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How to Extensively Stretch the Background of Your Images

We all have photos that we wish had a wider composition, either because we didn’t own the right lens or because we saw new potential for it in …

Tutorials

19 'USSD' Codes That Unlock Hidden iPhone Features

19 ‘USSD’ Codes That Unlock Hidden Features in Your iPhone<p>When you want to tweak your iPhone’s preferences, you’ll usually open up the Settings app. …

Bokeh for beginners: How to blur a background in Photoshop in mere minutes

Background blur, often called “bokeh” after the Japanese word for blur, is generally associated with high-end cameras with wide-aperture lenses. The …

Tutorials

Canon 85mm Shootout: f/1.2 vs f/1.4 vs f/1.8

Canon currently offers three different 85mm lenses: the $370 85mm f/1.8, the $1,600 85mm f/1.4L IS, and the $1,900 85mm f/1.2L II. If you’re …

Here’s How to Capture Sharp Long-Exposure Photos with Tips from a Pro Travel Shooter (VIDEO)

Long-exposure photography at night can be very challenging, especially if you want to capture sharp images. And while we all know that using a tripod …

Photoshop Tips: Here’s How to Add Clouds & Enhance Colors for More Dramatic Landscape Photos (VIDEO)

One lesson all outdoor photographers learn is that there’s a big difference between a beautiful location and a great landscape photograph. That’s …

This Hack Will Change the Way You Cook Frozen Pizza

Everyone has their favorite brand of frozen pizza. Whether you resort to yours out of convenience or because you’re short on time, a ready-to-eat …

Country Lifestyle

How to Take Great City Photos at Night

Intimidated by nighttime photography? Here’s an inspiring 11-minute video from photographer Peter McKinnon on how you can take better photos of …

The 10 Best HomeKit Products We’d Buy with HomePod

With the arrival of HomePod, it’s now a better time than ever for Apple users to turn their home into a smart home, or at least start moving in that …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

Review: Force 1's U34W Dragonfly drone is great for beginners

While I’m certainly not a hardcore drone enthusiast, I love toys that get kids interested in technology. Force 1’s U34W Dragonfly is an entry-level drone advertised as being “easy to fly” and “for beginners.” I figured it would be the perfect drone for my family to try out, so we took one to the …

This Ansel Adams Documentary Is a Comprehensive and Fascinating Look at the Master Photographer

I think few people will deny that Ansel Adams was one of the most influential and important photographers ever, his work enduring as a portfolio of …

Ansel Adams

How to set up and use Apple Pay Cash

[<b>Update:</b> Apple has shared a new video on its YouTube channel promoting Apple Pay Cash called <i>How to send money on iPhone</i>, check it out below.]<p>While Apple Pay Cash started rolling out yesterday, the new feature has just gone live for many users today. Follow along for a look at how to set up Apple …

Apple Pay

MacOS High Sierra 'Root' Bug Can Reactivate

Apple assumed everyone would upgrade, patch, and reboot in the right order, but that's not the case.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may …

Directing the Viewers Eye: It's More Than Railroad Tracks

Composition is a complicated topic. It's easy to throw out the Rule of Thirds because talking about things like balance, rhythm, and focus can get …

Some Handy Hidden Tricks in Lightroom

Lightroom is likely where you spend a lot of, if not the majority of your post-processing time. And so, any little shortcuts or tricks you can pick …

Tutorials

A Complete Guide to Lightroom CC

Adobe recently released the latest version of the desktop version of Lightroom, which is now dubbed "Lightroom Classic CC." Alongside it, they …

The Five Most Important Rules of Car Detailing

Before you go and start scrubbing down the paint, make sure you know what you're doing.<p>Cleaning your car can seem like a pretty simple task, but there's actually a lot to keep in mind to protect your car from damage. Detailing pro Larry Kosilla from AMMO NYC is here to show us the five things you …

Audio Mixing

David Akoubian Joins the "Boyz" in Apalachicola

<i>"All of us tend to think of Tamron as a great manufacturer of optics. Let's face it, they make GREAT glass, but there's another aspect to Tamron's</i> …

How to Make Your Skies More Dramatic Using Photoshop

So much of a landscape image is in how you edit it; many different personalities and effects can shine through the same scene when processed by …

Which HDR Software is Best for You?

Zion National Park. HDR Processing<p>The HDR photography of the past is nothing like it is now. Most photographers have gotten away from the intense …

Zion National Park

Tips for Location Scouting to Get the Perfect Sunset Photograph

Location scouting to find the ideal spot is just as important as what camera settings you use. Don’t miss this important first step in order to get …

Landscape Photography

Apple Just Revealed the Secrets to Taking Perfect iPhone Pictures

Struggling to take your photography game to the next level? Then fear not, for help is at hand. Apple has just launched a new website brimming with …

How to choose the best VPN service for iPhone and iPad

In light of the latest news that President Trump has overturned the FCC Internet privacy rules, discussions for and against virtual private networks (VPNs) have resurfaced. One of the biggest complaints with the repeal is that internet service providers are now legally allowed to sell your browsing …

9 Alternatives to B&H Photo That You Can Trust

Let me make it clear that this article isn't a knock on B&H Photo.In fact, B&H is one of my favorite places to get my gear. I've bought gear from …

eCommerce

Top Gear Season 2 (Trailer)

New year, new hosts, new cars. BBC keeps <i>Top Gear</i> alive with the help of Matt LeBlanc and new buddies Chris Harris and Rory Reid. Watch the trailer to …

The Absolute Best Photography Links You Should be Making Time For

Toad Hollow's Back for Another Roundup of Photography Links<p>Another exciting week passes us by in <b>the world of photography</b>, and here we find that Toad …

Photography

Traveling Photographer's Guide: Hawaii

*Imagine visiting a place where you could photograph untouched snow-capped mountains and only a few hours later capture a sunset over a black sandy …

How to Watch Live TV on Your Apple TV

If you want to watch live TV on your Apple TV—cable or antenna—it’s relatively easy to set up and get going.

Antenna

10 apps everyone should have on their computer

Mobile apps are far more popular than their desktop counterparts, but most people still rely on laptop or desktop computers, either for work or just browsing the web at home.<p>Whether you've invested in Apple's Mac line or a Windows PC, there are absolutely some worthwhile desktop apps out there to …

Apps