Richard Miller

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How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A team of political activists huddled at a Hardee’s one rainy Saturday, wolfing down a breakfast of biscuits and gravy. Then they descended on Antioch, a quiet Nashville suburb, armed with iPads full of voter data and a fiery script.<p>The group, the local chapter for Americans for …

Middle-class

The bottom line: What happens when families cross the border

Nearly 2,000 child migrants have been separated from their parents in the six weeks following the implementation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' …

Immigration

Equipping The Outdoor Studio Portrait Photographer

<i>This is a syndicated blog post from Digital Photo Pro Magazine. It is being republished here with permission.</i><p><b>There are lots of reasons to make</b> …

Landscape Photography

6 Reasons Why Your Photos Aren’t Razor Sharp

Picture this: you come home after a great day out photographing and you’re excited to look through all the beautiful images you’ve captured. However, …

Landscape Photography

5 Post-Processing Mistakes Beginner Photographers Make

Looking back at my early photography, I shake my head in embarrassment. I know I should be proud of the fact that I’ve come a long way since then, …

Tutorials

Why Old Photography Books and Magazines are Still Valuable

Cleaning out my bookshelf the other day, I rediscovered a bunch of old photography books I bought from a second-hand store some time ago. Leafing …

Time Capsules

How to Use a Phone Screen for Magical Portraits

Wedding photographers are always looking to take creative, novel portraits and a quick, simple trick is often sitting right in their pocket. By using …

Photography

How to Make Boring Photos Look Awesome in Lightroom (VIDEO)

Let’s face it, most of the time, photos can look pretty bland when you see them straight out of the camera. And it’s no secret that even the best …

Tutorials

The Silence of the Bugs

Fifty-six years after Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring” warned of bird die-offs from pesticides, a new biocrisis may be emerging. A study published last fall documented a 76 percent decline in the total seasonal biomass of flying insects netted at 63 locations in Germany over the last three decades. …

Ecology

You Can Help Turn the Tide on Plastic. Here’s How.

Do these six pain-free things, and you’ll help reduce the impact plastic is having on oceans and other waterways around the world.<p><b>In a world that can seem</b> overwhelmed by potentially eternal plastic waste, are biodegradables the ultimate solution? Probably not. But it’s complicated. The industry is …

Pollution

Automatically Remove People From Your Images in Photoshop

It is nearly impossible to take a photo in some locations without people or cars disrupting the image. Of course you can edit out these objects, but …

Tutorials

The Secret to Using Color to Make Your Images Look Sharper

<i>Sharper looking images don’t only have to do with your lens and the clarity slider</i><p>Of course we can all sit here and talk about the sharpness of a …

Learn Photography With 99 Hours of Free Online Lessons From School of Visual Arts

If you’ve ever tried to <b>learn photography</b>, you can appreciate the value of expert advice. Nowadays you don’t even need to pay in order to learn the basics and improve your skills thanks to many free online resources from passionate industry professionals. One of the latest cost-free, inspirational …

Photography

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Importing Photos in Lightroom

If you haven't closely examined everything you can do when you import photos in Lightroom, you could be missing the chance to save valuable time in …

These Are the Tricks Pros Use to Pose People So They Look Better in Portraits (VIDEO)

Do you hate how you look in photos? Or, as a photographer, are you often unsatisfied with how your subjects appear in your images after you snap the …

Eight Lesser-Known Features in Photoshop That I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

Although these eight features may not be the sexiest that Photoshop has to offer, they all really do help to make my life as a photographer so much …

Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Will Have You Dreaming of France

Mustard is one of those condiments that can add a lot of easy flavor to your cooking. And two kinds of mustard (grainy and smooth)? Now you're …

Here’s a Simple Explainer on How to Use the Powerful Curves Adjustment in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Curves might be one of the most important yet most misunderstood adjustment tools in all of Photoshop. Because Curves is so key to tweaking the tones …

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

How to Use Focus Stacking to Obtain a Sharp Image From Front to Back

Focus stacking is a technique in which one takes multiple shots of the same scene at different focus distances, then merges them together to create a …

How to Mimic the Light of the Setting Sun Using Only a Single Speedlight

Sometimes, whether because of location, logistics, or timing, you'll want to mimic the look of natural light using strobes. This quick and fun video …

Color Management

This Is How All Your Favourite Chefs Make Scrambled Eggs

One of the most basic recipes everyone learns is scrambled eggs, but the truth is perfectly scrambled eggs are a lot trickier than they seem. Much …

Breathe New Life Into Dull, Underexposed Photos with These Simple Photoshop Tricks (VIDEO)

Whether we blame it on laziness, bad light, or operator failure, sooner or later all of us screw up and come home from a shoot with dull, …

Tutorials

Breathtaking and Dreamlike Landscape Photography by Stijn Dijkstra

Stijn Dijkstra is a talented 25-year-old graphic designer, filmmaker, storyteller and photographer based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Stijn creates …

Advice on Retouching in Photoshop

I don’t use Adobe Lightroom. I use Bridge and Photoshop to retouch my client’s and my own images. Here are some tips and advice on how to use certain …

Tutorials

Hands-On With the Sony a7 III: A New Normal

One week ago, Sony introduced the a7 III full-frame mirrorless camera which redefined what a “base model” should be. Here’s my first-look …

Cameras

10 Awesome Camera Hacks That Will Give a Unique Look to Your Photographs (VIDEO)

It’s been awhile since we’ve brought you any photo hacks, but the 10 tricks in this video are really good. And like others we’ve posted in the past, …

People are dying because we misunderstand how those with addiction think

A philosopher explains why addiction isn’t a moral failure.<p>The American opioid epidemic claimed 42,300 lives in 2016 alone. While the public policy challenge is daunting, the problem isn’t that we lack any effective treatment options. The data shows that we could save many lives by expanding …

Drug Addiction

20 Free Graphic Design eBooks to Learn Design From

Want to learn more about graphic design? This article includes an amazing collection of 20 <i>free graphic design eBooks</i> you can learn from. Learn new …

Every Photographer Should Be Able To Do These 17 Things in Under 10 Seconds

I know what you're thinking...Photography is all about taking your time, checking the corners of the frame, perfecting the lighting, and so forth.And …