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Reframe Roundup: This Week's Best Photography Posts

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Did you guys know there is a Gizmodo subdomain where you can go for all things photographic? Yep! It's called Reframe, and it's where you'll find additional coverage of gear, techniques, news, and all kinds of great stuff related to the crafts of photography and videography.

The Best Way Shop For a Camera Online: Look for Its Crappiest Pictures


It's easy to fall into a vortex of never-ending camera research when you're looking to buy. Even if you've consulted the most comprehensive reviews, there can still be an itch to seek further evidence of what's best. Allan Murabayashi over at PexaPixel wishes for better quality photos in reviews. I would argue that the contrary would be better for helping people make informed decisions.

Aerial Photos of Coal Mining Pits Are Sublime and Terrifying


For some, coal mining conjures images of quaint Appalachian towns. In parts of Germany, where some of the world's largest open-pit coal mines exist, the resemblance is more of an apocalyptic wasteland.

Nikon D810: Subtle Improvements For One of the Baddest DSLRs Around


The Nikon D800 is commonly held in high regard as one of the best pro DSLRs out there. When it was released back in 2012, it made news for its unique 36 megapixel sensor. This time around, the focus is on minor improvements for some added firepower in an already fiery camera.

HDR Is Ruining Your Photos


High Dynamic Range photography represents the incredible feats that can be accomplished with digital imaging. But! HDR abuse is also responsible for some of the most horrendous displays of photographic over-indulgence. This must stop.

Why Apple Won't Miss Aperture, and Neither Should You


Aperture, Apple's pro software for cataloging and editing photos, is being put out to pasture. The move is indicative of what many see as the company's continuing drift away from robust, capable software. But there probably won't be many tears shed for good ol' Aperture, which always seemed to be running an uphill battle.