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Three Ways to Use Flipgrid Now That All Features are Free

In case you missed it last week, Flipgrid was acquired by Microsoft. Microsoft then made all of the premium features of Flipgrid available for free …

Education Technology

A Beginner's Guide to Long Exposure Photography: When and How to Do It

Long exposures are something almost every photographer tries at some point, and they can be a fun way to create images that the naked eye would never …

Landscape Photography

Real-World Review of Breakthrough Photography's X100 Holder & X4 GND

If you’re a photographer it’s likely you fall into two relatively polarized categories when it comes to how you approach making your images. There …

Landscape Photography

‘Bivy Stick’ Turns Your Smartphone Into a Satellite Messenger

Where there were once desperate shouts into the wilderness, there are now two-way satellite messengers. The Bivy Stick is the latest in a crop of …

Camping

Breakthrough Photography X100 Glass Graduated ND Filter Review

Breakthrough Photography Filter System<p>It’s been many years since I have used graduated filters in the digital landscape. I had the usual set of …

Landscape Photography

As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients

Plants need carbon dioxide to live, but its effects on them are complicated.<p>As the level of carbon dioxide in the air continues to rise because of human activity, scientists are trying to pin down how the plants we eat are being affected.<p>Mounting evidence suggests that many key plants lose …

Climate Change

How to Combine Multiple Exposures to Create a Unique Waterfall Image Using Photoshop

Waterfalls are by far one of the most popular subjects for landscape photographers and for good reason: they show off both the power and beauty of …

Landscape Photography

Shooting series #3 - Long exposure water

Dive into using long exposure times to blur motion and create unique water photographs.<p>Let’s take a look at the popular technique of using long …

Landscape Photography

Pro Tip: Put Something In Front of Your Lens for Instantly More Interesting Photos

<i>Bored with your photos? Try this easy pro tip to change the way you see and frame the scenes before you and get instantly more interesting snaps!</i><p>Once …

Photography

You Can't Take This Photo: Shooting Western Landscapes Like They've Never Been Seen—at Night

In 2010, photographer Adam Katseff, a lifelong East Coaster, moved to California to begin an MFA at Stanford. Inspired by the great 19th-century …

Landscape Photography

It’s The Little Things That Matter Most: An Intro to Shooting Macro Images

<i>This is a syndicated blog post from Digital Photo Magazine. It is being republished here with permission.</i><p>My introduction to “real” macro photography …

Cameras

10 Tips How to Fill the Frame in Photography

Very simple photography tip: Fill the frame with a certain color, certain visual element, or your subject to make a more engaging/interesting photo! …

Street Photography

Scientists Can Design ‘Better’ Babies. Should They?

For nine frustrating years, Lesley and John Brown tried to conceive a child but failed because of her blocked fallopian tubes. Then in late 1977, this English couple put their hopes in the hands of two men of science. Thus began their leap into the unknown, and into history.<p>On July 25, 1978, the …

Genetics

The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate

With that in mind, it’s worth considering how schools can prepare students to respond to the wealth of information available, to them and how they …

Video: The Loneliness of an Adventure Photographer

While we always appreciate the amazing photos that landscape, nature, and adventure photographers capture, we don't always understand the long hours …

Photography

Two Tips to Make Interesting Photos From Uninteresting Scenes

Sometimes, there isn’t a whole lot to a photo: nothing’s moving, or it’s a scene without a strong subject. How do you — the photographer — make it …

Landscape Photography

5 Things I Love About Iceland

The verdict is in: I love Iceland. The fact that I can visit a place with freezing temperatures in the dead of winter and still be impressed means …

Northern Lights

On the Revoice Conference, “Gay Christianity,” and the Apostle Paul’s Showstopper Words to the Corinthians

The Revoice conference has caused a stir in evangelical circles in recent days. Basically, it is a conference that stands for the idea that a person …

Theology

4 Days in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

California is fortunate to be home to nine national parks (yes, nine!), more than any other state.<p>With such a plethora of natural and national …

National Parks

Going With the Flow

Dogwood TapestryI have been photographing the dogwood of Yosemite Valley for 40 years. My favorite locations are along the Merced River where their …

Nature Photography

Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in toothpaste and other products, linked to inflammation and cancer in the gut

The antimicrobial chemical triclosan is in thousands of products that we use daily: hand soaps, toothpastes, body wash, kitchenware and even some …

Medical Research

Browsing porn in incognito mode isn't nearly as private as you think

People clear their search history and caches and think this information just disappears<p>Ctrl-shift-N: the wondrous keyboard shortcut to start an incognito tab in Google Chrome. You hesitantly type in your odious search, and find the porn site which in that moment you feel a magnetizing attraction to.<p>…

Google

Five Essential Tips for Building a Professional Photography Website

A photographer's online portfolio is paramount in this day and age, but you already know that. However, we are at a juncture in which the caliber of …

Web Design

How to Teach Students With Social Anxiety Disorder

Teaching students with social anxiety disorder (SAD) can be challenging. School can be difficult for students with SAD. If you are a teacher of a …

Tips to Photographing Light as Your Subject | OPG

Generally, photographers think of light as the thing that illuminates the subject being photographed. There are times, however, when the light itself …

How to Photograph Flowers

<i>Image Credit: Amber Fite</i><p>Flowers are abundant in many locations in the spring and summer, making them ideal subjects for photography.<p>But learning how …

Landscape Photography

Stargazing: How to photograph star trails

There are few things better than spending a beautiful clear night sitting out under the stars enjoying the vastness of our galaxy, and then coming …

Landscape Light, Part 1

My photo tour company's tagline is, “It’s All About The Light.” Light is the ingredient that carves, shapes and adds dimension. It forms contrast, …

Landscape Photography

How to Develop Your Personal Photographic Style

Developing a unique photographic style is a goal of every photographer. It is an evolutionary process that takes time and experience. Once it begins …

Landscape Photography

This Video Trick Will Make Your Time-lapses Look Better

Time-lapses are an easy way to add spice to your video productions, but sometimes parts of your scene look awful when displayed over long periods of …

Videography