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The Biggest Myth About the Protestant Reformation

The big, bad, backwards Catholic Church had it coming, and Europe's world-wide ascent was thanks to the opening of minds by Protestantism.<p>This month …

Theology

A Complete Guide to Waterfall Photography

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.If you are looking for a new way to …

7 Incredible Hot Air Balloon Rides You’ll Remember Forever

There are a number of ways to take in the panoramic views of a gorgeous destination: grabbing drinks at a rooftop bar if you're feeling fancy, …

Hiking Trail

Understanding the Rule of Thirds

If you're a beginning photographer, there's a good chance that you have at least some familiarity with the rule of thirds.After all, it's probably …

The Rule of Thirds

It is the most ubiquitous rule in all of photography. The rule of thirds can be applied to virtually any type of photo, from a portrait to a …

Secrets and lies of a master spy: The agent who fooled the British, Russians, Italians, Japanese and the Nazis during WW2

In 1943, Peter Fleming, brother of Bond creator Ian, recruited a promising-looking Indian intelligence officer and code-named him Silver. His new recruit was a master of deception who worked for all the Axis powers as well as for the Soviets and the British - and fooled them all. Meet the only …

A console that lets you play all your old game cartridges in one place? Let's-a-go!

As any geek will tell you, the coolest people are collectors, especially if your habit extends to collecting retro games.<p>Collecting the bulky consoles is another matter.<p>But one gadget at Computex in Taiwan is throwing a lifeline to collectors (while surely thumbing its nose to any concept of …

Retrogaming

8 Apps To Make You a Better iPhone Photographer

These handy apps will help you take your mobile photography up a notch.<p>Apple's iPhone has one of the most capable cameras in its class, yet avid photographers complain of its bare-bones interface with limited controls. We've rounded up several third-party apps that will give users more control over …

Mobile Photography

The 50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time

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Best screen protectors for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

It goes without saying, cases are one of the most important investments you can make, especially for a brand new smartphone like the Samsung alaxy S7 …

There's a magically easy way to get more space on your iPhone

Running out of storage is one of the worst things that can happen to your iPhone. And if you have a 16GB model, you probably run into the problem all too often.<p>We've already highlighted several clever ways to recover storage space on your iPhone. But nothing is quite as easy as a trick that's been …

How to use Pro mode on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to take amazing photos

Samsung’s smartphones sport some of the best cameras in the industry, and the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge take incredible photos — even in auto mode. …

Mobile Photography

Simple iPhone trick frees up storage space you didn’t know you had

Quick — go check and see if you have enough free space on your iPhone.<p>I’m guessing you’re like the rest of us, and can use a little more — especially if you’ve got a smaller iPhone in the 16 GB range.<p>If you’re looking to free up some storage space on any size iPhone, here’s a bizarre little trick …

iTunes

5 Android shortcuts you'll wish you knew all along

Whether you're just getting started with Android, or a seasoned user, these are the five shortcuts you should be using right now.<p>Bypass unlocking your phone (when it's safe)<p>This feature in the <b>Lock screen and Security</b> menu will let your device know when it's safe to stay conveniently unlocked. Once …

Widgets

Slow iPhone? Seven quick tricks to speed it up

With the latest iPhone set to be revealed on Monday, your current iPhone is yet another generation out of date.<p>Many iPhone users are stuck on older versions: the 6, 5s, 5c, 4s, or God forbid, something even older. Every year, as your iPhone gets older and apps demand more processing power, your …

Mobile Technology

Complete guide to using your Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Samsung's newest members of its flagship Galaxy phone family are now on sale. The S7 and S7 Edge aren't gigantic leaps over the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, but they pack enough features to make them worthy of the name. You'll find a better camera and a massively bigger battery and such non-iPhone …

Samsung Galaxy S7

The Leica Q

The Leica Q is the best travel camera I’ve ever used.<p>Over these last six months, the Q joined me while on assignment in South Korea, trekking across …

What is Crop Factor?

Whether you are just getting into photography or have been shooting for a while, you have probably heard the term “crop factor”. With so many …

I Spent A Year Exploring New Zealand To Bring Back These Photos And It Blew My Mind

My name is Johan Lolos, I’m a professional travel and adventure photographer, and I’m just back from New Zealand where I spent a whole year exploring …

Tips on Photographing Hand-Held with Telephoto Lenses

With the introduction of lenses like the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC, more people than ever before are using long telephoto zoom lenses. Sometimes …

Tip - Review of the Leica Q

<i>Is spending $4,295 on a Leica Q equivalent to getting a free Leica camera with the purchase of a 28mm f/1.7 Summilux? Let’s take a look at current</i> …

How To Use Color Contrast To Make An Image More Interesting

Did you know that you can use color contrast to make your photos more interesting and attention-grabbing? You can achieve it only if you understand …

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 …

A Simple Explanation of How Crop Factor Works

If you’re just starting out in photography, you may be confused with the term “crop factor” that’s thrown around when talking about cameras and …

How to get Sharp Photos

I’ve had a few questions lately asking me about how to get sharp photos – specifically, how and why my photos are consistently crisp. The short …

How to Get the Most Out of Your Camera Bag

One of my biggest quests as a photographer who travels is not the search for the perfect shot, but for the perfect camera bag. No doubt you have come …

How to Properly Clean Your Lenses, Filters, Mirror and Sensor

If you're like me, the thought of touching, let alone fully cleaning your precious glass or even worse, your sensor, strikes fear into your heart. …

Cameras