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Test Tower For Magnetic Levitation Elevators Almost Ready

Going up ... and sideways<p>Like something out of <i>Total Recall</i>, the architecture firm ThyssenKrupp wants to build elevators that go up, down, and sideways.<p>How do you test such a contraption? Well, first you have to build a giant Rapunzel-style tower, apparently. ThyssenKrupp announced this week that …

Engineering

Retired Messaging Platform Just.me Reveals Chance, A New App For Random Chats

Mobile messaging app Just.me auctioned off its assets late last year, pre-traction, in order to get out from under its $1.5 million in venture debt. But Just.me, founded by Keith Teare (who also co-founded TechCrunch), won the auction itself using funds from Teare’s incubator Archimedes Labs, …

Essential Development for Lightroom 5

The industry leading photo editing program, Adobe Lightroom 5, can be very powerful once you learn the lay of the land. And presets can help you …

Start Feeling GOOD About YOUR Photography

As I’ve begun teaching others how to edit their photos I’ve begun to realize that a lot of new photographers lack the confidence in their own work. I …

The Truth About HDR Photography - Is It Really That Bad?

The Common Belief About HDR: “I don't usually like HDR images, but yours are great.”<p>This line has been repeated over and over again to HDR …

Tutorials

How to Use Leading Lines for Better Compositions

Leading lines refers to a technique of composition where the viewer of your photos attention is drawn to lines that lead to the main subject of the …

4 Fun Tricks to Enhance Your Photos With Lightroom's Graduated Filter Tool

A few weeks ago I shared some key tips on how to get a lot out of Lightroom by using only a handful of sliders and while this is a great place to …

Tutorials

When and How to Use a Monopod Instead of a Tripod

In George Orwell’s seminal book Animal Farm, the animals in question stated that four legs were better than two. In this article we are going to look …

Videography

Good Ways to Ruin a Fine Photo: #1 Don’t Use a Tripod

Hand holding a camera limits the shutter speed you can use without getting a blurred image. It depends on who’s holding it as some have steadier …

Composing Dynamic Landscape Images

A Guest Post by Todd Sisson from www.sisson.co.nz and author of our Living Landscapes eBook – a guide to taking stunning Landscapes. As a landscape …

Beautiful Landscape Photography by Jesse Summers

Photographer Jesse Summers strives to give his photos a dramatic mood by capturing transient moments of light and shadow, as well as focusing on the …

Photography Basics: Qualities of Natural Light

We all know that we need light to take pictures. If you’re planning to take pictures outdoors during the daytime, you might believe that light is the …

Landscape Photography

6 Accessories to help you Improve your Landscape Photography

At the most basic level, all that you need to take landscape photographs is a camera and a location. One of the reasons that landscape photography is …

Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin: Romania Week

This week I am handing the reigns over to a long time friend, Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin. I met Kathleen at my first Review Santa Fe and we have …