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Gaia space probe: European Space Agency satellite puts more than a billion stars on the map

The Gaia space probe, launched in 2013, has mapped more than a billion stars in the Milky Way, vastly expanding the inventory of known stars in our …

Universe

Epson's $650 FastFoto scanner is ludicrously speedy

Even though the vast majority of people have switched to digital photography, someone in your family likely has a box of old pictures stashed away somewhere. Birthday parties, Thanksgivings, bar mitzvahs -- there's probably some record of your childhood trapped in there. (My family certainly does.) …

The Basics of Bokeh

The holiday season is upon us and Christmas lights are everywhere. What better time for capturing great bokeh shots? If you’ve never really paid …

How to Improve Your Long Exposure Photography with Photo Stacking

Recently long exposure photography has been quite popular, mainly in the landscape photography arena. One of the reasons (among the others) is that …

Dehaze Comes to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom

That Dehaze feature that Adobe teased last month is now official for Photoshop’s Adobe Camera RAW and Lightroom in a major new Creative Cloud update. …

5 Pieces of Free Post Production Software for Photographers

Free software. In the past, this phrase to many of us suggested, poor quality, clunky and inefficient. Time have changed however and in the …

8 Photo Communities That Every Photographer Should Be On

Showcasing your images on the web should first and foremost start with your own dedicated photography website. But it should go well beyond that or …

How to Use a B&W Layer in Photoshop to Adjust the Brightness of Colors In Photos

Travel photographer Jimmy McIntyre created this short 3-minute video tutorial to share a trick for adjusting the brightness of specific colors in …

Tutorials

Datacolor Launches Spyder5: Next Gen Devices for Perfecting Your Monitor’s Color

Color management company Datacolor has just announced Spyder5, a new line of devices for making sure the color seen on your monitors is accurate to …

The Real Meanings of Common Photographic Words and Expressions: Part II

Well now, it seems my little guide to common photographic expressions hit a chord with a few people. It’s great that people appreciated it and I …

Northern Lights

Back-Button Focusing: How to Use Full Auto and Full Manual Controls at the Same Time

What is Back-Button Focusing (BBF)?<p>With most cameras, you depress the shutter button half way to focus and then to actually take the picture the …

Photographer Takes Drone Into Hang Son Doong, the Largest Cave in the World

Hang Son Doong is a cave in Vietnam that’s currently the largest known cave in the world. Inside is a vast green jungle-like world and underground …

Vietnam

Back Button Focus: What is it and why should you try it?

What operation on a camera could possibly be more simple than pressing the shutter button to take a picture? There’s not much to it, really – you …

Digital Photography

How The Rescued Film Project Processes C-41 Color Film at Home

Photographer Levi Bettweiser of the Rescued Film Project regularly processes large batches of old films of different styles and eras. Earlier this …

World War II

RNI All Films 3.0 Claims to Offer Film Simulation More Convincing Than Actual Film

Preset maker Really Nice Images has announced RNI All Films 3.0, a new film simulation suite that aims to rival the software offered by companies …

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

Landscape Photography

Our Photographers' Favorite Cameras

National Geographic photographers reveal the cameras they use to capture world-renowned pictures. —Dan Westergren, director of photography, National Geographic Travel

Seagull Skytrails: Using Post-Processing to Reveal the Flight Paths of Birds

Videographer Paul Parker created the experimental video above, titled “Seagull Skytrails,” which reveals the flight path of birds with clever …

Videography

30% of Film Shooters Are Younger Than 35, Says Ilford

Last month we shared a news segment that explored the renaissance that appears to be happening in the world of analog photography. Now a new poll is …

Film Photography

Watch How DSLR Shutters Work in 10,000FPS Super Slow Motion

If you want to see the mechanics of how a modern DSLR shutter works, one way to do so is through slow-motion captured with a high-speed camera. …

How to Be a Successful Concert Photographer

<i>All photos by Kyle Dean Reinford. Used with permission.</i><p>When it comes to concert photography, Kyle Dean Reinford is no doubt one of the best in the …

How to Create a Home Photo Studio on a Budget

Have you dreamed of setting up your own home studio but have always found the cost too high? Fear not; help is at hand. All you need is the space to …

5 Quick Reasons to Use the Nifty Fifty for Landscape Photography

The 50mm prime lens, or as it’s more commonly known, the Nifty Fifty; we all know the name, even inexperienced photographers have likely heard of it. …