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Five Habits Photographers Should Learn

Photography is an art, similar to drawing or painting. There will always be those that are naturally gifted in one media or the other, and the rest …

Landscape Photography

Scientists find black hole spewing iron, nickel in powerful jets

Has a black hole mystery just been solved?<p>Writing in the journal Nature, a team of scientists said it found traces of nickel and iron in the powerful jets shooting out of black hole candidate 4U 1630-47, a small black hole just a few times the mass of our sun. It may help solve a scientific puzzle …

Universe

More Tips on How to Take Sharp Photos

OK, now. Here’s part two of my series on how to take sharp photos – with more tips on keeping your camera steady.<p>“Boscastle” captured by Irek Kimak …

Landscape Photography

3 Simple Ways to Make Sure You're Getting Good Exposures

I’ve always been one of those people that believes we should move away from using the term “correct exposure.” Not that it doesn’t have its place; …

Landscape Photography

A new Dread Pirate Roberts emerges as Silk Road 2.0 rises from the Internet underground

Silk Road 2.0 just came out, and no, this isn’t the movie. The “dark-web” marketplace has been resurrected after its first version was shut down by the FBI last month.<p>Dread Pirate Roberts tweeted the announcement of the new site saying, “You can never kill the idea of #silkroad.” “This is bigger …

Streamnation 2.0 lets you easily share ripped movies with friends

Streamnation (formerly Stream Nation) is one of the most comprehensive solutions we've tested for storing and streaming your photos and videos, and today, it gets a bit better. The service now lets you share movies and TV shows you've ripped to your computer (and then uploaded to the cloud) with …

Understanding The Basics of SLR Photography

Knowing how to use your SLR is not as awkward as it would seem. Imagine that your camera is a box that lets in light. On top of that box is a …

Aperture

Capt. James Kirk To Command Navy's New 'Stealth Destroyer'

Capt. James T. Kirk always got the latest, most advanced ship in Starfleet, so it seems only fitting that the Navy's new stealth destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, is slated to be commanded by none other than Capt. James A. Kirk, USN.<p>We can only speculate about the ribbing the Bethesda, Md., native might …

5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell …

Street Photography

The 20 Most Amazing PCs Ever Made

The personal computer has been a popular household tool for several decades. I’ve been building my own for nearly as long, but aside from being powerful devices for all-manner of tasks, the ability to customize a PC to your personal needs is something that fascinates millions of people the world …

Essentials to Getting Started with Low-Light and Night Photography

Low-light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth …

The Essential Guide To Writing Amazing, Quite Clickable Email Subject Lines

Your path to a better subject lines: Make them super searchable, readily actionable, and possibly edible.<p>When we talk about how to get better at email, we tend to dwell in the body text, which, as we’ve learned, needs to be clearly purposeful, easy to reply to, and, ideally, no more than five …

Traditional Pinup Photos with Splashes of Milk as Clothes Captured with High-Speed Photography

Inspired by the classic pin-ups of the 1940’s and 1950’s, photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz came up with a current version of those iconic …

Furniture

A Look Inside the New Star Alliance Lounge That Opens This Month in LA

A no-sushi guide to food in Japan

You're in Japan. You've eaten more sushi in two days than you have in your whole life and you feel like you consist entirely of raw fish. It's time to try out these spectacular Japanese culinary classics, without a shred of sashimi in sight.<p><b>Tempura</b><p>If your only experience of tempura is …

Japan

Top 10 glamorous A-list destinations

Hoping to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous on your next trip? Unfortunately for any aspiring celeb-spotter, those celebs are stealthy types and really aren't interested in being spotted, so while some getaway locales never change, new under-the-radar destinations keep popping up around the …

Nine Luxury Retreats in California Wine Country (Photos)

Plan your next getaway to one of these luxurious hotels in Napa and Sonoma counties for relaxation and wine.

8 Newcomer Resorts Not to Miss

Fall is finally here, so it's time to put your cool-weather travel plans in motion. Here are eight fabulous, unique, brand-new resorts that are the epitome of wellness traveling at its best.<p><b>1. The Pearl at Rosemary Beach, Florida</b> If you are looking for a purely luxe, romantic getaway, you'll find a …

13 Exotic Hotels For The Trip Of A Lifetime

The travel guide's senior editorial team selects winning hotels from more than 4,000 nominations sent by contributors around the world.<p>The 13 resorts recognized as top Exotic Hideaways — defined as "destination hotels for a trip of a lifetime" — provide unparalleled service in incredible settings, …

Indigenous Peoples

The Best Thing To Eat In 35 Countries Around The World

Quora users set out to answer that question in a thread on the question-and-answer-based website, singling out the most iconic thing to eat in their homelands. We added in some of our own selections.<p>From wiener schnitzel in Austria to feijoada in Brazil to katsudon in Japan, don't miss these 35 …

Wikimedia

How to Reduce Camera Shake - 6 Techniques

Pin It In this classic DPS post (now updated) photographer Natalie explores 6 ways you can hand hold lenses at low apertures and low shutter speeds …

Photography

5 Ways To Step Up Your Editing Game

These days, most photographers spend way more time staring at a computer screen than peering through a viewfinder. Despite this, we sure do spend a …

Gecko Is One Small Step For The Internet Of Things, One Huge Leap For Your Smartphone

The Internet of Things — like true mobile wallets or Internet-connected coffee makers — is on the horizon. It awaits us, a world where all of our devices are connected and communicate with each other in some sort of futuristic circle of life.<p>But as with any major shift in technology, we’re …

Camera Lenses: Narrowing Down the Choices

First of all, what is focal length? According to the textbook definition, “focal length is measured in millimeters (mm), and it represents the …

How to Use Lightroom 5

Apart from its popular photo editing features, Lightroom is a valuable organizational tool for photographers. When using Adobe’s Lightroom 5 for the …

3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed. Your camera’s light meter will guide …

Tutorials

Microsoft's Answer To Apple's Siri May Be Halo's 'Cortana'

I don’t usually dabble into the phone wars here, as I’m far more concentrated on Microsoft vs. Sony vs. Nintendo in the console game, rather than Microsoft vs. Apple vs. Google in the phone OS arena. Sometimes however, there’s crossover in unexpected ways.<p>According to a report for ZDnet, Microsoft …

5 Tips For Photographing Moving Water

All of us have seen those amazing silky cotton candy seaside scenes or milky white waterfalls falling down a rock face. They all look so professional …

Landscape Photography

The Frog That Got Caught in the Crossfire of a Rocket Launch

This brings a whole new meaning to "amphibious vehicle."<p>On Friday evening, NASA's Minotaur V rocket blasted off from its launchpad at a spaceport in Virginia, carrying the LADEE spacecraft on the first leg of its trip from Earth to the moon. The scene that resulted was beautiful. It was inspiring. …