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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 …

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 …

If you’re anything like us, your camera roll may be filled with hundreds (…thousands) of photos that will probably never see the light of day. Fotr is here to fix that. Fotr is an app that acts as an analogue camera in your iPhone. You buy film, take photos, and Fotr prints and mails the photos to your door. Sounds simple enough, right? Well hold up. There’s a catch. Fotr isn’t kidding around when it says it acts as an analogue …

If you’re like me, you’ll often find yourself nostalgic for the pre-digital days where photos often naturally had a sepia tint and weren’t instantly viewable. But, you’ll also appreciate — and frequently take advantage of — the convenience of having a camera in your phone, on you at all times. Good news: there’s an app for that. Imagine Instagram with an interface that makes your entire phone screen look like a film camera and only the old-style filters, and you’re left with …