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It's Not Just Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, The Internet Is Broken, But We Can Fix It

There's a massive security hole in cyberspace and we need to close it<p>The recent scandal involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytical was different than most other breeches, because it wasn't a breech at all. Cambridge Analytica simply walked through the front door, took the data it wanted and then …

Big Data

How I Became a Digital Nomad

ERIC KIM x HENRI NECK STRAPDear friend,I want to share with you the story of how I became a “location independent” “digital nomad”, why I prefer this …

Street Photography

3 Quick Steps to Beautiful Long Exposure Photography

Long Exposure Photography has become a popular niche and one that I often mention. It’s a technique that has the potential to take your photography …

Landscape Photography

4 Prime Lenses You Should Own

If you're in the market for a new camera lens, you're in luck...There are more lenses - and more <i>good</i> lenses available today than ever before.The …

Cameras

10 Hidden Lightroom Features That Can Change Your Editing Life

Sometimes we can use software for years without taking the time to dive deeper and unlock its full potential. Here’s a great 12-minute tutorial by …

Tutorials

Lutify.me Cross-Platform LUTs Are Now Even Better in Lightroom and Camera Raw

A little while ago I showed you a fantastic LUTs pack, called Lutify.me, compatible with most photo and video editing including Capture One, …

Tutorials

Photoshop Basics: What Is Unsharp Mask and How to Use It to Sharpen Your Photos So They Pop (VIDEO)

Here’s a quick Photoshop tutorial video from Run N Gun that explains the basics of the Unsharp Mask tool and why it’s essential to helping you …

Tutorials

A Travel Photographer Teaches Us To Take Pictures At The Coast, In The Forest, And In The Desert

Although landscape photography is beautiful, it often gets obscured by sexy images of influencers. Even in the travel sphere — where images from beautiful locales should reign supreme — the default seems to be focusing on the traveler and not the destination. We understand, and we absolutely love a …

Photography

If your computer has slowed, you might be mining crypto coins for someone else — here's how to stop it

Good news: Virtually all traditional types of malware declined in the past few months. Not so good: mainly because hackers are more interested in using your computer to help them mine cryptocurrencies.<p>It's likely you, or your employer, aren't even aware it's happening. Malware miners latch onto …

Android Phones

Kremlin backers warn of threat of war with U.S. as Syria tensions rise

MOSCOW — In the Kremlin’s telling, this is a country under siege.<p>The United States is considering strikes on Russian ally Bashar al-Assad in Syria, prompting ominous speculation among people close to the Kremlin that such a move could touch off a wider conflict. One scholar who advises the Russian …

Russia

Nikon versus Canon: A Story Of Technology Change

Nikon losing the leadership position to Canon in the market for professional photography is a story involving technology transitions over a period of …

Cameras

If You're A Portrait Photographer You Need To Watch This

If you are a portrait photographer, beginner or professional, the documentary "Darkness and Light" about Richard Avedon should be on the top of your …

Photography

A Star Photographer Breaks Down The Rules For Epic Landscape Pictures

Humans love photography. There is a natural human drive to capture images of those things we find beautiful or emotionally impactful. We fill albums and frames with pics and keep them where we can reflect on the images as we move through our days. We pay to enter galleries and museums full of …

Landscape Photography

The Pentagon Is Planning a Three-Front ‘Long War’ Against China and Russia

(Photo: Royal Navy Media Archive / Flickr)Think of it as the most momentous military planning on Earth right now.Who’s even paying attention, given …

Geopolitics

How to Shoot Landscapes at Blue Hour

<i>Image Credit: Motoji Sekine</i><p>Let's face it...<p>Golden hour gets all the glory, and rightfully so. It's hard to beat those warm, golden tones that …

Landscape Photography

Here’s How to Use Exposure Compensation for Better Landscape Photographs (VIDEO)

The first thing most photographers learn is that a camera’s light meter is calibrated to deliver correct exposures of “average” subjects with a tone …

Compensation

How to Make a Composite Dreamscape in Photoshop with Two Photos

Hey, guys! I’m Jaxson Pohlman. In this post, I’m going to show you how to create a composite dreamscape using two photos in just a few steps using …

Train Passenger Captures Surreal Photos of Hokkaido Blanketed in Snow

Hokkaido, Japan's snow-covered northernmost prefecture, is the magical background for Chinese photographer Ying Yin‘s series <i>Wind of Okhotsk</i>. Inspired by her desire to visit a snowy area, the lush winter scenery, blanketed by white powder, makes for a powerful set of images.<p>Starting in Sapporo, the …

Hokkaido

Gorgeous and Emotional Female Portraits by Kevin Mathison

<b>Kevin Mathison</b> is an professional photographer and retoucher currently based in Torrance, California, USA. Kevin focuses on portraiture, he shoots …

Photography

Here’s How to Capture Sharp Long-Exposure Photos with Tips from a Pro Travel Shooter (VIDEO)

Long-exposure photography at night can be very challenging, especially if you want to capture sharp images. And while we all know that using a tripod …

Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro: A True Competitor to Canon

The Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Lens is an incredible lens which offers the ability to get extremely close to your subjects. Venus Optics has …

Cameras

This may be the scariest thing Donald Trump has said as president

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump has said lots -- and lots -- of controversial things since he started running for office almost three years ago. But, something he said over the weekend -- at a party fundraiser at his Mar-a-Lago resort -- struck me as particularly tone-deaf and dangerous.<p>Speaking …

Donald Trump

American democracy is failing. The courts are finally starting to notice.

Democracy’s lost decade.<p>There is something profoundly wrong with the United States of America’s system of government.<p>For proof, briefly take stock of …

Government

Get Over Yourself, America

The rest of the world couldn’t care less about Donald Trump.<p>For the past few weeks, we’ve been deluged by various retrospectives on Donald Trump’s first year in office. Many made valuable contributions to our understanding of this, shall we say, unique figure in U.S. presidential history. Yet all …

Geopolitics

The End of Empire | United States

The American empire is coming to an end. The U.S. economy is being drained by wars in the Middle East and vast military expansion around the globe. …

‘WTF?’ author Tim O’Reilly says tech and business elites are setting the world up for ‘war and revolution’

O’Reilly’s new book says we have to choose what the future will be.<p>O’Reilly Media founder Tim O’Reilly says he’s trying to prevent a “disaster.”<p>On the latest episode of <b>Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher</b>, O’Reilly explained how the title of his new book, “WTF? What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to …

Great Depression

Here's why a war in Taiwan could be even worse — and more likely — than a war in North Korea

The third and final phase could involve the immensely difficult task of capturing the main island of Taiwan—no easy task given its tight military relationship with America, its professionally trained soldiers, and its rugged mountains and dense jungles.<p>According to leaked and restricted Chinese …

China

Read The Letter Barack Obama Left Donald Trump Upon Leaving Office

Upon leaving office, former President Barack Obama left his successor President Donald Trump a letter that he left on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.<p>Trump vowed to cherish what he called the “beautiful letter” during a swearing-in ceremony for several top administration appointees in …

Donald Trump

Why the oil market should not misread Venezuela

For trading markets every tragedy is a business opportunity. That is the spirit in which parts of the oil market are viewing the continuing trauma in …

Venezuela