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We Just Got Another Explanation For The Crazy Behaviour of The 'Alien Megastructure' Star

The plot keeps thickening!<p>A team of scientists led by Mario Sucerquia at the University of Antioquia in Colombia have suggested a new explanation for …

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures stunning images of snowy dunes on the surface of Mars

NASA has released a stunning picture of dunes on the surface of Mars with snow and ice on ridges. It was spring in the Northern hemisphere when this …

Bokeh Effect Tutorial: 3 Steps To Shooting Blurred Lights

Bokeh Effect Tutorial: How To Capture Photographs With “That Blurry Effect”<p>August 24, 2017<p>That blurry effect you see in photographs? You know, the …

This Incredible Time Lapse of the High Plains During the Eclipse Brought Me to Tears

Folks yak a lot of crap about the High Plains—mainly they complain about it being flat or boring as they drive down the infinitely straight highways. …

Nasa discovers new solar system TRAPPIST-1 - where life may have evolved on three planets

Life may have evolved on at least three planets within a newly discovered solar system that is 39 light years from Earth, it was announced last night.<p>Astronomers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) have detected no less than seven roughly Earth-sized worlds orbiting a dwarf …

Universe

Master Motion Blur in Street Photography

Canon EOS 5D Mark III; 24mm/ƒ/3.2/1/6s/ISO 200. Photo by Ollie Nord.<p>Canon EOS 6D; 24mm/ƒ/11.0/1/15s/ISO 400. Photo by Ryan Millier.<p><b>Gear</b><br>Before you go …

How to Backlight Your Photos Using Photoshop

Backlighting can be one of the most beautiful forms of lighting for any scene.It's especially eye-catching for portraits.And while natural light for …

Our Universe is too vast for even the most imaginative sci-fi

As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly human in character. No …

This Secret Camera Trick Will Help You Take Better Photos

A few years ago, a special feature started showing up in the new generation of mirrorless cameras. Even now, nobody really talks about it, but it’s …

11 Jaw-Dropping Examples of Portrait Photography

When you think of what makes a portrait visually impactful, what comes to mind?For me, I’d have to say it’s how the shot is framed.I know that might …

How to Take the Best Pictures with a Dual-Lens Camera

Some of the biggest names in the smartphone business—including Apple, LG and Huawei—now make phones with dual-lens cameras installed, and other …

How to Shoot Street Photography with a 28mm Lens

As of early 2017, my only camera is the Ricoh GR II, which has a fixed-focal 28mm lens. I wanted to share my personal experiences shooting with a …

3 Mistakes That Beginner Photographers Make

When you’re starting out with any new skill, you’re bound to make plenty of mistakes. Photography is no exception. This video points out three common …

70-200mm Lens: Overrated or Best to Have?

As photographers, we’re buried with various focal length options.There’s wide-angles and standard lenses, short telephotos and long telephotos.Add …

This Photographer Shoots Gorgeous Wildlife Photos… in His Room

Egyptian photographer Amr Elshamy has shot photos showing whales and dolphins in the sea and polar bears and seals in snowy landscapes. But here’s …

Photography

Exploring Orion's Wonders Using Mobile Astronomy Apps

Every year at this time, the evening sky is dominated by the eye-catching constellation Orion, the hunter, and his famous three-starred belt. The …

What is the Fermi Paradox? - ExtremeTech

By on January 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Ever since scientists began to …

How to Create a Strong Focal Point and Manage Attention Inside Your Photos

Focal point is a term that photographers and photography blogs throw around continually. “Create a focal point,” it’s said, “it should be the first …

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 …

Landscape Photography

How To Take Better iPhone Photos This Year

Click, click, click, flash<p>The iPhone can make a photographer out of anyone—if you know how to use it, that is. Sure, the dawn of Apple's game-changing device (that's the understatement of the year) had many bona fide photographers shook, decrying the images it captured as less than, but each …

Photography

Landscape Photographer’s Checklist

We’ve all been there. You leave the house with only the desire to go find ‘the shot’ and not much else.You know...the photo worthy of wall space and …

If you’re taking your photography more seriously, and would like to upgrade from camera or phone, here are six top models with connectivity<p><b>with a M.Zuiko Digital 14‑42mm 1:3.5‑5.6 II R lens; 16MP; 503g; £549</b>

Cameras

Take Better Shots at Night with an iPhone With These Tips

Many people love nothing more than snapping away on their iPhone to get pictures. But one thing that tends to be a problem for a lot of them is …

F-Stops vs T-Stops: The Difference Explained in Plain English

Ever wonder what the difference between an F-Stop and a T-Stop is? If you’ve never bothered to look up and understand this bit of light transmission …

Rare comet set to be visible from Earth for first time

A rare comet is set to be visible from Earth for the first time in what could be millions of years, Nasa has announced.<p>The comet, named C/2016 U1 …

Astronomy

Solutions: What’s In The Bag: Big Tele Shooting

<i>The Gura Gear Bataflae loaded up for a day of long-lens work.</i><p>When you're going into the field for a day of wildlife or sports-action photography, …

Gear of the Year 2016 - Barney's choice: Nikon D500

From almost the minute it was announced, somewhat incongruously, at the Consumer Electronics Show in January (well, it does have a touchscreen, I …

The Geometry of Photography or How I Began to Understand Portrait Composition!

<b>The artist David Hockney recently recalled a conversation he had with Henri Cartier- Bresson to the art critic and author Martin Gayford*. Hockney</b> …

Street Photography

How to Set Your White Balance for the Most Common Types of Streetlights

Streetlights are the driving force behind nighttime street scenes and how they make us feel. The way streetlights spread their light, the shadows …

Tutorials