Cool Stuff — July 15, 2013

Cool Stuff — July 15, 2013

Welcome to Cool Stuff, a recurring feature where we post our favorite links, including our favorite articles and how-tos, videos, images and more.

Cool Stuff articles are culled from BLFlip, the official Flipboard Magazine of If you’ve got an iOS or Android device, you can download the Flipboard app for free now.

  • Wanna use one of the tools we employ to keep track of our gear and help cut down on theft? Give it a try – it’s called Lenstag, and it’s free!
  • High megapixel counts are all the rage these days, from DSLRs and Medium-Format rigs to cell phones. It’s sometimes easy to forget that even some of the oldest photographic techniques known to us can produce the equivalent of gigapixel images.
  • Speaking of vintage things, photographer Tiffany Angeles has a nice bit up about creating custom DIY photo lightboxes from old soda crates. Have a look…
  • The folks over at Digital Photography School have a nice piece on how to use one of Lightroom 5’s new features – the Radial Filter Tool. 
  • And finally, from one of the grandmasters of photography, a powerful and emotional story about the power of photography that will rock you back on your heels. Head over to Joe McNally’s blog and take your time reading this.

That’s it for this edition of Cool Stuff. As always, questions and feedback are welcome in the comments below.

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Sohail Mamdani is a writer and photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter. You can find his blog at and his work on 500px.

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