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5 Good Reasons You Should Get the Latest Lightroom Upgrade

If you’re a photo-fanatic, there is a lot to keep up with. New camera models are being announced way too often, firmware updates, fancy new lenses …

Top 5 Tips for Flattering Portrait Photography

Looking for tips to take better photos? Well, you’ll find some of the most valuable ones here. These only cover the basics, but we recommend that you …

How to Properly Clean Your Lenses, Filters, Mirror and Sensor

If you're like me, the thought of touching, let alone fully cleaning your precious glass or even worse, your sensor, strikes fear into your heart. …

Free Workshop: Getting Started with Perfectly Clear for Photoshop and Lightroom

Join us for a free webinar to learn more about the Perfectly Clear Plugin for Photoshop and Lightroom. This amazing tool offers one-click corrections …

Change the way you use the Internet with these 10 incredible tips and tricks

Every once in a while, we’ll share some of the most interesting life hacks we find around the Internet — simple ways you can improve your life …

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Canon PowerShot G3 X review

When it comes to popular mega-zooms, Canon recently upped their game with the 25x PowerShot G3 X ($1,000). Rather than looking like an ersatz DSLR …

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How to Sharpen a Really Noisy Image

Noise and sharpening, don't go together well. If you sharpen a noisy image, the noise is sharpened too, making it even noisier. And if you apply …

α7S II E-mount Camera with Full-Frame Sensor

ILCE-7SM2<p>α7S II E-mount Camera with Full-Frame Sensor<p>RRP<p><b>£2,400.00</b><p>(incl. VAT)<p>Supreme light sensitivity<p>Sensitivity to ISO 409600 and wide dynamic range …

Here are this fall's most important TV premiere dates

That includes top comedies like "The Big Bang Theory" and "Modern Family." And there are addictive dramas like "Empire," "The Affair," and "How to Get Away With Murder." Also, what about the return of comic book series "Gotham," "The Flash," and "Arrow"?<p>Let's not forget fall's new offerings like …

The Real Threat from China’s Stock Market Crash

Conventional wisdom at the moment says that China’s coming unglued and the country’s stock markets pose a grave danger to global investors.<p>It’s communist, it’s a Ponzi scheme, it’s ruled by insiders, it’s leveraged up to its eyeballs, ghost cities … all the usual tired arguments are being rolled …

Jimmy Fallon Spoofs Donald Trump in Hilarious Tonight Show Skit: Watch!

This is huge! Two unexpected guests stopped by <i>The Tonight Show</i> on Monday, Aug. 3, joining scheduled celebs <b>Meryl Streep</b> and <b>Jerrod Carmichael</b>.<p>After his …

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11 Pro Tips for Composing your Photos – with Ian Plant

Photographic composition - we all know the rules, right? And we all know that the first thing you learn is the Rule of Thirds. Well, here's a talk by …

Oak Street Beach Confrontation Goes Viral

A racially charged confrontation caught on camera at a busy Chicago beach has generated outrage on social media.<p>The now-viral altercation arose at …

How to avoid fake iOS crash scam that wants to steal your cash

An iOS scam designed to cheat people out of money is being reported by users in both the United States and the U.K.<p>A number of iPhone and iPad users have received pop-up notifications on their devices informing them that iOS has crashed, that their personal data is being stolen by a third party, …

Why Cell Phones Won't Ever Replace Professional Cameras

I have an iPhone 6 Plus. It’s amazing. It has a backside illuminated sensor, an f/2.2 lens, and optical image stabilization. Yes, I have optical …

How to Make Your Daylight Photos Stand Out with Adobe Lightroom (Part 1 of 2)

← How to Make Your Daylight Photos Stand Out with Adobe Lightroom (Part 2 of 2)<p>6 Tips to Make Amazing Long Exposure Photographs at Night (Part 2 of …

Powerful Image Editing App 'Pixelmator' Expands to the iPhone

Back in October, popular Mac image editing app <i>Pixelmator</i> was brought to iOS in the form of an iPad app, and as of today, that iOS app is being expanded to the iPhone. <i>Pixelmator</i> for iOS is now a universal app, giving iPhone users a way to edit their images with <i>Pixelmator</i>'s powerful image editing …

7 Things I Learned From Shooting One Portrait a Day for a Whole Year

Essentially conceived as a New Year’s resolution, I gave myself the challenge of producing one portrait every single day during 2013. I’ve had a …

Photography

How to relight an image in Lightroom

Sometimes when you post-process an image, you may notice that some more interesting lighting would have really improved the scene and made the photo …

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens officially introduced (and available for pre-order)

Canon’s new EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens is official. The new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8mm STM standard prime lens is scheduled to be available by the end of May …

Apple Launches Photos for OS X in Yosemite’s 10.10.3 Update

After months of teasing and beta testing, Apple has just officially launched Photos for OS X to the general public. This is the single app that …

Fstoppers Reviews the Groundbreaking Sony Alpha a7II Full-Frame Camera

One year after the announcement of the original Sony Alpha a7, the new Sony a7II takes calculated steps towards improving function and ergonomics in …

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Velvet 56 Is The Portraits Lens You Always Wanted

Lensbaby is stepping up their game and their latest announcement from just a few minutes ago moves the company from the “toy lenses” market into the …

Top 10 Mac keyboard shortcuts everyone should know

Mastering a few crucial Mac keyboard shortcuts will make using your Apple computer easier and much more efficient. Cutting your reliance on your mouse will help you work more quickly, and you’ll undoubtedly impress your family, friends and co-workers to no end. You might even end up becoming the …

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The Difference Between Photoshop and Lightroom Explained

While Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom share similarities, they each serve a unique purpose and are different in some major ways. Find out how they …

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Tony Northrup Compares the Canon 50mm f1.8 to the Yongnuo 50mm f1.8

Screenshot taken from the video.<p>Photographer Tony Northrup decided to do a head to head test of the latest competitor to Canon’s nifty 50 lens: the …

Saying goodbye to iPhoto

Apple has made it official on their website, the new Photos app will be here this spring. It will replace iPhoto, which I have used since 2002.<p>For me, iPhoto is a trip down memory lane. My library has more than 25,000 family photos. I’ve seen my four kids grow up with it.<p>From what I have seen, it’s …

5 DSLR Camera Features All New Photographers Will Want to Master

The incredible assortment of buttons on your camera can be intimidating. We’re not talking about just pro level DSLRs, either; even entry level …