Phineas Banning

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What is a blue moon?

What a strawberry moon? What is a worm moon? What is going on with my moon?<p>Blue moons, strawberry moons, supermoons. For some reason your news aggregation algorithm of choice thinks you <i>really really really</i> want to know all about these moons. “Catch This Weekend’s AMAZING SUPERMOON,” one headline …

This Amazing Map Depicts The 13,000 Hidden Wonders Of The World That You Need To Visit

Consider this your source of travel inspo for life.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Los Angeles

The Best Aperture for Landscape Photography

The question “<b>What aperture is best for landscape photography?</b>” is often asked via the CaptureLandscapes newsletter and other discussion venues.While</b> …

Landscape Photography

5 Beginner Photography Mistakes (and How to Solve Them)

Being a beginning photographer can be tough sledding sometimes.After all, there's a lot that can go wrong and a lot of things that can frustrate you …

Do you have any old slides that you want to scan? Here is my cheap and easy way to do it at home

A couple months ago, we had a family friend who got a hold of some really old family photos. She came over and asked me if there was any way that I …

If You Only Watch One Video Today, Make It This One: How Photojournalists Capture the “Decisive Moment”

Iconic street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson coined the term <i>The Decisive Moment</i> as the title for his book published in 1952. Ever since, this …

Polarizing, ND, and more: How different photo filters affect your photography

Since the 1800s, photo filters have been used to apply different effects to photographs. Nowadays, many of these filters are no longer relevant, due …

Landscape Photography

Apple TV 4K is almost picture-perfect [Review]

Apple TV has finally caught up with the 4K revolution.<p>It may be late to the game, but Apple’s newest set-top box pulls out all the stops to be the best on the field. It’s packing incredibly powerful new hardware that leaves competitors in the dust, and a much-improved tvOS platform that is years …

Apple TV

Don’t Call Yourself a Photographer If You Still Make These 5 Beginner Mistakes (VIDEO)

We’re really not trying to be mean here, but seriously folks, if you’re still making the five beginner mistakes in the video below it’s time to clean …

An Entire Basic Photography Course in an Infographic

We live in an era where learning things has become a lot easier, including photography. On top of courses and modules that you can enroll in, there …

Bad Lip Reading Gives 'Narcos' A Hilariously Alternative Storyline

"Look I'm an actor, so let's act."<p>You’ll never watch “Narcos” in the same way again.<p>By dubbing over iconic scenes from Netflix’s hit crime drama, YouTube channel Bad Lip Reading took the show in a totally different direction.<p>Imagine Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar’s doppelgänger attempting to …

10+ Genius Camera Hacks That Will Greatly Improve Your Photography Skills In Less Than 3 Minutes

Professional photography gear costs thousands of dollars but you can take stunning pictures by spending only a fraction of the cost. If you have the …

Meet The Travel Photographer Who’s Been Chasing Adventure Since She Was Two Years Old

Jody MacDonald has a job which, on the surface, looks extremely enviable: She’s a travel photographer, bouncing around the world, snapping photos along the way. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find a gig that’s exhausting and intensely difficult. A 24/7 life of risk, and passion. But the hard work …

Photo Preset Review: VSCO Mobile Presets for Lightroom

Arguably, VSCO’s mobile presets are perhaps the most popular options as opposed to the company’s film packs. Perhaps that’s why they brought them to …

How to Get The Soft Focus Look In Your Photos Using Adobe Lightroom

One of the popular photo looks these days is the soft focus look; and for many photographers it’s tough to get it just right unless you really …

Video Tutorials

Review: Tamron SP 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 (Canon EF)

The Tamron SP 70-200mm F2.8 Di VC USD G2 is an entry point into one of the most popular telephoto zoom lens options out there–and it’s actually a …

Prime Lens Basics and Why You Should Ditch Zoom Lens Photography

Prime lenses are a not-so-secret weapon favored for their fast apertures, crisp detail, and creamy bokeh. They differ from the more commercially …

Photoshop Trick: Learn How to Expand Dynamic Range and Make Your Photographs POP! (VIDEO)

Here’s a simple but powerful Photoshop tutorial demonstrating how to rehabilitate flat and boring images with a few tips and tricks for expanding …

Which One?: Sigma 85mm f1.4 Art vs Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art Comparison

If you’re a portrait photographer, the question of Sigma 85mm f1.4 Art vs Sigma 135mm f1.8 Art has most likely come up. The two lenses are portrait …

30 Symmetrical Photos So Good They’d Make Wes Anderson Weep

Director Wes Anderson is known for crafting near-perfect symmetry in many of his scenes, so much so that an entire video has been created to show off …

Watch Serge Ramelli Use Photoshop to Turn a Boring Scene of the Eiffel Tower into a Masterpiece (VIDEO)

Serge Ramelli is a French photographer based in Paris where photo opportunities abound. Even in the City of Lights, however, weather and lighting …

9 Photoshop Retouching Techniques That Every Serious Photographer Should Know (VIDEO)

Image-editing expert Nathan Dodsen doesn’t mess around when it comes to Photoshop, and in the detailed video below he provides a comprehensive …

Demonstration

Setting Your Own Camera Defaults In Lightroom Is Easy As Pie

With as much time we are all spending in front of Lightroom as photographers, I think it is safe to say we are all looking for ways to help …

Tutorials

When “Good” Isn’t Enough: Use Photoshop to Turn a Decent Landscape Photo Into a Masterpiece (VIDEO)

Anyone who has looked through the viewfinder at a spectacular landscape knows it’s pretty difficult to not get a decent shot. But when “good” simply …

28 Amazing Photoshop CC Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

I often say we're in the golden age of photography right now, given the power of the tools we have at our disposal.From our cameras and lenses to …

How to edit INCREDIBLE LANDSCAPE PHOTOS with Adobe Lightroom Photoshop

This here, is Peter McKinnon´s typical workflow when it comes to editing landscape photos with Adobe Lightroom & Adobe Photoshop. He uses both …

You can fly to Italy for as little as $390 round-trip now, so pack your bags and channel your inner Audrey à la "Roman Holiday"

The best way to beat the Monday blues? By booking a round-trip ticket to Italy for under $400. According to the airfare site, The Flight Deal, …

Flying

Beefy iPad Pro case is worth its weight in protection [Reviews]

Best List: DropTech protective case for Apple iPad Pro by Gumdrop<p>Apple charges a whopping $599 to repair a broken screen on an iPad Pro. With its 13-inch screen, yeah, the Pro has a lot of glass, but 600 bucks is nearly as much as it costs to buy a new one. Yeah, I couldn’t believe it either.<p>So I’m …

IPad Pro

Review: Pictools Folding Beauty Dish (47.25 inches)

There’s been a trend in beauty dish creation over the past few years that the Pictools Folding beauty dish really adheres to: good quality while …

Rain, rain, go away… Well, actually - stay for a while! April typically brings a lot of rainy days, but you can turn the rain into endless photo possibilities. We’ve made a list of our favorite ideas...

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