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DSLR Gimbal Guide

When they were introduced a few years ago, brushless gimbals became an instantly revolutionary tool for both pro and amateur filmmakers.<p>Before long, …

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core

WASHINGTON — Jake Williams awoke last April in an Orlando, Fla., hotel where he was leading a training session. Checking Twitter, Mr. Williams, a cybersecurity expert, was dismayed to discover that he had been thrust into the middle of one of the worst security debacles ever to befall American …

Cybersecurity

How to Choose the Sharpest Aperture

Photographers have a dilemma. If you want your photographs to have the largest possible depth of field – from the foreground to infinity – a small …

Landscape Photography

Why Hyperfocal Distance Charts Are Wrong

One of the most misunderstood parts about landscape photography is the correct way to fit your entire scene within a photo’s depth of field. Where do …

Fly Rights

A Consumer Guide to Air Travel<p>CONTENTS<p><b>Notice:</b> We make every effort to keep <i>Fly-Rights</i> up to date, but airlines frequently change the way they do …

News story: Additional hand luggage restrictions on some flights to the UK

<i>Updated:</i> Clarification that spare batteries and portable power sources can no longer be carried on board aircraft operating on affected routes in …

How can you protect your right to digital privacy at the border?

When Shira Newman flies home from Tel Aviv this summer, she won’t be worried about long lines at the airport or short tempers on the plane. Instead, she’ll be concerned about her Samsung Galaxy S7 phone — specifically, the information on it.<p>Newman, a stay-at-home mom from Portland, Ore., has heard …

U.S. and E.U. Confer on Possible Laptop Ban on Trans-Atlantic Flights

BRUSSELS — American and European officials met on Wednesday in Brussels to discuss aviation security after the United States Department of Homeland Security said it was considering a ban on laptop computers and tablets in the cabins of trans-Atlantic flights.<p>The session, between Elaine C. Duke, the …

Catastrophic in-flight fires – and nine other reasons why the laptop ban is a bad idea

A ban implemented by the United States on laptops and tablets being carried in cabins on flights from certain countries may soon be extended to include services from the UK and Europe to the US.<p>European and American officials are preparing to discuss the new rules, which apply to electronic gadgets …

How To: Blur Fireworks with Your DSLR for Some Wicked July 4th Photos

Try "unfocusing" your photographs for some dreamy, evocative and somewhat abstract takes on life. Check out the two tutorials (here and here) from …

Shutter Speed

DxO OpticsPro 10.4.2 released with Canon EOS 5DS/R support

DxO has introduced OpticsPro 10.4.2, adding Raw support for Canon's EOS 5DS and 5DS R. Also added are 789 new camera/lens combination correction …

Americans Don't Care Enough About NSA Spying To Protect Themselves, Survey Says

Americans are being spied on, but does anyone care?<p>We all know that the American government (specifically the National Security Agency and the FBI) is reading our emails, listening to our calls and watching what we look at online. Apparently we don't care enough to do anything about it.<p>The Pew …

How to Capture High Quality Audio for Low Budget Films

You don’t have to sacrifice quality when capturing audio for low budget films. Find out how to record pro sound with this collection of educational …

Inside NSA, Officials Privately Criticize “Collect It All” Surveillance

A<b>S MEMBERS OF CONGRESS</b> struggle to agree on which surveillance programs to re-authorize before the Patriot Act expires, they might consider the …

Top 30 Social Network Analysis and Visualization Tools

<b>Centrifuge</b> offers analysts and investigators an integrated suite of capabilities that can help them rapidly understand and glean insight from new …

Data Visualization

How you can track the FBI's spy planes

This week, the Associated Press reported that the FBI is regularly flying "spy planes" over American cities. It's the latest in a series of media …

Tutorial: Focus Stacking for Landscape Photography

<i>Max Foster lives in Minneapolis, MN and specializes in travel photography from around the world. He focuses on landscape and cityscape images, and</i> …

Photographing Stars Using a Kit Lens

Looking at a starry sky while sitting in the open is always a soothing experience, but shooting those stars is a much better one. Have you seen those …

How to Use Lightroom’s Lens Correction Controls

All lenses distort. Most have some degree of barrel distortion as well as pin cushioning. They often also have other issues such as chromatic …

The Parrot is a Teleprompter You Attach to the Front of Your Camera Lens

Want to read lines into your camera while maintaining eye-contact with your lens? The Parrot is a new teleprompter system that can help you do just …

The Basics of Photography: D for Dynamic Range

In photography, Dynamic Range is the amount of visible detail that can be seen or recovered between the lightest part of a photograph and the …

A Brief Guide to Color Management for Photographers

Digital photography was supposed to be simple. We take a photo, upload it to our computer, share it with friends and print it on our inkjet printer. …

Advanced Image Processing Technologies

1<p>The principal differences between RAW and JPEG<p><b>RAW format</b><p>To understand the benefits of shooting in RAW, let’s first take a look at how a camera …

Advanced Image Processing Technologies

5<p>Returning the image processed by DxO OpticsPro back into Lightroom<p>Returning the file from DxO OpticsPro back into Lightroom will automatically …

How to Use LAB Color in Photoshop to Add Punch to Your Images

Have you ever wished you could stretch out the color palette of your picture? Or that you could separate colors that looked too flat or close …

Photography

Understanding the Color Managed Workflow

Color Management for Photographers

Calibration, color space, color profiles, soft proofing. To most of us, they’re some of the least fun aspects of photography. But a little education …

Tutorial: Motion Timelapse of the Milky Way with the Dynamic Perception Stage One and Stage R

This tutorial will take you through the entire process of shooting a professional motion timelapse of the Milky Way, from planning to settings, …

Videography

Tutorial: How to Capture a Motion Time-Lapse of the Milky Way from Start to Finish

Ian Norman, the astrophotographer behind Lonely Speck, is a good friend of the blog and an incredibly generous photographers when it comes to sharing …