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Tips for Using ISO Settings in Photography

When you as a photographer—amateur or professional, analog or digital–practice your craft or hobby, you will at one time or another become acquainted …

5 Tricks to Improve Adobe Lightroom CC Performance

No matter how much you enjoy the editing stage of photography, you probably want to work through it as efficiently as possible. For Lightroom users, …

Tutorials

My Free and Open Source Photography Workflow

After several years of trial and error, I finally have a complete RAW photography workflow in Linux that I am happy with.<p>The applications in this …

Snapchat Releases Strange New ‘Lenses’ Filters And I Tell You About My Day

Snapchat has amassed hundreds of thousands of users since it launched in 2011, and it has largely stuck to its formula of simple, self-destructive …

Keywording in Lightroom CC Demystified

Keywording and captioning is the bane of the photographer’s life. We probably spend as much time thinking about and adding metadata as we do carrying …

What Photographers Need to Know Before Buying a Tripod Head

Chances are that when you first got into photography, you considered getting a tripod. There is also a reasonable chance that you assumed that the …

Landscape Photography

6 Power User Tips for Lightroom Presets

For a long time, I have dismissed the concept of using other people's presets in any image editing software. Originally, presets where intended to …

Thinking About Using A Wide Angle Lens? Here's 5 Reasons You Should!

Wide angle lenses are used by a variety of landscape photographers seeking that perfect wide angle shot. That's the typical scenario, but the reality …

A Primer on Reading and Using Histograms

Image histograms are useful tools that can be used to help properly gauge the exposure and contrast within a scene during shooting or to balance the …

Tutorials

8 Easy Ways to Become a Better Photographer

The mindful photographer should be concerned not only with acquiring skills but, more importantly, mastering those skills. Skill mastery is better …

Sony A7 II vs Canon 5D Mark III « NEW CAMERA

Take a look at the comparison between recently announce Sony A7 II Mirrorless camera and waiting to be updated Canon 5D Mark III DSLR.<p>Sensor<p>The …

Shooting Raw on a Smartphone with the LG G4

I was recently given the new LG G4 smartphone to try out by my friends at ThreeUK. Theres a lot I could write about the software, shape etcetera, but …

10 Essential Pieces of Gear you Need for Landscape Photography

If you are interested in going out and getting some high quality landscape photographs, here’s a comprehensive list of items you will either want to …

DIY FroYo: 7 Must-Try Frozen Yogurt Recipes for Summer

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>Frozen yogurt is one of summer’s greatest pleasures – smooth, creamy, and arguably a little less of a guilty pleasure than ice …

Backyard Macro Photography Safari

Tips for improving your Macro photography by taking a backyard macro photography safari. We tell you what equipment to take and give you a few tips …

Photography

Nikon Made a Doggy Camera Mount That’s Triggered by Heart Rate

Photographers often take pictures of things that touch them emotionally. Nikon wanted to help dogs do the same.<p>As part of a new “Heartography” …

Heart Rates

Go Big: 39 Cocktails That Scale

Here are 43 ideas for cocktails with just a few ingredients so you can scale them as big and boozy as you want.<p><b>Have you ever wanted to be the host or hostess with the most(est)</b>? Or perhaps the very best guest? Those honors usually come with one thing: booze, and lots of it. Instead of going with a …

North Carolina

TAAB is a Universal Lens Tab That Puts Manual Focus Control At Your Fingertip

Some lenses have tabs on their focus rings that allow photographers to precisely control focus with a push or pull of their finger. For those that …

How to Create an On-Demand Photo Book in Adobe Lightroom

Creating your own photo book has never been more convenient thanks to the rise of on-demand book printers. Now anyone can create, share, and even …

Top 15 Features of Your DSLR Camera That You Should Know

There’s a lot to learn when you first get a DSLR. The first things you need to know is how to get out of auto mode and start using your camera’s …

The best way to learn photography? The Arcanum demystified

In this post, I will demystify the Arcanum for you. We will look behind the romantic cover of the "never-ending circle of love" as Trey Ratcliff …

Pixel Density vs Noise: Do Higher Megapixels make Noisier Pictures?

Cameras

How to Use Your Camera's Self-Timer Instead of a Remote Shutter Release

Buying a remote shutter release can be expensive or sometimes we just forget to have it with us. This quick is a nifty alternative using your …

New Nikon 1 V3 Flagship Mirrorless Camera - Smaller, Faster & Now With Wi-Fi • Camera News and Reviews

Nikon’s third-generation Series 1 camera is here. The new Nikon 1 V3 flagship mirrorless camera is slimmed-down, lightened-up, and built for speed. …

Instagram Adds Three New Filters and Launches Emoji Hashtags

Instagram’s lineup of filters is getting more and more crowded. After announcing five new ones last December, the company is back again with another …

Mobile Photography

Why Cheesecakes Crack (& How to Stop It)

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52—with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: How to make a cheesecake that won't crack under pressure.</i><p>An uber-decadent cheesecake can make your reputation as a baker and host(ess). Cheesecakes are almost too easy to …

A New Great Way to Cook a Whole Chicken

<i>By guest blogger Paul Kita, food & nutrition editor at</i> Men's Health<p>You'll need a skillet, some mayonnaise, and a brick...<p>Fast food tries to fool us about chicken. Ask a poultry farmer to point out the nugget on a Cornish Cross and watch what happens. Request that a butcher pack you up a bag of …

ISO, Aperture & Shutter Speed | A Cheat Sheet For Beginners

One of the first things you must learn as a new photographer is the relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Known as the “exposure …

10 Incredible Photography Tips & Tutorials from Pro Photographers

We always love to hear some tips an advice from Professional Photographers. In this article, we have collected 10 incredible photography tutorials …