Charmaine A. Chin

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How the Professor Who Predicted Trump's Win is Making the Case for Impeachment

When Allan Lichtman correctly predicted the widely unexpected outcome of the 2016 presidential election, he received a personal note of …

The story of Danielle Bregoli – who became an overnight sensation after a memorable TV appearance – shows just how easily society sexualizes girls<p>Danielle Bregoli, the “cash me ousside girl,” appeared on Instagram Live on Sunday, mugging for her iPhone camera. She pursed her lips and flicked her …

Social Media

A Starbucks Customer Was Rude to a Barista. What Happened Next Is Truly Extraordinary | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Respect is a dying art.<p>It used to be normal, almost common. Now, it's often unusual or even strangely archaic.<p>So when a woman went through a Starbucks and behaved badly, perhaps the barista …

Losing your smartphone is nearly as stressful as a terror threat, study finds

'The modern world brings with it stresses we would not have imagined 50 years ago,' Dr. Lucy Donaldson said.<p>The possibility of losing a smartphone …

Interview: American Photographer Captures Everyday Life in Cuba, Feels Like He Went Back in Time

In the years following President Obama’s easing of travel restrictions to Cuba, more and more Americans have ventured on educational visits to this once closed off island nation. Recently, commercial director and photographer AJ Bleyer of Advent Films spent 10 days discovering the beauty of …

Watch as children interrupt live BBC News interview about South Korea

The footage has gone viral since being broadcast<p>A clip of a professor’s children interrupting his live interview with BBC News about the political …

How to Strip Away the Superfluous

Dear friend,<p>A philosophy I have in photography and life is to strip away the superfluous.<p>1. What is perfection?<p>“Perfection isn’t when there is …

9 Common Photography Mistakes — And How to Fix Them

If you're an amateur photographer, you've probably wondered how to get your pictures to look as good as the ones pros take. But there are a number of …

Move Over, Craft Beer: Starbucks is Now Barrel-Aging Coffee

On Monday, March 6, Starbucks Coffee Company announced its first barrel-aged coffee, a special Starbucks Reserve offering available exclusively at …

An inside look at the life of T-Mobile's eccentric CEO, who wears only magenta and has a live cooking show

John Legere is not the kind of CEO you could pass on the street and not notice. Even if you had never seen the guy in your life, you wouldn't be able to miss the glowing magenta clothes, emblazoned with "T-MOBILE CEO."<p>We wanted to see what an average week in his life was like, so we had him send us …

The Ricoh GRII: The Best Camera 2017

As of 2017, I think the best camera for photography is the <b>Ricoh GR II</b>.<p>First of all; this is just my opinion. Now that we have that out of the way, …

Cameras

10 must-have accessories for every Canon DSLR owner

Whether you’ve just got yourself a Canon DSLR like the EOS Rebel T7i (EOS 800D) or EOS Rebel SL2 (EOS 200D), or have owned one for a while, the …

Cameras

Laws of Light: Quality of Light

Today Jay P. Morgan is talking about quality of light in their next installment of the Laws of Light series they have been doing on The Slanted Lens.

Photography

How To Choose The Right Shutter Speed

This infographic will give you an advice "How To Choose The Right Shutter Speed" in different conditions of shooting. It will be useful for different …

The Pitfalls of Buying Used Camera Gear

I know there are some photographers out there that feel like they have to have new gear.I'm not one of them.Sure, it's nice to have that new camera …

10 Reasons Why I Shoot With One Camera and One Lens

Dear friend,I want to share with you why I only shoot with one camera, and one lens:Why write this?This morning — I was going to write an article on …

Street Photography

Tools and Tips for Still Life iPhoneography

Some professional photographers are bashful to admit that they sometimes set their DSLRs aside for their iPhones. But, when push comes to shove, the …

Five Easy Photo Improving Tricks Anyone Can Do

Taking great photos doesn’t necessarily require tons of training and nice equipment. You can improve all of your photos with just a few tweaks to the …

Framing

‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ is a Must-Watch Netflix Show for Photographers

If you appreciate visual art and aesthetics—and, if you’re reading <i>PetaPixel</i>, chances are good that you do—then you absolutely must watch the new …

Netflix Original

Lose yourself in WIRED's pick of the International Photographer of the Year Photo award winners

More than 3,780 incredible images were submitted to the 2016 International Photographer of the Year Photo Awards set up to showcase the best in …

Photography

70 Street Photography Tips For Beginners by Eric Kim

I also recommend trying to master the art of “small-talk.”<p>We often frown down on “small-talk” because it feels shallow and superficial. However I …

Top 12 Recommended Entry-Level Cameras

Looking for a new camera?As I’m sure you’ve discovered, there are a lot of cameras on the market today.And by a lot, I mean <i>A LOT.</i>That being said, it …

Improving Your Photos Without Buying More Gear

If you want to take your photos to another level, camera equipment is a natural place to look. It’s a very tangible part of photography; we work with …

Three Common Mistakes Beginning Photographers Often Make

Photography is an appealing hobby because there’s no barrier to entry; you can just grab a camera and hit the pavement. That also means budding …

How to Liberate Yourself in Photography

Hanoi, 2017Dear friend,I wanted to share with you some thoughts on personal liberation on photography— what it means to me, and how I achieved it for …

Getting out of Auto: Understanding Shutter Speed

What is Shutter Speed?<p>Compared to ISO and aperture, shutter speed is a relatively straightforward concept to understand. It's the period of time that …

How to Light Your Photos Like a Cinematographer

<i>“There’s no such thing as bad lighting.”</i><p>Does this statement from an accomplished American cinematographer Michael Goi surprise you? Well, it all …

How to Shoot Street Photography with a 28mm Lens

As of early 2017, my only camera is the Ricoh GR II, which has a fixed-focal 28mm lens. I wanted to share my personal experiences shooting with a …

Even South Park “Can’t Keep Up” with Donald Trump

After Season 20’s politically infused bent, the comedy’s creators say they plan to “back off” the commander in chief.<p>Aw, jeez. If <b>Matt Stone</b> and <b>Trey Parker</b> can’t find something to laugh about in <b>Donald Trump’s</b> presidency, what hope is there for the rest of us?<p>The duo, whose Colorado-based animated …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Shooting Without a Tripod

Without a doubt, you should have a good, solid tripod as part of your kit. After all, a stable base is one of the most important elements of …