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How to Photograph Lightning: Helpful Tips for Nailing the Shot

Lightning is an amazing subject to try and photograph. Dazzling. Unpredictable. Fulfilling. I’ve been documenting the long arm of Zeus for more than …

The Skillshare Class That Changed How I Think About Photography

Documentary Photography: Capturing Places and People<p>An Online Skillshare Class by Ami Vitale<p>It’s not every day that a National Geographic …

Street Photography

How to Use an Ancient Photo Trick to Create Surreal Digital Photos

I recently rediscovered an old photography technique that allows you to add surreal color to photos that show movement in the frame. The technique …

Still Not Using Off-Camera Lighting? It's So Easy a Seven Year Old Can Do It

There was a time early in my photography career that I bought into the idea of becoming a natural-light photographer. In secret this idea manifested …

This Anonymous Account Is a Hidden Gem of Instagram

Once upon a time, there was a successful photographer with hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram. He took pictures of sublime landscapes …

A Quick Photography Checklist to Help You Minimize Mistakes

Let's face it...<p>There are plenty of enemies we have to combat to get a shot that looks like the one above.<p>We all have things that require our time, …

Get Rid of Windows 10 Ads, Office Offers and Other Annoyances

Microsoft slowly started to sneak advertisements into the Windows platform with Windows 8, and they’ve only crept up further in Windows 10. From …

Cortana

Review: Olloclip Core Lens Set for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

It has been a while since I last reviewed Olloclip’s smartphone-specific lenses, but a lot has changed with the arrival of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 …

Mobile Photography

Google figured out how to turn pixelated images into high-res ones

You see it all the time in movies and TV shows: A security camera records footage of an intruder, but the image is too blurry or pixelated to make …

This is the battery case every serious iPhone photographer needs

Chances are, if you're serious about iPhone photography, you know all about Moment and its high-quality miniature lenses that attach to the …

You Have to Read This Mom's Post About How We Raise Boys

After being accused of "babying" her 8-year-old son, this mom wrote a now-viral post about the importance of encouraging our boys to show emotion.<p>I was watching my 11-year-old's basketball game over the weekend when one of the boys on the opposite team tripped on the court and fell smack on his …

Parenting

5 things parents can do to boost a child's self-confidence

It's a thin line to walk. Help them too much and they won't learn for themselves, but don't help them enough and they might get themselves into actual trouble.<p>Child development experts Dr. Tovah Klein and Angela Hanscom shared their advice for navigating that balancing act and raising capable, …

Self-help

Millennials are struggling at work because their parents 'gave them medals for coming last'

Bosses the world over are struggling with their millennial employees - they say we confound leadership, are self-entitled, narcissistic, lazy and …

Night sky over Preikestolen, Norway

Dad Of 4 Girls Tweets Conversations With His Daughters, Proves Parenting Is Fun

Indianapolis based blogger James Breakwell is considered by some to be the funniest dad on Twitter. His secret? He just tweets his daily …

How to Start a Photography Blog That Rocks

So you have been thinking about how to start a photography blog to go along with your shooting and you're wondering how to get started. Well, you've …

Web Design

Womens' Bodies Go Unedited In All-Girls Photo Collective

“At first it might be shocking, but then through exposure it becomes normal."<p>A neatly manicured hand rests behind a woman’s back. She’s got long, lovely hair and her bright, tight underwear lends the photo an air of intimacy -- but as far as fulfilling an idealized fantasy of prettily displayed …

Take better smartphone photos with these great photography apps

These photography apps will help you get the most out of your smartphone camera.<p>The cameras on iPhones and Android phones (some of them, anyway) are pretty good. But sometimes we need a little more, like a way to get rid of that dreaded red-eye, crop out a nemesis, or splash some funky filters onto …