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The Secrets to Understanding Your Camera's Program Mode

When we buy our first serious camera, we are more often than not, daunted by the sheer number of dials, buttons and modes. This fear of the unknown …

Photoshop Has Four Different Healing Brushes Now… Here’s How to Use Them

Photoshop 2015.1, released earlier this month, has a surprise that wasn’t promoted very well — you had to go digging to find it: the new version …

How and Why to Travel Alone Over the Winter Holidays

Maybe you’ve already (smartly!) booked your winter holiday travel, but if you haven’t, and you’re fretting about where to go and what to do, you’ve …

Proof That Train Travel Is the Most Beautiful Way to See the World

Traveling by train is great, if you have the time. For those on the fence, a video documenting Tom Harman's trek across the United States—from New …

Understanding Natural Light Part 2: Color of Light

Light has different Properties, and by understanding those differences and using them in your favor, you can become a better image maker. Chapter …

Natural Light

Astronomers Are Excited About the 'Halloween Asteroid'

Tech News<p>An asteroid large enough to wreak continent-wide devastation will pass by the Earth. On Halloween.<p>Astronomers could not be happier about it.<p>Nicknamed "The Great Pumpkin" by NASA, the asteroid formally known as 2015 TB145 will provide scientists with needed knowledge of asteroids — valuable …

Asteroids

Should Apple Pay The US Government A Dividend?

Apple recently announced its 4th quarter earnings and they are breathtaking. The company, already by far the most valuable in the world, grew revenues 22% to $51 billion. Profits grew a whopping 30% to $11.1 billion. What’s more, even after massive stock buybacks, the firm still holds more than …

Apple Pay

Everything you need to know about California's new Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act on Friday in what the American Civil Liberties Union described as a "landmark victory" for digital privacy.<p>Here's a quick primer on what it's about and how it might affect you.<p><b>1. What is the Electronic Communications</b> …

Flash Synchronisation Demystified

One area where newcomers to photography often struggle, is with the use of flash. We might have bought a flashgun with our camera or added one later …

How to Make a Photography Blog

Thinking of sharing your passion for photography with a blog? With so many millions of pictures being shared and uploaded online, it’s tough to stand …

A Hidden Wind

Hidden Wind is a solar-powered air conditioning concept with an intelligent interface that makes cooling your place a cinch with minimal impact to …

7 Things I Learned from My Portfolio Review

Last weekend I went to the small city of Ballarat in Australia for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. I took a portfolio of prints of my most …

Art Photography

Apple Takes Washington

Steve Jobs famously disdained D.C. Tim Cook’s quietly taking it on.<p>As Apple chief Tim Cook quietly slipped out of a public meeting at the White House for a private lunch with Eric Holder in December 2013, the attorney general braced himself for a rough encounter. His Justice Department had sued …

5 Tips From Lindsay Adler To Help Your Subject Relax

Getting human subjects to feel comfortable and to emote in front of the camera is always a challenge. We deal with a variety of personalties which …

Practical Pointers for Getting Your Photos Noticed on Flickr and 500px

You have just composed your photographic masterpiece. After hours of planning, precise composition, and utilizing your technical knowledge, you have …

Ben Affleck, Matt Damon to produce FIFA scandal movie

Batman and Jason Bourne are teaming up to take on a new scourge: FIFA corruption.<p>That is,<p>Ben AffleckandMatt Damonare looking to produce a film based on "Houses of Deceit" -- Ken Bensinger's forthcoming book about the recent scandal that has rocked soccer's international governing body -- forWarner …

Say goodbye to your clunky air conditioner — this kitchen table uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years.<p>But now, a French design duo has come up with a way to turn the humble table into a means of climate control that doesn't use any electricity.<p>Paris-based industrial …

How third-party bands are allowed to work with Apple Watch

One of the biggest questions surrounding the Apple Watch has been what kind of accessories will be allowed to work with the device. Several third-party companies have already started advertising their own bands and cases, but Apple has yet to introduce any kind of formal guidelines.<p>Until now.<p>Like …

Apple Watch

First Feature Film Recorded Entirely On An iPhone

We all knew that this day would come and it may change the way we look at cinematography forever. It is pretty amazing to think that this entire …

Video: Boost your SEO – 8 Tips To Get You Started

We get it: Search Engine Optimization can seem complicated, and you probably want to throw in the towel on the whole thing if you’ve tried time and …

The Mathematics in Polyhedrons and Pots

It sounds a bit complicated, but the explanation is worth the effort – apparently there are only five regular polyhedrons in the world, and the …

Mathematics

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

Operating Systems

Photography

10 Tips for Optimizing Your Photos with Lightroom: A Primer on Basic Techniques

If you’re just starting out in Adobe Lightroom and would like some guidance on how you can use the software to improve your photographs, here’s a …

Easy Method to Choose the Right Light Modifiers for Your Photography

One of the most intimidating things to learn when it comes to lighting is how to choose the right light modifiers. There are countless umbrellas, …

4 Approaches to Black & White Conversion in Lightroom

Black and white photos can be powerful and inspiring, but it’s not always simple. With digital photography it is easy to convert a color photo to …

5 Ways to Make Your Mac and iPhone Play Nice

Apple’s newest desktop operating system, Yosemite, is all about making Macs link up with iPhones and iPads in new and exciting ways. And with tricks …

Dudr Gamifies Group Photo Sharing

While smartphone users continue to be obsessed with snapping photos of everything around them/every angle of their person, developers will continue to come up with new ways to share those photos. And so the photo-sharing apps keep on coming.<p>A new app called Dudr, created by a German startup, …

A Canadian computer game that lets anyone contribute to scientific research

McGill University professors Jérôme Waldispühl and Mathieu Blanchette take computer games very seriously – after all, the one they invented is trying to solve a scientific problem that many geneticists have been tackling for decades.<p>Together these two created Phylo, a DNA sequencing game designed …