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Unlocking Your Parental Intelligence -- Changing Your Parenting Life Style

Why do children do what they do? What's on their minds? How can parents know their child's inner world?<p>Do you ever wonder why your child behaves the way she does? How many times in a single day do you ask yourself, "Why did she do that?" Even little things can throw you.<p>Your three-year-old lies …

Parenting

The latest must-have baby accessory: a hyphen

Explosion in double-barrelled first names as one in six choices for baby girls now involves hyphenation<p>Social climbing has always started early – often as soon as children are placed in their designer pram or dressed in baby clothes from the latest must-have label.<p>But growing numbers of British …

Ken Kiefer: Underwater Fashion Photography

<i>All images by Ken Kiefer. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Ken Kiefer has an incredible speciality as a creative: not only is he an underwater …

The Five Best Introductory Film Cameras

Every time a photographer wants to start to experiment with film, new excitement stirs. But at the same time, it’s always wise to take a great …

Cameras

How To Protect Your Rights As a Photographer in the Modern World

In today’s society, it seems that no knowledge is more prudent for photographers to learn than the rights of themselves and their photographs. Here …

9 Best Travel Tripods: What’s the best tripod? The one you take with you!

It’s a lot easier to shoot sharp handheld pictures nowadays with the latest crop of digital cameras delivering commendable imaging performance at …

"The future of photojournalism? - it's on the web" - interview with Bombay Flying Club.

Recent technological innovations have introduced enormous challenges in the field of visual communications. Visual storytelling is undergoing a deep …

Why I chose to stand up, alone: TED Fellow Boniface Mwangi on risking his life for justice in Kenya

Boniface Mwangi stands in front of one of the murals he helped create. The main character is “the Vulture” — a stand-in for Kenya’s corrupt …

The iPhone 6's New Camera Could Forever Change Filmmaking

Amidst all the hoopla over the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and their motion processors, faster CPUs, and larger screens, it was also announced …

A 324-Key Keyboard Dedicated to Lightroom Editing

It was around this time last year that we shared a new product called SHORTCUT-S, a 319-key keyboard designed specifically for editing photos in …

Tutorials

Carl Zeiss Super-Q-Gigantar 40mm f/0.33: The Fastest Lens Ever Made?

If you thought the Zeiss f/0.7 lenses we shared yesterday were impressive, check out this crazy piece of glass: it’s the Carl Zeiss Super-Q-Gigantar …

Here’s a Look Into the ‘Photos for Mac’ App That Will Replace iPhoto and Aperture

Apple announced last year that it was pulling the plug on its two main photo editing and management programs: iPhoto, which is aimed at consumers, …

A Look at How Michael Paul Smith Creates Historical Photos with Incredibly Detailed Models

Here’s a fascinating video about how photographer Michael Paul Smith creates and photographs Elgin Park, a 20th century town created through …

Microsoft OneDrive Gets Photo-Centric Updates That Improve the Image Experience

There’s a royal rumble going on in the world of cloud storage, and photo storage is one of the battlegrounds upon which the war is being waged. …

The World’s Largest and Most Powerful Camera Gets Funding for 3.2-Gigapixel Sky Photos

The world’s largest camera is now one step closer to becoming a reality. The 3.2-gigapixel camera being built for the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope …

Feral

On Being a Pseudo Wedding Photographer

I’m going to be real here. When I first started taking photos, I never aspired to be a wedding photographer. But in life, one thing leads to another …

Wedding Photography

Gary Fong Launches Online Virtual Cameras to Help Owners Learn Interactively

You may know Gary Fong due to his eponymous line of products for photographers, but pay a visit to his website and you’ll find that he has been very …

Unretouched Photo from Justin Bieber’s Calvin Klein Shoot Reveals Photoshop Enhancements

<b>Update</b>: Please see below for new developments.<p>Singer Justin Bieber is the new face of Calvin Klein, and a number of new advertising photos and videos …

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

How to Master Photography Composition Using the Golden Ratio

The twelfth century was a golden age for photography. Let’s step back from that statement a little, because obviously photography didn't exist way …

Bird Photography: 4 Basics that Will Get You Great Shots

Birds, birds, birds. For those of us who love our birds, it's not uncommon for us to hear, “I saw a bird yesterday and it looked like…, do you know …

Tips From A Model To A Bride To Be

Jen Brook, a model, recently wrote an article to future brides to be about what to expect and how to prepare for being photographed on their wedding …

Creating A Wedding Day Shot List | Jasmine Star

Wedding days can seem hectic, especially if you’re just starting out. When I was shooting my first weddings, I always had a shot list with me just as …

Essential Makeup Tips for Every Portrait Photographer

Four ingredients are necessary to achieve beautiful looking skin in portrait photography: a healthy and rested subject, makeup, good lighting, and …

Expedition Photography (for Beginners!): 9 Tips for Better Travel Photos

<i>By Cristina Veresan, Grosvenor Teacher Fellow & Middle School Science Teacher at Star of the Sea School in Honolulu, Hawaii.</i><p>Whenever I open up an issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine, I immediately flip though the pages to preview the photographs. Though I later return to each article to read the …

Landscape Photography