photography

Over 8400 Images from Apollo missions added to Flickr

Over 8400 Images from Apollo missions added to Flickr

Some of the coolest images that NASA has ever taken came from its early space exploration missions. One of the most ambitious missions that NASA has ever performed were the Apollo missions that sent man to the moon for the first time. It has been decades since those missions ended and many of the high-resolution photos that were taken have been unseen by people.

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DxOMark gives the Nexus 6P a more thorough spin

DxOMark gives the Nexus 6P a more thorough spin

When Google unveiled the Huawei-made Nexus 6P, DxOMark was fast on the scene to give the smartphone an impressive 84 score, ranking it third among all smartphones (after the Sony Xperia Z5 claimed the top spot a few days later). Unlike with the Moto X Style, however, its preliminary verdict was lacking in details. Now, the reputed digital photography benchmarking site released the full details of their tests, detailing the pain points of what was otherwise an almost perfect smartphone camera, quite unusual for a Nexus device.

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Google Photos update: v1.6 brings Chromecast, Labels, WhatsApp support

Google Photos update: v1.6 brings Chromecast, Labels, WhatsApp support

This morning Google released a new version of Google Photos for your Android device, complete with a new set of features. The main feature - the main reason for the update at this time - was Chromecast integration. Today you're about to open Google Photos and share your images via the web to your Chromecast device. Or your Android TV device, as they all have Chromecast abilities as well. This in addition to the newest support for custom person labeling - not to mention Gif sharing to new venues - makes this one of the smallest, yet most significant, updates to the app yet.

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Sony Xperia Z5 is now the top dog in DxOMark’s chart

Sony Xperia Z5 is now the top dog in DxOMark’s chart

It seems that Sony's hard work has finally paid off, at least in one aspect of its mobile devices. While Sony proudly shared that its Xperia Z5 was found by some random user tests to have the best camera in town, now we're hearing it straight from the professionals. And by professionals, we mean photography benchmarking website DxOMark, who has just awarded Sony's flagship the top score in its evaluation, finally unseating Samsung from the top spot and perhaps inspiring a bit of confidence in the future of Sony's mobile business.

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Fujifilm instax mini 70 camera spits out credit card size pics

Fujifilm instax mini 70 camera spits out credit card size pics

Fujifilm has announced a new addition to its line of Instax instant cameras that are like the old school Polaroid cameras. The new instax model is called the mini 70 and like the other cameras in the series, it will produce credit-card sized images instantly. The camera will launch on October 23 in three colors including white, yellow, and blue.

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Adobe details how NASA edits space photos

Adobe details how NASA edits space photos

Those incredible space photos we see from NASA don't look that way fresh off the camera -- they're commonly composite photos composed of multiple images that were taken with different parameters and then heavily edited and adjusted during post-processing. That's not to say they've been altered in such a way that makes them fake, only more appealing to the eye.

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Blood Moon: NASA shares HD photos from CO, WA, NYC

Blood Moon: NASA shares HD photos from CO, WA, NYC

Last night's perigee full moon (supermoon) was seen above the United States along with a total lunar eclipse. A "blood moon" is created when a supermoon happens at the same time as a total lunar eclipse, making the moon's face look as if it's painted in a deep red. The combination of these two events is relatively rare, happening every few decades - the last event occurred in 1982, while the next will happen in 2033. NASA captured a collection of high quality photos from the location of one of their associated photographers Joel Kowsky, Bill Ingalls, and Aubrey Gemignani for you to see today.

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GoPro Hero+ debuts with WiFi and a low price

GoPro Hero+ debuts with WiFi and a low price

These days, GoPro has a wide range of action camera models, all at varying price points. Unfortunately, the most budget friendly model, the standard Hero ($130), doesn't include one of the most useful features: WiFi connectivity. In order to get WiFi, users would have step up to the next model, the $300 Hero+LCD. Well, GoPro has now addressed that gap, announcing the new Hero+. Featuring WiFi and priced at $200, it fits nicely between the previous two cameras.

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Hubble snags a wooly galaxy in latest breathtaking photo

Hubble snags a wooly galaxy in latest breathtaking photo

One of the best things about the Hubble Space Telescope in orbit high above the Earth right now is that it takes fantastically beautiful images of the universe around us. The latest image NASA has offered up from the Hubble is of a spiral galaxy NGC 3521. At first glance you might think that the fuzzy appearance of the photo is due to something with the telescope’s imaging capability.

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RED’s new sub-$6k Raven camera can be had drone-ready

RED’s new sub-$6k Raven camera can be had drone-ready

Red is the maker of some very high-end cameras that have bene used to shoot some of the most popular movies in Hollywood, one example is The Hobbit. The company has announced a new camera called the Red Raven and the big feature of this cam is that it has a more modest (for Red) price tag that will make it more accessible to film makers without giant Hollywood budgets.

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Breathtaking images of Messier 31 show a beautiful galaxy

Breathtaking images of Messier 31 show a beautiful galaxy

Looking up at the night sky in some places on Earth it's hard to see just how beautiful the universe can be. In some places, light pollution means you can only see the brightest of the stars. Thankfully no matter where we live, we can enjoy breathtaking images shot of deep space objects such as these photos of Messier 31, also known as Andromeda.

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New Pluto photos are strangest yet: “Snakeskin” topography

New Pluto photos are strangest yet: “Snakeskin” topography

A set of photos released by NASA today shows off a piece of landscape that looks like snakeskin, hundreds of miles long. "[This new landscape] looks more like tree bark or dragon scales than geology," said William McKinnon, New Horizons Geology, Geophysics and Imaging (GGI) team deputy lead from Washington University in St. Louis. "Maybe it's some combination of internal tectonic forces and ice sublimation driven by Pluto's faint sunlight... This'll really take time to figure out."

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