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6 Steps to Growing Your Photography Business Using a Recommended Vendors List

In this article I talk about a technique used in all types of business, but of course will relate it to photography. To make it easy to understand, I …

Samsung Galaxy S5 reviews suggest a mostly positive evolution, not revolution

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>The Samsung Galaxy S5 is due to hit stores in the U.S. later this week, and the early reviews are in. As the fifth iteration of …

Beautiful Portraits of Black Dogs Help these Oft-Overlooked Pets Find a Home

As the owner of an extremely cute rescue puppy from my local humane society, I can attest to how wonderful it is to be able to rescue a pet whose …

10 Common Tax Deductions for Your Photography Business

Tax Day is right around the corner, and the best thing you can do before you file (if you haven’t already) is to educate yourself. The second best …

The Worst Mistake a Travel Photographer Can Make

Travel photography has the potential to be so much fun and bring so much reward - but here's one thing that can really hold travel photographers back.

15 Things That Every New Photographer Does Wrong

There are lot of mistakes that we make as new photographers. Some are to be expected, but others are easily avoided. Here are a list of the most …

How to Succeed as a National Geographic Photographer

Being a National Geographic photographer sounds like a dream job for many aspiring photographers, but as William Albert Allard explains in the …

How to Use Auto Exposure Modes Creatively

To be a real photographer you can only shoot in manual modes. It is of course a daft statement, a good photographer will use whatever modes he can …

Tax Day Prep: 10 Common Tax Deductions for Your Photography Business

Tax Day is right around the corner, and the best thing you can do before you file (if you haven’t already) is to educate yourself. The second best …

Samsung Galaxy S5 “best smartphone display ever tested” by specialist test company DisplayMate

DisplayMate Technologies, which makes display test kit for every major screen manufacturer in the world, has declared that the new Samsung Galaxy S5 has “the best performing smartphone display that we have ever tested” with “a long list of new records.”<p>While OLED screens have long been considered …

Samsung's next Windows Phone arrives in April without 8.1 update

Samsung is preparing to release its next Windows Phone handset on Verizon next month. Sources familiar with Verizon’s plans tell <i>The Verge</i> that the Samsung Ativ SE will be made available as a Windows Phone 8 device, despite the upcoming announcement of an 8.1 update. While images originally leaked …

Over 20,000 historical maps are now free to download from the New York Public Library

Cartophiles rejoice — the NYPL recently made over 20,000 historical maps from its database free to access, download, and use. The library's Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division created an entire website called Map Warper where users can create an account and access all the maps, which are …

Starbucks to Sell Alcohol in Thousands of Stores

Since 2010, Starbucks has been testing something called "<b>Starbucks Evenings</b>" — modified units meant to serve beer, wine, and tapas-like plates after dark — in select regions across the country. Today, on the heels of the announcement of their partnership with Oprah, the green giant confirms that it …

Samsung Galaxy S 4 named ‘fastest smartphone’ by Which? magazine, iPhone 5 the slowest

In a recent report by <i>Which?</i> magazine, Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 flagship was named the fastest smartphone on the market. The group of tests evaluated …

Phones

Best Samsung Galaxy S4 Cases and Covers

We've laid out our most popular Samsung Galaxy S4 cases and covers in this brief buyers guide to help make your decision on which case is right for …

Samsung's new 13MP phone camera promises twice the stability, brighter shots

Optical image stabilization for current smartphone cameras leaves something to be desired; you still need a steady hand to avoid blurry photos. Samsung has just unveiled a new, extra-stable sensor that may be considerably more forgiving. The 13-megapixel unit corrects angular errors up to 1.5 …

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S5 will be waterproof and dustproof

You might have already heard rumors suggesting that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Active is on its way, but that’s not the only ruggedized handset that Samsung has in the works – at least if a new rumor proves true.<p>According to a new report from Korean-based <i>ET News,</i> the Samsung Galaxy S5 may also …

Phones

Samsung Galaxy S5 to feature 14 nm Exynos 6 64-bit CPU

Cue the Galaxy S 5 rumors. The latest about Samsung’s impending flagship device suggests Samsung will be including a brand new line of 14 nm …

Electronics Industry

Galaxy S4 slumps but still top-selling phone, research firm says

Sales dropped worldwide for Samsung's flagship phone in August, but it still beat those of the iPhone 5, according to market researcher CounterPoint.<p>Samsung's Galaxy S4 has seen better sales but was still on top of the smartphone crop in August.<p>Galaxy S4 sales worldwide fell to 5 million in August …

Mobile

Samsung says Galaxy S4 battery woes 'limited', offers free batteries

Is your Galaxy S4 losing charge like a decelerating rhino? Fear not, smart phone fans, as Samsung has offered to swap your dodgy battery for a shiny …

Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S5 could feature eye-scanning technology

We started seeing facial recognition in devices a few years back. It was a cool idea, but the technology wasn’t really ready yet. This year, …

Electronics Industry

Galaxy S5 to feature 16MP camera sensor: Korean report

8MP Isocell sensor manufactured by Samsung System LSI<p>Galaxy S5 rumors began circulating early this year, supposedly due to Samsung’s decision to bring forward its release in early 2014, to offset the slumping sales of the Galaxy S4.<p>Korean IT portal <i>ETNews</i> reports today that Samsung opted for a 16MP …

Electronics Industry

What You Need to Know About Adobe's DNG File Format

Over the last few years, RAW files have become the norm in digital photography, giving the photographer a significant increase of the control of …

10 Successful Practices I've Learned from Interviewing 200+ Photographers

Over the past 8 years, I have conducted well over two hundred interviews with photographers on my show, The Candid Frame. These conversations have …

Social Media Tips from a Pro Adventure Photographer

It isn’t the over 14,000 followers on Instagram or 9,000 on Twitter that made adventure photographer Lucas Gilman a finalist in the 2010 and 2013 Red …

10 More Tips for Improving Your Street Photography

For those of us still in the bitterly cold areas, street photography isn’t necessarily at the top of the list, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t …

Review: Sony 18-105mm f4 G OSS (APS-C E Mount)

<i>Editor’s Note: in a previous version of this article we mistook this lens for being branded with Zeiss. We have corrected this mistake.</i><p>Listen up Sony …

The Next Big Thing: Social Media Designed For Photographers

Want to get more leads in a specific area of your business? Have you heard of PhotogRefers.com? The next big social media platform for photographers …

What makes a ‘good’ lens? (part I)

This might seem like a very obvious question, but the moment you try to define a set of criteria to quantify ‘good’, you soon realize there’s quite a …

What makes a ‘good’ lens? (part II)

This might seem like a very obvious question, but the moment you try to define a set of criteria to quantify ‘good’, you soon realize there’s quite a …