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Flickr has been acquired by SmugMug - so where should you store your photos?

Over the weekend, photo hosting platform SmugMug acquired Flickr from Yahoo– sorry, Verizon; merging two companies that have offered similar services for nearly 15 years. So what’s changing, and in which cloud should you stash your photographs?<p>SmugMug said that it couldn’t pass up the opportunity …

Apps

How to Precisely Match Colors in Photoshop

There are numerous ways to do any one specific job in Photoshop, but getting colors to match can be one of the more trickier tasks. In this video by …

Tutorials

The Type Directors Club

It’s time once again for TDC Book Night! Join us to meet three of the world’s best book cover designers and art directors who are coming to show us …

Books

A Great Tutorial On Capturing The Stars

Get ready to pack your camera bag and snack, you'll want to stay out all night after reading today's post. Photographer Jamesrushforth will share …

Landscape Photography

5 expert tips for stunning detail in landscape photos

How do you make a mountain appear as large to the viewer as it does to you? How do you get rid of noise in your nightscape images? How can you get …

Landscape Photography

How to answer the “sell me this pen/pencil” question in a job interview

I’ve been on both sides of this question, both interviewing people and interviewing for sales jobs. It can be awkward. And as highlighted in <i>The Wolf</i> …

Employment

Central Park will be permanently car-free by June

Cars will be banned from most park roads<p>Prospect Park went permanently car-free at the beginning of 2018, and now, Central Park is following suit.<p>Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that cars will be banned from roads in Central Park below 72nd Street; his administration had previously enacted a …

Bill de Blasio

Trump's 'extreme vetting' is muzzling activists and shutting them out

US authorities have turned away foreign activists and interrogated Americans. It’s a policy of censorship masquerading as immigration enforcement<p>The Trump administration has explained that its so-called “extreme vetting” program is intended to bar individuals from the United States based on their …

Immigration

Lightroom tips: Essential portrait edits

<b>Lightroom has a range of simple but powerful editing tools to transform your portraits. James Paterson reveals the most useful ones</b><p>1. Boost with …

Tutorials

Incredible photos reveal what life's really like for Cubans as Castro era comes to an end

Cuba

This is Why Post-Production On Dual Monitors is Better

Do you still do your post-production on a single monitor? If so you are missing out on a whole world of extra space and efficiency. Now I know some …

Tutorials

Alamo Square Queen Anne Victorian asks $4.1 million

Circa-1895 home mixes old and new<p>Built in 1895 for contractor John J. Dowling and designed by architects Havens and Toepke Architects (Flatiron Building at 540 Market), this Queen Anne across from Alamo Square is a treat. But it wasn’t always that way.<p>According to SFGate, the home’s 2003 owners …

19th Century

When Poses Go Wrong: The Do's and Don'ts of Model Posing (VIDEO)

Any photographer who’s worked with a model knows that one of the hardest things about the process is creating photogenic poses. It might seem simple, …

Photography

East Bay fault is 'tectonic time bomb,' more dangerous than San Andreas, new study finds

The San Andreas long has been the fault many Californians feared most, having unleashed the great 1906 earthquake that led to San Francisco’s destruction 112 years ago Wednesday.<p>But new research shows that a much less well-known fault, running under the heart of the East Bay, poses a greater danger.<p>…

San Francisco

The lie pictures tell: an ex-model on the truth behind her perfect photos

‘In this image, in all of them, I marvel how little of myself is left. The more pieces of myself I lose, the more men I attract’<p>I sit in child’s pose on the carpet, my back inches away from the heater in the wall, cradling images of the girl I used to be. I cup her many faces in my hands, like …

Music Videos

Why You Should Delete Your Instagram

I recently stumbled upon an extremely thought-provoking talk by Jaron Lanier, describing social media as a ‘Behavior Modification Empire‘. This is …

Street Photography

How to Shoot Shallow Depth of Field Portraits in Studio With Flash

Many of us love the look of shallow depth of field portraits and strobe lighting, but when you move into the studio, this combo can present some …

Shutter Speed

Avoid Gulf stream disruption at all costs, scientists warn

How close the world is to a catastrophic collapse of giant ocean currents is unknown, making halting global warming more critical than ever, scientists say<p>Serious disruption to the Gulf Stream ocean currents that are crucial in controlling global climate must be avoided “at all costs”, senior …

Global Warming

Five Different Ways to Make Color Pop Using Photoshop

Controlling color is one of the primary skills that allows photographers to develop their own style. Learning to balance the different aspects of …

Tutorials

Photography Icon Joel Meyerowitz Shares His Secrets In New Course From Masters of Photography

In the new online course from Masters of Photography, street photography icon Joel Meyerowitz discusses his career, his technique, and teaches …

Street Photography

Lutify.me Cross-Platform LUTs Are Now Even Better in Lightroom and Camera Raw

A little while ago I showed you a fantastic LUTs pack, called Lutify.me, compatible with most photo and video editing including Capture One, …

Tutorials

Michael Cohen Has a Big Problem

It takes strong evidence to execute a search warrant against an attorney representing a subject in a federal investigation, let alone the president’s personal counsel.<p><i>Updated at 12:11 p.m.</i><p>Whatever evidence federal prosecutors have collected concerning Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime …

Donald Trump

Dramatic Dione

Photojournal: PIA17197<p>Cassini captured this striking view of Saturn’s moon Dione on July 23, 2012. Dione is about 698 miles (1,123 kilometers) …

Astronomy

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

A Three Part Formula For Better Street Photography

To the misinformed or unacquainted, street photography is easy. Everyone else knows this isn’t true. Even those who are so good at street photography …

Street Photography

How to achieve your goals the easy way (using the Kaizen approach)

In 2015, I set a New Year’s resolution to achieve the goal of waking up at 5 a.m. daily from January through to December.<p>During the first week of …

Self-improvement

Why shooting in RAW Mode is not cheating

This is a question I received via email some time ago – and my response. I know – I’m getting into dangerous territory with a post on RAW Mode versus …

Nature Photography

This Stunning Video on The History of Time Will Make You Have Feelings About The Entire Universe

You need to see this.<p>Although we use it every day, time is complicated.<p>When we break it up into small pieces, most people are pretty good at …

Universe

This man used a camera to cure his shyness

Photographer Steven Bollman first started taking pictures when he was a 12-year-old growing up in New York City. A shy kid, he started with objects …

Photography

Four Awesome Tips To Stop You Wasting Your Time With Long Exposure Photos

When your shutter is open for five minutes or longer while you take long exposure photos, what do you do during that time? Today I’ll share four …

Landscape Photography