Kyle Robertson

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DIY: Make a Sealed 50mm Freelens for Less Than $80

Freelensing is the use of a lens decoupled from your camera, manual orienting the lens on various angles to tilt and shift the lens to alter the …

Achieving Black Backgrounds in Macro Photos

One of the most important aspects of fine art macro photography is capturing a non-distracting background so your subject stands out. I tend to like …

30 Unbelievable Places That Are Hard To Believe Really Exist

Our Earth is full of wonders and beautiful places. Here is a collection of some breathtaking places that are hard to believe really exist.<b>(h/t:</b> …

Northern Ireland

5 Free Lightroom Resources all Photographers Should Know About

No matter your skill level or interest level in photography, there are scores of camera choices available to choose from; whether DSLR or mirrorless; …

Stunning Street Photos of 1960s New York by Takayuki Ogawa

After six years working as a photographer for one of Japan's weekly magazines, Takayuki Ogawa decided to take a trip out to New York. For about a year, from 1967 to 1968, Ogawa walked New York's streets taking photos of everything he saw around him. With a fresh set of eyes, he captured the overall …

Photography

How to Photograph the Northern Lights

I have thoroughly enjoyed the response from my first article here at Photography Life – both the encouragement as well as the advice to follow my …

Landscape Photography

Here's MIT's Free Course on Math For Computer Science

In January, the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> shared a study that showed that the average entrepreneur did not study a STEM field while in college. But, …

The surging dollar is a signal that a colossal financial event is just around the corner

When markets expect that US interest rates will be hiked, it typically strengthens the dollar. That's because people rush to change other currencies into dollars — they can make more money in dollar-denominated investments. The higher demand for the US currency drives its value up.<p>In the past, …

Markets

Solar stocks soar 32% as Chinese documentary goes viral

NEW YORK (MarketWatch)—One popular way to bet on solar stocks, the Guggenheim Solar ETF TAN, -1.48% is up 11% this week, helped by factors that …

Stock Markets

Photographer Charles Peterson Captured the Birth of Grunge Music in Seattle

Charles Peterson is known for being one of the primary photographers on the forefront of the grunge music scene when it emerged from the Seattle …

Kurt Cobain

10 Nasdaq tech stocks expected to rise as much as 189%

With the Nasdaq Composite Index close to its previous intraday record of 5,132.52, set 15 years ago, we’ve been highlighting groups of stocks that …

Investing

10 Nasdaq tech stocks with gains of up to 89% in 2015

The Nasdaq Composite Index is about 70 points from its closing high of 5,049 set in February 2000, and Marder Investment Advisors’ Kevin Marder …

Investing

When Exponential Progress Becomes Reality

“I used to say that this is the most important graph in all the technology business. I’m now of the opinion that this is the most important graph …

Cisco, Intel, Microsoft: Dow Tech Stocks Lag The Nasdaq Bubble

The Nasdaq Composite set a multiyear intraday high of 4,957.02 on Friday pulling the S&P 500 to an all-time intraday high of 2,110.61. The Dow Jones Industrial Average achieved its first all-time intraday high of 2015 at 18,144.29.<p>The tech-heavy Nasdaq is now just 3.6% shy of its “tech bubble” peak …

Stock Markets

Hawaii's Most Epic And Illegal Hike May Be Gone Forever

Remember that strikingly stunning and famously illegal hike in Hawaii that gave you the chance to view paradise from the heavens?<p>To refresh your memory, here was what it looked like:<p>Well, thanks to a powerful storm, it's gone. Possibly forever. And we're heartbroken.<p>The Stairway to Heaven, Hawaii's …

Hiking

21 Best Things To Do In The San Francisco Bay Area, As Explained By Locals

New York was freezing, and I had to leave. Thanks to JetBlue and a $63 round-trip ticket (yes, you read that right), I headed to the San Francisco Bay Area where the weather was better and the food, too, gave NYC a run for its money.<p>While there, I worked from various cafes, friends' homes and …

San Francisco

Cinemagraphs: How to Create Animated Photographs in Adobe Photoshop

Subtle or explicit, the Cinemagraph still puzzles people. It's an art form divided between the affirmative "it's a photograph!" or the inquisitive …

Tutorials

Take the Best Nighttime Photo of Your Life

Great nighttime shots—the ones with crystal-clear stars and the Milky Way practically jumping off the screen—are always a big hit on Instagram. But how do you capture one for yourself? You can’t just point your camera at the stars and hope to get lucky. A great starscape captures more than the eye …

Landscape Photography

How to Find and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Sharp Backgrounds

You are out photographing a landscape. You have a nice foreground and background in the frame, and you want as much as possible in focus. You set a …

Understanding Full-Frame vs Crop-Sensor Impacts on Depth-Of-Field And Perspective

There has been a lot of discussion going on about what are the impacts of using a crop sensor vs full frame when using a particular lens. How are …

Using the Fuji GX 617 Camera to Capture 6x17cm Panoramic Negatives on 120 Film

This monster, pictured here next to a Minox, yields 6 x 17 centimeter slides or negatives on 120 film, 4 images on a roll which you can blow up to …

The 10 Lightroom Tools That Are A Landscape Photographer's Dream

As we know, Lightroom has become a very powerful tool not only for image management but also for post production. Amongst the tools available are …

Pixelmator 3.4 offers image-editing with a twist

PIxelmator has announced version 3.4 'Twist' of its Mac-based image-editor. Pixelmator an inexpensive but powerful program with Photoshop-style …

How to Eliminate Camera Shake Without Stabilization

If you want a single photo of a still subject, there is no real good reason why you need to sit there shooting loads of images over and over again. …

When Will Medium Format Return?

I love medium format. I’ve always loved it. If you have never shot medium format, or a format above it, you are missing such a sublime and beautiful …

Old, Inexpensive, and Tack-Sharp: Canon’s Best Lenses You Don’t Know About

These days, it seems that if you want to get a nice sharp lens, you have to spend $1000 on a piece of L glass. Aside from the nifty fifty’s of the …

DIY: How to Turn Your Canon T2i Into a Full-Fledged Infrared Camera

“Until the 20th century, ‘reality’ was everything humans could touch, smell, see and hear. Since the initial publication of the chartered …

‘Soviet Ghosts’ Captures Post-Apocalyptic Scenes Left Behind by the Fall of the USSR

Rebecca Litchfield is a photographer who has faced radiation exposure risks, arrest and interrogations, and even accusations of espionage… all for …

5 Photos Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

Did you know that there are five basic photographs that every photographer must learn how to create? All other camera techniques in photography are …

Landscape Photography