John Ellison

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5 More Shots Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

How varied is your photography repertoire? How diverse is your skill set? Mastering a particular kind of shot is important — essential, even. But …

8 Reasons Why You Should Photograph Against the Light

A common belief in photography is that your subject should be perfectly lit from the front to capture good photographs. While it may be true in many …

Slight lets you chat with strangers, but also snoop on others' conversations

Slight is the latest in a long line of anonymous chat apps to launch in the last year. Like Firechat, Slight lets you talk anonymously with people nearby, and like Yik Yak or Yobongo, you can post bulletins and shout-outs so people can read them. But Slight is different, because it doesn't care how …

Pro-Privacy Blackphone Pulls $30M Into Silent Circle

Encrypted comms firm Silent Circle has just announced a new funding round which it says has been fueled by demand in the privacy-focused smartphone, Blackphone, the security hardened Android handset it’s building with Spanish startup Geeksphone.<p>Privacy, it seems, is a hot new investment area in …

Silent Circle: For true mobile privacy, steer clear of Apple & Samsung phones

True mobile privacy requires specialized hardware.<p>That’s what we heard from Silent Circle, which announced $30 million in new funding today. The privacy-focused startup will use the funds to bring its ultra-secure “Blackphone” — a $629 smartphone powered by a custom version of Android called …

Indians Fight Public Urination by Attacking Offenders with Water Canons

At first glance, you might mistake this large yellow tanker fitted with hoses for a fire engine. But look closer at the symbols painted on the sides, …

Reader Poll: How Do You Feel About Canon's f/4 IS Lenses?

There has been significant chatter on both the Fstoppers staff and in the general comments we've been hearing and reading regarding Canon's move to …

35 Colorful Collection of Holi Photos

The Festival of colors, joy of humanity spread across in flying colors all around. The very objective of celebrating Holi-the festival of colors is …

California bill would ban orca shows at SeaWorld

A California state legislator is proposing to ban the captivity of killer whales for entertainment at SeaWorld in the wake of CNN's controversial documentary "Blackfish."<p>"It is time that we embrace that the long-accepted practice of keeping orcas captive for human amusement must end," state …