Don't click on that Photoshop icon quite yet; we're talking about a different type of photo editing. The kind where you selectively edit down a bunch of photos to the few (in this case one) you like. In the second of our experiments and exercises, we ask you to bring your thought processes into the light. In the comments, post links to any set of five related photos--different shots of the same scene--then tell us which one you think is the best, and more importantly, why you think so. Then, look at other people's sets and see … Read more
The first thing landscape photographers check when they frame the shot is to make sure the horizon is level to prevent crooked shots. While you can try to adjust the shooter by estimating with your eye, the Camera Cube can help you be more precise.
Measuring 1 inch all around, this leveler attaches to any camera with a hotshoe. The three-way axis lets shutterbugs take straight snaps whether the camera is mounted vertically or horizontally on the tripod.
Some dSLRs such as the Nikon D700 have an onboard electronic leveler, too, though critics may say it won't be as … Read more
LightZone offers users a stunning array of effects that go way beyond simple lighting tricks. With simple design and abundant tools, this is a great choice for photo perfectionists.
The program hinges right on the verge of being cluttered, but its professional layout is spaced just right to keep all the tools at your fingertips and not overwhelm. Commands are clearly labeled and users can easily preview all changes, which make for a great experience. Users begin LightZone by choosing a photo from the file tree on the left side of the screen. Once a snapshot is chosen, users are … Read more
I use and enjoy Flickr. But with each passing month it worries me more that when I visit a photo page on the Yahoo photo-sharing site, it looks essentially identical to when I first started using it four years ago.
Flickr has typical online photo site abilities to upload, share, and print photos. What sets it apart, though, are features that make Flickr a community: discussions in comments below photos, groups for like-minded photographers to share their work, and social networking attributes that let people stay on top of their contacts' doings.
When a Sony rep plunked down the company's new, unfortunately hyphenated Party-shot dock in the middle of a press briefing with one of the two new Cyber-shot models parked in it, the thing automatically began to whir, rotate, tilt, zoom, snap and flash in our faces. And I began to go through what I retrospectively realized were the five stages of grief.Denial: They're joking, right? This thing reminds me of the "SNL" commercial parody Big Red (which I really wanted to embed/link, but it doesn't seem to be available anywhere on the Web) … Read more
Similar to the way most search engines display an array of thumbnails, users can now parse through small or medium size previews of photos, and view detailed information about the shot without even having to visit its photo page. It's also a lot more straightforward in how it directs users to various other parts of the service such as groups, other users, and photos with similar tags. These suggestions … Read more
It's not surprising when a TV or monitor manufacturer decides to enter the digital photo frame market. It's already got its hands on the panels, designers, and brand recognition, so why not throw something out there and see if it can sell some units? So again, not shocking that Toshiba announced Monday one 10-inch and two 8-inch Digital Media Frames (especially since its dabbled in this market outside the U.S.).
Toshiba's not calling them photo frames, because they do more than just display pictures once you connect them over Wi-Fi to the Internet. A partnership with … Read more
If you watch nature documentaries, you'll often see scenes of flowers blooming or plants growing in quick time. Of course, that footage was accelerated, but don't you wish you could film your garden with the same results?
While the Brinno Garden Watch Cam won't instantly transform you into a documentary filmmaker, it does make for a good alternative for consumers who want to record the growth of their plants. The weather-resistant camera is clad in green to blend in discreetly with the surroundings, and there are two settings for picture taking. You can set the 1.3-megapixel … Read more
Full Frame is CNET News' new venue for showcasing large format photography, video and multimedia slideshows which tell the stories behind the technology. We will explore the people, places, and gadgets that pervade geek culture, providing a rich look at some of the best imagery from inside the tech community.
And you thought it was a problem when folks went into the locker room toting cell phones with cameras.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a fabric made of a mesh of light-sensitive fibers that collectively act like a rudimentary camera. The fibers, which each can detect two frequencies of light, produced signals that when amplified and processed by a computer reproduced an image of a smiley face near the mesh.
"This is the first time that anybody has demonstrated that a single plane of fibers, or 'fabric,' can collect images just like a camera but … Read more