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Living the Game doc chronicles Street Fighter champions' guts, glory and anguish

The sounds that define the Japanese documentary <i>Living the Game</i> aren't cheering crowds or any single person's voice. Rather, they are the constant …

The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Sure, Netflix has a cadre of cheesy rom-coms, sexy capers, and superhero content. But don’t discount …

Sundance

Lens Rentals: That Zoom Lens is Not ‘as Good as a Prime’… Here’s Why

Roger Cicala—the founder of Lens Rentals and one of the most entertaining and informative voices in the world of optical testing—has some news for …

Cameras

How to Finally Fall in Love with HDR (a Lightroom Tutorial…of Love)

Hi gang — the weekend’s almost here, and that’s reason enough for an awesome little Lightroom tutorial that I hope will make you finally, and …

7 New Year’s Resolutions Every Photographer Should Make in 2017

Every year I learn more about photography as an art form and a business. I’ve struggled over the past few years with finding a balance between …

Social Media

Quickly Improve a Smartphone Portrait in Photoshop with a Simple Depth of Field Effect

A portrait is often defined with a little depth of field of effect that makes the person in focus really pop. Most smartphones can’t produce this …

5 Quick Tips to Instantly Up Your Photo Game

After sharing his 8 camera hacks in 90 seconds, Toronto-based photographer Peter McKinnon is back again with another helpful video for beginners. In …

Simple and Effective Strength: The Perfect Beginner Workout

Meet Jimmy: Jimmy is a 32-year-old insurance salesman. <b>He’s been happily married for the past six years and has two beautiful children.</b> He loves …

Workouts

Quick Tip: A Cleaner Way to Sharpen Your Photos in Photoshop

When you sharpen a photograph, what you’re doing is adding contrast to the edges in an image, but unfortunately, that often leads to black and white …

Tutorials

50 Greatest Horror Movies of the 21st Century

By , , , , , , , , , ,<p>33. 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' (2014)<p>As spellbinding a debut movie as you're likely to see, Ana Lily Armipour's melding …

Horror

Meet RAW, The Best Photo Editing App Powered By Photographers

There’s a brand-new app in town that every photographer must add to their everyday essentials. Introducing RAW by 500px—it’s going to totally change …

40 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP

Hit the roads less traveled.<p>When it comes to your vacation, most people seek out places they've seen on TV or have heard about from friends and family. Fair enough. Now, let us introduce you to 40 unsung hot spots. These unheard-of towns across the U.S. might not have made it onto your bucket list</i> …

New England

Two tips for removing reflections from eyeglasses

I can’t begin to count the number of times I’ve taken a photo of someone with glasses only to have a reflection ruin the shot.<p>Usually, I end up …

Google’s high-end Nik Collection photo software is now free, and probably dead

A few years ago, the Nik Collection of photo editing tools would have cost you $500. Now, Google's giving it all away.<p>The Nik Collection is a set of seven plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, and Apple Aperture. The toolbag includes vintage camera filters, black-and-white controls, HDR …

See 9 Gorgeous Winning Images From Smithsonian’s Annual Photo Contest

As amazing as that Snapchat pic of you high-fiving a Samuel L. Jackson wax figure outside of Madame Tussaud’s is, sometimes it’s nice to admire the photography of the pros. A perfect place to start would be with the winners of Smithsonian’s 13th annual photo contest, which have just been …

taking photos of tinder date’s bedrooms

Photographer George Downing is redefining intimacy with glimpse into the bedrooms of the boys he met on the dating app.<p>Australian photographer George Downing has spent the last year photographing his Tinder matches in their bedrooms across Melbourne. The series reflects changing attitudes around an …

The Easy Path: Why I Avoid Higher Difficulties When Playing Video Games

As much as I adore <b>XCOM 2</b>, I’m not playing it on Commander or Legend difficulty. I’ve played mainstay shooters like <i>Call of Duty</i> and <i>Halo</i> since their inception so I’m no slouch, but I steer clear of the masochistic challenges that Veteran and Legendary, respectively, dish out. For that matter, as …

Dark Souls

3 things you must know about using your DSLR camera

Walk down the Magnificent Mile in Chicago, through any major intersection in Manhattan, or past a million other tourist hotspots and you'll probably see dozens of DSLR photographers snapping away.<p>It's easy to understand why people buy DSLRs. Pros use them. They're bigger and more expensive than …

Vintage Photos of Everyday Life in 1950s New York Discovered in Attic 50 Years Later

These vintage photographs capture a timeless energy and diversity that is characteristic of the sleepless streets of New York City. The recently discovered antique portraits showcase the city in the midst of the 1950’s, as seen through the Rolleiflex lens of the undiscovered photographer Frank …

8 Ideas that Will Help You Make Better Candid Photos

I’ve mentioned on at least one previous occasion the idea of “emotive photography” — or, photographing simply to capture the feeling of a moment and …

The Most Powerful Way to Crop in Photoshop [UP16]

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

What to stream this month on HBO, Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix

Streaming options are a bit like the cereal aisle in the grocery store: the more choices there are, the harder it is to choose. Thankfully, we're …

Entertainment

Researchers Just Found The Easiest Way To Help You Lose Weight, And It's Something You Already Do Every Day

<i>By Samuel Blackstone for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Everybody knows the importance of drinking enough water. Aside from its benefits to your skin, muscles, organs, and digestion, it detoxifies, prevents certain cancers, and can improve your post-workout mood. Heck, when you're a baby, you're 75 …

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

Practical Pointers for Getting Your Photos Noticed on Flickr and 500px

You have just composed your photographic masterpiece. After hours of planning, precise composition, and utilizing your technical knowledge, you have …

Learn Digital Photography The Smart Way

Do you own a DSLR but still take average, boring photos?<p>“Now You Can Master Any DSLR Camera And<br>Take Gorgeous, Attention-Grabbing Photos By<br>Following …

Video games without people of color are not 'neutral'

The myth of white neutrality persists in the world of gaming, where black characters in fantasy games can be deemed less "realistic" than dragons.<p>Are …