Too-Smart Phone Cameras

I thought this was a really interesting article, and something I've thought about a lot with some of the newer smart phone photos I've seen both in some of my classes and out on the webs; what smartphones do by default becomes what we assume is normal. For years I've been trying to retrain students... Continue Reading →

New (free) Raw Editor

Filmulator is an open-source RAW photo editor based on the process of developing film, and while far more limited than software like Lightroom or Capture One (it lacks tags, for example) its tone mapping algorithm is supposedly designed to be faster and easier to get a good result that mirrors the depth of color film.  Filmulator... Continue Reading →

Cheaper Lens Toys

So, it's great if you can buy expensive lenses from the company that makes your camera-they will always work with your camera body, and that's nothing to sneeze at.  Same is true with flashes.  I've often told students, though, that buying a cheaper flash to begin with that you can make mistakes on and also... Continue Reading →

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