Ed Szymanski

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How I Shot Portraits at the Canadian Football League Awards Ceremony

I have found it difficult to specialize in one genre of photography as a full-time photographer in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Winnipeg is considered …

2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe First Drive – Review

AMG beat its path to high-performance credibility with a hammer. The German speed shop’s first street car, the 355-hp 1987 Mercedes-Benz AMG Hammer sedan, set the record for the world’s fastest production four-door at 178 mph, then set the pace for the subsequent 30-year parade of raucous, …

Mercedes-Benz

Your Car, Sir: How Ultra-High-End Car Buying Is Different

Visit an ultra-luxury brand’s showroom, and you’ll find the espresso machine is always on, the sales representative likely knows your social media profile, and a complementary bouquet—with blooms to match your new car’s paintwork—is going home with you at delivery time.<p>Yes, mass-market brands …

Aston Martin

The Sony A7SII Review. The King of The Night gets updated.

<b>The Sony A7SII Review. The King of The Night gets updated.</b><p><b>By Steve Huff</b><p>It seems that every time I sit down to write a review lately it is for a new …

Cameras

Ferrari Offers Engine Partnership to Desperate Red Bull F1 Team [Update]

Sergio Marchionne has a proposal to save now-engineless Red Bull, but he's not exactly offering to share Scuderia's powerplants.<p>Before Formula One switched to its current turbocharged, smaller engines, Red Bull and Renault were a force to be reckoned with. But Renault struggled with the switch, …

Sergio Marchionne

Brabus Rocket 900 Desert Gold Edition: An 888-hp, 885-lb-ft S-class Sedan

Difficult as it is to comprehend, some people believe the twin-turbocharged, V-12–powered Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG doesn’t have enough gristle.<p>We know, right? I mean, BMW refuses to build a 7-series-based M7 because it doesn’t think such a car fits their brand, yet there so many customers looking for …

naughty

Six Reasons Why You Should Live in an RV During Your 20s

Some days living in an RV drives me crazy. It's a small space, dishes pile up after a single meal, and you have to constantly dump your own... well, you know.<p>However, on the better days of living in an RV I feel grateful. I feel gratitude because I "own my home" at 24 years old. I don't have a …

PRESS RELEASE: HoldFastGear releases the Sightseer Sling Strap

<b>PRESS RELEASE: HoldFastGear releases the Sightseer Sling Strap</b><p>Allright! Here is a new strap release that looks fantastic. I am a big fan of …

Daily Inspiration # 877 By Alexander Graah

Hi Steve and Brandon,<p>Big fan of your site here. My name is Alexander Graah, I live in Sweden and I shoot because it’s something I enjoy – I am not a …

AAA study ranks mental distraction of using iPhone voice commands on the road vs other platforms

In its continued research into distracted driving, the American Automobile Association (AAA) today published the results of its latest study that aimed to show the level of mental distraction related to using voice commands on the road. The study included using the iPhone’s Siri voice commands for …

Buick

Creating Photoshop Composites for a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4×4 Brochure

Mercedes-Benz Canada commissioned me in 2014 to shoot photos for the 2014 Sprinter lineup. In addition to those photos, I was also asked to piece …

7 Things You Need to Think About Before Pressing the Shutter

Have you ever spent a day shooting a wedding or walking through a city doing street photography or hiking trails in search of the perfect landscape? …

Landscape Photography

What's the Diff?: We Put Torque-Vectoring to the Test – Feature

From the October 2015 issue<p>The Japanese say torque vectoring reduces steering effort. The Germans will tell you that these trick differentials increase dynamism (whatever that means). And the Americans—just now getting started with the upcoming Ford Focus RS—claim it provides for “unmatched …

Nissan

13 Annoying Email Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Top executives reveal their chief complaints about the email they receive.<p>How good are you at email? We all complain about getting too much of it, and we all try to cut down the time we spend on it. Yet in our email-driven business world, it remains a primary form of communication, something we …

Productivity

These Are the New Rules of Car Buying

In an age of painless online shopping, why do we keep buying vehicles at dealerships?<p>According to market-research firm J.D.Power, more than a quarter of the 16 million new-car purchases in the U.S. last year were made by that tech-savvy group known as millennials at honest-to-goodness dealerships. …

Photographer Lois Greenfield and Her Old-Fashioned Approach to ‘Moving Stills’

Photographer Lois Greenfield has spent the past 35 years of her photographic career exploring the idea of movement and its expressive potential in …

The Next 10 Years Of Automation And What It Might Mean For The Job Market

After decades of subtle developments that largely went unnoticed by much of the working world, artificial intelligence (AI) has taken center stage in the last 2-3 years as a “hot” technology.<p>From Google’s surge of acquisitions (DeepMind, Boston Dynamics, etc.), to increased venture capital …

5 Cheap Travel Gadgets You Need in Your Carry-On

<i>By Kristen Mitchell for the CheapTickets Travel Blog</i><p>When you're prepping for a flight there's a few things you always know to bring: a few magazines or a book to keep you busy, headphones to listen to music or drown out any annoying neighbors and a phone charger. These are crucial, but there is so …

15 American habits I lost when I moved to Australia

1. Using a clothes dryer.<p>Yes, it helps that it’s pretty much sunny and hot every day in Australia’s Gold Coast, but rarely did I use a dryer for my …

Burger King

NASA Unveils Over 8,000 More Retro Photos From The Heyday Of Space Exploration

Give astronauts a camera and turns out they’ll document dazzling photos of the Earth, spacecrafts in orbit, the moon’s deep craters, plus a few shots of mundane matters like brushing their teeth and shaving. A rare few have made it into outer space but thanks to NASA’s initiative to make the cosmic …

How to Book Insurance for a Foreign Rental Car

<b>Q: I’m renting a car abroad. Should I get collision insurance through the rental agency or my credit card? —Hannah W., Portland, Ore.</b><p><b>A:</b> Domestically, …

Personal Finance

Don’t Disparage New York City’s Desnudas—Celebrate Them

Nobody’s better at “back in my day” than a New Yorker. The city was better, realer, cooler once upon a time, they love to tell you, before X terrible …

Club Photography Workflow Case Study (Part 1)

This article will be the first in a series of articles detailing the way I manage club photography.<p>I'm aware that club photography might not be the …

Photography

What I Learned Processing 164 Rolls of Film After Waiting a Year

I recently stopped into the Costco in Mountain View, California with 164 rolls of Kodak Portra 400. You should’ve seen the look of the staff— it was …

Street Photography

The Top 15 Places To See In Your Lifetime

Wanderlust.<p>Good news, travelers: your ultimate bucket list is here.<p>Lonely Planet released its list of the Top 50 places to visit on Monday, and we're already packing our bags. The list is an excerpt from the company's upcoming book, <i>Ultimate Travel: The 500 Best Places on the Planet...Ranked</i>, <i></i>which …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google has revealed the name of the next version of Android - Marshmallow.</b> The mobile operating system follows a candy-centric naming system, and Android 6.0 will be no exception.<p><b>2. Facebook has revamped its "Notes" tool in an attempt to be your next blogging platform.</b> It now looks a lot more …

Jeff Bezos

8 Easy Ways to Become a Better Photographer

The mindful photographer should be concerned not only with acquiring skills but, more importantly, mastering those skills. Skill mastery is better …