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CIA Kept Area 51 Secret Because Rumors Cooler Than Reality

A spy plane, an intelligence agency, and the magical logic of conspiracy theories all made an American legend.<p>Yesterday the CIA declassified a 400-page document about Area 51, the secret facility in the Nevada desert that has fascinated armchair historians and tormented conspiracy theorists for …

Hawaiian volcano serves as make-believe red planet for Mars researchers

Six astronauts emerged this week from four months spent living on Hawaii's isolated Mauna Loa volcano to simulate life on Mars, the latest elaborate make-believe staged in the name of science.<p>The astronauts wrapped up the Hi-Seas mission on Tuesday, leaving behind the vegetation-free lava fields …

Baby Monitors Can Be Hacked, And So Can Everything Else

Hackable baby monitors reveal the vulnerability of everyday things.<p>Baby surveillance devices: adorable and practical when used by parents, freaking creepy when used by strange adults on the internet. A couple in Houston recently discovered this firsthand when a man hacked their baby monitor and …

What's My Real Cancer Risk? When Online Calculators Don't Compute

Online risk calculators are all the rage these days among public health groups trying to get us to change our unhealthful ways. The World Health Organization developed an online tool that lets you estimate your personal risk of cracking a hip in the next 10 years, for example. You just plug in data …

The Week In Numbers: On-Demand Quantum Teleportation, A New Mammal Species, And More

<b>2 pounds</b>: the weight of the olinguito, an adorable carnivorous mammal species just discovered in South America<p><b>20 millikelvins</b>: the temperature at which scientists recently achieved reliable, on-demand quantum teleportation<p><b>700 miles per hour</b>: the speed at which Elon Musk's proposed Hyperloop railway …

Backyard Photography Tips

One of the most common questions I am asked at workshops is where I go to get my reference photos. Most people assume that I travel far and wide to …

5 Important Components of a Powerful Image

An award winning travel photographer names his 5 most important factors that contribute to powerful images.

5 Tips for Creating fun Campfire Photos

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting the Digital Photography School headmaster, Darren Rowse, in person at a conference we both …

3 Steps to Gorgeous Landscape Images

A Guest Contribution by Todd Sisson – author of our Landscape Photography and Landscape Photography Post Processing eBooks. During the writing of …

Composition, Balance and Visual Mass

In previous articles I wrote about the concept of balance in relation to the colours orange and blue, and in relation to composition in the square …

Soft Flattering Color Portraits in Lightroom 4 and Lightroom 5

Introduction The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5, a preset system designed to take you from Ordinary to …

Dust and Fight: Behind the Scenes of This Spectacular Photo Series

Last year we shared a behind the scenes video that showed some of what went into shooting this amazing ‘dust’ and ‘dance image’. Since then …

3 Reasons to Shoot Vertical Aspect Landscapes and 6 Tips on How to Shoot Them

A Guest Contribution by Todd Sisson – author of our Landscape Photography eBook. The majority of landscape images are photographed in the horizontal …

Black and White Landscapes: Weekly Photography Challenge

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve been running ‘Landscapes’ challenges to celebrate the launch of our new Landscape Photography eBook – this week …

4 Ways To Make Money As A Photographer

Wouldn’t it be nice to make money doing something you love – even if it were just enough to cover the costs of that hobby? I’m going to share with …

Composition and Negative Space

In portraiture, negative space is the area around the main subject of your photograph. The portrait above has negative space – it is the dark area …

Portrait Photography Tips and Techniques

Baby Photography Tips<p>Babies are unpredictable so therefore tears and tantrums are to be expected. Don’t be afraid to keep the camera shooting rather …

Photography Tips in a Pinch

Good photographers try to be prepared for almost any situation. Unfortunately, if you tried to carry everything you’d need to meet every possible …

Fresh Rumors Suggest Canon is Looking at Jumping Into Medium Format

The idea that Canon would take the leap into medium format has been tossed around as both rumor and joke. Last August, we were told to expect a Canon …

7 Ways To Create Authentic & Powerful Portraits

by Steven McConnell Do you remember the time you were learning to drive a car? If you’re like most people, it began as a purely technical, logical …

Ideas to Modify Natural Light for Portrait Photography

Every photographer loves that soft white light that pours in through a single window. Its diffuse glow seems to make anything in its path magically …

The Unphotographable: Photos that Try to Show that Which Can’t be Photographed

At the beginning of the year, the Fraenkel Gallery debuted an exhibition and book that approached photography from an interesting angle: the exhibit …

How to do Off-Camera Flash Photography with Canon Speedlites

Being faced with the prospect of using off-camera flash sends many new photographers running for the hills. Learning to use flash effectively can be …

Photography

How to Photograph the Moon

Photographing the moon can be tricky. Last year I had a go at it, and it was a complete disaster, with the moon looking like a big, bright, blurry …

Some Useful Tips for Using Perspective in Photography

As photographers, we often hear about the importance of moving position to change your perspective, but what does that actually mean? What is …

So You're Going to Shoot A Wedding: Part 2 of 3 [Day Of]

If you want to know how to photograph a wedding, there are ton of books on the subject but the truth is nothing is going to be a greater lesson than …

How Capturing Expressive Eyes Can Be The Key To Good Portraiture

If you look at some of the most famous photographs in history, such as Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, Steve McCurry’s Afghan Girl, or much of …

How to Make Sure You are Using Image Stabilization Correctly

A good photo isn’t automatic. It doesn’t matter how new or expensive your camera is; good shots don’t just happen because you press the shutter. …

Interview with Self-Portrait Photographer Alicia Savage

<b>What were some of the key elements to the development of your photography style?</b><p>I feel the key elements that have developed my style thus far is my …