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My wife Julie had not touched a “real” camera for over 30 years. In that period of time, much has changed in camera technology since she used her Olympus Film camera. As a ballet dancer and instructor, she was interested in taking photos of dance back in the 1970s and ‘80s. She took two photography courses at a community college where she discovered that she had an exceptional eye for photo composition. But when that Olympus camera was stolen in …

Today, any amateur or semi-pro still photographer can jump into aerial videography by purchasing and learning to fly the many brands of affordable Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) otherwise known as drones. The learning curve can be steep, as you’ll have to adhere to a number of very specific and strict Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. But the FAA and training organizations, such as the Academy of Model Aeronautics Flight School or DartDrones, provide all the information you need to get started flying drones …

Interchangeable Moment Lenses For The iPhone? Yeah, you read that heading correctly. Interchangeable lenses (not clip-on) for the iPhone and a few select Android phones really do exist. Before reading this Moment Lens review, I want you to know I just switched to team iPhone. I must admit the iPhone camera is much better than my previous Droid Turbo’s camera. I can only imagine what abilities the Moment Lens will add to the already strong iPhone camera. Like several new companies, Moment Lens …

There’s something special about a physical photo. Whether you’ve got shoeboxes of them or a collection of special polaroids, photographs are irreplaceable and take us back to special memories embedded in the stories of our lives. Because photos are so special to us, it’s important to digitize them so that you can preserve them forever (or even have them made into gorgeous wall art!). Option 1: Use a photo scanner  For the highest quality digital photos, use a scanner. Every …

Instagram is a visual playground and an endless source of inspiration for artists, designers, business owners, DIY junkies, and all creative minds alike. Photographers have particularly taken to this platform as a tool to showcase their work, and we’re glad they have. Whether you want to look at the built environment from a fresh perspective, book a photographer for a wedding or special event, or see the world from the palm of your hand, these Instagram photographers have what you’re looking …

Smoke bomb photography is unique, relatively easy to do, and creates exciting and unique photography effects. Smoke bombs can turn an ordinary day into a surreal and dramatic event. Expecting mothers love to use them in their gender announcements, and newly engaged couples go to town with them, making their engagement photo sessions a cinematic moment. Even if you just have a smartphone, you can still make awesome photos as long as you know what you’re doing. Here are some tips for making …