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Chernobyl Shot With Infrared Photography Looks More Haunting Than Ever (Interview)

Infrared filters are known for creating a weird, eerie mood in pictures, no matter what you’re capturing. That is why taking a filter like that to an …

Chernobyl

Street Photos of Coincidences on NYC Sidewalks

Street photographer Jonathan Higbee is a master of spotting fleeting moments on the sidewalks of New York City in which things come together in …

Kansas City

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Recipes

Here’s a Clever Trick for Adding Life to Eyes in Photoshop

Photographer and retouching expert Matt Kloskowski made this 14-minute video that introduces on technique for adding life back into a portrait …

Photoshop Tutorials

Hilariously Bad Family Photos Go Viral

This photo shoot just won the Internet… for how bad the Photoshop job was. Pam Dave Zaring got back her family photos from the professional …

How to control your background with a 70 - 200 telephoto lens

Patrick Hall from Fstoppers.com talks about his favorite lens, the 70 to 200. Many people might consider this a sports lens, but Patrick wants to …

Invisible Softbox Long Exposure Photography Trick

If you want to start shooting product photography but don’t yet have the right gear, all is not lost. This trick allows you to get a softbox effect …

This Prehistoric "Masterpiece" Could Rewrite The History of Ancient Greek Art

It was hidden under millennia of dirt.<p>It didn't look like much at first. A small piece of stone, just 3.6 centimetres (1.4 inches) in length, …

Prehistory

Here’s How to Correct Shiny Skin in Photoshop for More Pleasing Portraits (VIDEO)

If there's one sure way to ruin an otherwise pleasing portrait, it’s to capture an image of a model with oily, shiny skin. In the video below, you’ll …

Tutorials

Simple Portrait Trick: Turn White Walls Black for Dramatic Photos Without Post Processing (VIDEO)

Most of us occasionally shoot portraits at home, and in the absence of a real studio rely upon a white wall as the backdrop for our shots. For those …

The Rule of Thirds Explained

Do you have a desire to capture better images? Have you learned the fundamental settings and are ready to take the next step? If so, it’s time to …

Landscape Photography

Polarizing, ND, and more: How different photo filters affect your photography

Since the 1800s, photo filters have been used to apply different effects to photographs. Nowadays, many of these filters are no longer relevant, due …

Landscape Photography

I Got Tired of People Giving My Camera Credit, So I Bought a $200 DSLR Kit

When I first began posting my photos online, I started getting comments like “Wow, you must have a great camera!,” or “Anybody can take photos like …

Photo Basics: Here Are the Best Camera Settings for Capturing Just About Any Scene Imaginable (VIDEO)

Today’s modern DSLRs and mirrorless cameras are truly wonders of technology, offering all the creative control necessary for handling just about any …

Videography

7 ways to achieve massive bokeh in your photos

To achieve massive and creamy bokeh, one of the first things we learn is to use a wide aperture. But there are several other ways that might just as …

Sweden

The life-saving browser shortcut everyone should know

I can't believe I'd never heard of Ctrl-Shift-T.<p>If I had a dollar for every time I'd accidentally closed a browser tab -- or worse, an entire windowful of 'em -- I'd be rich.<p>But there's a simple keyboard shortcut that can instantly correct this error: <b>Ctrl-Shift-T</b>.<p>Or <b>Apple-Shift-T</b>, if you're using a …

The Sunny F/16 Rule - Digital Photo Magazine

What’s the correct exposure on a normal sunny day? There’s a formula to answer that, don’t you know? The correct answer is a shutter speed of 1/ISO …

How to Use Your Camera’s Histogram to Get Perfect Exposures Every Time (VIDEO)

How often do you use your camera’s histogram while out shooting? If the answer is “never,” you’re ignoring a powerful tool that can help you get …

In the hunt for new antibiotics, scientists hit pay dirt

Scientists have discovered a new kind of antibiotic — buried in dirt. Tests in animals show that it is effective against drug-resistant bacteria, and it could lead to desperately needed treatments for deadly antibiotic-resistant infections.<p>Almost our entire arsenal of antibiotics was discovered in …

Microbiology

Scientists 3D printed ovaries that produced healthy baby mice

Scientists at Northwestern University developed a method to 3D print a gelatin scaffold that houses immature eggs — functioning like an ovary. Mice …

Newly discovered micro-gene may protect against epilepsy

Epilepsy affects tens of millions of people worldwide, but the causes of epileptic seizures remain largely unknown. New research may have found a …

Neuroscience

Photoshop Color Matching Technique

In this tutorial Russell Brown will demonstrate a classic technique to match colors in Adobe Photoshop. He discovered this technique in the beginning …

Everything You Need to Know About Using ND Filters for Dramatic Long Exposure Photographs (VIDEO)

Many of the most dramatic outdoor images are made by experienced photographers using neutral density (ND) filters in conjunction with long exposures. …

Design

How to Edit Landscape Skies in Lightroom

Have you ever wondered how to bring out the detail in your overexposed sky without ruining the whole image? A problem you may run into taking …

Tutorials

How to build a brand new Alexa skill

Who knew it would be an online retailer that would introduce one of the most exciting coding opportunities to come along in a while? With Amazon’s Alexa — the voice recognition software that powers Amazon.com’s physical devices Echo, Dot, and Tap — Bezos and Co. have given third parties the tools …

Smart Homes

Learn How to Make Great Portraits On the Cheap with Three Simple Setups from Nathan Elson (VIDEO)

Making great portraits doesn’t have to require a lot of expensive gear as you can see in the quick tutorial below from Canadian commercial …

This Animation is a Simple Lesson on Aperture in Photography

If you’re just starting out in photography (or know someone who is), here’s a simple 5-minute animation that provides a crash course on the subject …

Photography

Long Exposure Photography Tips You Don't Want to Miss

One look at a long exposure landscape photo like the one above, and I'm sure you're salivating at the thought of creating something so beautiful.I …

Landscape Photography

Photoshop Tip: How to Make Eyes ‘Pop’ in 30 Seconds

There’s a simple way to make your subject’s eyes pop in a portrait, and it doesn’t involve touching vibrance, saturation, luminosity, or any other …