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Back-Button Autofocus

Back-button autofocus—a large number of photographers love it, others have no idea what it is. Most photographers use the shutter to focus. …

Cameras

Mastering Filters Series - 10-Stop Solid Neutral Density Filter

Over the course of our mastering filters series, we’ve explored a number of filter options. We already examined neutral density filters on a general …

Landscape Photography

Best camera settings for photographing traffic trails

Traffic trails are a favourite subject of night photography enthusiasts the world over, but ask anyone who’s done it once and she’ll tell you it’s …

Microsoft Launches PowerApps, Makes Building Business Apps Easier

Microsoft today launched PowerApps, a new Office-like service that makes it easy for virtually any employee in a company to build basic mobile and web-based business apps — and for IT departments to enable them to do so. The new service is now officially available in preview.<p>As Microsoft’s …

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …

The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use

Getty Images is betting its business on embeddable photos<p>If you go to the Getty Images website, you'll see millions of images, all watermarked. There are more than a hundred years of photography here, from FDR on the campaign trail to last Sunday's Oscars, all stamped with the same transparent …

Sochi 2014: 10 best motion blur shots at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

Using a slow shutter-speed to suggest motion is a common technique, but it’s a good one. Here are 10 shots from the Games which have made the most of motion blur

The Ultimate Guide to Learning how to use Your first DSLR

In this guide we share tips on how to use a DSLR. It's perfect for beginner photographers with their first camera. You'll be taking great photos in …

Photography

Premium prime? Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G in-depth review

The Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G was one of the more unexpected lens releases of 2013. It's a fast normal prime for full frame shooters, but its …

Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling across five continents, the English photographer manages to embrace the various cultures he has …

Papua New Guinea

Smoke Photography Photoshop Tutorial

Although you may have learned to capture smoke photography, it often doesn’t really come to life until you make a few finishing touches in …

Want Office on your iPad or Android tablet? Try Microsoft’s new Remote Desktop app for iOS

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Until Microsoft(s msft) releases a touch-optimized version of Office for iPad(s aapl), the next best solution might be the …

Dressing a Model with Light Using Long Exposure Photography Techniques

Model Jasmin Brunner never had the chance to touch or try on her dress for the Belvedere Vodka photo shoot. In fact, her dress was never tangible; …

How to Photograph Light Trails

Photographing light trails is somewhat of a rite of passage for low light photographers – usually by setting up a nice landscape composition that …

Tutorial: Editing Smoke Photographs In Adobe Photoshop

Rename the background layer by double clicking on it. I changed mine to smoke tutorial, but feel free to name yours whatever you like.<p>Now we're going …

5 Amazing Apps That Every Photographer Should Have

Once upon a time photography was in large part about remembering complicated rules and equations and a fair amount of luck. The more you knew of the …

How to Create Refractograph Abstract Photography

Ever look through a kaleidoscope as a kid? You would hold the tube up to your eye, twist the end, and see an array of wild colors and patterns move …

Photography