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26 Underrated Apps Every Twentysomething Should Download Right Now

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Apps

Why I Stopped Using the DNG File Format

A couple of years ago, when I switched careers and moved into photography full time, I did a lot of research on multiple aspects of running a …

Portrait Tips for Posing Women

Unless you're working with professional models who know exactly what to do, and how to pose in front of the camera, most of your clients are …

Photography

12 Posing Cues from 12 Incredible Photographers

As I dive deeper and deeper into the world of professional photography, I find that my educational needs frequently change. Every one of us should …

Action Movies

Ten Basic Day to Day Techniques to Improve your Photography

Photography is a lifelong learning experience. Even the best of the best will tell you that they still have much to learn. This is perhaps doubly so …

Landscape Photography

10 Beliefs That Suck the Life out of Photographers

What if I told you that it’s not the industry, the bad economy, where you live, what camera you shoot with, how many lights you have or how small …

9 Reasons You Look Awful in Photos… And How to Fix Them

Want to improve the way you look in portraits, or improve the portraits that you shoot? Here are 9 common reasons people look awful in portraits and …

6 Ways to Create a Super-Secure Password

Stealing passwords is one of the oldest moves in hackers’ book. Ever since Internet accounts have existed, people have been trying to break into …

HDR Photography: Shooting Tips, Software Plugins, and Training Resources

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography refers to creating an image, from two or more exposures of a scene/subject, in which the appearance of colors is …

Tutorials

Single Shot HDR: Exciting Sony Patent Describes Image Sensor with Per-Pixel Exposure

Imagine an image sensor that can expose different parts of an image differently, not by using multiple shots and blending them intelligently, but all …

Five Ways to Get a Real Smile From Your Portrait Subject

One of the challenges photographers face is posing. It’s a conundrum because it requires a kind of authority most of us aren’t used to having: The …

Here’s What A Future Dominated By Apple Might Look Like

If any company could lead us into digital nirvana, it's Apple.<p>But next to no one knows what that future looks like.<p>We recently talked about Apple's future with a former employee, and he pointed us to this video by Corning. (Corning makes the glass used in iPhones and iPads.)<p>Corning may make glass …

Good Enough to Succeed in Photography

It’s been a tough few years and people are frustrated with the state of the industry. Everywhere I turn, people seem to be saying that a photography …

The 50 Essential iPhone Apps

<b>There are hundreds of great photo editing apps out there, but when it comes to making those Instagram pics look professional, VSCO Cam is the</b> …

How to become a typing master with the iOS keyboard

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Unlike the interesting history of Apple’s physical keyboards, the virtual keyboard on iOS does not have much of a tale to …

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

Tutorial: A Basic Explanation of What a Tilt-Shift Lens Is and How it Works

Tilt-shift lenses are nothing short of optical magic… or so it seems. But as their namesake implies, they actually achieve this ‘magic’ through the …

Significant enhancements coming to AppleCare+, Apple IDs, iOS support

Apple’s vice president of AppleCare and technical support initiatives, Tara Bunch, held a Town Hall meeting for for AppleCare employees earlier this week, according to several employees in attendance who asked to remain anonymous. During the meeting, Bunch, along with a few other Apple executives, …

15 Amazing Mac Keyboard Tricks You Don't Know About

Mac keyboard shortcuts are a great way for individuals to get things done in a snap. Here are fifteen mac keyboard tricks you probably don't know …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Apple just obsoleted the Mac and nobody noticed

With iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, Apple is finally showing us its idea of how we’ll compute in the future. Perhaps not surprisingly, this pristine vision of our computing destiny — unveiled after years of secret, patient and painstaking development — aligns perfectly with how we currently use our …

Apple

AirDrop and Instant Hotspot in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite: Explained

While perhaps not as new and sexy as Handoff, making or taking calls, or sending and receiving SMS/MMS, the final two Continuity features in iOS 8 …

Getting Familiar With Color Relationships for Impactful Photography

The topic of color relationships in photography is somewhat akin to the topic of composition in that there are no set-in-stone rules governing these …

Landscape Photography

How-to: Request an iTunes purchase refund if you have a legitimate reason

When you purchase an item from the App Store or iTunes, it is possible to obtain a refund on items purchased within the past 90 days if you have a legitimate reason. For example, you might buy the live version of a song when you meant to get the studio version. It is certainly possible to download …

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 …

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 …

Landscape Photography

How to Focus Stack Images

For most people who just want to have some fun with their photography and have another ‘trick up their sleeve’ focus stacking can be an interesting …

Landscape Photography

Top 10 hidden features of iOS 8 (Video)

Now that iOS 8 is officially out for developers, it’s time to start digging into the apps and settings to find out what Apple didn’t tell us. Sure there are plenty of new features available in iOS 8, but there are definitely other little (and bigger) ones that didn’t make it to the unveiling.<p>We’ve …

Apple posts OS X Yosemite design video from WWDC keynote

Apple has posted the video about OS X Yosemite’s new design from the WWDC keynote. The video gives a look at the system’s new inherent translucency, cleaner layout, redesigned icons, and new buttons. You can watch it below: