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Top 5 Tips for Flattering Portrait Photography

Looking for tips to take better photos? Well, you’ll find some of the most valuable ones here. These only cover the basics, but we recommend that you …

Landscape Photography

How To Digitally Blend a Single RAW file by Jimmy McIntyre

Digital blending is a technique by which you blend selected regions of one photo with regions from another photo to combine the best aspects of both …

Tutorials

In training since 1625: How a 390-year-old bonsai tree survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima

Moses Weisberg was walking his bicycle through the National Arboretum in Northeast Washington when he stopped at a mushroom-shaped tree. The first …

U.S. Army

A Look at The Striking Low-Key Black-and-White Style of Film Noir Cinema

Cinema and photography are two close-knit relatives that help us to tell stories through the use of a camera and mindful composition. This week, we …

How to Recover Shadows in Lightroom 5

Shadow recovery has always been a bit of delicate balancing act. Too little and you see no benefits, too much and not only can the image look …

Tutorials

Free-Floating Planets May be More Common Than Stars

PASADENA, Calif. -- Astronomers, including a NASA-funded team member, have discovered a new class of Jupiter-sized planets floating alone in the dark …

Zombie Burials? Ancient Greeks Used Rocks to Keep Bodies in Graves

Ancient supernatural practices may explain why two Grecian graves contain skeletons that are pinned down with heavy objects and rocks, almost as …

Chevrolet’s Bolt EV is already crushing its 200 mile target

Chevrolet may only have shown off its Bolt EV concept in January, but pre-production models are already in testing as the car gets fast-tracked to …

Understanding White Balance with 6 Easy Tips

Photographers talk about white balance and color temperature a lot, but what do the terms mean, and why would you choose one setting over another? …

Hard vs. Soft Light: A Quick Refresher

You might know by now the difference between hard and soft light. But the concept may still be a little fuzzy. Either way, this small refresher video …

Landscape Photography

Classics for the people – why we should all learn from the ancient Greeks

Just how special were the ancient Greeks? Was there really a Greek “miracle”? The question has become painfully politicised. Critics of colonialism and racism tend to play down the specialness of the ancient Greeks. Those who maintain that there was something identifiably different and even …

Ancient History

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Amazon’s 300dpi Kindle Paperwhite is testing my ereader loyalties

It can be tough being the middle child, but Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite is having its moment in the sun by copying the best parts of its more …

Amazon All-New Kindle Paperwhite Announced

Amazon has announced its latest eReader – all-new <b>Kindle Paperwhite</b>. With its higher resolution display, the eReader will bring you better ebook …

Micro Cluster Cabins

Building a cabin to house an entire family is easy. Building one that does so while offering plenty of privacy is not. These Micro Cluster Cabins by …

How Much Post-Processing Is Too Much? Ethical Visual Journalism After The World Press Photo Scandal

WPP's recent disqualification of 20% of the contest finalists for image manipulation, without giving examples of the offending images, has raised …

Ethics

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Aerial Photographer Captures the Alien Beauty of Earth

Photographer Alexander Heilner documents symmetries and amoebic designs in 'Aerial Landscapes.'<p><i>Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E., a</i><p>What remains when sounds, smells, and textures fall away? With well-framed evidence taking the form of his ongoing series of <i>Aerial Landscapes</i>, photographer and professor …

The "Oort Star" --Did a Rogue Star Pass Through Our Solar System? (Weekend Feature)

The star's trajectory suggests that 70,000 years ago it passed roughly 52,000 astronomical units away (or about 0.8 light years, which equals 8 …

Have You Got Gear Acquisition Syndrome?

Back when I first started in photography, I got a part time job in a professional camera shop. This was mainly, it must be said, because of the hefty …

How Russia’s new — and possibly fully robotic — Armata tanks measure up

Russia’s new tank, the Armata, is expected to form the backbone of the nation’s armed forces for years to come. Here’s a look at some of it’s key …

Armed Forces

Ding Bike Light

The DING bike light provides a level of high performance riding safety with its unique two-beam innovation. DING offers a commanding shield of light …

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First Impressions: Panasonic 15mm f1.7 (Micro Four Thirds)

When the whole mirrorless camera movement was started, the more experienced lot of consumers asked for small and quality prime lens offerings. And …

Five unusual Android launchers to spruce up your phone

One of the benefits of Android’s openness is that many of its parts can be replaced by third party apps and services. One of those parts is the …

Ancient DNA reveals how Europeans developed light skin and lactose tolerance

Food intolerance is often dismissed as a modern invention and a “first-world problem”. However, a study analysing the genomes of 101 Bronze-Age …

Linka auto-unlocking smart bike lock keeps your bike safe

In areas where lots of people ride bikes to and from work, bike theft is a major concern. There are plenty of locks that require you to mess with …

WoodSnap Tattoos Your Photos Onto Wood

What looks like a piece of wood with an image printed on it is actually something so much more. WoodSnap uses a 10-step tattoo-like process to …