Vicky Hanneman

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Jam Out Anywhere With The Soundbrick Bluetooth Speaker [Deals]

Whether you’re a fan of music, podcasts, or audiobooks, there’s nothing quite like being able to take your favourite audio with you wherever you go. It’s even better when you don’t have to worry about wires. This Cult of Mac Deals offer takes care of you on both fronts – and at a price that sounds …

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The Importance of Location for Outdoor Portraits

Just like in Real Estate, Photography is about location, location, location. Well, sort of. It’s not as much the beauty of a location, but rather, …

Getting off Auto - Manual, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes explained

You may have heard that once you get a DSLR you need to learn to shoot in manual and only ever use that mode. That if you are using the Aperture or …

Learning to See, Part X

The limitations in your photography are in yourself. –Ernst Haas Diagonal lines, as we learned in our entry, are the subliminal connectors that keep …

Tips for Shooting Landscapes with a Telephoto Lens

Landscape photography is often synonymous with wide-angle lenses, strategically placed foreground elements and all encompassing vistas that stretch …

How to Choose Your Next EOS Camera: Part Two

This article is written by Andrew S. Gibson, the author of Understanding EOS, on sale now at Snap N Deals for a limited time. Note: This article is …

Learning to See, Final

Make Photographs for Yourself, Critics are Critics for a Reason Over the past ten installments from the Learning to See series (linked to below), I …

6 Free Ways to Improve Your Photography [Get More out of dPS]

Over the last few years dPS has grown from being a personal blog where I shared tips for friends about how to get the most out of their cameras into …

3 Stupidly Simple Reasons Why Most People's Photography Does Not Improve

I’m presuming that this article will not apply to some readers of dPS… but after 3 conversations in the last week which revealed the same photography …

Do You Take a Digital Camera With You Everywhere? [POLL]

Last week I wrote a post exploring 3 stupidly simple reasons why most people’s photography doesn’t improve – the first reason being that they don’t …

8 Photo Projects in Your Own Backyard

One of my photography mentors, Freeman Patterson, says, “If you do not see what is around you every day, what will you see when you go to Tangiers?” …

How to Get Landscapes Sharp with Focus Stacking

A key aspect of successful landscape photography is image sharpness. Usually, it is desirable to ensure that all elements of a scene, whether close …

How to Photograph a Steaming Cup of Coffee

Ever wanted to photograph a steaming cup of coffee? Maybe not – but it could be a fun little evening project to hone your skills. Here’s a video from …

Canon EOS 700D Review

Canon describes this camera as the flagship of its entry-level consumer DSLR camera line-up and, while each is ‘designed to suit specific user …

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #42

Changing Planet<p><b>Part 2… A breath-taking collection of wild bird photographs that will make you dream and fill you with wonder. How can we imagine a world without the freedom and color of birds in the wild? The most diverse, most beautiful places on earth to see wild birds are all threatened by</b> …

Bill Gates Says iPad Users Are Frustrated Because They Can’t Type, Create Documents, Use Office

Bill Gates has shared some thoughts on the iPad again, during a CNBC interview – this time claiming that lots of iPad users are frustrated at their lack of ability to do things like type or create documents.<p>At about the 7:45 mark of this video clip at 9to5Mac, Gates talks about how with Windows 8 …

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Microsoft responds to 'extreme' Windows 8 criticism

Microsoft appreciates the feedback on Windows 8. Up to a point.<p>"There is a trend to the extreme," Frank X. Shaw, corporate vice president of corporate communications at Microsoft, wrote on The Official Microsoft Blog on Friday, addressing some of the harsher attacks.<p>Here's a fuller quote:<p>In this …

10 Cutest Cat Moments

There is now a fontmade entirely of cats

A new web service lets you turn tired old text into pictures of cats.<p>Are you a writer? Or maybe just an active Facebook and Twitter-er who misses the good old days of handwritten letters, before digital media destroyed our capacity to express human emotion with words? Either way, are you tired of …