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San Francisco smashes all-time record high temperature, hits 106 degrees

When you think of San Francisco, you think of clammy, foggy weather stuck forever in the 50s and 60s. But on Friday, the City by the Bay soared to an astonishing 106 degrees, its hottest temperature in recorded history.<p>The 106-degree reading downtown shattered the previous record of 103, set June …

San Francisco

5 Important Photographers Working with Long Exposure

We have previously discussed the main reason that long-exposure photography is so appealing – because of how it presents the world in front of us, …

Lightroom Quicker | 5 Ways To Optimize Lightroom

By now it is no secret that there is a growing number of photographers that bemoan the speed of editing in Lightroom. This is a necessary evil to …

A guide to tonight's comet-eclipse-full-moon triple feature

The closest comet approach in decades will give skywatchers something to hunt for as a penumbral lunar eclipse obliges by dimming the light of the "snow moon."<p>Even if you aren't a space nerd whose idea of a good time is craning your neck to stare into the vast nothingness of space on a frigid …

Astronomy

Color Theory Tutorial for Photographers

Dave Morrow has made a career for himself by photographing serene landscapes and teaching others how to do so from start to finish. For this reason, …

Tutorials

A newly-proposed bill targets endangered species, may condemn them to extinction

A bill to amend the Endangered Species Act<p>Republicans in Congress are once again trying to change the Endangered Species Act in a way that would make it harder to protect species at risk of extinction. The bill, introduced last week in the House of Representatives, would require government agencies …

Sigma 85mm f/1.4 Art Lens Awarded Highest Score Ever by DxOMark

Sigma is still on a roll when it comes to its high-end Art lenses, and the latest accolade is impressive: DxOMark just awarded the new Sigma 85mm …

Asabin Art / Max Asabin (@asabinart)

How Much Photoshop Is Too Much Photoshop? Explore the Skillful Work of Artist Max Asabin

We don’t subscribe to the notion of some so-called purists that “Photoshop” is a dirty word. After all, some of the best works of iconic film …

The Poor Photographer’s High Speed Sync Trick

Many folks think that the only way to control ambient light and shoot at a shallow depth of field is to use speedlights or expensive monolights. And …

How to get the most out of Instagram

Instagram isn’t simply a social network for sharing images. Used properly, it’s a powerful tool for connecting with like-minded photographers and getting feedback about your images.<p>I’m passionate about photography, and finding communities I can engage with is really important when it comes to …

Tutorial: How to Fake a Tilt-Shift ‘Look’ in Post and Miniaturize the World

If you love those timelapses that make our great big world look tiny—people scurrying around Manhattan like ants, or airplanes moving around an …

Tutorials

Check Out This Cool Gif Showing How Lens Focal Length Changes People's Faces in Portraits

The below gif is one of the cooler things we've seen on Reddit lately. It gives you a visual demonstration of how changing the focal length of your …

I Shot the Trump Inauguration Protests and Got More Than I Bargained For

Yesterday, I went out to photograph the protests in Washington, D.C. during Trump’s inauguration. I’m a professional freelance photographer, and I …

What Exactly is Fine Art Photography?

People frequently ask me what exactly is fine art photography? Before I answer, I usually take a big breath and brace myself to answer the question …

11 words whose meanings have completely changed over time

Occasionally you will encounter someone with an etymological axe to grind. They insist that a certain word has to mean just what it meant hundreds of …

Colorado Springs wrestles with sulfur dioxide pollution from central coal-fired power plant

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado’s pretty second city, aiming to play up its “city for champions” role as a base for Olympians, faces intensifying …

El Paso

Incredible Manipulated Self-Portraits by Annegien Schilling

• shares<br>• Share on Facebook<br>• Tumblr<br>• VKontakte<br>• Reddit<br>• Flipboard<p><b>Annegien Schilling</b> is a talented 17-year-old Dutch photographer, digital artist and instagram …

Gorgeous Fine Art Self-Portrait Photography by Rosie Hardy

<b>Rosie Hardy</b> is a talented 25-year-old photographer and digital artist from Buxton, who currently lives and works in Manchester, United Kingdom. Rosie …

A Photographer’s Guide to Color Histogram

This is Part 3 of a series on popular photographer tools by Polarr Photo Editor. Read Part 2 here.<p>Welcome back! Let’s talk about Histogram, a popular …

Americans overwhelmingly support Bernie Sanders’ economic policies — so how’d we end up here?

Most Americans want single-payer health care, economic justice and action on climate change. That day will come<p>During a CNN town hall held by Sen. Bernie Sanders last Monday, the Vermont senator and progressive icon tried to drive home a point that he has frequently made in the past: There is …

Will the Trump Administration Make It Easier for Employers to Steal from Workers?

Andy Puzder, Donald Trump's nominee for labor secretary, comes from an industry where wage theft is troublingly common.<p>For nearly four years, Oliwia Pac has been working at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, assisting wheelchair users and unaccompanied minors and sometimes providing security …

Donald Trump

Seth Meyers Breaks Down the Trump Team's Many, Many, Many Russian Connections

Who even needs the CNN report?<p>Seth Meyers took some time last night to address President-elect Donald Trump's authoritarian romp of a press conference this week. There were the attacks on the press. There were the performance pieces of the (maybe empty) manila folders that no one was allowed to …

Donald Trump

Digital Humanities: The Most Exciting Field You've Never Heard Of

Its presence at the Modern Language Association convention showed just how prevalent the field is becoming.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but …

Davos Participants Wonder If Donald Trump Is All Their Fault

The elite attendees of the World Economic Forum are doing some soul searching.<p>Each year in January, the World Economic Forum holds its annual conference in Davos, Switzerland. For three days, the über-elites of the business and political worlds—policy-makers and heads of state, private-equity …

Donald Trump

Microsoft just bought an AI startup that can outperform Facebook and Google

Maluuba brings a deep learning pioneer into the fold at Microsoft<p>Microsoft announced this morning that it has acquired Maluuba, a Toronto startup focused on using deep learning for natural language processing. Deep learning is an approach to artificial intelligence currently in vogue that has …

Trump Team: Top Adviser Talked With Russian Ambassador Before U.S. Hacking Response

UPDATE: Trump Team: Adviser Spoke To Russia Official The Day U.S. Sanctions Were Announced<p>The man tapped to be national security adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, retired Gen. Michael Flynn, exchanged text messages and spoke with Russia's ambassador to the U.S., Sergey Kislyak, in December — …

Donald Trump