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Conan O'Brien Plays Mario Kart 8 With Seth Rogen and Zac Efron

Late night talk show host and comedian Conan O'Brien has brought Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 onto tonight's Clueless Gamer Segment. He was joined by actors Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, who raised the stakes on the races with some classic frat house-style antics. Without spoiling too much, the video …

Nikon D5 DSLR records 4K video, D500 has 'always-on' smartphone connectivity

LAS VEGAS — Nikon's done playing second fiddle to Canon in the DSLR game.<p>After months of speculation and teasing, the camera company finally …

Cameras

Idaho man finds art in back hair

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — One man's back hair is another man's canvas.<p>At least that's how Mike Wolfe, 35, of Nampa, Idaho, has decided to approach manscaping.<p>Wolfe tells KTVB-TV (http://bit.ly/1RbVtWe) that after years of feeling ashamed of his body hair, he asked a friend in 2008 to trim an American …

How to: Make a 3D Paper Reindeer Head

If you're looking for a project to keep your hands busy while watching "Elf" on repeat and stuffing your face with candy canes, check out this DIY …

3 Simple Ways to Hang a Portrait Backdrop

Setting up backdrops need not be a gladiatorial fight unto death with C-stands, clamps, tape, and the backdrops themselves. There are easier ways to …

10 reasons to get excited about design in 2016

Despite a fast rise to prominence, digital design is still a relatively youthful field of study.<p>As such there’s always a level of excitement surrounding new user interfaces. Of course, a front-end developer who spends hours trying to get a button to do what it’s supposed to might disagree, but in …

The New and Improved Way to Quickly Transfer Photos from Your DSLR to Your iPhone

For the last few years I have found many different ways to transfer photos from my DSLR straight to my iPhone for instant editing and sharing on …

iPhone 5

These Steps Will Help You Nail Focus Every Time

Is there anything that can’t be fixed in post? Thanks to the brilliance of Lightroom, Photoshop, and other similar applications, one could easily …

Atmosphere Aerosol Spray is Like a Tiny Fog Machine for Your Camera Bag

Atmosphere Aerosol is a new aerosol spray for photographers and filmmakers that essentially serves as a fog machine that you can easily carry around …

Metal Gear Solid 5's secret 'nuclear disarmament' event has begun, Konami says

A secret event inside <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i> can now be triggered, Konami has revealed, once a set of very specific conditions are met, one of them being the complete nuclear disarmament of everyone on the same regional server.<p>Nuclear weapons are owned and developed at a player's …

What’s in NatGeo Photographer Jim Richardson’s iPhone?

“In the camera bag” columns have been a staple of photo industry journalism for years, and we certainly haven’t been immune to showing off the goods …

Opinion: The humble MacBook Air is a secret workhorse

I’ve long recommended the MacBook Air to friends who want something a little more capable than an iPad but don’t need their machine to do any heavy lifting. But recent experience has now led me to go rather further …<p>I’ve written at length about why I’m doggedly sticking to my four-year-old 17-inch …

MacBook Air

Inside Apple's perfectionism machine

Inside Apple's perfectionism machine<p>Inside Apple's perfectionism machine<p>CUPERTINO, California — In retrospect, it was easy to miss — a bit of …

Apple

Caffeine Makes For Busy Bees, Not Productive Ones

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>A caffeinated bee is a busier bee. It’ll work harder to find food, and to communicate the location of said food to other bees. It will, however, misjudge the quality of the food it finds, and so make its colony less productive. The irony of writing …

Honey Bees

Portraits of People Lost in Invisible Device Screens

Photographer Eric Pickersgill has a photo project that has the Web abuzz this week. Titled “Removed,” it shows what smartphones and tablets have done …

Photography

Here’s What Edgar Allan Poe Wrote About the Birth of Photography in 1840

Did you know that when the daguerreotype was announced back in 1839, one of the people who wrote about the new groundbreaking technology was the …

Edgar Allan Poe

Jony Ive says Steve Jobs films are hijacking his legacy

For Apple design chief Jony Ive, remembering the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is not possible without understanding the context of how we worked. It's been four years since Jobs' death, the anniversary for which was earlier this week. Ive said today at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit …

TinyMOS Aims to Be the GoPro of Astrophotography

The Tiny1 is a new camera that’s being developed by a three-person startup called TinyMOS over in Singapore. The tiny aluminum-bodied camera aims to …

Imaging

Wedding Photographers Reveal Their Earliest Photos to Show How Far They’ve Come

Confucius once said that “the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” Well, the journey of a thousand weddings begins with one photograph. …

This is the Kit You'll Need for Low Light Photography

We photographers love a bit of low light photography. Whether it be a bright, neon lit cityscape or a subtle dusk landscape, low light can convey a …

Review: The Peak Design CaptureLENS Helps Change Lenses Faster Than Ever Before

Peak Design is a photographic accessory company that never seems to run out of new and exciting ideas to improve the everyday lives of photographers. …

4 Techniques for Enhancing Details in Your Images

Often, you will find yourself trying to get out some of the fine details in your images to give it more punch. Details enhancement is typically done …

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. …

Over 1,500 Free 4K Stock Video Clips, All Courtesy of a Single Cinematographer

Mitch Martinez is a Philadelphia-based director of photography and cinematographer. Over the past 2.5 years, he has been working on building a free …

This online blob game has reduced me to a shell of a man

To blob or not to blob<p>I started playing an online game called agar.io a few weeks ago, and by now it's swallowing up almost all my leisure time. I've stopped reading, watching movies — it's weird! I probably have a few more weeks until my interest burns out, or my loved ones get worried enough to …

Improvement Ink

How to Capture Beautifully-Lit Wedding Ring Photos with a Cheap LED Light

Wedding photographer Paul Keppel created this helpful 3-minute video tutorial on how he goes about shooting consistent wedding ring photos using a …

How to Get Professional Product Photographs With a Single Light Source

Not too long ago I was asked to take some pictures of a few products for a fashion blogger to review. Despite my shortage of experience in the …

Learn From the Masters: Lesson #4 Don’t Crop

“If you start cutting or cropping a good photograph, it means death to the geometrically correct interplay of proportions. Besides, it very rarely …

This is What Adobe’s Dehaze Slider Does to Photos of the Night Sky

Adobe’s new Dehaze slider has been wowing photographers since it was launched for Lightroom and Adobe Camera RAW last month. We’ve seen what it can …