AJ Johnston

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Nighttime Photos Capture the Jersey Shore Like You’ve Never Seen it Before

When you think of the Jersey Shore what are the first things that come to mind? The beach? The ocean? The amusement park rides? Summer? But there is …

Using Aperture Blending to Control Motion

For outdoor photography, there’s a very easy way to achieve motion blur effects AND get great image quality at the same time without using an ND …

7 awesome ways to creatively use your on-camera flash.

Do you ever feel the need to have an artificial light source when photographing? You don’t have to look any further, as you probably already have a …

Landscape Photography

How Photos Can Make Strangers A Little Less Strange

As any street-savvy third-grader knows, you're not supposed to talk to strangers. It's dangerous, it's rude and in a place like New York City ("You talkin' to me?!") it might get you clocked in the nose.<p>Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the Humans of New York blog, has ignored that …

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 …

Tutorials

Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo: All day charger for mobile gadgets

I bought this USB charging unit because I have a lousy sense of direction. I get lost in buildings and in cities, even ones I’m familiar with. My …

‘Star Trek’-Inspired Teleportation Prank Fools Shoppers In A Mall

<b>To celebrate</b> the release of ‘<i>Star Trek Into Darkness</i>’ on its service, movie and TV steaming company Blinkbox decided to play a ‘teleportation’ prank …

500px Blog

Groom Wears Glasses Camera to Capture Wedding from His Point of View

When technology and marketing director Michael Kammes got married to the love of his life earlier this year, he wanted to capture some footage from a …

Podcasters

New podcasters<p>$9.99 per month<p>For individual podcasters looking for<p>ad-freeoptions:<p>Publish up to 5 episodes per month<br>• Up to 10,000 plays per …

5 Daily Habits for Effective Social Media Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The number of recommended actions and suggested tasks that social media managers must engage in can seem downright overwhelming. Not only are you supposed to update dozens of different profiles every day, you have to connect with …

Marketing

Optimizing Your Social Media Indiscretions at Job Interviews

Interviewing for a job is stressful enough without worrying about how your youthful indiscretions factor into the picture.<p>At least your parents had …

Striped Photographs Created Entirely In-Camera by Painting the Set

At first glance, these photos by London-based photographer Benedict Morgan don’t seem like anything special. That is, until you find out that what …

36 Cool Photography Tuts and Articles That Will Rock Your Week

As another wonderful week passes us by, Toad Hollow Photography has been looking everywhere online for the very best links to tutorials, special …

How to do Bokeh

Creative photography often involves using a variety of techniques to add dramatic effects to a photograph. One such technique is referred to as bokeh …

Baby talk: newborns recall words heard in the womb, research shows

Don't save the baby talk until you've got a newborn to coo at: new research offers provocative evidence that an unborn fetus can not only hear sounds from the outside world, but is actually capable of recalling specific words in the days following birth.<p>In a study out of the University of Helsinki …

20 Ideas of How to Recycle Wine Bottles Wisely

Pretty much everyone loves wine and has a huge supply of all kinds of wines in their home, including empty wine bottles. Some people consider these …

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Have You Ever Seen Long Exposure Photos of Ferris Wheels?

The original Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. as a landmark for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition …

The 17 Greatest Wedding Photobombers Of All Time

Done by the masters of the photobomb: animals, of course.

Weddings

CHART OF THE DAY: iPhone Buyers Are Younger, Richer, And Better Educated Than Samsung Smartphone Buyers

For the past couple of years, Samsung has been mocking Apple in its advertising.<p>One of the overt messages delivered repeatedly is that Apple's iPhone is no longer hip. It is for old dorks. Samsung is for the hipsters, says the advertising.<p>Well, the latest data from Consumer Intelligence Research …

Mobile

Graft Concepts Wants To Be The Swiss Army Knife Of iPhone Cases

Card slots. A bottle opener. Pepper spray. Defense against a .50 caliber bullet. Whatever you might need on the go, people are thinking of ways for you to integrate it right into your iPhone case.<p>But Y Combinator startup Graft Concepts is trying to cover all your basic needs with one case, using a …

Valuable Tips for Autumn Photography

Autumn is a season that provides a golden opportunity to take beautiful shots in varied colors. And what else could be the perfect subjects for your …

Landscape Photography

We should be worried about how internet companies are getting people to part with their money, not their privacy

Say you, like me, went to bed a little early last night. And when you woke up this morning, you decided to catch the episode of the Daily Show that you missed. So you pointed your browser over to thedailyshow.com, and there, as you expected, is John Oliver. But there’s something else there too, at …

University of Washington

Manslaughter charge turns to murder after prosecutors examine suspect's tweets

A series of tweets have helped upgrade a California resident's vehicular manslaughter charge into a charge of murder because of their morbid tone. The <i>Oakland Tribune</i> reports that 18-year-old Cody Hall received the initial charge late last month for allegedly hitting and killing a bicyclist with a …