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Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2.0 4.5X Super Macro Lens for FF DSLRs released

Chinese manufacturer ZY Optics announced the general availability of the Zhongyi Mitakon 20mm f/2.0 4.5X Super Macro Lens. The new Mitakon 20mm will …

Cameras

A Private Lesson with Street Photographer John Free

Los Angeles-based photographer John Free is one of the great street photographers of our generation and one who regularly shares helpful advice …

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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Apple Watch teardown reveals unique hardware and replaceable parts

The Apple Watch may not be fine jewelry, but Bill Detwiler cracks it open and shows you why he thinks it's a fine piece of tech.<p>The Apple Watch may be beautiful on the outside, but how about on the inside? In this Cracking Open installment, we go inside the watch's case for a look at the hardware …

Ram Yalamanchili

The Foldio2 Foldable Pop-Up Light Box for Product Photos is Bigger, Brighter, and Better than Ever

Remember Foldio? Introduced a little over a year ago today, it’s an ultra-portable, foldable light box that gave smartphone photographers the ability …

Why a Photographer Needs a Blog And How to Create a Successful One (4 Practical Tips)

Blogging isn't anything new. It has been a big part of social media for quite some time, even though it is not really the same as social media. While …

Marketing

The Motions of Kayaking, Canoeing and Swimming Captured in Light Painting

Using light painting to capture the smooth motions of athletes, especially water-based athletes, is not new. You might remember these light painting …

OS X Yosemite How-to: Enable Dark Mode

New in OS X Yosemite is Dark Mode. Dark Mode allows for further customization of the appearance of the Mac. When enabling Dark Mode, it turns the translucent dock and menu bar from light grey and switches it to black. In this how-to I will discuss how to enable Dark Mode, the limitations of Dark …

Oddball USB stick offers infinite iPhone storage

Slo-mo videos have become my favorite new thing to shoot with the iPhone 6 Plus now that Apple added the ability to spit out gorgeous vids at 240 FPS, but my slo-mo addiction comes at a heavy cost: storage space.<p>The best smartphone camera in the world doesn’t mean jack if your 16GB iPhone can’t …

iOS

Create a Soccer-Themed Text Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a soccer-themed text effect, using basic Layer Styles, brushes, and a couple of textures. Let's get …

Graphics

Use Photoshop To Automate And Blog-Ready Your Images

We do our Adobe products over here at SLR Lounge. Actually, who in their right mind wouldn’t? Photoshop and Lightroom are the usual culprits when it …

Tutorials

7 Daily Exercises that Will Help Make You a Better Photographer

The saying ‘practice makes perfect’ is as valid for photography as any other activity, so we’ve put together a collection of exercises that will help …

DIY: How To Build Your Own Ring Light

<i>Meet</i> <b>Jay Russell</b> <i>a.k.a.</i> The Photo Fiend<i>, a self-taught creative portrait photographer based in Calgary. Want to improve your portraits with a full,</i> …

DIY

How to Use Flash to Capture Razor Sharp Water Splash Photos

Splashing water moves fast. To capture sharp photographs of it, you’ll need to have good lighting with a quick refresh time. But, when picking out …

Why You Should Follow ‘Myspace Tom’ on Instagram

Almost all of us know him. In fact, he was probably our first friend at some point. His name? Tom Anderson — more affectionately referred to as …

7 Street Photography Tips and Exercises to Try This Season

If you live near me, the birds are starting to chirp, it no longer hurts your face to walk out the door, and everyone sheds their all black winter …

Photography

How to Do a Nondestructive Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

When you use the Dodge and Burn tools found in the flyout menu of Photoshop, you may be risking your entire image. These tools are destructive, …

Social Media for Photography: 4 Reasons to Start Using Flickr Again

When it comes to growing your business, social media can be really helpful to get potential customers. This article is a part of a larger series, …

11 Accessories for Long Exposure Photography

Every so often I get an email from a blog reader asking “if there is one accessory that you would recommend for long exposure photography, what would …

Long Exposure Photography

‘Still Life’, A Short Film About Creativity And Everyday Moments

<b>‘Still Life’</b> is a short film by filmmakers Charles Frank and Jake Oleson that seeks to “find connection between creativity and everyday</b> …

How To Shoot Light Trails

<b>Tristan O’Tierney</b> <i>is a self-taught San Francisco-based photographer who has mastered the technique of crafting with light. Also an iOS engineer, he is</i> …

Tutorials

LENSCRATCH

©Tami Bahat, Reader<p>Los Angeles photographer, <b>Tami Bahat’s</b>, stunning series, <i>Dramatis Personae,</i> creates a temporal paradox, where she straddles the …

Apple TV adds new apps for Lifetime, The History Channel, and A&E

Apple added three new channels today to expand its Apple TV offerings. Courtesy of A&E Networks, cable subscribers can now download apps for Lifetime, A&E, and The History Channel. The only catch is that the providers supported in today's rollout are limited to DirecTV, Verizon FiOS, and …

Mailbox goes 2.0 on iOS, gains Auto-swipe and cross-device Dropbox sync

Dropbox has released version 2.0 of Mailbox for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Mailbox is the popular email application that allows users to easily sort email for later access. In line with announcements from Dropbox’s recent press conference, the update adds a feature called Auto-swipe. This …

Everything to know about iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 (Roundup + New Details)

While Apple only officially announced its 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) last week, we have been reporting all of the known information about what Apple plans to unveil at the event over the course of the past few months. Now that WWDC is official, we have compiled a roundup of …