Nigel Pitts-Drake

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Top attractions you can't miss in Dublin, Ireland

<b>(CNN) —</b> When you travel to Dublin, it doesn't take too long to figure out this is not the capital of a former far-flung empire like that of London, Madrid or Rome.<p>While it lacks massive buildings and old monuments to past imperial grandeur, Dublin overflows with friendly, accessible charm in more …

Ireland

13 Amazing Tips & Tricks for Snow Photography

Unless you happen to live in a warm part of the world, then there’s a good chance that each winter you find yourself staring out the window at a …

Photography

How to Photograph Spectacular Light Trails

When I first started in photography one of the shots I was immediately attracted to was light trails. In a time before the Internet, these great …

lighttrails

How to Take Striking Lightning Photos: 5 Tips

Photographer Pierre T. Lambert was recently in Zion National Park in Utah when a thunderstorm suddenly hit the area. While that was a bummer for his …

Landscape Photography

Using the Adaptive Wide Angle Filter in Adobe Photoshop

There are many types of images that need to be corrected because of distortion. Photos that were taken with wide angle lenses, fisheye lenses and …

Tutorials

How to Focus Stack Images

For most people who just want to have some fun with their photography and have another ‘trick up their sleeve’ focus stacking can be an interesting …

Landscape Photography

Here are the Best NYC Rooftop Views

Visiting one of the world’s most populated cities, it might be hard to appreciate the beauty of the metropolis as you make your way through the sea …

World Trade Center

Here Are 10 Lightroom Tips You Really Should Know, According to Peter McKinnon

Lightroom tutorials are a well you can return to again and again because there’s so much to learn about this complex and crucial imaging program. …

Tutorials

Catching lightning with photography

How photographers took the first pictures of lightning.<p>An Interview with Terry Nathan at the University of California, Davis.<p>“The history of photographing lightning really starts with the history of photography. The invention of photography was announced in 1839 in Paris; the photograph that was …

University of California

6 Tips for Setting the Focus in Your Landscape Photography

In many types of photography the question of where you should set your focus is pretty simple. For example, in portrait photography, there is one …

Landscape Photography

How to optimize your creative content for IGTV

Instagram boasts a gazillion users and viewers. Some creative artists hope to leverage these eyeballs as part of their marketing strategy via IGTV. …

Mobile Devices

How to photograph the Milky Way: Three-part video series about planning and shooting the night sky

Over the last few months, photographer Brenda Petrella has been making videos about photographing the Milky Way. The third video was just uploaded, …

Photography

How to travel with a drone

Traveling with a drone can get a bit tricky, but the unexpected photos of your journey can be totally worth it. We've asked aerial photography professional Gabriel Rovick for his top tips on taking his drone on all his adventures.<p>Gabriel is a Denver-based director, producer and founder of the …

Drones

Incredible Landscape Photos Show Why Iceland Is a Photographer’s Paradise

Over the past 15 years, tourism in Iceland has grown considerably. Exploding from about 600,000 foreign visitors a year in 2000 to 4.4 million in 2014, the industry shows no signs of slowing down. Iceland's picturesque landscape is irresistible, particularly for photographers.<p>From icy glaciers and …

Photography

The Optimal Settings For Uploading Videos To IGTV In Premiere Pro

<i>Are you planning to make a push on IGTV?</i><p>Unless you were living under a rock the last couple weeks then you have no doubt heard about Instagram’s new …

Videography

The basics of tilt-shift lenses and how you can use them in your photography

A tilt-shift lens is most likely not the first one you’ll buy after the kit lens. But, a specialized lens like this can be a great problem-solver in …

Tilt-shift

4 Tips for Shooting Drop Dead Gorgeous Waterfalls

Waterfalls are a very popular subject for landscape photographers. The draw to their natural beauty is clear, but sometimes coming home with the best …

Landscape Photography

Learn the Basics of Layers and Masking in Photoshop

Photoshop can be quite overwhelming for a first-time user or even advanced-beginner. Watch this tutorial created by Joshua Snow to help understand …

Tutorials

16 of the Best Apps for Landscape Photography

In this article, I’ll share my top 16 favorite apps that I use almost every time I have to plan a photography session, a photo trip, or a complex …

Apps

8 of Scotland’s best beaches and coastal treasures

Making a feature of Scotland’s less-travelled coast is a responsibility and a challenge. Even its quieter corners are seeing a tourist boom. Much of the rural north-west, deserted in the romantic imagination, is to all intents “full”. Skye, where accommodation is booked months ahead and camper vans …

Scotland

Sleeping at the seaside: the best hotels in Britain with direct access to the beach

Adobe Lightroom's Transform Tool: A Guide to Making Architecture Look Great

If you photograph cityscapes and architecture, you know the importance of having straight vertical lines in your image. Check out this video guide …

Tutorials

An Introduction to Tilt-Shift Lenses and Why They're Useful for Photographers

When it comes to camera lenses, tilt-shifts are a bit of an odd variety that can be intimidating when you first come upon them. This helpful video …

Tilt-shift

An Extensive Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Brew up a fresh cup of coffee because Gordon Laing has an epic new video showing everything one needs to know to take some excellent long exposure …

Landscape Photography

Landscape selfies: Creating a sense of scale in your landscape photography

When you are out photographing landscapes, it's very easy to get a sense of scale. After all, you're there, taking it all in. How do you convey the …

Photography

Tips for Taking Great Fireworks Photos

For almost as long as fireworks have been around, photographers have been taking bad photos of them. Here are some tips to make them better.<p>People …

Landscape Photography

21 Essential Landscape Photography Tips You Need To Know

The wind in your hair, a camera slung over your shoulder and a great location in mind: nothing beats getting out into the great outdoors to shoot …

Landscape Photography

How to Blur a Background and Create Bokeh in Photoshop

One of the classic characteristics of a great portrait is a sharp subject set against a blurry background. This tutorial will teach you how to …

Tutorials

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a pocket storage powerhouse

SanDisk's speedy new rugged SSD is water-resistant and comes in capacities up to 2TB.<p>Sarah Tew, CNET's photographer here in New York, shoots tons of products for me. But rarely have I seen her as excited about a product as San Disk's new Extreme Portable SSD.<p>That's because the 38.9-gram Extreme …

Computer Hardware

Beach Photography Tips From Professionals

Do you find yourself having to photograph at the same beach because it’s convenient to your location and most of your clients want similar images to …

Landscape Photography