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Step by Step Portrait Processing in Lightroom

The story When you are photographing someone who enjoys being in front of the camera, take advantage of it. This was a simple portrait to take and …

Photography

DIY: A Cheap and Effective Rig for Digitizing Negatives Using a Smartphone

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to digitize your old slides and negatives, this tutorial is just for you. Created by Instructables user …

How to Take Full Advantage of Lightroom’s Develop Module, a Thorough Walkthrough

Behind every great photograph is a well-crafted creative workflow, and if you haven’t honed yours yet, then this seminar by photographer Robert …

How to Be Photogenic: 25 Tricks That Make You Instantly More Gorgeous in Pictures

In today’s social media-obsessed world, it’s safe to say that knowing how to be photogenic is of utmost importance. What’s the point of having an …

Attiny85 and RPI

It is wellknown fact that you can use the Arduino as a frontend for the RPI.<br>A simpler and cheaper solution is to use one of the tinys from Atmel, for …

Arduino

Arduino Project Handbook

This is the must have Arduino™ Project Handbook with 45 cool projects to create detailed in full color. | Check out 'Arduino Project Handbook' on …

DIY Hacks & How To’s: Remote Control with an Arduino

Most of the buttons on a remote control are never used. So why not use them to control appliances and other electronics around your house. In this project, I am going to show you how to use an Arduino to decode the signal from your remote and use it to make an outlet switch that can turn your …

Arduino

Controlling a Lock with an Arduino and Bluetooth LE

This project allows you to open a solenoid lock from a PhoneGap app using the Bluetooth Serial Plugin and the new Adafruit Bluetooth LE break-out board for the Nordic Semiconductor nRF8001 chip.<p>Step #1: Wire the project together<p>NextPrev<p>Wire the project together as shown in the diagram (and …

Arduino

Arduino’s Servo Library: Angles, Microseconds, and “Optional” Command Parameters

Last Wednesday I spent most of the morning and part of the afternoon chasing a signal anomaly that, as it turns out, did not exist. I wouldn’t call the experience a waste of time, but the experience occupied more of my time than I would have liked. I described the account over at ToolGuyd (An …

Arduino

Arduino Rising: 10 Amazing Projects People Are Doing With The Tiny Microcontroller

This past Saturday marked World Arduino Day, an eponymous celebration of the first decade of the open-source single-board microcontroller designed for do-it-yourself electronics projects.<p>Developed in 2004 for Italian design students, Arduino quickly became a favorite for builders and makers all …

Automatically Water Your Small Indoor Plant Using Arduino + Pump

Introduction: Automatically Water Your Small Indoor Plant Using Arduino + Pump<p>Have you ever wanted a little plant to brighten up your desk or home, …

Arduino

Photoshop Makes Powerful Time-lapse Videos Easy

Nikon D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens @45mm, f/11, 1/800s, ISO 400.<p>I’ve been shooting time-lapse sequences ever since the second day I owned a Nikon …

Time-lapse Photography

How Arduino And Raspberry Pi Can Enhance Your Connected Home

<i>ReadWriteHome is an ongoing series exploring the implications of living in connected homes.</i><p>The connected home, the ultimate ideal in technology-driven luxury, promises easy living by passing along our drudgery to computers.<p>But it’s not perfect.<p>Even if you’re willing to shell out for expensive …

Weekend news roundup: 14-16 December

Is Wikipedia in trouble? There's no way to know just yet, but Google has announced that it is in the process of creating a user-generated online …

Solid State Drive

iPhone 6S camera tested in depth

Just how good is the camera in the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus? To find out, we spent a day with professional photographer and videographer Dan …

Mobile Photography

Sigma SD1 Merrill review

Would you pay £6,200 in the UK, or $9,700 in the US, for an APS-C DSLR that didn't offer live view or video shooting, wasn't compatible with …

10 Photography Life Hacks to Save Time and Money

If you’re not careful, photography can become a very expensive hobby. There’s always something new to buy. However, many camera accessories on the …

Gear & Gadgets

Video: Ten Photography Life Hacks That’ll Save You Money

We’ve shared a few pretty cool life hacks over the years — for example, check out this super-simple drop test that’ll let you know if your AA …

Lightroom's Tone Curve Explained

It’s no secret that there are many ways to enhance our photographs with Lightroom. By using just a handful of sliders we can get some great results …

Tutorials

3 Ways to Improve Your Images With Composition

Along with lighting, subject, perspective, composition is one of the fundamental tools to creating better images. It’s one of the easier ones to …

Photography

How to do Off-Camera Flash Photography with Canon Speedlites

Being faced with the prospect of using off-camera flash sends many new photographers running for the hills. Learning to use flash effectively can be …

Video Interview: Copyright Registration & Infringement Information

<b>“It’s ideal to register your images before infringement – register them right away after you’ve taken them.” – Carolyn E. Wright, aka The Photo</b> …

Music Industry

5 Steps to Building More Powerful Images

A Guest Contribution by Dan Bailey We photographers seem to have it easy. Whereas most artists spend anywhere from hours, to months to years to …

Digital Photography

Soft Flattering Color Portraits in Lightroom 4 and Lightroom 5

Introduction The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5, a preset system designed to take you from Ordinary to …

Tutorials

Masterclasses for Processing & Editing Photos in Lightroom

In just a few short years, Adobe Lightroom has gone from being a new addition to the world of RAW image file converters to a powerhouse that has …

Tutorials

How to Prepare a Photo File for Printing

The goal of this tutorial is to help photographers prepare digital images either originated by scanned film or digital capture for printing purposes. …

Tutorials

How to cache offline maps in latest Google Maps for iOS

Google Maps for iOS 2.0 is out and it brings with it an iPad version, along with the ability to cache maps for offline use.<p>On Tuesday Google released an update to Google Maps for iOS, as promised. The update's most notable new feature is the addition of Google Maps for iPad.<p>One other feature added …

4 Fun Tricks to Enhance Your Photos With Lightroom's Graduated Filter Tool

A few weeks ago I shared some key tips on how to get a lot out of Lightroom by using only a handful of sliders and while this is a great place to …

Tutorials

5 Essential Photo Apps for Your Phone

The smartphone has not only revolutionized the way we live but also completely altered the landscape of modern photography. If you have any doubts …