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The Best Ways to Learn to Code for Free

New skills at no cost.<p>The web and our phones are playing an increasingly vital part in our lives, and that isn't going to stop any time soon. That means we're more and more at the mercy of the people who design and code on these platforms.<p>If you want to be a creator rather than a consumer of apps …

Apple’s former CEO John Sculley unveils two sleek and cheap Android smartphones

Former Apple chief executive (1983-93) John Sculley caught the tech industry off-guard today when he revealed a pair of low-cost but sleek Android (uniquely skinned, running Lollipop) smartphones.<p>The two phones, which bring to mind elements from Nokia’s Lumia devices and HTC’s polycarbonate unibody …

Review: New phones, tablets keep Samsung at Android helm

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's new smartphones and tablets might not offer enough to entice current iPhone and iPad users to switch, but they keep Samsung …

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS review: Canon comes back strong with 65x zoom PowerShot SX60 HS - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Canon PowerShot SX60 HS is an all-around excellent bridge camera with a competitive zoom range, features that make it easier to use and make use of the lens and solid photo and video quality for its class.<p><b>The Bad</b> Like most cameras in this category, the SX60 can be slow to lock focus …

Dodging and Burning in Photoshop and How It Can Enhance Your Photos

Despite being the cutting edge of modern digital image editing, Photoshop borrows a significant number of its tools from the days of film. None more …

Programmed Auto: A Helpful Overlooked Exposure Mode on DSLR Cameras

In order to be a truly creative photographer, you need to take your camera out of the automatic exposure modes and put it into either Programmed …

Photographer Demonstrates Use of Light, Motion and Long Exposures in Photo Series 'Trajectory'

The combination of light and motion always makes for some pretty amazing results. Slow shutter speeds capture images of light in motion in the most …

How to Use a Neutral Density Filter for Dynamic Landscape Photography

Neutral density filters are used to block some of the light coming into the lens so that we can have longer exposure times than the available light …

7 Simple Ways a Blog Can Get You More Photography Clients

By Ramsay Taplin Are you a photographer who dreams of taking your photography business to the next level? Well, one of the things that creative …

New York City Photographed Through a Glass Prism

“NYC Prism” is a project by New York City-based photographer Allen Skyy Enriquez (AKA The Zartorialist) that offers an unusual view of The Big Apple. …

15 Wonderful Pictures of Water Drops

When water falls on a surface, it makes a bead-like shape as it spreads in numerous directions, forming sporadic drops of water. Photographers must …

Photographic Lighting [Book Review]

If you’re looking for a book that takes you through the mysteries of natural light, shadows and highlights … this is not the one. Instead, it gives: …

Do You Make These 5 Classic Mistakes in Macro Photography?

Delving into macro photography opens up a fascinating, sometimes strange, new world. The ultra-close up views of flowers, plants, insects, and even …

Lightroom 4&5 Preset Bundle

Professional photographer James Brandon spent the last few years developing 80 Lightroom presets that are included in this wide-ranging bundle …

Street and Nature Photography – An interview with Erik Witsoe

Do you have any formal training in photography?<p>Not formally, no. Although I am trained as an artist and have spent much of my life developing those …

How to Use Film Simulator Presets in Lightroom

processed using VSCO’s Kodak TRI-X film preset Those of you who think Instagram and its ilk are pushing us towards the end of “real photography” can …

15 Amazing Pictures of Piers

Piers are unique architectural structures that are located all around the world. Not only do piers provide a beautiful place to walk along to view …

20 Majestic Pictures of Tigers

The Tiger is the largest of the cat species, and clearly not your typical house pet. These majestic mammals reach a total body length of up 11 ft and …

Wildlife

Photography 101: An Essential Photography Infographic for the Beginner

The folks over at Accredited Online Colleges contacted us and shared this infographic with us. If you’re just getting into photography, we strongly …

4 Essential Ingredients for Great Landscape Photographs

When you are out in the field and you’re not sure if your the image you are making is any good, go through this quick mental checklist to see if your …

How to Capture Authentic Emotion in Portrait Photography

If you shoot portraits on a regular basis, I’m sure you have an informal checklist of sorts that you consult — at least mentally — both before and …

Sony Does the D800E and Launches RX1R Without Lowpass Filter

Sony today announces the RX1R, an update to their acclaimed RX1 full-frame fixed-lens compact camera that does away with the traditional lowpass …

Panasonic Announces New 20mm f1.7 Version II with Metal Exterior

The other day, Panasonic announced that their old 20mm f1.7 was being discontinued. But the new just broke on their website that, they’re announcing …

Sony RX100 II: Expensive, but worth it

I'm a believer.<p>When Sony swapped the 1-inch standard CMOS of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 for a BSI (backside-illuminated) sensor in the DSC-RX100 II, I …

Sony RX1R Bests the RX1 in Sharpness by Ditching the Anti-Aliasing Filter

Sony now has <i>two</i> full frame compact cameras in its lineup—kinda. The company today announced the RX1R, a souped up (or perhaps stripped down?) version …

Sony Unveils the RX100 II: Better Sensor, Wi-Fi, Hotshoe, and a Tilting Screen

The “best pocket camera of all time” now has a successor. Sony today announced the RX100 Mark II, the followup to its highly-acclaimed RX100 premium …

23 Impressive Pictures of the Louvre Pyramid

The Louvre Pyramid and the Louvre Palace/Museum are architectural opposites. The Louvre Palace is a beautiful example of French renaissance …

How to Make a Mini Light Studio Using School Supplies

When school’s out, most kids are thinkin’ “Oh man, summer’s here!”<p>Us? We’re thinkin’ “What are we gonna do with <i>all these binders</i>???”<p>Staring at …

Useful Photography Tip #60: Brighten Your Rangefinder On the Cheap

We found an awesome hack on Lomography magazine for those of you who are really into rangefinder photography (and we’re talking about actual …