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Win AirPods in a Color of Your Choice From ColorWare

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with ColorWare to give <i>MacRumors</i> readers a chance to win a set of custom-painted AirPods, which are available in dozens of different colors.<p>ColorWare is a company that's been around for quite some time, offering custom paint jobs and unique skins for a range …

20 ISO tips to boost your camera skills

<b>Whether you want to boost your camera’s light sensitivity or shutter speeds, James Abbott reveals how to get more with his ISO tips.</b><p>1. ISO tips: …

Quick Tips for Photographing the Full Moon or Supermoon

The great thing about photographing the moon is that you have many chances each month to photograph it in its various phases.<p>That means that if you …

How to Shoot an Annie Leibovitz-style Group Portrait with Affordable Gear

One way portrait photographers like Annie Leibovitz light large-scale group photos is by lighting smaller groups by themselves and then compositing …

30 Cool Photography Links to Enjoy With Your Morning Coffee

We've really enjoyed another action packed week in the wide world of photography, with writers and artists from all genres publishing photos and blog …

How to Do a Realistic Sky Swap in a Photo Using Photoshop

In this 9-minute video tutorial from Serge Ramelli, learn how to easily swap out an unattractive white sky from a photo for a more dramatic one using …

How to: turn your iPhone or iPad into the ultimate book reading tool

As it stands, straight out of the box, Apple's iPad is a decent reading tool -- but it could be far better. Join AppleInsider for an examination of …

Apps

Create Better Landscape Photos with These Pro Tips for Camera Settings, Framing, & Editing (VIDEO)

Serge Ramelli is a professional Paris-based landscape photographer who’s always willing to share his “secret sauce” for creating better images. In …

50 things to stop wasting your money on

9 Ways to Learn Photography

Want to learn how to take better photos, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you feel like you have some basic photography skills, but don’t know …

Street Photography

Apple launches a set of tutorials for improving your iPhone photography

Smartphone cameras have become quite powerful. Because of this, it seems that more people get attracted to photography and want to explore all its …

The Russian Photographer Who Shoots Dreamlike Portraits with Real Animals

Moscow-based photographer Olga Barantseva has built quite an oeuvre of mesmerizing imagery consisting of models posing with animals such as bears, …

Backyard skinny-dippers lack effective laws to keep peeping drones at bay

Recent advances in technology mean we can no longer rely on fences or barriers around our homes to protect our privacy. This was certainly the case …

How to Shoot Sunset Silhouettes in a Water Drop… Without Leaving Home

Photographer Mithun M Das captured this creative and romantic photo of a kissing couple’s silhouette in a drop of water hanging off the end of a …

31 of the Most Famous Photographers of All Time

<b><br>Ansel Adams [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons</b>Famous photographers is a topic that a lot of us agree on, but ask a group of photographers what …

Street Photography

Photographing the Souls of Megacities

This photographer embarked on a quest to commemorate the human sides of 22 bustling cities.<p>Is it possible to visualize the changing character of a city in one image? For the photographer Martin Roemers, that question has guided a project that spanned 22 megacities over eight years.<p>His series,</i> …

Urbanism

Required Gear for a Landscape Photographer

When it comes to landscape photography, I'd have to say it's the most popular of the bunch.Sure, portraits are fun. Street photography is a rush. …

Landscape Photography

Shutter Speed Chart as a Photographer's Cheat Sheet

When we talk about the Shutter Speed in photography the first thing that comes to mind is its is relationship to Exposure. The Shutter speed is the …

Driverless flying taxi service set to launch in Dubai

<b>(CNN) —</b> Dubai has announced yet another pioneering initiative, but this time it's not the world's first rotating skyscraper or 3D printed office. It's a fleet of flying taxis.<p>Small enough to fit into a car parking space when folded up, the one-seater passenger drones made by Chinese company Ehang …

Drones

Why Space Travel Can Be Absolutely Disgusting

NASA's requirements for becoming an astronaut are stringent, but not overly daunting. Essentially, hopefuls must have a bachelor's degree in science, …

Space Exploration

How to change the email address linked to your Apple ID

If you own an iPad, iPhone, iPod or Mac, your Apple ID is the gateway to accessing the App Store, iCloud and iTunes, making it a crucial part of your …

App Store

Mac Malware Getting Much Worse: How to Protect Yourself

SAN FRANCISCO — Macs will encounter more malware in 2017, and the Apple desktop operating system may not be prepared to handle it, two security …

This tiny mint box is actually a self-contained PC packing a Raspberry Pi

While a few decades back you would’ve needed an entire room to fit in a computer, technology has come such a long way you can literally pack a PC right in a tiny mint box – and this is precisely what this crafty recreational inventor has done with his Raspberry Pi.<p>Developer Matt Wagner has managed …

Dubai is set to fill its skies with these self-flying taxi drones later this year

Dubai is planning to offer self-flying taxis by July, the city’s Road and Transportation Agency announced this week at the World Government Summit conference.<p>These four-legged, eight-propeller drones can carry a single passenger that weighs up to 100 kg (220 lb) and operate within an area of up to …

Transportation

Flipboard 4.0 Presents Deeper Personalization Options

Flipboard 4.0 launched today, introducing a redesigned app that revolves around one core new feature: Smart Magazines. The magazine analogy isn't altogether different from Flipboard's previous interface, where certain topics or news sources made up a grouping of stories through which users could …

Don’t get screwed: the emergency kit every photographer and videographer should have

What are the vital parts of gear you always carry with you to shoots? The essentials should include more than just camera gear to get you covered if …

Woodworking

John Wilhelm Takes Conceptual Photography To The Next Level With Fantastical Worlds

<i>All images by John Wilhelm. Used under Creative Commons License.</i><p>Conceptual photography plays around with distortion of reality in images to …

Framing

Make a Small DIY Photography Studio With Household Objects

If you’re looking to take slick photos of small items, whether they’re toys, product shots, or things you’re looking to sell online, it’s pretty easy …

Photography

Hands on with Tamron 70-200mm F2.8 and 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 'G2' zooms

Tamron announced two zoom lens updates at this year's WPPI show in Las Vegas - the full-frame SP 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 and the APS-C format …

Photography Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Need, But Will Definitely Want

What’s the one thing all photographers are guilty of?Gear lust!It seems that no matter how much gear we acquire, there’s always something else that …

Gear & Gadgets