Stephan Starnes

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CameraSim 3D Turns Learning the Basics of a DSLR Into a Video Game

Who says you can’t learn from video games? Shown off in the above video is a preview of an upcoming first-person simulation game that takes the …

Dear Young Photographer

Here’s what I know.<p>You grew up, like most, where you got trophies for participation, medals for winning bullshit things and undying support from your …

5 Reasons Why Image Noise is Your Friend

Amazing low light capabilities, or so the marketing screams. It seems the mantra of every camera manufacturer these days – the total elimination of …

7 Street Photography Tips and Exercises to Try This Season

If you live near me, the birds are starting to chirp, it no longer hurts your face to walk out the door, and everyone sheds their all black winter …

Why Google doesn’t care about college degrees, in 5 quotes

Google isn’t big on college degrees, although the search giant is inundated with applicants touting perfect GPAs from Ivy League schools.<p>Google’s chairman and head of hiring, Laszlo Bock, has given a few insights in the <i>New York Times</i> on how he sorts through a multitude of bright applicants.<p>The …

10 best Game Boy Advanced, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy emulators for Android

Game Boy and Game Boy Color were the handheld consoles that started it all. Their release showed that you could have well made games that fit in your pocket. Handheld game consoles have evolved a lot since then, but there are many who still enjoy the classics. Let’s take a look at the best Game Boy …

A First Look at Darktable, an Open Source Alternative to Lightroom

When it comes to image management programs, the undisputed kings are of course Lightroom and Aperture. Both of these programs have been around for …

Sony Announces Project Morpheus, A Virtual Reality Headset For The PS4

And just like that, the Virtual Reality wars have begun.<p>Firing a shot across the bow of Oculus (the company responsible for getting many people excited about virtual reality again, after the myriad flops of the 90s), Sony has just announced that they’re building a VR headset for the PS4.<p>Sony is …

No Studio? No Problem! Part 4: Photography Lighting Tips for Shooting in Tight Spaces

<i>Welcome to Time Out with Tanya, where I’ve put my fast paced graphic design career on hold in favor of adventures in motherhood. I’m capturing every</i> …

12 Priceless Street Photography Tips by Elliot Erwitt

<i>“Photography is an art of observation – it’s about creating something extraordinary out of the ordinary. You choose a frame and then wait until the right time for something magical to come along and fill it. ” – Elliott Erwitt</i><p>Photographer Elliott Erwitt was recently commissioned by luxury single …

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RAW Beauty Talks: Empowering Portraits of Women Without Make Up or Photoshop

If you browse around online, even if you stay away from the magazine covers with their models liquified into long-legged oblivion, you will be …

10 Things You Should Know About the Crop Tool

While the Crop Tool is one of Photoshop's most-basic tools, you might find that there is more to this tool than you might know. In this tutorial, we …

50 DIY Projects for Lighting Photographers

Do you have more time than money? Time to get your MacGuyver on with this collection of DIY projects. From the ridiculous to the sublime, it's all …

15 Ways You Can Improve Your Photography This Year

As the New Year begins and now that you’ve probably got brand new gear after the holidays, take a look at these quick tips on improving your …

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

This Vine compilation video of magic tricks and sorcery is so much fun

Here is a tummy tickling compilation video of Vines from Zach King, the magic wizard of Vine. He'll snatch cats out of computer screens, turn Rubik's …

5 Tips for Successful HDR Photos

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How to choose the right tripod for your kind of photography

Wondering <b>how to choose right tripod</b> from vast collection available in the market. Given many choices about choosing a tripod, the major factors for …

Lightroom Tips for the Develop Module the Magic Alt Key

Lightroom Tips for the Develop Module - using the Alt (Option) key to get valuable feedback to help you process your images in Lightroom.

Will Amazon Combine Free Wireless Broadband With Those Free 'Kindle Phones'?

Last weekend a friend of mine visited Seattle for the Penny Arcade Expo, or PAX. He’s an avid gamer but not much of a “tech guy” and I noticed he was in need of a new phone; his Palm Pre had a cracked screen, was held together with tape, and, well, it was a Palm Pre and this is 2013. So I dug …

Full Frame or Cropped? A Brief Guide to Camera Sensor Sizes

It all used to be so simple. When DSLRs first appeared, there was very little discussion on sensor size, mainly because there was very little …

Survival Tips for The Aspiring Conflict Photographer

<b>“No professional soldier is sent to war without extensive training. Photographers who operate in exactly the same battle space without any training,</b> …

Sony packs entire camera into snap-on smartphone lens

<b>Sony's rumoured snap-on lenses for Android and iPhone will pack in an entirely separate image sensor, according to Sony Alpha Rumors.</b><p>Two rumoured …

Activision Not Concerned With Destiny Cannibalizing Call Of Duty

We’ve talked a lot about Halo the past week or so, but really, the battle over time spent playing multiplayer shooters is really going to heat up as the next console generation begins in the fall. There are so many shooters being designed with focus specifically on multiplayer that gamers might be …

Overlooked at E3 2013: The Mag II Gun Controller

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Introducing the Mag II Gun Controller, which works with 95 percent of all PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 games. If I remember correctly, game-accessory brand …

Who Will Pick Up Where WordPress Left Off?

By John O'Nolan4 minute Read<p>Blogs have come a long way in the last 10 years. The concept has evolved from teenagers reliving their angst-filled days …

Xbox One: top features you probably hadn't noticed

<b>So, it's official: Microsoft has dropped some of the more hated DRM requirements on the Xbox One.</b><p>It's a move that's made people happy — no need for a …

GameStop applauds Xbox One used game policy reversal

Retailer GameStop, which makes a significant portion of its revenue from secondhand sales, has applauded Microsoft for reversing its controversial used game policy today.<p>"GameStop welcomes today's announcement from Microsoft about changes in functionality for its next-generation console, the Xbox …

What an Atomic Bomb Explosion Looks Like from Above and Below

On November 5, 1951, a 31 kiloton atomic bomb was dropped in the Nevada Test Site from a B-45 Tornado bomber. A camera in the air was documenting the …