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I asked 12 authors to share the book that changed their life, and their responses are deeply moving

Everybody has that one book. The one that came along at the exact right moment and made you feel comforted, heard, inspired, or less alone. It’s not …

16 new science fiction and fantasy books to read this April

Stories about people with special abilities, Mars, and interstellar talent shows<p>Last month, I picked up <i>The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies</i><i>,</i> a new book by <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reporter Ben Fritz. Fritz looks closely at the rise of prestige TV shows like <i>Game of Thrones</i> and <i>Breaking Bad</i>, …

13 books you should read before you get married

Getting married is a major milestone. It means making (hopefully) permanent room in your heart for someone else and committing to loving, supporting, nurturing, and defending your partner through thick and thin for the rest of your life.<p>It's no easy feat. Fortunately, authors and experts have …

The 100 Best Children's Books of All Time

We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation. In …

Books

The Sony A7RIII. What more can I say? It’s phenomenal, and is my Camera of the Year 2017

The Sony A7RIII. What more can I say? It’s phenomenal, and is my Camera of the Year 2017 By Steve Huff So I have been using the A7RIII here over the …

How to remove action camera fisheye distortion in under 20 seconds

Action cameras have become part of many a filmmaker and photographer arsenal. Even if they’re not our primary camera, they’re great for grabbing …

A Complete Guide to a Popular Children's Portraiture Retouching Look

If you look at a lot of children's portraiture, you'll probably notice a popular look that is the signature of quite a few photographers, namely …

Children are learning to code with new toys they can touch and feel

So you want your kid to grow up to be Mark Zuckerberg? Get them started early. Toymakers are creating everything from board games to wooden logic puzzles to teach children—as young as three years old—how to code.<p>Kano and Primo Toys sell play sets that mix hardware and software, creating a hands-on …

Kids

Easily remove background noise in video editing

<i>This method saved me so much time</i> - said Lok Cheung - <i>and I've only discovered it by myself recently!</i><p><b>Text, image and video via Lok Cheung</b>

50 Great Narrative Nonfiction Books To Get On Your TBR List

Narrative nonfiction—also known as creative nonfiction or literary nonfiction—is usually defined as nonfiction that uses the techniques and style of …

Tim Cook believes learning to code is more important than English [Video]

Tim Cook is touring France this week where he spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron about education and taxes, and a new video interview via <i>Konbini</i> shows the Apple CEO talking more about the former.<p>The video shows a series of answers to questions asked off camera that have been strung …

Improve Your Color Grading Skills in 20 Minutes With This Detailed Video Tutorial

Color grading is amongst the most important step of retouching. Along with lighting, it sets the mood of your image and can also help tie together …

Tutorials

Gorgeous Rainbow Baby-Themed Photo Shoot Offers Hope After Loss

These photos tell emotional stories.<p>A lovely rainbow baby-themed photo shoot is offering a message of hope after tragedy.<p>A rainbow baby is a child born after a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. Photographer Lindsey Worthington captured six mothers who have experienced this …

How to Clean Your Camera's Sensor

One of the critical things for your camera is to keep the sensor clean. Dust floats around almost everywhere; Once it gets inside your camera it can …

11 Free Apps I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

This is not your typical list of must have photography apps — no Snapchat, Instagram, or Photoshop here. Although you might not have heard of many of …

25 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

Here’s a Checklist for Learning How to Retouch Photos Like a Pro

If you are a photographer or fledgling retoucher opening Photoshop for the first time, it is a daunting experience, to say the least. There is a …

How to Color Your Photos Using the HSL Tool in Lightroom

Today, it’s becoming increasingly harder for your style as a photographer to become recognized. Of course, there are prolific photographers such as …

Best professional DSLRs 2017

<b>We round up the best professional DSLRs on the market at the moment</b><p>Canon EOS 1D X II<p><b>Price:</b> £4,799.00 (body only)<p><b>Key features:</b><p>20.2-megapixel …

6 Creative Portrait Photography Hacks in 2 Minutes

Ready for some rapid-fire DIY tips? A team of French photographers who goes by the moniker “Shootr” has put together a simple photo hacks video that …

Using Household Items to Create Stunning Foreground Bokeh

We all love to spend money on the latest and greatest photo gear, whether it be a $120 reflector with a hole in it (I’m just jealous I didn’t market …

Ukrainian Photoshop Master Creates Magical Images with Random Photo Combinations

Ukrainian artist Viktoria Solidarnyh uses Photoshop to create scenes that simultaneously appear remarkably realistic and straight from a storybook. In her series of enchanting edits, Solidarnyh digitally combines multiple photos into single composite images, showcasing her undeniable skill and avid …

Photography

Man Outdoes His Wife’s Expectations When Asked to Take More Photos of the Kids

In early 2015, Phillip Haumesser’s wife Natasha gave him a simple request. She wanted him to take more pictures of their children. After all, the two kids were growing up fast—before you know it, they’d be graduating high school. Like many parents, Haumesser and his wife captured special moments on …

Kids

A Comprehensive Color Theory Guide for Photographers

We talk about composition a lot, but have you ever really dived into the subject of color theory and thought about how it applies to your …

Applying color theory to landscape photography

Color Theory can be an extremely complex subject, especially if you start looking at the mathematics and physics behind the theory itself. On a more …

Color Theory

The 10 Best Uses of Color in Film

I was initially drawn to photography mostly because of color. I find its usage both beautiful and fascinating and a power narrative tool. This great …

Top Photo Gear News of 2016

It was a busy year for photo gear technology, as <i>PDN</i>‘s Technology Editor Greg Scoblete can attest. Over the past 12 months, he’s reviewed and reported …

Video: A Simple Visual Explanation of Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO

If you need a simple, straight-forward explanation of how the digital camera captures photos, look no further. This creative little animation by …