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How to Create A Great Composite Portrait - Part 2: Photoshop Compositing

Previously I’ve talked about preparing and shooting your images for the composite. If you missed it, click here.<p>Once the images are uploaded in …

Understanding Aperture for Beginners

Aperture is just one setting that makes up your exposure, but once you understand it you can drastically change how your image looks. In this video …

Landscape Photography

How to use flash to freeze motion

<i>We make it rain indoors and pop some flash as we show you how to use flash to freeze motion and get intense results!</i>• Aperture: ƒ/8<br>• Camera: NIKON …

This is What Adobe’s Dehaze Slider Does to Photos of the Night Sky

Adobe’s new Dehaze slider has been wowing photographers since it was launched for Lightroom and Adobe Camera RAW last month. We’ve seen what it can …

5 Pieces of Free Post Production Software for Photographers

Free software. In the past, this phrase to many of us suggested, poor quality, clunky and inefficient. Time have changed however and in the …

Software

How Do You Motivate Kids To Stop Skipping School?

It seems like a no-brainer: Offer kids a reward for showing up at school, and their attendance will shoot up. But a recent study of third-graders in a slum in India suggests that incentive schemes can do more harm than good.<p>The study, a working paper released by the Hong Kong University of Science …

Students

Alien Spaceships Traveling At Near Light Speeds Will Still Be Visible

So at least we'll see them coming<p>Aliens traveling at near the speed of light won’t go undetected, according to two researchers at Raytheon. Posted on the <i>arXiv</i>, their paper argues that fast-traveling vehicles will still be visible, thanks to the way they interact with photons.<p>Near-light travel isn’t …

Photons

Lockheed Laser Destroys A Truck From A Mile Away

Lasers versus trucks: The future of war is a Transformers movie<p>We are undeniably living in the future. Today, the evidence is this glowing-red hole burnt straight through a truck’s engine by a high-powered laser at a distance of one mile Released this week, the above photo shows just what Lockheed …

Aviation

An Algorithm That Can Distinguish Beautiful Portraits From Ugly Ones

Could machines be trained to tell the difference between a beautiful portrait photo and a not-so-pleasing one? Beauty is pretty subjective, but …

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Literature

Norman Doidge: the man teaching us to change our minds

When you pick up a bestseller that announces “this book will change your life”, or which, say, claims to be full of “mind-bending, miracle-making, reality-busting stuff”, what are your first instincts? Do you think “wow!” or “whoa”? In a bookshop, faced with a choice of browsing, do you turn most …

The Brain

Science Is Beautiful: The Human Body Under The Microscope

A new book showcases the magnificent micro-world<p><i>Science Is Beautiful</i>, a new book by Colin Salter, is a compilation of images that show what the human body looks like under a microscope. With an artistic eye, the book showcases cells, microbes, and more. Here are some of our favorite images from</i> …

E.coli

Sir Winston Churchill's relative implored him not to convert to Islam

Future sister-in-law warned Churchill against his tendency to glamourise Eastern culture<p>Sir Winston Churchill's family urged him not to convert to …

Nasa releases footage of x-class solar flares - video

Nasa releases footage from the Solar Dynamics Observatory that shows the sun emitting x-class solar flares. X-class flares are the most intense; however, humans are safe because the flares cannot pass through the Earth's atmosphere, although they can disrupt communications

Satanic display at Florida Capitol damaged

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's Capitol has displayed a Pabst Blue Ribbon Festivus pole, atheist banners and even a tribute to the Flying …

Jinn, Sex, Atheism Strike Egyptian Media

Who would have thought dabbling in the supernatural could become a serious accusation leveled against Egyptian media? In today's topsy-turvy environment, all bets are off.<p>"While Egyptians await the outcome of due dates that will be decisive to their country's political and economic future, the …

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 …

“My goal is to make images that are familiar and dreamlike, evocative of an almost unreachable memory.”–Vanessa Marsh 

<i>“My goal is to make images that are familiar and dreamlike, evocative of an almost unreachable memory.”–Vanessa Marsh</i><p>In photography, as in all forms of art, one must travel their own path. Seeing the work of Vanessa Marsh for the first time, I immediately sensed that this young, Oakland-based artist was following a particular vision. It’s refreshing to see images that ask us to slow down, look and ponder what we see.<p>Her work, which combines a variety of techniques including drawing, sculpture …

Hands-on Photo Tip: Single Exposure Blending

In this Hands-on Photo Tip, I will show you how to develop two separate versions of a single RAW image file and blend them together in Photoshop. One …

Tutorials

The Business of Style

Recently, I was looking through a photo gallery of a potential new hire and was a bit dismayed by her use of a particular photo enhancement editing …

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 …

Photography