Phuong Nguyen

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How to Take Sharp Images

Getting your digital images perfectly sharp is something that most photographers want – however clean, crisp, sharp images can be difficult to …

How To Find Your Lens' Sweet Spot: A Beginner's Guide to Sharper Images

Are you tired of blurry images? It’s time to learn how to capture sharper images by finding your lens’ sweet spot. This will give you more …

Landscape Photography

How to Make Beautiful Portraits Using Flash and High-Speed Sync

The scene: Outdoors with full sunlight. The gear: Your camera, lens, and flash. The problem: You find that your flash only works at 1/200th or below …

Shutter Speed

25 Dreamy Images Shot Wide Open

Lately I’ve found myself shooting ‘wide open’ a lot (with a wide open Aperture). It all started with my purchase of a Leica M9P which I bundled with …

Unlock the Secrets to Incredible Long Exposures With These Simple Tricks

Long exposure images are incredibly compelling - they capture movement and create an interesting visual, while also looking really complicated to …

Landscape Photography

7 Tips for Capturing More Powerful Fine Art Landscape Photography

Capturing powerful landscape photographs, images that might be considered “Fine Art,” is no easy task. Here are 7 tips that have helped me to capture …

A 12-Week Guide to Mastering a Foreign Language

If you're anxious about traveling to a country where you don't speak the language, there's an easy solution to your fears — learn it. Sure you can …

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

How to sound like a native speaker in a foreign language | 5-Minute Language

How to sound like a native speaker?<p>If you prefer to watch a video about this topic, then here it is! Don’t forget to subscribe to the 5-Minute …

Language Learning

Tips For Shooting Beautiful Silhouettes

When photographing birds, we mostly consider showing their beauty by capturing sharp images with lots of details, often shooting portraits or …

Use The Details Tab in Lightroom Like The Pros Do

One of the last, and arguably most important stages of post production is sharpening and noise reduction. In Lightroom, Adobe has placed both of …

Is Lightroom Struggling? These Tips Should Fix That

Lightroom is a great tool, <i>possibly</i> the best on the market at the moment. However, Adobe has that bad habit of not properly setting up their software …

How To Digitize Old Film: Part One - The Setup

Whether you just got the need to start shooting film, or you decided that you want to digitize those old film slides that your parents shot when you …

edit iphone photos – Search Results

I love taking photos with my iphone! But sometimes the photos need to be brightened up a bit.<br>I’ve been editing my phone photos with two apps for …

Mobile Photography

Getting Started at Candid Photography

Smile, you’re on candid camera! Remember that TV show? One of the most exciting forms of photography is candid photography. Taking pictures of people …

How to do Light Painting Long Exposures During Daylight Hours

Not all photos are just one shot. Digital overlaying is an editing technique that involves blending multiple shots together to create one finished …

Light Painting

5 Ways to Make Your Street Photography More Interesting

Countless photographers and photography critics have engaged in lively debates about the precise definition of street photography. There are those …

How to Get Public Transit Directions in Maps

Maps got a nice upgrade for iOS 9 with the introduction of Public Transit Directions. The process is the same as usual, but now there’s a button for Transit.<p>To do this, open Maps. Search for your destination. Tap the location.<p>Select Directions. Use your current location or enter your starting …

7 New iPhone Hacks You Need To Know About

When you think about it, iPhones are a bit like the big blue. With 95% of the ocean still unmapped and more known about the moon’s surface than the …

4 Ways To Train Your Mind For Better Photography

All your gear, including your camera, are tools you use to capture great images. That is a fact – nothing new about it. However, any of these tools …

morning silhouette

Easy Exercises You Can Do To Improve Your Eye For Composition

Some people just seem to have been born with a natural talent for “seeing” the perfect composition, and hopefully, you are one of them; however, if …

This Animation Was Created Using Old Photos from the Early 1900s

Here’s an amazing short film titled “The Old New World” by photographer and animator Alexey Zakharov of Moscow, Russia. Zakharov found old photos of …

5 Steps You Need To Take If You Want To Travel The World

I remember the moment so clearly. I was at my first job after college as a receptionist for a financial company when I looked around and thought to …

Positive Thinking