Craig Barlow

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The five Canadian sci-fi novels you should read right now

Peter Kavanagh loves sci-fi. The author, former CBC producer and current columnist for <i>The Next Chapter</i> offers up his picks for a science …

Science Fiction

The 3 best sci-fi movies ever according to an expert

Resembling early Steven Spielberg movies, "Midnight Special" follows a father and his son, who has special powers, as they race from authorities.<p>Along with strong performances from Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, and Adam Driver, the movie is a unique science-fiction tale that brings to mind …

Urban Filmmaker Rob Whitworth Takes You on a Journey Through Istanbul

Urban filmmaker Rob Whitworth sets a new bar once more for his medium, to feature yet another exotic location. Through the magic of time-lapse …

Olya Tsoraeva sets Radiohead's Creep to stop-motion plasticine animation

<b>Music:</b> a plasticine depiction of Radiohead singer Thom Yorke is "stuck in a plastic reality" for this new video created to accompany the British …

Stop Motion

Good Cameras Can Take Bad Photos

<i>“I would love to be a better photographer… if only I had a better camera.”</i><p>This is a comment I hear every day in my gallery. What many people don’t …

Make a DIY Extension Tube to Turn Your Regular Lens Into a Macro Lens

Looking for a simple weekend project that lets you experiment with photography? Makify created this 4-minute step-by-step tutorial on how you can …

DIY

The Photoshop Playbook: 50 Short Video Tutorials on Fundamental Skills in Photoshop

Back in 2013, Adobe began posting a series of short video tutorials on YouTube called the “Photoshop Playbook.” The series has since grown to contain …

Tutorials

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‘Where to Start Chart’ is an Interactive Photography Skill Tree for Beginners

‘Where to Start Chart’ is an infographic designed to help beginner photographers work their way through the settings on their camera. Produced by …

Algebra-cadabra! Here's a classic magic trick, and the mathematical secret behind it

You only need a cursory familiarity with the work of magicians like Derren Brown and David Blaine to realise that at the heart of many illusions lies a piece of rock-solid mathematics.<p>Sometimes tricks require fooling people with probability, as Brown expertly did in The System, his classic show …

How to Do Skin Retouching in Photoshop

One of the most highly requested and simple photo touch ups requested is for blemish removal on the skin. Whether this is acne, freckles, or just …

This Infographic Will Help You Remember the Ten Must-Have Wedding Shots

Wedding photography gets a bum rap among many photographers, but the thing is, it gets that bum rap because it’s hard! You’re working in a …

6 Famous Thought Experiments Explained in 1 Minute Each

Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”<p>The Open University, an online educational institute, took …

10 Things You Should Know About the Crop Tool

While the Crop Tool is one of Photoshop's most-basic tools, you might find that there is more to this tool than you might know. In this tutorial, we …

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; …

Tips to Reduce Image Noise in Photography

Do you want to know the 5 tips to successfully reduce noise in images? These 5 tips will show you how you can easily and successfully reduce noise …

Landscape Photography

How to Sharpen Image Edges in Photoshop

Here's How to Sharpen Image Edges in Photoshop. Once you have finished processing your image in Photoshop, flatten the image to a single layer or …

7 Tips to Make Your Photos Stand Out

Sometimes very small changes can have huge effects. This is especially true for photography, and this article will share seven of the most powerful …

5 Steps to Building More Powerful Images

A Guest Contribution by Dan Bailey We photographers seem to have it easy. Whereas most artists spend anywhere from hours, to months to years to …

Will These Guys Kill The Computer Interface As We Know It?

How two grade-school friends created Leap Motion, a company that wants to turn mouse-clicks into waves of the hand.<p>David Holz took the main stage at this year's South by Southwest Interactive, the annual innovation conference in Austin, Texas, looking like a hobbit on casual Friday. He wore an …

A Musician Spent 24 Hours Posing for this Amazing Time-Lapse Music Video

Every once in a while someone gets really, really creative and it makes our jaws drop. Such is the case with UK pop artist Dan Black’s timelapse …

How to take great portrait photos

To take successful photographs of people, you need to be both direct <i>and</i> candid. Always get close to your subjects; standing at a distance with a long …

4 Tips for Creating Compelling HDR Photography

HDR tends to have a bad name in the world of photography. Type the words ‘HDR photography' into google images and you'll get an idea why. Florescent …

Pro-Tips for Shooting Better Instagram Videos

Extra vids for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>“Well that’s weird,” you thought. “My Instagram photos are <i>moving</i>.”<p>What you thought might be the coolest side effect …

How to Do Black-and-White Conversions From RAW Files

Black-and-white conversions from color pictures are easy–just convert to greyscale in the photo editing software of your choice, and you’re there. …

Wedding Photography Gig: How to Prepare

The role of a wedding photographer—helping to document one of the most important days of a person’s life—is very important. So it goes without saying …

A Mathematical Look at Focal Length and Crop Factor

I’m hoping this post can explain a lot of the confusion beginning photographers have about focal length and crop factors. Some understanding of basic …

Family Portraits Dos and Don'ts

Pin It For a photographer, skills in family portraits are essential and are usually the bread and butter for up and coming photographers. Looking at …