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Android versus iOS software updates revisited: Two years later and not much has changed

Two years ago, I drew up a little comparison between the duration of software support for iOS and Nexus devices, and the differences were stark. …

iPhone 5

A Photo Tour Of Lonely Planet’s ‘Top Ten Cities To Visit in 2018’

Lonely Planet is the largest travel publisher in the world, giving them enormous influence on people planning trips. Thankfully, they exercise great responsibility. Every year, they gather input from renowned experts and print their <i>Best in Travel</i> book, which highlights those parts of the world the …

European Travel

10 Stunning Private Islands You Can Rent From $307 a Night, Ranked By Price

Check these out if you're in search of a beautiful, secluded getaway.<p>If you’ve always fancied taking over a secluded private island for a night, …

Bite Size Tips: Long Exposure Landscape Photography

Have you looked at some of those amazing long exposure landscapes and thought that they are something very difficult to create? Long exposure …

Landscape Photography

The Best and Worst Times to Travel the World, Mapped

When we're planning a trip abroad, we tend to look at a lot of factors. There's the local area's weather, safety, customs, accommodation options, and …

10 Tips On Using Extreme Wide Angle Lenses for Landscape Photography

As a landscape photographer, I love extreme wide angle lenses. I use my 16-35mm for 90% of my photos and I mostly use it at 16mm. When I give …

4 Mobile Photography Tips: improve your pictures on the go (video)

We’ve got awesome cameras on our phones nowadays. For most users, the smartphones they carry in their pockets are better than point-and-shoot cameras …

Bokeh & Light Flares: A Still Life Tutorial

There are three reasons to try a still life like this. First, motion in the frame is always eye-catching, especially motion of liquid. Second, …

Particles

Tips for better Low Light Photography

We know that light is an essential ingredient to making good photographs. But when there is not very much light to work with, it can be a challenge. …

75 Mobile Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

Xenoraid<p>You may think you've played shoot em' up games like <i>Xenoraid</i> before, piloting a spacecraft through oncoming waves of enemies. But Xenoraid …

Comic Books

The Complete Guide to Long Exposure Photography is On Special for the Next Week

We just wanted to give you a heads up that The Complete Guide to Long Exposure Photography by Kent Default is on special for Light Stalking readers …

How to Shoot Stunning Blue Hour Cityscapes

Many of us, even those just starting out in photography have heard of the golden hour. Technically it's golden hours because you have one around …

Here’s a Checklist for Learning How to Retouch Photos Like a Pro

If you are a photographer or fledgling retoucher opening Photoshop for the first time, it is a daunting experience, to say the least. There is a …

A Basic Guide to Different Camera Types

With apologies to some of our more advanced Light Stalkers, today we are going to give some practical advice to those just starting out in this …

These Photographs of Blue Eyed Models by Jovana Rikalo Will Stop You in Your Tracks

Capturing images of humans is like capturing their souls and this is not something every photographer manages to get right. Portrait photography …

Photography

5 Quick Tips to Instantly Up Your Photo Game

After sharing his 8 camera hacks in 90 seconds, Toronto-based photographer Peter McKinnon is back again with another helpful video for beginners. In …

Elements of Photography Every Aspiring Photographer Needs to Know

December 22, 2016<p>Studied Photography at IED in Milan, Italy. Passionate about art, frequent visitor of exhibitions, Widewalls photography specialist …

Landscape Photography

How To Unlock Every ‘Super Mario Run’ Character

<i>Super Mario Run</i> — Nintendo’s first mobile Mario Bros. game — just released on Thursday for iPhones, iPads, and iPods running iOS 8.0 or later. It won’t have a version for Android until 2017, not that I’m bitter about that or anything (I type, while contemplating chucking my $35 phone into a …

Retrogaming

How to Set Your White Balance for the Most Common Types of Streetlights

Streetlights are the driving force behind nighttime street scenes and how they make us feel. The way streetlights spread their light, the shadows …

Your iPhone has a hidden signal strength meter

Forget about measuring your cell signal strength using just dots or bars - this simple hack allows you to see the actual signal strength your iPhone …

A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide to Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

This guide to photographic exposure aims to help you take full control of your camera. I often tell my students that I want them to move away from …

The Ultimate Guide For Mastering Light In Your Photography

In photography, if you do everything ‘by the book’ and lack some experience, you’d think that selective focus is what makes the eye focus on the …

18 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

Some of these places are difficult to access, while others remain local secrets.<p>We've put together a list of 18 European destinations that you can enjoy without hordes of travelers, from one of France's most majestic villages to a breathtaking hiking trail in Sweden.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch wrote an</i> …

Photograph More Like a Pro, Not Like a Tourist

A few years ago, I decided that I would like to get into photography. So, I did some research and bought a fairly expensive DSLR camera. I also read …

3 Different Lens Correction Photoshop Techniques

In many photos, but particularly when you’re using very wide angle lenses, you will get barrel distortion, vignetting, and chromatic aberration among …

Tick This Checkbox to Make Photoshop Save PSD Files 20x Faster

If you often work with very large layered files in Photoshop, you may have found that saving those files can take a while. Here’s some good news: if …

Opera Singer Rocks Out to AC/DC's 'Highway to Hell' on Spain's Got Talent

Opera singer Cristina Ramos shocked the judges on <i>Spain’s Got Talent</i> when her melodious classical aria segued into a belting performance of “Highway …

The World's Best Small Hotels

Could this possibly be the most romantic, idyllic spot on any safari-goer’s travels? Not that it in any way even remotely resembles a typical safari …

13 Photography Channels on YouTube You Should Follow

If you’re looking for videos to watch to quench your thirst for photography, YouTube has a great selection. If you’ve never really poked around …

Smart Contrast Action: My Preferred Way To Increase Contrast in Photoshop

Nothing could be simpler than increasing contrast of your image in Photoshop, right? But as is my usual, I prefer control over convenience and take …