Trevor Smith

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How do you build the next-generation internet?

<b>Imagine super-fast computers that can solve problems much quicker than machines today. These "quantum computers" are being developed in laboratories around the world. But scientists have already taken the next step, and are thinking about a light-based quantum internet that will have to be just as</b> …

Snapselect: A Simple Mac App That Wants to Make Sorting and Selecting Photos Easier

Launched today, Snapselect is a new Mac app by Macphun that’s designed to help picture takers cut down on clutter and save disk space. It’s a photo …

Infrared Sports Photographer Walks You Through His IR Photography Workflow

As great as infrared photography can be, for most of us, it’s an enigma that is often difficult to nail down since we’re capturing that which we …

Why I Went Mirrorless and Switched from Canon to Fuji: A Detailed Exploration

<b>Warning</b>: This will be a longer and more in-depth post. But in the age of paid-for reviews, I felt frustrated by the lack of perspective on the “what …

King of click: the story of the greatest keyboard ever made

Next year, the Model M turns 30. But to many people, it’s still the only keyboard worth using. It was recently spotted on the desk of <i>Minecraft</i> creator Markus "Notch" Persson, attached to a gaming PC whose graphic cards alone cost thousands of dollars. "The Model M is basically the best keyboard …

Tutorial: Medium Format Astrophotography Without a Medium Format Camera

In this tutorial I’ll show you how I use a standard 50mm prime lens to make medium format sized astrophotos with a regular small format camera.<p>The …

A 3 Step Framework to Reverse Engineering a Photograph You Want to Emulate

You’re familiar with the concept of reverse engineering, aren’t you? Some might think it’s jargon used only by people who do things in laboratories. …

5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Travel Photos

Become A Better Photographer In Your Spare Time With These 5 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Most of us probably have full time jobs that don't allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we'd like. And, wouldn't …

How to Use the Elements of Composition to Complement Each Other in Your Photographs

Composition is something that every photographer wants to understand. There’s always that need to figure out how to compose an image properly to get …

ESA’s Disposable Space Camera Will Record and Transmit Its Own Death Upon Re-Entry

The European Space Agency has designed a disposable piece of equipment affectionately referred to as the Break Up Camera. As you could expect from …

Using Composition to Create More Powerful Portraits

As part of my series on portrait photography, in this article, I will discuss composition, one of the most important aspects of creating a good …

This Algorithm Changes the Time of Day, Season and Weather in Your Photos

Researchers at Brown University have created an intriguing little algorithm that allows you to alter the weather, time of day and even season in your …

The 20 photographs of the week

Photography,Art and design,Culture,Gaza,Palestinian territories,Israel,Malaysia Airlines flight MH17,Ukraine,The Duchess of Cambridge,Khmer Rouge,Cambodia,Ebola,Iraq,Islamic State<p>The continuing crisis in Gaza, the anniversary of the first world war, the Ebola outbreak – the best photography in …

Your camera takes great photos!

A phrase that photographers love to hear<p><i>I’ll say straight off the bat, I’m not a pro photographer — but I’m probably just about qualified to write</i> …

7 Reasons Why Prime Lenses are Better Than Zoom Lenses to Improve Your Photography

Debates in the photography community are quite common, ranging from topics on photographic gear to brands and much more. One such never-ending debate …

How to Capture Amazing Photos of Piers Using 3 Key Elements of Composition

Ahh, the romance of piers in photographs, novels and movies. They evoke many memories – of storms, sunsets, family vacations, loneliness and the …

Step-by-step Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Unfortunately often it happens that the result we get is far from our expectations, and we end up classifying the long exposure as a demoniacal …

The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials

Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? …

Tutorial: A Basic Explanation of What a Tilt-Shift Lens Is and How it Works

Tilt-shift lenses are nothing short of optical magic… or so it seems. But as their namesake implies, they actually achieve this ‘magic’ through the …

How to create a butterfly garden

Walking through the hay meadows in Transylvania this summer felt like a visit to a perfect place, not just for the wildflowers – the salvias, aquilegias and orchids – but for the butterflies you kick up with every step. It’s not, I have to admit, quite as miraculous as the story a friend of mine …

HGTVGardens Has Moved

Thanks for your interest in putting the "G" in HGTV. Now you can find all of the great HGTVGardens content you love—from backyard chickens to popping …

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Gardens: clematis new and old - in pictures

Versatile, vibrant and full of flower, the humble clematis is as popular as ever. Here are some old favourites, the best new varieties and how to use them

The Knowledge: how to grow a scented garden

Andy Thompson, designer of the Jo Malone Charity Gardens, gives advice on the best plants for a fragrant flowerbed<p><b>Ground designs</b> <br>Aromatic plants bring an extra dimension to a garden: an unexpected waft of scent can stir emotions and be calming or refreshing. The key when designing your garden is to …