Erik W. Irawan

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The Reasons You Might Want to Buy a Rangefinder Cameras

Photography has always gone through phases and fashions, both in the style of the imagery and of course the technology we use. At the moment the DSLR …

NYSE’s courtship of Twitter began nearly three years ago

In American football terms, today was like the Super Bowl of financial markets. Which is fitting, because the man in charge of Twitter’s IPO, Goldman Sachs’s co-head of global technology, media and telecommunications investment banking, Anthony Noto, used to work for the US National Football League.<p>…

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Remembering Corinne Day

Nineties Nostalgia<p>Corinne Day, the British fashion photographer who launched Kate Moss's career, is remembered through a new exhibit and book of her …

5 Extreme Life-Forms That Live on the Edge

<b>We humans think we’re pretty hot stuff—but that depends on what you’re measuring. When it comes to enduring harsh conditions, for example, there are creatures in this world that make us look like a bunch of cupcakes.</b><p>Meet the extremophiles, so-called because they can withstand environments so …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

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How to Create Realistic Looking HDR Photographs

By Sean Ogle. HDR photography has gotten a bit of a bad reputation, simply because so many people don’t know how or when to use it. It kind of …

Photography

Tips for Approaching & Photographing Strangers

Street photography can be nerve-racking for some people. The idea of talking to strangers and/or capturing photos of them can be daunting. There are …

Tips for Using Contrast in Photography

Good photography depends far more on skill than it does gear. Good cameras don’t guarantee great photographs, and several professional photographers …

Adventure Photography Tips: The Pros’ #1 Secret – Shoot Into the Sun (2 of 3)

<i>See Tim Kemple’s previous photography tips >></i><p>Beginner and amateur photographers ask me often for photography tips. As image creators, we are always learning, but there is one piece of advice I always come back to. The biggest mistake I see amateur photographers make is photographing with the sun …

11 Tips for Photographing High School Senior Portraits

A Guest Contribution by Meghan Newsom. When it comes to planning for sessions, seniors are some of my favorite people to work with. Don’t get me …

Photography

How to Become a Nat Geo Photographer

<b>Reader Question:</b> How do I become a photographer for National Geographic?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Photography is really no different than any other pursuit in life if you plan to make a living at it. Unfortunately, there are very few full time salaried photography jobs. All the photographers who take pictures for</i> …

Free Photography eBook: Exposure Blending – The Complete Guide From Camera to Process

Landscape photographer and author Christopher O’Donnell recently released a free eBook on his exposure blending technique. Inside you’ll find that …

The 10 Cheapest Cities In The World

When I was in Nicaragua in 2011, I had a friend who was renting a room with her boyfriend in Managua.<p>They each paid $25 per month for rent. The bus ride to their job cost 10 American cents.<p>Point being: There are places in the world where your dollar can go a very long way.<p>This is important. If …

How to Create a Blizzard in a Photography Studio

On location shooting can be tough. The weather can be harsh and unpredictable, the lighting changes, there are environmental dangers, and you have to …

Enter + Win: Traveler Photo Contest

The 25th annual <b>National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest</b> just got underway, and we’re off to a great start so far. The magazine will be awarding seriously spectacular prizes this year, so don’t miss your chance to win. <b>Enter today!</b><p><b>The prizes:</b> The grand-prize winner will earn two spots on a <b>10-day</b> …

5 Ways to Find a New Topic for a Photography Project and Beat "Photographer's Block"

It’s a well-documented ‘fact’ that writers encounter writer’s block. Photographers also run into that creative wall and it can be very discouraging …

What Are “Stops” in Digital Camera Settings?

Probably one of the most misunderstood terms in beginner photography is <b>“stop.”</b> Imagine hearing, “I need three stops of brightness. Stop up the ISO …

Video: The Top 15 Features of Photoshop Every Photographer Should Know

Photographer Jeff Cable has come a long way from his first few gigs shooting Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in San Francisco. Mostly sports-related, his résumé …

Professionals: You’re Not a Photographer, You Promote & Sell Photography

Can you imagine hiring the services of a lawyer who had never read a book about law? Yet millions of people start a photography business without …

A guide to the eateries of Turkey

<i>A guide to the various types of eating places you'll find in Turkey.</i><p>One of the joys of eating out in Turkey is that there’s no need to order your whole meal at once. It’s perfectly acceptable to order one or two small dishes, see how you go, and order more later if you’re still hungry or tempted. …

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How To Shoot Landscapes Under a Full Moon

This article is about taking photos at night under a full moon or near a full moon. At night, the moon will act as a light source in exactly the same …

Landscape Photography

How to Pack for Weekend Trips

Packing for a weekend away isn't an exact science, but here are some tips to help pack for success.<p>Packing for a weekend away isn’t an exact science. I’m not going to tell you “bring two dresses and a pair of jeans.” So much depends on where you’re going, the weather, and your personal style. But I …

How to turn on data compression in Chrome 28 Beta

Help save that valuable mobile data with just a few taps in Chrome Beta<p>One of the lesser talked-about features rolled out at Google I/O last week was …

10 Of The World's Most Beautiful Gardens (PHOTOS)

Few spaces are more calming and zen-inducing than a beautiful garden. It's hard <i>not</i> to feel at peace when you're surrounded by flowers, fountains and the sounds of nature, and research has shown that walking through green spaces can put the mind into a state of meditation. A University of Michigan …

34 Best (And 3 WTF) New Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (5/7/13 - 5/21/13)

Article Contents<p>Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were …

5 Tips To Make Your Photos More Compelling

Do you want your photographs to be more eye catching, but don't know where to begin? For starters, you can try a few of these simple composition tips …

Why Did Penguins Stop Flying? The Answer Is Evolutionary

Penguins' swimming prowess cost them their ability to fly, a new study says.<p><b>Penguins lost the ability to fly eons ago, and scientists may have finally figured out why. A new study suggests that getting off the ground eventually just took too much effort for birds that were becoming expert …

5 Tips for Better Sunset Photography

Let’s wrap up our discussion of sunset photography with some tips that don’t warrant their own articles but are still valuable additions to your …

Two Weeks With The BlackBerry Z10, From An Android Perspective

It's very easy to look at BlackBerry and see a technological Neandertal - the company that <i>almost</i> had it ("it" being smartphones), but then refused to …

10 Ways to Change Lives Through Photography (And Where You Can Start Today)

Every photographer has his or her own reason — or reasons — for why they engage in this particular art form. For some, it may be a hobby that …