Patrick Houlihan

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Here’s How to Get Great Image Quality with the Camera You Already Own (VIDEO)

Most photographers would love to upgrade their camera every time an innovative new model with enhanced capabilities is introduced. But let’s face it: …

Why I Don't Scout Locations as a Landscape Photographer

Most landscape photographers argue that scouting locations ahead of time creates the best final product. I beg to differ.<p>Scouting a location — often …

Learn to Make Boring Night Photos Look Spectacular with This 5-Minute Lightroom Tutorial (VIDEO)

Dramatic photographic opportunities abound once the sun drops below the horizon and a whole realm of colors, lights, and moods begin to appear. If …

30 Composition Styles for Taking Good Pictures

Ever since I decided to start learning photography, I’ve been looking for a good catalog of composition ideas. Once you figure out the mechanics of …

5 Dead Simple Ways to Improve Your Landscape Photography

If you're like me, you're always looking for ways to give your landscape photos a bit of a boost.Whether that's a unique perspective on photographing …

Landscape Photography

Here’s How to Use Exposure Blending in Photoshop to Make Your Landscape Photographs Pop (VIDEO)

We’re all familiar with the common dilemma when shooting landscape photos where a compromise has to be made between a blown-out sky and an overly …

Stanford professors created a simple tool to use when you hate your job but don't know what to do instead

Bill Burnett and Dave Evans call this all-too-common quandary being "stuck." And the best way to get "unstuck," they say, is to create a <b>mind map</b>.<p>Together, Burnett and Evans teach a course called "Designing Your Life" at Stanford University's design program; in 2016, they published a book by the …

Stanford University

The Betrayal of Legal Immigrants Who Followed the Rules

Donald Trump sowed fear and anger at U.S. airports over the weekend by preventing the entry of green-card holders, a group most Republicans claim to value and failed to protect.<p>For the dozen years that I have been covering immigration politics and policy, the vast majority of Republicans I’ve …

Immigration

Steve Bannon's longtime suspicion of successful immigrants is the key to this weekend's chaos

Shortly after President Trump issued his sweeping immigration order Friday evening, questions began to arise about its scope. It clearly suspended the refugee program, and blocked new immigration from residents of seven majority-Muslim countries. But it slowly became clear that it went even further …

A Dangerously Isolated President

The Presidential order that Donald Trump signed on Friday barring all refugees and citizens from seven Muslim countries from travel to the United States was reviewed by virtually no one. The State Department did not help craft it, nor the Defense Department, nor Justice. Trump’s Secretary of …

Homeland Security

This Week In Trump's 'Alternative Facts'

Less than 24 hours after White House press secretary Sean Spicer had spouted numerous falsehoods about inauguration crowd size and more, Kellyanne Conway went on NBC's <i>Meet the Press</i> to defend him. In the process, the counselor to President Trump coined a phrase that's now destined to follow Trump …

Donald Trump

This Is How Creative Leaders Decorate Their Offices for Success

It’s no secret that successful people need a system for setting goals. Successful creatives, however, choose to do things with artistic flair. Enter …

How to Use Natural Light for Portrait Photography

The single most essential tool for any photographer is light. A good photographer constantly searches for the light that best illustrates a scene or …

Landscape Photography