James Peck

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FAA Expects 600,000 Commercial Drones In The Air Within A Year

We are in "one of the most dramatic periods of change in the history of transportation," says Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.<p>He was talking about all of it: the self-driving cars, the smart-city movement, the maritime innovations. But the staggering prediction of the day goes to the drone …

An Old Design Trick That All 20-Somethings Should Try

Photo courtesy of Andrew Boyd For Dream Decor.<p>Feng Shui -- a traditional Chinese home decor philosophy -- may not be the sexiest topic. (Which is unfair, really, considering that when practiced correctly, it leads to better sex. Let's see you compete with that, mid-century modern.) But we're …

Home Decorating

How to Season (and Clean!) Your Cast Iron Skillet for Real

By Rochelle Bilow<p>Food sticking to your skillet? We thought so. Here's how to season cast iron right, once and for all.<p>No piece of kitchen equipment incites such feelings of fear and anxiety (but also love and obsession) as the cast iron pan. If you haven’t mastered the art of cooking with—and …

40 Free Resources Every Designer Should Know

<i>Jennifer Cirpici is a Dutch graphic designer and blogger. This post originally appeared on OtherFocus.</i><p>Ever wondered where designers get their resources to help them succeed with a project? Here is a list of great resources including sites, PSD. files, actions, UI elements, mock ups, et cetera. Best …

9 of the Year's Best Photographs of Buildings

Most architectural photography these days is about capturing a building's "hero shot," that single perfect image and angle where the light flits …

Logo design process: how professionals do it

Apple. McDonalds. Twitter. Coca Cola. Nike.<p>What makes those symbols so special and iconic?<p>Is it their beauty or the colors? Maybe it’s because they …

"Marketing, architecture and development can be an incredibly powerful combination"

<b>Opinion:</b> show flats for residential developments don't just tell us about a developer's dream demographic – they have the potential to turn a sales …

How to Take Food Photography in Restaurants

We’ve all been there. Sitting in a dark, corner table of a fantastic restaurant, wishing that we had more light, so we didn’t have to use that …

How to Use Continuous Lighting: Light Sources

This is the first part of my series on continuous lighting. Here, I discuss the various types of artificial constant light sources you can use to …

The Real Road to Greatness in Photography

There is a pervasive idea among artists and the public in general that great photographers have an innate ability to produce brilliant photography. …

Photographer Faces Resistance While Taking Photographs Near Oil Refinery

Tom Atwood, a photographer and professor of broadcast journalism at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, went about taking photographs of …

7 Basic Tips That Will Make Your Stock Photographs Sell Like Hotcakes

The microstock model is a relative newcomer in the world of commercial photography. Previously, only an elite few were able to make a decent living …

How a Vignette Can Make Your Photographs Pop (And How to Do It in Photoshop)

Some people love them and some people hate them, but whatever your tastes you should probably know a little about the vignette effect in photography. …

5 Reasons Your Photography Isn't Improving

The evolution of a photographer is rarely a linear one. We get better, we get worse, we think we’re improving but we’re not, and then with some luck …

Self-improvement

Open Letter To Lightroom - We Need Your Help

There is a major problem in the photography industry, and it's the photographers fault. Photographers spend countless hours in the right side of …

Struggling with pricing your photography? http://www.slrlounge.com/three-pricing-strategies - Michelle Ford

How Art History Can Improve Your Photography

During some part of your training as a photographer, whether self taught or classically trained, you've probably been told to study images taken by …

The Secret to Approaching and Photographing Strangers

Taking photos of strangers on the street, doing their everyday things, can be a bit of a challenge. Well, taking the photo is the easy part, getting …

Street Photography

Should Artists Be Different From Inventors When It Comes to Intellectual Property?

Back in 2012, the Republican Study Committee caused widespread debate over intellectual property law after publishing and then pulling a paper on …

The Best 5 Minutes Video related to photography you will ever see

Listen to <b>great masters of photography</b> from the renowned <b>National Geographic Magazine</b> speak about photography, the beauty and the power of it. This …

Five Lenses With Bokeh to Drool Over

Some lenses were seemingly designed for their bokeh. While we’re positive that camera and lens manufacturers try to put a huge emphasis on how this …

How I Overcame My Fear of Using Strobes

Every photographer, at some point in their career, will have an internal debate to accept or decline a job because they may feel insecure about …

New York City

How to Back Up Your Digital Photos: Faster Connections and Larger Storage Capacities Offer More Options | Rangefinder

<i>Rangefinder</i> contributor Greg Scoblete recently gave us a terrific overview of "8 Great Photo Storage Solutions" out there right now, so I thought I'd …

What Lighting Tools Do the Pros Use? Some of the Most Talented DPs Share Their Favorites

Oftentimes when new filmmakers look at their footage and they're wondering why it doesn't have that "movie quality" look, it's not because of the …

Getting Started With Table Top Photography: A First-Hand Experience

Today I am writing an article about a subject that I know nothing about – table top photography. Let me explain why. Some time back, I wrote an …

Review: Sigma 70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

I have a deep passion for macro photography. When I got into DSLR photography, I bought the 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG Macro to multitask as my zoom and my …