Stephen Rosales

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Setting Your Own Camera Defaults In Lightroom Is Easy As Pie

With as much time we are all spending in front of Lightroom as photographers, I think it is safe to say we are all looking for ways to help …

Tutorials

This Useful Map Reveals Photography ‘Hotspots’ Around the World

Landscape photographer and travel addict Mike Wong has created a super useful tool for fellow photographers who want some help location scouting. …

Landscape Photography

Top 10 Best Fall Anime 2016

We have now passed the midway point of the summer anime season, and it’s never too early to look ahead. The fall 2016 anime cour is only a few weeks …

Change Your Background To Any Color In Photoshop

Whether you’re shooting a product, person, pooch or child, there may come a time when you want to change the color of your background. I’ve seen lots …

10 of the most stunning images in the running for National Geographic's Photo Contest

The committee will be accepting entries until November 16. Photos are being judged in three different categories: people, places, and nature.<p>The grand-prize-winning image will be published in the magazine. The photographer will receive $10,000 and a trip to the National Geographic headquarters in …

America Challenges Japan To A Robot Duel Then Decides To Change Their Robot

In a new Kickstarter campaign the American MegaBots team have asked backers to effectively help pay to make an all-new robot to take on the Japanese built Kuratas.<p>The changes to the robot are really quite substantial too (as shown in the above concept) from all new treads for the feet as well as …

Photographer Finds Beautiful Medium Format Beach Photos in Thrift Store

Photographer Meagan Abell from Richmond, Virginia, was browsing a thrift shop a few weeks ago when she stumbled across 4 sets of medium format …

Photography

Photoshop: Technique for Manual Blending

Here is a quick and easy Photoshop technique for creating a layer mask to separate the sea and sky from the ground in landscape photos. This …

A Quick Photoshop Technique to Enhance Details In Your Image

When I first started in photography, there was this trend where images were super crisp and very sharp. It was abused, of course, (as Photoshop often …

How High-Speed Sync Can Extend Your Flash Photography Options

If you have been looking up flashes, you’ve probably seen that there are regular ones, and flashes that are capable of high-speed sync. Generally, …

How These 6 All Stars Turned Instagram Into a Full-Time Job

These women are young, talented, and building careers through the photo-sharing app, one follower at a time.<p>Five years ago, Instagram didn't even exist. Now, 300 million of us are snapping, filtering, and sharing more than 70 million photos a day. And for a growing number of users, the app goes way …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

In celebration of Earth Day, we set out to find the most beautiful natural attraction in each state, using input from folks who have lived in these places.<p>Can you guess which state the picture to the right is from? Follow along to find out. (They're in alphabetical order if you want to find yours …

Sony Pictures Picks Up The Rights To 'Robotech'

Sony Pictures has picked up the rights to Robotech in the hope of turning it into a big blockbuster movie franchise. However, the history behind Robotech is a messy one and the movie rights have also changed hands a lot over recent years. From the likes of Tobey Maguire to Leonardo DiCaprio trying …

Post-Processing Trends in Wedding Photography

Wedding photography, much like the entire business of weddings, is highly influenced by the ebb and flow of trends. They come, they go, and they’re …

LA to Pay $50K to Detained Photographers and Teach Deputies That Photography is Not a Crime

Los Angeles has agreed to pay a $50,000 settlement to three photographers after they were detained by LA County Sheriffs while taking pictures in …

'Vikings' Season 3, Episode 3 Review: Warrior's Fate

<i>Spoilers through Season 3 of ‘Vikings’ follow.</i><p>A mysterious wanderer arrived in last week’s episode of <i>Vikings—</i>a man whom Siggy, Aslaug and Helga all dreamed of in a weird moment of prophecy, like three witches in a coven.<p>This week we see a lot more of the man, Harbard (Kevin Durand) as he regales …

10 Things I Would Tell a New Lightroom User: #10

Posted By Scott Kelby on Monday, February 23, 2015 in Develop, Featured | 8 comments<p>Hey Gang: It’s the final installment of my 10-part series on 10 …

Tutorials

A photographer traveled the world to see how beauty is defined in 37 countries

Several years ago, 29-year-old Mihaela Noroc quit her job in Romania to backpack around the world.<p>The budding photographer made it to 37 countries and every continent except for Antarctica.<p>During her travels, she photographed hundreds of beautiful women in their own cultural surroundings to compile …

Baltic Sea

'Gundam: The Origin' Impresses With Extended First Look

With the theatrical release for the first installment of Gundam: The Origin a few weeks away in Japan, we’ve been graced with an extended look at the opening section of the first episode. After the success of Gundam Unicorn, it is clear Bandai and Sunrise are investing quite heavily in The Origin. …

Fantastic Fine Art Photography by Zachary Snellenberger

Locations you will crave to be with your beloved or even all alone, after looking at these breathtaking photographs by Zachary Snellenberger. Yes, …

Affinity Photo is a New Pro Photoshop Alternative for Mac Users: Get It for Free

Affinity Photo is a new program that was launched today by the England-based software company Serif. It’s designed to be a powerful alternative to …

The Unspoken Reason Why Wedding Photography is So Expensive

Here’s a common complaint: “Why is wedding photography so expensive?”<p>One of the most common complaints about wedding photography is that it’s too …

Weddings

The Most Exciting Camera Rumors of 2015

What cameras and photo equipment can we expect to see in 2015?<p>With amazing cameras like the Sony A7S, Panasonic GH4, and Blackmagic URSA released in …

How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …

Kredo is a New iPad Portfolio App That Lets You Show Photos In Their Full Glory

Online creative portfolio service Format has launched a sleek new iPad portfolio app called Kredo. In addition to being a way to share your best …

Apple

Tutorial: Photographing and Processing the Orion Constellation

Here’s a tutorial that will teach you how to photograph and process one of the most colorful parts of the night sky, the Orion constellation. It will …

How to Make a DIY Camera Slider for $75 In Less than 3 Hours

How do you build a quality DIY camera slider on the cheap? Who better to ask than the founder of a slider company? In the video above, Rhino Camera …

30 Latest Links to Photography Tutorials, Special Features and Amazing Photos

Another terrific week in the world of photography passes us by as Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all corners of the internet looking for …

What Is A Dream? - Photographs and text by Umberto Verdoliva | LensCulture

These photographs are made on film. They are double exposures, two or more shots, in which pre-visualization, preparation and careful research in the street play a key part.<p>I'm constantly roving around the city looking for "connections" between things, people, feelings. When I'm photographing, I …