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Watch Soundbreaking, PBS’ 8-Part Documentary Exploring the History of Recorded Music (Free for a Limited Time)

<b>Update</b>: After making the videos available for a couple of weeks, PBS has now taken them down. If you're really interested in watching <i>Soundbreaking</i>, …

12-Step Guide for Social Media Marketing Success (Infographic)

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Cine Lenses

<b>FF Zoom Line</b><p>FF Zoom Line is compatible with a full frame image circle, and the optical performance is ready for high resolution shooting such as 6K - …

Pokemon Go team leaders' names revealed, Eevee evolution trick confirmed

​Pokemon Go has already taken over San Diego Comic-Con, and whether you are on Team Mystic, Team Valor or Team Instinct, we now have new details on the future of the game from Sunday's Hall H panel.<p>John Hanke, chief executive officer of Niantic Labs who's responsible for getting Pokemon Go on your …

6 Ways of Using Reflector to Take Better Portraits

Using a reflector is a simple way of helping you take better portraits, and learn to control light to your advantage. Here are 6 tips to help you.

This is how you take a soft light group shot

<i>Forget Mr.White, today we’re Breaking Clay!</i><p>I am a long time follower of Clay Cook, and one thing that always amazes me is his softly lit group shots. …

Equipment Tips for Quick and Efficient Studio Product Photography

Choosing equipment for studio product photography can be difficult. This article will show you a setup that's easy to use, with options in all price …

How to Use Photoshop's New Face-Aware Liquify

Photoshop’s Liquify tool has been used by many photographers and retouchers to slim a subject or to accent their curves. It’s a very powerful tool …

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California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored. Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative …

10 Different Ways You Can Use a Single Softbox

When you’re just starting out in photography, you may not have a lot of money to invest in putting together a high-end arsenal of studio lighting …

Frequency Separation for Dummies in Photoshop

You may have heard of this technique called frequency separation where you magically separate the details in your image from the colors and tones to …

6 Tips for Creating Amazing Content

Content marketing can be extremely effective, but only if you know how to create compelling content. Here are six tips.<p>The great thing about marketers is that they love to write about themselves. So you can just imagine how happy they are now that content marketing is the hot trend for success. For …

A Primer on Practical Lights: How Practicals Can Make Your Cinematography Come to Life

If there's one simple thing that you can do today to make your cinematography look more professional and polished, it's incorporating practical …

Is your ISP throttling your internet speed? Here's how to find out

While the Title II classification of ISPs as common carriers was a victory for all, there is growing concern that ISPs could go on with business as usual with clever tricks designed to skirt the rules of the classification.<p>While knowingly stepping outside the boundaries of the Title II …

How to relight an image in Lightroom

Sometimes when you post-process an image, you may notice that some more interesting lighting would have really improved the scene and made the photo …

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How to do Frequency Separation Portrait Retouching in Photoshop

Portrait retouching may be accomplished using many different methods. Still, how often have you seen a portrait image that has been retouched to the …

Retouch images with frequency separation

One of the black arts of photographic retouching is how to achieve the impossibly smooth, yet sharply rendered skin, textures and fabrics seen in …

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Aputure's Lightstorm LEDs Are Small but Powerful Thanks to Their Honeycomb Design

Aputure came out with some pretty intuitive new products at NAB, namely their VS-5 monitor and Lightstorm LED lights, which offer high light output …

Food Photography Tips: See How McDonald’s Does It

Ever notice how the food you buy from McDonald’s tends to look a bit well, underwhelming, compared to the giant-sized photographs of their burgers …

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These Brutally Honest Push Notifications Will Make You Rethink Your Life

This is hilarious, and sad. We didn’t evolve to live with phones in our hands. We’re still getting the hang of managing our instincts and odd behaviors in the face of instant communication. This set of humorous push notifications proves that we have a lot to learn.<p>Big thanks to Distractify for …

How to Use Focus Stacking for Tack Sharp Photographs

Due to limitations of our lenses, getting tack sharp exposures in which the foreground and background are both in perfect focus can sometimes be …

10 Quick Lightroom Tips and Shortcuts

Lightroom is a powerful and complex program. It’s great to have shortcuts and fast ways to do things you do often. Here are ten Lightroom tips to …

How to Perfectly Capture Steam in Food Photography

I normally hangout at a local coffee shop editing photos because it’s easier for me to concentrate (plus free electricity and air condition… not …

8 Awesome Lighting Setups Using Gels For Creativity

I started playing the Rosco Photo Gel kit about a week ago, and after a few tests I can say I really love all those awesome colors. Hit the jump for …

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Brands Are Wasting Time And Money On Facebook And Twitter, Report Says

“Stop making Facebook the center of your relationship marketing efforts,” says Nate Elliott, VP and principal analyst at Forrester.<p>Today market research firm Forrester published a report for brands titled “Social Relationship Strategies That Work.”<p>So: What works?<p>Not Facebook or Twitter.<p>The crux of …

Schlage's new smart lock lets you open your door with your voice

Smart locks are starting to become big business, with even Sony (Sony!) muscling in on the action. If, however, you'd like to buy a model from a company with any sort of reputation for security, then Schlage Sense might be the door furniture for you. Simply bolt this thing onto your front door and …

Animated GIFs Reveal the Retouching That Went Into Composited Photos

Ashot Gevorkyan is a professional photographer and retoucher based in Kaliningrad, Russia. He recently created a series of animated GIFs that offer a …