Robert Parry

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The Secrets to Getting Started With Flashguns

When we first get into photography, be it with a compact camera or a DSLR, we tend to use the camera’s built in flash when we need it. Now whilst …

Basic Skin Smoothing in Photoshop

I’ve always said that the best Photoshop is the Photoshop you never even notice. I encourage my students to get it right in the camera, because my …

Imaging

Nexus 7 Trade-Ins Suggest Lots Of Upgraders To New Model, Little To No Interest From The iPad Crowd

The new Google Nexus 7 is a big improvement over the original with a bunch of additions like LTE and a super high-resolution display – the best in tablets, in fact. And that’s driving a lot of first generation device owners to trade in their old Nexus 7, according to gadget buy-back site Gazelle. …

This Arduino hackaphone was never going to be pretty, but it does the job

Okay, we'll admit that it looks a bit like a baby monitor. But in contrast to those over-engineered pieces of parenting paraphernalia, this DIY cellphone can actually make calls and send texts over GPRS. More importantly, <i>Hackaday</i> claims it was put together by a lone hacker ("Victorzie") from an …

Organize music and movies: the complete guide to managing your media

Having all your media on tap without having to find or swap CDs and DVDs is a major attraction of building your own digital media library. Trouble …

Google Nexus 7: how to upgrade, flash and unlock your Nexus tablet

Upgrading and wiping a Google Nexus 7 or any Android device can be a scary process, especially if you've never done it before. If you're selling a …

Cloud backup: our top 5 tips

As the cloud continues to become a commercial imperative for businesses, they have realised they must overhaul their data backup processes.<p>Forrester …

Portrait Photography Photoshop Tutorial: Skin Retouching

One of the most fundamental and most utilized skills of retouching portrait images with Photoshop is skin correction. Fine lines, discoloration, etc. …

The Basics of Photography: B for Bokeh

A while ago we started our new educational series covering the basic terms of photography. The letter ‘A’ covered the term ‘Aperture’, and today we …

Quick and Easy Trick For Adding a Black Background to Your Shots Anywhere

Photographer Glyn Dewis shared this cool little technique that lets you work with a black background even if you don’t have an actual backdrop with …

Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 Poses to Get 21 Photos

Brian Smith: The Art of Photographing People

Brian Smith is a portrait photographer who is recognized for his unique photographs of celebrities, athletes and politicians. With his photographic …

Do You Have a Photography Checklist? You Should. Here is a Quick Start

Modern DSLRs have so many features that it is sometimes difficult to keep track of all the settings. One of my biggest concerns is that a shot will …

Shutter Speed

The Best Tips & Tools for Freelance Photographers

<i>[Today’s guide comes from awesome photographer and Photojojo pal, Helena Price!]</i><p>Being a photographer is regarded as one of the coolest jobs on the …

Google Docs

Canon Launches EOS 101 Tutorial Videos to Help Newbies Learn the Basics

For a while now, Canon has offered online resources to available teach those who may be unfamiliar with, well, taking photos. In what could be called …

Tips for Better Bokeh Photography

The term “bokeh” seems to have evolved from its original definition. Nowadays bokeh refers to out of focus lights and shapes within a picture, rather …

Canon EOS

Dear Model: Posing Tips for How to Look Your Best in Photographs

Dear (new’ish) Model,<p>My name is Other Model. I have spent the last couple of years finding out a few things that I wish I’d known from the start. …