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A Step-By-Step Process for Making Your Photography Stand Out

One of the greatest things about being a photographer today is that there are so many tools at our disposal for creating beautiful images.In fact, …

Ten Tips for Photographing Wildlife Like a Pro

<b>Tip 1: Miss the eyes and you’ve missed the shot.</b> Getting the eyes in focus is key to capturing a photo of an animal. It’s human nature to look at the …

How Android 8.0 Oreo is better than Android 7.0 Nougat: Introduction

In general any new software release should be “better” than its predecessor, and while sadly this isn’t always the case (I’m looking at you Windows 8.x), it is generally true. So, as you would expect, Android 8.0 Oreo is better than Android 7.0 Nougat, but <i>how</i> exactly is it better? Let me …

Android News

The Best Ways for Getting Sharper Photos

I'm sure we've all experienced focusing problems.You know - you have an otherwise pretty good shot, but the subject is just ever so slightly out of …

How to Shoot the Best Blue-Hour Photos: Tips & Techniques for Pre-Sunrise & Post-Sunset Images

This may be strange to hear from a travel photographer, but I can make a case that location isn’t everything—light is. And I’d build my argument on …

Landscape Photography

The Secret to Beautiful Living Rooms Is This Design Method

I spotted the living room above in a recent Brooklyn house tour and instantly loved it. You can immediately see that it's a balanced, well-appointed …

How To Photograph Long Exposures At Night

The earth rotates at around its axis 1,000 miles per hour and hurtles around the Sun at about 70,000 miles per hour, yet the stars in the distance …

Nest’s new home camera is an interesting toy

The Cam IQ’s intelligence doesn’t justify its cost<p>I’ve never understood the fascination with connected home cameras, such as Canary, the Nest Cam, and others. They’ve always been a gimmick in my experience: not reliable enough for a proper security system, not practical enough to be a baby monitor. …

15 Most Photogenic Places In the World You Must Visit

Travel photography is such an integral part of our experience – whether you’re an amateur or a pro, memories captured are priceless. Here are some …

New Zealand

How to Create a Double Exposure Portrait Using Photoshop

The artistic effect created by compositing images in a double exposure is certainly nothing new, but the masking techniques learned in constructing …

Tutorials

a quick introduction to panning photography

Panning is a cool and simple way to photograph moving subjects or objects. And when executed properly, it can make a subject appear to be moving …

Eero’s new router is twice as powerful and twice as fast as before

A smaller Eero that can hide in more places is also coming<p>Eero is back: a little over a year after kickstarting the home mesh networking trend, the company is announcing its second-generation hardware. According to the company, the new Eero provides double the speed and range of its predecessor, …

11 Tips on How to Take Street Photos Like a Pro on Your Next Trip Abroad: A Journey through Cuba

After posting a few photos on my social media from a weekend trip to Cuba, friends came to me with questions about how I was able to get such ‘up close and personal’ photographs in this short amount of time. This inspired me to share my process and some personal suggestions as to how you can get …

The best Apple Watch apps

Whether you’re wearing the original Apple Watch, the Series 2, or the new Apple Watch Series 3 — which we say is the best smartwatch you can buy — …

Apps

How to Shoot Long Exposures: Tips for Revealing the Invisible in Your Images

Want to see something you don’t see every day—something, in fact, you can’t really see at all?<p>I’m talking about the passage of time—well, really the …

Landscape Photography

49 Film Photography Blogs Worth Following

I’ve collected and shot film cameras for 40 years, but only started blogging about it in the last decade or so. I went looking for other blogging …

Film Photography

How To Make Your Galaxy S8 Screen Even More Immersive

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the current it product in consumer electronics right now, and though I have major beef with Samsung’s native software, the hardware is undoubtedly top notch, specifically that curved AMOLED display surrounded by ultra-slim bezels. But one of the things that bugged me about …

Apps

5 Travel Photo Mistakes You're Making With Your Camera

Smart phones have turned many of us into travel photographers, shooting hundreds of images of our travels, from sunsets and beaches to selfies and tropical drinks while we’re on vacation. Thanks to Facebook and Instagram, the demands — and the competition — for great images is always increasing. …

Photography

Older Women Are Getting Pregnant Thanks to a Radical New Menopause Treatment

An Age Without Menopause?<p>Old age affects us all, especially women who want to become mothers. However, a new treatment may give women the opportunity …

5 (More) Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Photography

Just last week, I posted an article about things I wish I knew when I started photography.It was just a few recommendations I had for beginner …

Bold Paint Color Schemes Made Simple Photos

It's easy to go straight for the classic color pairings—black and white, cream and gray, blue and green—but interior designer Angie Hranowsky isn't afraid to mix hues you wouldn't imagine working together—and she pulls it off. Her secret: "If you choose colors that are all of the same value, they …

Home Decorating

Street Photography (with the Fuji X100 and editing on iPhone)

This is Sean Tucker´s philosophy about shooting street photography with the Fujifilm X100 and using the iPhone for editing.

Interior designer Tara Bernerd on how to do luxury with character

From black marble to colored glass<p>British interior designer Tara Bernerd knows a thing or two about luxury. Known for her work for posh boutique hotels like the Thompson Chicago and SIXTY SoHo, Bernerd operates on the opposite extreme of sterile-hotel stereotypes, creating instead warm spaces rich …

Interior Design

Every Photographer Needs a Bag Full of These Photography Gadgets

Let's have a good ol' fireside chat, just you and I...I'm going to be very candid with you on a few items that I just absolutely love and think you …

The Ricoh GRII: The Best Camera 2017

As of 2017, I think the best camera for photography is the <b>Ricoh GR II</b>.<p>First of all; this is just my opinion. Now that we have that out of the way, …

Cameras

How to Choose the Perfect Sofa for Your Home

Got nagging questions about this big buy? Pull up a seat for the 411.<p><b>What types of arms are cool?</b><p>Generally, the rounder the arm, the more traditional …

The art of Zen and how to reorganise your bedroom to get more sleep

If 2016 was the year of decluttering, then 2017 is shaping up to be the year we prioritise a return to Zen living.<p>Having learnt to “let it go” and live a simpler, more functional life, it’s time to focus on <i>how</i> we make better use of the new spaces we’ve created – and no more so than in the …

Royal Refresh: The Major Design Trend You Never Saw Coming

Our latest design crush feels particularly timely with Valentine's Day just around the corner. Indeed, it involves plush fabrics in rich hues, …

Home Decorating