Mark Smith

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How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.<p>Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn’t the …

Self-improvement

How to Quickly and Easily Remove Harsh Highlights in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how you can remove harsh highlights in portraits without affecting the shadow detail in minutes.<p>There are some …

Strange but true: the weirdest places and creatures – in pictures

Children and teenagers,Books,Culture,Children's books: 7 and under,Children's books: 8-12 years,Teen books,Design,Photography,Animals,Non-fiction (children and teens)<p>Have you ever seen gymnast goats, a rainbow-­coloured river, or a weasel riding a woodpecker? Prepare to be amazed by your weird and …

Gymnastics

33 Facebook tips and tricks everyone should know

There's a lot you can do with Facebook. It's the app you likely spend the majority of your time using on your phone, whether it's for finding the latest news or staying in touch with friends.<p>We've collected some of the best tips and tricks you may not know about. It's time to start using Facebook …

How to use Color Grading for Effect and Tone Control in Photoshop

Photoshop is a massive tool that can be used to do just about anything on your images. But, knowing how and when to use which tool can be daunting.In …

10 Crucial Things You Need to Think About for Portrait Photography

There are many pieces to doing a portrait – it’s not easy. You have to think about the technical stuff like exposure and focus, as well as the …

Try This Secret Photoshop Trick for Better White Balance

Adjusting white balance can be such a pain, especially when you get it horribly wrong while shooting. When you edit your photos, you’re probably …

Tutorials

Now You Can Have Perfectly Posed Portraits

Over the last week at dPS our writing team have focused their efforts on creating a great series of tutorials on the topic of posing subjects for …

How to Make Your Black-and-White Images Pop With Lightroom 6

What we know today as the process of photography had its start at the beginning of the 19th century. Back then, the process was really complicated. …

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …

117 Ways to Find and Create Awesome Blog Post Ideas

Photographer Captures Her Daughter’s Connection to the Sea in Graceful Underwater Portraits

Bahamas-based underwater photographer Elena Kalis and her daughter Sacha Kalis have a deep connection with the water. Elena has been an underwater …

Upgrade your photo game from amateur to pro with our 16 top photography tips

The Rule of Thirds, Sunny 16, and always shooting in RAW. The books are full of photography tips — some essential, others downright constrictive. But …

Landscape Photography

2014 Survey Results: Joe McNally is the #1 Most Inspiring Photographer

Our second annual survey, <i>The Photographer’s Outlook on 2014</i>, reveals insights from over 5,700 photographers worldwide on their top business goals and …

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

Your 2014 Photo Business Plan: Get Social (Step #7)

<i>This is the seventh blog post from a new series to help you create a business plan in 2014 using our guide The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook.</i> …

Using Lightroom Export Presets to Speed Up Your Workflow

Often when we are editing in Lightroom we find ourselves doing the same tasks over and over again. The key to speeding up your workflow is finding …

A Concise Guide to Lightroom Develop Presets

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Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

MIT Wristband Could Make AC Obsolete

Here's a scary statistic: In 2007, 87 percent of households in the U.S. used air conditioning, compared to just 11 percent of households in Brazil …

EU researchers create prototype for a server-free future internet

Researchers at one of the world’s oldest universities, Cambridge, have come up with a prototype for a possible future internet infrastructure that …

Teeny Tiny Pacemaker Fits Inside the Heart

A tiny pacemaker that doesn't need wires to stimulate the heart has been approved for sale in the European Union. It's the world's first wireless …

Medical Technology

Full Frame or Cropped? A Brief Guide to Camera Sensor Sizes

It all used to be so simple. When DSLRs first appeared, there was very little discussion on sensor size, mainly because there was very little …

Natural Light: Making the Most of Hard Light

In a previous article I explored ways of taking photos in soft light. Today, I’d like to look at the opposite of that, and discuss the idea of taking …

Amazing and Realistic Examples of 3D Street Painting

<b>Street painting</b>, also known as pavement art, street art and sidewalk art, is thought to have originated in Britain, and in 1890 it was estimated that …

Photographing Waterfalls: 6 Tips To Get You Started

Some of my favourite landscapes to photograph are waterfalls. The smoothness of the water against the hard, sharp edges of the rocks or striking …

How to Adjust Black Levels in Lightroom to Create More Balanced Photographs

This video with Mark Wallace teaches you about innovative photography techniques, particularly with black and white levels. He uses an X-Rite …