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The sun will destroy Earth a lot sooner than you might think

There are plenty of ways Earth could go. It could smash into another planet, be swallowed by a black hole, or get pummeled to death by asteroids. There's really no way to tell which doomsday scenario will be the cause of our planet's demise.<p>But one thing is for sure — even if Earth spends the rest …

Universe

10 Photography Blogs You Should Be Reading

There is a wealth of knowledge about every conceivable topic on the internet, including photography. In this post, you will find 10 awesome …

12 incredible women you've never heard of who changed science forever

ShutterstockSure, most people have heard of Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin, Jane Goodall and Sally Ride.But for every female scientist whose work …

Nobel Prize

2015 Recap: 1 Year With the Fujifilm X-Series

<i>This blog post was originally published by Keenan Hastings. It and the images here are being syndicated with permission.</i><p><i>This is not a review of the</i> …

How to Clean Up Your Messy iPhone Photo Library

Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for TIME<p>Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for TIME<p>Benjamin Lowy—Getty Images Reportage for TIME<p>Benjamin …

A Primer on Reading and Using Histograms

Image histograms are useful tools that can be used to help properly gauge the exposure and contrast within a scene during shooting or to balance the …

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. …

Back-Button Focusing: How to Use Full Auto and Full Manual Controls at the Same Time

What is Back-Button Focusing (BBF)?<p>With most cameras, you depress the shutter button half way to focus and then to actually take the picture the …

How to Use Virtual Copies in Lightroom

Imagine that you have just processed a color image and that you are happy with the result. But you’d also like to experiment with it a little. …

Video: How to Use Lightroom to Make Colors ‘Pop’ In Your Autumn Photographs

Autumn is well underway here in the United States, so what better way to honor the colorful season than to share with you a post-production …

How to Easily Improve Your Skies in Adobe Lightroom

These two techniques are very useful for making quick and easy adjustments to dull looking skies. As with all digital images, you will degrade the …

Video Tutorial How to Manage Your Lightroom Catalog While Travelling

Last week I shared one of Serge’s videos on some of the new features of Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC). Serge is a French photographer in Paris and …

Tutorials

Tutorial: Short, Sweet Workflow for Editing Street Photography in Lightroom 5

When it comes to street photography, much of the aesthetic appeal is the limited editing that usually takes place (or doesn’t take place, I guess), …

Understanding Flash Sync Speeds with Karl Taylor

60 minutes of free exclusive tutorials using light modifiers by Joe McNally ( PART II )

In this second part, Joe McNally uses the new Joe McNally Skylite Rapid with Mask. This is number 4 of 6 new films produced by Lastolite and Joe …

313: No One Wants To Be In A Cover Band Forever

http://5by5.tv/otp/314Tue, 01 May 2018 19:30:00 GMTBill Wadman & Jeffery SaddorisThis week, we discuss the potential value of critiques in a social …

How to Make a 'Round Trip' in Lightroom (LR to Photoshop, Back to LR)

Adobe’s Lightroom is an incredibly powerful tool incorporating perhaps 80-90% of all the tools that we photographers generally need. There are …

How to Find Your Best Images With Lightroom 5’s Compare View

For decades photographers have faced the question of how to determine which of their images are the best. I’ve been through it all, from squinting at …

Impressive Examples of How to Use Reflections in Photography to Add Depth

A reflection is an excellent way to instantly create an interesting composition in your photograph. It could involve an expanse of water, a mirror, …

Photography

AgileBits Discounts 1Password 4 For iOS As Dropbox Syncing Stops In Previous Versions

AgileBits has announced today that 1Password 4 will be on sale for just $7.99 for a limited time. That’s 55% off its regular price tag, and the app’s cheapest price tag to date. But what’s the reason for the sale? Well, on September 1, Dropbox syncing will stop in 1Password 3 for iOS, and AgileBits …

Apps

Primelapse Brings Together Quality Time-Lapses from Around the World

Over the years, we’ve featured some truly stunning examples of time-lapse photography, but we certainly don’t consider ourselves a curator of the …

How to use the Radial Filter Tool in Lightroom 5

In this article I’ll share some tips for selective editing with the Radial Filter tool in Lightroom. The Radial Filter allows you to draw an ellipse …

Tutorials

Construction Time-Lapse Shows the Step-by-Step Removal of a Dam

The 38-foot-high Gold Ray Dam had spanned Oregon’s Rogue River for 106 years by the time Jackson County decided enough was enough. A defunct …

Why a 50mm Lens is your new Best Friend

You may have heard the term “Nifty Fifty“ before. If you haven’t, it is usually a reference to the Canon 50mm f1.8 lens. But for the purpose of this …

5 Tips for Getting Sharper Images

An important element of photography is getting sharp, crisp images. You may be struggling with focus, especially if you are fairly new to DSLR …

Landscape Photography

Video: The Top 15 Features of Photoshop Every Photographer Should Know

Photographer Jeff Cable has come a long way from his first few gigs shooting Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in San Francisco. Mostly sports-related, his résumé …

Texture Photography Essentials and Tips

A photographic image is successful when it successfully grabs the attention of the viewers. Images can do this in a variety of ways. Eye-catching …

Landscape Photography

How to Create Professional Time-Lapse Videos From Start to Finish

A high-quality time-lapse is a beautiful thing. From the aurora borealis over Norway to the thriving metropolis that is San Diego, we’ve featured …

Magic Lantern Team Discovers 2K RAW Video Capability on the 5D Mark II and III

In what may very well be the most exciting Magic Lantern development ever, the team has discovered a RAW DNG output in live view on the 5D Mark II …