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The Genocide the U.S. Didn’t See Coming

Barack Obama was determined to open up to Myanmar. Now the country’s military is slaughtering its most vulnerable ethnic group. Could the United States have prevented it?<p><b>Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh</b>—The Moynarghona refugee camp, a claustrophobic, chaotic mass of bamboo and tarpaulin shacks, slumps over …

Human Rights

I Built a 22″ Gridded Beauty Dish for $4 Using Dollar Store Foam Boards

I recently got bored and decided to expand a super-budget project I’m working on. I love gridded beauty dishes for dramatic artsy stuff, beauty, and …

hobbyist

Cogito ergo sum - The Philosophy of René Descartes

René Descartes (1596-1650)<p>On March 31, 1596, French philosopher, mathematician, and writer <b>René Descartes</b> was born. The Cartesian coordinate system is …

Mathematics

Take Sunset Photography to the Next Level with These Pro Tips for Shooting into the Light (VIDEO)

Adam Karnacz is a British pro known for his stunning nature and landscape photography. In this four-minute tutorial, he explains how to overcome two …

Landscape Photography

How to Create Great Light for Your Portrait Shoot

In A Ray Of SunLearning how to develop my eye for light has been the most crucial part of developing my own personal style as a wedding photographer. …

A Brief Introduction To Adobe Photoshop

Like it’s sister program Lightroom, Photoshop can be an incredibly daunting program for newcomers to photography.<p>And, as with Lightroom, Photoshop is …

Here’s How to Shoot Beautiful Portraits at Home with Just One Flash (VIDEO)

If you’re a bit envious of the beautiful portraits made by pros with well-equipped studios, this tutorial is a must-see. That’s because in just six …

How to shoot and create awesome double exposure portraits

Shooting Double Exposures can be lots of fun, check my favorite way of creating such images with the steps shared on this video.

Photoshop Tips: Here’s How to Sharpen High ISO Photos and Minimize Noise (VIDEO)

There’s always a tradeoff when making photographs at high ISO settings: You can increase a camera’s sensitivity for proper exposures when shooting …

Follow a Photoshoot From Conception to Finished Image

We're lucky to live in an age when learning photography is easier than ever, but normally, educational content tends to focus on specific techniques …

Photography

In-Camera Tricks: Here’s How to Capture Intense Blue Skies Without Post Processing (VIDEO)

Outdoor photographers often spend time in Photoshop pumping up the intensity of pale blue skies in their images. But in the video below you’ll how to …

Where Are the Good Supermoon Photos on Social Media?

OK, I’ll say it: the majority of the supermoon photographs on social media are not very good. When I began working on this article, I was truly …

Why You Should Go Beyond the Kit Lens

Many interchangeable-lens cameras, be it DSLR or mirrorless, are sold today with what we call "kit" lenses. Current kit lenses, in general, thanks to …

Directing the Viewers Eye: It's More Than Railroad Tracks

Composition is a complicated topic. It's easy to throw out the Rule of Thirds because talking about things like balance, rhythm, and focus can get …

Back-Button Focus: What It Is and Why You Should Be Using It

If you spend any time surfing photography forums and Facebook groups, you will undoubtedly see a constant flow of questions asking for the best way …

Cameras

Sensual Exploration Of Colors And Curves

<i>Colour Theory</i> is a daring and sensual photographic project of Connor Singh which explores the female silhouette subtly illuminated by colour …

This FREE Lightroom CC Course Has 6 Basic Lessons to Get You Up to Speed in a Hurry (VIDEO)

It’s not often you have an opportunity to take a comprehensive workshop in the comfort of your home, and when the course is free, all the better. The …

ND Photography Tutorial in 3 Minutes

Here is a short tutorial on how to do ND photography in few easy to follow steps. You can use this technique to do daytime long exposures!

Photography