Steven Wise

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Eight Lesser-Known Features in Photoshop That I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

Although these eight features may not be the sexiest that Photoshop has to offer, they all really do help to make my life as a photographer so much …

How to Shoot a Silhouette

Silhouettes are about shape, which is one of the five elements of design. In fact, the silhouette is the purest of all shapes, as it’s void of …

DSLR Cameras

China has started ranking citizens with a creepy 'social credit' system — here's what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you

The Chinese state is setting up a vast ranking system system that will monitor the behaviour of its enormous population, and rank them all based on their "social credit."<p>The "social credit system," first announced in 2014, aims to reinforce the idea that "keeping trust is glorious and breaking …

Human Rights

Here’s How to Use Exposure Compensation for Better Landscape Photographs (VIDEO)

The first thing most photographers learn is that a camera’s light meter is calibrated to deliver correct exposures of “average” subjects with a tone …

Give Your Images the Cinematic Look in Just Two Minutes

I find cinematic images to be particularly memorable. I'm sure there's some color theory and psychology behind that but ain't nobody got time for …

Cinematography

The #1 Pro Landscape Photography Tip for Amazing Photos

<i>Image Credit: Daniel Schuhmacher</i><p>Ask any landscape photographer what their number one tool is for capturing amazing landscape photos, and most are …

Want Tack-Sharp Photographs? Watch This Tutorial with Focus Stacking Made Easy (VIDEO)

One of the challenges with landscape photography is maximizing depth of field. That’s because well-composed images often incorporate important …

Landscape Photography

How to Edit Photos on iPad Pro

The Apple iPad Pro changes the way photographers edit their images thanks to the touch user-interface, the Apple Pencil and the excellent apps …

Black and White Photography for Beginners

Black and white is an old style of photography which you might say is outdated, but it’s now more popular than ever and still used by amateur and …

Remove Distracting Elements from Photos with These 3 Simple Photoshop Tricks (VIDEO)

A telephone pole emanating from a subject’s head is the classic example of a distracting element ruining an otherwise fine photo. But there are …

Tutorials

Learn the Exposure Triangle and Histograms for Better Landscape Photography

There are three basic elements that control the exposure or overall brightness in your images: shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. But aside from …

How to Replace a Sky With a Better One Using Photoshop

One of the most useful Photoshop skills you can have is the ability to convincingly replace the sky in an image. This great tutorial will show how to …

Loupedeck vs Palette Gear: Comparing Lightroom Photo Editing Consoles

Loupedeck and Palette Gear are two completely different types of consoles that essentially aims to do one thing: help you edit a little faster in …

Take Better Photos of the Stars With These Quick Tips

If you ask me, the night sky is one of the most beautiful subjects you can photograph.<p>The problem is conveying that beauty in the photos you take - …

Composition Tips: This Pro Says “Use the Golden Spiral” & Forget About the Rule of Thirds (VIDEO)

If you wonder why we spend so much time discussing techniques for better composition, the answer is simple: No matter what type of images you shoot, …

17 Pro Tips That Will Help You Work Faster and Smarter in Premiere Pro

Here are a bunch of tricks, tips, and hacks that will help you edit in Premiere Pro a whole lot faster.Learning the many awesome features within …

Learn How to Do Long Exposure Photography

When each frame takes a half a minute or more to capture, the road to learning long exposure photography can be a long one. Here’s a much-needed …

What Type of Tripod Should I Buy? Buying Advice: How to Buy a Tripod

You need a tripod. If you shoot video, panoramas, fireworks, time exposures, selfies or macro work in addition to general picture taking, you may …

Discreet Photos of NYC Subway Riders in the 1970s Show an Era Before Smartphones

The era before smartphones represented a very different time for subway patrons. If you didn’t bring a newspaper or ride with someone you knew, you’d be forced to quietly contemplate your own thoughts rather than stare at an entrancing screen. Photographer Helen Levitt discreetly chronicled these …

Street Photography

Light and Metering with Fujifilm Cameras

Light for us photographers is our raw material. How we use it dictates the look of the resulting photographs. How to measure light and effectively …

How to Make Your Photos Look More Professional

If you look at your photos and think, "These don't look like the ones I see from the pros," then you've got a little work to do.But don't think that …

Archives

The 3 Best Lenses for Landscape Photography: This Award-Winning Pro Reveals His Top Picks (VIDEO)

Serious nature photographers typically carry a bag full of premium glass on their excursions into the great outdoors, and in the video below you'll …

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Show Signs They’re About to Flip—Exposing Humans to Radiation and Planet-Wide Blackouts

<i>Updated</i> | Historically, Earth’s North and South magnetic poles have flipped every 200,000 or 300,000 years—except right now, they haven’t flipped …

Photo Basics: Here’s How Shutter Speed, Aperture, & ISO Interact to Create a Perfect Exposure (VIDEO)

Good photographs begin by understanding the principles of light, and knowing how to manipulate camera settings to arrive at a correct exposure. In …

TRAVIS WALTON CLAIMS HE WAS ABDUCTED BY NIGHTMARISH ALIENS AND NO ONE CAN PROVE HIM WRONG

Even the most seasoned UFOlogist will tell you that it’s wise to be skeptical of alien abductions. But the Travis Walton alien abduction story is one …

NAVY ENGINEER: I SAW ANCIENT RUINS, ALIENS, AND TOP-SECRET BASES IN ANTARCTICA!

<b>The letter recounts experiences where the anonymous Navy officer (who refers to himself as “Brian”) recounts his bizarre and extraordinary</b> …

Bad Weather Ruining Your Shot? Here's How to Fix It in Post

You can't control the weather, but you <i>can</i> control the way it looks in your image if you know a few tricks in post.<p>As filmmakers, we try to prepare …

Tutorials

Panoramic video camera goes for the neck

Interactive 360-degree video is becoming increasingly popular, as are cameras that allow everyday folks to shoot it. Samsung-backed startup Linkflow …