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Cockatoos crack complex locks to get the nut

Confirming what many companion parrot owners already know, ten cockatoos demonstrated their strategic and spatial reasoning abilities for scientists …

Big Pic: The Solar System Has A Tail

We thought there was something back there, but we hadn't seen it till now.<p>NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has caught a glimpse of something we've long suspected was there, but could never actually observe: Our tail.<p>Yep, our solar system definitely has one, and it seems to take the …

The Words That Remade America

The significance of the Gettysburg Address<p><i>In a rare image of President Lincoln at Gettysburg, he is shown hatless at the center of a crowd on the orators’ platform. (Library of Congress)</i><p>In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee pushed northward into Pennsylvania. The Union army met him at …

Discover the Wonder of Time-Lapse Photography

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Time-lapse Photography

Camera Settings for HDR Photography

High dynamic range (HDR) images are taking the photography world by storm as more and more photographers are discovering the stunning images the …

Photography

How to do "Hadouken" Photography

AMD kind-of-sort-of announces that more ARM chips are on their way

"Ultimately, we're going to have x86 and ARM in our product portfolio."<p>We don't talk much about chips for so-called "embedded devices" on …

This Incredible Collection of Photography Links Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Nothing seems to make the Toad happier than being able to hop around the internet looking for great links to share with everyone. This week's list of …

The Best Lenses for Sony Alpha Mount DSLRs Under $300

Sony a58<p>Though they’re not as much of a household name as Canon or Nikon, Sony has become a formidable force in the world of digital photography. …

How to Create Stunning Portraits of Your Dog

Photographing your dog can be a terrific way to not only get amazing photos of a beloved family member, it’s also good practice and will sharpen your …

Pets

‘Can I Take Your Picture?’: How to Talk to Strangers Without Upsetting Your Mother

Photographing strangers can be a daunting proposition. It was one of the focuses of the workshops I held in NYC this past summer. What if they get …

How to Take Quality Product Shots for an Online Store

There are many niches in photography, but one we don’t talk about often is taking product photos. Even though these types of shots don’t fall under …

Stunning 4K Time-Lapse Captures Scenes from All Over the US

The term “alchemy” typically evokes images of the transformation of base metals to gold, but for their short film by the same name, Eviosa Studios …

Pixel Rain: Why More is Not Always Better With Megapixels

In an article on TechHive about the new HTC One, HTC’s director of special projects Symon Whitehorn uses an analogy that we’ve never heard before. In …

Wikileaks launches searchable archive of government records

The searchable database includes a new collection of diplomatic records from the 1970s and more recent State Department memos.<p>You can now search among 2 million confidential, or formerly confidential, government documents courtesy of Wikileaks.<p>The whistle-blowing group has set up a new "public …

Surveillance

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Top 10 Photography eBooks

1<p>Trick Photography eBook and Video Course<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative</i> …

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Learning to See, Part X

The limitations in your photography are in yourself. –Ernst Haas Diagonal lines, as we learned in our entry, are the subliminal connectors that keep …

Learning

One Man’s Fight to Get a Photo Published, and How it Changed Photojournalism

A recent article in the New York Times tells the story of one Addison Beecher Colvin Whipple — better known as Cal — to whom photojournalists in …

Sony Provides a Sneak Peek of 4K Camera Prototype That Will Compete With Canon's Cinema EOS Line

Sony’s powerhouse units<p>At this year’s NAB show, Sony offered a small peek at what its engineers are developing. While the 4K DSLR-like camera to the …