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Dad Accidentally Shoots Selfie Instead of Daughter’s Graduation Walk

If you’re shooting a once-in-a-lifetime moment with your phone, you should probably double-check that you’re pointing the right camera in the right …

Mobile Photography

Depth Perception

Dear friend,I’m currently at a football stadium, and had a small epiphany: there is something integral to us as human beings when it comes to …

Street Photography

427 Genius Ways To Make Everything You Own Look More Expensive

As my mother always said: "Fake it 'til you make it."

Christmas Trees

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Country Lifestyle

10 Photographers You Need To Watch If You Love Simple Landscapes

Landscapes are a major genre in photography, and many photographers capture them using a pristine approach that bridges abstraction and minimalism.<p>It …

Landscape Photography

The Creative Process of Photography: A Case Study

I often hear: “I really like your photos. You must own an amazing and super duper expensive camera!” My reply to these people is: “If you own Tiger …

Photo Basics: Watch This Crash Course on Using Your Camera’s Manual Mode for Better Photos (VIDEO)

You’ve probably heard someone boast that, “You’re not a real photographer until you switch your camera’s mode dial from Auto to Manual.” While we …

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Japan

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

How to Use a DSLR Camera Infographic

When you use a DSLR camera for the first time, it’s natural to be intimated by the sheer number of buttons and options. The manual might seem too …

512-Year-Old Shark, Believed To Be Oldest Living Vertebrate, Found In North Atlantic

Researchers have found an ancient shark in the North Atlantic, believed to be 512 years old, which could be the oldest living vertebrate in the …

Free Photography Resources for Beginners and Pros to Hone Their Skills

As the cameras on our phones become increasingly powerful, more and more people are becoming interested in photography like never before. While having an understanding of composition is an important first step to crafting a picture, knowing the basics of the photographic medium will take your …

Learning

Google's top Android apps of 2017 might surprise you

Google has just come out with its annual list of the top apps of the year, and some of its picks might surprise you.<p>This year, Google highlighted …

These Gmail searches will dig up stuff you never knew you missed

Find lost messages, unearth attachments, clear your inbox, and more.<p>Gmail dominates the email landscape. It provides gigabytes of storage, works at super-fast speeds in any browser, and automatically sorts messages into specialized sections depending on their content and importance. But perhaps its …

Apps

The Best Budget Camera Lenses for Your DSLR and Mirrorless Camera

If you’re shopping for a new lens of some sort, you’ve come to just the right place. As per the results of my recent reader polls, here is a list of …

7 Powerful Free Photo Editors For Making Professional Looking Images

We all want to use and share great-looking images, whether it’s for professional or personal use. And when it comes to creating content for an …

These Six Clever Gmail Add-Ons Will Make You Infinitely More Productive

Feel like your inbox could use an upgrade? Give Gmail new productivity powers with practical, efficiency-enhancing add-ons.<p>Gmail may be the de facto standard for web-based email—but sometimes, the service can start to feel a teensy bit stale.<p>After all, Google’s younger Inbox app is the where the …

This simple web tool helps you find the lenses you like best

If you're having trouble deciding what lens to buy next, and diving into the technical details isn't helping (we have no idea what that's like... but …

How to Choose the Right Portrait Lens For You

Portrait photography, in general, is one of the most popular niches in the industry and often one of the first things a new photographer attempts to …

Depth Of Field

The Sunny F/16 Rule - Digital Photo Magazine

What’s the correct exposure on a normal sunny day? There’s a formula to answer that, don’t you know? The correct answer is a shutter speed of 1/ISO …

LiquidSky lets you play your PC games on Android devices

Cloud gaming platform LiquidSky has launched its revamped Android app, enabling mobile gamers to play their PC games anytime, anywhere on their mobile devices running the Android operating system.<p>The LiquidSky 2.0 beta on Android fulfills one of the promises of cloud gaming, the company said, by …

This Treehouse in Cape Town, South Africa Is a Sight to Behold

Wait until you see the gorgeous rooftop.<p>Even though this South African home isn't <i>technically</i> a treehouse, it might as well be. A local firm named Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design was tasked with creating a modern, cabin-like abode on a tree-rich property. The results: This home, which …

South Africa

How to Use Your Camera’s Histogram to Get Perfect Exposures Every Time (VIDEO)

How often do you use your camera’s histogram while out shooting? If the answer is “never,” you’re ignoring a powerful tool that can help you get …

DSLR Photography 101 by ERIC KIM

Dear friend, If I started photography all over again this is advice I would give myself. To DSLR or not to DSLR? Digital SLR: digital single lens …

Photoshop Tutorial: Create Stunning Seascapes by Merging Multiple Photos into One Killer Shot (VIDEO)

Greg Benz is an accomplished landscape photographer with some serious post-processing skills, and in this Photoshop tutorial he reveals how to create …

Google Play Awards Returning for 2017, Honoring Best Android Games

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