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44 Tips to Improve Your Photography

<i>In this article, New York-based photographer Todd Vorenkamp shares 44 helpful tips you can use to improve the quality of your photography.</i><p><b>1. Shoot</b> …

Electrophotography: Creating Photos with the Xerox Photocopying Process

Most photocopiers (AKA Xerox machines) these days use a technology called xerography, which is also known as electrophotography. While it’s almost …

These Fire-Filled Light-Painting Photos Were Shot with a Smartphone

Earlier this year, photographer Benjamin Von Wong got a call from the Chinese telecom company Huawei. They were getting ready to launch a new …

Photography

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

Quantum Mechanics

Supervoid May Explain Gargantuan Cold Spot Lurking In Distant Universe

The biggest thing in the Universe is a cosmic hole<p>If you’re wondering what the biggest structure in the universe is, astronomers have said it’s nothing, really.<p>That’s not false modesty on their part--astronomers now have evidence that the largest known structure in the Universe is a “supervoid,” or …

Universe

NASA Chief Scientist Is Sure We'll Find Alien Life Within 20 Years

The truth is out there<p>NASA is certain: We’re not alone in this universe.<p>Speaking at a public panel on Tuesday in Washington D.C., NASA scientists discussed the likelihood of finding organic life in our solar system. Given the surprising number of oceans residing throughout our celestial home, they …

Astronomy

Target Pluto: fastest spaceship set for epic encounter with our remotest planet

It is the fastest spaceship ever launched and has been hurtling towards its target at a staggering 36,000mph for the past nine years. But now Nasa engineers are preparing to put their robot craft, New Horizons, on its final course – to the tiny world of Pluto.<p>Scheduled to reach its target on 14 …

Solar System

Big Bang Beam: Large Hadron Collider Restarts After Two-Year Break

Physics

Men And Women Use Different Scales To Weigh Moral Dilemmas

You find a time machine and travel to 1920. A young Austrian artist and war veteran named Adolf Hitler is staying in the hotel room next to yours. The doors aren't locked, so you could easily stroll next door and smother him. World War II would never happen.<p>But Hitler hasn't done anything wrong …

Critical Thinking

What Is an Exoplanet?

Exoplanets

Busted! 7 Myths About High Dynamic Range Photography

High Dynamic Range photography gets a lot of hate on the internet, particularly from other photographers. In this article, we're going to bust the …

HDR Photography

How to take photos in the dark

This may not be the most educational photo tip I’ll do this year, but I’ll be proud of myself if I come up with anything more fun. It’s one part …

How to Perfectly Capture Steam in Food Photography

I normally hangout at a local coffee shop editing photos because it’s easier for me to concentrate (plus free electricity and air condition… not …

Coffee

10 Basic Day to Day Techniques to Improve Your Photography

Photography is a lifelong learning experience. Even the best of the best will tell you that they still have much to learn. This is, perhaps, doubly …

How to Shoot Product Photos With One Light

Screenshot taken from the video<p>Dan over at Adorama Pro has come up with one of the coolest and smartest ways to shoot product photos on seamless …

Photography

How To Make a DIY Handpainted Backdrop

With winters lasting for 6 months in Toronto, I find that outdoor shoots are put on hold for pretty much the entire time. Because of that, I try …

Home Depot

9 Photo Composition Tips, As Seen in Photographs by Steve McCurry

<b>Rule of Thirds</b>: Place points of interest on the intersections and important elements along the lines<p><b>Leading Lines</b>: Use natural lines to lead eyes …

Photography Business Resources for photographers

11 Food Photography Tricks for Mouth-Watering Pictures<p>The Federal Trade Commission Act's ban on deceptive advertisement does not mean that …

Updated! The 2015 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests

For this new edition of <i>The 2015 Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests</i>, we’ve partnered up with the World Photography Organisation. Get a fresh look …

Photography

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

The Many uses of White Seamless (Part II) by Zack Arias

Here is the second part of lighting a white seamless. In part one Zack covered the basics in terms of gear and space and demonstrated how this all …

What Color is This Dress? Is it Under or Over Exposed?

What colors do you see in this dress? Is it an underexposed photo of a white and gold dress, or is it an overexposed photo of a black and blue dress? …

An In-Depth Tutorial on the Many Uses of a White Seamless Backdrop

A white seamless background is a staple of photography and video studios. Photographer Zack Arias of <i>DEDPXL</i> has created a fantastic (and lengthy) …

200 Light Orbs Captured in Single Long Exposure Sets New World Record

Did you know that there’s a Guinness World Record for the most light orbs painted into a single long-exposure photograph? The record was most …

Astronomers Find Supermassive Black Hole 12 Billion Times Size of the Sun

Black Holes

How to shoot high-quality panorama images

Panorama images have something intriguing. They give you a different view of the world around you - a view that does not resemble the way you see a …

Photography

4 Sky Events This Week: Mars Snuggles With Venus, Green Comet Rings a Bell

Sky-watchers get a last good look at comet Lovejoy while nearby planets jostle for attention.<p>As Earth's moon begins its climb in our night skies this week, the moons of Jupiter chase their shadows. Elsewhere in the solar system, the goddess of love makes her move on the god of war.<p><b>Jovian Shadows.</b> …