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How to Control Contrast So You Always Get Amazing Landscape Photographs

Contrast, sometimes there’s too much, sometimes there’s too little. Contrast in a landscape can make or break the image. But getting the perfect …

How Do You Know If Aid Really Works? Turns Out ... We Often Don't

<b>This post has been updated to include more information about the evaluation work done by GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance.</b><p>It seems like a no-brainer. Before you spend big bucks on a massive effort to improve life for the world's poorest — say, distributing millions of free bed nets against malarial …

World Bank

8 Sophisticated Airbnb Rentals in Washington, D.C.

And how to live it up, from the Blind Whino to boozing in Teddy Roosevelt's mansion.<p>Washington, D.C., is home to a vast collection of museums, monuments, and government buildings that predate any of us, or our current politicians, by hundreds of years. It's a small town of big people, where …

A Step-by-Step Guideline for Long Exposure Landscape Photography

When you see a long exposure image like the one above, what first comes to mind is probably how beautiful it is. Unlike a traditional image, a long …

How to Use a Graduated ND Filter Like a Pro

You might think of neutral density filters as dinosaurs in the world of high dynamic range cameras and photo editing tools like Photoshop and …

Hitchhiker's Guide to Data Science, Machine Learning, R, Python

Originally posted on Data Science Central<p>Thousands of articles and tutorials have been written about data science and machine learning. Hundreds of …

Mistakes You’re Making at Common Shutter Speeds (and How to Fix Them)

For many beginner and enthusiast photographers, manipulating shutter speed for something other than exposure might be a bit of an adventure out of a …

New Lightroom Mode Turns Any Image into an Ansel Adams Masterpiece

Earlier this month, we shared a brief video homage to photography icon Ansel Adams. If you watched it, you learned how Adams spent years of time and …

Unexpected Places to Take Photos in San Francisco

It’s common knowledge San Francisco is one of the most photographed cities in the world. Assuming you’ve already visited its most iconic …

How to apply for research funding: 10 tips for academics

Winning funding for your research ideas is tough, and there is growing pressure in all disciplines to get grants. While there’s no easy way to write a successful application, there are some steps you can take to make the process less stressful. We asked reviewers and researchers to share their …

How to Calculate and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Better Landscape Photography

Hyperfocal distance, much like the “Sunny 16 Rule,” is one of those things that has arguably lost some relevance in the age of digital photography; …

Learn to Tie the Versatile "Handcuff Knot" With This Instructional Video

If you’re ever in the unfortunate position of needing to restrain someone, the “handcuff knot” does exactly what it sounds like. This versatile knot …

Here's How to Decide When a Photo Should be Black and White

Imagine this scenario: you've had a productive and enjoyable day out shooting — a couple of landscapes and cityscapes, some architecture shots, a bit …

7 Advantages PhDs Have Over Other Job Candidates | Cheeky Scientist | Jobs for PhDs in Industry

<i>Written by Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D.</i><p>“Big companies don’t want to hire PhDs because they’re overqualified and too independent.”<p><b>This is what a career</b> …

Top 10 Tips Every Renter Should Know

When you’re a renter, you have more flexibility in moving and deciding where to live. There are other pros—and cons—of renting, though, so here are …

A Primer on Reading and Using Histograms

Image histograms are useful tools that can be used to help properly gauge the exposure and contrast within a scene during shooting or to balance the …

Tutorials

Seriously Clever Travel Tips for Photographers

If you’re about to head out on an epic travel photography adventure, or even a short little vacation, no matter where you go there are amazing …

Hyperfocal Distance: A Landscape Photographer's Friend

We have all seen those wonderful shots, those beautiful landscapes that are in focus from what seems like inches in front of the lens element to …

How to Give Give Your Shots the Cinematic Look in Lightroom

We all love the movies. It's not only the feel of sitting in a cinema watching on a big screen, it’s the skill of the director and cinematographers …

The Stress-Free Guide to Settling Down in a New City

Whether you’re moving to a new side of town or moving across the country (or beyond), getting settled in a new city can always be a little …

These Animations Show How CMOS and CCD Sensors Work and How They Differ

Want to see how CMOS and CCD image sensors work and how they differ from each other? Photographer and animator Raymond Sirí created a couple of …

Cameras

4 Tips to Help You Get the Perfect Exposure in Your Photographs

In photography, light is everything. However, the most important element thing to remember is the amount of light that should be utilized in creating …

How Photoshop’s Sharpening Tools Work and How to Best Use Them

Want a better understanding of how Photoshop’s sharpening filters work and how to best use them? Here’s a tutorial in which Photoshop expert Deke …

Tutorials

Too many photos lack SHARPNESS. Here are 10 simple steps for crisper shots

1. Aperture<p>When we get a lens that allows for shallow aperture, we get really excited about creating all that delicious bokeh and blur in the …

Cameras

6 things you’re doing wrong when photographing wildlife (and how to fix them)

<i>Editor’s note: MatadorU student Coen Wubbles has shot wildlife from all over South America, from Torres del Paine National Park in Chile to Tierra</i> …

10 Tips for Optimizing Your Photos with Lightroom: A Primer on Basic Techniques

If you’re just starting out in Adobe Lightroom and would like some guidance on how you can use the software to improve your photographs, here’s a …

A Short and Sweet Video Tutorial on How to Capture a Night Sky Time-Lapse with Your DSLR

UK-based videographer Cal Thomson recently got into astrophotography and creating time-lapses of the starry night sky. After receiving good responses …

Time-lapse Photography