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Inside DARPA’s Top-Secret Program to Protect the President

After Kennedy was assassinated, a Pentagon agency was given a top-secret assignment to protect the president. What they looked at was a lesson in the …

This Picture Shows How Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO Affect Your Photos

Here’s a helpful little infographic that has been floating around the Web. It’s a simple look at how the “exposure triangle” — aperture, shutter …

Shutter Speed

One Man Calculated The Ultimate NYC Walking Tour

Exploring all of New York City is hard, whether you live there or you're just visiting for a short time. Though subways make journeying a little bit faster, the best way to see the city and all it has to offer is to walk it. Lucky for us, one guy has calculated an optimized walking tour of NYC that …

Walking Tours

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

Landscape Photography

5 Epic Day Trips to Take in Europe

<i>Pug Girl / Flickr</i><p>Planning a trip to Europe is much more of an undertaking than say, planning a beach vacation. First of all, you'll need to get a passport if you don't already have one. Once you do, you'll have to make peace with the high price of international flights and hotels. Meanwhile, you'll …

European Travel

8 Most Commonly Forgotten Steps In Your Photography Workflow

In the era of ADHD and burdensome multitasking, making mistakes and forgetting certain aspects of the creative workflow is common. But it's not …

Tutorials

The Best Budget Camera Lenses for Your DSLR and Mirrorless Camera

If you’re shopping for a new lens of some sort, you’ve come to just the right place. As per the results of my recent reader polls, here is a list of …

Portrait Photo Basics: 25 Failproof Portrait Poses for Women

Shoulders back and down, neck out and forward, fingers in the pocket. Higher shoulder pushed back slightly to even out the look of the posture. …

6 Ways to Get Perfect Backgrounds for Your Photos

There are numerous factors that go into making eye-catching portraits: the subject’s facial expression, the lighting, the framing and composition, …

Tutorials

9 mistakes made by pros that you should avoid

Mistakes are a natural part of every life. Their presence transcends things like experience, talent and high skill levels. To put it differently, …

Photographer Coats a Ferrari in an Explosion of Color with UV Paint and a Wind Tunnel

It’s safe to say photographer Fabian Oefner — whose many projects have never failed impress us — has a thing for paint and physics.<p>Usually this means …

6 festive photo ideas to try this Christmas

For many of us, winter can seem like a pretty miserable time for photography.<p>Sure, there's the potential for some stunning landscapes with the sun …

Lightroom Workflow: Data Setup & Import Essentials

In this series of tutorials I guide you through how to create a rock-solid workflow for working with your pictures in Adobe Lightroom. This series …

Tutorials

Simple GIF Shows How Stopping Down the Aperture Affects Depth of Field

Here’s a simple little GIF that can come in handy the next time you’re asked to explain how aperture and depth of field work. Created by Reddit user …

Catch Up On All Your Editing! Tips For Faster Post-Processing

Wedding season is winding down, at least the shooting part is. Now that the months of shooting are over, you’re left looking at all the images you’ve …

Tutorials

The 10 Lightroom Tools That Are A Landscape Photographer's Dream

As we know, Lightroom has become a very powerful tool not only for image management but also for post production. Amongst the tools available are …

5 Key Steps to Build Credibility as a Photographer

You want the truth but can you handle the truth? The cold harsh reality is the stereotypical photographer sucks at marketing themselves, its okay …

Getting Sharper Images - an Understanding of Focus Modes

The longer you shoot, the larger the repertoire of subjects and assignments you photograph becomes. You start off photographing flowers in the …

Olivier Duong | Wedding, Street, Documentary Photography

Documentaries

Tutorial: A Quick Way to Add a Subtle Punch to Your Photos’ Color In Lightroom

Photographer Trevor Dayley has put together a very handy little tutorial to give your photographs that extra ‘pop’ of color in Adobe Lightroom or …

How to Sharpen Photos using Adobe Lightroom

We all want tack-sharp images. Our cameras and lenses can only do so much for us, and once a photograph is <i>out</i> of the camera, the process of …

The Pros and Cons of Using Vintage Lenses Today

It's a fact that many of today's photographers have used a vintage lens at some point in time. Not only is it a cheap alternative to a modern lens, …

Psychedelic Photos Reveal What Your Favorite Cocktail Looks Like Under a Microscope

With the help of polarized light microscope, research scientist Michael Davidson and entrepreneur Lester Hutt transform cocktails into fine art. …

Beauty and Symmetry Collide in Stunning Photographs of Mosque Architecture

Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji is a 23-year-old physics student at Mazandaran University, and yet, you’ve probably seen his photography floating around …

Boudoir Posing Guide eBook | Photography eBooks

1<p>The Complete Guide to Boudoir Posing<p>Your time during a boudoir shoot is quite often very limited. The following posing guidelines are designed to be …

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 …

Best Olympus lenses in 2016

A cracking combination of retro chic styling and bang up-to-date technology, the Olympus OM-D range of cameras has become a storming success all …

10 Tips for Cleaning Your Camera Lens

A well maintained, clean lens is vital to any photographer. Here are 10 simple top tips for cleaning your digital camera lens.<p>“Camera Cleaning” …