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New Year's Resolutions for Photographers

Ball drops! Confetti! Staying up extra late!<p>The time has come to get started on those New Year Resolutions. But hey, no need to fear. Resolutions can …

How to Avoid Star Trails by Following the ‘500 Rule’

Due to the rotation of the Earth, it appears as though the stars are moving through the sky in long exposures. Star trails can be a desired effect …

Duet turned my old iPad into a fast MacBook display

I just spent $10 on Duet Display to turn my aging iPad into a secondary MacBook display. That’s about five times more than I’d normally consider prudent for an app, but it was worth every penny.<p>I’ve been a daily iPad-as-secondary-display user for years. My go-to app had always been Air Display (and …

15 Project Ideas to Spark Your Creativity

Photography has never been as popular as it is today. People of all ages learn photography in various schools and online universities, and lots of …

50 B&W Photographs which will tell you light is everything in photography

<b>Light</b> cannot be kept outside the equation when speaking about pure photography. Obviously Photography as we all know is about capturing light. Having …

Photography

Fitness tracking, hiding in a normal watch

It looks like a regular watch. It feels like a regular watch. But underneath, it's a full Bluetooth fitness tracker. The Withings Activité is here, and it could show where watches are heading next.<p>On my wrist, I'm wearing a round white wristwatch with a leather band. Its metal hands are simple. Its …

Wearable Tech

'Mutarium' prototype is the perfect farm for edible plastic-eating fungi

Biodegradable plastics exist because traditional ones take between 20 and 1,000 years to break down in the wild, often blocking waterways and killing animals as that all happens. That's why two industrial designers and a group of microbiologists have designed a way to break down plastic -- and …

6 Easy DIY Photography Projects That Make for Great Holiday Gifts

Want to make a photography gift this holiday season instead of buying one? The video above offers 6 fun ideas for easy DIY photo gifts you can try …

Majestic Views of Pacific Northwest Landscapes by Photographer Griffin Lamb

Griffin Lamb is a 19-year-old freelance photographer based out of Seattle, Washington. On weekends Lamb goes on adventures, hiking and backpacking in …

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

Higher Education

Columnists at The Guardian Debate Whether or Not Photography is Art

Grab your popcorn, folks. There’s an interesting royal rumble happening over at <i>The Guardian</i> between columnists Sean O’Hagan and Jonathan Jones. The …

An Easy, Future-Proof 4-Step System For Labelling Files & Archiving

Let’s just be clear right now; having a systematic approach to filing your images is essential. This not only applies to having a hardware back-up …

Archives

High-Speed Photos of Ink Dropped In Water

I have to admit it, there haven’t been many occasions where I haven’t been fascinated by high speed photos. No matter the subject, it looks great …

Ikea replaced a movie theater's seats with beds for an advertising campaign

Some moviegoers in Moscow were in for a surprise this past week. Ikea secretly replaced the stadium seating at one of the city's newest theaters with complete bedrooms. Instead of sitting in a boring old chair, couples and families snuggled up in beds and under sheets to watch the latest …

Grab a GIF from a video with new YouTube GIF creator

Instantly create and share a looping clip from your favourite YouTube video with the new tool.<p>YouTube now has a GIF creator, and if there's one thing my mama taught me, it's never look a GIF horse in the mouth. (She loves puns, what can I say?)<p>Using the new tool on the Google-owned video site, you …

GIF Animations

Workflows für ‚Workflow‘

If you love iOS automation, you’re probably already aware of Launch Center Pro and Drafts. Together with URL Schemes and x-callback-url, they form …

Chickens are closely related to dinosaurs, and other insights from the new bird family tree

Using statistical techniques to handle genetic data, scientists are learning new things about our fine feathered friends<p>Flamingos and doves are more closely related than they look, a new genetic analysis of birds shows. That's not all: chickens are close relations of dinosaurs, and genetic patterns …

7 Most Challenging Shooting Scenarios and How to Make the Best of Them

We photographers love a challenge. Whether it is contorting ourselves into strange positions to get a macro shot, or trying to soothe a screaming …

RoboStage: Do Remote Photo Shoots in Your Browser with Real Models, Gear and Studios

Here’s a new idea that’s quite a bit off the beaten path: RoboStage is a new online studio that lets photographers conduct a photo shoot through …

Relio: A Tiny Light That Aims to Be the Most Powerful and Color-Accurate USB Light on the Market

Want a professional lighting solution that you can carry around in your pocket? Check out Relio, a new pint-sized light that aims to put serious …

Dealing With Gray Days

It’s winter in the Pacific Northwest corner of the USA. You know, Seattle? That infamous gray place? Well, it’s gray today alright and looks to be …

Photographing the Night Sky

Get expert tips and advice for photographing the night sky with this how-to photo gallery, from National Geographic.