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Robert Capa In Love and War – Greatest Documentary about War Photographer

If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough. <i>– Robert Capa</i><p><b>Robert Capa</b> (October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954) was a Hungarian war …

Magnificent Street Photographs in B/W this Season – Editor’s Choice

<b>Street Photography</b> and Black and White go hand in hand. Be it capturing the light, or a soulful portrait with great ambiance, or an incredible moment …

How to Watermarking Images With Photoshop and Lightroom

Have you seen the writing on images? You know, the little pictures or words that show the photographer’s name? Those are called watermarks. …

Tutorials

Mirrorless on the Job – Episode 2: Why the Fuji X100s is the perfect second body

Back in July, I published the first article in the Mirrorless on the Job series. In the article, I shared my experience as a professional …

If You Want To Be Rich, Don't Get An MBA

The first thing I am going to say about wealth is that many authors who write about prosperity and wealth make it clear: <i>A job will not make you rich.</i><p>If you want to be wealthy, at some moment of your life, you will have to create a source of income other than your salary. This is an evident and …

Bill Gates

Learn How to Photograph the Milky Way in 12 Steps http://bit.ly/1vdJn3z Image by John Lemieux on Flickr

How to Photograph the Milky Way - A Detailed Guide for Beginners

Many travel and landscape photographers, including myself, try to avoid shooting scenery with a clear blue sky. As much as we like seeing puffy or …

Shooting Portraits of Strangers with the Sony A7r

The last time I photographed portraits of strangers in the streets was around 3 years ago. Since then, I’ve been busy doing candids, studio shoots, …

Photography

Answering the Unanswerable: What is the Resolution of the Human Eye?

What is the resolution of the human eye? You might think it’s a straight forward question with a straight forward answer. We have a certain number of …

Five Marketing Tips Courtesy of Instagram

Since its conception almost five years ago, Instagram has single-handedly changed the way individuals and companies represent themselves and interact …

Beautiful Aerial GoPro Footage Captured by Rescued Pelican Learning to Fly

Watch out aerial videographers, you may soon be replaced by birds with cameras. A few weeks ago we shared some great footage captured by a bird who …

West Coast apocalypse: How “earthquake storms” could devastate California

<b>The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, in the vicinity of Post St. and Grant Ave. (Wikimedia/photo tinting by Salon)</b><p>A major earthquake wouldn’t just be disastrous in its own right — it could trigger an even deadlier chain reaction<p>John Dvorak<p>February 15, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Earthquake …

Revealing Black and White Photographs of India by Josef Hoflehner

Austrian photographer Josef Hoflehner‘s portfolio is made up almost entirely of places. His work revolves around capturing cities or, in this case, …

Icelandic Social Media Start-Up Takes Aim At Government, Corporate Surveillance

Based in Iceland, a country known for its commitment to privacy and free speech, Vivaldi is luring users with strong data encryption and a promise not to use the content of private mail to generate advertising.<p>"Our initial focus is on the computer geeks because they usually have higher demands for …

Social Media

Lightroom Quick Tip: Selecting Keepers with the Survey Mode

One very useful feature inside of Lightroom’s Library Module is the Survey mode. This is a fantastic tool to use when you have a photo-shoot filled …

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

Finance