Month: March 2024

Insta360 Ace Pro Review: An Impressive Action Cam with Added AI

As its name indicates, Insta360 is best known for its 360-degree cameras. The recent announcement of the Ace Pro is the company’s expansion into the more traditional form factor pioneered by GoPro and integrates some of the industry’s latest tech, including a high-end processor and large sensor. But is it enough to set this camera…

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Lomography Lomomatic 110 Review: The Perfect Camera for the Age of Imperfect Photos

110 film is an incredibly niche format that is kept alive by one company: Lomography. It has leveraged that by releasing the $160 Lomomatic 110, a cool piece of kit that harks back to the 1970s and produces lo-fi, imperfect images. [Read More]

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How to Use HDR Merge in Lightroom: A Step-By-Step Guide

The post How to Use HDR Merge in Lightroom: A Step-By-Step Guide appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Andrew S. Gibson. HDR techniques are a great way to maintain plenty of detail in both the highlights and shadows of your photos, especially when dealing with high-contrast scenes (e.g., a landscape at…

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Is Shooting RAW+JPEG the Best of Both Worlds?

The post Is Shooting RAW+JPEG the Best of Both Worlds? appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Jim Hamel. For years, photographers have debated whether to shoot in RAW or JPEG. (Well, maybe “debate” is the wrong word. Usually, it’s a matter of more experienced photographers encouraging beginners to start shooting in…

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Hands-On With the Nikon Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR: One Lens to Cover Them All

Nikon’s new Nikkor Z 28-400mm f/4-8 VR lens is a groundbreaking full-frame zoom lens, offering 14.2 times zoom in a lightweight package. Does it come with unacceptable compromises, or is it poised to be the ultimate all-in-one lens for Nikon Z photographers? [Read More]

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The 50mm f/1.2 Art Proves Sigma Has Mastered Lens Making

I normally dismiss ultra-fast aperture lenses because they tend to be overly large, overly expensive, and overly excessive. I rarely want to have the shallowest depth of field possible, and an f/1.2 lens is only two-thirds of a stop brighter than a reasonably priced f/1.4 lens. But what if I can have my cake and…

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‘Photographer’ TV Series Celebrates Photographers More Than Photography

National Geographic’s new documentary series, Photographer, lives up to its name. The six, hour-long episodes focus less on beautiful photographs and more on their creation. The series is very much about the person behind the images: the photographer. [Read More]

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Chinese Lenses Don’t Always Seem Like Cheap Toys Anymore

I have to admit that I haven’t given enough time to review the many, many lenses that are coming to us out of China. The only thing harder than knowing which Chinese camera companies belong to which other camera companies is knowing how to pronounce the often strange naming conventions given to the brands. [Read…

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Xiaomi 14 Review: An Excellent, Powerful Choice for Small Phone Fans

The Xiaomi 14 may very well be the kind of phone most should experience, in part because it brings the Leica camera hardware and software to the fore. Previously, Xiaomi only included all Leica features in its Pro or Ultra models, but has now done it for this, the smallest of the bunch. This time,…

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Tilt-Shift Photography: A Simple Introduction

The post Tilt-Shift Photography: A Simple Introduction appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Guest Contributor. Some photographers enjoy portraiture, where they can capture the essence of a person; others enjoy photographing action at a football game, or birds soaring through the air, or the intimate gaze shared by a newlywed couple.…

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