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4 Common Lighting Styles to Get the Perfect Portrait

When you begin doing portrait lighting for the first time, the general advice you get is to put your light at 45º to your subject, and aim it down at …

Photography

Top 4 Things to Check on a Used DSLR Camera

Here at PhotographyTalk, we've been telling you for a long time that a great way to make the transition to better gear is to buy good-quality used …

Home Improvement

Composition Tips for Shooting Landscapes with Matt Kloskowski

Nick Minore is a photo and video professional. A busy schedule keeps him always on the go, whether producing live sports broadcasts for TV and the …

Photography

A Pro Photographer’s RAW Workflow in Lightroom Mobile

Professional travel photographer Elia Locardi made this 30-minute video tutorial that shows how he’s able to shoot and edit top-notch RAW photos …

Canon to Sell CMOS Sensors to Other Companies for the First Time

Sony has become the world leader in image sensor production in recent years by supplying the sensors to third-party companies. Canon, however, has …

Quick Tip: How to Use Gels to Change the Look and Feel of Your Portraits

Popping a gel in front of your rim light is a quick, easy way to change the feel of your portraits.<p>As JP Morgan of The Slanted Lens shows you in this …

The Surprising Way Jellyfish Put Themselves Back Together

The moon jellyfish has a leg up on Humpty Dumpty—if it loses an arm, the ocean dweller can repair itself in a newly discovered process.<p>In the spring of 2013, biologist Michael Abrams had cut two arms off a young jellyfish when he witnessed something he'd never seen before.<p>"He started yelling... …

Nature

Cleaning up the image

Posted By Pete Collins on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in Develop, Lightroom Tips | 4 comments<p>A lot of times when you take an image, there are little …

In pictures: The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest - Telegraph

Nature Photography

Playing with Lightroom part 2

Posted By Pete Collins on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Featured, Fun, Lightroom Tips | 1 comment<p>How many of you use the Target Adjustment Tool (TAT)? …

Tutorials

Striking Examples of Minimalist Photography

Adrienn Balaskó is a photographer with a genuine talent for making use of mirror imagery and symmetry in her work. She shows off this style typically …

Amazing

The women of ISIS: Who are they?

<b>London (CNN) —</b> "I made my little steps ... I was trembling. Nervous. Scared..." Shams' breathless prose reads like a trashy romance novel, as she describes every tiny detail of her first meeting with her husband-to-be.<p>"After [a] few minutes, I flipped my Niqab. He looked at me, our eyes [caught] …

CNN

Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.<p>There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.<p>In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial …

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Malaysia turns away 2 boats with more than 800 migrants

LANGKAWI, Malaysia (AP) — Thousands of Rohingya Muslims and Bangladeshis abandoned at sea had nowhere to turn Thursday as Malaysia turned away two boats crammed with more than 800 migrants, saying it could not afford to keep being nice.<p>Indonesia and Thailand also appeared unwilling to provide …

Asia

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Stack Overflow

Humans are genetically modifying mosquitoes to fight a disease we helped create

It’s America’s closest thing to a tropical tourism mecca. But Key West’s biggest attraction isn’t the sun-splashed beaches. Its charm lies in its balmy evenings, with their open-air parties steeped in tequila and rum runners, drawing a blend of tourists and locals who pack the pastel-gothic Old …

Public Health

Double Fantasy: Rarely Seen Photos of Yoko Ono and John Lennon

Nearly 35 years ago, John Lennon and <b>Yoko Ono</b> posed for their <i>Double Fantasy</i> album cover. The resulting image, by photographer <b>Kishin Shinoyama</b>, was taken during one of the couple’s last photo shoots before John’s death in December 1980. “His music, her opinions, their whole creative relationship had …

Vacationing in Iran: To Go or Not to Go?

<i>Photo Credit: Shutterstock/Borna_Mirahmadian</i><p><b>By Nicolle Monico</b><p>Last week, <i>NPR</i> broadcast a story entitled <i>'You Are Invited': Isolated Iran Seeks Foreign Tourists</i>, which juxtaposed the revolution's slogan, "Death to America," with its current international tourism campaign inviting foreigners (even …

Meet the 100 people hoping to live and die on Mars

We're one step closer to finding out who could be the first humans to live on another planet. Mars One, the private organization planning to find and train a group of four astronauts to send on a one-way trip to Mars, has reached the third round of its selection process and has narrowed its …

Exploration

10 Ridiculously Sexist and Dangerous Laws From Around the World

Once in a while in the U.S. we hear about a bill or a law that seems like it must be a joke. For example, in Florida it is illegal for a single woman to parachute or skydive on a Sunday. This week in Montana, a legislator explained that he seriously wants to make it illegal for women to wear yoga …

8 Places With Always-Perfect Weather

<i>By Kelsie Ozamiz for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Think of all the things you'd talk about if you went to a place where weather was never the topic of conversation.<p>San Diego<p><b>San Diego</b><p>Let's get this one out of the way. San Diego is the textbook example of beautiful year-round climate. It's never too hot and …

5 Easy Places to Feel Like a Backpacking God

Who hasn't wanted to break loose with nothing but a backpack? To one day sit with your grandchildren on your knees as you thrill them with stories of how you rode a surly Yak deep into the Himalayas, or crossed the Andes on a bus with a howling meth addict for a driver.<p>But what if you can't just …

The 15 Most Surreal Destinations to Visit in 2015

Be prepared for dropped jaws, kids.<p>1. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives<p>photo: Doug Perinne<p>2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States<p>photo: Laura Grier<p>3. Cave of Crystals, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico<p>photo: Adventure Medicine<p>4. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia<p>photo: PlanetDen.com<p>5. Tunnel of Love …

I just saw the first movie from Oculus, and it is the future

Hiding from robots while looking like a cyborg<p>You’ll have to excuse me. I’m going to sound a little excited now.<p>Earlier today Oculus announced Story Studio, its in-house production team dedicated to producing virtual reality movies. We’ve been seeing VR narrative experiences for years at this …

Traveling Internationally? Do These 20 Things First

Credit: Flickr<p>So you're ready to put that first stamp in your passport? Or it has been years since your last big vacation? Here's a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip if this is your first time traveling abroad or if you need a refresher.<p><b>Security & Health</b><p>• <b>Check in with your</b> …

How I Negotiated $675 in Travel Fees With Two Phone Calls

Travel fees will kill any travel budget. Baggage fees, flight change fees, and rental car alternate location drop-off fees, hotel reservation cancellation fees, etc... All these fees add up quickly and make travel more expensive than it should be.<p>But sometimes your travel plans change and these …

The Travel Hacks You Should Know (But Probably Don't)

Travel hacking is often synonymous with credit card churn and gaming points and miles. I'm no stranger to those tactics but I've always been more interested in the nifty, devious ways to get what you want while on the road. Here's the best of the best, tried true and tested.<p>I think it has to do …

I tried a brain-altering wearable that allows users to change their moods on demand

The ambiance of the luxury suite on the 14th floor of the Wynn Hotel is at once both sybaritic—the remains of a generous lunch are visible piled on a large tray as I enter the door—and clinical, with an array of wires, patches, electrodes in evidence scattered on tables and other flat surfaces. It …

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