Archive for the 'Cameras' Category

Tech Gear to Avoid

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

GadgetThe linked article gives a breakdown on tech gear that may seem like a good deal but which should probably be avoided. In many cases it’s possible to get a much better item for just a little more money.

Here’s the short version of what not to buy:

  • Budget Android gadgets
  • 17-inch laptops
  • Bridge cameras
  • Entry-level e-readers
  • Budget LCD TVs


Memory Cards Explained

Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Memory CardThe linked article explains the two main types of memory cards and their various speed ratings. The author also gives tips on which ones to use for your camera, based on the type of photography you’re doing


High-Speed Bullet Photography With Water Drops

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

CameraWe’ve all seen the pictures where the splash from a drop of water is caught on high-speed film. Photographer Alexander Augusteijn goes one step further and adds a bullet to the mix. Check out his gallery of high-speed photos, with water drops and more.

(via Neatorama)

Mama Don’t Take My Kodachrome Away

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

CameraLong time Chad’s News readers will recall this post, where we discussed the fate of Kodak in a world of digital photography. The next logical step has occurred, and Kodak is officially discontinuing its famous Kodachrome film.


Update: The last Kodachrome processing center stopped accepting film on December 30th, 2010, and shut down operations in mid-January 2011.

Why The Flash Matters When Taking Photos

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

CameraHere is probably the best example I’ve seen of taking photos with and without the flash.

(via digg)

Do Megapixels Matter?

Monday, November 27th, 2006

CameraDavid Pogue, a technology writer for the New York Times, had three 16×24 photo prints made at a professional photo lab. They were the same picture, taken at 5, 8, and 13 megapixels. In an unscientific survey, random pedestrians were unable to tell the difference. Out of the dozens of people who tried, only one was able to correctly identify which print went with with megapixel size—and she was a photography professor.

(via Lifehacker)

Use Your Camera As A Scanner

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006


Email your picture of a document or whiteboard to scanR, and they’ll convert it into searchable PDF file. The service is free.

Kodak Who?

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006


Digital watches did it to the leading watchmakers, now digital cameras are doing it to traditional camera/film companies.…

The Future of Cameras

Monday, February 6th, 2006


Apparently we are at the end of an era for cameras and picture-taking—but I think the author’s vision of the future is still mired in the old paradigm.…

Detecting Photo Fakery

Sunday, August 21st, 2005


A somewhat lengthy article on how to detect alterations to a picture. Note that the PDF version of the article is different from the HTML version (go figure…).


Super-Fast Insect Photography

Sunday, August 21st, 2005


This guy designed and built a photo rig to take pictures of insects in flight. Some of the pictures are amazing (this one is my favorite). When viewing the photos, the first page or so isn’t that good, but the later ones are unbelievable.