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HDR tutorial - Realistic workflow in Photomatix Pro by Example

<b>Note:</b> <i>This is a revised version of the HDR tutorial (last update: Thursday, 12 January 2015) I have posted a few years back on my blog. This version</i> …

Lowe's Has Big Plans for its New Home Smart Hub

After three years, Lowe’s is giving its Iris home automation hub a facelift, reducing the price, and expanding its capabilities.<p>On Monday, it …

HDR Software

I’ve been creating HDR photographs for about ten years, so I am well-versed in this topic!<p>There are a number of HDR Software packages available on …

Tutorials

Astronauts sleep in padded broom closets and velcro their heads to pillows

The International Space Station (ISS) orbits the Earth at 17,150 miles per hour, clocking one lap around our planet every hour and a half. Doing the math, this means 16 sunsets every 24 hours — a new day every 90 minutes.<p>Fascinating, yes, but this unrelenting motion can create colossal jet lag and …

The 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies of All Time

Enough weird science, cosmic mind-bending, and monsters from outer space to keep you busy for weeks.<p>Enough weird science, cosmic mind-bending, and monsters from outer space to keep you busy for weeks.<p>100. Escape From New York (1981)<p>99. Splice (2009)<p>98. Attack the Block (2011)<p>97. City of Lost …

25+ Pictures Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man… THE UNIVERSE. 01. This is the Earth! This is where you live. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image / Via visibleearth.nasa.gov …

22 Quotes From Albert Einstein to Take You Inside His Mind

Is it time to do some spring cleaning with the group of people who make up your circle of acquaintances, colleagues and friends? There are probably …

Self-help

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

HDR tutorial - Realistic workflow in Photomatix Pro by Example

Learn how to make beautiful HDR images from this free HDR photography tutorial for Photomatix Pro 4.0 and 5.0. This part focuses on realistic …

How to Get Soft Light in Portraits

By definition, soft lighting has to do with the quality of the shadows. Generally, the darker the shadows and the less details that you can see in …

Getting Sharper Images - an Understanding of Focus Modes

The longer you shoot, the larger the repertoire of subjects and assignments you photograph becomes. You start off photographing flowers in the …

Digital Photography

Become A Better Photographer In Your Spare Time With These 5 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Most of us probably have full time jobs that don't allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we'd like. And, wouldn't …

Photography

Latin American adventures for the whole family

Just because you have kids doesn’t mean you have to stop travelling altogether. In fact, bringing the kids along for your next Latin American adventure can be an enriching experience for everybody involved. It’s easier than you think, and just a few simple guidelines can keep your …

Central America

Best Tours in Central and South America 2014

From Traveler Magazine's 2014 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Chile: Cowboy Up</b><p>This horseback ride through Torres del Paine and Bernardo O’Higgins National Parks in the stark southern region of Patagonia made veteran traveler Bryan Rees feel like a bona fide cowpuncher. “Drinking mate [traditional herb drink] …

How I Photograph the Milky Way in the Light-Polluted Skies of Singapore

When it comes to photographing the elusive Milky Way in one of the most light-polluted major cities like Singapore, timing is critical. Most of the …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Add a Realistic Motion Blur in Photoshop With These 5 Steps

When we start out on our journey into photography, one thing we strive for is image sharpness. We are often criticized by photographic peers and non …

Do You Know These 10 Selection Tools in Adobe Photoshop?

When it comes to localized image editing, Photoshop is probably a photographer’s best choice among different post-processing software. The beauty and …

10 Tips for Photographing Meteor Showers

<i>This article was reprinted with express permission from Thomas O’Brien and Muench Workshops</i><p>Photographing a meteor shower is more like photographing a …

Helpful Tutorial Breaks Down The Basics of Understanding Flash Sync Speeds

When you’re first starting to experiment with using strobes, it’s easy to get confused by all the talk of flash durations, flash sync speeds, and the …

How To Shoot Light Trails

<b>Tristan O’Tierney</b> <i>is a self-taught San Francisco-based photographer who has mastered the technique of crafting with light. Also an iOS engineer, he is</i> …

DIY: How To Build Your Own Ring Light

<i>Meet</i> <b>Jay Russell</b> <i>a.k.a.</i> The Photo Fiend<i>, a self-taught creative portrait photographer based in Calgary. Want to improve your portraits with a full,</i> …

DIY

A Simple Way to Change the Color of the Sky in Camera

Have you ever been excited to photograph someone around sunset only to discover that Mother Nature wasn’t playing nice? Instead of a beautiful …

How to Use Flash to Capture Razor Sharp Water Splash Photos

Splashing water moves fast. To capture sharp photographs of it, you’ll need to have good lighting with a quick refresh time. But, when picking out …

Photography Tips

Why Aperture Priority is the Most Preferred Shooting Mode by Photographers

Photographers have their own shooting preferences. Some like using flash, some don’t. Some love to play around with depth of field, while others want …

31 Beautiful Photography Links That Will Delight You

With another wonderful week in the wide world of photography passing us by once again, we find Toad Hollow Photography searching points high and low …

Short Tutorial Teaches You a Great Way to Recover Shadow Detail in Photoshop

There are many options for recovering shadow detail in post, but if you still haven’t settled on one or you want a technique that will give you more …

How to Create an HDR Image From a Single Raw File in Photoshop

For quite a few years now, high dynamic range photography, or simply HDR, has been an important trend in photography as it allows the photographer to …

How to Use Luminosity Masks in Photoshop to Transform Your Images

From exposure blending to fine contrast adjustments, luminosity masks are one of the most powerful set of tools available to photographers in …