Thomas Birch

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Useful Two-Part Beginner Tutorial Will Help You Understand the Basics of Composition

Post-processing and lighting and camera tutorials are all good and well, but none of them are going to do anything for you if you don’t have a good …

The Milky Way Galaxy, As Seen From a 747

On the right of this image is our home galaxy, the Milky Way. On the left, the wing of a Boeing 747. How, pray tell, does one acquire such a …

Photography

3 Easy Steps Using Photoshop to Making your Images POP

Having taught in-depth image post-processing workshops for Photoshop users, I’ve found that three of the simplest techniques are the ones that people …

Photography

5 Beginning Landscape Photography Tips For Instant Improvement

A lot of photographers start by taking photos of landscape, just because it’s beautiful and always there. A landscape won’t run away from you, an …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

Helpful Tutorial Breaks Down The Basics of Understanding Flash Sync Speeds

When you’re first starting to experiment with using strobes, it’s easy to get confused by all the talk of flash durations, flash sync speeds, and the …

5 Reasons Why Bad Weather Days are the Best Times for Photography

Bad Weather Photography Equals High Impact Photos Remember those days when you looked out your window and wished that the weather was better so you …

How to Change the Color of Anything in Photoshop

When changing the color of an object in Photoshop there are ways to change the base Color and the Highlight color, we go over each of those methods …

Tutorials

Photoshop Essentials: What is an Adjustment Layer and How to Use Them to Edit Your Images

Many of us who use products like Lightroom and Aperture will be familiar with the term non-destructive editing. In these programs, the editing …

Tutorials

All The Times Science Fiction Became Science Fact In One Chart

Not every science fiction story is meant to predict the future, but some of them have forecast future events with incredible accuracy. This timeline …

The Basics of Photography: N for Noise

Cats’ ears are very sensitive to noise(s) of all kinds.<p>In this episode of our series on the Basics of Photography, we’re going to talk about a topic …

Sixteen-Year-Old Artist Wins National Art Competition with Masterful Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait | Colossal

<p>For the past four years, 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh has participated in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, an art contest for children …

Nintendo Game Boy – 25 facts for its 25th anniversary

The screen was tiny, the graphics limited to shades of gray on a dull green background, but the Nintendo Game Boy was a revolution when it launched in Japan 25 years ago today. The original version may look hopelessly chunky now, but back then it was unimaginably svelte, a proper console that you …

Saturn Just Birthed a Baby Moon. How Does that Happen?

New images NASA received from the Cassini spacecraft seem to show the small moon being born, a little icy rock dubbed “Peggy.”

‘Earth’s Cousin’: Scientists Find Alien Planet That’s Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Astronomy

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and new Gear gadgets now available globally

Samsung’s next wave of mobile gadgets are here.<p>The company announced this morning that the Galaxy S5 smartphone, Gear 2 smartwatch line, and Gear Fit activity monitor are now available in stores across 125 countries.<p>The Galaxy S5, Samsung’s latest flagship Android smartphone, packs in a fingerprint …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: last chance to enter

Bird Photography: Capture Amazing Photos Using These Tips and Techniques

It's hard not to appreciate birds and bird photography. Those birds with colors that make an artist's palette envious and attitude that belies their …

How I Lost Over a Hundred Photographs to a Corrupted Memory Card, And Got Them Back

It’s probably every photographer’s worst nightmare. You’ve shot gigabytes worth of images, ready to be imported for post-processing, when suddenly: …

The 10 best digital cameras in 2018

Okay, we admit it – it's an impossible question. The best camera for a pro photographer is a million miles from the best camera for an adventure …

6 Pro Tips for Making the Most of a Golden Hour Photo Shoot

Nikon Ambassador Corey Rich is convinced that the secret to creating compelling outdoor portraits has very little to do with the actual location …

Landscape Photography

National Geographic Traveler photo contest 2014 - in pictures

The 2014 National Geographic Traveler photo contest has opened, inviting photographers from around the world to submit their shots. Here are some of the first entries

Photography by Sebastian Weiss

Fascinated by architecture, photography and mobile technology, Sebastian Weiss abstracts urban shapes and models a new uniqueness by underlining …

Architecture

Bird Photography: How to Take Great Bird Photos

One of the most popular aspects of animal photography is bird photography. Taking perfect pictures of birds in the wild can be very challenging, but …

Birds

How to Use Shutter Speed for More Powerful Images

Recall the last time someone complimented your photography. Did they compliment <i>you</i> or did they compliment your camera? Surely, we’ve all heard it at …

Landscape Photography

Subdued French price pressures add to deflation threat | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - French consumer prices rose slightly less than expected year on year in January and core inflation was close to stagnant, data showed on Thursday, fuelling concerns over the risk of deflation in the euro zone’s No.2 economy.<p>The national statistics agency INSEE said that an …

"We're part of the Facebook reject club." -- WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton. Both founders were turned down for jobs by Facebook, which announced this week that it's buying their company for billions of dollars. WhatsApp's other founder Jan Koum signed the $19 billion Facebook deal on the door of his old welfare office. http://onforb.es/NdP8fI

Colorado's marijuana firms beg banks to take their cash

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1052000/1052958_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524849045_45cf5825be111aff62d52d2e118df87a<p><b>Elliot Klug isn't in the security business - but he may as well be.</b><p>"Let's just say we have a couple of armed staff," he says.<p>The owner of Pink …

Contempt of Court: What employers need to know

Conducting litigation<p>Whether it is Court proceedings to protect the company’s interests, regulatory intervention or simply bad luck in the form of …

Will Facebook ruin WhatsApp?

Can Mark Zuckerberg resist the temptation to ruin a wonderful thing, asks Rhiannon Williams<p>"No ads! No games! No gimmicks!". That's the mantra of Jan Koum, cofounder of WhatsApp, the instant messaging cross-platform mobile service Facebook has just purchased for $19 billion. It's the biggest tech …

Apps