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The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon's Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country.<p>Alexa is the Amazon voice assistant. Launched in 2014, it provides a way to ask questions, play music, get news bulletins or …

Smart Homes

How to Force Quit Multiple Mac Apps Simultaneously

You probably know the various different methods for how to force quit apps on the Mac by now, but a lesser known capability is that Mac OS allows you …

Operating Systems

18 useful Lightroom shortcuts for beginners

Adventure and lifestyle photographer Lucy Martin put together this useful little video that goes over her favorite Lightroom shortcuts. There are 18 …

A Cinematographer's Best Friend: How to Use a Light Meter

Light meters are one of the most helpful and powerful tools that DPs have at their disposal, but how exactly do you use them?<p>As a cinematographer, …

10 San Diego Trails to Get You Outside in 2018

Urban, beachy, and mountainous, we've rounded up the best trails in San Diego for you<p>By Sarah Pfledderer<p>Published: 2017.12.29 11:27 AM<p>To a degree, …

60 Second How-to: Sync Image Settings in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

<b>Adobe Lightroom</b> is a suite of tools in one handy package. This includes a photo organizer and editor, as well as tools to adjust and correct your …

This SD card reader can transfer any file to iPad and iPhone

If you’re traveling to see family this Christmas, then you may like the Kingston MobileLite G3, which is — amongst other things — a wireless SD card reader that lets you load and save any files you like. Unlike Apple’s own SD card reader, which only works with video and photos, the MobileLite can …

Review: USB-C to Lightning Cable + 29W Power Adapter is what should have shipped with the 12.9″ iPad Pro

The 12.9″ iPad Pro is a great productivity device, but unfortunately it ships with an inadequate 12W power adapter. This is the same charger commonly used with the smaller 9.7″ iPad line, and it’s much inadequate for a device as large and as power hungry as the 12.9″ iPad Pro.<p>I find that when using …

IPad Pro

Mastering Collections in Lightroom Classic: Part 1

Posted By Rob Sylvan on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in Featured, Library, Lightroom Classic | 0 comments<p>In my recent posts about the Folders panel a …

Making 150-Megapixel Photographs on a 10-Year-Old Camera

They say the best camera is the one that is with you, but what if that particular camera is lacking in megapixels? Here's how to take advantage of …

BenQ's SW271 monitor has a great spec without the price tag

When Technicolor put their name on a colour setup for Canon DSLRs — the Cinestyle preset — such was the respect due to such a venerable company name …

Cinematography

Don't Buy the iMac Pro, Build This Instead

I've been a full-time wedding photographer for the past eight years and an Apple fan since I was in fourth grade. But today, that has all changed. …

Apple II

10 macro photography tips for beginners

1. The Lens<p>There are several good lens options out there for macro photography. You could use extension tubes combined with a normal lens, which …

Cameras

Top Tips for Getting Professional Prints of Your Photos

I remember the days of shooting on film and having to physically deliver them to the photo lab for developing.It seems like such a long time ago, …

Tutorials

10 Things You Must Do Around the House This Fall

Get your home in shape before the real cold weather comes.<p>Autumn is a great time for football, hot apple cider and preparing your home for the cold weather so you save money and aggravation. While the weather is still relatively warm and the ground is not yet covered with snow, take advantage of …

My Top Recommended Equipment for Night Photography

Being a Norwegian it’s hard not to be somewhat fascinated with night photography. Our winters are long and dark and when the skies are clear that …

Landscape Photography

10 Lightroom editing skills every photographer should know

Adobe Lightroom has grown to become one of the most popular image management and raw image processing programs on the planet. And as part of the …

Shipwrecks With Strange and Sordid Pasts

<i>Wrecks are an interesting visual on the ocean floor, but what really captivates scuba divers are their histories and how they wound up underneath the</i> …

How Secret Underwater Wiretapping Helped End the Cold War

It's the summer of 1972 and the U.S. is in the middle of pulling off the most daring, covert, and dangerous operation of the Cold War. Only a few months before, the signing of SALT I (Strategic Arms Limitations Treaty) limited the number of nuclear missiles of the world's two largest superpowers. …

Military

Here Are Some of the Best Ways to Sharpen Your Images in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Everyone want nice crisp images, right? But there’s a difference between “crisp” and “crispy” as you’ll learn in the video below. Photoshop offers a …

Tutorials

2 Great Ways to Move Images Between Photoshop & Lightroom for Quick & Easy Editing (VIDEO)

Nathaniel Dodson at Tutvid is one of our go-to sources for quick and easy editing tutorials, and in the instructional video below he discusses two …

Tutorials

Long Exposure Noise Reduction (I’m Eating Crow)

If you look at your interchangeable-lens camera’s menu, you’ll probably find a setting for Long Exposure Noise Reduction. In fact, many cameras have …

Landscape Photography

Mastering Low-Light Flash Fill - Digital Photo Magazine

Low-light flash photography can be frustrating, especially when you’re new to it. Balancing ambience nicely with flash seems like the mark of a …

Shutter Speed

Drone maker DJI reportedly acquires majority stake in camera company Hasselblad

Amid the chaos of CES 2017, an interesting tidbit of information has come to light regarding Chinese drone manufacturer DJI and Swedish medium-format …

The Power User’s Guide to Safari

Apple’s Safari web browser tends to get a bum rap because it’s a pretty boring and comes with every Mac, but over the years Apple has quietly made it …

Operating Systems

How to Combine Flash and Ambient Light for Better Outdoor Portraits

Moving from using only natural light to flash photography is a big step for an outdoor photographer, but before you ditch ambient light entirely, …

Use a color chart to ensure your photos are exactly as you want them

Color management isn’t exactly the most exciting part of a photography workflow, but with the right tools, it can at least be painless. In the above …

Finding the Right Print Resolution

<b>There seems to be some confusion in the</b> industry about how to prepare and optimize image resolution for fine-art printing from modern high-end inkjet …

Here Are Some of the Best Pictures Taken by Drones This Year

If you’ve been paying any attention to tech news this year, you might’ve noticed that drones have been on the rise, and to close off the year, …