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What You Didn't Learn in School About the Photo Biz

By design, many college and university photography programs focus on theory, technique and critical thinking skills. Students emerge from school with …

Profit

How to Make Colors Pop with Photoshop

Road to riches [Elite Dangerous]

Sharpening in Photoshop – The Complete Guide

Sharpening is one of those things in post-processing that makes a lot of people scratch their heads. There are multiple sharpen tools in Photoshop, …

Tutorials

5 Clone Stamp Secrets to Up Your Photoshop Cloning Game

Photoshop's Clone Stamp is the most versatile tool for removing things and fixing blemishes. But there is more to it than just cloning and stamping. …

Tutorials

How to Use the Color Dodge and Burn Blend Modes in Photoshop

Here’s a 12-minute tutorial from photographer Blake Rudis of f64 Academy that looks at how you can use Photoshop’s dodge and burn blend modes for …

Tutorials

The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movies of 2018 So Far

With so many genre movies disappointing in the first few months, there just aren’t enough to make a proper list.Last week, I planned to post a list …

Science Fiction

How To Play Elite Dangerous (2017)

YouTube

Here’s How to Use Exposure Compensation for Better Landscape Photographs (VIDEO)

The first thing most photographers learn is that a camera’s light meter is calibrated to deliver correct exposures of “average” subjects with a tone …

Compensation

Wilder and Wilder

Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder<p>by Caroline Fraser<p>Metropolitan, 625 pp., $35.00<p>Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books …

Books

10 Books You Pretend to Have Read (And Why You Should Really Read Them)

Science fiction and fantasy offer a rich legacy of great books—but that abundant pile of reading material can also be daunting. So sometimes, it’s …

Books

Vacation Photo Tips: Using Photoshop to Remove Tourists Who Clutter Up Your Shot (VIDEO)

It’s often helpful to include people in travel photos, to add a sense of scale and local interest. Other times, like when photographing famous …

Tutorials

Want Perfectly Exposed Photos? Here’s How a Camera’s Light Metering Modes Work (VIDEO)

Benjamin Jaworskyj is a German landscape photographer whose tutorials typically involve shooting techniques for making better outdoor photos. But for …

Landscape Photography

How to Split-Tone Process Photos in Adobe Lightroom

Split toning is the process of adding different colours to the shadows and the highlights of an image. In this screencast I'll show you how to use …

Lightroom

Jay Maisel: How a Master Photographer Uses Gesture in Images to Tell a Story

“I really do not consider myself to be a storyteller,” Jay Maisel says. “Pictures are basically anecdotal anyway.” In his studio full of artifacts …

Photographers

Camera Basics: Understanding Hyperfocal Distance, Depth of Field, and How Focus Works (VIDEO)

Just because you have a camera with a fast and accurate autofocus system, and a bag of lenses to match, that doesn’t mean you should simply depress …

Landscape Photography

20 Best 'Portlandia' Sketches

From binge-watching panic to bird-improved accessories, here are the funniest, most far-out bits from IFC's hit show<p>NOW PLAYING<p>20 Best 'Portlandia' …

Comedy

Photo Basics: Why the Histogram Is So Important and How to Use It for Better Photographs (VIDEO)

The histogram is a powerful, yet frequently overlooked, tool that can make a big difference in your photographs. This simple tutorial will help you …

Tutorials

7 Simple Tips for Using On-Camera Flash to Shoot Pleasing People Pictures (VIDEO)

There are two common reasons that some photographers only shoot with natural light: They’re under the impression that off-camera flash is too …

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Russian Vivian Maier Discovered After 30,000 Photos Found in Attic

She’s Leningrad’s lost photographer. Russian photographer Masha Ivashintsova (1942-2000) photographed constantly but never showed her work to anyone. …

Stuck In Customs Textures Tutorial - A Tutorial Video and 170 Unique textures! - Trey's Store

A Sneak Peak Inside the NEW Textures Tutorial Version 2.0<p>What's Included?<p>It comes in two flavors... You can just get the textures, or you can also …

Here’s How to Use ND and Polarizing Filters to Shoot Better Photographs (VIDEO)

While many photographers think nothing about spending big bucks on high-end cameras and premium glass, these same shooters often ignore inexpensive …

The Best Sci-Fi On Netflix Streaming

Being able to press a button and get a movie instantly sent to your TV is sort of the stuff of science fiction anyways, so it’s not surprising that …

Build a Better Background for a Glamour Image

Sometimes we get stuck with a plain background that we’d have preferred to be more interesting. The solution is often to dress it up in post<p>I want to …

Tutorials

How to Make a Portrait Look Like Wet Plate Collodion Using Photoshop

Love the look of wet plate collodion photographs? Did you know you can give any digital photo that same look using Photoshop? It’s a technique that …

Radiohead Guitarist Jonny Greenwood's Film Scores: A Listener's Guide

With 'Phantom Thread,' the musician is now an Oscar nominee. Here's a look back on his past works in cinema<p>For the past 15 years, Radiohead guitarist …

Why Black Mirror's Most Controversial New Episode Is Its Most Important

Utopianism rests upon a single, fundamental truth: that we can be better than we were before. But what if we can’t? What if we’re stuck in a loop, …

The Woman Who Smashed Codes: Your new winter reading assignment | Ars Technica

Review: Bow down to Elizebeth Smith Friedman, the mother of American cryptography.<p>I’ve never read such a gripping book about spies that opens with …

J. Edgar Hoover