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How an Award Winning Photo is Made, All 27 PS Blending Modes Explained, Useful Editing Skills and More!

A few days ago I received an email telling me that my photo “Windermere Morning” had won the Olympus Global Photo Contest 2017. Apart from the kudos …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

This Is the Best Netflix Documentary for Design Lovers to Binge Watch

"Abstract: The Art of Design" gives the industry a new edge rarely witnessed in design documentaries.<p>"You're looking for a moment when you feel you're as close to the soul as possible. That's what good design is."<p>So declares the trailer for "Abstract: The Art of Design," a new Netflix series that …

Automotive Design

Delicate Paper Calligraphy Showcases a Cheerful Alphabet

Find your paper-cut initials in Sabeena Karnik’s delicate typeface and calligraphy pieces.<p>For the last 10 years, Sabeena Karnik has worked in the paper medium, pushing its boundaries and experimenting with its different capacities and styles. It wasn’t until a few years ago that the artist stumbled …

How to Use a Cookie Sheet and a Wood Stump to Shoot Better iPhone Photos

Photographer and DP Peter McKinnon is not an “iPhoneographer”, but that hasn’t stopped some of his fans from asking for tips on taking better …

Dog Food

Need a Belly Laugh? The 19 Funniest Books of Fall

And Other Things I Still Have to Explain<p>Phoebe Robinson; Foreword by Jessica Williams<p>Fans of comedian Phoebe Robinson’s hit podcast <i>2 Dope Queens</i> have been waiting on the arrival of her first book for a while. Handling tough issues like race and feminism with finesse and strength is hard enough …

Comedy

Supercut: Movie Characters Hugging Each Other

Artist Continues to Add Pop Culture Characters to Thrift Store Paintings

Looking for a little levity? Dave Pollot's clever oil paintings have always brought a smile to our faces. Pollot scours thrift shops for used paintings and prints, which are then transformed into humorous art pieces under his deft hand. He's mastered the art of finding just the right place to …

100-Year-Old Photos Give a Rare Colorful Glimpse of Past Generations in Naples

This series of vintage prints beautifully captures a simpler and more idealistic side of Naples, Italy in the 1900’s. From picturesque sea ports to the city’s sweeping architectural feats, the scenes lend a distinctive antique feel that makes the collection stand out from modern postcards. Prints …

80K Instagram Followers Later, Here's My #1 Advice for Better Photos (with Befores & Afters)

Spot relies on great imagery to deliver a compelling place-discovery experience. Here, our content and community lead, Kelly Lack, shares the one simple tip that has helped top Instagrammers build beautiful portfolios (and huge followings).<p>Off the bat you should know that this is not an article …

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA. He created the image below that shows the observable …

4 Advanced Uses Of Luminosity Masks For Creating Beautiful Images

<b>Jimmy Mcintyre</b> <i>is a travel photographer, educator, and 500px ISO contributor. His photos have been published in local and national magazines,</i> …

Tutorials

How to Calculate and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Better Landscape Photography

Hyperfocal distance, much like the “Sunny 16 Rule,” is one of those things that has arguably lost some relevance in the age of digital photography; …

How to Improve Your Long Exposure Photography with Photo Stacking

Recently long exposure photography has been quite popular, mainly in the landscape photography arena. One of the reasons (among the others) is that …

Noise Stacking – How to Shoot at High ISO Without the Noise

Shooting with a high ISO sensitivity naturally creates noisy images. We all know that. And removing that noise in post-production is difficult and …

How to Bring Color Back Into Backlit Areas in Photoshop

When you photograph into the sun, you often have areas in your image that lack color and look washed out due to the sun overpowering those regions. …

The Superresolution Trick – How to Quadruple the Resolution of Your Camera

Have you ever dreamed of shooting with a megapixel monster camera and get images upwards of 50 Megapixel? Of course, these cameras are really …

Explained: The Secret Language Of New York City’s Signage

When you walk down the streets of New York City, you aren’t walking just through the present. You are surrounded by the canyon walls of the past, and the signage around you–the building names, the business signs, the faded slogans–are actually fossils, peeking out from the strata of decades gone by …

How to Fix White Balance in Photoshop by Finding a 50% Gray Point

Here’s a great 2-minute video tutorial that teaches a technique for fixing white balance in Photoshop. The basic idea is that you can locate a 50% …

Video: How To Easily Remove Unwanted People From a Scene Using Photoshop

An unfortunate truth about shooting in public places is that people around us often get in the way of our perfect shots. In the 9-minute video …

How I Accidentally Captured the ISS in a Self Portrait

This past weekend, Perseid meteor shower were predicted along with a very clear night. This is quite rare in the Netherlands so I decided to head out …

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 Non-Destructive Dodge & Burn Techniques by Photoshop Masters

In Photoshop, there are many different techniques to dodge and burn an image. You may know the Dodge and the Burn tools that let you work directly on …

How to Photograph Swirling Splashes of Liquid

Shooting splashes is always great fun, even if it’s a simple image with a coffee cup and a falling piece of refined sugar. Plus, there is always so …

Photography

Simple Steps for Focus Stacking in Photoshop

Focus stacking is an effective way to achieve deep depth of field; it’s a technique that’s especially used in macro photography. The idea is to make …

Tutorials

Timelapse: Restoring and Colorizing an Old Damaged Photo

Argentinian professional photographer and retoucher Joaquin Villaverde has a knack for restoring and colorizing old photographs. The video above is a …

Time-lapse Photography

This Shoulder-Mounted Rig is for Shooting Photos of Airplanes

Photographer Jim Winters of Miami, Florida, created this crazy-looking DIY shoulder-mounted “triple axis” rig for taking pictures of planes at …

Photography

Watch the moon wobble its way through all of 2015 in this NASA video

As the moon orbits Earth, it keeps the same face oriented toward our planet—almost. From our view, this slight variance—known as libration—looks like a wobble that slowly changes our view of the Moon.<p>Thanks to NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a satellite that has orbited the moon since 2009, we …

Astronomy