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The Most Beautiful Lakes in the U.S.

Glaciers, geysers, crystal clear water: What more could you ask for? These 15 American lakes are gorgeous—and worth a visit—any time of year.<p>Caddo Lake, Texas<p>Lake Powell, Utah<p>Lake McDonald, Montana<p>Diablo Lake, Washington<p>Lake Clark, Alaska

6 Methods to Create an HDR Image

Over the years, different software solutions for creating an HDR image from a set of source exposures have emerged. First, it was Photomatix and …

Windows 10 Features You Should Know About

At last! Windows 10 has finally arrived and the upgrade is still rolling out to users around the globe. For those of you who are not familiar with Microsoft's latest flagship, there is a few hidden features that can help you get the maximum out of the system. Here are some to get you started:<p><b>Have</b> …

Apps

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

Pro Tip: Assign specific processor cores for certain apps in Windows 10

For the last few weeks, Windows Central has been documenting and explaining various tips for Windows 10 meant for novices and those new to Windows. …

Windows 10

Use These Tricks To Improve Your Manual Focusing Skills.

I love vintage lenses because of their great price-performance ratio and their excellent optical and build qualities. Using them as much as I do, I …

2 Huge Benefits of Photographing in RAW

In the days of film, negatives were converted to photographs by 1) using chemical baths for dipping in the dark room or 2) sending to a photo …

The ONE Smart Piano could make learning to play much more fun

When I was six years old, one of the ways I amused myself was to sit down at the baby grand piano in the living room and tap out tunes I heard on the radio. In response, my parents embarked on a six-year run of piano lessons.<p>While I eventually warmed to the disciplined practice required, once the …

Timelapse: Restoring and Colorizing an Old Damaged Photo

Argentinian professional photographer and retoucher Joaquin Villaverde has a knack for restoring and colorizing old photographs. The video above is a …

Time-lapse Photography

4 Fantastic Vacation Spots in the U.S. that Tourists Don’t Know About

When deciding where to travel on vacation this summer, the usual suspects are probably the first that come to mind: Disney World, the Grand Canyon, …

Google Photos -Should You Be Worried About Your Privacy?

How I Built a Custom DIY Photo Booth for Weddings and Events

I’m photographer John Nakatsu of K+J Studios based out of Seattle, and in this post I will share a step-by-step account of how I made a photo booth …

Fashion Photography

The 5 Most Spectacular National Park Road Trips

<i>by Valerie Conners, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks. …

How to add custom ringtones and sounds to your Android phone

Don't like your launcher? Get a new one. Don't like your gray keyboard? Change it up! Got the same ringtone as that annoying co-worker at the other …

The Biggest Legal Mistake Photographers Make

Whether photography is your bread and butter, or something that you’ve started out doing casually with machinations of eventually picking up a few …

Photography

Five Useful Lightroom Keyboard Shortcuts

Adobe makes life easier for Lightroom users by building in keyboard shortcuts. You probably know some of the more important ones by heart (e.g.: T to …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Reversed Lenses: How to Shoot Macro Photography on a Budget

Macro photography gives you the opportunity to explore new and exciting worlds on your doorstep. It’s amazing seeing something for the first time, …

Here’s a Clever Way to Sell Your DSLR on Craigslist

Here’s a clever Craigslist listing by some photographer with a knack for marketing over in Vancouver. Buy their “super handy” 3-axis hot-shoe-mounted …

The Easiest Way to Back Up and Organize iPhone Photos

Photos and videos can eat up space on your iPhone. Here's the easiest way to not only get photos off your phone, but also organize them so you can …

Four tidbits on YouTube star Michelle Phan even fans won't know

Backed by 7.6 million followers on YouTube, the beauty guru's empire is so diverse even people least likely to watch her Barbie makeup transformation know her name. The online star still has a few secrets.<p>For someone best-known for transforming herself with makeup, Michelle Phan may be the most …

I Heart My City: Lynda’s Dubai

Back in 2010, Houston-born schoolteacher <b>Lynda Martinez</b> traded the Gulf of Mexico for the Persian Gulf—with two sons in tow—when her husband was offered a job in <b>Dubai</b>. Though her “heart is still in Texas,” Lynda has grown fond of her current home base and shares the love on her blog, Longhorns and …

Travel

The 6 Destinations You Absolutely Need to Visit This Spring

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Simon Turkas (edited)</i><p>Winter's well and dandy, but by the time March rolls around, pretty much everyone's fed up with the whole "bitter cold and bubble jackets" thing. Now that spring's near, rather than just watching leaves come back, which is nature's equivalent of …

Tip of the Day: How to Work with PDFs on Your iPhone or iPad

There are a few ways you can work with PDFs in your native Mail app. When you open the email, you should see the PDF attachment.<p>When you tap on it, the PDF should open right up in your Mail app. If you tap Apple’s Share function, you will get a list of things you can do with that PDF! If AirDrop or …

4 Tips to Help You Get the Perfect Exposure in Your Photographs

In photography, light is everything. However, the most important element thing to remember is the amount of light that should be utilized in creating …

Landscape Photography

Digital Photographer

How to Download YouTube Videos

Hours of footage is uploaded to YouTube every single second. What if you want to download it? In some circles, that's considered a big no-no, but you …

Software