Richard Douglass

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Get a three-in-one smartphone lens kit for $11.99

Smartphone lens kits have been around nearly as long as smartphones, affording far more variety and precision to your snapshots than your phone can by itself.<p>Just one problem: Most of the kits require either a specialized case (bleh) or the addition of an unsightly magnetic ring around the lens …

Gear & Gadgets

Why Is MERS So Contagious?

Amid an outbreak of the deadly virus in South Korea, virologists are piecing together an understanding of a new but familiar respiratory illness.<p>When you study something that is, in the strictest sense, invisible, answers to seemingly straightforward questions quickly become elusive.<p>Like: What …

Public Health

Photographing Hummingbirds in Flight Without Using Flash

Most people who enjoy taking images of birds will attest to the fact that it can be especially challenging to photograph hummingbirds. These little …

​What you need to know about shooting raw images on your phone

Shooting in raw is a term that's been familiar to digital camera users for several years now, but it's only recently started to spread out into the world of camera phones. It has various advantages compared to taking photos in JPEG format, but it does require a couple of changes in how you take …

Mobile Photography

Chinese Hackers Snare Data From Millions of Federal Workers

A massive data breach affects more than 1 percent of the American population—and it’s precisely those whose information a foreign government would most want to have.<p>It has not been a good year for federal government data security.<p>In October alone, Russian government hackers breached unclassified …

U.S. Postal Service

A Look at How the Top iOS Mobile Photo Editing Apps Stack Up

With many cameras now supporting integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, a good number of photographers are editing their photographs while still on the road. …

Tutorials

Fotodiox EveVenger Eyecup Keeps Light Out of Your DSLR Viewfinder

Fotodiox has announced a new product called the EyeVenger Eyecup Kit that gives photographers a custom viewfinder eyepiece for left and right eyes …

Cameras

A First Look at Android’s Standalone Photos App

Google is reportedly set to launch a standalone Photos service separate from Google+ in the very near future, and one of the things we’ll be seeing …

Mosh is a Simple Web App for Glitching Your Photos

Web developer Felix Turner has created an interesting new browser-based app called Mosh that can apply a large number of “glitch” effects to your …

Camera Modes Explained

If you’re just learning about your camera, then chances are you’ve taken a look at the top of your camera only to become immediately confused. …

This Woman's Incredible Before and After Photos of Her Body Transformation Will Inspire You Forever

THOSE ABS.<p>Give it up for this inspiring woman, who underwent a badass fitness transformation that took almost two years.<p>On Monday, Redditor ahhhgodzilla aka Aliesha Peterson, posted a description of her mind-blowing journey to r/fitness. She told readers on the forum she started by joining a gym at …

How To Take Headshots

At a recent Google+ photography conference Peter Hurley provided more great tips on how to take headshots. When his presentation, The Art of The …

Photography

ISO, Aperture & Shutter Speed | A Cheat Sheet For Beginners

One of the first things you must learn as a new photographer is the relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Known as the “exposure …

Tokyo Club Kids Photographed in their Bathtubs

When looking for couples to model for both this series, <i>Couple Jam</i>, and his ever popular work, <i>Flesh Love</i>, Tokyo-based Photographer Hal goes to …

Fujifilm XF16mm lens ~ picture samples and first thoughts

I’ve been fortunate enough to have a couple of copies of the new Fujifilm XF16mm prime lens so far. The first was a pre production unit I picked up …

Cameras

You Can Push Google Maps Directions from Desktop to Phone

We all use our smartphones more often than we’d like to admit, but let’s face it: Typing on a full-sized keyboard will always be easier to do than on a handheld device.<p>So when it comes to searching for Google Maps directions, now you can research commute routes ahead of time, then push the …

An Incredibly Rare Photo of a Quadruple Rainbow

New Yorker Amanda Curtis was waiting for a train in Long Island, New York, this past Tuesday when she spotted something incredibly rare: a quadruple …

NOAA

Apple wants to make its Maps app directions a bit more human

Apple wants to overhaul its mapping navigation system, providing a solution that is more reminiscent of a real human navigator, according to a patent application uncovered by Cult of Mac today.<p>In doing so, the company could improve its long-maligned Apple Maps app, while also gaining ground on …

First Look At Uber’s Co-Founder’s Shopping Concierge “Operator”

Operator wants to “unlock the 90% of commerce that’s not on the Internet”, CEO Robin Chan tells me. After two years in stealth, Chan was finally willing to give TechCrunch a peek at his startup, which he sees as the convergence of the biggest themes in tech: mobile, messaging, and the on-demand …

Would You Spend $20 on a Tube of Toothpaste?

When it comes to household items, toothpaste is one staple that's always been easy on the wallet. You might toss it into your shopping cart and cross …

Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

BlackBerry launches a new tablet that's all about security

BlackBerry doesn't exactly have a strong history with tablets. Its first one, the PlayBook, flopped badly, mired by half-baked software and a botched …

BlackBerry

I’m really excited to share this interview with Brendan Ó Sé, an award winning mobile photographer who currently has one of his iPhone photos …

Top Instagram Users Making Thousands Per Photo by Promoting Products

It pays to have a lot of Instagram followers — literally. Top users on the photo-sharing service these days are finding that their simple picture …

How To Restore Old Photos With Photoshop

You've probably stumbled upon a photo collection from your grandparents, tucked away somewhere, left for ages. Since those photos will probably be …

4 Reasons Shooting at Sunrise and Sunset Will Help You Take Better Photos

Perhaps the most important change you can make to improve your photography is to change the time of day you are shooting. It is as simple as that. …

Photography

The Average Cost for Wedding Photography in 2014 Was $2,556

Here’s how much the average couple spent on wedding photography for their big day in 2014: $2,556. That’s nearly a 5% increase from the average cost …

Here’s an 80x Super-Telephoto Lens for Smartphones

We recently shared an impressive demo of the 65x optical zoom lens on the Canon SX60. If you’re a smartphone shooter who wants the same reach without …