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This is the Most Popular Kitchen Gadget on Amazon

These days, there is an endless assortment of kitchen gadgets to buy on Amazon, from a must-have Microplane to the popular Instant Pot. But with …

How To Restore Old Photos With Photoshop

You've probably stumbled upon a photo collection from your grandparents, tucked away somewhere, left for ages. Since those photos will probably be …

How I Drastically Improved My Photography with Just Two Little Decisions

The question I get asked the most is: “Wow, nice pic! Which camera are you using?” Does that sound familiar? In the past, every time I heard this …

How to Recalibrate Your Camera’s Focus

You just bought a new DSLR and you just can’t wait to start shooting great images. But wait, there’s a problem. Your camera somehow can’t seem to …

Cameras

Going Deep: 7 Features Hidden Inside Your Camera's Menu System That You Should Know

For a photographer brought up on steam powered film cameras, modern day DSLRs seem like science fiction to me. Fifteen years ago, camera functions …

Goodbye Canon, Hello Olympus OMD E-M5 – Switch to Mirror-less for Travel Photography

The heat beats down on me through the blue heavenly skies above me as I climb. I climb up the mountain slowly with many steps to go to reach 400 …

I STILL SHOOT FILM

It’s time to brush up on your color! Over the years color film has had its ups and downs, with discontinued favorites and new emulsions making it …

How To Use Color Contrast To Make An Image More Interesting

Did you know that you can use color contrast to make your photos more interesting and attention-grabbing? You can achieve it only if you understand …

Sigma dp2 Quattro: First Look

The very first advance shipment of the Sigma dp2 Quattro camera has just arrived, and as I write, our team is preparing a number of these compact, …

Peak Perfectly Balances Form and Function with New Slide and Clutch Accessories

When it comes to well-designed camera accessories, one company that is continuously at the top of their game is Peak Design. You probably know them …

How To Properly Shoot Landscape Night Photographs

Shooting landscapes during the night can make for a stunning photo. Our eyes can see the night sky in great sensitivity – we can look at the stars …

Interactive Web App Makes Sure You Never Forget a Photoshop or Lightroom Shortcut

When it comes to getting the most out your post-processing applications, you really want to know your shortcuts. The problem is, there’s so many …

Helpful Tutorial Breaks Down The Basics of Understanding Flash Sync Speeds

When you’re first starting to experiment with using strobes, it’s easy to get confused by all the talk of flash durations, flash sync speeds, and the …

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Easily Replace The Sky in Your Photos Using The Gradient Tool

In my previous article, I talked about how powerful luminosity masks are in blending multiple exposures. However, using the same exposures as last …

Tutorials

Tips on Using Circular Polarizing Filters

One of the major challenges in landscape photography is managing reflected light, especially when working around water. The single best way to subdue …

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> …

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> …

71 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014: ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ And More

Upcoming<p>We waded through more than 600 films to bring you the best of 2014. From Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson movies to blockbuster sequels, …

A Concise Guide to Lightroom Develop Presets

Getting Started with Nightscapes

Winter is the perfect time to practice nighttime photography. I took advantage of the long nights during my Christmas holiday to make some …

How to choose the right tripod for your kind of photography

Wondering <b>how to choose right tripod</b> from vast collection available in the market. Given many choices about choosing a tripod, the major factors for …

Everything You Need to Know About White Balance

The color of light can vary enormously, and this can have a big impact on the way your photographs look. From photographing in sunlight to shooting …

The Best and Worst Cameras & Lenses of the Year 2013

Happy New Year, everyone! As 2013 comes to a close, we want to take a look back on some of the greatest photography product accomplishments, and some …

What Every Photographer Should Know About Manual Mode

Aperture<p>The aperture or sometimes called the “f stop” is what allows you to have those blurry backgrounds people often ask me about. The lower the …

10 Tips for Taking More Interesting Photos

The end of one year and the beginning of another is always a time for reflection, and for many people a time to make New Year’s resolutions about …

Landscape Photography

Tips for photographing star trails at night