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Uber and Lyft rivals rush to Texas capital after fingerprint fight | Reuters

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - About a half dozen ride-hailing firms have rushed into Texas tech hub Austin after market leaders Uber and Lyft left the city last month in a huff over municipal requirements that they fingerprint drivers.<p>A driver displays Uber and Lyft ride sharing signs in his car …

Transportation

How to Clean a Motorcycle Chain

Chains get dirty. Really dirty. Wiping your chain down with a cleaner-moistened rag works well for removing superficial grime prior to applying fresh …

Become A Better Photographer In Your Spare Time With These 5 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Most of us probably have full time jobs that don't allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we'd like. And, wouldn't …

Photography

6 Things You Can Do to Improve Image Quality Without Spending a Dime

The first instinct most will have when looking to improve image quality is to buy better gear. It's so easy to blame low image quality on your crappy …

New Lightroom HDR

Author Topic: New Lightroom HDR (Read 26524 times)<p>« <b>on:</b> April 22, 2015, 08:57:33 AM »<p>Not a big time HDR guy, but the new HDR merge in Lightroom CC is …

How to Make Your Black-and-White Images Pop With Lightroom 6

What we know today as the process of photography had its start at the beginning of the 19th century. Back then, the process was really complicated. …

MC Garage Video: How To Replace Your Motorcycle Chain & Sprockets

Your bike's chain and sprockets have a tough job to do, and it's not like they get to work in a very clean environment. So even if you're diligent …

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: Getting a Grip on the Pen Tool

Welcome to our Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a minute!The Pen ToolEver …

Graphics

20 Essential Motorcycle Films

Reading time: about 6 minutes.<p>American<br>• Art<br>• Films<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Vintage<p>This list of 20 motorcycle films is a collection of my personal favourites, it …

Travel the World With a Backpack | The Art of Manliness

All images taken by Dave Danzeiser.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post by David Danzeiser.</i><p>I hung up the phone with the travel agent. I had just …

Backpacking

How to Make a 'Round Trip' in Lightroom (LR to Photoshop, Back to LR)

Adobe’s Lightroom is an incredibly powerful tool incorporating perhaps 80-90% of all the tools that we photographers generally need. There are …

Tutorials

A Few Tips On Protecting Your Camera In Bad Weather | Chase Jarvis

I’m currently in England for the next few weeks and for those who are in this hemisphere, autumn is here. If you look outside and squint your eyes, …

Trends

Applying Extreme Sharpening in Photoshop

<b>Excerpt from The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers</b>High Pass sharpening is sometimes called “extreme sharpening,” and that’s really a …

Tutorials

Tips for Sharpening Your Images the Right Way

Just so you are not misled in any way, let me make it clear that this won’t be a Photoshop tutorial on using any particular sharpening method. It …

How to Easily Improve Your Skies in Adobe Lightroom

These two techniques are very useful for making quick and easy adjustments to dull looking skies. As with all digital images, you will degrade the …

67 Shots and Link That Will Keep Photography Addicts Busy for Hours

Another wonderful week in the world of photography has just passed us by, and we find Toad Hollow Photography looking in all corners of the internet …

How to Use Channel Mixer in Photoshop to Create Amazing Black and White Images

In the early days of digital, one of the biggest criticisms was that black and white images were nowhere near as good as their film based …

6 Ways to Stay Motivated and Inspired with Your Photography

<i>Pedro Quintela is a history teacher, talented photographer, and one of the most motivational people on 500px. His latest piece of sage advice,</i> …

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

Higher Education

Create Perfect Portraits in Lightroom Using These 6 Classic Retouch Techniques

With portraiture, what you see is not always what you want to get. Even the very best portrait with the perfect model will often need some form of …

Tutorials

Photographic Inspiration: 30 Links to Amazing Images and Photography Articles

It has been another wonderful week in the fascinating world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy searching all over the …

Landscape Photography

Pico is a Tiny Time-Lapse Trigger That Boils Everything Down to a Single Button

There are more time-lapse triggers out there than I can count on my hands and toes, but there’s no doubt that there are few, if any, as simple as …

23 More eBooks For Photographers That Are Completely Free

The internet is a wealth of information. So much information, in fact, that it can be a real pain trying to sort the useful from the not-so-useful. A …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Video: A CGI Artist’s Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Composition

The basic rules of composition apply to almost every visual art there is, be it photography, painting or graphic design. Whether it’s the rule of …

23 Free Photography E-Books

You've seen them appear in some of our earlier posts on freebies. But today we decided to put all the eBooks together (and many more!) in a single, …

Building the Right PC for Your (Serious) Photography Needs

First of all, I must say that I am a PC guy. Many photographers choose iMacs over PCs for the “stability” and such, but I haven't seen big difference …

25 Most Useful Photography Cheat Sheets – Part1

Here we have collected some very useful Photography Cheat Sheets. I am sure, these diagrams will be very useful for beginners and amateur …

These 6 Essential Composition Skills Can Turn You Into a Really Good Photographer

Composition isn't just about knowing where to place elements in a frame. It isn't just about finding lines that lead to your subjects, or identifying …

Landscape Photography

Dodging and Burning to Create More Effective Black and White Images

With the huge assortment of software and plugins you have at your disposal these days, the photo processing technique of burning and dodging is …

Shooting Time-Lapse Photography at Night - Photography Tutorial