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Anti-Drone Systems Are Starting to Take Off

Anti-Drone Systems Are Starting to Take Off | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it
Camera drones have opened a whole new world of possibilities for photographers looking for a way to capture aerial images, but the meteoric rise in drone adoption has also opened up Pandora’s box as well.
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Before there was Photoshop | graphic design tools | Photoshop 25th anniversary

Join lynda.com as we celebrate 25 years of Photoshop with inspiring stories from luminaries who have helped shape the most prolific design tool of our time.

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Instagram Resolution Increase: Here's How It Affects Image Quality and File Size

Instagram Resolution Increase: Here's How It Affects Image Quality and File Size | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it

On Monday, we shared that Instagram had begun quietly storing larger 1080px versions of photos, up from the 640px resolution of the past (when the service launched the size was 612px).

Instagram has now confirmed the resolution increase across its photo-sharing service, and says that the change will improve the quality of photos while having minimal impact on file size and data usage.

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The master who captured hidden side of famous faces – Yousuf Karsh

The master who captured hidden side of famous faces – Yousuf Karsh | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it
Read about one of the best portrait photographers, Yousuf Karsh: The master who captured hidden side of famous faces. We also brought some of his masterpieces for you to take a look and get inspired.
Mario Pires's insight:

Yousuf Karsh foi um dos melhores retratistas fotográficos, o seu domínio da luz e método de trabalho fizeram toda a diferença.

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Vishal Mehta's curator insight, October 22, 2013 2:58 PM

Great read if you're interested in portrait photography!

Saurabh Vyas's curator insight, December 4, 2013 4:02 PM

Yousuf Karsh was a wonderful artist and definetely one of the greatest photographer ever. 

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Prominent Street Photographers Describe Their Favorite Shots

Prominent Street Photographers Describe Their Favorite Shots | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it
Street photographers are always on the lookout for that perfect candid shot. Being able to capture that favorite moment on the fly is an ability that every street photographer should possess.
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Para quem gosta de fotografia de rua, aqui ficam alguns conselhos úteis de quem a pratica com assiduidade.

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Porque você não fotografa como Cartier-Bresson

Porque você não fotografa como Cartier-Bresson | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it

Ou, refraseando de maneira igualmente provocativa: porque dez entre dez fotógrafos listam o mestre francês como referência básica, mas o que fazem na prática não tem nada a ver com o que ele faria

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Embora as regras sejam importantes para estruturar a nossa aprendizagem, podem tornar-se um factor que impede a nossa evolução.

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Lens distortion: everything every photographer must know | Digital Camera World

Lens distortion: everything every photographer must know | Digital Camera World | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it
However good your lens, you need to know how to spot (and correct) lens distortion. We explain everything photographers need to know to get the best results.
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Por melhor que uma lente seja, todas têm distorções, saiba mais sobre este assunto neste artigo.

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9 creative photo ideas to try in July 2013 | Digital Camera World

9 creative photo ideas to try in July 2013 | Digital Camera World | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it
Looking for inspiration? Look no further than these 9 creative photo ideas and photography tips to inspire your photography in July 2013.
Mario Pires's insight:

Responder a desafios é uma boa forma de desenvolver as suas capacidades fotográficas.

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High ISO is King for Night Events

High ISO is King for Night Events | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it

Nikon D4, 14-24mm,  ISO 12,800, ƒ/2.8 & 1/125
Available Light
I try my best to always look at the light that is present and go with it before I use a flash.

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Sempre que possível devemos evitar usar o flash em fotografias noturnas, dessa maneira o ambiente natural é preservado.

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How to use an iPad or laptop as a light source for portraits, still lifes and more

How to use an iPad or laptop as a light source for portraits, still lifes and more | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it
In our most creative DIY Photography Hacks series post yet we show you how to use your iPad, tablet or laptop as a light source for illuminating portraits, still life set-ups, create shapes in catchlights, painting with light, making backgrounds in...
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Os dispositivos portáteis também podem ser fonte de luz, saiba como os pode utilizar para esse fim.

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What the Numbers on your Lens Mean

What the Numbers on your Lens Mean | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it
Some things seems pretty straight forward and like they’re common knowledge, but I’ve run into this a few times with my students that feel embarrassed to ask what all the numbers on the lens mean.
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As marcas existentes nas lentes têm um significado muito preciso que importa conhecer.

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The Benefits of Using a Tripod for Photography

The Benefits of Using a Tripod for Photography | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it
Camera technology has advanced so much that just about anyone can take good photos.
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Há boas razões para utilizarmos um tripé, este artigo esclarece essa questão.

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5 color photography mistakes every photographer makes (and how to fix them)

5 color photography mistakes every photographer makes (and how to fix them) | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it
In most situations modern cameras do a great job of getting color right, but every now and again something goes wrong. In this article we explain why some color photography errors occur and how to avoid making such mistakes in the future.
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Neste artigo, J. Meyer fala dos cuidados a ter para evitar os 5 erros mais comuns na fotografia a cores.

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11 of the Most Interesting Lenses in the History of Photography

11 of the Most Interesting Lenses in the History of Photography | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it
For almost two centuries, the science and art of photography has allowed people to capture the world around them through carefully crafted lenses. However, not all lenses are created equal. While most lenses just aim to please, others aim to impress.
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A collection of inspiring quotes from famous photographers

A collection of inspiring quotes from famous photographers | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it
A selection of the best photography quotes from famous photographers along with beautiful images to inspire you! Images are free to use on your own website.
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Instagram May Be Getting Ready to Up Photo Sizes to 1080px

Instagram May Be Getting Ready to Up Photo Sizes to 1080px | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it

If you’re an Instagram fan, there is a good chance that your experience is about to get quite a bit better. In the past, Instagram has uploaded and stored user images at a meager resolution of 640×640. In a world in which smartphones are beginning to include quad HD displays, a non-HD resolution seems subpar. Luckily, it appears that 1080×1080 Instagram uploads are on the way.

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Portrait Photographers' Favorite Camera Lenses

Portrait Photographers' Favorite Camera Lenses | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it
We ask several photographers to name their favorite lenses for shooting portraits.
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Vários Fotógrafos especializados em retrato, falam sobre as suas lentes favoritas.

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Quick and Informative Intro to SLR Lenses for Beginners

Quick and Informative Intro to SLR Lenses for Beginners | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it
The world of camera lenses can be a bit daunting when you first start out, and so a videographer and photographer have joined forces to put together a fun
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Uma boa introdução aos diferentes tipos de lentes que existem e quais as suas características.

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Rechargeable Batteries and Organization for the Photographer

Rechargeable Batteries and Organization for the Photographer | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it

I travel with these two chargers and batteries. I have a good number of the Energizer rechargeable AA and AAA batteries as well as the Eneloop, which I prefer. Here are some tips to keep you organized.

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É importante saber prever as necessidades de energia dos nossos dispositivos, e estar preparadado.

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Photographing an Airforce Pilot with his Fighter Jet: Watch How it’s Done

Photographing an Airforce Pilot with his Fighter Jet: Watch How it’s Done | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it
As the United States celebrates Independence Day with barbecues and fireworks, it’s an appropriate time to honor Americans, past and present, who have dutifully served their country. Robert Seale put the spotlight on his subject, Col.
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Atenção ao detalhe e planeamento são algumas das características que distinguem um bom profissional dos outros. Robert Seale mostra isso nesta sessão com pilotos vereranos.

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Car Photography Rig Tutorial

Car Photography Rig Tutorial | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it
Take a look at the photograph below and ask yourself, “How was it created?
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Algumas imagens necessitam mais do que visão para serem concretizadas.

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Lindsay Adler Shows a Creative Way Of Using a Window As a Light Source

Lindsay Adler Shows a Creative Way Of Using a Window As a Light Source | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it
Portrait and fashion photographer Lindsay Adler is not only a great photographer, but also a superb educator. Just recently she did a session with creativeLive on studio lighting, and also taped a ...
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A luz do dia direcionada por uma janela é usada há séculos por retratistas.

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10 Ways Photography Can Change Your Life (It Changed Mine) - PetaPixel

10 Ways Photography Can Change Your Life (It Changed Mine) - PetaPixel | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it
I have always been interested in photos. When I was younger, I used to pore through drawers of photos and photo albums that my parents made, looking at
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A fotografia pode efectivamente mudar a vida das pessoas, Frank McKenna conta a sua história.

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10 Retro-Style Cameras and Accessories

10 Retro-Style Cameras and Accessories | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it
Check out some of our favorite vintage-looking gear that’s built to handle today’s modern photographic tasks.
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A nostalgia do passado está muito presente nas nossas vidas fotográfica, o site PDN lista 10 exemplos.

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Definitive Review of the Fuji X100s - Brutally Simple & Highly Effective | Chase Jarvis Blog

Definitive Review of the Fuji X100s - Brutally Simple & Highly Effective | Chase Jarvis Blog | The Smart Camera | Scoop.it
The X100s is Fuji's ode to photography. Find out why it's one of the best cameras made in long time here with this hands-on review that shouldn't be missed.
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O fotógrafo profissional Chase Jarvis, fala apaixonadamente da camera X100s da Fuji. Este tipo de artigos escritos por fotógrafos são muitas vezes mais uteis que aqueles escritos por técnicos de laboratório.

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