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[App Review] Photographers: Plan For Better Pictures With PhotoPills

Whether you’re in a familiar location or on the other side of the world, you want to be most efficient in planning times and locations for when to capture the best photos. If you’ve been keeping up with me on Twitter, you know I’m currently on a backpacking trip around the world. I’m shooting mostly [...]

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[How To] Take Photos Of The Milky Way With DSLR Or Mirrorless Cameras

As many questions as I get about photography, the one that comes up most is how to take great photos at night of star constellations, star trails, the moon, and the Milky Way. I went out shooting last night here in New Zealand and the above photo was the result. I wouldn’t consider it National [...]

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You Don’t Take Aerial Photography Seriously Until You Fly A Drone Into An Erupting Volcano [Video]

The title says it all. If you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with an erupting volcano but don’t have the cajones to trek up a mountain, only to be chased back down it by molten lava, this video has you covered. —– You should follow Mike on Twitter for more great tech insights [...]

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Hands On: Do Sony NEX Lenses Work With The Sony A7/A7R? [Video]

Two of the latest and greatest mirrorless cameras taking the photography world by storm are the Sony A7 and A7R. They aren’t exactly replacements for the NEX line of mirrorless cameras, but they do share the same E-Mount lens mounting system. That means, in theory at least, you should be able to attach any lenses [...]

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Hands On: Sony Smart Remote Control App For Sony Cameras Is Brilliant [Video]

Recently, I decided to let go of my trusty Sony NEX-7 and picked up the new Sony A7 mirror-less camera. I’d been wanting to switch to a full-frame camera for some time, and the A7 fit the bill for what I was looking for. One of the features I was looking forward to trying out: [...]

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This Olympic Photographer Is Carrying $50k In Camera Gear To Sochi

The winter Olympics started today in Sochi, Russia. San Francisco-based photographer Jeff Cable was there, and will be for the next three weeks, capturing the highlights of all the big events. Cable is one of hundreds of photogs to descend on the Russian city, one of the furthest western points of the country. It sits [...]

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How To: Create Stunning HDR Photos

If there’s one thing I cover extensively here on ZAGGblog, it’s techniques, apps and hardware to enhance your photography. One subject I get asked about a lot is High Dynamic Range (HDR) imagery. What does it mean? How do you create these kinds of images? Do you need a special camera or software? I thought [...]

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Photographers Rejoice: Adobe Lightroom Coming Soon To iPad

The iPad has come a long way in terms of both form and functionality. I remember the day the original iPad launched and the feature set was so limited, it really was more of a “big iPod Touch” as many critics critiqued. As time rolled on and more apps were created specifically for the iPad, [...]

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Google Releases Sights Map, An Interactive Map Of Most Photographed Places On Earth

Next time you set out on vacation, Google’s new Sightmap will help you find the “must see” places around your destination. The heat-map shown above is the worldwide view of the most photographed locations around the globe. You can zoom in and pan around on the map to find a specific location, then check out [...]

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Review: The mCAM LITE Adds A New Layer To iPhone Photography

If you’ve followed ZAGGblog for a while, you know I’m big into mobile photography. Specifically, I write a lot about apps that can enhance your photos — apps like Snapseed and Camera+, my two big favorites. However, I haven’t covered much about hardware or accessories (with the exception of the Olloclip) available that, when paired [...]

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