Richard Speakman

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How to Easily Use RGB Curves to Tone Your Photos

RGB Curves can be an intimidating photo editing tool that’s difficult to wrap your mind around, but they’re powerful and worth learning. Photographer …

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Hikers, Backpackers, and Campers.

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Hikers, Backpackers, and Campers on Your List<p>Finding a meaningful gift is a challenge, so we've made it easy by picking …

Do You Know the Difference Between Saturation and Vibrance? Watch This Video and Find Out

Do you fully understand the difference between the Saturation and Vibrance tools that are common to most image-editing programs? Many photographers …

Tutorials

10 gifts camping enthusiasts have probably never seen before

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Camping is by nature a reductive experience; you leave behind most of the trappings of daily life — from the flatscreen TV to the …

These Really Are the Best Documentaries on HBO Right Now

Some of the best nights are those spent in. Few things are better than curling up on the couch with a yummy snack, a glass of wine, and an excellent …

Photo editing tips: How to optimise sharpness

<b>In our latest look at photo editing tips, Photoshop guru Martin Evening sorts out your post-processing problems. Here he looks at optimising</b> …

Learn These Simple Custom Camera Settings and You’ll Never Miss a Shot Again (VIDEO)

Whether you’re a professional photographer or a passionate amateur, one sure way to shoot <i>better</i> is to learn how to shoot <i>faster,</i> so you never miss …

Learn These “Advanced” Spot Metering Techniques and Your Photos Will Always Be Perfectly Exposed (VIDEO)

While the video below is billed as an “advanced” tutorial, using a camera’s built-in spot metering mode is actually very simple. And once you master …

40 million slaves in the world, finds new report

<b>London (CNN) —</b> More than 40 million people were estimated to be victims of modern slavery in 2016 -- and one in four of those were children.<p>Those are the findings of a new report produced by the International Labor Organization (ILO), a U.N. agency focusing on labor rights, and the Walk Free …

Forced Labor

The Weak Cyclist's Guide to Starting Triathlon

<b>Does the idea of going out for a bike ride fill you with a sense of dread</b>? Do you have a desire to either do your first triathlon, or get better at …

12 Tips for Taking Gorgeous Nighttime Photos

Take Beautiful, One-of-a-Kind Night Shots<p>Taking pictures at night can be an intimidating prospect, but there's no need to pack up your camera when …

The 21 best science movies and shows streaming on Netflix that will make you smarter

Sometimes, the best way to spend a long weekend is to curl up on the couch and enjoy a film.<p>If you're looking for something entertaining and …

Outdoor Brands That Guarantee Their Gear for Life

Duct-taped holes in down jackets, busted-out toes in hiking boots, crampon-slashed pant cuffs—wear and tear can feel like a badge of honor in its own …

15 Of The Best Places To Find Free Books Online

Want to get your eyes on MILLIONS of free books online?<p>I got you.<p>If you’ve been following along, you already know that you can find free audiobooks …

Books

10 free yoga videos that’ll give you a studio-quality flow from home

Staying in might be the new going out, but that doesn’t mean you have to pass up the good vibes that a great yoga class can bring.<p>There are tons of …

Yoga

Best New Gear Awards - Summer 2017

Our editor picks for the most innovative new products unveiled this week at Outdoor Retailer.

Beginner Photography Tip: Understanding Autofocus Points

Part of becoming an improved photographer is learning the ins and outs of your camera.Though it can seem overwhelming when you're a beginner - having …

Cameras

Polarizing Filter Demonstration & Explanation

Before the trend of #nofilter, or even before Instagram for that matter, photographers used all manner of filters to control the color and light of …

How the Depth of Field Preview Button on a DSLR Works

DSLR cameras often have a little depth of field preview button beside the lens mount. This 3-minute video by ZY Productions revisits the basics of a …

How To Take Great Photos in Low Light: Why Nighttime Is the Right Time for Outdoor Photography

For many photographers, working with “existing light” means shooting during the day and stashing the gear after the sun drops below the horizon. But …

'Hillbilly Elegy' is No. 1; new Oprah pick is a best seller

Here’s a look at what’s new on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list…<p><b>Moving memoir:</b> It took a year — and a boost from Megyn Kelly — but <i>Hillbilly Elegy</i> has reached No. 1.<p>(The full list will be published on Thursday.)<p>J.D. Vance’s book, subtitled <i>A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis</i> and released on …

Books

How to Get Noise-free Star Photos with Starry Landscape Stacker

After doing an astrophotography shoot and zooming in on the stars, and you may find digital noise spoiling the scene. Removal in Lightroom can result …

How To Photograph Fireworks

Here are some of Serge Ramelli´s best tips to shoot fireworks:<p>1. Recommended gear: Tripod, Lens 24-70 or equivalent, not too wide and remote<br>2. In …

Shutter Speed

What is Exposure Compensation and How to Use It

In this article, we will go over what exposure compensation is on a digital camera and how you can take advantage of it to make adjustments to your …

Cameras

Dramatic Effects: A Complete Guide to Silhouette Photography Mastery

A Complete Guide to Silhouette Photography Mastery<p>Rating:<p>3.22 based on 9 Ratings<p>May 29, 2017 By Julian Rad<p>A Complete Guide to Silhouette Photography …

Essentials for complete control over photography with your smartphone camera

<i>By Abhilash Pavuluri</i><p>Smartphone cameras have improved by leaps and bounds in terms of quality. Gone are the days when 5MP was the de-facto standard. …

Mobile Photography

A Beginner's Guide to Prime Lenses

When you're just starting out in photography, one of the first things you'll probably wonder about is the difference between prime and zoom lenses. …

How to Isolate a Moving Subject: Panning for Beginners

Panning with a moving subject is a great way to show motion whilst also separating your subject from the background. Learn how to achieve this effect …

Tutorials

10 Tips to Make Your Photos Pop

We are all looking for little ways to make your photos come to life. Here are some good tricks to really help with the technical side of the camera, …

Landscape Photography