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How to Expertly Color Grade Images by Mastering Luminance Masks

One of the most versatile and powerful secrets of Photoshop is the luminance mask. Similar to a channel mask that allows you to select very precise …

Beginner’s Guide to Better Landscape Photography: Infographic

If you’re new to photography, you most likely get a little confused when it comes to keeping all the jargon, camera settings, and composition rules …

Histograms: The Key to Perfect Exposure

Many of us will go about our photography without ever looking at those magical graphs called histograms, yet by doing so, we are severely restricting …

The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials

Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? …

The 20 best photographs from Wimbledon 2014 – in pictures

The Guardian sports picture desk choose their favourite moments and photographs from this year's Championships

I am an Olympus Visionary...

For the past year, I have been using a micro 4/3 camera-the Olympus EM5. I fell in love with this camera the instant I held it in my hands. The size …

Amazing Shots of Snowboarders in Action Captured Against Majestic Landscapes

Lorenz Holder is the holder of the Red Bull Illume 2013 Overall Winner title. Holder grew up in Munich, near the Bavarian mountains, and it was that …

Nat Geo Photographer Takes You Along on a Dive with Massive Goliath Groupers

Here’s a short jealousy-inducing behind the scenes look at some of what storied underwater photographer David Doubilet gets to do when he’s out on …

Create Better Black and White Photos Using Local Adjustments in Lightroom 5

I showed you how to convert your photos to black and white in Lightroom in an earlier article. But, considering it dealt purely with global …

Photographer Creates Free iPhone App for His Signature Style

Photographer John Hornbeck couldn’t find a camera app for his phone that came anywhere close to the high-contrast, black-and-white photographs he …

Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson Duet With Teen Prodigy

Yesterday, Mary Sarah turned 19 years old. Today, she's releasing <i>Bridges</i>, a duet-filled album featuring cameos by some of the biggest living legends …

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Lana Del Rey: Being 'On the Periphery of Music' Inspired New Album

Lana Del Rey said she felt free to explore and experiment on her new album, <i>Ultraviolence</i>, following the negative reviews of her much-discussed debut,</i> …

Lana Del Rey

Pop music is streaming more than selling

WhatsOnJul 08, 2014 by Randy LewisWaterloo Region Record<p>LOS ANGELES — One brutal truth emerges from Nielsen SoundScan's report on trends in the music …

First Listen: Slow Club, 'Complete Surrender'

Complete Surrender<p><b>Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album has been released.</b><p>Sheffield, England — the setting for <i>The Full Monty</i> and part of the British equivalent of the Rust Belt — seems an unlikely spawning ground for the wistful pop of this duo with a deceptively static …

Coldplay and Cat Power Team Up for Zach Braff's Wish I Was Here: Listen

Coldplay kicked off the soundtrack to Zach Braff’s <i>Garden State</i> in 2004, so it’s only right that British rockers team up with the writer-director for …

J.K. Rowling's new Harry Potter story: Could it see the big screen?

J.K. Rowling sent shock waves through muggledom and the wizarding world alike Tuesday when she published a new short story catching up with an adult Harry Potter on her Pottermore website.<p>In addition to filling in some details about Potter's life in his 30s — his hair streaked with silver, sporting …