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15 Amazing Photos of the World from Someone Who Travels for a Living

If you didn’t have a trip in the works, you might after checking out these photos.<p><i>The T+L Social Ambassadors are a team of photographers who are</i> …

Travel

What I've learned in my first year of photography

December 3rd, 2015 was the day I bought my first camera. I carefully chose one body and one lens (Nikon D5300 and a prime 50mm).<p>These are some of the …

Inside the Development of Light, the Tiny Digital Camera That Outperforms DSLRs

The creator of the new Light digital camera explains how he made it work Photo: Gabriela Hasbun Photo: Sue Tallon <b> T</b> <b>he best digital cameras today are</b> …

Mobile Photography

Outdoor Camera Lenses

January 12, 2018 | Text & Photography By Wes Pitts<p>This updated wide-to-standard zoom is an excellent value with its fast, constant ƒ/2.8 maximum …

Landscape Photography Lenses

There is nothing more satisfying for a landscape photographer than capturing an image that displays the grandeur and beauty of nature. Whether it be …

Cameras

8 Ways Photography Can Improve Your Life

<i>Pedro Quintela is a history teacher, talented photographer, and one of the most inspiring people on 500px. To see more of his work and advice, follow</i> …

Self-esteem

Humans: Unusually Murderous Mammals, Typically Murderous Primates

A new study looks at rates of lethal violence across a thousand species to better understand the evolutionary origins of humanity’s own inhumanity.<p>Which mammal is most likely to be murdered by its own kind? It’s certainly not humans—not even close. Nor is it a top predator like the grey wolf or …

Anthropology

Why You Need to Stop Eating Avocados Immediately

Or at least buy only the ones grown in California.<p>You need to stop eating avocados. Right now. Yes, we know that we're asking for a lot. This is probably the most effort you'll ever put into any diet. But the environmental impact is huge. According to the Associated Press, rising demand for …

Old School: How to Meter and Expose for Any Lighting Situation

It’s time for a long overdue post. Looking back through my archives, I realized that I’ve covered topics like film selections and scanning film but …

Landscape Photography

Meet the Lizards Playing a 15 Million-Year-Old Game of Genetic Rock-Paper-Scissors

Rock beats scissors, scissors beats paper, and paper beats rock. Simple enough, right? Well, the rules might be easy to understand, but if your …

Zoology

Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

Medical Research

Special Ops Vet Says This Is the ‘Real Reason’ Photos of Bin Laden’s Body Will Never Be Released — and Claims It’s a Serious Problem

In his book, “No Easy Day,” Matt Bissonnette, a member of the Navy SEAL Team Six operators who conducted the raid that ultimately led to Osama bin Laden’s death, wrote about bin Laden’s final moments inside a private residential compound in Pakistan on May 2, 2011.<p>“In his death throes, he was still …

Osama Bin Laden

3 Ways To Remove Backgrounds In Photoshop

Being able to remove a background in Photoshop is an important skill for all photographers to learn. Even if you don’t regularly create composites or …

Tutorials

Dying art of Chinese cormorant fishing - in pictures

Photographs show insight into a dying 1,000-year-old tradition. Sailing peacefully across the river Li in Guilin, men fish without the aid of a rod, hook or bait, instead using a method which was first practised in 960AD

Wildlife

How I Mastered Photoshop

Processed using Photoshop Layers & Masks – Glen Eilt, Scotland<p>When I was just entering into the world of landscape photography, I would look at …

Landscape Photography

Meet the first beautiful E-bike from the future

Every time you think of the words ‘electric bike’ you probably think of something unattractive, with a huge bulky battery. E-bikes, or electric bikes, have traditionally been heavy, ugly, overpriced or all three of these things.<p>Amsterdam-based VanMoof plans to change that with its new ‘Electrified …

Venus Likely Had Past Life; Next Step Is Finding It

Venus likely harbored past microbial life, if not on its exposed surface, then in the planet’s potential warm early oceans and hot pools of liquid water, Dirk Schulze-Makuch, a Washington State University astrobiologist, now tells me.<p>Schulze-Makuch is less certain whether such long-dead microbes …

Astronomy

9 Architectural Photography Tutorials to Help You Get the Right Shot

While drawing or even writing about architecture can be a great way to be expressive in the field, today architectural photography is by far the most …

Architecture

How to keep YouTube audio playing in the background on iOS

Disclaimer: It works only with headphones that have an inline remote.<p>Among YouTube Red's benefits is the ability to play audio in the background while you go about your business using other apps or just sticking your phone back in your pocket. If you use headphones with their own play/pause button, …

Tech Trends

Windows Phone sales have almost ground to a halt

Gartner has released its smartphone stats for Q4 2015 and the news is especially bad for Microsoft. In Q4 2014, the software giant owned 2.8 percent of the smartphone market -- not great, but still good enough for around 10 million units sold. In the same quarter of 2015, however, Windows Phone …

Apple Must Remember To Fail With Style

Apple’s iPhone team has had a rough week in the spotlight. Error 53 may be rooted in Tim Cook’s approach to security, but it was pitched as a software error that ‘bricked’ devices when the secure elements of an iOS-powered device were disrupted. The recently promoted issue of a date crashing and …

Schadenfreude

Facebook shuts down Free Basics in India

After losing the battle to run its zero-rating Free Basics service in India, Facebook has decided to shut it down in the country altogether after roughly a year in operation.<p>Government agencies agencies including the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) spent several months over the past …

How to Do the Arnold Press | Men's Health

(Get fitter faster with an activity or health tracker. Head to Best Buy to find the one that fits your needs and goals.)<p>“Most guys get plenty of work on the anterior (front) delts from pushups and bench presses,” he says. “But many are missing the medial (lateral) and posterior (back) heads.”<p>The …

Windows 10 will only work on newest PCs, says Microsoft

Microsoft just dropped a bombshell. Older versions of Windows will not be supported on the newest chips from Intel and others.<p>The crux of a statement from Terry Myerson, executive vice president at Microsoft, is that new processors won’t run older versions of Windows reliably – and won’t be …

When wedding photographs go wrong - in pictures

Photobombs, animals and unexpected backdrops provide some of the funniest images released by the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers. Joe Milton, the society’s executive director, estimates that last year alone 20,000 entries were submitted for its quarterly competitions to …

Weddings

How to Erase Everything You've Said to Google

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Google Doodle
Global Warming

Here's why the iPad Pro's processor is so fast

Whatever you think of Apple's products, there's little doubt that the A9X processor in the iPad Pro is quick -- in a few cases, it rivals the performance you'd get from a laptop. But why is it so quick, especially when Apple tends to shy away from high clock speeds, many-core processors and other …

Apple invents active shutter system to protect iPhones from liquid, contaminants

An Apple patent application published Thursday details methods of implementing a powered shutter system that automatically blocks access to speaker, …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

6 simple gadgets improving life for those with dementia

Every 67 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.<p>It's a shocking statistic, but it's only the beginning. One in three seniors dies …