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HP's new laptop looks like a MacBook Air and is made for hardcore business users

HP is today introducing a new laptop that's thinner and lighter than the MacBook Air — a stylish Windows 8 machine called the EliteBook Folio 1020. Even though HP is boasting about this laptop's slim size, it isn't necessarily taking aim at Apple here. HP says that it's designed the Folio 1020 with …

Tips for Using ISO Settings in Photography

When you as a photographer—amateur or professional, analog or digital–practice your craft or hobby, you will at one time or another become acquainted …

From Prep Work to Post-Processing: An In-Depth Star Photography Tutorial

As a photographer, there is nothing more intriguing to me than the unknown. What’s out there and where will it lead me on my next adventure under the …

Tutorial: Quickly Remove Bags Under Eyes Using Curves in Photoshop

There are a few different ways to address bags under the eyes when you’re editing a portrait in Photoshop, but the video above shows one that is both …

Jane Bown: 'I was born the wrong side of the blanket. On the kitchen floor'

'I spent my whole life worrying," Jane Bown says, "about time and light. If I had time it was something, but if I had light it was even better. Often, though, I had neither. I remember doing a picture of Danny DeVito: I had five minutes to squeeze him into a little window bay in the Dorchester to …

Jane Bown's work – in pictures

The superb photography of Jane Bown was a highlight of the Observer for decades. Here are some of her greatest shots, as well as pictures from her early life

How to Use Shutter Speed for More Powerful Images

Recall the last time someone complimented your photography. Did they compliment <i>you</i> or did they compliment your camera? Surely, we’ve all heard it at …

Landscape Photography

These Many Photography Links Will Overwhelm You

Another terrific week in the world of photography has passed by once again, and we find Toad Hollow Photography searching all corners of the internet …

Landscape Photography

Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers, Philosophers and Dreamers, Chapter 25

<i>Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then</i> …

Photography

Types of Lenses and How They Are Used

Lenses are one of the most important considerations in photography. The lens you choose for each shot can dramatically change your results; its best …

Landscape Photography

5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography

5 Tips for Better Long Exposure Landscape Photography - learn some things to do and some to avoid when doing long exposures.

How to Take Photos in Low Light

Images of night scenes never fail to impress. Night-time images have great ambiance, something which is often absent in flat, bright, daylight …

How to Use Selective Focus for More Creative Images

Ansel Adams and his work remain central to photography discussions; he’s been a source of inspiration and emulation for generations of photography …

The Secrets of Effective Silhouette Photography

There is something about silhouettes that makes you want to rush out and create one yourself. They have that dramatic atmosphere that always keeps a …

Landscape Photography

7 Ways To Improve Your Outdoor Portraits

Lighting is one of the most important concepts in photography, so one may automatically assume that outdoor portraits would need very little lighting …

9 Essential Tips to Conquer Available Light Photography

Famed American Army general George S. Patton once advised those under his command to “accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of …

Landscape Photography

Tutorial: How to Create Action Sequence Shots Using Composite Photography

As our camera and software technology improve, the opportunities to push the limits of our creativity grows exponentially. Not that many of today's …

Tutorials

6 Amazing Tutorials That Will Give You the Perfect Eye Catch-Lights in Your Portraits

There's not too many people who would argue about the fact that striking catch lights in the eyes of your portrait subject really improve the overall …

The art of retouching. Tiffany Mueller takes us step by step through portrait retouching (with video) http://www.lightstalking.com/retouch-portraits-like-pro

8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills Starting Today

“Practice makes perfect,” they say. It’s such a clichéd statement — most people probably roll their eyes when they hear it. Me too.<p>But guess what? …

Sunset balloon flight by Axel-D, on Flickr Find out how to shoot ones like it at http://bit.ly/NEoMV0

Photography Tutorial: Focus Stacking

In a previous article we looked at various things that you can do with multiple exposures. One of those things was focus stacking. Focus stacking is …

7 Common Portrait Mistakes and How to Fix Each One

Portraiture is one of the most popular genres of photography around. It’s also one of the most challenging. It takes many long hours of practice …

5 Essential Edits That Will Improve Almost any Photograph

As photographers, we strive to take a perfect photograph. We compose carefully within our frame, properly expose our image, and make sure our white …

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Shooting Raw

You’ve seen it on the spec sheets for cameras you considered purchasing, you’ve read about it on one photography blog after another, and you’ve heard …

How to Photograph Children Outdoors

Children are one of people's favourite subjects to photograph, but like any subject they present their own photographic challenges. Let's take a look …

Don't Miss These 7 Incredible Tutorials on Strobe Lighting for Portraits

As much as we love natural light, there are times when you have to rely on artificial light to create striking portrait images. Artificial lighting …

How to Use a Reflector for Better Outdoor Portraits

<b>What is a Reflector and Why Use One for Outdoor Portraits?</b><p>Simply put, a reflector is an object that reflects light onto a subject. In the absence of …

Beyond Lighting: Taking Better Portraits

Portraiture can be a tricky thing to get right. Even with ideal lighting situations, a photographer still faces quite a few challenges to get a good …

Photography

Leading Lines as a Compositional Tool for Better Photographs

There are a number of rules to composition in photography, some simple such as the rule of thirds, others that need careful consideration for example …

Tutorials