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This Site Shows You How a JPEG Image Was Edited in Lightroom

When I just got into post processing images in Lightroom, struggling to get around the software as most self taught beginners do, there have been …

Want to Edit Video? Check out Avid's New Free Software

Avid’s Media Composer is, despite all odds, the industry standard for video editing. So if it’s good enough for Star Wars, it’s good enough for you. …

This Useful Map Reveals Photography ‘Hotspots’ Around the World

Landscape photographer and travel addict Mike Wong has created a super useful tool for fellow photographers who want some help location scouting. …

Landscape Photography

How to Photograph the Milky Way From an Airplane

Lonely Speck founder Ian Norman knows a thing or two about creating astounding astrological images. Colorful, detailed, and full of depth, his …

Sony Alpha

Should You Buy Stock in the Biotech Discovery of the Century?

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Much progress has been made in the last 100 years, but that didn't stop <i>MIT Technology Review</i> from calling a new gene-editing technology "The Biggest Biotech Discovery of the Century." While that's a mighty big claim, it may not be hyperbole. Researchers have big hopes …

waterfalls in Northern California

When it comes to chasing waterfalls, you'd be hard-pressed to find a region in North America more prolific than Northern California. From a sheer …

This Free Software Can Upscale and Enlarge Photos Better than Photoshop

Upscaling a photograph always means trading resolution for size. And while Photoshop’s “preserve details” scaling does a pretty good job, there’s a …

Raspberry Pi Powered Digital Backpack For Analog 35mm Cameras (video)

Professional art director Samuel Mello Medeiros has created a new digital backpack which he has designed to transform analogue 35mm cameras into …

Fly-by: Learn how to shoot the Milky Way from an airplane

Photographing the Milky Way from the ground can be challenging in itself, but photographer Ian Norman has taken the challenge to new heights. In a …

A Simple, Effective Noise Reduction Technique for Night Sky Photos

Noise reduction for night sky photos can be tricky, because the algorithms at play often reduce the sharpness of your stars while removing noise in …

Tutorials

Coffee Break Course: Using Curves in Adobe Photoshop

Curves are one of the best utilities in Photoshop for making lighting adjustments to an image. This feature may seem complex at first, but once you …

Google Makes $150 Photo Editing Software Free

The Nik Collection is a powerful tool in the arsenal of any professional-grade photographer.<p>The list of professional-grade tools available to young artists is growing rapidly. On Monday, the animation software Toonz, preferred by Studio Ghibli and Futurama, was repackaged with a free edition. …

Towards an open, collaborative, reusable framework for sharing hands-on bioinformatics training workshops

There is a clear demand for hands-on bioinformatics training. The development of bioinformatics workshop content is both time-consuming and …

5 At-Home Cardio Workouts for Fat Loss

Whether you work from home, the weather’s got you stranded indoors, or you’re just too bogged down with work to drive to the gym, you can still get a …

‘A Dream’: Turning a Landscape Into a Dreamscape in Photoshop

This surreal photo-manipulation is titled “A Dream,” and it was created using a single photograph that was edited in Photoshop. In this post I’ll …

7 out of 10 of the 'most boring' cities in California are in the Bay Area

The Bay Area is nothing if not colorful. Full of quirks and oddities, San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, and San Jose have lots of personality, attractions, and interesting people.<p>However, we can't say that <i>every</i> city in the Bay Area shares those qualities. Actually, as was found by RoadSnacks.net, a …

11 TED Talks on Photography Worth Watching

Need some inspiration to start off the new year? Try these 11 TED talks on photography.<p><b>1. Anastasia Taylor-Lind: Fighters and Mourners of the</b> …

The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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How to Use Lightroom's Graduated Filter Tool: Tips for Natural Impact

There are three easy-to-use Lightroom tools that that allow you to quickly isolate areas within a photo to make specific adjustments. These three …

First Contact: How to Gain Strangers’ Trust on the Street

Whether consciously or not, the first thing people do when they encounter someone they don't know is make a judgment about them based on how they …

Street Photography

PolaPi: A DIY Thermal Instant Camera You Build with Raspberry Pi

Want your own instant camera that prints lo-fi photos on receipt paper? Muth Pierre has published the designs for a build-it-yourself camera called …

Biotech Is Opening Up To Coders

Meet a programmer turned gene remixer<p>In 1999, 19-year-old Sean Ward created one of the first music-recommendation algorithms, dropped out of the University of Virginia, and started his own company. By age 25, he had tired of the conflict between record companies and Internet users, so he turned to …

Biotechnology

The Top 5 Most Common Mistakes in Landscape Photography

Contrary to popular opinion, mistakes aren’t necessarily a bad thing. They help you learn, they keep Hallmark in business, and sometimes they go hand …

An Intro to Lightening and Brightening Eyes in Adobe Photoshop CC

It is said that eyes are the windows to our souls and when focusing in on a portrait, we do our best to make sure they are razor sharp. With a bit of …

Tutorials

Breathtaking Photos of America from the U.S. Department of Interior’s Carefully Curated Instagram

The U.S. Department of the Interior manages the most breathtaking lands in America and they have the photos to prove it. From the adorable bear cubs of Delaware's Water Gap National Recreation Area to Maine's Acadia National Park and New Mexico's glistening white sands, it seems that this …

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.<p>Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound<p>There's something special …

Salt Lake City

Practical Pointers for Getting Your Photos Noticed on Flickr and 500px

You have just composed your photographic masterpiece. After hours of planning, precise composition, and utilizing your technical knowledge, you have …

How To Develop Your Photographic Style

This post was adapted from my eBook, Taking Your Portraiture to the Next Level I. Many wedding and family photography portfolios featuring the latest …

How to Reduce Noise in Photoshop With the Power Of the "Blend If" Tool

As you are probably already aware, noise reduction can be a painstaking process. There are many ways to reduce noise but all of those ways have one …