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15 tiny design features that show Apple’s insane attention to detail

Apple products have always been known for their quality design and attention to detail.<p>Many of these details go unnoticed by the average Apple user or are useful only to a relative handful of people who use the product.<p>Some features are handy while others are purely cosmetic, but Apple included …

13 Mind-Bending Thoughts About Photography

Photographer Matthew Rycroft put together this video containing 13 strange, random, and mind-bending “facts” about photography. These are short and …

Photography

Photographer Takes to the Skies to Capture Some Magnificent Aerial Views of Germany

Take to the skies and there surely will be some amazing views to behold. 50-year-old Klaus Leidorf knows this fact all too well. The German …

How to change OS X banner notification duration using Terminal

I’ve recently found myself wishing there was a space between banners and alerts with OS X’s notification system. Alert style notifications that require manually dismissing can be rather annoying, but quick banner notifications often fly by before I’ve had time to glance at the information. It turns …

How to Reduce Camera Shake - 6 Techniques

Pin It In this classic DPS post (now updated) photographer Natalie explores 6 ways you can hand hold lenses at low apertures and low shutter speeds …

First Impressions: Canon 70D

<i>Guess what: it’s available for pre-order from Amazon, B&H Photo, and Adorama. We’re waiting for a review unit.</i><p>In many ways, Canon’s 60D annoyed many …

How I Created a Four-Story-Tall Print of One of My Photographs

It’s fun to print big, but when a client recently asked me to create an image more than four stories tall I have to admit it was really outside of my …

How to Protect Yourself Against Camera Gear Theft as a Photographer

In case you don’t know it, cameras and lenses are prime theft targets. You may never think it’s going to happen to you, but almost every day I hear …

How to Create Multiple Portrait Styles with One Speedlight

Not all photographers have used artificial lighting before. In fact, some people only even rent lighting equipment when certain events or situations …

Carbon Fiber

Shoot the Supermoon Like an Astrophotographer

June and July 2013 full Moons are featured as “supermoons.” This means that the full Moon is almost on the same day as the Moon perigee (shortest …

A Guide to Shooting Outdoors in Low Light Conditions

Shooting in low light, as with many other forms of photography, requires a bit of thought beforehand in order to get the most from the time you have. …

Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock im Test

Wenn da nicht der Preis wäre, würde ich jetzt einfach schreiben „Geil, kaufen, Punkt“. Aber bei einer Preisempfehlung von 299 Euro braucht es wohl …

Why iOS 7 Is A Masterpiece of Design

My first impression on seeing iOS 7 on my iPhone was: What is this, a My Little Pony theme?<p>But after scrutinizing, analyzing, deconstructing and living with the new version, I’m ready to declare iOS 7 an unambiguous masterpiece, a stroke of genius, really.<p>That may sound like a weird thing to say …

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 …

Exposing to the Right on Your EOS Camera

Over the years that I’ve worked as a photography writer I’ve noticed that people keep asking the same questions about exposure on their EOS cameras. …

Cameras

Real-Time Photoshop Prank in Stockholm

To contribute to one of Adobe’s “Creative Days” in Stockholm, Sweden, photographer and retouch artist Eric Johansson executed an elaborate Photoshop …

Intel Coughs Up New Details On ‘Thunderbolt 2’

Thunderbolt really hasn’t taken off yet, even though Apple’s included the the tech in Macs since 2011. Intel is still plowing through with new updates for Thunderbolt though, and the company revealed some new details about the next generation of Thunderbolt.<p>Intel has officially named its next-gen …

Vertical Images and Battery Grips for Digital Cameras

Something I try to do on a regular basis is shoot both horizontal and vertical images of a scene. There are a number of reasons for this, but my …

May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor With Siri Dice Rolling Easter Egg

Sometimes when you can’t decide between two things the easiest thing to do is flip a coin. Don’t got a quarter? Well, Siri can now create some random numbers for you via the command “Roll the dice.”<p>The litter Easter egg might also come in handy if you’re Monopoly board is missing its shiny white …

Photographer Pops the Question Using the Viewfinder of His SLR Camera

When New York City-based photographer Jerrit Pruyn recently asked his girlfriend of 2 years to marry him, he did so in quite a photo-tastic way. …

Travel Photography Tips and Techniques

With travel photography you want to convey not only the scenes you have seen but also the feelings and emotions associated with the locations. The …

Photography

Five Low Profile Camera Bags Worth Carrying

Camera bags–as photographers we have to live with them to haul our gear from shoot to shoot, or even for a simple day’s outing with a camera (or two, …

How To Shoot Landscapes Under a Full Moon

This article is about taking photos at night under a full moon or near a full moon. At night, the moon will act as a light source in exactly the same …

Landscape Photography

How I Photographed My Own Proposal

Hey everyone! I’m really excited to share a personal story with you all. This past weekend I asked my partner to marry me. After weeks of planning, …

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Weird iPhone habits: Open slots, default layouts, and ringer switches, oh my...

Smartphones and other mobile technology are very personal devices. Not just that they're something that we have on us all the time, but they're …

Review: Present Perfect - Post-PC Era Presentations

How many times have you walked into a room, and seen a projected setup, throwing a computer screen up on to a screen 30+ feet away. We’ve all been …

How to Do DIY Dust Cleaning Surgery on 6 Popular Canon and Nikon Lenses

Here’s a question I get asked about 15 times a week: “How can I get the dust out of my lens?” The right answer is <i>you don’t</i>. All lenses have dust in …

Using Water to Lighten Landscape Photos

Most Pro landscape photographers recommend shooting either at (or around) dawn or dusk in order to capture their scene in the ‘golden hours’ when the …

The Top 8 Reasons Why I’m a Big Believer in 35mm Lens Photography

After two years of testing, renting, buying and selling just about every level of Nikon and Canon lenses and cameras, I have learned quite a bit …