Aaron Nakama

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I'm on track to be mortgage-free by 31

Two years ago, when I was 27, I took all my savings and bought a $425,000 house in Toronto with the goal of being mortgage-free in four years. With two years to go, the goal is in sight.<p>I'm going to own my own three-bedroom bungalow in Scarborough by my 31st birthday.<p>But the cost has been high – …

Personal Finance

Just over a hundred years after the first dogfight, modern technology is fast bringing an end to the era of the fighter jet

<b>On Aug. 25, 1914</b>, Lieutenant Euan Rebagliati of Britain’s Royal Flying Corps climbed into the observer’s seat of an Avro biplane with a rifle in the …

Putting Canada on the map

Presenting a whole new way of looking at Canada and its people<p><i>For a different perspective on Canada,</i> Maclean’s <i>went to the maps. Drawing on a variety</i> …

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Guided Tour | Expert photography blogs, tip, techniques, camera reviews

How to use the Olympus OM-D E-M10–the latest and least expensive of Olympus’s successful digital reincarnation of the OM line.<p>The third and least …

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Marketing

The New Dropbox Pro Offers 1TB for Only $10/mo, Adds a Ton of New Functionality

Dropbox is a Go-To for many photographers. Whether they’re storing their photography, sharing albums with clients or, ahem, sending files to the …

Cheetyr - Find any Photoshop shortcut in a split second

Cheetyr is a new website created by William Leeks that lets you search and find the right keyboard shortcut for Photoshop (and other tools) in a …

Tutorials

Photoshop vs. Lightroom: What if You Had to Pick Just One?

One of the questions I get a lot comes from new photographers wanting to know whether they should be working in Photoshop or Lightroom. I …

Tutorials

How to recover highlight details using luminosity masks

Slide back and forth to compare<p>Luminosity masking is a technique by which you can create layer masks from a photo based on the brightness …

How to Sharpen Photos using Adobe Lightroom

We all want tack-sharp images. Our cameras and lenses can only do so much for us, and once a photograph is <i>out</i> of the camera, the process of …

Tutorial: Everything You Need to Know About Using Auto Exposure Bracketing

Exposure bracketing is the practice of taking several exposures – at least two, usually more – of the same scene. With each exposure taken, the goal …

New E-M10's Live Composite - Do you think this new E-M10 feature will make it onto the E-M1 or E-M5?

G1Reflector_949 <i>Mu-43 Regular</i><p>Sep 25, 2013<p>Live Composite - Do you think this new E-M10 feature will make it onto the E-M1 or E-M5?<p>I don't see why not …

Lightroom 6 coming on June 18? Camera RAW 8.5 adds support for the E-M10 and GH4 (preliminary).

Adobe released camera RAW 8.5 which adds support fo the E-M10 and a preliminary support for the GH4. Download here for CC and here for CS6.<p>For now …

Magical forest with the Fuji X100s

Fuji X-Trans vs. traditional Bayer color filter layout<p>The Fujifilm X100s has a proprietary X-Trans random color filter design as opposed to the …

Back to Basics: How to Use Photoshop’s Cool Content Aware Scale Tool

Photoshop’s Content Aware Scale tool doesn’t get much headline time thanks to other popular features like Content Aware Move and, of course, the …

Olympus Patents Impressive 12 and 14mm f/1.0 Ultra-Wide AF Lenses

While it’s not often a patent filing for new lenses can make your jaw drop, it’s certainly not out of the question, as Olympus is demonstrating with …

Five Minutes to Realistic HDR using Lightroom and a 32-Bit Plugin

Five Minutes to Realistic HDR using Lightroom and a 32-Bit Plugin - step by step on how to do HDR in under 5 minutes and spend less than $150

Tutorials

Introducing the Oppo Find 7: The World’s First Smartphone That Takes 50MP Photos

Rumors have been swirling around about this one for a while, and it looks like they were both right and wrong. Announced yesterday, Oppo has …

New Webinar: Growing Your Online Presence: Develop A Killer Online Social Media Strategy

Aimlessly posting to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram is not the right way to promote your photography business. Today, allotting time to your online …

7 Cool Night Photography Tutorials For 7 Different Situations

Heading indoors after the sun sets deprives you of some wonderful photographic opportunities. From shooting the starry sky and the milky way to …

Get Organized with Folders in Lightroom

<i>Editors Note: We’re pleased to host this guest post from Matt Kloskowski.</i><p>This video is all about <b>folders</b>. Its probably one of the most-asked-about …

A First Look at Darktable, an Open Source Alternative to Lightroom

When it comes to image management programs, the undisputed kings are of course Lightroom and Aperture. Both of these programs have been around for …

Photography News, Guides and Trends

Composition Principles: Not Just for Designers We are photographers—visual communicators, peddlers of our ideas upon page and screen and …

Photography

How to apply the look of hand coloring in Lightroom

Photography

This Many Great Photography Links May Cause Lightheadedness

What an exciting week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching high and low for the best links to tutorials, …