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Extend the reach of your flash

The Better Beamer Flash Extender is a cheap and simple device to extend the reach of your flash and gain up to two stops extra power.

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LoC: Archival storage of digital images

The Library of Congress (LoC) has published its recommendations regarding file formats for archival storage of digital images.

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Automatic dust removal

How well does the automatic sensor dust removal systems that is featured on most DSLRs these days stack up?

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Citizen journalism restricted in France

In a bizarre move the French Constitutional Council has approved a law that criminalizes the recording or distribution of acts of violence by citizen journalists. The law, proposed by Minister of the Interior Nicolas Sarkozy, is is addressing a wide range of public order offenses, including taking photographs or videos of acts violence.

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Microsoft joins remix culture

Microsoft Live Labs has just released a couple of videos of a new technology they call PhotoSynth. It is an amazing software system that from an ordinary 2D starter image pulls together other 2D images relatated to it from the web and synthesises a 3D navigationable space from all these photographs. The technology is pretty cool in itself, but just as interesting is that this online demo is a great example of how remix culture may work.

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Pixel-peeping considered harmful

Pixel-peeping is the practice of examining a photo on a computer screen at 100 % resolution. It may do more harm than good.

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National Geographic photography resources

National Geographic has published their guide to photography web sites. The list is compiled by asking some two dozen photographers about their favourite web sites. If you know about other photography sites worth visiting, please add a comment, and also tell us why the site you list merits mention.

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