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How to Declutter Your Home, 20-Minutes at a Time

We all know the old saying that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – and the same principle can be applied if you want to …

Minimalism

Top 3 Address Book & Contacts Apps for iPhone

If you've ever wondered how to delete multiple contacts on iPhone or how to create groups of contacts (hint: it requires a computer), then you know the iOS Contacts app that comes with your iPhone has a few shortcomings. For the casual user, these shortcomings may be no more than an inconvenience; …

Review: Belkin QODE Ultimate Pro for iPad Air 2

I wouldn’t fault you for making fun of Belkin’s naming convention with the QODE Ultimate Pro keyboard case. After all, why does an “Ultimate” accessory need to also be described as “Pro”? In Belkin’s case, it’s actually because they already have a QODE Ultimate case, and so they added the Pro …

How to Set Up a Lighting Studio for Macro Flower Photography

Like sunsets and the grand-kids, flowers are up there as a popular subject for photographing. They also suit close inspection with the macro lens, …

The Basics of Manual Image Exposure in Eight Minutes

EVery photographer has to start somewhere; and when it comes to shooting photos every instructor will tell you to shoot in manual mode. The reason …

Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500

Nikon's D5500 is, on the face of it a pretty minor update to the D5300, but with the key addition of a touch-sensitive rear LCD screen and slightly …

Polaroid Announces a New Mobile Printer and a New Line of… Dashcams

Polaroid has new ownership and fresh determination to make its well known brand great again. This week the company launched a couple of new products …

30 Unbelievably Amazing Photography Links

This week's list of photography links features a wide variety of topics and sources. Toad Hollow Photography has been busy over the holidays …

Nikon D5500 Unveiled: It’s the Company’s First DSLR with a Touchscreen

After weeks of leaked details and photos, the Nikon D5500 was finally made official today. It’s an entry-level replacement to the D5300, and is the …

How to Use the Foreground Effectively for a Captivating Composition

Many portrait photographers try to use wide aperture lenses in order to blur the background for more depth in the image. Every landscape photographer …

The best iPhone and iPad recipe apps for the outdoors and camping

If you enjoy camping and are looking for some great outdoor camping recipes then check out our list of the best iPhone and iPad recipe apps for the …

4 Books Every Street Photographer Should Read

Street photography can be intimidating for anyone. Even seasoned street photographer Eric Kim acknowledges the challenge. In this video, he pours his …

How to Make Moving Water Look Silky Smooth in Your Photos

While on a South American sojourn, Mark Wallace landed in Mindo, Ecuador. Standing right on the edge of a roaring river, Wallace gives us a perfect …

Landscape Photography

5 Photos Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

Did you know that there are five basic photographs that every photographer must learn how to create? All other camera techniques in photography are …

The Inverse Square Law of Light Explained in Simple Terms for Photographers, Part II

A few weeks ago we shared with you the first part of a series Karl Taylor created, explaining the inverse square law of light. That is, the intensity …

Incipio unveils its new Steno Bluetooth Keyboard Folio for Apple's iPad Air

Incipio, maker of several popular iOS device accessories, has announced a brand new product. Its Steno Bluetooth Keyboard Folio for iPad Air …

Should You Use a Teleconverter?

We’ve all been there. You see the perfect photo out in the distance, but it’s just too far to capture with the lens that you brought. This is where a …

Shutter Speed

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

How to move your music and photo libraries from one iOS device to another

There are three things that can eat up all of the free space on your iOS devices, and those are music, photos and videos. These are also the three …

The Best Way to Watermark Your Images in Photoshop

Master the Watermark: learn how and when to apply water marks to all of your images using a custom brush in Photoshop so it is easily repeatable.

Tutorial: A Simple Way to Add a Watermark to Your Images Without Ruining Them

Watermarks are a controversial topic. Many believe they ruin your images, and are so easily removed that there’s no point in adding one. Others see …

The best browsers for iPad

If you like to have customized internet-browsing experience, then check out our list of the best browsers for the iPad.<p>Search twice as much, twice as …

Demystifying Your Camera’s Histogram

You hear the word histogram tossed around all the time when reading about photography. For professional photographers, the term is a household …

Tutorials

Deals: LX Dual USB Car Charger at 35% Off

The <b>LX Dual USB Car Charger</b> is the featured offer in the iPad Insight Deals section today. This is a good looking and useful car charging option for those of us who often have both a phone and a tablet device with us throughout the day.<p>It’s available in this deal for $15.99, down 36% from its …

iStick: World’s First USB Flash Drive with Lightning Connector for iPad and iPhone

<b>iStick</b> is an upcoming iPad and iPhone accessory that looks like it may be a big hit. It’s the first USB Flash drive with a lightning connector that works to share documents and data between iPads and iPhones and Mac and Windows PCs.<p>It’s a Kickstarter project that has more than doubled its funding …

How to Capture Portraits That Are More Than Just Snapshots

It seems some photographers have a natural inclination for portraiture; nearly everything they do has all the elements of a great portrait and they …

This Impressive DIY Human-Sized Lightbox Creates Even Lighting Anywhere in Minutes

When trying to perfectly light an object, there’s a method of shooting it inside of an environment called a lightbox — essentially a 360° softbox …