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The Goal Board Is A Calendar For Your Ambition

We all have goals beyond getting our job done. Here’s a tool to help reach them.<p>Emails. Phone calls. Deliverables. There’s always work to do. And somewhere, buried beneath all that logistical rubble, sit our careers, and beneath those, our grander dreams. But you know what? Dreams don’t show up in …

21 Buildings You Need To See In Your Lifetime

We've come a long way since then — creating temples to our gods, houses for our operas, and museums for our art that rival nature's beauty.<p>Here are 21 buildings you need to see before you kick the bucket.

Massive Sculptures that Materialize Tension

In case you don’t recall Fabrice Le Nezet’s name, take a look back at when we first introduced his work – mind-blowing concrete and metal sculpture …

The Best Mirrorless Cameras Used by the Pros

In 2010, we asked professional photographers which point and shoot cameras they were using. We followed that up a year and a half later to see how …

Teamreporter Builds Status Emails For You, Skips Time-Wasting Meetings

We've mentioned that a few regular emails can cut down your workload, but they can also cut down on the time wasted in meetings spent "getting …

Dispelling the Myth of Good Light and Bad Light

There is no such thing as bad light, there is just light. Take advantage of every situation. Photography is all about the light. In fact, if there is …

The Myths About Olympus Micro Four Thirds System

I am sure if you lurk around online photography forums, you will find certain assumptions on the inferiority of using smaller sensor systems such as …

A Letter to My 18 Year Old Self: If I Started Street Photography All Over Again

Dear Eric,<p>You are 18 years old. You just got a point and shoot digital camera from Mom as a high school graduation present. You are super excited, as …

Stop Hiding: Show YOU and You Won’t be ‘Just Another Photographer with Pretty Images’

In the world of photography, we typically hide behind our cameras and our images. Many of us are shy and would prefer to stay behind the camera, not …

RAW vs JPEG: Using Real-World Examples to Illustrate the Difference

It’s not news that RAW files have a far greater latitude than the same JPEG photographs. However, many beginners only understand this difference on a …

Crop or Crap :: Math or Moment

Let’s get a few things out of the way ::<p>I have said, in the past, that you should move toward full frame sensors. I have always championed full frame …

Cameras

Video: Inspirational Words on Having Confidence as a Photographer

We are our own worst critics. It’s always the case. Naturally, we see the works of others and gawk in amazement, but when viewing our own work we can …

Good Enough to Succeed in Photography

It’s been a tough few years and people are frustrated with the state of the industry. Everywhere I turn, people seem to be saying that a photography …

Lifehacker Pack for Chrome: Our List of the Essential Extensions

GIF<p>Google’s Chrome browser is packed full of an incredible amount of extensions that add all sorts of functionality. It’s tough to sift through the …

5 Tools You Might Not Be Using in Lightroom

I am a professional wedding photographer and I end up editing thousands of images for my clients. While there are lots of wedding photographers who …

Photoshop Playbook: How To Use Curves

4 Essential layer masking tools in Photoshop

<b>Tip:</b> While you are brushing, look at the image (not the mask view that you can invoke by <b>alt</b>-clicking on the mask icon) to control and verify the …

Q&A: The First-Ever Expedition to Turkmenistan's "Door to Hell"

Explorer George Kourounis describes his descent into a fiery, gas-fueled crater.<p>More than four decades ago, a gaping, fiery crater opened up in the desert of northern Turkmenistan (map), likely the result of a drilling mishap.<p>The Darvaza Crater, more commonly known as the Door to Hell, still burns …

The Ultimate List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Lightroom

Photographers look to maximize the amount of time they spend behind the camera and minimize the amount of time spent in post-processing. But time …

Tutorials

Tutorial: How to Pick the Best Focal Length When Capturing Landscapes

Put together by photographer Steve Perry, the video tutorial above shares a collection of useful tips, advice and examples that help explain how to …

How to Use Channel Mixer in Photoshop to Create Amazing Black and White Images

In the early days of digital, one of the biggest criticisms was that black and white images were nowhere near as good as their film based …

Tutorials

Simple Photoshop Script Imports Multiple Images as Layers in a Single Document

No matter how many hours you spend in Photoshop each day, it’s inevitable there’s a feature or utility within the app you’re yet to use or are …

The Science of Learning a New Language (and How to Use It)

Learning new languages is a natural instinct for children, and yet it becomes more difficult as we age. We might be at a disadvantage as adults, but …

Language Learning

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Pro Tip: Simple Trick Turns a Marble Into an Extremely Useful On-Location Resource

When it comes to simple photography hacks, few are as useful and clever in the field as this one, presented by 34-year wedding photography veteran …

What is HDR and When Should I Use It In My Photos?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I've got this setting called "HDR" on my phone's camera, but I'm still not sure what it <i>does</i>. It's supposed to make my pictures look …

LittleBits' Arduino Starter Bundle Connects Electronics to the World

We're fans of littleBits, the prototyping kits that make it so anyone can mess around with electronics, and now they're even better with the just …

Tutorial: How to Quickly and Easily Colorize B&W Images in Photoshop Using Curves

This colorization tutorial by IceFlowStudios is actually a couple of years old now, but we only just now stumbled across it and we just had to share. …