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Exposure Compensation Demystified

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Exposure compensation is a valuable …

Compensation

Best security camera 2018: the wireless smart cameras that watch over your gran or pets and watch out for burglars

Wireless home security cameras are the best way of keeping an eye on your house, even if they're not a genuine replacement for a monitored security …

Home Security

Getting out of Auto: Understanding the metering modes on your camera

Metering modes allow a camera to determine how much light there is in any given scene, and how much there should be. However, the way the modes …

Cameras

Have You Discovered The Power Of Auto ISO Yet?

[fancy_box id=2]<b>FREE BONUS TO DOWNLOAD</b>: As we're looking at the topic of Auto ISO (which of course is a fundamental setting in your camera – as …

The easiest way to revolutionize your computer’s audio

USB DACs are for everyone, not just audiophiles<p>For most PC and mobile device makers, sound is a binary spec.<p><i>Does it have sound? Yes? Good</i>.<p>Great audio is hard to sell because it doesn't lend itself to benchmarking or obvious prettiness like, say, a better graphics card might. To appreciate it, you …

Audiophile

21 Places Every Photographer Should Visit Before They Die

<i>Elia Locardi is an internationally-recognized professional travel photographer, Fujifilm Global Ambassador and X-Photographer, writer, public</i> …

Seven Myths About The Need for Full Frame Camera Bodies (Updated)

A few years back, I made the switch to micro four-thirds and mirrorless cameras. I am more convinced than ever that these cameras perform as well as …

How to Clean Your DSLR’s Sensor

Sensor dust getting you down, but taking it to a dealer doesn’t seem like your best option? Maybe your warranty’s expired or sending off your prized …

What is the Perfect Travel Lens?

So before we go to far, if you are expecting the answer to the question this article poses, there isn’t one. If there was, it would be a 14-600mm …

Photography

Everything You Need to Know About Auto Exposure Bracketing

Auto exposure bracketing (AEB) is an excellent—yet surprisingly overlooked—feature on most DSLR cameras. Few people know about it and even fewer …

Landscape Photography

10 overrated tourist attractions in the US — and where to go instead

Knowing which tourist attractions are worth seeing and which aren't can help you save valuable time and leave you feeling like you saw the best of the area on a trip.<p>Inspired by this Reddit list of overrated tourist destinations, we wanted to round up some of the most disappointing tourist traps in …

National Parks

This is the Kit You'll Need for Low Light Photography

We photographers love a bit of low light photography. Whether it be a bright, neon lit cityscape or a subtle dusk landscape, low light can convey a …

Get higher-quality sound out of your ordinary headphones with this portable amplifier

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon There are plenty of great budget-level headphones out there, but regardless of how pleasant they may be, they're always going to …

Audiophile

Headphone Amp Features A Tiny CRT

[ErikaFluff] needed an amp for his Grado open cans. Rather than build yet another boring black box, he built what may be the most awesome headphone …

This is What Photographers Need to Know About Basic Filter Types And Their Uses

Filters have been around since the beginning of photography. Most of them were used in film and analogue photography because different materials have …

How to Shoot in Low-Light Conditions Without Using Flash

Photography is all about capturing the subject beautifully in the available light. Sometimes as a photographer you have more than optimum light …

Exposure Lock Button – What is it and How to Use it?

Nestled quietly on the back of most cameras is a button that is often ignored or misunderstood, particularly by those who have recently upgraded to a …

Shutter Speed

ISO, Aperture & Shutter Speed | A Cheat Sheet For Beginners

One of the first things you must learn as a new photographer is the relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Known as the “exposure …

Shutter Speed

Microsoft Surface 3 is an attractive lightweight

I'm a fan of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, a no-compromise tablet-laptop hybrid. It's the right size, and has the battery life, power and portability …

HP's Pavilion and Envy x360 are a cheaper path to convertible laptops

Intrigued by HP's luscious new Spectre x360 convertible laptop, but looking for something a bit cheaper? Say hello to the new Pavilion x360 and Envy x360. Starting at $410, the Pavilion x360 is HP's most cost-effective convertible laptop -- meaning its screen can be folded all the way around to its …

HP's new colorful back-to-school laptops and hybrids emphasize customization

From an fanless 11-inch hybrid to a budget 17-inch laptop, HP offers a wide variety of processors, screen types and colors.<p>The new back-to-school laptops and hybrids from HP emphasis flexibility, and offer a wide array of options for components, features, and even colors. Nearly all the products …

Intel Corporation

HP's new transforming laptops are rocking B&O Play audio

With Beats now owned by Apple, HP's turning to Bang & Olufsen (B&O), the Danish electronics company and audio experts, to help tune the sound in its …

This website reveals the most powerful passports in the world

Arton Capital's 'Passport Index' is an interactive website which "collects, displays and ranks the passports of the world."<p>Using data from the International Air Transportation Agency (IATA) as well as individual travelers, the site's creators crunched the numbers and determined a passports' Visa …

Passports

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

National Parks

37 Most Incredible Photographs of The Year

Let's look back on 2014 by reviewing some of the most spectacular photographs of this year. Which photographs of incredible destinations simply took our breath away? What long exposures were so creatively done, we gasped in awe? Which underwater photos seemed simply serene? Instead of our usual …

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