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Post-Processing Timelapse Shows the Power of Simple Lightroom Edits

Lightroom is a very powerful tool, and this quick timelapse by filmmaker and photographer Bart Oerbekke demonstrates how a series of simple edits …

Tutorials

Building a Comprehensive Photo Storage and Backup System

Storage and backup. It’s a mundane reality of photography. I’d much rather spend time with my camera or be teaching others about photography. But, in …

This Quick Photoshop Tip | Easily Separate Color & Luminosity For Total Control

I use two types of editing. One focusing on the ultimate in control and one focused on speed. There’s probably a few in-between as well, but they’re …

Photoshop or Lightroom? They Work Better Together

When you think of editing images, Adobe Photoshop is probably the first program that comes to mind.But while Photoshop has the most brand …

How to Shoot Better Portraits for Social Media

Dating websites and social media sites (more importantly) are places where people will want to look their best. Sometimes it helps to have a …

How to Photograph Ice Cubes Splashing into a Glass of Water

You have a glass full of water. Now, ice cubes are dropped from a height into the glass. You as the photographer have to make an image precisely at …

Working With Mixed Light

<i>Broad images taken in open shade at midday will have a slightly cool look because the illumination is coming from the blue sky.</i><p>I started my …

Belgium terror attacks: What we know

<b>(CNN) —</b> Attacks in Belgium's capital killed at least 20 people at the Maelbeek metro station and at least 10 more at the international airport on Tuesday. ISIS claimed responsibility.<p>The first victim to be identified is Adelma Marina Tapia Ruíz, who was killed during the attack at the airport, …

Women Don’t Read Real Books

Call it “Goldfinching,” after Vanity Fair’s 2014 yes-but-is-it-art interrogation as to whether Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer prize-winning, mega-bestselling …

A £5,000 donation and tweet from Harry Potter author JK Rowling have pushed The Good Immigrant to its funding target<p>A host of authors, including JK Rowling, David Nicholls, Jonathan Coe and Evie Wyld have powered a crowdfunded anthology of essays on race and immigration to its funding target in …

Books

Everything you need to know about the 'Batman v Superman' villain

A new "Batman v Superman" trailer debuted on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Wednesday.<p>And while the two superheroes will be squaring off in next spring's big movie, the trailer revealed they'll also be facing an iconic DC villain: Doomsday.<p>The reveal confirmed what many fans, including myself, have been …

24 Gift Ideas to Rock the Dreaded White Elephant Gift Exchange

So you got an invite to a white elephant gift exchange or Yankee swap, as some call it. Now what? The party always turns out to be fun, but this can be one of the most puzzling gift-buying exercises of the season. After all, it's hard enough buying a gift when you know the recipient.<p>One school of …

Shopping

Britney Spears's Surprise Birthday Party Included a Special Gift from Miley Cyrus

That Britney Spears ... she's so lucky. The singer's family and friends surprised her for her 34th birthday on Wednesday with the cutest little tea …

Nokia Investors Approve $17.6 Billion Purchase of Alcatel-Lucent

Nokia Oyj shareholders gave a green light to the planned $17.6 billion acquisition of France’s Alcatel-Lucent SA, moving one step closer to …