Photography archive

  • What is bokeh? Here's the photography effect explained
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    What is bokeh? Here's the photography effect explained

    By 25 March 2014

    HTC is on the brink of launching what is widely believed to be its new flagship Android phone, the HTC One (M8). And the smartphone's most talked-about feature is a second rear-facing camera lens and its ability to achieve bokeh. Photographers debate...

  • Olympus OM-D challenge part 3: Light like a pro
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    Olympus OM-D challenge part 3: Light like a pro

    By 23 January 2014

    If you've not been following our OM-D challenge photo story thus far, then a quick recap. At the beginning of January we were plucked from Las Vegas to observe a photographic adventure alongside pro photographer Damian McGillicuddy on a shoot in Death...

  • Hasselblad reveals first medium format CMOS sensor, opening the door for other photography brands?
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    Hasselblad reveals first medium format CMOS sensor, opening the door for other photography brands?

    By 21 January 2014

    "The rumours are true," reads Hasselblad's press release as the company announces the H5D-50C - the world's first medium format camera with a CMOS sensor. It might not be a casual photographer's camera by any means, and one that will probably cost a significant...

  • Nokia Lumia 1520 first smartphone to offer raw file output
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    Nokia Lumia 1520 first smartphone to offer raw file output

    By 22 October 2013

    Nokia is to roll out raw file output in its camera-focused Lumia smartphones, with the new Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet the first smartphone to introduce the universal DNG format to capture options. Wowzers. Pocket-lint is on hand at the Nokia World in Abu...

  • Old Flickr vs new Flickr: What's new?
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    Old Flickr vs new Flickr: What's new?

    By 21 May 2013

    Flickr has reinvented itself. Gone are the days of thumbnails and white backgrounds, replaced instead with full bleed, full-resolution photos and a whopping 1 terabyte of free storage. It is the most drastic redesign the photo sharing site has ever seen...

  • Adobe Lightroom 5 public beta announced, 50 new software tweaks included
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    Adobe Lightroom 5 public beta announced, 50 new software tweaks included

    By 15 April 2013

    Adobe has unveiled the latest version of its Lightroom photo editing software in the form of a public beta. Lightroom 5 incorporates a wide range of changes to the previous software, all designed to speed up your workflow and help with photo editing....

  • Dove creates covert Photoshop action that catches airbrushing out
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    Dove creates covert Photoshop action that catches airbrushing out

    By 6 March 2013

    Dove has designed a clever "trojan horse" Photoshop action which removes retouching performed on an image, with the goal of reverting models back to their original, natural state. The action was seeded out through the internet as a "beautify" filter,...

  • Samsung Galaxy Camera Wi-Fi launched, for those who don't want the SIM
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    Samsung Galaxy Camera Wi-Fi launched, for those who don't want the SIM

    By 19 February 2013

    Samsung has announced a more-affordable variant of its Galaxy Camera. The Wi-Fi-only version features all the same functionality and tech as the conventional camera, just without the 3G capabilities. This means you get a 16-megapixel sensor, 21x optical...

  • Ricoh developing 360-degree panoramic camera, sends result to smartphone
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    Ricoh developing 360-degree panoramic camera, sends result to smartphone

    By 4 February 2013

    Ricoh has demonstrated a rather wacky omnidirectional camera prototype at Japan's CP+ camera trade show. The new camera can shoot entire 360-degree panoramas in one single button press and then send them direct to your smartphone over Wi-Fi. It uses a...

  • Budget Nikon Coolpix L27 and L28 help save pennies
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    Budget Nikon Coolpix L27 and L28 help save pennies

    By 29 January 2013

    Nikon's Coolpix L27 and L28 cameras are megapixel-tastic. The L27 features a 16-megapixel sensor with a 5x optical zoom stuck on the front. The L28 goes one better, with a 20-megapixel sensor. The L27 ships with a 2.7-inch LCD, while the L28 is a 3-inch...

  • Professional tips for video calls: camera work
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    Professional tips for video calls: camera work

    By 22 January 2013

    As part of our expert tips for making better video calls for Skype Up Your Life week on Pocket-lint, today is the day of that most fundamental piece of equipment that is your webcam. More specifically, we need to uncover some basic skills when it comes...

  • Professional tips for video calls: lighting
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    Professional tips for video calls: lighting

    By 21 January 2013

    Filmmaker James Cronin knows a fair bit about lighting. Hired often as a director of photography but best known for his behind-the-scenes documentaries of Hollywood movies, he has a very good idea of how to set up for a video interview. Pocket-lint wasted...

  • Lomography film scanner lets you share 35mm film from a smartphone
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    Lomography film scanner lets you share 35mm film from a smartphone

    By 15 January 2013

    Lomography aims to bring analogue into the new age by acting as a film scanner that can easily hook-up with a smartphone, allowing users to scan, edit and print 35mm film.  Available on Kickstarter to gain funding, the Lomography is powered by two AA...

  • Fujifilm FinePix S8200 pictures and hands-on
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    Fujifilm FinePix S8200 pictures and hands-on

    By 13 January 2013

    Fujifilm wasn't all about the sequel to its X100 at CES. The camera manufacturer also rolled out a big selection of bridge cameras: the S8200, S8300, S8400 and S8500.  All four are identical,except for the length of their attached zooms, starting at...

  • Get Flickr Pro free for three months
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    Get Flickr Pro free for three months

    By 27 December 2012

    Flickr has always been a great photo-sharing site, it's a great place to store your photos, and it's a useful tool for looking at trends in photography - its Exif search is fabulous. And what it now has, is a free three months for its "Pro" service. What...

  • New-look Flickr iPhone app pictures and hands-on
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    New-look Flickr iPhone app pictures and hands-on

    By 12 December 2012

    Flickr has given its iPhone app a much needed update. A new-look UI, better camera app and improved sharing and uploading options make it a real photo contender for the iPhone.  The app uses pages of photo grids to bring the vast amount of images available...

  • Best compact system cameras available today
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    Best compact system cameras available today

    By 21 November 2012

    The compact system camera, a relatively new thing in the digital camera world, has now reached a maturity all of its own. There is a wide variety of CSCs to choose from, some good, some bad. Pocket-lint is only interested in the good ones. So here they...

  • Customisable Christmas: Digital camera accessories
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    Customisable Christmas: Digital camera accessories

    By 20 November 2012

    Christmas Day for a camera fan - aside from the fact that Santa rarely surprises you with that Leica M9 you have always dreamt of - isn’t particularly exciting. Memory cards are order of the day, with the possibility of a few packs of printer paper...

  • Self Made: Lucas Buick and Ryan Dorshorst, founders of Hipstamatic
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    Self Made: Lucas Buick and Ryan Dorshorst, founders of Hipstamatic

    By 12 October 2012

    Hipstamatic was the first retro camera app to take the iPhone by storm. Arriving on the iTunes App Store late in 2009, it successfully caught the digital version of a photographic wave started by the likes of the film-based Lomography brand. Less than...

  • How to shoot a portrait photo like a pro
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    How to shoot a portrait photo like a pro

    By 21 September 2012

    At is simplest a portrait is a description of a person, nothing more; but there's an art to taking a portrait photograph that's a combination of many more complex factors. Anyone can pick up a camera these days and take a photo - and that's part of the...

  • Lomography introduces the Diana Baby 110 camera, its smallest family member yet
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    Lomography introduces the Diana Baby 110 camera, its smallest family member yet

    By 28 August 2012

    Small enough to fit comfortably in your pocket, the Diana Baby 110 camera is the latest addition to Lomography’s growing collection of specialist cameras. The Diana Baby 110 is the third member of the Diana family, following in the footsteps of the...

  • How to shoot the Olympics: a photographer's guide
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    How to shoot the Olympics: a photographer's guide

    By 2 August 2012

    We can’t think of a much better opportunity to take your latest piece of photographic kit for a spin than the London 2012 Olympics. Packed full of all different photographic situations, it is an amateur photographer’s dream. Some will have compact...

  • Canon EOS M: Everything you need to know
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    Canon EOS M: Everything you need to know

    By 23 July 2012

    Canon has unveiled the EOS M, its first entry into the compact system camera market. An entirely new system demands a closer look, especially when it comes from Canon. What might look like a shrunken down 650D on the specs sheet looks altogether different...

  • Panasonic Lumix LX7 announced, other compacts recoil in horror
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    Panasonic Lumix LX7 announced, other compacts recoil in horror

    By 18 July 2012

    The Panasonic LX7 has arrived, sequel to one of our all time favourite compact cameras, the LX5. Incorporating a lightning-quick wide-angle f1.4 Leica lens, full manual controls and full HD 1080p video, it is quite a package.  The LX7 is designed to...

  • Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 review
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    Hands-on: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 review

    By 18 July 2012

    Panasonic made quite a splash in the digital camera world when it launched the digital mirrorless camera in 2008. Since the arrival of the DMC-G1 there has been plenty of competition and a lot that impresses.  Not to be outdone, Panasonic launched the...