Chris Sobey

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Pikaia Lodge Galapagos Islands

Every world destination faced with an influx of curious people hoping to visit is forced to ask itself the same question: how many tourists are too …

Mona Lisa

Replaced my Samsung SmartThings hub with a Raspberry Pi & Z-Wave USB stick running Home Assistant. Much more flexible. https://t.co/k4a8adQAbX

When are the best months to sail to certain destinations? Check out Avid Cruiser's month-by-month guide

When are the best months to sail to particular destinations? No one could have predicted the powerful September hurricanes that devastated parts of Texas and Florida as well as Puerto Rico and the Caribbean islands. But Avid Cruiser offers these guidelines for where to go when in a month-by-month …

Cruise Ships

How to customize Always On Display on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung has slowly improved its Always On Display — here's how to get started with it.<p>Even when your Galaxy Note S8's display is "off," it isn't …

Adobe launches new '3, 2, 1 ... Photoshop!' tutorial series on YouTube

Adobe launched a new YouTube tutorial series for Photoshop beginners this week. It's called '3, 2, 1 ... Photoshop!' and it covers some basic tips on …

Tutorials

Here’s a Free Photoshop Course in 33 Videos

Want to learn Photoshop from the very beginning? Here’s a beginner’s guide by TastyTuts will let you jump-start your post production skills. It’s a …

Cinque Terre as Evening Falls

Restaurant Recommendation for this spot<p>I recommend getting an outside table at Nessun Dorma here in Manirola. This is basically the view from the …

Italy

What’s the Best Lens for Portrait Photography? This Pro’s Answer May Surprise You (VIDEO)

If you’re shopping for a portrait lens, or just trying to figure out which lens you own is best for people pictures, we encourage you to watch this …

Manfrotto’s new backpack can pack a DSLR, up to 11 lenses, and a laptop

Manfrotto is most well-known for its tripods and other camera accessories, but today it’s further expanding beyond that market with the launch of four new camera-oriented backpacks and messenger bags. All the Bumblebee-line bags are fabricated out of a rain-proof material that reflects sunlight. …

Videography

This Couple Is Moving Abroad To Escape Trump. Here Are 11 Countries That Could Work.

See ya. 👋<p>Back when the idea of President Donald Trump seemed like a far-fetched giggle, many Americans said they’d leave the country if he ever took office.<p>Now, one couple is actually making good on their promise. Jeff and Denise Yeager are packing up their Accokeek, Maryland home and heading out …

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Review: Canon W-E1 Wi-Fi Adapter

The-Digital-Picture has completed their review of the Canon W-E1 Wi-Fi Adapter, which is a nice way to get wifi functionality in your Canon EOS 7D …

Cameras

How to get free digital magazines from your library

If your library allows it, you can read a huge selection of magazines on your phone, tablet or PC -- all at no charge.<p>Public libraries are so awesome. (Thanks, Ben Franklin!) They let you borrow not only physical books, but also digital content like e-books, audiobooks and -- surprise, surprise! -- …

Outdoor Swinging Lounge

Now this chair looks mighty comfortable. <i>Miiiiighty</i> comfortable indeed. And I think I might feel just as comfortable watching that mighty cute …

The best way to quickly add 2TB (or more!) of external storage to your Xbox One console

When Microsoft first released the Xbox One back in 2013, it opted to include 500GB of internal storage. If you were an early adopter or loaded up on the avalanche of new releases in the last six months, chances are you’re running out of space.<p>Microsoft has attempted to right this wrong by releasing …

Wiping

How to Take Better Landscape Photographs - 20 Tips

How do you make your landscape photographs stand out from the crowd?<p>You set up your tripod at some often photographed location. The scenery around …

Landscape Photography

How to Photograph the Milky Way in 12 Steps (With 6 Epic Examples)

I don’t recall ever meeting anyone who claimed to not be fascinated to some degree by the night sky. There’s just something hypnotic about gazing …

How to Watermark Your Images Using Lightroom and Photoshop CC

Watermarks, love them or hate them, are a way of protecting your images. Although, just because you have one on your image doesn’t mean it won’t be …

Tutorials

How to Sync iTunes Music To Your Android Device

Taking your iTunes library out with you on an Android smartphone or tablet is no longer the impossible mission it used to be—there are a number of …

How to Shoot Portraits with Christmas Lights

Holidays are just around the corner, and with holidays come dazzling colored Christmas lights. It is but natural that you try and capture photos of …

Christmas Lights

How to Get a Perfect Exposure in Snow

Ever snap the *perfect* snow scene, just to find it came out gray and dreary? As you probably know, snow can be pretty tricky to work with, …

Landscape Photography

Recommended Canon 7D Mark II Settings

Being a specialized tool for sports and wildlife photography, the recently announced Canon 7D Mark II is a popular choice among many Canon shooters, …

Cameras

HDR Software

I’ve been creating HDR photographs for about ten years, so I am well-versed in this topic!<p>There are a number of HDR Software packages available on …

6 camera settings portrait photographers always get wrong

The secret to great portrait photography is building a rapport with a model, rather than knowing the best camera settings to use. But in the heat of …

Landscape Photography

Best lenses for portraits: 5 sensibly priced options tested

Professional portrait photographers may favour top-money lenses such as the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 or Nikon 85mm f/1.4G, but with both costing over …

Tips for Doing Fall Portraits

Autumn provides photographers with an abundance of colours and amazing light. When captured right, autumn can create images which are the envy of …

Photography

EOS 7D Mark II - deep in the details

The EOS 7D Mark II has inherited plenty of the DNA of Canon’s EOS-1D cameras. I have recently had the chance to have a quick look deep inside the …

3 (More) Ways To Stack Images for Photos With the Wow Factor

In a previous article, I discussed 4 ways to stack images in order to get better results. That's not all, however. There are more things that you can …

How to Create A Realistic HDR Panorama

HDR stands for “High Dynamic Range,” meaning that the method is supposed to increase the dynamic range that one image can have as if the sensor had …