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6 Winning Ways to Work Wide

Today Joe Decker shares some tips on wide angle photography. One of the first lens purchases aspiring landscape photographers typically made is a …

Dish CEO says the company needs to transform itself before video declines

American satellite company Dish says it needs to find a new business model before its old one disappears. On an investor call, the company was asked whether it would rather have a merger with rival DirecTV or an acquisition of mobile carrier Sprint — A Dish-DirecTV merger was blocked by the FCC in …

Incredible High Speed Video of Lightning Captured at 11,000 Frames Per Second

According to the <i>Encyclopedia of World Climatology</i>, lightning happens about 40–50 times per second worldwide; that translates into almost 1.4 billion …

How to Create Cinematic Style Photography and Lighting

Theatrical lighting produces stunning photographs that look like stills from Hollywood films. But these types of images can be made using common …

Photography

Useful Photography Tip #58: Develop Your Eye

We often talk about cameras, lenses and lighting but rarely do we talk about what’s behind them–your eye. Not the organ, no, the part of your mind …

RAW vs. JPEG: Digital Camera Image Formats

There is much confusion among new photographers as to which format—JPEG or RAW—is best to use. The problem is there’s no one correct answer to the …

Tutorials

Photo Series Visits Abandoned Star Wars Film Sets in the Tunisian Desert

In September 2010, visual artist and filmmaker Rä di Martino set out on a quest to photograph and document old abandoned film sets in the North …

What the Mona Lisa Can Teach You About Taking Great Portraits

When it comes to famous images the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most recognized in the world. When I visited the Lourve in Paris a …