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Chase Melvin

Chase Melvin

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Chase Melvin is a writer and native New Yorker. He graduated from LIU Brooklyn where he spent 3 years as the News and Photo Editor of the Seawanhaka Press newspaper before spending time as a Web-based technology writer for Newsday.

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Rumors hint at Sony light-field camera, Canon 5D Mark IV with 4K

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Lytro Photo Adventure to send 5 winners to Iceland for exclusive shoot

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Ansel Adams historic Arca-Swiss View camera to be auctioned online

Ansel Adams is among the most celebrated photographers, and Revival Auction Company plans to sell his famed Arca-Swiss 4x5 View Camera.
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Google+ Photos gets new Snapseed-style selective editing tools

Snapseed may not be coming to your desktop, but Google+ Photos brings you similar non-destructive, selective editing tools with a variety of nifty effects.
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StreamNation releases Shutter, the smart camera app with unlimited cloud storage

From the creators of cloud storage service StreamNation comes Shutter, a camera app with infinite cloud storage for the Apple iPhone.
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Photographer creates chemically-treated 35mm ‘Flim’ that exposes unique art

Photographer Matthew Cetta is using Kickstarter to help fund "Flim," a chemically-treated film that produces unique, psychedelic images.
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‘Micro iris’ uses chemicals, not blades, to create small smartphone camera aperture

German researchers have designed a "micro iris" that uses chemical rings to control smartphone aperture, instead of the mechanical blades.
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Lifelogger wearable camera streams your life in real-time, 1080p high-def

Lifelogger is a wearable camera able to stream live, 1080p high-definition video via Wi-Fi.
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No filters here, or colors: Lenka highlights simplicity, elegance of black and white

Photo apps usually have many features and tools to choose from, but Lenka promotes simple, black & white photography with minimal editing tools.
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See Detroit’s urban decay through the years with Google Street View

Detroit has been on a steady decline over the past few years. With Google's Street View, you can turn back time and see the decay of the Motor City.
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Out of photo ideas? OkDoThis app has tons of suggestions for you

OkDoThis is an iPhone photo app seeking to break the redundancy of Web images by suggesting what type of image to shoot next.
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Look more professional shooting video on iPad with Photojojo’s iOgrapher rig

The iOgrapher video rig from Photojojo provides iPad users with a new way to capture video using various lenses or microphones, or attaching it to a tripod.
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Fuijifilm’s new XF 18-135mm lens has weather-resistant design

Fujifilm's new XF 18-135mm lens has a weather-resistant construction that can withstand a variety of conditions.
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Chinon Bellami HD-1 video camera blends Super 8 past with the HD present

The Bellami HD-1 from Chinon of Japan, pays homage to Kodak's Super 8 film cameras of the 1970s, but it is a thoroughly modern HD camera.
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Icelandic blue: Awesome photos of Nordic landscapes shot with infrared lighting

Professional photographer Andy Lee captured the beauty of Icelandic landscapes through the use of infrared lighting.
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Butterfleye camera keeps tabs of your home with thermal, motion detection

The Butterfleye camera uses heat, motion, and facial detection to help you keep your home safe.
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Canon video offers valuable tips on caring for your camera, lenses

As a photographer, your equipment is vital, and should be cared for accordingly. Canon offers sage advice on how to best care for your equipment.
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Coincidence or rip-off: Leica T software has ‘surprising resemblance’ to AppCam OS

AppCam Inventor Jürgen Habenstein claims that the new Leica T's touchscreen operating system is similar to his own, which he allegedly pitched to Leica.
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NASA beams down duet of video firsts from the ISS in outer space

NASA utilizes a laser instrument to transmit the first HD video from space, while astronaut Reid Wiseman becomes the first to capture a Vine from space.
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Add armed robbery to the list of things a GoPro camera can capture

A bike rider in South Africa was robbed at gunpoint. The criminals' actions, however, were caught on video by the GoPro camera on the biker's helmet.
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Adobe update adds Raw support for 6 new cameras, lens profiles

Adobe Camera Raw 8.5 plug-in adds support for 6 new cameras. The update also includes new lens profiles, bug fixes, and extra features for Photoshop CC.
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Instagram Version 6.0 boasts new and improved photo editing features, more to come

Instagram's latest update, Version 6.0, offers enhancements to its classic lineup of image editing tools, plus ten new ones.
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GoPro releases new 3-Way, Bodyboard mounts just in time for summer

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MIT researchers create algorithm that instantly turns your selfies into fine art

MIT researchers, collaborating with Adobe and the University of Virginia, have created an algorithm able to match any pro photo style to your selfies.
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Adobe’s Creative Cloud update lets you install and use CS5 software

Adobe's Creative Cloud platform was recently updated with new features, but its most notable improvement lets you use software from Creative Suite 5.
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Shutterfly guide shows you ‘how to take the perfect photo’ with any camera

Shutterfly has launched its "How To Take The Perfect Photo" interactive guide that shows how to get better shots, using various camera types.
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Artist to create 100-year photo exposures of Berlin using pinhole cameras

Artist Jonathan Keats began a photo project using pinhole cameras to capture 100-year exposures of Berlin. The images will be exhibited 100 years later.
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Remembering Bunny Yeager, queen of pin-up photographers who popularized the bikini

Bunny Yeager, a pin-up model turned highly influential photographer, passed away at age 85. Yeager gained notoriety for her iconic shots of Bettie Page.
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Extreme adventurer Dean Potter BASE jumps off Swiss mountain, takes dog for the ride

Extreme climber Dean Potter loves BASE jumping and his dog, so he brought his pet for a glide on his wing-suit after jumping off a Swiss mountain.
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Tech meets fashion: NewViewWear is clothing that comes with custom wearable camera

New York-based NewViewWear looks to launch a line of smart apparel, which includes a versatile camera that shoots HD video and 5-megapixel stills.

Instagram joins Facebook, Twitter, YouTube on Iran’s banned list, no one is surprised

An Iranian court order adds Instagram to a growing list of banned social media apps, which includes Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, due to "privacy issues."
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Google considers dipping its toes into home security with Dropcam acquisition

Nest Labs, a division of Google, has an interest in moving into home security by buying Dropcam, a home monitoring service that streams video via Wi-Fi
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Canon rumored to give select photographers 7D Mark II prototypes at Brazil World Cup

An updated version of Canon's popular 7D DSLR could make an appearance at the World Cup in Brazil, according to rumor sites.
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What happens when your old Polaroid runs out of film? Mod it to use Fujifilm’s instead

Professional photographer Alastair Bird demonstrates the effects of a modified Polaroid camera that uses Fujifilm instant film.