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iPhone 7 to remove real home button, invisibly making way for iPhone 8

Apple might be about to remove its headphone jack, prompting anger and fear around the world. But far more important, and less speculated on, is the …

Mobile Technology

It’s back to school time — here are the best gadgets for the upcoming year

You know what that means? It's time to buy tech stuff.<p>But, per usual, knowing <i>which</i> tech stuff to buy is hard. The fact that lots of crucial tech categories are currently in a state of transition doesn't help.<p>Luckily for you, my colleagues and I get paid to test these things. So, to help you get the …

Consumer Tech
Aquaponics

These Airlines Have the Lowest Safety Ratings

When thinking about the range of qualities we look for in an airline, the ability to deliver us to our destination alive is at the top of the list …

Air New Zealand

Sundar Pichai and the world of Indian CEOs

<b>It is not every day that one of the world's largest technology companies announces a new CEO.</b><p>So when Google announced that Sundar Pichai was taking the reins on Monday, his promotion gained thousands of column inches worldwide - not least of all in his native India.<p>The Hindu newspaper called the …

CEOs

This Time-Lapse Shows the Passing of a Day on Earth From 22,000 Miles Away

Since late 2014, Japan’s Himawari 8 weather satellite has been in stationary orbit above New Guinea, 22,000 miles out (Earth’s average diameter is …

Indian state's plans to cull stray dogs hits opposition

<b>(CNN) —</b> A state in India has announced drastic action to deal with its problem of dangerous stray dogs with rabies: culling. But the Animal Welfare Board of India, a statutory board that advises the government, urged the state of Kerala to hold off on euthanizing any dogs.<p>India has a major problem …

India

7 Things Photographers Wish They Had Learned in Photography School

Hindsight is always 20/20, which is why if you’re a photography student or about to launch your photo business, you should turn to those who have …

3 Factors to Think About When Composing Your Photos

The way you frame a photo is an important part of the composition. There are several key decisions to make when composing your photos: What to …

Video: Successful Photographers Reveal Their Biggest Fears and Offer Advice

Elizabeth Gilbert — the author best known for her bestselling memoir <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> — once wrote that fear and creativity are conjoined twins. In …

A Sneak Peek at the Samsung 300mm f/2.8 that Hasn’t Been Officially Announced Yet

Not even really announced as much as teased at Photokina in September, Samsung’s not-yet-official but definitely on the way 300mm f/2.8 made another …

Is the 50mm 1.8 The Best Value Lens Ever Made?

In one word, yes. But I’d figure that you would want a more detailed explanation.<p>The 50mm f/1.8 lens – doesn’t matter what brand it is Canon, Nikon, …

Mylio: A Compelling New Way to Organize and Access All Your Photos from Anywhere

One of the most interesting products at this year’s PhotoPlus wasn’t a camera, or a lens, or a quirky accessory hiding in one of the out-of-the-way …

Two Quick and Easy Photoshop Head-Swapping Techniques

Sometimes you get that photo that is almost perfect. If all it takes to make it great is a little head swap, well, today is your lucky day! I’m going …

Photographer Captures Her Daughter’s Connection to the Sea in Graceful Underwater Portraits

Bahamas-based underwater photographer Elena Kalis and her daughter Sacha Kalis have a deep connection with the water. Elena has been an underwater …

National Geographic Travel

Grids for Mac: a Better Desktop Instagram Experience

Instagram may be among the most widely adopted imaging social networks, but there’s a limitation to the app’s presentation, especially if you often move back and forth between mobile devices and a desktop or laptop computer.<p>Sure, Instagram itself offers a more or less serviceable desktop …

5 Examples of Beautiful Simple Portraits - Digital Photography School

Today I came across some of the work of Russian photographer Alexander Vinogradov on his 500px portfolio.<p>His account is largely portraits of women – …

Searching an Identity

Identity

This Drone-on-a-Leash is Hoping to Become the Aerial Photographer’s Best Friend

Aerial photography drones are more ubiquitous than ever. But as wonderful as they are for documenting the world around us from a bird’s-eye view, …

Challenge: Capturing a Professional Looking Fast Food Ad With a Take-Out Burger and an iPhone

It’s not news to most of us that the majority of food photography doesn’t feature the actual food you’ll receive in the establishment. Or if it does, …

Engagement Photographer Hides in Small Trashcan to Get the Perfect Candid Shot

If you want to get a great candid engagement shot, you have to be good at hiding. But how far would you go to get a great angle of a private …

10 Free Must-Read Street Photography eBooks

<b>Image Copyright Michael Ernest Sweet Courtesy of Brooklyn Arts Press</b><p>Photography books are expensive, really expensive. I've collected dozens and dozens over the years and I kind of feel as though I have tied up a lot of money in books. It's not a bad thing, but I do wonder about the end result. …

Street Photography

Beautiful Abstract Photos of Sunsets Reveal a Kaleidoscope of Color

Sydney-based Alfonso Calero recently shot some fabulous abstract landscapes, drawing inspiration from the Russian painter Mark Rothko. He used a used …

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

Photographers

Rumor: Canon to Use Sony-Made Multi-Layer Sensors in Two Upcoming Pro-Grade Cameras

There’s no doubt on the rumor mill that Canon is planning to release several cameras in 2015, including some that might be quite revolutionary, but …

Meet Carlos Naval: The 9 Year Old Prodigy Recently Crowned Wildlife Photographer Of The Year

Stinger In The Sun; photo by Carlos Perez Naval<p>A nine year old boy from Spain took the top honors in the youth division of the 2014 Natural History …

Help Your Clients Overcome Their Fear Of the Camera Lens With Peter Hurley At TEDx

If you’ve ever met Peter Hurley, you’ll know that he is more than just a strong jawline and the Squinch. Peter Hurley just has a charisma and magic …

Ralph Lauren

Common Portrait Lighting Mistakes

Here is a quick list of several common portrait lighting mistakes that beginners, and even pros, often make. Why are they mistakes? Because the goal …

The Post

My Advice to the Guy Who Wrote ‘Advice to Aspiring Full Time Photographers’

Dear Mr. Kim,<p>I read a blog post of yours titled “Advice to Aspiring Full Time Photographers” reposted on PetaPixel.<p>It’s filled with lots of exciting …