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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 …

Depth Of Field

27 underrated US destinations everyone should visit in their lifetime

Street Photography Tutorial: Zone Focusing

Street photography is all about timing, you have to be ready to capture the moment. One of the most important and misunderstood technique in street …

Disney's Apartment-style Hotel Rooms Are Its Best-kept Secret

If your ideal Disney vacation includes breakfast on your own terms and a living room to spread out in, that fairy tale can come true. Many of Disney …

Shutterbug & Canon Team Up to Create New Photo Website with Tips from Pro Photographers

Want to learn how to take better photos? Shutterbug has teamed up with Canon to create a comprehensive new educational website featuring photography …

Which Camera Should I Buy (For Any Budget)

One of the great things about being a photographer these days is that there so many cameras out there to satisfy every want and need.There's also …

Photography Basics: What Are F-Stops?

Remember f-stops? Not everyone does. Millennials shoot their selfies with automated smartphones that have sent f-stops to steampunk heaven. …

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Mastering Photography

Dear friend,<p>This will be your personal guide on how you can master photography– for yourself, regardless of your skill level. Regardless if you’re a …

3 Composition MISTAKES All Beginner Photographers Make and How to Fix Them

Sheldon Evans is covering the mistakes that ALL photographers make at some point along the way, luckily, they're easy to fix!

Best Day Trips from Paris: 10 Cute Small Towns near Paris that you cannot miss

<b>BEST PARIS DAY TRIPS</b><p>Paris is a great city one of the best places to visit in France, with countless things to see and do. But it can also be a busy …

Pittsburgh's Microgrids Technology Could Lead The Way For Green Energy

When President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, he said he represented "Pittsburgh, not Paris."<p>Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto disagreed. He traveled to Germany this week as part of an unofficial delegation of more than 100 Americans, American officials and …

Green Energy

Camera Autofocus Modes Explained

Pick up any digital camera today and you'll find that it has a ton of autofocus modes.The problem is that - for beginner photographers especially - …

5 Tips to Instantly Up Your Photo Game

Taking photos - good ones anyway - can be a tough gig.That's why there's so many tutorials, tips, and tricks out there that seek to help beginners …

Framing

The Coast Starlight Is the Most Beautiful Train Ride in America

The train trip of your dreams starts at just $97.<p>Hands down, one of the best (and cheapest) ways to see America's vast beauty is by train. Don't believe me? Then allow me to introduce you to Amtrak's Coast Starlight, which has been called "one of America's most beautiful train rides" since the …

What the Heck Are Heat Pumps?

What the heck is a heat pump? Many of us try to stay up to speed on the latest and greatest clean energy technology. We’ve replaced our old …

7 countries where you can travel on $30 a day or less

There are countries all over the world where, thanks to the low cost of living and (in some cases) strong U.S. dollar, it's possible to get around on a very low budget.<p>Traveling on the cheap is certainly not for everyone and it often means making a few sacrifices, but choosing the right place to …

Travel

Europe Travel: 10 Charming Villages for a Romantic Getaway

Europe’s most charming villages are at the heart of a fairytale story—gorgeous views, colorful scenery, and port-side, romantic stays against a …

The Global Nuclear Landscape Is Changing And America Better Get On Board

You wouldn’t know it from the press, but nuclear energy is actually moving forward around the world, even in the United States. Third Way recently surveyed the North American landscape and found 60 companies and research organizations developing advanced nuclear technologies.<p><i>Figure Caption: The</i> …

This Israeli startup has a battery that can charge an electric car in 5 minutes

Israel’s StoreDot has done a lot of interesting stuff with battery technology, but what it’s demonstrating today at CUBE Tech Fair in Berlin is for the history books.<p>The company is launching its new FlashBattery technology, which promises to allow you to charge an electric car in just five …

Electric Vehicles

Solar breaks 50% of California electricity for first time – driving wholesale rates negative

According to the EIA, California solar power has been driving wholesale electricity rates towards – and sometimes below – $0/MWh – and on March 11th total solar power production broke 50% of demand. The increase in utility-scale solar power , which grew 50% in the state in 2016, is quickly changing …

China Decreased Their Fossil Fuel Use While Increasing Their Energy Use

Global Climate Leader<p>China, being one of the world’s biggest industrial nations, is also one of the planet’s biggest contributors to global …

The EPA will no longer require oil and gas companies to report their methane emissions

In a press release, the agency announced that, effective immediately, an Obama-era information collection request has been cancelled.<p>The original request, sent to companies in November 2016, required oil and gas producers to provide a broad range of information about their methane emissions and …

Scott Pruitt

After a year of use, Tesla Powerwall systems are performing well with 90% utility savings

Solar power is typically seen as the most viable source of renewable energy to the average homeowner. The only issue is that the sun only shines for …

Why traveling to London is cheaper than you think

If you’ve never been to London — or if it’s been a while since your last visit — now’s the time to go. The dollar is strong, airfare is cheap and, because it’s winter, the city isn’t filled with tourists.<p>“Airfares are down as a result of lower fuel prices, uncertainty surrounding Brexit and …

US House passes advanced nuclear act

<b>The US House of Representatives - the lower chamber of the United States Congress - has approved a handful of bipartisan bills from the last session</b> …

Addressing energy technologies and policies that shape future sustainability

A quickly growing global population presents a variety of challenges, and raises the critical question: How can we sustainably meet energy needs …

Cap and Trade

Donald Trump's horrifying gullibility, as revealed in his energy speech

Donald Trump's speech this week at a petroleum conference in North Dakota showcased the energy policies we can expect from a Trump administration. But more importantly, itrevealed a great deal about how Trump will develop and manage policy.<p>Pretty much everything it revealed was terrifying.<p>Trump …

The biggest exaggerations in Trump’s energy plans

Donald Trump's energy speech in Bismarck, N.D. on Thursday was brimming with big promises — and big exaggerations.<p>Amid pledges to eliminate a slew of environmental regulations and dramatically expand fossil fuel development, Trump tossed out a few inaccurate statistics, falsely accused President …

There's Big Money In Energy Big Data

Some day the power grid may operate a lot more intelligently, using data sources like the Internet does. But until then, there will be a growing need …

All-weather solar cell design generates electricity come rain or shine

Numerous research efforts have already demonstrated the potential for graphene to improve the efficiency of solar cells. Now a team of researchers in …