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How to easily take Long Exposure photos on your iPhone

Here is a way to easily take long exposure images with the Apps that come with your iPhone. Apple’s iPhone has become one of the most used cameras in …

Mobile Photography

How to switch from Chrome to Firefox Quantum in under 2 minutes

Having used Chrome for ages, I’ve gotten used to the browser’s sluggish performance and gluttony for system memory, and I’ve a feeling I’m not alone.<p>With the launch of Firefox Quantum, we can finally break free from those shackles: the latest version of Mozilla’s browser uses an all-new CSS engine …

Google

This temperature-control mug is the best product I've tried this year

Honestly, it changed my coffee drinking habits.<p>It's fascinating how little, everyday frustrations can stick in your brain forever. Like why isn’t there an apparatus that breaks spaghetti in half without throwing shards of raw noodle all over your kitchen? Or why aren't there half-size spaghetti …

Coffee

How to Pick the Right Camera Settings for Every Scenario

Fresh from telling us to stop asking about camera settings, Tony Northrup is back with a 17-minute video going in depth on the general camera …

194 Photo Editing Tools and Apps You Should Know

Hello, photographers. Here’s a giant list of 194 photo editing tools and apps you can use in your photography.<p>I started this research for my project …

Tutorials

An Incredibly Useful Beginner's Photoshop Tutorial

Adobe Photoshop is the go-to photo editing and manipulation software available online, mainly used by professional photographers and designers. It …

Tutorials

Here’s Some Fantastic Free Software That Will Make Your Photos Super Sharp (VIDEO)

All photographers strive for sharp images, and we often employ a variety of methods to rehabilitate shots that are slightly soft due to camera shake, …

Here's how you can access your computer from anywhere

Phone home.<p>Even if you conscientiously save your data to the cloud, there always comes a time when you're away from your home or office and need to edit a file that's stuck on that computer. While you're sitting in a hotel room, you might need to run a program on your home PC, and while out and …

Software

I Drove Mazda’s Holy Grail Of Gasoline Engines And It Was Incredibly Impressive

In theory, Mazda’s new SKYACTIV-X prototype engine could prove the internal combustion engine has a lot of life left in it, boasting diesel-like fuel …

The Exposure Triangle Explained in 3 Animated Videos

The exposure triangle forms the basis of creating a good exposure. Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO speed are the three different factors that …

Shutter Speed

Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO: The Exposure Triangle Explained

Ask any beginner photographer - and plenty of experienced ones, too - what the most difficult aspect of understanding photography is, and I'm willing …

Shutter Speed

Here’s a Checklist for Learning How to Retouch Photos Like a Pro

If you are a photographer or fledgling retoucher opening Photoshop for the first time, it is a daunting experience, to say the least. There is a …

How to Photograph a White Product on a White Background

Shooting clear or white products on a white balance can be tricky. In this video, photographer David Patino (www.davidpatino.com) shows you how it's …

How to recover deleted files

Don't panic—you can get them back<p>Now that we're living in a mostly digital world, it's a lot easier than it used to be to accidentally delete that precious family photo or important bank statement. One slip of the finger, and whole folders of files can disappear into the digital ether.<p>If you're hit …

Software

How to use 3D Touch in Maps to see the weather anywhere

Apple’s Maps app has gotten pretty great recently, as long as you don’t want parks and forests marked in green. Like most of Apple’s built-in apps, Maps is even better when used with 3-D Touch. By pressing on everything from the app icon to the tiny weather can on the corner, you can access …

15 free games that will help you learn how to code

Online learning has come a long way in the last few years. There are interactive courses, tons of online tutorials, and one of my personal favorite ways to practice coding: games.<p>While a game alone probably isn't going to teach you everything you need to know about coding, it can be a really …

10 tips and tricks for Apple's new Clips app

Apple's newest video editing app is full of emoji, stickers and filters. Here's what you need to know.<p>Apple on Thursday released Clips, a video app that's a mix between Snapchat's playful aspect and iMovie's editing prowess. CNET's Scott Stein has been using the app for a few days now and loves the …

Apps

Watch Samsung's Galaxy S8 event in under nine minutes

After a 15-minute "you can still trust us" intro, endless inspired-by-your-dreams cliches and enough specs to benumb the most caffeinated tech blogger, Samsung actually unveiled two damn good phones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+. We wouldn't be so cruel as to put you through the hour-plus ordeal, though, …

How to Use Your Smartphone as a Graduated Neutral Density Filter

How many times have you rued the fact that you chose frugality over sensibility when packing your camera bag? You’re in front of a lovely sunset by …

Landscape Photography

Digital Photography for Beginners - Free Online Course

Alison’s free online course on Digital Photography introduces you to the basic set-up of the camera, visual skills, and how to get better pictures.

Photography

Getting out of Auto: Understanding Aperture

What is aperture?<p>In simple terms, aperture refers to the opening of a lens diaphragm through which light passes. Changing this setting – which is …

Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

Make Your Own Tiny, Paper V8 Engine With These Plans

But beware. It won't be easy.<p>Aliaksei Zholner is an amazing papercraft technician. He's built tiny, functional paper engine after tiny, functional paper engine, each one somehow smaller and more impressive than the last. If you were curious how he did it, or are keen on following in his footsteps, …

How to use Chrome Remote Desktop to help friends and family with new devices

If you’re anything like me, you spend basically all of your time on “holiday” not with family enjoying a nice cup of cocoa, but rather fixing and setting up all their devices. This can be annoying itself, but when you go back home, it can be even more of a pain helping out remotely without being …

Google

Why the iPhone 7 Plus camera is a major milestone

We roll our eyes when Tim Cook introduces a new iPhone and says, “This is the best iPhone ever” each year. But the iPhone 7 Plus will be different.<p>Sure, ambitious upgrades remain in the pipeline, but the remarkable camera in the iPhone 7 Plus will make this year’s model memorable. Fifty years from …

Mobile Photography

Interactive Photography Tools

Photography

Full Frame vs APS-C cameras: what’s the real difference

With full-frame cameras becoming more ubiquitous and affordable in price, a new generation of digital photographers is waking up to the potential of …

Cameras

Tasmanian Photographs

NASA's senior photographer offers up the best ways to shoot tonight's rare supermoon

It's an event worth remembering since there won't be another supermoon like it for the next 18 years. So, get your cameras ready and follow the advice of NASA's lead photographer Bill Ingalls:<p>"Don't make the mistake of photographing the moon by itself with no reference to anything. Instead, think …

This Free Software Can Upscale and Enlarge Photos Better than Photoshop

Upscaling a photograph always means trading resolution for size. And while Photoshop’s “preserve details” scaling does a pretty good job, there’s a …

Tutorials