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Why Use a Polarizing Filter?

So what’s the point of a Polarizing filter? There are quite a bit of advantages and one of them is better colors right out of the camera. To that …

Modern Pin-Up Beauties Flaunt Dresses Made Out of Milk

London-based artist Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz blends modern interpretations of the classic pin-up girl with high-speed liquid photography. Founder of AurumLight Studio, Wieczorkiewicz produced this playful concept, entitled <i>Milky Pin-Ups</i>, in which gorgeous models flaunt chic liquid dresses made out of …

6 Ways To Kick Added Sugar Out, According To A Sugar Scientist

Learn how to protect yourself and your family from lurking added sugar.<p>The Food and Drug Administration’s new recommendation that Americans eat no more than 10 percent of calories from added sugar is a giant leap in the right direction, according to sugar scientist Laura Schmidt of the University …

Tips for Using Window Light in Portrait Photography

Back in the 80’s and 90’s window lighting was very avant-garde and fashionable. However, then the window was always part of the scene. The subject …

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The Hidden Benefits of Panorama Photography

Since the early days of film, panoramic photography has been synonymous with landscape and architectural images, and sometimes with other genres like …

Paleo Profile: The Head of the Devil

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>You know a skull’s special when the researchers studying the fossil call it “the head of the devil”. And <i>Lende chiweta</i>, described by paleontologist Ashley Kruger and colleagues, lives up to the title. With large canines and a set of bosses jutting from its skull, this …

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New Understanding of Cause of Alzheimer's Symptoms

<b>Amyloid plaques may be strangling blood flow.</b><p>Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have uncovered a mechanism in the brain that could …

Latest Scientific Research Shows That Coffee Is Actually Good For Your Brain

Dragon what? No, this is not a medieval-times myth where knights save princesses from fire-breathing dragons and win the coveted dragon fruit from a …

Scientists Reveal The Secret To Create Long-Lasting Memories

Have you ever struggled with a missing memory you’d like to recall but can’t seem to–the title of a book or name of an actor, for example?<p>Memory …

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Science Now Thinks Coffee Is Basically a Super-Drink

Science Now Thinks Coffee Is Basically a Super-DrinkPortrait of the Italian singer Mario Tessuto leaning on a counter in a bar and drinking some …

Google Maps Adds Offline Support

Now on Android, iOS coming soon<p>For years, Google Maps has been known to lead the digital mapping arena in terms of quality of data and features, both on desktop and mobile. Features like accurate transit directions and schedules, inclusion of local business listings and names on the map, and the …

Product Camera is a Camera App That Creates Photos of Objects on White Backdrops

The developers behind the popular Android camera app Camera51 have just announced a new app for helping people shoot the photos they need. This time …

Trey Ratcliff Designed the Ultimate HDR Software: It’s Called Aurora HDR

Photographer Trey Ratcliff is on a roll. Just months after designing a camera bag with Peak Designs and watching it become the most-funded bag in the …

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OpEd: The camera as a luxury item – or, a tale of two cameras

Here’s a question I’ve been pondering for some time: how is it possible that these cameras (and others) are so similar in some ways, yet wildly …

Study Shows How Our Brains Are Able To Multitask

Researchers hope to use this information to better understand and treat autism, ADHD<p>If you’ve ever had to cook dinner, prepare for the next day’s work meeting, while also listen to a friend complain over the phone, then you know all too well the importance of multitasking. But what's actually going …

A Mediterranean diet could protect your brain from shrinking in old age

Following a Mediterranean diet high in fish and low in meat may slow down the signs of aging in your brain, according to a new study.<p>Researchers found that among 684 elderly people with an average age of 80, those who stuck more closely to a Mediterranean diet that includes lots of vegetables, …

The Inventor of the Modern Image Sensor Announces a Breakthrough for Low-Light Photography

Eric Fossum, the inventor of the CMOS image sensor, the sensor in almost every modern digital camera, has teamed up with Jiaju Ma in developing the …

Understanding Natural Light Part 1: Quality of Light

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

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Advantages and Disadvantages of High Speed Sync

This video from <i>The Slanted Lens</i> demonstrates a secret that pro photographers use often. This is a trick that most amateur photographer would pay …

Google and NASA Have A New Quantum Computer

Meet the D-Wave 2X<p>It looks like the holiday season came early for Google’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab.<p>Google, NASA, and the Universities Space Research Association announced today that they’re getting the D-Wave 2X, the newest and most powerful quantum computer on the market. The 2X …

6 Methods to Create an HDR Image

Over the years, different software solutions for creating an HDR image from a set of source exposures have emerged. First, it was Photomatix and …

Prostate cancer test which detects tumour size could save thousands of lives

A cheap test which can gauge the size of prostate cancer tumours has the potential to save thousands of lives each year, scientists believe<p>A £10 urine test for prostate cancer, which not only picks up the disease but also reveals the size of tumours so that doctors know whether to operate, could be …

Video: How to Use the Sun During Shoots at Sunrise, Noon, and Magic Hour

The sun can be a photographer’s best friend: it is a constant source of light that lasts all day and doesn’t require any power from your end to keep …

Xpert Advice: Shoot for the Midtones When Working with Landscapes

For many years, landscape photographers considered Fujifilm Velvia film to be the cream of the crop. As photography evolved and digital became more …

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5 Tips to Take Your Landscape Photography from Good to Great

Landscape photography is one of the most favoured genres of photography. It also happens to be the one genre that is not easy to master. The reason …

The Superresolution Trick – How to Quadruple the Resolution of Your Camera

Have you ever dreamed of shooting with a megapixel monster camera and get images upwards of 50 Megapixel? Of course, these cameras are really …

5 Ways a Telephoto Lens Can Improve Your Landscape Photography

While it may seem counter-intuitive at first, the most sophisticated compositions are often the simplest. For this reason, ultra wide angle lenses …

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