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A Travel Photographer Teaches Us To Take Pictures At The Coast, In The Forest, And In The Desert

Although landscape photography is beautiful, it often gets obscured by sexy images of influencers. Even in the travel sphere — where images from beautiful locales should reign supreme — the default seems to be focusing on the traveler and not the destination. We understand, and we absolutely love a …

A Beginner's Guide to Photoshop Blending Modes

Want to get better at Photoshop quickly? Master Photoshop blending modes to improve your photo editing skills immediately.<p>This great video from Serge …

Tutorials

10+ Of The Most Epic Long Exposure Shots Ever

Usually, we are viewing photos that capture a short moment in time, but these pictures are completely different. The intent of long exposure …

Mastering Autofocus

It was 1985 when Minolta revolutionized the world of photography with the release of their first autofocus SLR—the Maxxum 7000. With autofocus in its …

How to Convert a Photo to B&W in 30s with Photoshop’s Calculations Tool

Have you ever used Photoshop’s Calculations Tool? It allows you to quickly blend two images together with optional blend modes and opacity. This 10 …

Tutorials

Everything You Need to Know About Using ND Filters for Dramatic Long Exposure Photographs (VIDEO)

Many of the most dramatic outdoor images are made by experienced photographers using neutral density (ND) filters in conjunction with long exposures. …

Landscape Photography

Do You Have a $4,000 Travel Photo Sitting on Your Hard Drive?

Have you ever wondered what your travel photos are worth? Most people take travel photos for themselves to remember the experience or share on social …

Photography

17 Things Every Photographer Should Be Able to Do in 10 Seconds

There are some abilities that should just be second nature to photographers. Here are 17 such things to make you have down pat to keep you prepared …

Photography

Are We Living Inside a Computer Simulation?: An Introduction to the Mind-Boggling “Simulation Argument”

The idea that we are living in a vast computer simulation as hyper-sophisticated simulated characters with limited self-awareness sounds like the …

Singularity

How to Shoot a Timelapse in Direct Sunlight with an ND Filter

Few people dislike a bright day filled with sunshine. However, many photographers eventually come to the realization that their cameras’ preferences …

Landscape Photography

9 Rules of Storytelling from Moneyball Writer Michael Lewis

“Have the nerve to be yourself” — and other advice from a master storyteller<p>Michael Lewis is the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of multiple books …

Writing

One-Light Portrait Lighting Techniques That Will Make Your Images Pop

One of the things that make a professional photographer’s images more impactful than those that everyday joes take is the lighting. The pros …

Unleash Unlimited Depth Of Field

<i>Finished Image. Craig Blacklock defied the limits of depth of field and diffraction to create this image. He created the series of exposures shown</i> …

Google Earth’s Timelapse update illustrates 30 years of climate change

Watch as the planet is irreversibly changed<p>The team behind Google Earth released an update today to the Timelapse feature of its satellite imagery app, and it’s a great way to see the rapid pace of urban development and public infrastructure projects like the San Francisco Bay Bridge. It’s a cool …

Google Earth

Albert Camus on the Will to Live and the Most Important Question of Existence

“The body’s judgment is as good as the mind’s, and the body shrinks from annihilation. We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.”<p><i>“If the universe is meaningless, so is the statement that it is so… The meaning and purpose of dancing is the dance,”</i> Alan Watts wrote in …

Grand Canyon Landscape Photography Tips

Postcard racks are filled with pretty pictures of iconic landscapes. Venture into any visitor's center in any national park, and you'll see a …

Two Ways to Dodge and Burn More Effectively in Photoshop

While Photoshop does have the “Dodge” and “Burn” tools, using them destructively on your original image is definitely not the best way to edit your …

Modern Printmaking Part Two

<i>Color rendition before (left) and after (right) display calibration. Calibrating your display is one of the most important steps in creating a</i> …

Stargazing in Atlanta: Your guide to the summer sky

Where to spot the stars, plus, four celestial alignments to keep an eye out for<p><b>Gaze with your friends</b><br>Find an open field, set up away from …

The Power of Cautionary Questions: Neil Gaiman on Ray Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ Why We Read, and How Speculative Storytelling Enlarges Our Humanity

“Ideas, written ideas, are special. They are the way we transmit our stories … from one generation to the next. If we lose them, we lose our shared history. We lose much of what makes us human.”<p><i>“The important thing,”</i> Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in contemplating the cultural role of speculative fiction …

Ursula K. Le Guin on Power, Oppression, Freedom, and How Imaginative Storytelling Expands Our Scope of the Possible

“We will not know our own injustice if we cannot imagine justice. We will not be free if we do not imagine freedom. We cannot demand that anyone try to attain justice and freedom who has not had a chance to imagine them as attainable.”<p><i>“We must always take sides,”</i> Elie Wiesel urged in his …

How to cut anything out in Photoshop

Making selections in Photoshop gets easier with each passing year thanks to better tools. But, there are times when more precise selections are …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

10 Photos That Perfectly Illustrate The Reality Of Mental Illness

Eye opening.<p>Sometimes a photo can express more than words ever can.<p>That's especially true when it comes to mental health conditions, which are challenging to explain to those who don't understand what it's like to experience them. Despite the fact that these disorders bring about crippling physical …

5 Secrets Every Photographer Should Learn

<i>Pedro Quintela is a history teacher, talented photographer, and one of the most motivational people on 500px. His latest piece of advice is for</i> …

Landscape Photography

See The Incredible Winners Of The Smithsonian's Photo Contest

Whoa<p>If an image is worth 1,000 words, hundreds of millions of words were submitted to the Smithsonian's 13th annual photo contest.<p>A total of 329,940 photos were submitted to the contest from 231 countries. Winners were selected in eight categories: Natural World, Travel, People, The American …

Google Just Made $150 of Great Photography Software Totally Free

Nik is the German company behind popular mobile app Snapseed, and a bunch of fantastic plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. The company was …

10 Steps To Becoming A Blogger

I seem to receive about three emails a day asking me for advice on how to become a blogger. I try to respond to every email, however in recent months I've begun writing articles on the subject to save myself time and to help anyone else who is intrigued. Ever since my first blog post on 100 things …

The Secrets To Getting Your Blog Indexed On Google

You’ve created a blog and now you need people to find it.<p>The most common way people find blogs, of course, is through a Google search but if Google …