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All about Gear [Best of dPS 2013]

Everyone loves to talk about it. No one wants to admit it. So let’s geek out for a minute and look at some of the top articles and reviews on cameras …

Rap Genius Searches for New Traffic Tactic After Google Slap

It’s a good thing Rap Genius has an app coming out next week, because it just lost more than half its typical mobile Web traffic thanks to Google.<p>Rap …

Advertising Industry

In Christmas Message, Snowden Tells Britons 'Privacy Matters'

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden had a Christmas Day warning for Britons: "A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all."<p>Britain's Channel 4 televised Snowden's short address as the network's "Alternative Christmas Message," an annual address delivered by a public figure …

Photokina 2012 highlights: what you need to know

<i>Updated: Now with Photokina 2012 hands on first reviews of some of the new cameras announced</i><p>Photokina only takes place once every two years, so …

Still Life Photography

In today’s photo tip, we begin a study of still life photography techniques. We’ll start out with a still life photography definition that will …

Christmas Photography Tips and Techniques

Capture the Preparation Stages<p>Families come together at holidays, but not just for the main event, they come to help decorate… and these are …

Striving to Achieve a Higher Level of Landscape Photography

As photographers, we want to capture the things in life that are closest to our hearts. Often, to find that perfect mix of passion, love and beauty, …

Landscape Photography

How to Maximize Sharpness with a Telephoto Lens

Maximizing Sharpness - Tips for overcoming the difficulties associated with shooting at long focal lengths to help you maximize image sharpness

Ukraine Buses Police Into Kiev

How to Save Dreary Weather Photographs With HDR

We want you to close your eyes for a moment and imagine the following scenario. You've been saving for the last two years to go on your dream …

Cutting edge: the life of a former London gang leader

When Adam Patterson began photographing London gang leader Vipoh, he was looking for a way to understand knife culture. Instead, he gained a unique insight into a man desperate to escape a life of violence<p>Jean-Claude Dagrou sits in his living room, changes his baby's nappy, and explains why he …

13 Tips for Effective Environmental Portraits

Departing from the standard “torso-up” headshot portrait, an environmental portrait portrays a subject in a location that lends insight into who the …

Landscape Photography

Mosaic Brings Its Slick Photo Book Service to Android Devices

There are a lot of photo book makers out there — even Flicker joined the fray not too long ago — but one company that we’ve been really impressed …

Man Walks 2,886 Miles, Documents Whole Journey in Self-Portrait Time-Lapse

This is, as they say, an oldie but goodie. Put together all the way back in 2009, this self-portrait time-lapse chronicles one man’s journey walking …

Teen spends 3 years in jail, charges dropped

20-year-old Kalief Browder may be physically free, but mentally he is still trapped behind bars on Rikers, where every day was a battle to …

Why are so many mentally ill children being held in prison cells?

The spike in psychiatric assessments of children taking place in custody, especially in the south-west, shows a systematic failure<p>Jeremy Hunt is right to advocate the importance of work experience for politicians as well as managers in the NHS; the health secretary really should try a night in the …

Federal Drug Defendants Who Don’t Plead Guilty Spend Three Times Longer In Prison, Report Finds

In a landmark 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision on the right to a lawyer during plea bargaining, Justice Anthony Kennedy noted that 95 percent of …

'Going to be one hell of a decade’ – Manning to Wikileaks in private online chat in 2010

Buried deep inside a bulging US Army dossier relating to Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning’s court martial are 13 pages of online chat between …

TIME Names The Chromecast Number One Gadget Of 2013 As Part Of 'Top Ten Of Everything' Series

To wrap up the year, TIME's been working on a "Top Ten of Everything 2013" series, listing off the top ten items in various categories from Pop …

Spec Sheet: Canon takes a second shot at the mirrorless market with the EOS M2

<i>A lot of products come out each week — we don't highlight all of them, but all of them make it into The Verge Database. In Spec Sheet, a weekly series, we survey the latest product entries to keep track of the state of the art.</i><p>Canon's first mirrorless camera, the EOS M, was something of a …

Cutting edge: pictures from the life of a former London gang leader

Adam Patterson's collaboration with London gang leader Vipoh provides a unique insight into a shadowy world

Eva Kotátková and The Jameel prize: this week's art shows in pictures

From body constellations in Oxford to marble mini-metropolises in London, Skye Sherwin and Robert Clark find out what's happening in art around the country

The Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Photography

As long as there are weddings, there will be a demand for wedding photographers. For the right person, it can be a highly profitable business; …

Photog Creates Beautiful Fantasy Worlds in Her Tiny Studio Without Any Photoshop

Some of the most extraordinary photography we’ve run across was created by folks who use little to no Photoshop while capturing incredible photos …

How to Take Architectural Photography at Twilight

When it comes to ambient lighting, daytime photography provides great light for clear, crisp images. But, what about that off time when the sun is …

Shutter Speed

125 years of National Geographic: the world in pictures

To mark the 125th anniversary of National Geographic, we select iconic images from a new three-volume celebration of the magazine's history which highlights a changing world, as well as our fascination with travel photography. National Geographic: Around the World in 125 Years is published by …

Life in Focus: Adrian Klein on Combining Fine Art and Landscape Photography

<i>All photos by Adrian Klein. Used with permission</i><p>Adrian Klein is a photographer hailing from the Pacific Northwest of the USA. His love affair with …

Using Sun Flares and Starbursts to Create Stunning Images

Using Sun flares and Starbursts to Create Stunning Images - tips on how to create them and use them to make dynamic images

DSLR vs. Micro 4/3 Cameras: Which is right for you?

Micro 4/3 cameras have become an extremely popular topic of discussion because they are not only smaller and lighter than most DSLRs on the market, …