Allan Milbourn

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How to Do a Nondestructive Dodge and Burn in Photoshop

When you use the Dodge and Burn tools found in the flyout menu of Photoshop, you may be risking your entire image. These tools are destructive, …

5 flexibility marks every man should hit

When it comes to desired physical characteristics, flexibility falls down the priority list, as most guys would much rather have killer abs and …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

A Photographer’s Favorite Image of His Son and How it Was Captured

While visiting an aquarium with his family a photographer took the incredible image you see below and shared it with the internet. The image received …

Awesome High-Speed Photos of Flowers Exploding

Martin Klimas is no stranger to capturing things as they’re in the process of being smashed to bits. You might remember his series of photos showing …

103 Things I’ve Learned About Street Photography

A good photo asks more questions than provides answers 35mm as a focal length is generally ideal for most street photographers. 28mm is too wide …

Street Photography

The Magic of Natural Light: Twilight

One of my favourite times for taking photos is at twilight. Especially during the spring and summer, the seasons when the light is at its most …

4 Reasons to Stop Beating Yourself Up

Beating yourself up? Here are four things to remember when experiencing insecurity and self loathing.

Career Advice for Millennials

12 Ways to Become the Office Superstar<p>Tired of the bad rap millennials get? Overcome it with these tips from career expert Dan Schawbel<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>You've heard that millennials are power-hungry, overconfident people who spend all day attached to their iPhones and want constant promotions. …

Employment

Photography Contracts & Releases to Protect You as a Photographer

As with running any business, there is always the risk of legal issues arising. One common occurrence is the loss of images due to card malfunction. …

Composite lighting technique lets amateurs produce well-lit photos in minutes (video)

Hobbyist photographers don't often have the luxury of elaborate lighting rigs. However, Adobe and Cornell University have developed a new software technique that could bring pro-grade illumination to a wider audience. Known as computational lighting design, the solution simplifies a familiar trick …

10 Tips for Creating Great Family Portraits

With my background being in classic style studio portraiture (aka “boring”), and 25 years experience photographing portraits and weddings, I have a …

Photography

10 Heartbreaking Photos That Might Reduce You To Tears

They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have …

6 Ways to Reduce Blown Out Highlights in Your Outdoor Photography

Shooting outdoors means dealing with challenging and changing lighting conditions which can sometimes lead to blown out highlights in your images. …

Nelson Mandela, Robert Mugabe And The Countries They Shaped

As the ailing Nelson Mandela turned 95 this month, the international community celebrated his legacy and rooted for his recovery.<p>Just to the north in Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe, 89, is running for re-election this week. He's looking to extend his 33 years in power, which have been marked by …

Time-Lapse: Creating an Impressive 284-Layer ‘Super Composite’

Photography purists might want to look away on this one. The above video is a 9 minute time-lapse that speeds up 7+ hours worth of Photoshop CC work. …

Some SIM cards can be hacked 'in about two minutes' with a pair of text messages

Every GSM phone needs a SIM card, and you'd think such a ubiquitous standard would be immune to any hijack attempts. Evidently not, as Karsten Nohl of Security Research Labs -- who found a hole in GSM call encryption several years ago -- has uncovered a flaw that allows some SIM cards to be hacked …

How Modern Economics Is Built On 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

I reported earlier this month that the Financial Times published a pair of important articles asking why the goal of a firm is to maximize short-term shareholder value is still being taught in business schools.<p>“While there is growing consensus that focusing on short-term shareholder value is not …

The Worst Companies To Work For In The U.S.: 24/7 Wall St.

From 24/7 Wall St.: For the second year in a row, 24/7 Wall St. has identified America’s worst companies to work for. While company management can improve employee satisfaction, most of the companies on our list continue to make workers miserable.<p>In order to identify America’s worst companies to …

Memories, Photographs, and the Human Brain

There has been a good deal written about the similarities of the camera to the eye as well as the computer to human memory. What I would like to do …

The Economic Realities of Editorial Photography

There are as many career paths in photography as there are food pictures on Instagram. The difference is that on Instagram, the pictures are posted …

This is the 'worst restaurant meal in America,' according to health group

The Center for Science in the Public Interest has named the "worst restaurant meal in America" -- they say it's Long John Silver's Big Catch, a $4.99 plate featuring a 7-8 ounce piece of fried haddock, hush puppies and the choice of a side. (The version CSPI tested had onion rings as the side.)<p>The …

Nutrition

4 Strong Tips for Reigniting your Love Affair with Photography

For many of us, photography goes beyond a hobby, it becomes a passion, an addictive high that we must obtain at every opportunity. The joy of …

Are You Guilty of These? Five Hard Photography Habits to Break

Don’t you love new stuff? New clothes, new shoes — and since we’re all photographers here — new gear. Even if you bought it second-hand, it’s still …

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Mozart, Newton and You?

<i>"Inspiration is needed in geometry, just as much as in poetry." -- Alexander Pushkin</i><p>Creativity is essential to particle physics, cosmology, and to mathematics, and to other fields of science, just as it is to its more widely acknowledged beneficiaries -- the arts and humanities. Science epitomizes …

Creativity

Arianna Huffington's Smith College Commencement Speech On 'Redefining Success: The Third Metric'

Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, delivered the commencement address at Smith College Sunday, where she dared the graduates of the all-female college to change how they define success.<p>Success has largely been determined by money and power, Huffington argued, …

10 Photography Assignments to Stimulate Your Creativity

This article provides you with 10 photography self-assignments that you can use to get your own creative juices flowing. They’re designed to help you …

Photography