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3 features that Windows 10 needs to copy from Android

I’ve been using Windows 10 for over a month now on a shiny new Dell Inspiron 7548, and I love it so far. The OS is quick and makes essential functions like settings and system-wide search easily available for the first time.<p>However, it’s not perfect yet — not by a long shot. People live with the …

GoPro unveils a low-cost action camera with WiFi

If you've wanted a low-cost GoPro camera so far, you've had to forego wireless. That's a big sacrifice, especially when an increasing number of competitors can do more for less. The company is finally seeing the light, however. It just unveiled the Hero+, an entry-level (well, by GoPro standards) …

Gear & Gadgets

Photographer of the Week – Shane Gross

<i>Sperm whale, Sri Lanka</i><p>Your parents breed you in a naturally beautiful setting; they lend you money when you want to spend a year traveling in …

How to Choose a Video Light

<b>By Jill Heinerth</b><p>Photo: Jill Heinerth<p>I have a confession: I have a bit of a light fetish. I can’t seem to stop buying new lights. Headlamps, solar …

The Parts and Features of a Scuba Diving Regulator

You rely on a regulator to deliver air during your dive, but do you know how your scuba regulator works?<p><b>1. GENERAL</b> You can’t breathe directly from a …

Exposure Basics: How to Choose ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed Settings

If you’re trying to break free from the auto settings on your camera and make an entry into the world of manual, it’s necessary to understand ISO, …

13 Tips to Perfect Your Landscape Photography

“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer—and often the supreme disappointment.” – Ansel AdamsIn my opinion, landscape …

5 Wildlife Photography Tips for Beginners

Wildlife photography is an extremely popular field nowadays. It’s no surprise, as it gives you an excuse to get outdoors and see some wonderful …

Sony’s A7s Takes on Canon’s 5D Mark III in Side-by-Side Low-Light Test

So far, all of the Sony A7s high-ISO tests we’ve seen — from your standard static test to some beautiful production-level footage — have only shown …

3 Composition Rules You Have Probably Never Heard of Before

Composition is one of the most important skill areas of photography. Of course, some may argue that it is the camera, while others would say it is …

5 Things You Need To Know About Photoshop Layers

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How Shutter Speed Affects What You Photograph

Many of us, when we commence our journey into photography, pay scant regard to the technical side of image making. Today’s cameras are so good at …

A Collection of Powerful Black and White Images

I have a background in black and white photography – using actual film and processing in a darkroom. The entire first year of my two year college …

Tutorial: How to Properly Pose Subjects in Every Circumstance

As much as composition, proper exposure, and location can affect how good your subjects look in a photo, posing plays a very crucial and often …

GoPro Teams Up with BMW, In-Car GoPro Control Coming to a Bimmer Near You

In a very strange partnership, it’s been announced that GoPro and BMW have teamed up to add the ability to control GoPro cameras right from within …

3 tips on How to Approach Photography as a Hobby

Recently, I gave you a look inside the bag of a hobby photographer on a budget, and after reading all the comments on that post, I got to thinking …

Does Gear Really Matter? 30 Mind-Blowing Images Taken With Entry-Level Gear

When someone tells a photographer that “their camera must be really good,” chances are the photographer will respond with an eye roll. The debate …

Focal Length Explained

Focal length has a <i>lot</i> to do with modern photography. It’s always been important, and now, even more so. Changing the focal length makes a photograph …

Back to Basics: Short Walkthrough Covers the Exposure Triangle for Beginners

When you’re first learning the basics of photography, one of the first things you find out about after dropping out of ‘auto’ is the exposure …

How to Build the Confidence to Photograph People

Portraiture, lifestyle, street, and travel photography – these are some of the genres that feature people as main subject. For some, these are …

The 8 Worst Habits of Beginning Photographers

A habit is something one does regularly without thinking. There are good habits, such as looking both ways before crossing a street, more or less …

Tanya’s Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid as a New Photographer, Part 1

<i>Welcome to Time Out with Tanya, where I’ve put my fast paced graphic design career on hold in favor of adventures in motherhood. I’m capturing every</i> …

Google+ Stories Is an Automatic Scrapbook For Your Vacation Photos

Google announced a new tool that will automatically create a digital scrapbook of your vacation photos.<p>Google+ Stories, which will begin rolling out …

The best small camera you can buy is getting even better

Sony's RX100M3 may be the best point-and-shoot it's ever made<p>The world's best pocketable camera just got better. After delivering the goods with last year's RX100M2, Sony is back today to announce the RX100M3. And like its predecessor, the goal here is to refine and push forward a camera that's …

Sensor Stack Thickness: When Does It Matter?

The first post I made on sensor-stack thickness wallowed deeply in PhotoGeekery. This one is meant to be of practical use so I’ll try to leave the …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

10 Cheap & Clever Tricks for Getting More Out of Your Mobile Photography

If you’re looking to get more out of your smartphone’s camera with minimal financial investment, look no further. Kai and the <i>DRTV</i> team have created a …

Back to Basics: Useful Tutorial Shows You How to Properly Assess & Clean Your Gear

Most camera gear is built with longevity and strenuous activity in mind, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the best possible care of your …