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Nine Lenses to Give Your Portraits Extra Pop

Some portrait lenses are great and have bokeh that you’ll absolutely drool over. But then there are others that not only do that, but also make your …

Review: Samsung 85mm f1.4 (NX)

We’ve been using Samsung’s 85mm f1.4 for a very long time, and it’s tough to not fall in love with it. Exhibiting some of the best color rendition …

4 Lenses Every DSLR Owner Should Snag

As I sit here cleaning and organizing my lens collection, I’m thinking about which lenses are the foundation of my photography. Sometimes for …

Useful Photography Tip #69: How to Photograph Steam from Coffee/Tea

Shot with the Canon 5D Mk II and Sigma 50mm f1.4<p><i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Check them out right here.</i><p>Though the concept of photographing …

Stunning Winter Macro Photo Idea & How To Do It!

Darts, apparently, is a sport. Except it’s not. To be a darts player, all you must have is a nickname that in no way reflects what you are, like …

7 Great Gifts for the Beginning Photographer

There are lots of things to compliment a camera that a photographer can use to become a better shooter. And guess what: not all of them require you …

Learning Photography By Channeling Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix Image Via WikiMedia Original photographer unknown<p>I grew up listening to Jimi Hendrix with my dad. He is by far one the best guitar …

Useful Photography Tip #77: How to Get a Background to Go to Pure White

<i>Model: Kita St Cyr</i><p><i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Check them out here.</i><p>While many photographers sit there and boast about the one light technique …

How to Photograph Your Christmas Tree

It’s that time of year again. Christmas is upon us. Your tree is all decorated and presents are piled up underneath. So how do you take photos of …

Christmas Trees

Top 10 Tips for Family Photo Poses

In both studio and on-location photography, the right family poses make the difference between stunning memories and forgettable snapshots. Most …

Tips for Better Portrait Photography

There are a few techniques that help with taking portraits, and I’m going to share some of those tips with you today. Lighting, composition, camera …

Photography

Getting The Best Out Of Your Raw Files

I have been teaching retouching and photography for a couple of years, and I found that even my advanced students often didn't know some basic tools …

Tutorials

What Accessories Should You Buy With a New Camera?

<i>Buying a new camera is exciting, but there's a lot more to get than just the body and lens.There's a whole collection of accessories out there just</i> …

What Camera Should I Buy? - Updated November 2013

<i>PUBLISHER’S NOTE: This post is an updated compilation of several shorter posts I wrote in the past trying to answer the question, “What camera should</i> …

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 …

The Path to Better Photography

Ed Verosky is a professional photographer and author based in New York. In this article, Ed presents his recommended path to learning photography. If …

3 Simple Ways to Make Sure You're Getting Good Exposures

I’ve always been one of those people that believes we should move away from using the term “correct exposure.” Not that it doesn’t have its place; …

Fresh Pineapple Margaritas

Easy5 mins<p>This past weekend is going down in the record books as one of my favorite in history.<p>Well, in all of my 30 years, to be exact. :)<p>Since you …

Blueberry Mojito

May 23, 2013<p>Jorge likes to joke that I am a “Southern Hemisphere Drinker”. I love Rum and Tequila, but I tolerate vodka, gin and scotch/bourbon. …

Cocktail Science: 5 Myths About Ice, Debunked

Editor's Note: Please welcome Kevin Liu of Science Fare to SE: Drinks. We're pumped to have him here to share a bit of cocktail science.<p>The difference between a perfectly balanced cocktail and a so-so one often comes down to ice. How does ice affect temperature? Dilution? Since as much as half the …

Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education

Would a person with good handwriting, spelling and grammar and instant recall of multiplication tables be considered a better candidate for a job …

Online universities: it's time for teachers to join the revolution

The past few centuries have witnessed revolutions in virtually every area of our world – health, transport, communications and genomics, to name but …

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Exercises for Tightening Underarm Skin

Whether you call them grandma arms, bingo wings or bat wings, no one wants flabby, jiggly underarm skin. While age, gravity, diet and lack of …

16 Simple Exercises To Reduce Belly Fat

Are you finding it difficult to fit into your little black number? Is belly fat giving you sleepless nights? If your answer is yes, you need to make …