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6 Tips for Controlling Depth of Field

Depth of field (DOF) is one of the most important factors in determining the look and feel of a photograph. It’s also the most overlooked for …

Landscape Photography

Tech Talk: Hackaball toy takes teaching from the classroom to the playground

A new toy has launched that teaches the basics of computer programming by encouraging children to invent their own games.<p>Hackaball forms part of a …

I tried a vibrating ‘smart Kegel exerciser,’ and it hurt like hell

Two weeks ago, a sexual health company called Minna Life approached <i>The Verge</i> and asked if one of our reporters might want to try the kGoal — a Kickstarter “smart Kegel exerciser” meant to help women strengthen their pelvic muscles. Having written about a number of women’s health issues, I jumped at …

Sexual Health

HIV pandemic originated in Kinshasa in the 1920s, say scientists

Thriving city with multiple transport links and influx of male labourers made it perfect incubator for pandemic strain of HIV<p>A “perfect storm” of urban change that began in 1920s Kinshasa led to the catastrophic spread of HIV across Africa and into the wider world, according to scientists who used …

Faith and Wisdom in Science by Tom McLeish, review – rich and discursive

Decades ago, when I first started writing about science, I would often ask the scientist I happened to be quizzing whether he or she believed in God. (I probably started reading Richard Dawkins at about the same time). I stopped doing so quite soon, because a surprising number of distinguished …

Reducing Chromatic Aberration in HDR Photos

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

Best Tips for Buying Used Lenses

Let’s face it– photography is expensive. It doesn’t matter if you’re a hobbyist or working professional. We use a lot of stuff and none of it’s …

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Easily Replace The Sky in Your Photos Using The Gradient Tool

In my previous article, I talked about how powerful luminosity masks are in blending multiple exposures. However, using the same exposures as last …

Finding And Working With Available Light

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Small DIY Camera Stabilizer that Won’t Hurt Your Pocket, Literally and Metaphorically

When it comes to stabilizing your camera on the go, there are quite a few options out there. However, they tend to come at the cost of size or price, …

Simple Ways to Use Your Flash by Joe McNally

In a recent podcast with Joe McNally, he mentioned a few simple techniques that will be further explored at his upcoming Photoshop World …

Save to Pocket and Evernote from your inbox with CloudMagic's Cards

Try as we might, we just can't escape email. Apple, Google, Microsoft and others have tried to do more with our messages, but only recently have we seen apps and services try to provide better context on their contents. With its latest update, CloudMagic, a free iOS and Android email app we've …

How to Use Metering in Your Photography

Sometimes, it can be quite uncanny just how accurately our camera meters are at getting the right exposure. The technology is highly sophisticated, …

Camouflage Photo Series Shows Just How Well Snipers Can Hide in Plain Sight

We spend all day staring at pixels, but really, just how good is our vision when it comes to noticing the small details in photographs? Well, I can’t …

Love in the age of Facebook

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>https://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-data-science/the-formation-of-love/10152064609253859<p>Facebook engineers and data …

Handmade furniture uses nothing but cables and tension for support

This furniture can hold itself together. A San Francisco-based designer named Robby Cuthbert has created architectural furniture made from wood and steel cables. The rows of cables in his chairs, lamps, and tables are placed precisely to maintain stability and strength through tension alone, …

The Secret to Crafting Stunningly Sharp Images and Preserving It Across Media

You probably know that getting your uploads to look sharp on screen, in print and on social media goes beyond resizing. Now, resizing is incredibly …

Why Your Kit Lens Isn't as Bad as You Think It Is

One of the things that I try getting across to my students is that despite all of its amazing capabilities, the camera is just a box. Yes, it is …

Mysteriously Playful Composite Images by Dariusz Klimczak

Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak constructs surreal landscapes through clever manipulation. Each image in the skilled photo editor's growing collection is a composite of multiple elements that work in unison to present a cohesive, albeit unusual, scene. More often than not, Klimczak's subjects …

Photography

CMYK vs. RGB and Why You Should Care

Being a man, I’m often apprehensive to pull someone aside and ask for help or an explanation, because this might imply that they are somehow more …

Tutorials

How to Do Skin Retouching in Photoshop

One of the most highly requested and simple photo touch ups requested is for blemish removal on the skin. Whether this is acne, freckles, or just …

Scientists Make Hair-Growing Cells From Ordinary Skin Cells

It's a step toward curing baldness with stem cells made from a person's own skin.<p>Bald? A team of stem cell scientists has made an advance that's a step toward being able to regrow your own natural hair, using samples of your skin.<p>The scientists took adult human skin cells and transformed them into …

University of Pennsylvania

The 7 Classic Pieces of Gear You Will Want After You Get a DSLR

Congratulations! You’re the proud owner of a new camera. But not just any new camera; no, not a new mobile device, not a new point and shoot — not …

10 Things You Should Know About the Crop Tool

While the Crop Tool is one of Photoshop's most-basic tools, you might find that there is more to this tool than you might know. In this tutorial, we …

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade

5 Pieces of Photography Gear to considered for your first upgrade - reflector, nifty 50, tripod, walk-around lens and a flash - what to look for and …

Photography