Kevin Wood

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The Exposure Triangle: Making Sense of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

How important is exposure in photography? What are the components of exposure? What is the “Exposure Triangle”? These are the questions I will …

Strobes vs. Natural Light Portraits in a Studio Setting

Sometimes when I'm shooting in a studio setting I find myself using strobes even when the shot doesn't lend itself to being lit with artificial …

30 common photography problems solved

<b>James Abbott identifies some of the most common photographic problems - and then shows you how to solve them</b><p>Exposure<p>1. How to spot and avoid …

Unreal Photographic Landscapes

The architect, Laurent Rosset, based in Danemark, is passionate about digital art. In his series <i>The sky is flat</i>, he uses mainly his photograph with …

How to Read a Histogram Correctly

If you’ve ever looked at the data behind a digital image, chances are you’ve come across a histogram. Histograms—graphical representations of the …

Tutorials

10 Essential Post-Processing Techniques That Every Landscape Photographer Needs to Know

Landscape Photography

How to Fix Blown Out Skies in Photoshop

Getting back details from blown out highlights is something that we photographers battle with sometimes. The technique is often an exercise of trial …

9 Delicious Crock-Pot Chicken Recipes

Need fresh ideas for chicken? Toss your favorite bird into the slow cooker, set it, and forget it until dinnertime.<p>Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka …

The Best Lightroom Presets for Landscape Photos

Quality presets can be invaluable resources for Lightroom users. They can help you to save time, which is extremely important when you are working …

Best Things To Do In Scotland

Best Things To Do In ScotlandThings To Do In Scotland – With over 20 million visitors per year, Scotland is a popular destination with visitors from …

Edinburgh

Mexican zoo shocked after beloved gorilla Bantu dies

Mexico City's zoo was in shock on Thursday after its beloved male gorilla died as veterinarians prepared to transport him to another city to mate with two females.<p>Bantu, who was 24, died of cardiorespiratory arrest late on Wednesday after he was sedated and efforts to reanimate him failed, the …

Your Favorite New Travel-Friendly Beauty Dish

<b>Sponsored by</b> <b>Westcott</b><p>Joel Grimes has spent more than 30 years honing his craft as a portrait and beauty photographer for top advertising clients. One …

16 Dinners to Make in 30 Minutes

Weeknight meals can be tricky. You want to put something interesting and healthy on the table, but when time is short, takeout or a frozen meal is …

Cooking

An Electronic Camouflage Cloak Inspired By Color-Changing Octopus Skin

Eat your heart out, Harry Potter<p>An octopus evading a predator has one of the coolest evolutionary adaptations up its (eight) sleeves; in a matter of milliseconds, its skin can change color and opacity to blend in with the surroundings, rendering the creature nearly invisible.<p>This camouflage trick …

The Tower of London Pours 888,246 Poppies From A Window To Honor WWI Dead

August 5 will mark exactly 100 years since the first day of Britain’s entry into the war. On that day, an installation will open at the Tower of …

London

33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

Image: Imgur<p>People who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to …

Joe McNally Shares Some Incredibly Useful Lighting & Basic Photography Tips

Joe McNally knows a good bit more about lighting than many photographers out there, and in this short video he shares a great deal of information …

Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Part I

The Sony World Photography Awards have announced the winners of their Open, Youth, and National Award competitions today. The winners were selected from over 70,000 entries submitted by photo enthusiasts and amateurs from across the world. Overall winners and the judging of the final categories are …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

How to Take a Self Portrait

Although you might think that a photographer would love taking a self portrait, it’s actually one of the most difficult pictures to take. With self …

How To Shoot Amazing Photographs Indoors With Nothing But Window Light

For some photos, nothing beats the natural beauty of ambient light. When used correctly natural light can create soft portraits that bring out great …