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6 Easy Exercises to Strengthen Your Core

The Routine<p>Okay, perhaps you’re enough of a realist to know that you’ll never have a six-pack. But exercising your core is still important: Strong …

Master Depth of Field with Understanding The Circle of Confusion

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.It is likely that there has never …

Do You Really Know What That Lightroom Backup Button Does?

I recently came across an article by Scott Kelby that talked about something I had taken for granted and figured everyone knew, and thought it would …

How to Use One of the Most Important & Most Powerful Tools in Photoshop: Curves (VIDEO)

Not too long ago we featured a helpful and easy-to-understand video from Nathaniel Dodson, aka Tutvid, on what he has called the most powerful and …

How to turn off autocorrect on Mac

Autocorrect is either a blessing or a curse depending on the situation. Despite this, Apple insists on keeping autocorrect on as it believes that it will reduce spelling errors or typos.<p>Follow along as we walk you through how to disable autocorrect on your Mac once and for good.<p>Press ⌘ + Space to …

Low-light photography: How low can you go?

<b>Low light can still yield great images – landscape and travel photographer David Clapp shares his top tips and techniques</b><p>David’s top tips for getting …

Landscape Photography

Interesting Photo of the Day: 3 Hours of Star Trails

Have you tried your hand at astrophotography? If you can find a dark night sky with stars present, try for a long exposure. You may reveal more stars …

Speakers for TV, surround sound speakers, soundbars, more: Speakers Explained

Whether you’re looking to upgrade from the thin sound coming out of your new TV or you simply want to listen to your favorite tunes in all their …

Audiophile

Everything You Need to Know About Levels in Photoshop

In Photoshop, both the levels and curves adjustment layers allow you to control the tone of your image. So which should you use? I'm a curves man …

Tutorials

How to Balance Ambient Light and Flash in Your Strobe-Lit Photos

When you're first starting out with flash photography, one of the most fundamental skills you'll need is the ability to balance ambient and flash …

Shutter Speed

Photoshop Basics: What Is Unsharp Mask and How to Use It to Sharpen Your Photos So They Pop (VIDEO)

Here’s a quick Photoshop tutorial video from Run N Gun that explains the basics of the Unsharp Mask tool and why it’s essential to helping you …

Tutorials

How to Use the Color Dodge and Burn Blend Modes in Photoshop

Here’s a 12-minute tutorial from photographer Blake Rudis of f64 Academy that looks at how you can use Photoshop’s dodge and burn blend modes for …

Tutorials

A Beginner's Guide to Photoshop Blending Modes

Want to get better at Photoshop quickly? Master Photoshop blending modes to improve your photo editing skills immediately.<p>This great video from Serge …

Air’s app lets you record high-quality home movies without running out of space

These days, home movies aren’t recorded with handheld video cameras, but rather with our smartphones. Unfortunately, there’s a downside. Our iPhones default to lower quality video so recordings won’t eat up storage space; and while you can adjust that all the way to 4K on newer devices, that would …

Seven Useful macOS Tricks You Might Not Know

There are a lot of hidden features in both macOS and iOS that often go under the radar, either because they've not received much attention from Apple, or they've been forgotten after a period of time.<p>In the latest video over on our YouTube channel, we've rounded up some useful macOS tips and tricks …

How to easily change the color of individual folders in macOS [Video]

From time to time I like to make certain folders on my macOS desktop stand out. For example, I use automation to move screenshots saved to my desktop directly to a special Screenshots folder. Since I’m always looking for the screenshots that I take, I decided to tint the folder purple to make it …

Lightroom Classic CC 7.2 Brings Speed Boost and New Features

Adobe has just announced the launch of Lightroom Classic CC v7.2, an update that brings the performance improvements promised teased and promised …

Roger Federer Just Won His 20th Major. Here's the One Thing He Changed to Make it All Possible

Federer won yet another Australian Open. However, without making the change he did, he may not have won a single major title.<p>Roger Federer cruised to his 20th major title win adding yet another Australian Open to his impressive resume by beating a resurgent Marin Cilic on Sunday in Melbourne in …

Microsoft Office for Mac updated w/ real-time collaboration, auto cloud saving, and more

Microsoft today announced a major update for Office 2016 for Mac. The update brings the app to version 16 and includes new features for Microsoft’s entire suite of applications…<p>Most notably, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for Mac now include support for real-time editing. Users will now see …

The Hand Of God-Magical Place In Romania

I was dreaming for some years to go to Fundatura Ponorului, that is also called “The hand of God”. The name of “The hand of God” is not arbitrary …

34 tools that let you make the most of your MacOS

A few months ago, Ask Product Hunt launched, a community-powered product search engine. The idea was simple: Ask your product discovery questions on Product Hunt, and the community chimes in with their recommendations.<p>To date, more than 2,300 questions have been submitted, with one of the most …

Apps

A Guide to Neutral Density Filters

The neutral density (ND) filter is one of those tools that should be in almost every photographer’s camera bag. However, ND filters are mysterious to …

The Most Underrated Yet Powerful Tool Photoshop Has Hidden Away

For some reason, Photoshop has decided to bury one of its most powerful tools in a place few photographers would ever look. Here's how to find and …

Tutorials

Woman raises £200,000 for homeless man who rescued her with his last £15

A New Jersey woman has helped raise more than $290,000 (£210,000) for a homeless man who spent his last $20 (£15) to help her get home when she became stranded.<p>Kate McClure was driving to Philadelphia in October when she ran out of fuel and decided to leave her vehicle to walk to the nearest petrol …

Homelessness

Tips On Distortion Tools: Warp, Puppet Warp, and Liquify

Photoshop has a multitude of distortion tools that allow you to correct parts that distract from your image or they can creatively alter the image …

How to Create More Refined Black and White Images Using Photoshop

There are somewhere in the neighborhood of 8,000 ways to convert an image to black and white, but of course, not all methods are equally effective or …

Adobe introduces new cloud-based Lightroom CC, revamped photography plans

Adobe revealed a major update to its popular photo editing tool, Lightroom CC, today with a brand new interface, workflow, and sharp focus on cloud-based editing. The new photography service, previously known as Project Nimbus, coincides with a series of new Creative Cloud photography plans …

5 Clone Stamp Secrets to Up Your Photoshop Cloning Game

Photoshop's Clone Stamp is the most versatile tool for removing things and fixing blemishes. But there is more to it than just cloning and stamping. …

Tutorials

Here’s how to post to Instagram from your Mac

Instagram doesn’t make it easy for photographers to post pictures from a computer. However, a new computer app can fool the popular photo-sharing platform by mimicking a mobile browser.<p>Windowed is free and makes posting photos directly from a Mac or MacBook as easy as it is from your iPhone.<p>PC …

A Quick and Effective Photoshop Color Correction Technique

An image can have a global color cast for a wide variety of reasons, and there are a multitude of techniques for correcting such issues. This clever …