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Trove Of Architectural Photos Shows When LA's Skyline Became Modern

At the dawn of the 1960s, Los Angeles lacked a true city skyline. A long-standing 13-storey height restriction, in force since 1904 and only recently repealed in 1956, had created a downtown whose only vertical accent was the 32-storey City Hall.


Holga Is Bringing Back Lo-Fi Photography With A Digital Twist

In an age when anyone with a smartphone and a steady hand can get a perfectly focused, well-lit shot, lo-fi photos feel a bit passé. But if Holga Digital has anything to say about it, blown-out shots with fuzzy vignettes are about to become all the rage on hipster Instagram feeds.


Gizmodo Photo Guide: Advanced Camera Tricks for Long Exposure And Light Painting

Your camera does a great job of snapping clean, clear photographs whether you’re in bright daylight or out in less desirable lighting conditions like dim twilight or inside a dark room. But that’s regular, normal, everyday photography — it’s easy, right? Why not test your skills and try some long exposures, whether it’s at night or during the day, and give the beautiful classical-meets-high-tech art form of light painting a go. Here’s what you need to know to get started.


Gizmodo Photo Guide: Tips For Shooting The Night Sky

Want to get outside and snap some amazing photographs of the night sky, of some stunning moonlit landscapes and time-lapse starlight trails? Here are six key tips you need to know.


Gizmodo Photo Guide: Changing Lenses Will Improve Your Photos

If you find your camera’s ‘kit’ lens — the lens that was included in the box — isn’t cutting the mustard, try to work out what you’re not happy about. Is it not focusing fast enough, or is it struggling to focus on close-up subjects? Do you need a wider zoom range, or can you choose a lens that’s designed purely for ultra-wide landscape photos or telephoto paparazzi-style bird-watching?


Ford's New Headlights Spot And Turn To Illuminate Hazards At Night

Self-driving smart cars might still be years away, but the technology that makes them so smart is already benefitting drivers. Ford is currently perfecting a headlight system that uses infra-red cameras to illuminate unexpected curves and hazards on the road ahead that might be invisible to drivers otherwise.


GoPro HERO 4 Session: Hands On

I’ve been keeping a secret, and today I can spill the beans. Last month, I took a new camera on some adventures. Yes, it’s a GoPro. A smaller, lighter, more versatile GoPro than you’ve ever seen.


Gizmodo Photo Guide: Unlock The Full Potential Of Your Photos By Shooting And Processing In RAW

Got a new digital camera? Impressed with some of the photos you can capture with it? Here’s a hot tip — with a bit of effort, you can make them look even better with the power of the RAW image format and a handy PC or laptop. This is everything you need to know to get started with RAW processing and make your photos really stand out from the crowd.


Gizmodo Photo Guide: Why You Need 4K Video, And How To Shoot It

Thinking of buying a new digital camera? If you get the right one, you’ll be able to do more than just take photos — you can open up a whole new world of incredibly high-resolution 4K video recording. Shooting 4K Ultra HD video can get you some incredibly detailed footage that’ll look great whatever you’re filming.


This Tactical Camera Ball Spots Danger Before Police Enter It

Before cops charge headlong into a shootout, or firefighters storm a blazing building, or search and rescue teams enter a pile of rubble, it’d sure be nice for our heroes to get a sneak peek and discover what they’re up against.


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