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Photographer Reveals the Dramatic Difference Before and After a Photo Is Edited

Photo editing, when done well, can transform a drab image into a mesmerizing work of art. Peter Stewart demonstrates just how dramatic this change can be in a revealing series called <i>Before & After</i>. As the name suggests, the Hong Kong-based photographer shares the beginning of his process–images …

How I Work With Compositional Lines in Photos

Composition can make or break a photograph. This is why it’s important to understand it and know how to effectively and creatively use it. In …

Landscape Photography

The First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atom's Orbital Structure

What you’re looking at is the first direct observation of an <b>atom’s electron orbital</b> — <i>an atom's actual wave function</i>! To capture the image, …

50 Best Adobe Photoshop Tutorials of 2015

The best <b>Photoshop tutorials</b> of 2015, beautiful collection of top Photoshop tutorials to learn from beginners to advanced techniques and improve your …

You Can Now Watch The Last 11 Years Of Photos Taken Of Saturn And Its Moons

If you’re like me and constantly wonder what cool things are happening out in space, you now have the chance to catch up on the past 11 years of …

How to Reduce Noise in Photoshop With the Power Of the "Blend If" Tool

As you are probably already aware, noise reduction can be a painstaking process. There are many ways to reduce noise but all of those ways have one …

Flash Photography Crash Course

Would you consider posting this photo on your Pinterest board? It would help me a lot to get the word out about this tutorial.<p>You haven't stumbled on …

This is Why the "Blend If" Tool in Photoshop is Amazing For Sharpening Photos

Usually, when I am sharpening or reducing noise in a picture, I end up doing it in a separate layer, and then masking the areas to which I don’t want …

Creating Worlds: A Collection of "Little Planet" Images and Tutorials

It’s not uncommon for creative individuals to push limits and find new ways of doing things. A new way of doing something doesn't necessarily have to …

DSLR vs. Mirrorless: There is No Debate to Settle

Anyone who has been involved in photography long enough should be familiar with the sometimes contentious debate about the differences, whether real …

Refine Edge – Your Best Friend in Photoshop

Being able to create precise selections of objects, even if they have fuzzy edges is of major importance in Photoshop. You're not only going to need …

How to Create a Perfect Selection of Clouds in Photoshop

Creating a perfect selection of clouds in Photoshop can be a real challenge. They're fuzzy and have no well defined edge in most cases. How do you …

These Reasons Will Compel You to Start Printing Your Photographs

Forgive me for being a little nostalgic. I was brought up in the days of film, the days of one hour mini lab printing on the high street of every …

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Physics

How to Calculate and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Better Landscape Photography

Hyperfocal distance, much like the “Sunny 16 Rule,” is one of those things that has arguably lost some relevance in the age of digital photography; …

Picturing an Imaginary Animal Kingdom

Picture Stories<p>I first saw Simen Johan’s work at the Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City a couple of years ago.<p>I was totally struck not only by the beauty of the imagery but also by how much it expresses, in a very personal way, ideas about habitat, climate change, critical species, and man’s …

The Rule of Equivalent Exposure (With Quick Quiz)

The camera is a fascinating tool. It’s amazing how a camera can freeze a moment in the present and lets you savour it in the future. While it may …

Jumping Ship from Photoshop to Pixelmator: A Switcher's Guide

Pixelmator is now our favorite image editing app for Mac because it's incredibly cheap ($29.99) and almost as powerful as the far more expensive …

Photoshop Tutorials

$10 OFF - LIMITED TIME OFFER - JOIN AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE!<p>HOW TO CREATE A CARTOON CHARACTER WITH PHOTOMANIPULATION & RETOUCHING<p>TRANSFORMING …

The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave

Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of …

The Long, Spiraling Path NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Will Take to Ceres

Over the next few months, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will be slowly spiraling down toward Ceres, a dwarf planet out in the asteroid belt. Ceres' gravity …

Ceres

The Question That Could Unite Quantum Theory With General Relativity:

Is Spacetime Countable?<p>Current thinking about quantum gravity assumes that spacetime exists in countable lumps, like grains of sand. That can’t be …

SpaceX Raises $1 Billion In A Financing Round With Google And Fidelity

SpaceX today confirmed yesterday’s reports that it has embarked on a new round of fundraising. The round includes two new investors, Google and Fidelity investments.<p>The total investment of the two companies is one billion dollars, which SpaceX says means that “Google and Fidelity will collectively …

Fidelity Investments

NASA's Dawn spacecraft releases new images of dwarf planet Ceres

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is approaching the dwarf planet Ceres and new images released Monday show a closer view of the planet’s surface.<p>"We know so much about the solar system and yet so little about dwarf planet Ceres. Now, Dawn is ready to change that," said Marc Rayman, Dawn's chief engineer and …

1-year space station mission may pave NASA's way to Mars

The first crew to embark on a yearlong International Space Station mission could help NASA get to Mars.<p>NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will launch to the space station in March with cosmonaut Gennady Padalka. Kornienko and Kelly will remain on the orbiting outpost …

Using LRGB Processing & Image Stacking To Render Gorgeous Night Sky Images

Space, the planets, stars, and constellations, together make up one of the few things we can see with our eyes, and know with almost sure fire …

Canon PowerShot N Transformed Into a Waist-Level Rolleiflex-style Camera

The digital camera industry is dominated by eye-level viewfinders, but waist-level finders have their advantages. One main one is that it makes …

Cameras

The Best Way to Use Color in Photoshop

We will touch on color theory to help you figure out what the best color combinations are for image and show you how to apply them in Photoshop.