Ron Astill

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This is the best smartphone camera of 2017

iPhone X vs. Pixel 2 XL vs. Note 8 vs. HTC U11 vs. LG V30<p>Smartphone cameras get better every year, but this year more than ever truly felt like a leap. For once, we can talk about more than just Apple and Samsung (and Google) when referring to the “top tier” of smartphones with good cameras. And …

ISO in Photography: Know the correct setting for any picture

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.The ISO is one of the first …

Samsung reveals the Leader 8, its latest high-end flip phone

We have heard quite a few rumors regarding Samsung’s high-end flip phone over the last few months, and can now confirm that most of them are true: the South Korean tech giant has just officially announced the device in China.<p>The premium flip phone, which bears model number SM-G9298, is actually …

What's the Difference Between Bread Flour, All-Purpose Flour, Cake Flour, and Pastry Flour? (Phew!)

By Claire Saffitz<p>Yeah, it's kind of a lot. Wondering which of the gazillion flours out there you're supposed to use for what? Let's break it down.<p><i>It's OK: We all make mistakes. But you know what's less OK? Not learning from them. Welcome to Effed It Up, a semi-regular column where you, the</i> …

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The Joys of Long-Exposure Photography

If you really love landscape photography, it can be more than a professional pursuit or a hobby, it can almost become a way of life. This awesome …

An Advanced Look at Photoshop’s HSL Adjustment Layer Tool

You’ve probably used Hue/Saturation/Lightness adjustment layers in Photoshop before, but there’s likely more to it than you may have known. This …

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The ‘greatest film-maker who ever lived’

It’s not right that the Swedish master Ingmar Bergman is always described as dark and gloomy. He was a deeply humane artist with great empathy, writes Benjamin Ramm.<p>Woody Allen once lauded Ingmar Bergman as “probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion …

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What's Hyperfocal Distance and How Can It Help You Shoot Deep Focus Shots?

You may have never heard of hyperfocal distance before, but you definitely have seen this concept in action.<p>Ah, shallow depth of field. We all …

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 …

3 Legged Thing’s New Universal Tripod L-Bracket is Light and Affordable

British tripod manufacturer 3 Legged Thing has created a new universal L-plate that is both affordable and intuitive.<p>The new Universal L-bracket …

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Light starts shipping the L16, its 16-camera pocket DSLR challenger

Light’s L16 was a radical design concept when it was originally introduced in October, 2015 — but the concept has become a reality, as the company is now shipping the first production units to its pre-order customers. The final design is quite similar to the concept it showed off back then, with a …

Learn How to Sharpen Your Photos Using Lightroom to Achieve Great Image Results (VIDEO)

It’s always important to refresh the basics of photo editing especially when it comes to a comprehensive and often confusing piece of imaging …

This is What One Photography Veteran Thinks Makes a Great Image

Photographer Jesse James Allen has created a touching tribute to his photography mentor, Charles Howse. In the 6-minute video above, Howse shares an …

A simple technique to help you shoot street photos you will love

<i>“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”</i><p>Confucius<p>Starting out with street photography can be really tough at times…<p>It …

iOS 11 turns your iPad into a completely different machine

iOS has been around for 10 years. It’s hard to keep innovating after so many iterations. And yet, in many ways, iOS 11 feels like a completely new beast on the iPad. For the first time in years, it feels like Apple is taking risks with its operating system update.<p>I’ve been playing with a beta …

How to Give Portraits a Dreamy Glow in Photoshop

Hollywood photos and still frames often look fairly dreamy with a bit of a glow to the subject in the image. In this tutorial by the guys at …

A Step-By-Step Guide to Making Frybread

I fell in love with frybread before I’d ever even tasted it. I was a kid, and my parents rented a great movie called <i>Smoke Signals</i> for our family movie night. It’s a lovely, funny story about young Native American adults on a coming-of-age road trip through the American Southwest. (I highly …

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What’s the Best Lens for Portrait Photography? This Pro’s Answer May Surprise You (VIDEO)

If you’re shopping for a portrait lens, or just trying to figure out which lens you own is best for people pictures, we encourage you to watch this …

simple camera tricks in under 90 seconds

No guessing games here: Andrew Morrison's 90 second video contains 6 neat photography tricks – nothing more, nothing less. He uses a few household …

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Camera Resolution and Maximum Print Size

Black Vulture<p>At some point most photographers wonder how many pixels they need in order to print an image file at a given size. This is actually an …

4 Simple Things You Can Do Right Now to Take Better Photos

Tell me if this sounds familiar...You spend countless hours learning about photography and practicing taking photos.And though you occasionally get …

4 Simple Mistakes You're Making That Ruin Your Photos

Let's face it...When it comes to creating an incredible photograph, a lot can go wrong along the way.There's the creative aspects of photography to …

Tips for Photographing Moon

Photographing Moon – Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park – California, USA<p>The moon is a gorgeous subject, but it photographing moon can be …

30 Photoshop Techniques Every Photographer Should Know

If you're working as a photographer or retoucher, there are certain Photoshop techniques you just have to know. This amazing set of tutorials walks …

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Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

How To Make Selections In Photoshop

Almost anything you do in Photoshop can be done with more precision or just to a better degree if you are familiar with how to utilize selections. …

Here’s How to Use Exposure Blending in Photoshop to Make Your Landscape Photographs Pop (VIDEO)

We’re all familiar with the common dilemma when shooting landscape photos where a compromise has to be made between a blown-out sky and an overly …

Making brown rice? Don't follow the instructions on the box

When I was a kid, brown rice felt like punishment. Like the ever-increasing amount of whole wheat flour that would appear in my mom’s pancakes and waffles, brown rice with dinner felt like we had done something really wrong.<p>My mom would always scorch it, informing us that, in other parts of the …