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I’ve Had Enough with Wedding Guests Taking Pictures with Phones

Right, I’ve had enough. I want to talk to you all about guests using mobile phone cameras at weddings. I want to plead with you, and I’m going to …

Weddings

What Makes One Lens Better Than Another?

All animals are equal but some are more equal than others, as a certain Mr Orwell once wrote. If he had been a photographer, he may well have …

CMOS Inventor Working on Gigapixel Sensor That Can Detect Single Photons

Hold onto your seats: there may soon be game-changing breakthroughs in image sensors that could take low-light photography to whole new levels. The …

How to Properly Clean Your Lenses, Filters, Mirror and Sensor

If you're like me, the thought of touching, let alone fully cleaning your precious glass or even worse, your sensor, strikes fear into your heart. …

After Dusk - What You Need to Know About Night Photography

As photographers, our medium is light, yet some of the most dramatic and evocative images we take are when there is a distinct lack of light, in …

Crop Factor Explained: How Sensor Size Affects the Field of View

These days, we often hear about the benefits of full frame cameras over APS-C, we are told about four thirds sensors and micro four thirds sensors …

5 Ways to Use Shadows in Your Composition for Better Images

Whilst we may be “painting with light” an equally important part of the photographic equation is light’s opposite, shadows. We often talk about good …

How to Clean Your Camera Properly

Your camera is a tool, tools should be kept clean to operate properly, but because they are also sensitive electronic devices, some special care …

Depth of Field - A General Guide for Beginners

Depth of field is one of the most powerful tools we photographers have in our arsenal. It can be used to create great depth in a landscape or …

Landscape Photography

Judgment day for Apple Music: Will you be subscribing once the trial ends?

Today marks the three-month anniversary of the launch of Apple Music, but more importantly, the end of the streaming service's free trial period for anyone who signed up on day one. At last count, six weeks after its debut, Apple counted over 11 million trial users -- a figure that could've only …

RED Unveils the RAVEN: High-End 4K in a Lightweight Camera That Costs $5,950

RED today announced the RED RAVEN, a 4K camera for the sub-$10,000 market that it has been teasing for some time now. It’s a powerful and portable …

How To Restore Old Photos With Photoshop

You've probably stumbled upon a photo collection from your grandparents, tucked away somewhere, left for ages. Since those photos will probably be …

How to fix iOS 9’s Slide to Upgrade bug

Some users trying to upgrade to iOS 9 this week have run into a serious problem: After the download happens, they find themselves stuck on the “Slide to Upgrade” screen upon restart. This bug renders their iPhones unusable, which is about the least useful state for an iPhone to be in.<p>But Apple has …

iOS

How to get ready for your iOS 9 upgrade the right way

Whether you’re getting a new iPhone 6s or not, you’re going to want to upgrade to iOS 9 to take advantage of everything Apple’s new mobile operating system has to offer.<p>iOS 9 is ready to revolutionize your mobile life, but there are a few things you should do before making the leap. Here’s how to …

Apps

4K is boring and other musings on the failures of innovation

The cardinal rule of technology is simple: It must never, ever, under any circumstances, be boring. The engine that motivates consumers to spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on a device that's not essential to furthering our lives is all down to the excitement it gives us. That's why IFA …

These Were the Devices Used for Camera Moves Back in 1993

Here’s an interesting little video showing the various camera rigs that were used to shoot movie scenes back in 1993, from steadicams to RC …

Cartel Land review – alarming account of Mexican drug vigilantes

A tremendously cinematic study of the bid by citizens’ groups to challenge the power of Mexico’s drug gangs<p>“We can’t become the criminals we’re fighting against…” Matthew Heineman’s almost accidentally fearless exposé of Mexico’s terrifying cross-border drug cartels opens with what looks like an …

Nostalgia: An Infrared Short Film Captured with a RED Camera on a Drone

Here’s a gorgeous 3-minute infrared short film titled “Nostalgia.” The project was an attempt at creating “the world’s most beautiful drone video” by …

Drone Pilot Accused of Being a Pedophile, Handles it Like a Pro

Jonathan Hair is a drone pilot and aerial photographer from Detroit, Michigan, who recently ran into a confrontation while flying his drone at a …

The Complete Guide to Organizing Your Photos with Adobe Lightroom

In the first installment of my Lightroom Workflow tutorial series I emphasized the importance of archiving your images so that you won’t lose them if …

What Makes a Photograph Interesting? 5 Ideas on How to Choose a Photographic Subject

I was once exploring photos from other photographers while browsing a photography forum when I came across a rather interesting post. Someone had …

Oh Hell Yes: VICE’s Next Film Is Based On The True Story Of Norwegian Black Metal Murders

There are few stories so luridly fascinating as the suicide, murders, and church burnings supposedly carried out by Satanic Norwegian black metal musicians in the early 1990s, and now VICE is turning it into a film. Based on the book <i>Lords Of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground</i> …

The 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' scene you weren't supposed to see

Even if you aren’t obsessed with Nirvana, <i>Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck</i> is required watching. It’s perhaps the greatest biographical film ever made …

Watch Jimmy Fallon, Jack Black Remake Extreme’s ‘More Than Words’ Video

Jimmy Fallon’s frequent musical sketches have seen the <i>Tonight Show</i> host impersonate Neil Young, explore the History of Rap and create such a fervor …

5 Fake Documentaries and the Wellesian Art of Deception

<i>Editor's Note:</i> <i>A. Brad Schwartz co-wrote an episode of the award-winning PBS series</i> American Experience <i>on the</i> War of the Worlds <i>broadcast, based in</i> …

Visualizing the Fast Lane From Above

Peter Andrew Lusztyk’s aerial photographs of freeway interchanges feel vaguely familiar. I might not know what these interchanges look like from above, but as a native Houstonian I’m well acquainted with these elaborate feats of engineering. Houston has some of the most towering ramps, widest …

5 speakers and headphones to suit your audio needs [Deals]

Audiophiles, we’re about to make your day. We’ve put together some of the best speakers and headphones out there—and they’re all available at huge discounts over at Cult of Mac Deals.<p><b>Veho Retro Leather Bluetooth Speaker</b><br>This speaker looks as good as it sounds… and it sounds fantastic.<p>This …

Headphones

7 Reasons Why Prime Lenses are Better Than Zoom Lenses to Improve Your Photography

Debates in the photography community are quite common, ranging from topics on photographic gear to brands and much more. One such never-ending debate …

Using Lightroom for iOS

The update for Lightroom for iOS has been out a couple of days now, and I wanted to get some time in on it before I shared my thoughts with you. …

Apps