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Learn to Use Photoshop’s Pen Tool in Just 5 Minutes

The pen tool is one of Photoshop’s incredibly effective tools. But it can also be difficult to understand and master, at least from the outset, and …

Tutorials

Why Does Gravity Wave, And Why Does It Matter?

LIGO announced today that they have detected gravitational waves from a black hole merger. If verified it will be the ultimate confirmation of Einstein’s theory of general relativity. But what are gravitational waves, and why is their detection such a big deal?<p>Water is perhaps the most common …

Physics

5 Underused Lightroom Tools That You Should Use More Often

Adobe’s Lightroom has become one of the best editing and image management options for enthusiast and professional photographers alike. In its most …

Incredible Photos of Water Drops with Reflected Images

The astonishing collection of images called <i>Water Drops</i> by British photographer Dave Wood is so simple in concept but beautiful in result. Wood very …

5 Effective Ways to Achieve Smooth Skin in Your Portraits Using Photoshop

Every portrait photographer strives to achieve the best-looking skin in his or her portrait images. As much as it seems so, this is not an easy task …

Tutorials

How to Build Your Fashion Portfolio on a Budget

Building a quality portfolio can be an expensive endeavor, especially if you don't budget and carefully consider your costs. Putting together …

New Orleans

How to Read a Histogram

The histogram is a readout of information that tells you things that you won’t necessarily see in the image that you shoot. If you know anything …

Ballon d’Or: Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid's genius that defies explanation

Sky Sports documentary on the genesis of footballing phenomenon gives insight but fails to hit the target<p>“I think I’ve found you a genius,” the <b>Manchester United</b> scout Bob Bishop famously telegrammed to Sir Matt Busby on seeing George Best. Never mind finding a genius, how do you make one? Last …

Soccer

Make a DIY Extension Tube to Turn Your Regular Lens Into a Macro Lens

Looking for a simple weekend project that lets you experiment with photography? Makify created this 4-minute step-by-step tutorial on how you can …

Mobile Photography

What NOT to Say to a Photographer

Graphic designer Luca Masini of Zerouno Design created a series of graphics that feature questions or phrases that commonly annoy photographers.<p>“We …

Comparing the Optics of the $40 Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 and the $125 Canon 50mm f/1.8 II

I recently did a simple review that compared Yongnuo’s new $40 clone of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II. Today I will dive a little deeper into how the two …

7 Photography Cliches That Are Still Fricken Awesome!

What follows is a collection of photographs consisting of concepts and subjects you’ve no doubt seen thousands of times over, concepts and subjects …

Learn Digital Photography The Smart Way

Do you own a DSLR but still take average, boring photos?<p>“Now You Can Master Any DSLR Camera And<br>Take Gorgeous, Attention-Grabbing Photos By<br>Following …

Camera Settings for Concert Photography

Choosing the right camera settings for concert photography can be a daunting task, even for experienced music photographers. Here’s a breakdown of …

Three Methods of Making Stunning Photographs in Bright Sunlight

Location Lighting Masterclass – The Art Of Shooting Into The Sun Shooting directly into the sun may not be the first thing that pops into your mind …

Digital Photography

Photographers, Enter to Win a Complete Website Makeover From Our Friends at Squarespace

Would you say your website design stands up to the work you are making? If you’re a good photographer with a, <i>ahem</i>, bad website, we’re offering you …

Powerful Portraits of Incredible People Who are Facing Death with Acceptance & Peace

<i>Right Before I Die</i> is a tearjerker. It’s a heartbreaking photo series by Andrew George that strikes at the very core of most people’s deepest fear, …

Tutorial: How to Quickly and Easily Colorize B&W Images in Photoshop Using Curves

This colorization tutorial by IceFlowStudios is actually a couple of years old now, but we only just now stumbled across it and we just had to share. …

10 Tips for Photographing the Natural World

From the tiniest mushroom to the gigantic mountains, nature encompasses everything. Trees, rivers, mountains, leaves, flowers, fruits, soil – …

Landscape Photography

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> …

15 Impressive Panoramic Images, And Tutorials on How to Create Them Yourself

If your wide angle or ultra wide angle lens just isn’t up to your lofty standards anymore and you wish to capture an <i>even wider</i> field of view, then …

50 Stunning Reflection Photography examples and Tips for beginners

Reflection Photography: Scenaries are the first things that come to your mind when you think of reflection. Nature is probably one of the best …

Nature

15 Ways You Can Improve Your Photography This Year

As the New Year begins and now that you’ve probably got brand new gear after the holidays, take a look at these quick tips on improving your …

Polarizing and Neutral Density Filters: Essentials for Landscape Photography

Shooting landscape photography? Polarizing and Neutral Density Filters are a must to have in your arsenal. Here's why.

Crop circles demystified: how the patterns are created

The most intricate crop circles, which have baffled experts and fuelled rumours of alien visitors, have relied upon careful planning and execution.<p>Numbers of the destructive crop designs have fallen dramatically this year, with just 15 being counted in July compared to 50 the previous year.<p>In the …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 shortlist - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the shortlist for the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Photographers captured spectacular sights from across our solar system, the galaxy and beyond – from stunning auroras in the Earth's atmosphere to frenzied storms on the sun and …

Mysterious Dancing Lights In Afghanistan

This isn't a painting. It's not from a movie. It's not a strange astronomical event. This is real — what you can see when certain helicopters in Afghanistan touch down on sandy ground, raising dust, causing mysterious arcs of light to loop and dance through the air.<p>This doesn't always happen. "The …

Here's What Wi-Fi Might Look Like If We Could See It

Like a rainbow exploding, basically<p>Wi-Fi is a series of invisible waves, streaming along through our houses and offices and planes. What would those waves look like if we could see them? Like these crazy exploding-rainbow images!<p>Well, okay, we don't have any way of actually seeing Wi-Fi, so there's …

RANKED: These Are The Best Smartwatches You Can Buy Right Now

Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft are all expected to release their own smartwatches.<p>Just last month, Foxconn showed off an iPhone-compatible smartwatch that can measure the wearer's vital signs like heart beat and respiration.<p>Thanks to David Schmidt of comparison shopping platform FindTheBest, …

Smartwatches