Nikkhil Shirodkar

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In Sweden's 1st unstaffed food shop, all you need is a phone

VIKEN, Sweden (AP) — It was a chaotic, late-night scramble to buy baby food with a screaming toddler in the backseat that gave Robert Ilijason the …

Just for Fun: The LG G4 Phone as a camera? Yep, I had to try ;)

You may be picking the wrong programmers

What do first dates, cocktail parties, and programmers have in common? They all require self control.<p>Studies have shown that having self-control – rather than giving in to internal instincts – is a powerful indicator of success. The famous Stanford marshmallow experiment, which goes back to the …

Self Control

THE PROGRAMMATIC-ADVERTISING REPORT: Mobile, video, and real-time bidding drive growth in programmatic

The embrace of programmatic ad-buying tools is fueling a dramatic uptick in the share of digital ads sold through programmatic platforms, particularly those focused on real-time bidding or RTB.<p>Total US programmatic ad revenue will top nearly $15 billion this year, according to BI Intelligence …

Back-Button Focusing: How to Use Full Auto and Full Manual Controls at the Same Time

What is Back-Button Focusing (BBF)?<p>With most cameras, you depress the shutter button half way to focus and then to actually take the picture the …

Cameras

7 Ways to Handle High Contrast Scenes

Perhaps the greatest challenge you will face in outdoor photography is the high contrast created by the sun and the bright sky versus a darker …

Outdoors

How to Use LAB Color in Photoshop to Add Punch to Your Images

Have you ever wished you could stretch out the color palette of your picture? Or that you could separate colors that looked too flat or close …

No School Like Old School | Classical Lessons For Modern Photography That Will Help You Stand Out

Some time ago, I wrote a piece addressing the value of analyzing and critiquing photos for personal growth in the craft. I heralded the merits of …

Building the Right PC for Your (Serious) Photography Needs

First of all, I must say that I am a PC guy. Many photographers choose iMacs over PCs for the “stability” and such, but I haven't seen big difference …

10 Tips to Help You Grow as an Artist in Photography

Over the past few days, I’ve thought about what’s helped me become a better photographer over the years. It’s a constant journey, and developing as …

Photoshop Tips: Whiten the Eyes Quickly and Naturally

The sclera is the part of your eye that is white and surrounds your eyeball. Whenever I am under a deadline or spend more than one day in Vegas, that …

How to Find and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Sharp Backgrounds

You are out photographing a landscape. You have a nice foreground and background in the frame, and you want as much as possible in focus. You set a …

The Many Lives of William Klein – A Documentary about World’s most Influential Photographer

Incredible and the most rewarding documentary on photography you will see in a long long time. Yes, this is the documentary on the wonderful artist …

Charisma

How to create HDR images using only Photoshop layer masks

Slide back and forth to compare<p>Creating an HDR image is typically involved with a quite time-consuming workflow that consists of merging, …

How to Use the Elements of Composition to Complement Each Other in Your Photographs

Composition is something that every photographer wants to understand. There’s always that need to figure out how to compose an image properly to get …

Take These Four Important Steps Before You Outsource Your Printing

Professional-quality photo printers and paper are expensive. It can be difficult to justify the steep price of the machine and upkeep for most …

The Cinematic Look – How To Make Your Photographs Look Like Films

I recently noticed that a handful of photographers were producing images that had a look as if they were stills captured from films. A couple of the …

Framing

Crop or Crap: Zack Arias Takes a Real-World Look at the Crop vs Full-Frame Debate

Zack Arias is a man who knows his gear inside and out. Switching multiple times between various companies, he’s seen almost everything there is to …

How to use the Contrast Checker Technique to Give Your Images More Punch

I am about to reveal a technique that will have your images looking awesome in seconds every time you use it. I am even going to share the Photoshop …

Film diaries: why we shoot film and digital differently

Irrespective of format and camera, there’s definitely a difference in the way we shoot film vs digital: a lot of comments from an earlier article …

A Complete Checklist For Shooting Night-Time Time-Lapse Sequences

Aside from the regular artistic consideration, shooting time lapses requires quite a bit of technical know how. This check list from Stefan Kohler …

Cameras

A Lesson In Lighting: An Impressive Demo that Shows You It’s Not About the Gear

It’s not about the camera, it’s about the light. Here to prove that is photographer Miguel Quiles. In the above video, Quiles proves you don’t need …

Single Image Star Trails – a Powerful Technique to Create Star Trails in Minutes Using Phototoshop

If you are reading this, you must be among those who have a special place in their hearts for stars, galaxies and the wonders of the universe. With …

Tutorial: 5 Things You Should Know About Layers in Photoshop CC

In this short but helpful episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, Adobe Evangelist Terry White reveals some neat Photoshop CC layer features that you may …

Do You Know These 10 Selection Tools in Adobe Photoshop?

When it comes to localized image editing, Photoshop is probably a photographer’s best choice among different post-processing software. The beauty and …

A House Renovated to Focus on the View

House Lam sits on a rocky plot of land in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa with unbelievable views of the city’s skyline. It began as a …

Dining Rooms

MTF Charts: The English Translation

This post contains absolutely no mathematics. Explaining MTF without math is sort of like doing a high-wire act without a net. It’s dangerous, but …

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Easily Replace The Sky in Your Photos Using The Gradient Tool

In my previous article, I talked about how powerful luminosity masks are in blending multiple exposures. However, using the same exposures as last …