Alex Torres

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How To Photograph Fireworks

Here are some of Serge Ramelli´s best tips to shoot fireworks:<p>1. Recommended gear: Tripod, Lens 24-70 or equivalent, not too wide and remote<br>2. In …

Basic Camera Settings for Photographing the 2017 Solar Eclipse

If you haven't already made plans to photograph this year's solar eclipse on August 21st, time's a wasting!With cities along the eclipse's path …

Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO: The Exposure Triangle Explained

Ask any beginner photographer - and plenty of experienced ones, too - what the most difficult aspect of understanding photography is, and I'm willing …

Getting out of Auto: Understanding the metering modes on your camera

Metering modes allow a camera to determine how much light there is in any given scene, and how much there should be. However, the way the modes …

10 tourist traps you should avoid in Italy — and where to go instead

But Italy is big, and it can be overwhelming for first timers, who inevitably, bowled over by choice, fall into overpriced tourist traps.<p>Here are the places you should avoid, and the often cheaper, always more authentic alternatives you should hit instead.<p>If we told you to go see an old tilting …

The Most Overrated Attractions in Europe (And Where to Go Instead)

When it comes to traveling in Europe, it seems like everyone has something to say. There are countless online polls of best and worst sights to pore …

Top 10 Things to Do in Florence, Italy

Top 10 Things to Do in Florence, Italy<p>Updated on August 11, 2017<p>The Duomo<p>No trip to Italy is complete without a visit to Florence, the capital of the …

How to change default apps in Android

It’s a problem that you might run into on a regular base. You tap a file that you <i>really</i> want to open with a particular program, but for some reason, Android keeps opening it with some application you couldn’t care less about. Well, that’s because you’ve got the wrong default app selected for that …

Apps

Secrets of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal

Think you know the famed station well? These eleven tidbits may surprise you.<p>Not only is Grand Central Terminal one of the world’s most beautiful …

How to Decrease The Chances of Your Images Being Stolen By Adding Your Personal Details

Many of us love to share our images. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or even by “old fashioned” email, we want our friends and peers to see and relate …

5 Tricks to Improve Adobe Lightroom CC Performance

No matter how much you enjoy the editing stage of photography, you probably want to work through it as efficiently as possible. For Lightroom users, …

Tutorials

How to Use the Local Adjustments Tools Inside Lightroom

Whenever you take a photo, no matter what the subject, it would be extremely unusual if it couldn’t be improved in some way by making local …

Lightroom Slow? Try Setting a Huge Cache Size

Here’s a quick tip: if your Lightroom’s Develop module is a pain to work with because it’s so slow, try increasing the Camera Raw cache size in the …

5 Tips for Beginner Nature Photographers

<b>Candace Dyar</b> (formerly Candace Bartlett) is not a household name in landscape photography circles and if you were to see her images you would …

8 Tips for Photographing Sea Stacks

Getting low to the ground, I was able to see reflections on the beach in Bandon, Oregon during a dramatic sunset.<p>Living on the Oregon Coast for …

How to Properly Clean Your Lenses, Filters, Mirror and Sensor

If you're like me, the thought of touching, let alone fully cleaning your precious glass or even worse, your sensor, strikes fear into your heart. …

Cameras

4 Tips For Shooting Low to the Ground

Choosing a low vantage point can create a very immersive viewing experience. It can provide a sense of what is underfoot at a location in addition to …

This is the Kit You'll Need for Low Light Photography

We photographers love a bit of low light photography. Whether it be a bright, neon lit cityscape or a subtle dusk landscape, low light can convey a …

The 8 Italian Places To Visit Before You Die

Walks of Italy runs a wide range of immersive, small group walking tours in Italy. Whether you’re coming to Italy for the first time or...The post …

Waze cofounder sold his startup to Google for over $1 billion, but he still doesn't own a house

Most of the money went to the investors, he told Business Insider.<p>The gossip in Israel is that Levine didn't walk with that much cash given the total amount involved. One Israeli news site estimated his take was about $38 million, or about 3%.<p>Even so, that's still a lot of money. Enough to …

How to Use the Powerful New Local Adjustments in Lightroom CC

Along with the new pano and HDR tools Adobe added a really neat feature in its recent release of Lightroom CC (or Lightroom 6 if you buy the …

10 tourist traps you should avoid in Italy — and where to go instead

But Italy is big, and it can be overwhelming for first timers, who inevitably, bowled over by choice, fall into overpriced tourist traps.<p>Here are the places you should avoid, and the often cheaper, always more authentic alternatives you should hit instead.<p>If we told you to go see a tilting old …

This Preset Pack Brings Real Dehaze to Lightroom 6.1

When Adobe launched a major Creative Cloud update that brought the powerful new Dehaze slider to Lightroom CC, photographers who had purchased a …

Tutorials

Simple Trick for Long Exposure Photography Without Using a Filter

Who doesn’t love the look of long exposure photography? The peaceful, serene waters underneath a clear blue sky of clouds makes a landscape scene …

A small village covered in fog in the mountains of Venetian Prealps. See more images of Italy: http://on.natgeo.com/1lpmn9h Photograph by Stefano Maruzzo, Your Shot

Zillow's Real Estate App Lands on Windows 8, 'Zestimates' in Tow

The US online real estate and home-finder database Zillow has launched its Zillow Real Estate app for Windows 8 devices.<p>As well as offering users the ability to search, share and save information about properties for sale and homes for rent, Zillow’s Windows 8 outing has been designed around the …