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8 reasons why you should get the iPhone 7 instead of the new iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max

It looks like the four-figure price tag is here to stay when it comes to new iPhones from Apple.<p>Indeed, the $1,000 iPhone XS and $1,100 iPhone XS Max may very well be out of reach for some who want the iPhone experience, and even for those who don't want to spend that much on principle.<p>The $750 …

IPhone 7

5 new Alexa security tricks to watch over your smart home

Amazon's surprise event Thursday brought us over a dozen new products from the online retailer. But that wasn't all. We also got new Alexa updates that anyone with an Alexa-enabled device can use.<p>Security was a big focus with new features that can keep your home safe. Here's a look at the new ways …

Smart Homes

How to Color Calibrate Your Monitor to Your Printer

If you're printing color photos and graphics, you'll need to make sure your printer and monitor are in sync. Here's how to calibrate them both.<p>PCMag …

Windows 10

Fall in love with the Denali Highway — 134 miles of beauty, history (and gravel)

Denali Highway vistas are the perfect place to scope for wildlife. (Photo by Erin Kirkland)One of Alaska's finest attributes is its ability to wow …

National Parks

3 Simple Post Processing Tips for Fall Photography

Photographing fall colors is an exciting time of year for landscape photographers. Fall foliage adds captivating colors to your images. However, the …

Nature Photography

Meet Underwater Photographer Rodney Bursiel

<b>Age:</b> 48<p><b>How long have you been a shooter:</b> Lifelong; seriously for 15 years<p><b>How long an ­underwater shooter:</b> Since my teens; more seriously for about …

Bucket Lists

Here Are 19 Lesser Known but Highly Helpful Photoshop Tricks and Tips

Photoshop is an intricate and nuanced program, and as such, you can never have enough tips and tricks to make your work both easier and more …

Photoshop

Mark Rothko on How to Be an Artist

COMPOSITION, 1959.<br>Mark Rothko<br>Leopold MuseumMark Rothko, 1961. Photo by Kate Rothko/Apic/Getty Images.Famed Abstract Expressionist Mark Rothko …

Artists

Wild Icelandic Landscapes As You've Never Seen Them

Charlotta María Hauksdóttir moved to California from her native Iceland in 2003, and has spent most of the intervening years trying to recapture the …

Vladimir Putin

The ultimate guide to Photoshop filters

You can do anything with Photoshop filters. Need some fog or rain in the horizon of your photo? There's a filter for that. Need to refocus your …

Britpop

The key to powerful portraits: the Eyes

A video essay exploring how to take powerful portraits in photography. Hint: It's in the eyes.<p>This video is for educational purposes only and uses …

Photographers

How to Match Colors for Photoshop Composites

Realism is imperative when creating composite photography. This great video shows you how to check and match colors perfectly when making composites …

Watch: Bad Adobe Lightroom Habits That Could Slow You Down

[Click here to view the video in this article] <br>Video screenshot via B&H Photo Video<br>Previously, you learned about time-wasting habits that could …

Tutorials

How to be human: the man who was raised by wolves – podcast

Written by Matthew Bremner, read by Andrew McGregor and produced by Simon Barnard

Podcasting

How to Cut Out Just About Anything Using Photoshop

Being able to precisely and accurately select and mask things in Photoshop is one of the most fundamental and essential skills any photographer or …

Tutorials

Brush-On Selections In Photoshop - Digital Photo Magazine

As part of my portrait retouching process, I like to select areas of the face in order to smooth skin tones and eliminate wrinkles and blemishes. And …

These things would have made me a better and faster photographer if I’d learned them sooner

I’ve been shooting for about 5 years now and here are 4 things, that, had I learned them earlier, I could have saved so much time and taken many …

Study Skills

9 Common Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in Iceland

For how beautiful Iceland is, there are a lot of ways a vacation to the island nation can go wrong. The weather is unpredictable, some hot springs …

Travel

Everything You Need To Know About Smart Objects in Photoshop

The Smart Object has to be one of the more powerful tools in the Photoshop arsenal. If it still confuses you a little — and I know it does — check …

Tutorials

12 Step Program For Editing Landscape Photography

Have you ever been browsing through 500px wondering “what do I have to do to get my landscape photos to look like that”?<p>Well, the good news is that …

Photography

Probiotics Unexpectedly Backfire in Gut Health Study

"I would be careful in my choices."<p>Gut health is having a bit of a moment. Research on the microbiome shows that the trillions of bacteria naturally …

Microbiome

25 of the Best Hiking Trails in Newfoundland & Labrador

When I received the opportunity to spend a week exploring Newfoundland, I knew exactly what I wanted to do: get outside. The most easterly province …

Hiking

An Introduction to the Amazing World of Full-Spectrum Photography | Contrastly

Full-spectrum photography uses a camera that captures more light than an ordinary camera. Cameras used for full-spectrum photography also capture …

Astrophotography

How gut bacteria may help you diet and stay healthy

Studies in mice have revealed that animals with a lower calorie intake are likely to have less excess weight, stay healthier, and live longer. New …

Medical Research

The Effects These 5 Essential Drone Shots Have on Your Audience

Yeah, drone shots are cool, but they're so much more than that.I think we can all unanimously agree that drones have not only made filmmaking more …

Drones

Why You Should Use Photoshop's HDR Merge Pro Rather Than Lightroom Photo Merge

I am a big fan of Lightroom and Photoshop guru, Scott Kelby. His tutorials, posts, and discoveries often inspire me to push my Adobe boundaries. …

Tutorials

Enigmatic and Brutalist Sculptures in the Balkans

Passionate about unusual abandoned places all around the world, photographer Jonk releases a second book called <i>Spomeniks</i> taking us in search of old …

Sculpture

Cheap Wyze security camera is sneaky-good - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Wyze Cam Pan indoor security camera costs just $30 and includes free 14-day cloud storage and optional local storage. It also works with Alexa and IFTTT, has motion detection zones, can listen for smoke and CO alarms, and can send you custom alerts.<p><b>The Bad</b> It doesn't work with Google …

Home Security

5 Tips for Better Fall Foliage Photos

Tip 1: Make a Mirror Reflection<p>Windless conditions are critical for achieving mirror-like reflections of autumn color in water. But an uninterrupted …

Landscape Photography

DIY kits help explorers transform Sprinter vans into rugged adventure vehicles

Having spent years transforming Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans into adventure vehicles, Oregon-based Zenvanz is known for using top-of-the line …

Mercedes-Benz