James Waddell

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An Unintentional Scottish Masterpiece

It is an occupational hazard of poets laureate that, however far they flee the public, rustic local books will be shyly pressed into their hands. But when the British laureate Robert Southey was passing through the Scottish Highlands in 1819, literary discovery came from the simplest act of any …

Close Calls: Three Times When Humanity Barely Escaped Extinction

Today it looks like humans will have to launch themselves into space to get enough room for our collective population, but we weren’t always so …

Manfrotto’s Digital Director Turns Your iPad Air into a Display and Remote for Your DSLR

Manfrotto has just unveiled a CamRanger competitor called the Digital Director that transforms your iPad Air into a display and remote control for …

IPad Air

Beautiful Multiple Exposure Film Photos of Hayden Williams

<i>All images by Hayden Williams. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Hayden Williams is an analog film shooter that believes that the only limitations …

This Photo of an Angry Lion Was Shot Just Moments Before It Charged

Photographer Atif Saeed captured this intense photograph of a male lion growling at him back in 2012 in a safari park in Lahore, Pakistan. The photo …

Photography

Five Gorgeous Camera Straps for Your Mirrorless Camera

Beautiful but functional camera straps should accompany your equally beautiful mirrorless camera. It only makes sense to adorn a beautiful Leica …

Amazon Announces Unlimited Photo Storage for Just $12 a Year

Amazon has just dropped a huge bomb on the file storage industry by announcing two new unlimited cloud storage subscription plans. One lets you store …

InstantFlex TL70 is a Rolleiflex Twin-Lens Reflex Clone for Instax Instant Photos

If you’re a fan of both retro cameras and instant photos, you may be delighted to learn of a new camera called the InstantFlex TL70. It’s designed to …

First Impressions: Profoto B2 Monolights

Today, Profoto is announcing their brand new B2 monolights–a compact set that in some ways bridges the gap between speedlights and monolights. …

Zeiss 135mm 1.8 ZA : bokelicous freeze

The wonderful Zeiss Sonnar 135mm 1.8, a lens I mostly use for beauty and life style shoots, however, once in a while it can be fun to break up the …

High Speed Sync on the Profoto B1 Can be Pretty Amazing

Screenshot taken from the video<p>High speed sync is really, really amazing. It’s something that you can do with speedlights, and now it’s also possible …

Why Early Wonder Woman Was A Champion Of Feminism... And Bondage

Looking back, Wonder Woman's earliest adventures are a little...strange. The first Wonder Woman comics were filled with bondage, submission, and …

How to Use Lightroom Brushes to Contour Faces

It's amazing how adding just a little bit of shadows can drastically improve the depth of your photographs. Contouring faces is a little trick that …

Knock loud, I’m home

Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients

The Snuggling Industry Takes Off, but Clothes Stay On; Spooning or Tickling Sessions for a Fee<p>Kimberly Kilbride is a professional cuddler.<p>For $80 an hour, or up to $400 for an overnight gig, the 33-year-old mother of three dons flannel pajama bottoms, puts away her family pictures and two pit bull …

Clothing

Golden Light Of December

Using Graduated Neutral Density filters for Landscape Photography

Digital Photography

How to Shoot 8×10 Large Format Film: A Detailed Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Using an 8×10 camera requires patience, attention to detail and a whole lot of steps in between. But don’t worry if you’ve never done it before: here …

The best gaming headset

We recently put more than 60 different headset units through a $50,000 testing setup to produce empirical data we could use to quantify our picks. …

15 Photos That Will Convince You That Iceland Belongs on Another Planet

With huge volcanoes, erupting geysers, grand glaciers, and majestic waterfalls, Iceland has a little something for everyone. Particularly for photographers, however, Iceland is like a dream. The Nordic country, that lies between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, is one of the most sparsely …

Three Photographers' Journey Through the Jaw-Dropping Landscapes of Iceland

Around this time last year, photographer Elizabeth Gadd decided that she would visit the number one country on her bucket list, Iceland. She convinced her two photographer friends, Rob Woodcox and Whitney Justesen, to join her on this once-in-a-lifetime trip. Soon, they had their tickets book and …

The anti-Facebook: one in four American neighborhoods are now using this private social network

Neighborhood gossip and community policing thrive on Nextdoor<p>It was early in the morning when the flooding hit The Knolls, a neighborhood of about 500 homes in Columbus, Ohio. The sewer overflowed, dumping a foot and half of water into Chuck Totten’s basement, where his wife Deb kept around $25,000 …

Comparing Rangefinder and SLR 50mm Lenses. (Version 0.7)

Well before our Imagemaster optical bench was delivered, I knew what I wanted to do first: compare some Leica lenses with the best SLR lenses on a …

An In-Depth Review of the Sony a7r

Shares 651<p>There is no doubt that Sony has the photo industry talking lately. While you can certainly purchase a very capable Canon, Nikon or Fuji …

The Biggest Winners And Losers Of Comic-Con 2014!

Every year, people spend thousands of dollars to journey to the motherlode of geeky pop culture: San Diego Comic-Con. And every year, entertainment …