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5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

Five Amazing Gifts For Smartphone Photographers

With the holiday season now upon us, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite smartphone accessories aimed photography enthusiasts.<p>All of these would make great gifts for the smartphone photographer looking to get a little bit extra out of their photography.<p>Presented in no particular …

When and How to Reset Mac SMC (System Management Controller)

“<b>Ahhhh my Mac isn’t working! I need to reset the SMC!</b>” You have tried rebooting, you’ve reset the PRAM, you’ve done it all, but your Mac is still …

Student Edition - Selects #21

It’s back to school season and in celebration we wanted to highlight those PhotoShelter members that are going back to class – getting their BA’s or …

DIY: Noticeably Improve Your Macro Photography with a Cheap Plastic Cup

Hand-held macro photography presents a lot of challenges, but three of the most prevalent are: subject movement, camera shake, and harsh shadows. …

How to Soften the Light When Using Flash

Why do flash images look harsh? Recently, a number of dPS readers have asked the question on Facebook, “How do I use a flash and not have my images …

Panasonic LUMIX CM1 Smart Camera

Panasonic have unveiled the LUMIX CM1 Smart Camera at Photokina. Running Android 4.4, the connected CM1 camera/smartphone features a 20 megapixel …

Lumix

How to Turn a Bad Photo into a Great Photo

Glyn Dewis has an innovative tutorial for your underexposed, throwaway images. Especially on days where you can’t get out to shoot, retouching some …

4K is for Babies, ARRI Unveils 6.5K Alexa 65 with Sensor Three Times Bigger than Super 35

Forget 4K, 4K is for babies. How about 6.5K coming out of a sensor that is three times bigger than Super 35 and considered, “the largest …

5 Top Photographers Share Advice on What it Takes to Become a Professional

In a bid to both inspire you and advertise themselves a bit, Nikon Europe gathered a group of 5 professional photographers who presented at this …

Step by Step Portrait Processing in Lightroom

The story When you are photographing someone who enjoys being in front of the camera, take advantage of it. This was a simple portrait to take and …

Here’s the iPhone 6 Plus Next to the Fuji X100S. Which is the ‘Pocket Camera’ Now?

One of the big reasons held up as the “why” behind smartphone dominance is portability. It’s not just that smartphones can do so much more than take …

The iPhone is NOT for Photographers

Part of understanding is the ability to admit when one is wrong. Here and now I need to admit that I was wrong.<p>I have always been a big fan of Apple. …

6 Tips for More Unique Travel Photos in Busy Tourist Locations

Imagine this: you’ve scrimped and saved for months for your dream vacation, and a snazzy digital camera, hoping to capture some unique travel …

Digital Photography

Samsung files patent for a transparent camera display

<b>First came OLED, then came curved. Now, Samsung has filed a patent for a see-through screen on a digital camera so you can stare into your subject's eyes while taking a photo.</b><p>As spotted by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Samsung has filed a patent in Korea that details a digital camera featuring a …

Samsung Galaxy S5: the camera review

<b>Five generations in to the Galaxy S range, Samsung has equipped the S5 with some pretty strong photographic street cred. Let's see how it performs in the real world.</b><p>The Galaxy S4 had a rather slippery feel despite its predominantly plastic construction. The S5 alleviates this somewhat thanks to its …

Daily life in India by Bernat Armangue

Bernat Armangue has worked for The Associated Press since 2005. He is currently based in Delhi, covering south Asia. Here, he captures daily life in New Delhi and Mumbai

‘Soviet Ghosts’ Captures Post-Apocalyptic Scenes Left Behind by the Fall of the USSR

Rebecca Litchfield is a photographer who has faced radiation exposure risks, arrest and interrogations, and even accusations of espionage… all for …

This Stylish Leather Tassel is Actually a USB Charging Cable in Disguise

Looking for a fashionable way to always have a Lightning or MicroUSB charging cable at hand? Look no further than this sleek tassel — it’s actually a …

Can You Spot a Fake Smile in a Photograph?

“Smile” is a common command uttered before pressing the shutter and snapping a photo, but it’s not always a real smile that gets captured in the …

15 Must-Follow Street Photographers on Instagram

Street photography has been around long before the days of Instagram feeds, but now it’s more accessible than ever. From the fashionable streets of Paris to the inspiring architecture of Barcelona, you can satisfy your love for big city life from wherever you are through your phone. Here are 15 of …

Mexico City

Here's How an Amateur Used Instagram to Become a Successful Pro Photographer

Photo Credit: Credit Brian Flaherty<p>Have you ever felt lost? It's that feeling you get when you wake up in the morning and realize you're not living the life you intended. You try to block out the feelings, but something inside of you just can't cope. You have two choices. You can continue down a …

How to integrate text into your photos in Photoshop

A while ago, I have published a post on creative watermarking that was immensely popular ever since. This post shows you how to integrate your …

Milky Way & Star Photography Tutorial: Camera Settings, Equipment, Photo Editing and Planning Tools

Example Photos – The 500 Rule & Star Trails<p>Provided below are a few example photos showing the correlation between night photography long exposure …

Photo Editing