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How to use your exposure settings for creative effect

Whether you’re shooting photography or video, film or digital, exposure generally boils down to three elements in your camera. ISO, aperture and …

World's Best Stargazing Sites

Explore seven incredible destinations for sky-watchers, from the top of a crater to a star-studded desert sky.<p>Today most city skies are free of stars. About 80 percent of North Americans live under light-polluted skies, not dark enough to see the Milky Way. But a growing number of preserved dark …

National Parks

Volkswagen's hot Golf history in pics

It’s 40 years since the first Golf GTI rolled off the production line. The work of a six-man team headed by Anton Konrad, it’s surely one of the most …

Most revealing celebrity outfits

Luke Cage: Things That Worked and Things That Didn't

<i>Samuel Brace on what worked and what didn’t in Marvel’s Luke Cage…</i><p>To see something through to the end with the energy and vigour with which one …

Enthusiast Parks His BMW E30 M3 in Living Room to Escape Hurricane Matthew

This is what true love looks like<p>Hurricane Matthew made landfall earlier this week, and automotive enthusiasts are scrambling to shack-up their cars before the winds cause undue damage. Some stuff their rides in their garage, or even rent out sturdy storage space to ride out the tropical storm. …

Prisma will make you fall in love with photo filters all over again

Instagram meets Deep Dream in one of this year's best new apps<p>The most popular and memorable app of this year will inevitably be <i>Pokémon Go</i>, but the title of the best app might very well go to another summer newcomer: Prisma. The product of a small team in Moscow, Prisma lets you apply a variety of …

Mark Ruffalo and Karl Urban talk Thor: Ragnarok

Last week, Marvel officially announced the cast for next year’s Phase Three threequel <b>Thor: Ragnarok</b>, and now two of the stars of the God of Thunder’s …

Hyundai models are getting Android Auto and CarPlay with a DIY update

Hyundai just announced a bunch of updates to some of its 2015, 2016, and 2017 models that let owners add support for Android Auto and CarPlay at no additional cost — and even better, there's no trip to the dealer, because you can do the upgrade on your own. (Hyundai notes that if you don't want to …

Volvo’s Latest “Twin Engine” Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain Explained – Feature

Volvo’s Twin Engine plug-in hybrid branding might not be completely accurate—so far, each iteration of the theme has incorporated only a single engine, as well as an attendant electric motor or two—but the newest version is quite novel nonetheless. While the “T8” Twin Engine setup in the XC90 SUV …

5 Reasons the Star Wars Spaceships Don't Make Any Sense

Nerd alert.<p>The <i>Star Wars</i> films are great escapist fantasies, and like all escapist fiction, it's best not to think about them too much. The films take place, as the saying goes, "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away," where apparently almost everything is possible.<p>Still, there are some things …

Hubble spots mother lode of 250 ancient tiny galaxies

The Hubble Space Telescope has been in operation since 1990 and it still can amaze scientists and space fans alike. A team of astronomers has used the Hubble to make a fascinating discovery that links back to the early days of our universe: a collection of over 250 dwarf galaxies.<p>Researchers date …

Universe

Disney is helping make Star Wars and Marvel prosthetics for kids

A UK-based company is looking to some well-known properties to make prosthetic hands more appealing to children, and it's getting some real help from Disney. Open Bionics is a start-up focused on making low-cost 3D-printed prosthetics, and as part of Disney's Techstars Accelerator program, it's …

The 428bhp Patrol Nismo is the tuned V8 SUV we need

The GT-R and 370Z Nismo you know. In the UK, the offering from Nissan’s performance wing also extends to the Juke Nismo, while over in Japan they’re …

23 days in Europe – Adventure and Travel Photography with Fujifilm X-E2 and GOPRO By Danielle Vitarbo

Giant Floating Dandelion Made of Over 3,000 Hand-Blown Glass Orbs

Artist Wolf Buttress has created a sculptural installation that looks like a giant dandelion wafting in the breeze. Its center, surrounded by delicate, tiny florets, mimics the flower's wispy shape and feel. Titled <i>Lucent</i>, this larger-than-life orb is suspended above a darkened, reflecting pool that …

Canon PowerShot G5 X and G9 X: Premium Compacts with 1-Inch Sensors

In addition to the new M10 mirrorless camera, Canon today also announced two new cameras for its premium PowerShot line. The G5 X packs a high-res …

Cameras

The Lomo’Instant Wide is Lomography’s First Instant Camera for Fuji Instax Wide Film

Lomography today announced the new Lomo’Instant Wide, an instant wide camera and lens system. It’s the first Lomography camera to use Fuji Instax …

Cameras

Architizer

Deadpool joins The Avengers

While over in the cinematic world, some of Marvel’s characters are being kept away from playing with their friends in the MCU. But in the comic book …

Ferrari F12 TDF Is Lighter, Faster, and Boasts 770 HP

Number of performance upgrades over the standard F12.<p>Ferrari has built a limited-edition F12 supercar that pays homage to its success in the Tour de France. The Ferrari F12 TDF marries road-going capabilities with track-level upgrades, but only 799 copies will be built.<p>Under the sheetmetal, the …

A Brief Guide to Buying Secondhand Lenses

One of the biggest pluses to come out of the rapid expansion of photography from a fairly niche pastime to a mainstream high profile activity is the …

Canon’s EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera Will Hit US Shores This October

Earlier this year, Canon unveiled their EOS M3 24.2 MP mirrorless compact camera with interchangeable lenses. Unfortunately for those in North …

Canon Unveils the 35mm f/1.4L II, the First Lens with Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics

As expected, Canon today announced its new EF 35mm f/1.4L II prime lens. On APS-C sensors, the lens is the equivalent of a 56mm. It’s the world’s …

Cameras

New trailer for The Hobbit Trilogy Extended Edition theatrical release

A new trailer has arrived online for the US theatrical release of Peter Jackson’s <b>The Hobbit Trilogy: Extended Edition</b>, which is set to screen this …

Isolatated Food Images for Adobe Photoshop

Foods Volume 1, a high quality collection of 43 isolatated food images for Adobe Photoshop.<p>As I was working as a professional graphic designer I was …

Macro Photography: Finding the Minimum Focus Distance for a Lens

Macro photographer Mike Moats was one of our guest instructors on our Vanelli & Friends Photography Cruise to Cozumel Mexico. Earlier in the day I …

Photography

Xiaomi to launch MIUI 7 and a new product on August 13th

A post up on the MIUI forum has declared that the next iteration of Xiaomi’s popular MIUI software will be arriving in less than two weeks’ time, along with a new product. Perhaps looking to steal some of Samsung’s thunder, Xiaomi will also be holding its launch event on August 13th.<p>Last time …

How To Digitally Blend a Single RAW file by Jimmy McIntyre

Digital blending is a technique by which you blend selected regions of one photo with regions from another photo to combine the best aspects of both …