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How to easily check to see if Apple is slowing down your iPhone

Remember how crazy all those conspiracy theorists sounded when they carried on and on about “planned obsolescence,” claiming that Apple was …

A More Nuanced Three-Light Setup for Studio Portraits

The beauty of a studio space is the ability to carefully craft light exactly as you'd like it to be, giving you the opportunity to get as nuanced as …

Shooting with Window Light in a Small Home Studio

Today, another great behind the scenes video by photographer Irene Rudnyk. She is a huge fan of simple setups and natural light, so she is shooting …

Road Trip Diaries: 7 must-sees on the drive between Portland, Oregon, and Olympic National Park

“Lush” is the first word that comes to mind when you think of the Pacific Northwest. From the moss-draped bigleaf maples of Portland’s Forest Park to …

Oregon

When to Replace Your Self-Defense Ammo

A while back, Chris talked about how to choose your self-defense ammunition, and he brought up the idea of rotating self-defense ammo in carry …

Self Defense

What to Do With Digital Storage That's Collecting Dust

How many of you have old memory cards, USB sticks, or even hard drives lay around doing nothing? Of those that answered yes, how many of you still …

Watch: How to Get the Most out of Your 5-in-1 Reflector

It's one of the most versatile light modifiers you can get, but how exactly do you use a 5-in-1 reflector?Light modifiers are just about as important …

Photography

New: Bokeh & Depth of Field Masters Guide

Imagine having the knowledge to confidently create beautiful background blur, in any situation with any lens. <i>Creating Beautiful Background Blur</i> is a …

Depth Of Field

5 Myths About Hyperfocal Distance

When we talk about hyperfocal distance with our students, we sometimes get a skeptical look or two… and we can understand why. After all, it is a …

5 Easy Steps to Zero Your AR-15

Zeroing (also called sighting-in) is the process of adjusting your rifle’s sighting apparatus (iron sights, electronic optic or riflescope) until its …

How to Use Evernote: The Ultimate Guide

I often refer to Evernote as my “second brain.” The app allows me to follow a modified version of David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) philosophy, a productivity method designed to help you arrange a systematic workflow to prioritize, manage, and execute important tasks while snoozing those that …

Productivity

How to stop the same song from autoplaying every time you plug your phone into a car

The sound of silence<p>It’s happened to everyone: you plug your smartphone into your car, and then cringe when <i>that</i> song — the same song every time — begins to play. For some reason, iPhones will automatically play whatever song is listed first alphabetically in your iTunes. It doesn’t matter if you’re …

Gmail inbox full? Here’s how to delete old messages and clear up space in under a minute.

Are you getting the dreaded “inbox full” message on your Gmail account? It’s stressful to go back through all of your emails one by one and decide …

Gears Of Biz

How To Zero Your AR-15 Rifle

When it comes to properly zeroing in your AR-15 rifle, there are many schools of thought on the proper way to do it. Personally, because of the help …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Internet

How to Use Your Camera’s Histogram to Get Perfect Exposures Every Time (VIDEO)

How often do you use your camera’s histogram while out shooting? If the answer is “never,” you’re ignoring a powerful tool that can help you get …

How to Record Calls on an iPhone

Apple doesn't make it easy to record phone calls, but it's not impossible. Here's how.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate …

This Is How To Pick The Perfect Melon At The Grocery Store

And everything else you wanted to know about melons, too.<p>After a delicious summer picnic, it almost feels like our tastebuds crave a slice of juicy melon for dessert on instinct. Between its high water and low calorie content and sugary-sweet taste, it’s summer’s answer to the perfect snack.<p>Whether …

Memorize the F-Stop Scale, Easily

In video and photography, knowing the stops on the f-stop scale turns those numbers on your lens into useful information.<p>This is an excerpt from "Hey …

What It's Like to Shoot 35-Year-Old Film

Unlike SD cards, film has an expiration date. Once it reaches the end of its shelf life, all sorts of unpredictable things can happen: loss of …

AI-Powered App Helps You Colorize Black & White Photos in Seconds

This is amazing. The researchers at UC Berkeley who came up with the automatic colorizer algorithm we first shared back in March, 2016 have released …

RAW vs JPEG – The Only Guide You Will Ever Need

<b>I did not plan on writing a dedicated article on RAW vs JPEG.</b> Why? I thought this ship had sailed long ago and the time of heated debates over which …

Does Shooting Film Make You a Better Photographer?

The film versus digital debate has raged on for over a decade now. Digital cameras are so capable that it seems silly for anyone to go back to an …

The Worst Camera I've Ever Loved: The Nishika N8000

One of the beautiful things about film is the variety of cameras out there. You could shoot a different one every day and seemingly never get to the …

Thornton Landscape Contractor Tells How To Turn On A Sprinkler System

YouTube

Little Ones Behind the Viewfinder: Getting Your Kids into Photography

Kids are <i>really</i> smart and teaching kids photography is an amazing thing you can do with them.<p>New technology seems like something they just pick up and …

Apple's iPad Problem: The Old Ones Are Just Fine

Apple just delivered a brand new iPad that it says features “a brighter 9.7-inch Retina® display and best-in-class performance at its most affordable price ever.”<p>Here’s my Honest Press Release®: There’s a new iPad that’s a teensy bit faster and brighter than the last one, and they’re pretty much …

IPad Air

High Speed Photography for Beginners

High Speed Photography for Beginners<b></b>The use of high-speed cameras for still image photography and cinema has become widely popular. Although modern …

DSLR Cameras

Create this bokeh wall effect on the cheap using aluminum foil, color gels

Are you looking for some inexpensive ways to be a little more creative with your photography? Is a roll of aluminum foil and some color gels …

Cameras