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How to Mount and Frame Your Own Pictures

Today we are going to learn with Ben Fewtrell how to mount and frame your pictures.<p>Here's a list of the equipment needed to frame your photos<p>Una …

Photography

Fstoppers Reviews the Tenba Solstice Camera Backpack: The Best Daypack for Photographers?

Geared towards the outdoor photographer who needs a day bag for their camera gear and accessories, the Tenba Solstice caught my eye as a promising …

Great Bear Rainforest

Grizzly bears are common inhabitants of the Great Bear Rainforest. At the time of year I was there, late June, their principal diet is sedge grass, …

Nature Photography

The great nutrient collapse

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.<p>Irakli Loladze is a mathematician by training, but he was in a biology lab when he encountered the puzzle that would change his life. It was in 1998, and Loladze was studying for his Ph.D. at …

Carbon Dioxide

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 …

Researchers Say They've Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It's Not Ignorance

Why some people believe Earth is flat.<p>A lot happened in 2016, but one of the biggest cultural shifts was the rise of fake news - where claims with no …

Garmin's satellite handhelds make it really hard to get lost

Garmin isn't just using CES to show off new fitness watches and software updates. The company also used the massive tradeshow to unveil two mobile devices designed for international travelers and backcountry explorers alike. The InReach SE+ and inReach Explorer+ rely on Iridium satellite coverage …

Wearable Tech

Science-Backed Ways To Build Confidence When You Feel Like You’re Out Of Your League

Forget about faking it ’til you make it, these tips will trick your brain into thinking you’re all that.<p>Whether you are interviewing for a job that feels beyond your current abilities, demonstrating a skill that feels rusty, or working with someone who is difficult and challenging, there are dozens …

Final Cut Pro X: Getting started with Library management and organization [Video]

Final Cut Pro X has gone through a lot of changes since it first debuted as a reboot back in 2011. Since then, the app has grown up significantly, but it’s been able to retain its relatively low barrier to entry in the process. Final Cut Pro X is remarkably simple to learn, but it has a fairly high …

Filmmaking

Slack's friction free conference calling for your entire team is awesome

Slack has been quietly building out conference calling for its tool since it acquired Screenhero in 2015. Today, it’s officially launched the conference calling feature so you can jump in a call in just a few seconds.<p>The new ‘Calls’ feature is now in beta and can be enabled for your entire team if …

Apps

Scientists Say This Strategy Can Help You Learn Anything Fast

We've been studying all wrong.<p>In his book <i>Fluent Forever</i>, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to …

How to Create and Use Luminosity Masks in Adobe Photoshop

Luminosity masks are selections created from the various levels of brightness found in an image. These can then be used to easily target an image's …

Finally! A 4K TV You Should Own

The Samsung JS9500 has arrived just in time<p>Building a home entertainment center is a lot like building a house: You need a solid foundation--and that’s your television. If you’re starting from scratch, you’ll want a TV that will last more than five years, which means going with the …

10 killer apps you shouldn't live without

When you hop into Apple or Google's app stores on your smartphone or tablet and literally have more than a million apps enticing you, it's easy to get quickly overwhelmed. Of course, there are countless options for the boring staples to handle email, maps, weather, stocks, games and …

Philips announces noise-cancelling Lightning headphones, no batteries required

Last year Philips beat Apple in the race to release the first set of Lightning headphones, and here at CES it's taking a victory lap with another pair that feature active noise cancellation. The Fidelio NC1L headphones plug directly into iOS devices via the Lightning connector and, like their …

Headphones

EmDrive Is an Engine That Breaks the Laws of Physics and Could Take Us to Mars

An experimental engine is gaining acceptance among scientists, and could introduce a new era of space travel — it only had to break a law of physics …

Number of Adobe Accounts Hacked Now Up to 150M, Check Yours

News about the Adobe account hack just keeps getting worse and worse. First, 2.9 million users had supposedly been hacked. Then, the number …

Profoto Introduces the Revolutionary New B1: the First Studio Strobe with TTL

It’s been a good few weeks for revolutions in photography. First, Sony broke ground on affordable full-frame mirrorless cameras with the a7 and a7R, …

How to Create Reflections in Photoshop

Great reflections can really make an image. The problem is, that like buses, there is never one when you need one. Of course these days it is …

How to live longer – the experts' guide to ageing

<b>JERRALD RECTOR, 26: Lift weights for better immunity</b><p><b>By the time we reach 80, most of us will be infected with a type of herpes virus which erodes the immune system and takes years off your life without you even knowing it. PhD student Jerrald Rector, at the University of Birmingham, knows he has</b> …

Using Flash Photography Along with Ambient Light

With careful use of flash, you can make your photos look natural—as though no artificial lighting had been used. Certain flash photography techniques …

Electric Vehicles

Adobe Answers Photographers’ Uproar with Low Cost Bundle

Back in May, Adobe made the decision to end perpetual licensing on some of its software (most notably Photoshop), forcing many users to convert to …

Tutorials

Natural Light Portraits: Made In The Shade

One of the easiest ways to start shooting portraits is to use natural light. There’s no added expense of buying speedlites or strobes, or even …

5 Important Tone Mapping Tips That Will Improve Your HDR

Tone mapping is at the heart of what most people consider to be HDR photography. Although we have a wonderful array of tone mapping software at our …

How Capturing Expressive Eyes Can Be The Key To Good Portraiture

If you look at some of the most famous photographs in history, such as Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, Steve McCurry’s Afghan Girl, or much of …

Photography

Portrait Photography: How to Photograph People in the Harsh Midday Sun

Great tips and tricks on overcoming the harsh mid-day sun to create beautiful portraits on either side of the “golden hours” The Golden Time The best …

Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 More Poses to Get You 21 Different Photos [Part III]

A post by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App. This is the third article in the series. You may want to look at the previous ones here: 7 standing …

How to Create Realistic Looking HDR Photographs

By Sean Ogle. HDR photography has gotten a bit of a bad reputation, simply because so many people don’t know how or when to use it. It kind of …

Have we seen the last of Comet ISON?

Comet ISON is now thought to be a traveling debris field, with no solid nucleus or core. Will we see the debris field from Earth? No one knows</b> …

Astronomy

8 Common Landscape Photography Mistakes Beginners Make

If you are interested in landscape photography I'm sure you have read lots of “how to improve…” type articles, which are all useful in their own way. …