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Rekindling an Old Love of Photography with a New DSLR

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 …

Everything You Need To Know About Drone Videography

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 …

The Best Ways To Scan Your Old Photos

There’s something special about a physical photo. Before technology allowed us to have an incredible camera in our pockets at all times, just taking a photo was much more of an event. If a photo was getting taken, something important was usually happening. A wedding. A funeral. A crazy vacation. The first time the whole family was together in decades. And of course, all of those photos were, by necessity, printed, hard copies. And there’s a really good chance that …

Photo App Review: Fotr

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 …

Photo App Review: Hipstamatic

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 …