Franci Strmecki

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Tips To Improve Your Photos

The video has some great points with practical tips on how to get your creative juices flowing and basically setting yourself up with some barriers …

How to Edit Landscape Skies in Lightroom

Have you ever wondered how to bring out the detail in your overexposed sky without ruining the whole image? A problem you may run into taking …

Lightroom

10 Different Ways You Can Use a Single Softbox

When you’re just starting out in photography, you may not have a lot of money to invest in putting together a high-end arsenal of studio lighting …

Judge Says Man Had Right to Shoot Down Drone That Was Invading His Privacy

Back in July, we reported that 47-year-old William H. Merideth of Hillview, Kentucky, had gotten arrested for using a shotgun to shoot down a …

Judge rules Kentucky man had the right to shoot down his neighbor’s drone

A Kentucky man who shot down a drone flying near his property has been cleared of all charges by a local judge. William Merideth was originally cited for criminal mischief and wanton endangerment after shooting the drone out of the air in July this year, but Judge Rebecca Ward ruled that he was …

Judge says drone was invading the privacy of the man who shot it

William Merideth, the man from Kentucky who shot down a drone earlier this year, told <i>WDRB</i> that he felt vindicated after a district judge dismissed the charges against him, even if the accuser can still take the case before a grand jury. He was originally charged for firing his gun within city …

DJI Phantom 3 Standard is the drone you're looking for

We face the very real possibility that drone flying as a hobby may be coming to an end or at least an extended pause due to new regulations. That …

US Announces the Upcoming Federal Drone Registry: Register or Face ‘Consequences’

The Obama administration announced today that it will be creating the first ever federal drone registry to reign in the wild wild west of drone …

Israeli Contractor Rafael Shows Off Anti-Drone Laser In Korea

Cheap drones destroyed in pricey ways<p>At a South Korean defense technology expo earlier this week, Israel’s defense manufacturer Rafael showed off its Iron Beam anti-drone laser system. While not yet deployed, the system is likely to become a standard feature of defenses in years to come, as …

6 Tips for Creative Family Portraits

If you’ve been assigned to photograph a family on holiday or on an outing, it’s both a challenge and a wonderful opportunity. It’s a challenge …

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10 Easy Tricks to Improve Your Indoor Photography

Taking the perfect photograph is much like painting a masterpiece, composing a symphony, or writing an epic novel. It’s one of the hardest things …

Living Rooms

How to Freeze Action with External Flash

Smashing wine glasses together isn’t just about making a colorful mess; it’s about getting the settings on your flash and your camera perfect to …

9 Photo Composition Tips, As Seen in Photographs by Steve McCurry

<b>Rule of Thirds</b>: Place points of interest on the intersections and important elements along the lines<p><b>Leading Lines</b>: Use natural lines to lead eyes …

Garden Flower Photography Tips

Short of ideas and inspiration when you want to go out and shoot some photographs? If you have a garden, then step outside your door and into a world …

Landscape Photography

Controlling Color, Exposure, and Blurriness in Photography

With summer upon us, soon your family vacation time will also be here. During your trip, wouldn’t you like your digital photos to look just like the …

Shutter Speed

'Nobody cares any more': the relatives looking for flight MH370

It’s nearly a year since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished – and despite an international rescue operation, no trace of it has emerged. Could relatives of the missing passengers solve modern aviation’s biggest mystery for themselves?<p>A year ago, on 8 March 2014, an American schoolteacher named …

6 Tips to Avoid Laziness in Your Photography

Once the first flushes of our photographic journey have worn off, a certain laziness can creep in. This can manifest itself in a slight arrogance …

12 Photo Effects You Should Know About

When a program contains over a thousand photo effects, the thought of choosing just one might seem like a daunting task, unsuited for the indecisive. …

What Does The Drone Industry Think Of The FAA’s New Rules?

The good, the bad, and the glacially slow<p>The Federal Aviation Administration did something rather remarkable on Sunday: they proposed a new set of drone rules. For years, drone hobbyists and businesses have been left in limbo, flying in unregulated skies and wondering whether they were …

Fascinating Explanation of Quadrant Composition in Cinema

If you didn't see the 2011 action film "Drive," directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, you should definitely check it out. Apart from it gratuitous …

Filmmaking

Caroline Ross: The Basics of Boudoir Photography

<i>All images by Caroline Ross. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Caroline Ross hails from Vancouver and is a wedding and portrait photographer. What …

How to Read a Histogram

The histogram is a readout of information that tells you things that you won’t necessarily see in the image that you shoot. If you know anything …

Color Management

How to Use a Tripod (and When)

We’ve all seen them. The professional photographer – a rare breed dressed in a safari vest with countless pockets, a fanny pack (I mean, seriously? …

Flower Photography Tips and Techniques

To succeed at flower photography, you won’t need any fancy equipment, but you will need to pay attention to detail. If you want to take beautiful …

10 Tips & Tricks for Better Portrait Photography

We love to look at stunning portraits. The subject may be our friend, family member, a model, or a perfect stranger. A well taken portrait tells us …

How to Make Use of Different Lighting Options in Macro Photography

The appeal of macro photography should be obvious to most, whether you’ve ever made a macro photograph or not — it’s all about the wonder and …

6 Tips for Beautiful Candid Photography

Candid photography focuses on what the subject is naturally doing and not on what the subject must be doing. It is a photo similar to that of a …

Macro Photography on a Budget

Close-up and macro photography continue to be popular with shooters of all levels. Practical applications include product detail shots, food …