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Obama owes Israel an apology

USA Today reported this week: “The Pentagon has approved airstrikes that risk more civilian casualties in order to destroy Islamic State targets as part of its increasingly aggressive fight against the militant group in Iraq and Syria, according to interviews with military officials and data.” …

Israel

Shooting Portraits with a Giant Mirror in the Corner of an Open Pit Mine

We’ve seen a number of photographers use mirrors in creative ways in recent years. Photographer Stefan Schlumpf recently decided to go big with the …

Photography

My New Thoughts on Google Photos After Digging Around for a Week

Last week when Google Photos launched, I quickly tested it out and then wrote a post with my immediate initial reaction to the service. Much of my …

Why I shoot small sensor cameras

The evolution of the photographer usually goes something like this: First they get a point and shoot camera, than get a bridge camera, then a DSLR, …

Ricoh

DIY: Make a Sealed 50mm Freelens for Less Than $80

Freelensing is the use of a lens decoupled from your camera, manual orienting the lens on various angles to tilt and shift the lens to alter the …

Here’s a Trick for Adjusting Past +/- 100 in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw

In this post, I’ll share a trick I use to get some adjustments “beyond” +100 or -100 in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw.<p>In the screenshot above, I …

Top 15 Features of Your DSLR Camera That You Should Know

There’s a lot to learn when you first get a DSLR. The first things you need to know is how to get out of auto mode and start using your camera’s …

Spring Photography Tips

Spring and autumn are my favorite seasons for taking photographs. In spring I feel more invigorated after the winter and more inclined to get out and …

Landscape Photography

10 Ways to Overcome a Creative Block

Being creative can be cathartic, uplifting, and eye-opening, but it can also be a major pain in the neck. When the creativity isn’t flowing, we can …

How to relight an image in Lightroom

Sometimes when you post-process an image, you may notice that some more interesting lighting would have really improved the scene and made the photo …

Tutorials

New Algorithm Can Automatically Remove Window Reflections from Photos

Photographers often use products such as the Lens Skirt when shooting through windows in order to reduce or remove reflections. Thanks to advances in …

Machine Learning

It’s Time To Take Flickr Seriously Again

After trying to be a wanna-be Instagram, a new redesign makes Flickr more magical and powerful than ever.<p>Yesterday, Yahoo pushed out the biggest update to Flickr, maybe ever. An update two years in the making, Flickr 4.0 is a total redesign on every platform that uses magical backend algorithms and …

Apps

How To Use The 3 Most Important New Features In Lightroom 6

To be honest, I’ve been waiting for Lightroom 6 for a while now, and I know I’m not the only one! Judging from the threads on every photography forum …

Tutorials

A Quick Way To Add a Dusty Atmosphere In Photoshop

I’m sure that you have had that experience in which, after hours of editing a photo you shot, you still sense that there is something missing, but …

How To Use Lightroom Filters For Better Editing

At some point in your journey into learning post-production, you are almost certainly going to come across the filter options in Adobe Lightroom. …

Speed Editing a RAW Landscape Photo in 5 Minutes with Photoshop

If you’re just starting out in Photoshop, Adobe Camera Raw, and/or landscape photography, here’s a video you may find enlightening. Landscape …

This is How to Achieve a Blue Sky Using HSL and Filters in Lightroom

In the days of analogue photography, it was a necessity to use a filter in order to achieve a quality deep-blue sky. The filter types varied …

Five Common Mistakes That Make Retouched Skin Look Unnatural

Retouching skin is about detail and patience. It can be a real time consuming and can require a high level of precision to keep the natural aspect of …

Keeping an eye on software-defined networking: what will it break, and how will it perform?

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>The adoption of Software Defined Networking (SDN) may not have progressed as rapidly as some may have …

Just Delete Me Is a Massive List of Links to Close All Your Accounts

Removing yourself from the internet is not always an easy task and the biggest problem is tracking down all your online accounts so you can delete …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

Why you might want Stackdriver to watch your cloud infrastructure for you

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Stackdriver thinks you need to know more — a lot more — about what’s going on in your IT infrastructure so you can avoid …

Cloud startup Loggly helped Obama get reelected, and nabs $10.5M

During the Obama reelection campaign, a two-year old startup called Loggly caught the attention of the President’s chief technology officer, Harper Reed.<p>Reed headed a team of developers and data analysts who worked tirelessly to get the President reelected, and he needed a better way to gain …

Hands-on with Adobe’s Lightroom 5

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>While I’ve gone all-in on Apple hardware and software for most of my creative projects (see, my Logic Review), for my graphics …