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This is a set of notes on composition, loosely based on ideas of composition from the Victorian era. There’s quite a bit more, and yet quite a bit less, to the Victorian ideas.

First and foremost, almost everyone reading this is a human person. Since the goal of a picture’s composition is to manage, more or less, how human people perceive and feel about a picture, it turns out that you have the power built in to you to figure this stuff out.

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Instagram has confirmed in a blog post that it will change the way the photos and videos of your friends are displayed in its stream. Chronological sorting will be scrapped in favor of a new algorithm that sorts images based on 'the likelihood that you'll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post.' Read more

REVL, a San Francisco-based startup, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to produce REVL Arc, a 4K action camera with an integrated motorized gimbal. Arc, currently in prototype form, uses four sensors that track altitude and motion, as well as electronic image stabilization to provide smooth footage that automatically keeps level to the horizon, even when the camera operator isn't. The sensor data is used with a mobile app to auto-edit footage for... more

My name is Grzegorz Sawa-Boryslawski, and I’m a Polish photographer whose work since 2005 has been focus on pinhole and zone plate photography. In 2014 and 2015, I shot the world’s first pinhole photos inside the... more

The backlash has begun. A day after Instagram announced that its feed will soon be ordered by a Facebook-style curation algorithm, over 100,000+ people have signed an online petition to “... more

Here’s a fun little piece of photography trivia: did you know that when it was released in 1998, the Game Boy Camera was the world’s smallest digital camera?

Known as the Pocket Camera in Japan, the Nintendo-made camera accessory plugged into your Game Boy and allowed you to shoot 256224-pixel black-and-white photos using the a 4-color palette.

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In its methodology, photography can be reduced to a series of decisions that determine the exact characteristics of each photo. When conducting street photography, in particular, the opportunity to make these decisions is limited.

The process begins slowly, with lots of time allowed for selecting gear, setting the camera, and so on. It then advances to a fast stage with often little time for the photographer to react — the actual moment when the... more

The Sony a6300 is the company's latest mid-range mirrorless camera. Like the a6000 it still offers 24MP resolution but the autofocus ability, video capability, build quality, viewfinder resolution and price have all been increased.

The most exciting change from our perspective is the a6300's new sensor. Although the pixel count remains the same, the a6300's sensor has a... more

Getting a baby panda to stay still for your camera can be hard work. Here’s an adorable 1-minute video showing how one tiny giant panda cub that just wouldn’t work with a photographer/videographer during a shoot — it just kept chasing the photographer and grabbing onto his legs.

The guy may not have gotten the photos or footage he wanted, but the interaction made for a fantastically cute behind-the-scenes video.

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Mounting frustration with Washington politics has outsider candidates surging in the 2016 election. The obvious examples across the partisan divide are Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Although different in substance and tone neither Trump nor Sanders are the image of their party’s establishment.

Friends and relatives will offer inflammatory comment about their radical supporters hoping to set straight whoever is listening.

“Who wants a neo-... more

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