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Top 5 Camera Settings For Macro

What’s the first thing you think of when you think macro? For most photographers, it’s the lens, but before she even contemplates framing up a macro …

Macro Photography

10 facts about the Black Death

The Black Death of October 1347 to c1352 is one of the worst catastrophes in recorded history – a deadly plague that ravaged communities across …

World History

Trump Says He Sees The European Union As A 'Foe' Of U.S.

President Trump has said he has "low expectations" ahead of a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, and added that he sees the European Union as a "foe" of the U.S.<p>He made the comments in an interview with CBS that aired on <i>Face the Nation</i>, during a visit to Europe that has tested relations with some …

Donald Trump

How to Take Striking Lightning Photos: 5 Tips

Photographer Pierre T. Lambert was recently in Zion National Park in Utah when a thunderstorm suddenly hit the area. While that was a bummer for his …

Photoshop Basics: What Is Unsharp Mask and How to Use It to Sharpen Your Photos So They Pop (VIDEO)

Here’s a quick Photoshop tutorial video from Run N Gun that explains the basics of the Unsharp Mask tool and why it’s essential to helping you …

Tutorials

Henry the Navigator and the Age of Discoveries

Henry the Navigator (1394 – 1460)<p>On March 4, 1394, Infante Henry, Duke of Viseu, better known as <b>Henry the Navigator</b>, was born. He was an important …

Net neutrality is officially dead

Companies now control the internet, and there's no way to stop them.<p>The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to eliminate its power to …

Chuck Schumer Warns Moderate Democrats Of The Perils Of Voting For GOP Tax Bill

Will the Democratic Senate leader be able to keep his caucus together on taxes?<p>WASHINGTON ― So far, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has been very good at holding his caucus together. Most notably, Democrats stood as one against the GOP’s attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.<p>The …

Trump stays on script but is empty-handed so far

<b>Da Nang, Vietnam (CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump has been relatively disciplined during his tour of Asia so far.<p>Compared with his sharp elbows and unprepared obstinacy in Europe earlier this year, he now seems to be toning himself down. This raises the question: How's that working out for him?<p>It …

Trump absolves Putin and shoots himself in the foot

<b>(CNN) —</b> Until Saturday, President Donald Trump had earned some praise for his trip to Asia. Overall, the visit seemed to go well by the standards we use to evaluate him. There were few unsettling tweets over the past few days, at least relative to his normal routine, and by most accounts the …

Donald Trump

The week in politics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump are seen outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Trump praised the country and its leader during his visit, despite past criticisms of China's trade practices.<p>Andrea Jenkins hugs a supporter as she wins the election for a …

How five great leaders dealt with crisis, and what we can learn from them

In the early 2000s, Nancy Koehn was socked with one personal blow after the next within a three-year period: Her father dropped dead suddenly. Her husband walked out and a terrible divorce ensued. And she was diagnosed with breast cancer.<p>As these “big hunky blocks” of her life were falling around …

Hunter S. Thompson's 9/11 Essay Is Still Chillingly Accurate 16 Years Later

“This is going to be a very expensive war, and Victory is not guaranteed ― for anyone," he wrote.<p>When terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, no one knew exactly what the future would hold.<p>However, writer Hunter S. Thompson turned out to be amazingly prescient.<p>…

National Security

California Sues Trump Administration Over DACA Elimination

More than 200,000 Dreamers live in the state.<p>SAN FRANCISCO ― California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) announced Monday he is suing President Donald Trump’s administration to block it from ending protections against deportation for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented …

Manual Settings for Beginner Photographers

Recently an intern joined me and drove me up the wall with questions about manual settings for photogra​​phy. Questions like ​”What zoom range should …

Shutter Speed

It’s Time for the Lost Cause of the South to Get Lost

The nation has been held back for decades because of Southerners’ dishonest propaganda about the causes of the Civil War. Enough, enough, enough.<p>In …

I've studied the history of Confederate memorials. Here's what to do about them.

The debate over Confederate monuments has been framed by President Donald Trump — and some who share his views — as a fight between those who wish to preserve history and those who would “erase” it. But let us linger on what history we’ll be preserving as long as Confederate memorials stand.<p>The …

Three Editing Mistakes New Photographers Often Make

I find it interesting how often I see new photographers make the exact same editing mistakes I made when I started out. Every photographer who has at …

Trump's take two on Charlottesville attack

**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**<p><b>On the roster: Trump’s take two on Charlottesville attack - Efforts to remove McMaster heat up - Strange struggles entering Alabama primary run off - Team Trump dreads September deadlines - ‘Crazier than a road lizard’</b><p><b>TRUMP’S</b> …

Erick Erickson: Charlottesville violence and the regressive ideas of white supremacists have no place in America

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. As the left-wing social justice warriors have created mobs across America intent on destroying lives for daring to engage in wrong-think, an equal and opposite white supremacist movement has risen up. Both would silence the other side for …

The Sunny F/16 Rule - Digital Photo Magazine

What’s the correct exposure on a normal sunny day? There’s a formula to answer that, don’t you know? The correct answer is a shutter speed of 1/ISO …

Republican strategy on healthcare bill in flux ahead of vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senate leaders aim to hold a procedural vote as early as Tuesday to take up legislation to repeal or replace Obamacare, but it remained unclear which version of the bill senators would vote on.<p>President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans campaigned on a …

Exclusive Interview with Patrick Murphy Racey on α6500

In this exclusive interview, we talk about the new α6500 with a photographer who had one in hand for several weeks prior to its unveiling.<p>Sony …

The best biographies of all 44 presidents — including Donald Trump!

Happy President's Day! What better day to jump into the amazing world of presidential biographies. Our list of the best of the best for all 44 presidents -- culled entirely from reader suggestions is below. We initially compiled the list below in 2012. See a book released since then that merits …

What millennials want from Donald Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mr. Trump, just give us a shot at the American Dream!<p>I am 26 years old, so I came of age during the rise of President Obama. I supported Obama, voted for Obama and I fell victim to his economic malaise. In the shadow of the last eight years, millions of millennials like me just want Trump …

Can Trump talk to the world like he's talked to America?

<b>(CNN) —</b> For some it was never more than a tryst, a brief tango of convenience -- but for most, their love affair with America grew before they really knew it.<p>That first Hollywood hero who saves the world in a movie with a schmaltzy tear-jerker close, or a Disney cartoon, coloring book or jigsaw …

ISIS publicly smashes Syrian artifacts

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS militants reportedly smashed cultural treasures from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, including an artifact dating back to the second century, according to a statement from the group and Syrian state media.<p>A man smuggling at least six ancient statues through Aleppo province was …

5 rules for using the Internet after ‘Heartbleed’

You know the lock icon that pops up next to URLs to tell you a website will keep your information safe? It turns out it has actually left your …

Heartbleed Bug