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You Need to Stop Hugging Your Dog, Study Finds

Never!<p>With their sweet faces, soft fur, and huge dumb grins, dogs were basically born to be hugged. As a species, they evolved over thousands of …

10 things men should do every day (according to science)

We all know the basics – exercise, eat vegetables, never look at booze or bacon, etc – but what else should we be doing every day for a better, healthier, happier life?<p>To paraphrase the slogan of a popular sugary treat, only science has the answer ...<p>1. Play computer games<p>Ever wanted a bigger …

University of Illinois

Why You Should Ejaculate At Least 21 Times This Month, According to Science

Cheers to more sex—either with a partner or solo!<p>The key to good prostate health might be in your own hands: Ejaculating frequently may reduce your risk of prostate cancer, finds new research from the Boston University of Public Health.<p>The study looked at how ejaculation frequency affected prostate …

10 Common Lightroom Mistakes and How to Fix or Avoid Them

There are a plethora of common Lightroom mistakes made by beginners and advanced users both. In this video series, Croatia-based photographer</i> …

The complete list of 'OK, Google' commands

There's a lot you can tell your Android phone to do. Yes, even "take a selfie."<p>With Google Now, you can use voice commands to create reminders, get help with trivia questions, and, yes, even find out "what does the fox say?"<p>And, with the recent update from Google, the voice assistant's reponse will …

Mount Everest

The 6 Physical Features Men Can't Resist, According to Science

Science is not wrong.<p>Science is at it again.<p>According to Business Insider, a new study says men were designed to look for key physical attributes in women. The study claims these features make women attractive because they are associated with good health and fertility, making them subconsciously, …

Research

20 Inspirational Quotes From Famous Scientists

The great science minds of history have provided inspirational quotes on their findings, philosophy, and understanding of the world around us. These quotes have inspired generations of young explorers, eager to learn more about the world and motivated toward betterment.<p>When you need a bit more …

Motivation

Airnef: Wirelessly Transfer Photos and Videos from a Nikon to a Computer

Integrated Wi-Fi is quickly becoming a standard for many camera manufacturers who are trying to stay up to date with the latest trends. It took a …

A Picture To Show You Clearly The Effects of Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO On Images

en_US<p>article<p>This picture helps you understand how aperture, shutter speed, and ISO interplay to produce excellent …

Shutter Speed

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

14 Useful Podcasts for Photographers

A podcast could be the best way to learn something new. Curious as to why I’m saying that?<p>Because the length of podcasts are usually pretty short …

Self-improvement

Escape Earth Or Risk Extinction, Warns Stephen Hawking

“Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here,” says the protagonist of last year’s sci-fi blockbuster Interstellar. Now, the sentiment …

The science of sexiness: why some people are just more attractive

A new study suggests that long-distance runners are more attractive because they have greater levels of testosterone which makes them more manly and fertile.<p>But there are other biological and evolutionary triggers which are constantly drawing us to certain individuals, even if we don’t realise it …

Research

Aperture Priority vs. Shutter Priority vs. Manual Mode | Which is Best?

You may have heard it from a friend, from a popular photographer on the social media outlet of your choice, or read it on a blog somewhere. Maybe it …

Shutter Speed

5 Ways to Speed Up Your Lightroom Workflow

Those of you, who use Lightroom, will know what a powerful and multi-faceted program it is. It is fair to say that along with its now discontinued …

Portrait Photography: A Basic Guide to Posing

Posing is as integral to portrait photography as the right lens and the right camera angle. A lot of photographers learn this the hard way. If you’re …

Video Tutorials

Frameworks One: A Backlit Photo Frame Inspired by the World of Vinyl Records

What if displaying your favorite photos were more like playing your favorite vinyl records? A couple of Swedish designers want to introduce a similar …

30 Awesome Photography Links to Dial Up Your Inspiration Quotient

As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching the internet for links to the best tutorials, special features, great …

Should You Use Full Frame Lens on Crop Bodies? Find Out With Tony Northrup

When starting out, most photographers choose to go with a crop body and invest in nice glass. This is a great way to start as you can keep your …

Understanding Depth of Field for Beginners

Learn how depth of field (DoF), can enhance your photos and the three main factors that influence depth of field in photography.

Depth Of Field

Lightroom Workflow: Data Setup & Import Essentials

In this series of tutorials I guide you through how to create a rock-solid workflow for working with your pictures in Adobe Lightroom. This series …

Mobile Triggers Compared to Help You Choose the Right One

When it comes to mobile triggers or cable releases photographers often have multiple responses: I got the knock-off brand and it doesn’t work when I …

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How to Turn a Bad Photo into a Great Photo

Glyn Dewis has an innovative tutorial for your underexposed, throwaway images. Especially on days where you can’t get out to shoot, retouching some …

Tutorials

Create a Vintage Photo in Photoshop

How to Make a Vintage Photo in Photoshop<p>There are many things that go into making an image appear vintage in Photoshop and this episode Highlights …

Video: Tutorial Shows You Exactly How to Capture the Milky Way in Heavy Light Pollution

A couple of days ago, we republished a short tutorial by talented photographer Justin Ng that explained how he uses the Expose To The Right (ETTR) …

How I Photograph the Milky Way in the Light-Polluted Skies of Singapore

When it comes to photographing the elusive Milky Way in one of the most light-polluted major cities like Singapore, timing is critical. Most of the …

A Day In The Life Of Wedding Photographer Manuel Orero

Photography—it’s all about passion, skill, and commitment. Ever wondered what a day in the life of a photographer is like? Every week, we ask a …

How to use the Contrast Checker Technique to Give Your Images More Punch

I am about to reveal a technique that will have your images looking awesome in seconds every time you use it. I am even going to share the Photoshop …

Tutorials

How To Get a Super Shot of the Supermoon

Tonight will be the first of three "supermoons" that will occur this summer. Supermoons are full moons that appear bigger and brighter than the other …

How to stage a family portrait, HBO style

Pat Pope has formidable rock photography credentials. He has three images in Q magazine's 100 Greatest Rock'n'Roll Photographs and his portrait of Dido hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.<p>In the 20-odd years since he photographed the then relatively unknown Jarvis Cocker and Richard Ashcroft for …