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Camera Settings for Shooting Portraits - Sony Alpha a7lll, A7RIII and A9

5 hacks for the Sony a7 series to make your shooting easier

This is just a short selection of tricks which make it easier to use your Sony a7 series camera.1. Use DRO to see into the shadows<i>final image/</i> …

Cameras

Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G sample images

<b>See high-resolution sample images from the impressive Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G ultra-wide full-frame lens</b><p>The Sony FE 12-24mm F4 G (model SEL1224G) is one …

Cameras
Street Photography

How to Cut Your Photo Editing Time in Half

Editing photos after a shoot can be extremely time-consuming, especially if you have not spent some time optimizing your workflow. If you’d like to …

Tutorials

Instagram Created a Monster: A No B.S. Guide to What’s Really Going On

I remember how excited I was when I first started posting on Instagram. I finally had a platform to get my work seen, tell my stories, share my life …

Starting from Scratch: Becoming a Photographer in Your 30s

You’ve probably seen photographer Sean Tucker‘s work around, on <i>PetaPixel</i> if nowhere else, but did you know he didn’t start his photographic journey …

How a photographer snapped that brilliant photo of Usain Bolt

It's arguably THE shot of the games so far. The world's fastest man, doing his thing a full stride or two ahead of the rest of the group, shooting a …

30 Inspiring Street Photographers To Motivate You to Shoot in 2016

<i>All images used with permission from the photographers in our interviews. Lead image by Jamel Shabazz.</i><p>Street photographers are numerous on the …

Vivienne Gucwa (@travelinglens)

Faces: Telling a Story Through Portrait Lighting

<i>All images by Joel Locaylocay. Used with permission.</i><p><i>Photo Essays is a series on the Phoblographer where photographers get to candidly speak their</i> …

Shutter Speed

5 Exercises That’ll Help You Fall in Love with Photography All Over Again

<i>All the photos in this post are by Luis Valadares, a young 500pxer from Portugal who is in the middle of a really cool “Love Photography” 365 project</i> …

6 Top Tips For Photographing Rooftops and Cities

<i>Jennifer Bin is city and street photographer based in Shanghai. She is best known for her work with capturing strong symmetry, sharp geometry,</i> …

Review: Captain Morgan Sherry Oak Finish Spiced Rum

Wait a second? Finished rum? Finished, <i>spiced</i> rum? This bizarre and wholly unexpected product from, of all places, Captain Morgan, borrows from the …

Review: Below Deck Ginger Rum

Portland’s Eastside Distilling, which makes the awesome Double Barrel Bourbon, recently launched a line of four naturally-flavored rums. We got a …

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Perfect Mojito

Mojito. Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman.<p>I love the clean and pure daiquiri, nothing more than a rum sour. I love a mint julep for its power and herbal …

Review: Penny Blue XO Mauritian Rum

Imported by Anchor Distilling from that remote African island of Mauritius (where a handful of rums are made), Penny Blue is a limited edition rum …

Where To Find South Florida's Best Ribs

From "low and slow" to spicy and sweet, there’s something about ribs that always makes us all unequivocally say "mmm." When you’re craving some good ol’ comfort food, start with a plate of ribs from one of the following places in South Florida. We bet you’ll be starving by the time you finish …

Cooking

Investigation shows the real reason the Army denied a soldier the Medal of Honor

The Army followed its rules while denying a Medal of Honor last year to a Green Beret credited with staving off a brutal ambush in Afghanistan, according to a Defense Department inspector general’s report released Wednesday. But the report provides a unique glimpse into something else: just how …

Military

How to Use One Light Flash Photography for a Professional Look

<i>Take a Time Out with Tanya, art director & graphic designer turned commercial photographer who really just wants a break from her three kids. Sign up</i> …

Photography

Photographing Men: Modern Feminism and Masculine Posing

<i>All images by Jeff Rojas. Used with permission.</i><p>Jeff Rojas believes himself to be a better business person than he is a photographer, but that doesn’t …

British special forces 'blew up Isis suicide truck in Libya'

Forces fired a missile at vehicle acting as a bomb, destroying it, as it approached a bridge leading towards Misrata, Commander Mohammed Durat said<p>British special forces reportedly blew up an Islamic State suicide truck in Libya earlier this month, a military commander there has said.<p>The strike …

Special Forces

Jury doesn't buy CIA story, convicts man for $17 million arms deal with terrorists

Jurors in New York City rejected the claim that a Romanian man was covertly working for the CIA when he tried to sell rocket launchers and AK-47s to Colombian terrorists.<p>Virgil Flaviu Georgescu, 43, was convicted Wednesday in federal court of conspiracy to murder American government employees and …

U.S. Federal Courts

Beyond Dashboards: Good Business Intelligence is About Actionable Data

Business intelligence is a lot more than visually appealing dashboards. With a market size of roughly $14 billion, business analytics software companies are making actionable sense of an endless stream of data.<p>Simply defined as the "transformation of raw data into meaningful and useful information …

Big Data
Personal Finance

5 Ways to Improve Your Creativity in Street Photography

When I started photography nine years ago, I didn’t have a problem going out and finding inspiration. Everything was so new and, subsequently, there …

Review: Sony 24-70mm f2.8 G Master (Sony E Mount)

It was only a matter of time until Sony announced their 24-70mm f2.8 lens that put it more squarely in the eyes of professionals. This lens is part …

Sony Unveils 16 New US Lens Savings

It’s Friday already?! This week sure went by quickly, but as we customarily do on Friday’s, let’s recap some of the best deals that we came across …

Portrait Of A Lens: Sony 35mm f/1.4 | Sony

The most important stories of the 20th century were seen and told through 35mm prime lenses. It’s been a mainstay of some of the best …

Cameras