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Trip to Ayutthaya, Thailand, recalls glory days of old Siam

<b>(CNN) —</b> Filled with crumbling, camera-friendly ruins, Thailand 's old capital of Ayutthaya has long been a popular Bangkok day-trip destination.<p>Just an hour outside of the city, this UNESCO-listed heritage site, founded in 1350, was the second Siamese capital after Sukhothai. Bustling with …

Asia Travel

Why Street Photography Matters in 2017

“Street photography is dead”, declare forum threads and thinkpieces far and wide. The Internet and phone cameras have watered the quality down. The …

Street Photography

Camera Test: Leica Q

When Sony put out its original RX1 a few years ago, it felt a bit like the Japanese camera maker was sending a shot across Leica’s bow. The …

A Fascinating Portrait of the Working-Class in Northern England in the 1970s and 1980s

North England as presented by Manx photographer and Harvard professor Chris Killip is bleak not only for the lack of colour, but for the immediacy at …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

30 Composition Styles for Taking Good Pictures

Ever since I decided to start learning photography, I’ve been looking for a good catalog of composition ideas. Once you figure out the mechanics of …

The unflinching eye of Eugene Richards – in pictures

Drug addiction, poverty, racism and the plight of rural America are some of the uncomfortable topics covered in a major retrospective of photojournalist Eugene Richards at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York. The exhibition covers his career from 1968, and focuses on the marginalized …

New York City

Retouching Workflow for Portrait, Fashion and Beauty with Photoshop & Capture One

If you’ve been following photography evolution over the past 5 years you’ve been around long enough to see Lightroom become the standard operating …

Tutorials

The Fujifilm GFX 50S’s High ISO Quality is Insane

The Fujifilm GFX 50S‘s ISO invariance makes it so easy to shoot the Milky Way that it’s not even funny. I was able to take an “impossible” shot, …

7 Photoshop Tricks That Are Hidden in Plain Sight

Adobe’s Photoshop is such a complex piece of software that even professionals find new features and settings every now and then. This 7-minute video …

Tutorials

3 Lightroom Tool Tips for Beginners

Lightroom is not only great for organizing and cataloging all your pictures in an easy and clear way, but it is also full of helpful tools that can …

How to Accurately Color Match in Photoshop

Adjusting colors of specific elements in a photograph can be used to bring harmony to an image or to add creative flair. Here’s a 5-minute video that …

Read this post before buying a Leica M or a rangefinder camera

Today I want to share with you my thoughts on the Leica M and more generally the Rangefinder system. When I sold all my digital equipment to make a …

Cameras

Tamil Nadu, once a pioneering state for welfare of transgenders, now shuns the third gender - Firstpost

The jasmine scented smoke from the incense sticks clouds the office as K Jeeva puts away her work for the next meeting. Her hands move nimbly across …

India

A Massive 30-Part Guide to Retouching Photos in Photoshop

Want a crash course in retouching photos in Photoshop? Here’s a 4-part video series that clocks in at 4.5 hours in total, making it a very …

Tutorials

Inside Facebook's plan to eat another $350 billion IT market

He suggested doing something that had never been done before and could upend the $350 billion telecommunication market.<p>"It can't be so difficult to build our own system," the engineer said, referring to the telecom equipment that sends data across cables and wireless networks, a system that could …

Telecoms

6 Vitamins And Minerals That Boost Brain Power

The human brain is a complex organ requiring many different nutrients to function properly. Nutritional deficiencies have been shown to contribute to …

10 Great Budget Lens Options For Street Photography

Street photography is a popular past time for photographers of all shapes and sizes thanks to it being something you can just grab your camera and go …

Street Photography

9 Ways to Learn Photography

Want to learn how to take better photos, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you feel like you have some basic photography skills, but don’t know …

Here’s How to Use Exposure Blending in Photoshop to Make Your Landscape Photographs Pop (VIDEO)

We’re all familiar with the common dilemma when shooting landscape photos where a compromise has to be made between a blown-out sky and an overly …

Useful Photography Tip #176: The Simple Trick to Make Hair Easier to Work With in a Portrait

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Click here.</i><p>Here’s the situation: you’re outside and about to shoot a portrait. But the wind kicks up and makes the …

The Ten Commandments of Retouching

There are some things in life that are universal rules we should all follow—things like not cheating on your wife, not killing anyone, and not …

Tutorials

The Ultimate Video Guide to Building a Photo and Video Editing Desktop Computer

I've always been a Windows desktop user, but until this point I've never built my own desktop from scratch. I finally decided to teach myself how to …

5 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPOSITION TIPS

Five main concepts you need to know about photography composition: 1. Dynamism To make stronger photo compositions, you need more dynamism — or …

Street Photography

10 Tips and Tricks for Shooting Night Portraits with Off-Camera Flash

Portrait photographer Francisco Hernandez is back with a really useful tutorial on night portraits. If you’d like to start shooting some night …

Three tips for posing your non professional friends and family

Ever tried posing your family or other non-pro friends for a photo. For some, it comes naturally, but for others, it may feel like an excruciating …

The single best type of exercise for your brain, according to scientists

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including two new studies published this spring, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period of time — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, overwhelmingly beneficial impact on …

Exercise

These are the 10 latest Pulitzer Prize winning-novels you must read immediately

These books caught the world’s eye with their dazzling characters and rich interpretations of American life.<p><i>1</i><i>Underground Railroad by Colson …

Books

7 Useful Camera Tricks for Nikon Shooters

If you’re a Nikon shooter, listen up. Wildlife photographer and knowledgeable Nikon shooter Steve Perry has some really useful tips and tricks that …

Cameras