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A simple technique to help you shoot street photos you will love

<i>“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”</i><p>Confucius<p>Starting out with street photography can be really tough at times…<p>It …

7 Creative Effects You Can Achieve With Slow Shutter Speed

Photographing in the manual mode allows you complete control over the photographic process and all the camera settings. Shutter speed, in particular, …

7 Ways to Make Your Photos More Interesting

When I first started taking photos, I knew the importance of finding what “good” really looked like. I knew that there were a million people out …

5 Amazing Landscape Photography Tricks in 3 Minutes from Pro Benjamin Jaworskyj (VIDEO)

Benjamin Jaworskyj is a self-taught professional adventure photographer with a teaching style all his own. In the exuberant three-minute video below …

This Website Reveals How JPEG Photos Were Edited in Lightroom

As photographers, we’re always interested in how other people edit their photos to achieve a certain look. Pixel Peeper is a new website that can …

What not to put in your RRSP

The retirement benefits of being able to maximize contributions to registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) are beyond reproach. They have a proven track record as excellent savings vehicles for Canadians.<p>But for individuals who have the luxury of being able to save for the future in both …

Here’s Why One Pro Says “EVERY” Photographer Should Be Using Lightroom”(VIDEO)

Last week we explored the differences between Lightroom and Photoshop to help you choose the software package that best suits your needs. In the …

How to Use Your Camera’s Histogram to Get Perfect Exposures Every Time (VIDEO)

How often do you use your camera’s histogram while out shooting? If the answer is “never,” you’re ignoring a powerful tool that can help you get …

Seven tips for shooting nature photos with your smartphone camera

Make every day Nature Photography Day!<p><i>National Geographic</i> photographer Jim Richardson is responsible for some of the best photography advice ever given: “If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.” Nature is full of interesting stuff, and, thanks to …

Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography Dos and Don'ts

If you're just getting into landscape photography, it can be a bit of a different experience from other genres. This great video will help you get …

How And Why: Focus Stacking Landscape Photography

Unlike street photography, Landscape photography demands an almost clinical approach. Things like exposure, composition, and clarity have got to be …

Landscape Photography

Using Channels to Selectively Edit Your Photos

Have you ever wondered what that obscure tab called “Channels” in Photoshop does? You know, the one with black and white layers of your photograph …

Tutorials

Why The Golden Ratio Is Better Than The Rule Of Thirds

A long time ago I was a young art student, being told about the “Rule Of Thirds.” I was told it’s one of the most important fundamentals of art and …

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Photography

Garden Grove, 2016 #cindyprojectDear friend,I wanted to write you this book on how to take better photos. I know you started off with your iPhone, …

Cameras

Quick tips: Sharp landscape photography

<b>On your way out? Read on for our super quick tips on controlling your shots for pin-sharp landscape shots</b><p>Sharp focus is important in most …

Landscape Photography

10 ways to hack your sleep

What you need to know about getting to sleep — and staying asleep<p>‘Whoever we are, wherever we are in our lives, sleep is the ultimate performance …

Creating Soft Portrait Lighting with On Camera Flash | Minute Photography

Welcome to our new series, <b>Minute Photography</b>, where we explain photography and lighting tips & tricks, myths, and techniques all within 60 seconds!<p>In …

Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

How One Health Care Organization Dodged the Ransomware Bullet

One morning in June of last year Jason Rolla, chief technology officer of Christopher Rural Health, a small network of health centers and clinics in …

Tips for Using Telephoto Lenses

Birding is one of the most popular hobbies in the world (almost as popular as photography), and when I was a park ranger I learned two tips from …

Nature Photography

Why You Should Visit These 8 Spanish Towns That Time Forgot

Spain is such a diverse European Country, from the breathtaking heights of Ronda, the vibrant culture of Salamanca to the freaking delicious …

Deliver us from dinner

It's been a long workday, there's one hour until soccer practice and the refrigerator is empty: You need help, and the Wavermans are here for you. Introducing a new monthly column, in which Emma (a 40-something working parent) seeks solutions to her supper-table stresses from her mom, Lucy (an …

Google Makes $150 Photo Editing Software Free

The Nik Collection is a powerful tool in the arsenal of any professional-grade photographer.<p>The list of professional-grade tools available to young artists is growing rapidly. On Monday, the animation software Toonz, preferred by Studio Ghibli and Futurama, was repackaged with a free edition. …

5 companies trying to help you sleep better

The average worker loses 8.5 days of work annually because they can’t catch a decent night’s sleep. That’s probably because your phone is sending you push notifications from all the different services and social networks you’re part of.<p>As a result, we’re suffering at work with loss of focus and …

Bloc & Roc's Galvanize S2 headphones forego fancy features for excellent design and audio

It’s a pretty great time to be an audiophile on the go. There is no shortage of decent portable options from fairly cheap to rather expensive. In the relentless progress of technology headphones are cramming in more features in a bid to differentiate themselves from the competition.<p>Still, not …

15 Make-Ahead Soup Recipes That Will Warm You Up from Head to Toe

There’s nothing like coming home to a steamy bowl of soup after a day spent skiing on the slopes, a snowball fight with your friends or even just a blustery walk home from work. Soup will warm you up from head to toe, but who wants to spend an hour by the stove after a long day in the cold? Try …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

How to choose the right iOS app for your note taking needs

There are many different ways you can capture a thought or idea when using your iPhone or iPad. Some apps like Day One behave more like a journal, …