, successful run.

Photo Sharing is Big, Big Business: Instagram is Now Reportedly Worth $35 Billion


When Facebook agreed to acquire Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock back in April 2012, the world balked at the price.

This Photographer Transforms His Dog Into Different Animals Every Holiday Season


Bristol, England-based photographer Peter Thorpe has a special treat for his clients every holiday season.

Rumor: Nikon Will Soon Unveil a New 300mm f/4 VR Lightweight Lens


Planning to purchase a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D lens? You might want hold off for now: Nikon is rumored to have a replacement to that lens ready for a near-future launch.


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