How to Share 360° Photos

…you’ve uploaded it to the Theta360.com service you can view it at that site or embed it in your own site. When you embed it, you get a branded Theta watermark that isn’t removable. Like this: Post from RICOH THETA. – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA 360Cities.net 360cities.net specializes in…

Backing up Photos to the Cloud with Syncovery

…is act as an intermediary for a whole variety of cloud services and local drives, whether they’re commercial entities like Amazon Cloud Drive or Box.NET, your own web server, or a local NAS. It runs in the background, and you can run each job manually or schedule them to run…

New Top Level Domains for Photography Websites

If you’re looking for the perfect domain name for your photography website, you now have some new options. The people who control the internet’s addresses (ICANN, if you’re counting), have approved a several new top level domains related to photography. What’s a top level domain (or TLD)? My main website’s…

A Massive Zoom in a Tiny Camera: The Sony HX99 Compact Superzoom

…tripod, at the very high telephoto end of things, it can be quite tricky to keep the camera pointed precisely where you want it. It’s a time when it’s worth taking several photos as a safety net. Wrap Up The optical zoom range of the HX99 is impressive by itself….

How to Scan Oversize Images with a Flatbed Scanner

…options for fixing, using masks, etc, but I don’t normally need to resort to those when stitching mosaic images like this. Final Tweaks Once the image is stitched you can open it in your usual image editing software like Photoshop, Gimp, or Paint.net to do any color fixes or retouching….

Fujifilm FinePix XP140 Waterproof Compact Camera

Fujifilm Finepix XP140 | SD Memory Card Recommendations

…SD cards on Mac and how to use the free SD Card Formatter app for Windows or Mac. The XP140 does have a small internal memory of approximately 90MB. That serves as a useful safety net, but it’s not large enough to be a viable alternative to going without a…

Cloud Storage for Photographers

…backup of large photo archives if you’re on dial-up or flaky wifi. And storing large amounts of data on the cloud only really makes sense where you don’t have metered internet usage. If you’re somewhere like Australia, where metered internet plans are common, the costs of just uploading the data…

Nikon COOLPIX B600 Camera

Nikon COOLPIX B600 Memory Card Recommendations

…card. But it’s small–about 83MB–and therefore isn’t really a viable replacement for using a memory card with a much larger storage. The internal memory is best used as a safety net but not relied on as the main storage media. ↩ Depending on your computer and memory card reader setup, you…

Book Review - Photographing Flowers by Harold Davis

Photographing Flowers, by Harold Davis | Book Review

…Official Bio: Harold Davis is an internationally-known digital artist and award-winning professional photographer. He is also the author of many bestselling photography books, including The Way of the Digital Photographer (Peachpit Press, awarded as a Best Photography Book of the Year by Photo.net). Harold’s book, Achieving Your Potential As a…

Ricoh GR III

Key Accessories for the Ricoh GR III

…AF360FGZ II AF201FG The GR III does have a small internal memory, so as a technical matter, you can shoot without a memory card. But the memory storage is not very large and won’t get you far. It’s more of a safety net than a viable alternative to use an…

Smartphone Apps for Tracking the Sun, Moon, and Stars

…suncalc.net, which is an online javascript that does track the sun but is much more basic. The one related to tracking the sun is called SunCalc Org. Wrap Up It’s pretty remarkable the kind of information and tools we now have in our pockets, and apps like these can remove…

Olympus TG-5

Hands-on with the Olympus TG-5 Tough Waterproof Camera | REVIEW

…But in this case, it keeps all of the individual photos rather than combining them and stacking them into a single shot. So it’s safety net mode like exposure bracketing. Finally, there’s a macro zoom option to magnify very small subjects to appear larger in the frame. Not that this…

Charging Multiple Devices with One Charger

…supply, for example. Overall, it’s still a net gain in size and weight rather than bringing multiple chargers–and it still means you only need one power outlet–but it’s definitely a consideration when packing light. And if you’re staying put, it’s really not an issue at all. The part that sits…