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How to Use LAB Color in Photoshop to Add Punch to Your Images

Have you ever wished you could stretch out the color palette of your picture? Or that you could separate colors that looked too flat or close …

See Airflow on Camera in This Awesome Harvard Demonstration of Schlieren Optics

Schlieren flow visualization and photography is one of those things that is just too cool. Using an optical trick, it allows a camera to capture, …

Jam Out On A PVC Percussion Organ

You’ve seen them in the street, buskers and musicians performing crazy acts and playing just about every kind of music from Gregorian chants to throwing down on a Didgeridoo. Speaking of weird instruments, PVC pipe drums have been exploding on the street-corner scene in the past few years and the …

Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …

DIY Tip: Using a Shower Curtain as a Diffuser

Sometimes we’re left working with inconsistent or otherwise less-than-ideal light sources. And while we can’t always make bad light good, we can …

Cannabis: Potent Anti-depressant In Low Doses, Worsens Depression At High Doses

A new neurobiological study has found that a synthetic form of THC, the active ingredient in cannabis, is an effective anti-depressant at low doses. …

16 Organizations that Want to Fund Your Photography Project

You have a powerful idea for a photography project, but not all the funds you need to make it happen. Sound familiar?<p>The great news is there are many …

Banksy mania in New York: a diary of thrills, vandals and thieves – in pictures

Every day in October 2013, New York was titillated by a new street art shenanigan courtesy of international man of mystery Banksy. Now, a limited-edition book by Ray Mock, Banksy in New York, chronicles the artist’s month in the Big Apple

Your camera takes great photos!

A phrase that photographers love to hear<p><i>I’ll say straight off the bat, I’m not a pro photographer — but I’m probably just about qualified to write</i> …

A Gorgeous Wooden DIY Pinhole Camera that Carpenters and Photographers Alike Can be Proud Of

We’ve shown off a number of impressive DIY pinhole cameras before, but this one, designed by Scott Yu-Jan, might just take the cake. Made almost …

Tutorial: A Simple Way to Add a Watermark to Your Images Without Ruining Them

Watermarks are a controversial topic. Many believe they ruin your images, and are so easily removed that there’s no point in adding one. Others see …

How Do You Know If You’re Priced Right?

In every business, and every industry, a decision has to be made as to what value a certain product or service holds and what the consumer should be …

Blurred lines: Josef Albers’ rare black and white drawings – in pictures

The Bauhaus teacher and colour theorist is back in black – and has never looked better. A new, first-ever UK exhibition focusing on his black and white drawings, paintings and photographs, shows how the German-American artist's bold, angular works built on the monochrome mania of Matisse and Seurat

Building a Photo Brand From the Ground Up: Tips from Art Wolfe

Art Wolfe has been photographing the natural world for the past thirty years. His work has taken him all over the planet, and many of his adventures …

7 Fabulous Photography Deals and 4 Cool Freebies Only for You

Time flies. Before you even realize it, a week has passed. But it's the day of the week you've all been waiting for (or so we think). It's the …

Tutorial Shows How to Mask Out Hair from a Background in Photoshop

When it comes to masking out and/or selecting hair in an image, be it to remove a background or selectively style it, it’s never an easy task. Even …

5 Reasons Your Photography Isn't Improving

The evolution of a photographer is rarely a linear one. We get better, we get worse, we think we’re improving but we’re not, and then with some luck …

Self-improvement

New Guide: Building Your Outdoor & Adventure Photography Business

Calling all thrill seekers! We’ve partnered up with the folks at G Adventures for our latest guide, Building Your Outdoor & Adventure Photography …

The Essence of Ballet: Ingrid Bugge’s haunting photographs – in pictures

Photographer Ingrid Bugge spent nearly two years in residence with the Danish Royal Ballet and employed digital techniques to capture movement and animate dance sequences. The result is The Essence of Ballet, a collection that showcases the mesmerising illusion of depth in her images

External Battery Hack Lets You Power Your DSLR Continuously for 12+ Hours

Just the other day we shared an awesome ‘hack’ of sorts to get up to nine times as much battery life out of your camera using an external battery. …

Top 12 Image Editing Skills Every Photographer Should Know

Before you start editing, make sure that you have a good image work flow. This means saving originals in a separate place to prevent you from …

Tutorials

Practical Tips to Better Understand Color Control in Post Production

Most of us understand the importance of the color or white balance setting on our camera. It is there to deal with the variations in color from …

Jovana Rikalo – Creative & Artistic Fine Art Portrait Photography

Artistic pictures with sensational concepts and true emotions. <b>Jovana Rikalo</b> is Stunning Fine Art Portrait Photographer from Serbia. These portraits …

Lytro's New 40-Megaray Camera Is Nothing Like Their Previous Toy

Post-production focusing is something that’s gotten a good amount of attention in the past two months, thanks to the new HTC One and Google’s latest …

DIY: How To Build Your Own Ring Light

<i>Meet</i> <b>Jay Russell</b> <i>a.k.a.</i> The Photo Fiend<i>, a self-taught creative portrait photographer based in Calgary. Want to improve your portraits with a full,</i> …

How To Add Realistic Bokeh In Photoshop

I feel it prudent to start off by suggesting that when it comes to DOF, it’s going to be better getting it right in camera. However, not getting it …

Tutorials

How to Do a Nondestructive Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

When you use the Dodge and Burn tools found in the flyout menu of Photoshop, you may be risking your entire image. These tools are destructive, …

Canadian doctor makes anti-Obamacare senator look like a buffoon

<b>Dr. Danielle Martin (screen shot)</b><p>Dr. Danielle Martin, V.P. at Toronto’s Women’s College Hospital, easily refutes a GOPer’s uninformed talking points<p>Elias Isquith<p>March 13, 2014 10:58pm (UTC)<p>Speaking before a Senate subcommittee on Tuesday, Dr. Danielle Martin, vice president at the Women's College …

10 Awesome 100-Year-Old Crafts for Kids

At the dawn of the 20th century, middle class children were less likely than at any time in history to spend their days toiling for survival next to …