Kevin Lai

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Zone Focusing: How to Use Those Markings On Your Lens You Might Have Never Used Before

You’ll seen all those markings on lenses, but do you know what all of them are there for? Some of you might, but for those who don’t or are looking …

A Timelapse of Paris That Will Blow Your Mind

Once in a very great while, we photographers come across a work that is truly magnificent, one that both inspires and leaves us a little bit amazed. …

How to create HDR images using only Photoshop layer masks

Slide back and forth to compare<p>Creating an HDR image is typically involved with a quite time-consuming workflow that consists of merging, …

Video Tutorial: How to Create Clean, Flawless Photoshop Actions

Photoshop actions can be a critical resource in any photographer’s workflow. Turning otherwise monotonous tasks into an autonomous utility, actions …

Photographer Discovers an Old Leica and 20K Slides in Late Grandfather’s Belongings

Photographer John Oliver of Film Foto Forever didn’t know his grandfather-in-law, Jackson McIntosh Holliday, was a photographer until it was too …

Huawei limited time deal will get you 40% off accessories

Do you know what we like more that getting cool accessories for our Huawei Mate 2 smartphone? Getting them for 40% off, of course.<p>US customers looking for official Huawei gear between August 8th to 18th can choose from a selection of accessories for 40% off, thanks to a little summer time …

Stop Hiding: Show YOU and You Won’t be ‘Just Another Photographer with Pretty Images’

In the world of photography, we typically hide behind our cameras and our images. Many of us are shy and would prefer to stay behind the camera, not …

5 Data-Driven Ways To Get Your Facebook Post Seen

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>If you’ve been struggling with Facebook lately for your brand page, don’t think you’re alone.<p>Between changes to the layout of brand pages, News Feed algorithm adjustments, and countless other tweaks and changes, marketers are constantly on their toes …

5 Easy Tips for Visual Branding on Social Media

Over the past few years, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have introduced a series of design changes that have increased the ability to personalize the look of of account pages.<p>To help your brand from getting lost in the clutter, it’s important to stand out visually as …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Beautiful Desk Accessories Inspired By Rock Formations

To create the Babylon line of desk gadgets, Samuel Wilkinson looked for inspiration outside the industrial design industry. “We often look at nature to try and find interesting features and textures that we could interpret for a new object,” says Wilkinson, who has incorporated nature into his …

Design

A First Look at Darktable, an Open Source Alternative to Lightroom

When it comes to image management programs, the undisputed kings are of course Lightroom and Aperture. Both of these programs have been around for …

Fantastic iPhone Photos of People Floating in Mid-Air

Simone Bramante is a Bologna, Italy-based creative who helps companies come up with everything from their corporate identity to their social media strategy. He's also a jack-of-all-trades, working as a commercial photographer, illustrator, and graphic designer. In his spare time, he puts down his …

Media Strategy

Essentials: The Beginning Street Photographer

<i>Essentials is a series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could surely be</i> …

7 Cool Night Photography Tutorials For 7 Different Situations

Heading indoors after the sun sets deprives you of some wonderful photographic opportunities. From shooting the starry sky and the milky way to …

The Basics of Photography: I for ISO

As we continue our series on the basics of photography, we run into the letter “I”. What better term to define in the photo world than one of the …

The Secret to Crafting Stunningly Sharp Images and Preserving It Across Media

You probably know that getting your uploads to look sharp on screen, in print and on social media goes beyond resizing. Now, resizing is incredibly …

Social Media

The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had a day job programming location devices for taxis, …

13 Recipes Starring Your Cast Iron Skillet

In the pantheon of kitchen greats, brightly colored KitchenAid mixers and stately Le Creusets -- the kind of gifts you might receive for a wedding (or get married so that someone gives them to you) -- might first come to mind. Or your attention may dart to the gleaming knife that fits perfectly in …

Chrome apps may soon run without any trace of the web browser

Chrome web apps may behave like native software at times, but they still require some form of the Chrome browser to run -- even if it's just a basic process. They may not need that component for much longer, though. <i>The Next Web</i> has discovered a batch of experimental code for an "App Shell" that …

What to Do with Leftover Wine

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: So you popped the cork on too many bottles this holiday season (who didn't?) -- here's what to do with all that wine when it's no longer good enough to</i> …

So you Want to Shoot Landscapes? [Top 12 dPS Landscape articles from 2013]

Landscape photography is always a popular topic here on dPS. Who doesn’t love a great mountain scenic image, or a shot of the rolling waves on the …