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Best Sci-Fi Books Of 2018 (So Far)

Reading escapist fiction has never been so necessary<p>There's never been a better time to take some time off from reality and escape into some much-needed sci-fi. 2018 has been a great year for great reads, and luckily we still have 6 more months to go. Here are the 10 books that we've already loved …

Science Fiction

The Warriors Were Dominant. But How Dominant?

The Golden State Warriors have ruined basketball.<p>That opinion has been stated with conviction countless times since the team signed Kevin Durant before the 2016-17 season, and the notion gained traction as Golden State went about sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers in this year’s N.B.A. finals, the …

Basketball

Tips to Photographing Light as Your Subject | OPG

Generally, photographers think of light as the thing that illuminates the subject being photographed. There are times, however, when the light itself …

How to Get Started in Landscape Photography

<i>Image Credit: Andrew Code</i><p>Sure, taking photos is simple enough on the surface.<p>Just grab a camera and lens, point it at a beautiful landscape, and …

Best lenses for landscape photography

• Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM – Price: £1,225<br>• Fujifilm XF 14mm f/2.8 R – Price: £650<br>• Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12mm f/2 – Price: £556<br>• Nikon AF-S Nikkor …

How to Take Honest, High-Quality Photos with Your iPhone

Photo by Aundre Larrow. Courtesy of the artist.Brooklyn-based portrait photographer Aundre Larrow seeks to convey truth in his images—be it in a …

Mobile Photography

Travel Photography Unlocked

Tips on Shooting like a Traveler, Not a Tourist<p>By Alice Reddy<p>You’re not a tourist - so why take the same cliche travel photos as everyone else?<p>You …

Five Ways to Make Your Aperture Work for You

Of the basic settings that our cameras have, potentially the easiest to get creative with is the aperture of your lens. Today, let’s take a look at …

17 Science Fiction Books That Forever Changed The Genre

Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery. But every now and then, a book comes along that changes the rules of science fiction …

How to Actually Improve Your Photography

In this article I'll share five tips on how I actually improved my photography. Here I'm not talking technicalities such as sharper images, shallow …

The strangest (and tastiest) ways people drink coffee around the world

Americans love coffee – and for good reason. It reportedly has a host of health benefits (that is, if it doesn’t cause cancer); in some ways, it …

Iced coffee vs. cold brew vs. nitro brew: Say what?

<b>Struggling to decide whether you want an iced coffee or a cold brew? What about the latest nitro brew? It’s time to break down the three different</b> …

'Flights' By Olga Tokarczuk Just Won The Man Booker International Award & You Will Definitely Want To Pick It Up This Summer

When it was announced on Tuesday night at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London that <i>Flights</i> won the 2018 Man Booker International Prize, the …

Have you ever wanted to shoot the northern lights? Here’s how to do it

Auroras look so magical, and it’s no surprise that it’s on a lot of photographers’ bucket list. Not all of us will ever get the chance to photograph …

Definition of Rule of Thirds in Photography

If you’ve ever discussed photographs in internet forums or read photography books, then you’ve surely come across the term “<b>rule of thirds</b>”. But what …

Creative use of Shutter speed and Aperture

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GDT nature photographer of the year 2018 – in pictures

Winning images from the prestigious annual competition held by the Society of German Wildlife Photographers (Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen – GDT) which showcases talent from within the EU. This year’s winner is German photographer Maximilian Hornisch with his image of a golden eagle

Golden Eagles

4 Camera Settings That EVERY Photographer MUST Understand

If you want to take better photos of landscapes, one of the most important things you can do is learn how to use your camera.<p>But beyond that, having …

Want to Be Successful on Instagram? Here Are 13 Mistakes to Avoid

Like it or not, Instagram has become a legitimate tool for photographers, and incorporating it into your business toolkit can get your work in front …

Download This Free Shutter Speed "Cheat Sheet" Chart from PhotoTraces.com

Shutter speed is one of the key elements in the so-called Exposure Triangle (Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed) that every photographer should be familiar …

Improve Your Street Photography With These 10 Tips

When done well, street photography provides compelling images that tell a story of a time and place. This video provides some great tips to help …

How To Use Histograms

As photographers, we rely so much on our eyes that it’s almost second nature to decide whether a picture is too bright, too dark or just right simply …

Photo London 2018: Editors’ Preview

Photo LondonDON’T MISS OUT: A fresh and selective early preview of the wide-ranging array of photography that will be on display at Photo London, running from May 17-20, 2018 at Somerset House.<i>“You need to have an inquiring mind. You have to ask questions (…), not accept what is given, but say:</i> …

Illy Recalls Coffee Cans That Can Smack You in the Face

The coffee is fine, but watch out for that lid<p>In the food world, product recalls can happen for all sorts of reasons. Just look at the ongoing e.coli …

There Is Such A Thing As Too Much Coffee: FDA Cracks Down On Highly Concentrated Caffeine

Caffeine is how many of us start our day. Caffeine is often part of the “energy” in energy drinks, and part of what we depend on to jumpstart the morning. While caffeine is one of the most commonly consumed stimulants in the world, its overconsumption can lead to serious health risks. The FDA is …

Coffee

How to Use Backlight in Portrait Photography

A backlit situation, whether it’s thrust upon you or you choose it, can be tricky. There are, however, some techniques that can help you to make a …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Importing Photos in Lightroom

If you haven't closely examined everything you can do when you import photos in Lightroom, you could be missing the chance to save valuable time in …

Tutorials

How You Can Use Coffee Grounds To Repel Insects, Fertilize Lawns And Do Other Household Chores

Hello everyone. Many people around the world drink coffee every day. Coffee is the most popular drink in the world, right after water. But, did you …

11 Best True Crime Novels Every Armchair Detective Will Love

For the true crime-obsessed, hunting down the best true crime novels is a must. Long gone are the days when an interest in the macabre parts of …

How long does a cup of coffee keep you awake?

Caffeine is a familiar drug that stimulates the nervous system. When it enters the body, caffeine raises the heart rate and blood pressure, …