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Night Shot Lighting Techniques For Car Photography

Our friend Moe Zainal, expert car photographer, is a big fan of shooting during the day with natural light rather than using a strobe. Sometimes he …

Photography

20 Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2017 (But Shouldn't Have)

If nothing else, 2017 has been a truly great year for science fiction and fantasy films. While many have been major motion pictures that no one could …

Stories of haunted travel that are scarier than overbooked flights

We've all heard stories about haunted hotels. They send chills down your spine and sometimes make you double-check online reviews out of paranoia. …

Are You Guys Seeing What I'm Seeing?

You guys see it, too, right?<p><i>This post was translated from Portuguese.</i>

The Remains of Spain in the Philippines

Filipinos refer to their country’s Spanish colonial experience as “300 years in a convent,” and with good reason: The Catholic faith is arguably Spain’s most enduring legacy in the Philippines. Yet religion is by no means the only inheritance that this Southeast Asian nation got from its former …

Can YOU Figure Out These Tricky Vintage Optical Illusions?

he Internet can't get enough of brain teasers right now, but they've actual been around for hundreds of years.<p>We have six examples, and I'm willing …

Whoa: Put a Camera Under a Running Faucet for a ‘Water Tunnel’ Effect

Here’s an interesting effect you can capture in-camera without any digital trickery: place a waterproof camera directly under a running faucet. The …

Strange Conversations from Working in a Camera Store

I’ve worked in a camera store now for about a year and a half, and I’ve been a photographer for about 7 years. I enjoy working in the camera shop, as …

The Best and Worst Ways to Carry Your Camera Gear: Straps, Slings, and More

There are almost as many ways to carry your camera gear as there are photographers, but what are the best and worst options? In this video, …

How to Securely Dispose of an SSD

Solid State Drives (SSD) work a little differently than hard drive and no amount of drilling holes, degaussing, or zeroing out will actually properly …

Earth - The wreck of the Titanic is being eaten and may soon vanish

When it set sail on its maiden voyage in 1912, no one could have predicted what the opulent RMS Titanic would look like now – a rusting hulk at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. But at least something remains of the ship, more than a century after its ill-fated transatlantic journey.<p>However, …

This Video Shows You How to Hold a Camera to Avoid Camera Shake

A shaky camera means blurry photos, and while some cameras and lenses come with built-in stabilization, it doesn’t hurt to make sure you’re holding …

Mobile Photography

Number of Americans renouncing citizenship reaches record high

A record number of Americans abandoned their US citizenship last year, according to official figures.<p>Statistics published by the US Federal Register showed that 5,411 people gave up their nationality, an increase of 26 per cent on 2015.<p>For many the main motivation is tax.<p>Americans are liable for US …

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20 Free Brush Fonts with Elegant Details

Looking for some elegant, free brush fonts? Here’s what you’ve been looking for, a hand-picked collection of brush fonts with beautiful …

Typography

3 Mistakes that Beginner Photographers Always Make & How to Fix Them (VIDEO)

We like the photo how-to videos from the folks at Mango Street Lab because they're short, sweet, and eminently helpful. The below video tutorial …

Photography

Try This 8-Week Plank Challenge To Get Stronger From Head To Toe

Planks challenge your arms, legs, chest, shoulders, and butt, not to mention make your abs quiver like an earthquake when done properly. Best of all, you can do them anywhere and tweak them to suit your ability. The more you plank, the stronger and more stable you get, and the longer your muscles …

Follow the f/8 Rule to Shoot Excellent Street Photos on the Go

Your camera’s manual exposure settings can be complicated. Rules of thumb are useful for figuring out the right settings to go with. For example, if …

Aperture

reflection of a city... (The Cloud Gate, Chicago, IL c.July2016)

remnants of the old mother road... (Route 66, US c.July2016)

Anne Rice Just Changed Everything You Thought You Knew About Vampires

When you think of vampires, chances are you think of Anne Rice’s Lestat—gothic, beautiful, tortured, romantic, everything that has practically …

10 of the world's epic train journeys

Whether gliding through the Rockies or labouring up the Andes, our pick of spectacular railway trips gets a green light for all budgets<p>Jungfraubahn, Switzerland<p>Somewhat greedily, the Swiss boast three world-class rail journeys: the Glacier Express, the Bernina Express and, most spectacular of all, …

Trains

How To Take Stunning Pictures Of The (Super) Moon :: Digital Photo Secrets

How to Take a Non-Crappy Picture of the Moon

On November 14th, we’ll get the closest full moon since 1948, and it won’t happen again for 18 years. If you want to snap a photo of the moon in all …

Astronomy

'A Sharper Scaling' Upscales Images Better Than Photoshop

Windows: A Sharper Scaling is a single-purpose app that increases the size of an image while preserving an impressive amount of detail. Compared to …

Here’s an App That Turns Panoramas into Virtual Reality Paintings

With Sprayscape, Google Creative Labs makes a “perfectly imperfect VR-ish camera” for capturing things.<p>Smartphones and many other devices contain gyroscopes that determine their location and position. Google Creative Lab recently created an app on Unity called Sprayscape that hack an Android …

Virtual Reality

...and the world will live as one. IMAGINE. (Strawberry Fields, Central Park NYC c.Oct2015)

5 misconceptions about having a credit card

One of the main reasons why the penetration rate of credit cards is low in the Philippines is that many Filipinos entertain the notion that buying on …

iPhone 7 Plus Review: Save Your Money For The iPhone 8 (Or A Chinese Phone) Instead

One of my favorite smartphone developments of 2016 is that the leading phonemakers in the world, after experimenting with tacky and garish colors for a few years, have realized that, for gadgets, going all-black is still the best. Even though I was never a fan of Samsung’s mobile aesthetics and I …

Mobile Technology

24 photos that show how different a destination can look when it's photographed by a professional versus an amateur

There's a difference between the two, and that becomes especially apparent when browsing travel photos on Instagram.<p>We rounded up 13 beautiful places around the world and compared a professional's depiction of those places to an amateur's.<p>Keep scrolling to see the distinction.

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