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Heartbreaking GoPro documentary is company’s first to use non-Hero cameras

On July 23, 2015, BASE jumper Ian Flanders leapt from a cable car into a deep canyon below. The jump was expected to be easy, the difficulty nowhere …

Take Better Digital Photos By Understanding Your Camera’s ISO Settings

What does ISO stand for, you ask? ISO stands for International Standards Organization, which refers to the group that set the standards for film …

Digital Cameras

How to Photograph a Headshot With Clam Shell Lighting

Back in October I posted a portrait of myself that quickly became the most popular photo on my entire Facebook feed for 2015. The image was never …

A Photographer's Guide to Amsterdam

Amsterdam, a city made famous by canals, cannabis and one or two other things, has the potential to be a photographer's paradise. In reality, despite …

13 Quite Interesting Things Learned From Stephen Fry’s Run On ‘QI’

Following the announcement that Stephen Fry will step down as quizmaster of <i>QI</i> after 13 years in the chair, here’s a look at some of the most …

B-movie

First Full Trailer for Sherlock's Christmas Special

The<p>BBC has tonight released the first full-length trailer for the Sherlock Christmas special which will take place in Victorian England, the time …

Review: The Peak Design CaptureLENS Helps Change Lenses Faster Than Ever Before

Peak Design is a photographic accessory company that never seems to run out of new and exciting ideas to improve the everyday lives of photographers. …

UX Design

Ryan Dyar - Surrealistic Post-Processing Tips

Illuminated Course Bundle – 55% Off<p>Create brilliant photographs in any lighting conditions.<p>For Limited Time Only<p>7Days6Hours8Minutes36Seconds<p>Find Out …

How Understanding Clarity and Vibrance in Lightroom Can Improve Your Images

Adobe Lightroom offers two excellent tools for increasing the apparent contrast and saturation of an image without resorting to taking everything to …

Watch Acquisitions Inc. from PAX 2015, one of the most-watched D&D games of all time

PAX Prime is, first and foremost, a convention for fans of digital games. But these past few years it's also become home to tabletop experiences of all kinds. No event is more hotly anticipated than the annual one-shot Dungeons & Dragons play session with Acquisitions Incorporated, to be broadcast …

Which Photo-Filter to Use?

How to make your Landscape Photo’s POP! Use Filters<p>Hi Guys, In this post I’m going to teach you about photography filters and deciding which one to …

How Facebook should be designed

Facebook’s design has been widely discussed among designers and users, and I’ve seen plenty of criticism:<p>“Why is the design of Facebook’s desktop site so bad?”<br>• “Facebook has a deeper problem than just Vine/Twitter”<br>• “Do anyone else find Facebook to have an ugly design?”<p>Having reviewed some of the …

Learn to draw world maps from one of D&D's best cartographers

Jared Blando is an accomplished concept artist and cartographer. Over the past few years, he's worked quite a bit with the team behind the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons, creating the maps for both <i>The Hoard of the Dragon Queen</i> and <i>The Rise of Tiamat</i> campaign books. Now, he's written a …

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

Tips for Optimizing Photoshop Performance on Your Computer

Have you ever wondered if you were getting the best performance out of Adobe’s Photoshop Creative Cloud? Depending on your particular workflow and …

How Runic games was reborn after Torchlight: The story behind Hob

"We were a new studio and we had to come quickly and make a big hit right away to establish ourselves," says Runic Games CEO Max Schaefer, talking about creating a hit game the way you or I may talk about making waffles for breakfast.<p>As a debut game, Runic made <i>Torchlight</i>, a hack-and-slash in the …

Game Design

A Chat With Felicia Day: The Smart Humanity Of A Not-So-Weird Weirdo

Felicia Day is a smart human. That becomes clear early in her new memoir, though we’re supposed to start with geek, or weirdo, or multi-talented, because …<p>“I think especially for women and girls, it is not something they are normally taught to lead with in terms of their self worth, being smart,” …

10 Elegant Homes You Simply Must Rent in Paris

These spaces are so lovely that you might just skip the Eiffel and stay in.<p>These spaces are so lovely that you might just skip the Eiffel and stay in.

When to Use Matrix & Spot Metering

Matrix (Nikon)/Evaluative (Canon) metering is the standard go-to choice of the metering options. Many photographers select Matrix metering and never …

How Wyrmwood created a luxury role-playing product and launched the perfect Kickstarter

The Wyrmwood Magnetic Dice Tower System is an odd Kickstarter. The campaign still has days to go, but I'm already holding one of the finished products in my hands.<p>It's beautiful.<p>On my desk it looks like a nice wooden box, but once you unclasp the leather strap holding everything together you see a …

6 Things To Consider Before Building Your Next Gaming PC

Believe it or not, the act of physically building your first PC is relatively simple. It’s the research beforehand and process of choosing your parts that can be daunting. Will X component be compatible with Y component? Is this case future proof? How large a power supply do I need? What should I …

hardware

Typegenius Online App Shows Designers the Best Font Match

Most designers pride themselves on their ability to choose the font combinations they use in their projects, thank you — except for when they need a little help in deciding which fonts look best together.<p>Luckily, there’s a quick and easy way to get some extra visual input. Typegenius is a Website …

Creating Clarity in Your Images

Clarity, sharpness, and crispness are three terms that are frequently used to express the properties of a good photo. While there is probably no …

Tutorials

Sample Letters to My Copyright Infringers, from Credit Requests to Payment Demands

Because you asked, these are real letters I have sent to people found using my photographs inappropriately, ranging from “The standard DMCA takedown” …

Semi-Autobracketing for HDR - How to Extend Your Exposure Bracketing Series

Auto exposure bracketing (AEB) is the function by which modern DSLR cameras take multiple photos at different exposures with a single click on the …

Cameras

Beginner Street Photography

We all have to start somewhere with our photography and one of the big questions I get asked by students is where do we begin. There is just so much …

A Quick and Dirty Guide To Depth of Field

<i>Aperture –</i> One of the first things we learn in our studies as photographers is about aperture. Not only does it control the amount light that passes …

The Surreal Landscape: Long Exposure Photography

Long exposure photography is different. It demands patience, an appreciation of beautiful light and a deep understanding of composition.

Instagram and Anxiety of the Photographer – Part I

Over a half a billion Apple iOS and Android systems have been sold, which means that there are now an unprecedented number of cameras in the world. …

What it Takes to be a Good Interior Photographer

Interior photography is the most challenging of all the professional genres of commercial photography. Every detail is critical. Every prop must be …