John Bivins

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How I Shot A Wedding With Just One 35mm Lens

I recently shot a wedding with just one lens, a Rokinon 35mm t/1.5 on a Sony a7S II body. This was completely unplanned and wasn’t done to prove any …

Cameras

Every cryptocurrency’s nightmare scenario is happening to Bitcoin Gold

Bitcoin Gold is a fork, or spin-off, of the original cryptocurrency, bitcoin. It shares much of the same code and works in a similar way to bitcoin, with Bitcoin Gold miners contributing computational power to process new transactions. That also means it faces the same vulnerabilities as bitcoin, …

Bitcoin

Why Infrared Images Look the Way They Do

Infrared photos and videos have an instantly recognizable look to them that you’re probably familiar with. But do you know the reasons things look …

Nikon D-series

How to Photograph Flowers

<i>Image Credit: Amber Fite</i><p>Flowers are abundant in many locations in the spring and summer, making them ideal subjects for photography.<p>But learning how …

Landscape Photography

Contest - Maternity Photo Contest

The grand prize for our Maternity Photography Contest is a $750 Studio Wardrobe Makeover. This is an ideal prize to stock your photo studio with your …

Maternity

NASA photographer's camera meets fiery demise during rocket launch

By virtue of being stationed in locations that aren't safe for humans, remote cameras regularly capture incredible images of rocket launches. What's …

Space Exploration

Photographer Captures Eagle and Fox Fighting Over Rabbit in Midair

Wildlife photographer Kevin Ebi was out shooting a few days ago when he witnessed and photographed a crazy sight: a bald eagle and red fox fighting …

National Parks

Why China’s Payment Apps Give U.S. Bankers Nightmares

Thousands of wallets are buried in a glass box to raise awareness of mobile payments in Shanghai, China. Source: VCG/Getty Images<p>By Jennifer …

FinTech

Stargazing: How to photograph star trails

There are few things better than spending a beautiful clear night sitting out under the stars enjoying the vastness of our galaxy, and then coming …

Landscape Photography

Old-school tricks and hi-tech tips: how to keep your home safe from burglars

It’s not every day you willingly invite a burglar to poke about your house. But after someone managed to break into my car which was on my drive and had a rummage around, I felt vulnerable.<p>Data from the Office for National Statistics show this is part of a growing trend: there was a nine per cent …

Home Security

How Michael Jackson's tilt defied gravity

<b>(CNN) —</b> Michael Jackson's musical achievements are legend: the first artist to win eight Grammys in one night; the first artist to sell more than a million digital tracks in one week.<p>His impact on dance has been just as powerful. Fans around the world have tried to imitate his smooth slides and …

Michael Jackson

When and Where You Should Travel By Train Domestically

When’s the last time you’ve heard somebody say they’re going to travel by train in the United States? These days, traveling by train seems like something you only see in other countries. Although planes and automobiles are the two most common travel methods, it can still make sense to travel by …

Trains

Kick Back and Peruse The Coolest Photography Links Of The Week

There are so many articles and photographs being published by some of the best people working in photography today, and here we find that Toad Hollow …

Photography

Essential Tips to Printing Amazing Photos

Photographer Adam Karnacz is a landscape photographer who loves seeing his work come to life on print. No really, listen to him! May we all be this …

Photography

I Love Taking Pictures In The Morning Fog

I take pictures of sunrises in the Carpathian Mountains since 2011. I love the mood of cold mornings and fog covering almost everything. My favorite …

Photography

Hunting for Frankenstein Amid Switzerland's Melting Glaciers and Nuclear Bunkers

Most people visit the Swiss Alps to ski or hike, maybe to launder money. British photographer Chloe Dewe Mathews went to find Frankenstein.<p>Author …

Mary Shelley

Part 3: Epic Cinematography and Philosophy of 2001 Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick

Lesson: Confuse the viewer by changing perspective<p>The part which also blew my mind: the confusion of perspective:<p>Dynamic angle<p>The next transition …

Cinematography

Shooting series #2: Big Stopper effect

Explore setting up your camera for a ‘big stopper’ effect with landscapes, as well as exploring stacking in post-production to both enhance and …

Landscape Photography

Why Magic Hour is Overrated

Creating Impact – 40% Off<p>Go beyond the basic rules to build stronger compositions with visual impact.<p>For Limited Time Only<p>1Day2Hours39Minutes43Seconds<p>…

Landscape Photography

WARNING: Backing Up Your Lightroom Catalog DOES NOT Backup Your Photos

At my seminar last week in Salt Lake City (great folks there, by the way — had a blast!), I was talking with a gentleman and he told me his photos …

Tutorials

Here Are Some Great Lightroom Tips and Tricks for Beginners (VIDEO)

We love it when photographers give us a look at their post-processing workflow because it not only presents some great software tips and tricks, it …

Tutorials

Royal Wedding Photographer Reveals How Viral Photo Was Shot

The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle captured the world’s attention this past weekend, and one particular photo received a huge amount …

Family

Creating a Dramatic Black and White Image Using Only Lightroom

There are numerous ways to convert an image to black and white, each bringing with it its own balance of efficiency and artistic control. This method …

Tutorials

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Coca-Cola

Like most Americans, you’ve probably been enjoying the sweet, fizzy nectar of the gods otherwise known as Coca-Cola for your entire life. You’re …

Country Lifestyle

Report: U.S. workers hate ‘open’ office spaces

Would you change jobs to find a less annoying workspace?<p>According to survey data collected by Bospar PR, it would appear many of us would—especially …

The Workplace

Hands-on with the RED Hydrogen One, a wildly ambitious smartphone

Come for the holograms, stay for the modules<p>We just got a look at the upcoming RED Hydrogen One smartphone at an event meant for “RED Pioneers” (read: superfans). It is, without a doubt, one of the most ambitious smartphones in years from a company not named Apple, Google, or Samsung. It’s an …

Mobile Technology

Police Officer on Leave After Pointing Gun at Videographer: Two Sides of the Story

A video recently surfaced on YouTube showing a police officer pulling and pointing his gun at a man filming his activity. As a photographer, it would …

Justice

Should I kill spiders in my home? An entomologist explains why not to

I know it may be hard to convince you, but let me try: Don’t kill the next spider you see in your home.<p>Why? Because spiders are an important part of …

Insects

10 Excellent Photos That Show You How Negative Space Can be Used Effectively for a Great Composition

Negative space is the area that surrounds the main object in a photo, and can be utilized as a composition tool to convey sizes and shapes more …

Landscape Photography

4 Camera Settings That EVERY Photographer MUST Understand

If you want to take better photos of landscapes, one of the most important things you can do is learn how to use your camera.<p>But beyond that, having …

Landscape Photography