Steven Reitz

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How to Get Great Photo Effects With Camera Shutter Speed

Shutter speed is one of the three pillars of the exposure triangle along with aperture and ISO. It is also one of the fundamental ways that we can …

Eight best backpack trips to plan for summer outings in Oregon, southern Washington

Someone asked me about bear problems on these backpacking trips. There are no grizzly bears in any of these areas, and I didn't see any black bears. …

Hiking

Why grown-ups open Roth IRAs

When Sean McCarthy turned 18, he did two things: He bought a lottery ticket, and he opened a Roth IRA.<p>"The lotto ticket was the last of my poor decisions -- the financial kind anyway -- and the Roth IRA was my first financial decision to prepare for the future as an adult," says McCarthy, a …

Retirement

DIY: Making a Simple but Elegant Leather Hand Strap for a DSLR

I recently went to great lengths to solve a simple problem. I have a Manfrotto monopod that requires a little screw to attach my camera to the …

10 best Android apps for artists

Being an artist is both fun and difficult. It’s fun because you get to create the things you’re passionate about. It can be difficult because you’re either struggling or rich. However, we live in the 21st century and technology can make life easier. In some cases, you can even create art on your …

Apps

How I turned my Xbox's Kinect into a wondrous motion-capture device

When Microsoft started selling a basic Xbox One package without a Kinect V2 for $100 less, the result was unequivocal: Sales took off. Most gamers can take or leave the ubiquitous depth camera, because it just <i>isn't as useful</i> for gaming as, say, the Wii controller. It <i>is</i> indispensable for certain …

Best mobile games of February 2015 (pictures)

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Mobile Gaming

4 In-Camera Tools That Can Help You Create Beautiful Landscape Images

From sunrises, sunsets, desert ranges, majestic mountains to fields of flowers, creating beautiful landscape images can be easy at times, and …

23 Free Photography E-Books

You've seen them appear in some of our earlier posts on freebies. But today we decided to put all the eBooks together (and many more!) in a single, …

Best friends

A Closer Look at Nikon’s New Phase Fresnel (PF) Lens Technology

Weighing just 1.66 pounds, Nikon’s newly announced 300mm f/4 is the world’s lightest 300mm full frame prime autofocus lens. It’s also the first Nikon …

Photographer Uses Long Exposure Photography to Capture A Day's Sunset and Sunrise in One Image

Japanese photographer Ken Kitano is a conceptual photographer whose expertise is in long exposure images. He combines these shots, creating new …