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The WyzeCam gets a smarter sequel that still costs only $20

That the $20 WyzeCam worked as well as it did is still kind of a surprise. It's no wonder then that the Amazon alums who created it have been working on a sequel: the WyzeCam v2. It'll still cost $20 when it starts shipping at the end of February, but don't let yourself be fooled by its …

Gear & Gadgets

Billionaire Mark Cuban: ‘One of the great lies of life is follow your passions’

Mark Cuban grew up working class in Pittsburgh. His father installed upholstery in cars and his mom worked a myriad of odd jobs. Today, Cuban is …

10 Different Ways You Can Use a Single Softbox

When you’re just starting out in photography, you may not have a lot of money to invest in putting together a high-end arsenal of studio lighting …

5 Good Reasons You Should Get the Latest Lightroom Upgrade

If you’re a photo-fanatic, there is a lot to keep up with. New camera models are being announced way too often, firmware updates, fancy new lenses …

The Top 5 Most Common Mistakes in Landscape Photography

Contrary to popular opinion, mistakes aren’t necessarily a bad thing. They help you learn, they keep Hallmark in business, and sometimes they go hand …

Landscape Photography

The Green Pod - review

As I mentioned in my Manfrotton Clamp review, there are a lot of places where you can’t use a tripod. There are even some where you can’t use a …

Video: How Phase Detection Autofocus Works

Traditional SLR cameras do phase detection autofocus by directing light onto AF sensors in the camera’s mirror box. Some newer sensor technologies do …

The Complete Guide to Backing Up Your Computer The Best Way

There’s a reason people don’t bother backing up their computer: thinking about the task of doing it properly becomes too <i></i>difficult. The thing about backups is that it’s not a question of if data loss will strike you, but when and how severely.<p>Backups have long been considered to be incredibly …

LensPacks Enables Quick Camera Lens Changes (video)

Photographers that are continually changing their camera lenses to capture that perfect shot, may be interested in a new accessory designed by Ansix …

Cameras

How to Shoot a Star Trails Selfie

There are times when planning and patience can result in a killer shot. This nighttime star trails selfie (above) that I captured in the Canadian …

How to Create a Fairy Tale Composite Photograph in Photoshop by Brooke Shaden

Most famous Fineart photographer and artist Brooke Shaden shows how to create a fairy tale photograph in Adobe Photoshop. In this tutorial, she uses …

Timelapse Pro is a Premium App by Triggertrap for Complex Timelapse Projects

Triggertrap has announced Timelapse Pro, a new app for its mobile camera control kits that gives time-lapse photographers more flexibility in …

Making Strobe Lighting Look Like Natural Lighting

One of the best skills that you can master as a photographer is learning how to make the light output from studio strobes and flashes look like …

Tutorials

Why You Should Use Only Prime Lenses

Nikon G series primes.<p>Your kit lens really isn’t that bad, but photographers who pick up a DSLR or mirrorless interchangeable lens camera and who …

A Complete Guide to the Basics of Posing for Portrait Photos

“Rules are made to be broken,” is what Julia Kelleher states in her creativeLive presentation. “Don’t sacrifice connection for posing. ”<p>She covers …

Photography

Unusual Photo Questions Asked at a Camera Store in Ventura, California

Photography-centric web comic CLICKittyCAT published a series of one-liner comics this week based on true stories it gathered from a camera store in …

How to Mix Flash & Continuous Lighting for Dynamic Portraits

Lighting is tricky. Mixed lighting is trickier, and in most cases avoided. But learning to control mixed lighting can help you create a distinct look …

Shutter Speed

Scrim It and Light It - How to Photograph in Hard, Direct Sunlight

Learning to find the perfect light is something that takes time and experience. But what do you do when the perfect light isn't there? Shooting in …

Getting the Perfect Family and Kid Portraits

<i>All images by Purple House Photography. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Dan MacDonald lives the dream of many creatives. He is a stay at home Dad …

Photography

How to Do Levitation Photography: A Tutorial

As a part of a personal 50/50 project (a photo a day for 50 days with a 50mm lens), I tried my first attempts at levitation photography and had a lot …

How to Select Fuzzy Hair in Photoshop

In this video tutorial, Nathaniel Dodson from Tutvid.com shows you how to select fuzzy hair in Photoshop. This is one of the most hairy (excuse the …

Oyster adds the complete ‘Harry Potter’ series to its ebook subscription service

Oyster, the ebook subscription service, today announced that it has partnered with Pottermore to offer the complete ‘Harry Potter’ series for fans and new readers alike.<p>In addition to all seven ‘Harry Potter’ books, users will also have to option to replace their Oyster’s Reader Themes by tapping …

Books

How to Use Backlighting for Portraits

Most photographers start shooting with the sun behind them. After all, it’s what many beginning photography books suggest. But, that’s really missing …

Photography

How to Add Clouds to a Sky in Photoshop

To add realistic clouds to any sky we recommend using these techniques to match colors, tones, and style from one image to another.

25 Award-Winning Wedding Photos You Must See

<i>This story was written by Keith Estiler and originally appeared on Pixable.</i><p>Going to a wedding is a magical experience and kudos to the wedding photographer who captures those precious memories and immortalizes them in a Facebook photo album the next day.<p>The International Society Of Professional …

10 Easy Ways To Free Up A Lot Of Space On Your iPhone

Your iPhone is full of junk you don't need. And a recent class action lawsuit against Apple has brought to light that even if you buy a 16 GB iPhone, you can't actually use all 16 GB of storage.<p>So let's try to make the most of what you have. We have identified 10 simple ways you can manage and …

Apps

This Trippy Music Video Was Made with a Circular Rig of DSLRs and Clever Editing

Photographer and film director Naren Wilks created this mind-bending music video by arranging DSLRs around a circular green screen room. When the …