Eric Chao

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Netflix, Amazon Video, and Xfinity are accidentally re-creating cable TV

As Xfinity’s distribution deals expand, disruptors are taking up the same models as past cable companies<p>Since the advent of streaming online video, industry insiders have wondered what impact it would have on the future of television. As more companies move toward launching their own proprietary …

Star Trek

Ten Creative Ways to Use Colored Light in Your Photography

You don't have to look very far to see how popular and effective the use of colored light is in both still and moving image projects. Add these 10 …

Photography

Improve Astrophotography Postproduction Using Photoshop's Dust and Scratches

You've spent all the time outside late at night, photographing the stars, and now, you have these images with all the potential and you're about to …

Tutorials

Who Makes the Best NATO Strap?

The NATO-style watch strap has become more than an essential watch accessory — it’s practically a <i>necessity</i> if you love watches. And it’s not hard to …

Smartwatches

How To Import Presets Into Lightroom Mobile - A Guide To The Lightroom App

Many of you have been asking us how to import presets into Lightroom mobile and one of the awesome things about the recent Lightroom update is that …

Tutorials

The Ultimate Lens Hood Lets You Shoot Reflection-Free Through Glass

The Ultimate Lens Hood is a new camera accessory that helps you shoot through glass without reflections. It’s a versatile collapsing silicone cone …

Digital Cameras

Using Levels to Create the Film Look in Your Photos

The film look continues to enjoy a resurgence in popularity. And while many enjoy the style, they may balk at the cost of shooting actual film. This …

Tutorials

The Essential Professional f2.8 Zoom Lenses for Every Camera System

<i>For professional photographers, a professional zoom lens is crucial to our kit; here’s a selection of professional zoom lenses that rated high in our</i> …

Cameras

Horological DIY: How To Open A Screw-Back Watch Case

Opening a screw-back watch case is fairly a straightforward operation and allows you to change the battery on a quartz watch (so long as that watch …

Woodworking

Ten Essential Pieces of Gear for Landscape Photography

Regardless of what genre of photography someone is looking to get into, most new photographers have a similar question in mind: what are the …

Landscape Photography

The 12 Best Leather Watch Straps You Can Buy in 2018

While we watch-lovers often categorize straps into several well-established types according to style and material (NATO, leather, bracelet, etc.), in …

Watches

How to Use Tone Curves to Make Quick and Powerful Edits in Lightroom and Photoshop

When you're working in either Lightroom or Photoshop, there are often many paths to the same destination, but some are more efficient and …

Tutorials

Wearable monopod is made to cut photographers a break

There's no denying that tripods are an effective means of steadying your shot when taking photos, but the things can be a hassle to carry around, and …

Wearable Tech

When Landscape Photography Goes Wrong

There's no better feeling in the world for a landscape photographer than watching a beautiful sunrise or sunset light up the sky with an array of …

Landscape Photography

Editing Gently: 3 Tips for Processing Realistic Landscape Photos

A well-processed photograph should be just like a good haircut. That’s one of my favorite analogies when it comes to explaining my approach to …

Landscape Photography

8 Life Stages of a Photographer

If you've been a photographer for a while, you know that there are certain developmental stages that every photographer goes through.From newbie that …

Photography

Three Mistakes to Avoid with Exposure Blending

Natural-looking high dynamic range (HDR) photos like these make a viewer feel like they are looking out of a window at some exotic location. It is …

Landscape Photography

Going Through This Exercise Will Land You Amazing Images of the Night Sky

For an outdoor photographer, images of the night sky or milky way are a bit of a panacea. It's easy to get average images, but those exceptional …

Landscape Photography

This Symbol On Your Camera Explained! What Are Film Plane Indicators

Ever noticed that interesting marking on your camera body and wondered what it is? ZY Productions explain why that marking is there in today's video!

Photography Tips

Five Cool Watches Under $900 from Independent Brands You Should Be Investing In

Trying to strap some style on your wrist without breaking open the piggy bank? We got you covered. Here are some of our favorite timepieces by …

Comparing the Sony a7 III and Canon 5D Mark IV for Astrophotography

I’m an avid night sky photographer that cut my teeth capturing the stars using the original Canon 6D. I shot with that camera for years until …

Are You Making These 7 Mistakes in Landscape Photography?

Ever feel you are not quite nailing it with your landscape photos? Something amiss but you cannot quite work out what it is? The fact is whilst …

Landscape Photography

Here Are 10 Lightroom Tips You Really Should Know, According to Peter McKinnon

Lightroom tutorials are a well you can return to again and again because there’s so much to learn about this complex and crucial imaging program. …

Shooting in direct sunlight? Here are some ways to create shade

It’s summer and the days are long and sunny. If you shoot portraits outdoors, the harsh midday sun may mess up with your plans. You can embrace it …

7 Inspiring Locations For Landscape Photographers 7 Inspiring Locations For Landscape Photographers

Even though doing a spectacular landscape photography doesn’t require any specific location, it’s always useful to have some great options. It’s also …

Landscape Photography

How Lens Filters Can Improve Your Photography

Most photographers have heard of lens filters, but few actually use them or are aware of their many benefits. Here is a video covering the basics of …

10 most hated logos (and what they teach us)

One of the defining features of branding over the last decade is the freedom that social media gives for anyone to launch an immediate personal …

16 of the Best Apps for Landscape Photography

In this article, I’ll share my top 16 favorite apps that I use almost every time I have to plan a photography session, a photo trip, or a complex …

Miops Capsule360 Camera Motion Box

Get the most out of your camera with the Capsule360 motion box. Developed by Miops, best known for their remote camera controls, the Capsule360 …

The basics of tilt-shift lenses and how you can use them in your photography

A tilt-shift lens is most likely not the first one you’ll buy after the kit lens. But, a specialized lens like this can be a great problem-solver in …