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Natural Light Versus Off-Camera Flash: Two Photographers Battle It Out

Natural light photography has swelled in popularity as sensors improve, but the persistent battle between off-camera flashes or strobes, and just …

Natural Light

This App Lets You Upload to Instagram Directly From Your Desktop

Windowed is a simple new app that finally lets you upload to Instagram directly from your Mac or PC desktop.<p>Created by photographer and programmer …

Apps

33 Illuminating Photos of Our World at Night

The 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest may be over, but these entries are still shining bright.<p>Every place looks different at night. As soon as the sun sets, wonders that were hidden in the day come to life. Whether it’s the lights of a bustling city or the stars above …

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 …

Tutorials

If You’re Serious About Shooting Landscapes You Need These 6 “Must-Have” Accessories (VIDEO)

Toma Abonciu is a pro landscape photographer with some really helpful tips on shooting and editing nature images. In the quick video below he …

Learn to Use Photoshop’s Pen Tool in Just 5 Minutes

The pen tool is one of Photoshop’s incredibly effective tools. But it can also be difficult to understand and master, at least from the outset, and …

Tutorials

Learn How to Create Stunning Nature Photographs with Photoshop’s “Apply Image” Function (VIDEO)

We all strive to capture perfect images in the camera, but sometime the light isn’t quite right or there’s too much or too little contrast in the …

ShutterCount is Back for Canon DSLRs

Canon cameras are notoriously difficult to get accurate shutter actuation values from. A couple of years ago, the popular application ShutterCount …

Transforming a Boring Photo Into a Dramatic One With Photoshop

The mere mention of image manipulation may make some photographers cringe, but there’s no denying that some skill with Photoshop can enable you to …

Tutorials

How to Blend Exposures in Photoshop

When presented with an ethereal sunset or sunrise we tend to get lost in the myriad of camera settings and options. By the time we figure out what …

Tutorials

How to Master the Sunny 16 Rule

<b>Article Preview:</b>• The Sunny 16 Rule Explained<br>• The Sunny 16 Rule in Action<br>• Additional Exposure Rules<br>• Why You Should Use the Sunny 16 Rule<br>The Sunny 16 Rule …

Landscape Photography

111 Portrait Looks with Different Lights and Modifiers

German photographer Michael Quack has created a helpful resource for photographers getting started with portrait lighting equipment. It’s a look at …

The World's Only Pagani Huayra Pearl Just Wrecked - The Drive

The World’s Only Pagani Huayra Pearl Just Wrecked<p>She died as she lived—speeding through Paris.<p>Ben KeeshinView Ben Keeshin's …

Vampire Weekend

12 Expert Tips For Photographing Cityscapes At Night

<b>Jimmy Mcintyre</b> <i>is a travel photographer and educator. His photos have been published in local and national magazines, including the BBC. His online</i> …

How I Make Money as a Travel Photographer in 2015

Long gone are the days in which being a travel photographer simply meant you shot photography for a certain travel magazine or newspaper. The world …

Photography

The Power of Micro Naps | The Art of Manliness

Eccentric artist Salvador Dali believed that one of the secrets to becoming a great painter was what he called “slumber with a key.” “Slumber with a …

17 Lessons Henri Cartier-Bresson Has Taught Me About Street Photography

<i>As this article is very long, I recommend reading this by saving it to Pocket or Instapaper. All photos in this article are copyrighted by Henri</i> …

Words of Wisdom for Photographers by Renowned Photojournalist Steve McCurry

Last month, we shared a popular video in which photojournalist Steve McCurry talked about the danger of focusing on your destination so much that you …

Photography

How to Refine Photoshop Layer Masks with an Overlay Brush

There are a thousand ways to create a layer mask in Photoshop. Many of them will yield a gray-scale mask with many shades of gray, and it can be a …

Tutorials

One Photographer’s Reflections on Making His Own Instant Photo Press Camera

One of the most important decisions a photographer can make is picking a camera, and with all the different kinds out there, everyone has options. …

Animated GIFs Reveal the Retouching That Went Into Composited Photos

Ashot Gevorkyan is a professional photographer and retoucher based in Kaliningrad, Russia. He recently created a series of animated GIFs that offer a …

Photography

What NOT to Say to a Photographer

Graphic designer Luca Masini of Zerouno Design created a series of graphics that feature questions or phrases that commonly annoy photographers.<p>“We …

Sebastião Salgado – Inspiration from Masters of Photography

Sebastião Salgado is a Documentary Photographer and Photo Journalist from Brazil. He was born on 08th February, 1944 in Aimores, Brazil. When we …

How to Pull an All-Nighter: Tips from the Special Forces | The Art of Manliness

The all-nighter. It’s kind of a rite of passage for college students, especially during finals. But even older adults sometimes need to pull one — …

Caofeidian, the Chinese eco-city that became a ghost town - in pictures

‘As precious as gold ...’ That was how then-president Hu Jintao described Caofeidian during his visit in 2006. It was pledged to be ‘the world’s first fully realised eco-city’ – yet 10 years and almost $100bn later, only a few thousand inhabitants have moved to this land reclaimed from the sea …

Google slashes the price of the unlocked Nexus 4, starts at $199

Announced on the official Google Play Google+ page today, Google has significantly cut the price of Nexus 4 smartphone by $100 on both the 8GB and …

Mobile Technology

11" MacBook Air Owner Connects High-End Graphics Card With Complex Thunderbolt Setup

Larry Gadea, a user on the <i>Tech Inferno</i> forums, has shown off a unique setup whereby he connects a graphics card to the 11" MacBook Air via a series of adapters.<p>He uses a Thunderbolt to Express Card adapter, then connects an ExpressCard to PCI-Express adapter, and finally to a Windows-compatible …

10 Ways Photography Can Change Your Life (It Changed Mine)

I have always been interested in photos. When I was younger, I used to pore through drawers of photos and photo albums that my parents made, looking …

Long Term Review: Canon 5D Mark III

The Canon 5D Mark III is one of the most highly anticipated cameras ever released. The 5D Mark II has been a workhorse of a camera for many wedding …