The Best Science Images Of 2014

There are a bunch of additional amazing science images in here that are each cause for celebration.
By William Sawalich
I love this time of year, not just because of the holiday cheer, but because of all the great end of year lists. Here's a unique twist on that theme: it's a list of the most amazing science images of 2014 compiled by the Gawker-run science blog io9. I'm proud…

Point-And-Shoot Cameras Are Cool Again

Snapshooters had a harder time justifying carrying a separate point-and-shoot which made only marginally better images.
By William Sawalich
Here's an interesting read about the life, death and rebirth of the point-and-shoot camera. And I have to say, I'm on board with the idea—which is that many photographers who are lugging around budget DSLRs would be better served by a compact point-and-shoot. The idea behind the decline of point-and-shoots…

How Not To Protect Your Images

There is unfortunately only one failsafe method for protecting your images: do not put them online.
By William Sawalich
After reading this article on the usually-fairly-on-point Phoblographer blog—and digging in to the particularly scathing comments from some pretty outraged readers—I'm inspired to chime in with my own two cents on the topic of protecting your images online. While I don't think the tone of the comments on Mr. Gampat's…

New Mirrorless Medium Format Camera System

Ranging from $47,000 to $55,000, the Phase One A series is still a serious investment.
By William Sawalich
If you've been wishing for more options in medium format digital cameras, I've got good news for you. It's the newly released Phase One A-series line of medium format cameras. The result of a partnership between Phase One and Swiss camera maker Alpa, the new line of wide angle mirrorless…

New Gifts For Photographers

Want a printer than turns your iPhone photos into Polaroid-style (Instax, technically) instant prints?
By William Sawalich
If you've still got some holiday shopping to do, you're either way behind or cutting it close. I always feel a little funny suggesting photography gear as a gift, because, really, how many of your friends spend $1,200 on a new lens for the office gift exchange? But for all…

The Gallery Of Fluid Motion

Not only can we learn about how the world works thanks to these macro images, but we're awed by the beauty of everyday objects seen in totally uncommon ways.
By William Sawalich
Here's a photography competition that's unlike any other. It's sponsored by the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Mechanics. It's called the Gallery of Fluid Motion, and it's filled with awesome macro and micro photographs and videos of droplets and splashes and liquids in motion. This stuff is not only…
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