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The Best Path to Becoming a Better Photographer: Education, Experience or Both?

Newcomers to photography these days are quite often surprised at how easy it is to take good pictures. This however, is because modern digital …

The Path to Better Photography

Ed Verosky is a professional photographer and author based in New York. In this article, Ed presents his recommended path to learning photography. If …

Xbox One and PS4: Why The Best Choice Might Be Neither

<i>It’s November, and that means that next -gen consoles are finally on their way. Both consoles have their strengths and weaknesses, and both consoles are going to appeal to different kinds of gamers. In that spirit, I’m running a mini-series on whether you should by the Xbox One, the PS4, or</i> …

'Call Of Duty: Ghosts' Launches At The Center Of Xbox One Controversy

<i>Call of Duty</i> remains one of the most successful video game franchises, and most recognizable game brands, in the history of the medium.<p>The latest, <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i>, launches on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, and PC this Tuesday. It launches ten days later on the PlayStation 4 and the following week on …

Close-up Portrait Photo Tips

Martin Schoeller is famed for his stunning close-up portraits, but he says that’s not because he possesses the innate ability to coach his subjects …

Did You Know: Your Xbox Headset Can Work as a Camera Remote

From the Dept. of “I Wonder What Will Happen If I Shove This Into There” Research comes news of handy substitute for a dedicated remote camera …

10 Expert Tips for Aspiring Landscape Photographers

Surrounded by the beauty of nature, many photographers experience a longing to capture those stunning vistas, towering mountains and waterfalls, …

Understanding The Basics of SLR Photography

Knowing how to use your SLR is not as awkward as it would seem. Imagine that your camera is a box that lets in light. On top of that box is a …

Shutter Speed

Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 Mark II Review

Welcome to Mark II of the Sony Cyber-Shot RX100, a neat, surprising camera that could sit happily alongside an upper level snapper (like a DSLR) in …

Cameras

Magical Fog Photography Featuring San Francisco

Images of fog covered terrain and landscapes always conjure up thoughts of the magical and mystical. Such imagery is usually irresistible for a …

San Francisco

NSA chief defends its spying programs

The agency has been in the spotlight over accusations that it monitored the phone calls of leaders who are U.S. allies.<p>WASHINGTON — Army Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency, defended his agency, saying what his staff does "is bring back more U.S. soldiers, airmen and …

Xbox One Kinect privacy explained

A new and updated Microsoft privacy policy document (via IGN) outlines how the Xbox One's Kinect camera captures data and what happens to that data once it is captured.<p>One new feature for Xbox One is the ability for players to sign in through Kinect facial recognition. The Kinect camera measures …

Kinect

Android to Xbox 360: What can the PS4's DualShock 4 control?

The PlayStation 4 controller is a radically improved DualShock, the sort of controller you might like so much you'd want to use it on other platforms too.<p>So the day after buying two of the controllers, we set about seeing what we could get them to work on. We tested the DualShock 4 on an Android …

How I Learned to Autocross by Making a Complete Fool of Myself and Having Fun Anyway

<i>Photo: Johnathan Gohde</i><p>I really had zero clue what I was doing when I showed up at autocross. But I knew I wasn’t getting anywhere near the limits …

Moon Photography: 6 Tips for Better Moon Photos - dPS

Moon Photography: To get the best possible pictures of our one-and-only moon, it's important to know a few things about it first.

Photography

Your Voice Will Drive the Xbox One Dashboard

Microsoft released a video of the upcoming Xbox One's dashboard, demonstrating the Kinect's voice control and console's multitasking capabilities.<p>The …

Using Light Shaping Tools to Create Realistic Ambient Light for Outdoor Portraits

Although sunny days are great for getting out of the house and enjoying the outdoors, they’re not always the best days for shooting as the high …

Photographers

Want to Create Great Images? Stop Waiting to Get Lucky

We all get lucky sometimes, it’s a part of life. And some people are certainly luckier than others it seems, but depending on luck to get you through …

Landscape Photography

Halo: Spartan Assault headed to Xbox 360, Xbox One this holiday

<i>Halo: Spartan Assault</i>, the top-down shooter released exclusively for Windows PCs and mobile devices earlier this year, is headed to Xbox 360 and Xbox One with new features this holiday season, according to a post on Halo Waypoint today.<p><i>Halo 4</i> developer 343 Industries and Vanguard Games are …

Sell it, keep it, trash it: What to do with your PS3 and Xbox 360

In many households, consoles like the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and Wii U currently take up prime living-room real estate next to the television set. In a few weeks, this real estate will be contested when thousands of console owners welcome a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One (or both) into their homes.<p>…

Xbox One vs PS4: who wins on 'Battlefield 4'?

<i>Battlefield 4</i> launched today in the US on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC — to largely positive reviews — but gamers have to wait until mid November to play DICE's massive shooter on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The start of a new console generation means that the differences between the game's …