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Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram @Mechanicalphoto.</i>

The Rule of Thirds in Real Life: 21 Perfectly

It’s a popular saying: “Rules are made to be broken.” But this is only half true, and something that beginners in photography should be wary of. Yes, …

Landscape Photography

How to Properly Clean Your Lenses, Filters, Mirror and Sensor

If you're like me, the thought of touching, let alone fully cleaning your precious glass or even worse, your sensor, strikes fear into your heart. …

How to Recover Shadows in Lightroom 5

Shadow recovery has always been a bit of delicate balancing act. Too little and you see no benefits, too much and not only can the image look …

Shoot Your Own Frozen Flower Photos!

Spring is upon us. And it’s bringing a <i>ton</i> of flowers.<p>Now the only question is: whatcha gonna do with all those blooming beauties?<p>Ooh, we know! You …

Great video with 5 Must Know Keyboard Shortcuts for Lightroom

There are so many timesavers you can use with Lightroom and one thing that I use often is Keyboard Shortcuts. If you want to know some great Keyboard …

Keyboard Shortcuts

The rules of Street Photography

When you get in contact with other street photogtaphers, there's a big chance that you also get in touch with the different "rules" surrounding the …

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How to send buddies your location details with iMessage

Sometimes it’s important to let your buddies or loved ones know your location. Whether you need to share this information for safety reasons, or because you like them knowing where you are on our beautiful planet, iOS 8 and your iPhone make it super-simple.<p>There are two ways to let your friends …

How to set up and customize iCloud on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

<b>Updated April 2017:</b> Updated to reflect changes in iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4.<p>Whether you've recently got a new iPhone and are setting up your first …

No School Like Old School | Classical Lessons For Modern Photography That Will Help You Stand Out

Some time ago, I wrote a piece addressing the value of analyzing and critiquing photos for personal growth in the craft. I heralded the merits of …

Negative Space in Photography

You already know a great deal about the composition choices that I make. You know my thoughts on what matters most in photography, the rule of …

Do It Yourself: Make Your Own Light Tent On The Cheap

Light tents are super useful tools to keep around the studio (or house). They're great for all kinds of photos ranging from product photography to …

The Storyteller’s Kit: The Gear You Need to Tell Stories with Your Photography

Gear does not make the photographer, allow me to state that for the record before we dive in here. A talented artist can make an image with whatever …

Architectural Composition: Space, Pattern, Line, Abstraction

Architecture is a varied, plentiful and fascinating subject. It can be quite daunting to get a good, unique photograph. Our temptation is to look at …

3 Factors to Think About When Composing Your Photos

The way you frame a photo is an important part of the composition. There are several key decisions to make when composing your photos: What to …

10 Tips to Help You Grow as an Artist in Photography

Over the past few days, I’ve thought about what’s helped me become a better photographer over the years. It’s a constant journey, and developing as …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

Linux

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

The top 20 street festivals in Toronto for summer 2014

Summer street festivals in Toronto are packed with incredible local street food and entertainment, and it just wouldn't be summer in the city without …

Save a ton of editing time with Lightroom Presets

Photographers don’t have a lot of extra time to edit. As a full-time photographer myself, I rely heavily on any tools that save me time in the …

How to Read a Histogram: Underexposed? Overexposed? Or Just Right?

<i>Editor’s</i> <i>Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the</i> <b>Photofocus Guide:</b> <i>Develop Great Images in Lightroom. This book is almost done and</i> …

How to Use Continuous Lighting for Basic Portraiture

This is the second part of my series on continuous lighting. In part one, we discussed a few types of artificial continuous lighting that you can use …