Melinda Newton

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How to look after your lenses (aka summer is coming)

<b>How to look after your lenses (aka summer is coming)</b><br>Heat and humidity are the biggest enemy of any precision instruments, and even your lastest and …

How to take the perfect portrait photo (in six easy steps)

<b>Want to know the score before entering our young person’s photography competition? Canon’s resident expert, David Parry, has some top tips.</b><p><b>1. Watch</b> …

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Future PLC

The Five Tips to Creating Amazing Landscape Photos

In an instant, one can feel as though they are in another world. As a landscape photographer you have the power to transport someone in the blink of …

Landscape Photography

How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images

If you want to learn how to get super sharp landscape photography images, here’s my list of top tips - it's not as hard as you might think.

Landscape Photography

Ford Transit production fires up, American Pickers among first takers

Not long ago, the History Channel showed a seemingly unending stream of World War II documentaries, but it made a switch a few years ago to include an increasing mix of 'reality' programming. <i>American Pickers</i> was one of the early attempts at this new formula, with cameras following hosts Mike Wolfe …

Volt Dance-Off? Ford Checks The Eighties For Bizarre 2015 Mustang Promo

The Ford Mustang is new for 2015, and so far, it's rekindled its love affair with the 1964 New York World's Fair, and found itself chopped up and …

Dance Off

TOTD: 2014 Ford Fiesta SFE EcoBoost or 2015 Honda Fit?

Just a few weeks after our first drive of the 2015 Honda Fit comes our extensive test of the 2014 Ford Fiesta SFE EcoBoost model, complete with impressive numbers from <i>Motor Trend</i>’s Real MPG cycle. The fuel-friendly Fiesta costs a bit more so we want to know if you’d pick the Ford over the similarly …

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Mark Fields named next Ford CEO, Mulally to retire on July 1 [w/video]

We've heard rumblings of a changing of the guard at Ford, and this live stream from The Blue Oval itself confirms the rumors: Alan Mulally will be succeeded by the automaker's current Chief Operating Officer, Mark Fields.<p>Mulally, who is 68 years old, has served at the head of Ford for eight years, …

Alan Mulally: Ford's Mr. Discipline

Alan Mulally, who is stepping down as CEO of Ford Motor effective July 1, was the automaker’s Mr. Discipline. Not with a gruff, Vince Lombardi, my-way-or-the-highway style. But once all the cases had been made and a decision made, he moved on.<p>The discipline was evident when he mixed with reporters. …

Ford Confirms Mulally Retires As CEO July 1, Names Fields His Successor

Ford Motor Co. today ended what was getting to be a long-running guessing game about when CEO Alan Mulally would retire, and whether the obvious front-runner for the job, COO Mark Fields, would get the job.<p>Fields, 53, was named Ford’s COO in December 2012. He has been leading all of Ford’s global …

Mark Fields To Succeed Alan Mulally As Ford CEO: Official

Ford has finally confirmed what was already widely expected; that Mark Fields will replace Alan Mulally as president and CEO. Fields, who currently …

Ford Motor Company

As Ford Changes CEOs, Beware Of Smooth Detroit Transitions

On Thursday, Ford Motor Company announced what came as absolutely no surprise: Mark Fields will replace Alan Mulally as chief executive on July 1. The timing was telegraphed last week, when Bloomberg reported that the shift could occur as soon as May 1.<p>Mulally, Fields and Ford executive chairman …

BMW M2, Six-Cylinder LaFerrari, Ford Mustang Dance-Off: Today’s Car News

It’s been reported that BMW’s upcoming M2 sports car will feature an uprated version of the current M235i’s turbocharged 3.0-liter six and come onto …

Sports Cars

Mark Fields is the next Ford CEO

A move that surprised no one.<p>It's the most important bit of non-news Ford fans will read this morning, but the total lack of surprise in the announcement doesn't make it less important: Alan Mulally is stepping down as CEO, effective July 1 of this year, and Mark Fields is taking his place at the …

U.S. wants to raise recall penalties

The Obama administration's latest transportation bill aims to sharpen federal penalties for automakers that drag their feet on recalls, increasing fines to nearly nine times the current amount. That could change the way automakers issue recalls, as well as just how often they do it.<p>Transportation …

This 2015 Ford Mustang Aerobic Dance Battle "Ad" Is Tragically '80s

If it’s even possible to make the 2015 Ford Mustang seem uncool, this video at least comes close. Seeking to answer the question “What would you do #InaMustang?” that Ford posed to Mustang fans in a new contest, the clip is seriously weird.<p>We like that fans can submit Mustang-related ideas to Ford, …

Sports Cars

How Mark Fields Overcame Doubters To Earn The Job As Ford's Next CEO

I admit I had my doubts about Mark Fields, who was named Thursday to succeed Alan Mulally as chief executive of Ford Motor.<p>I wasn’t the only one. For years, people both inside and outside the automaker wondered whether the fast-rising executive, with his Harvard MBA and tailored suits, wasn’t just …

Official: Ford President and CEO Mulally Retiring July 1

Ford has sent an official save-the-date, so to speak, for CEO Alan Mulally’s final day at the company’s helm: July 1. That’s roughly six months sooner than expected, but apparently, Mulally and Executive Chairman Bill Ford think Ford’s leadership team is ready to take over now, so they pulled the …

Retirement

Chicken Soup for the Chilly Soul: 20 Comforting, Warm Recipes

Try one of these comforting chicken soups, from classic chicken noodle to khao soi.<p><b>Like sweaters, chicken soup is a warm, wintry comfort.</b> Chicken soup, however, is infinitely tastier. Check out our wildly different takes on chicken soup in the slideshow, and decide which style you're going for …

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10 tips and tricks for your iPhone 6 camera

The iPhone just seems to get better with every new iteration of the device - seemingly leaving the humble compact camera far behind in its wake.<p>But …

7 Tips For Photographing Lightning

Last Saturday I received a notification on my phone that a severe thunderstorm was on the way. I initially thought, “<i>Sweet! I can try and get some</i> …

4 Tips for a Perfect White Background in High Key Photography

4 Tips for a Perfect White Background in High Key Photography author Tony Northrup shows us some tips for making that white background, white!

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Closing Windows: Microsoft and its platforms are nowhere to be found at CES

For over a decade, Microsoft was the dominant presence at CES. But since pulling out of the show in 2013, the company has faded almost completely from view this year: the biggest Microsoft story at CES 2014 is that first-choice CEO candidate Alan Mulally has declined the job.<p>Since it’s not at the …

20 Stunning Examples of High Speed Photography (And Tuts on How to Do It Yourself)

A lot happens in the blink of an eye — a lot of pretty amazing things. But due to the way our brain works, we don't really get to “see” these amazing …