Virgil Frost

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This Rolling, Transforming Droid Is the Stuff of Nightmares

The MorpHex can roll around in a ball, then unpack and walk on its six legs.<p>So, this is how it starts. You hear a crunch, crunch, crunch—the sound of an imperfectly-round plastic ball rolling over concrete, chasing you down an alley. You look back and you see this… thing. It was a sphere a few …

Disney Invents Robots That Swarm Into Colorful Animations

Walt Disney pioneered the art of animation and pushed the boundaries of robotics with his audio-animatronic presidents, but now the research lab that …

Parrot unveils its ultra-light Bebop drone with a 14MP fish-eye high-def camera

French gadget maker Parrot is unveiling its remote-controlled Bebop Drone flying robot today with an ultra-light body and a 14-megapixel fish-eye camera.<p>The smartphone-controlled device is one of the most advanced consumer drones yet, and it shows just how sophisticated the consumer drone market is …

What Are “Stops” in Digital Camera Settings?

Probably one of the most misunderstood terms in beginner photography is <b>“stop.”</b> Imagine hearing, “I need three stops of brightness. Stop up the ISO …

Baby Sessions on a Shoe String

As photographers (or budding photographers) we may increasingly find ourselves being asked for impromptu photo shoots. This often means having to …

How To Photograph Star Trails

Photographing star trails can be challenging but also rewarding. If you’ve never tried it, these tips will help you get started. Choosing the Place …

Discover the Wonder of Time-Lapse Photography

This week over at our sister site – SnapnDeals – we have a great deal running where you can get 20% off Time-Lapse Photography: A technical and …

10 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography Styling

This is a guest post by Jules Clancy of Stonesoup. While portrait photographers need to be skilled in the art of getting their subjects to relax in …

Simplicity - Weekly Photography Challenge

It’s the simple things in life that are often the best – so in this weeks photography challenge we’re expecting to see some great photos because the …

Histograms: Your Guide To Proper Exposure

Too many newbie photographers, getting the proper exposure in camera is the biggest challenge they face. While letting the camera do the work for …

3 Stupidly Simple Reasons Why Most People's Photography Does Not Improve

I’m presuming that this article will not apply to some readers of dPS… but after 3 conversations in the last week which revealed the same photography …

10 Shortcuts of the Commonly Used Features in the Library Module of Lightroom 4

en_US<p>article<p>Introduction This tutorial has been transcribed from the SLR Lounge Lightroom 4 Workshop on DVD, a 14 hour Lightroom 4 A – Z guide with …

What's In My Bag for Landscape Photography

I’m often asked by beginning photographers about what I use to shoot my photos, whether it’s landscapes, portraits, sports, or some other subject. …

My Most Common Portrait Mistake

We all make mistakes. Even the best photographers I know make a mistake now and then. And usually, we all have one we can’t get seem to stop making. …

8 Photo Projects in Your Own Backyard

One of my photography mentors, Freeman Patterson, says, “If you do not see what is around you every day, what will you see when you go to Tangiers?” …

How to Get Landscapes Sharp with Focus Stacking

A key aspect of successful landscape photography is image sharpness. Usually, it is desirable to ensure that all elements of a scene, whether close …

Say Goodbye To Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe Moves To The Cloud)

Unless you haven’t been on your computer at all in the last 24-48 hours, you have probably heard by now that Adobe announced an end to their Creative …

Save Time with Batch Exposure Blending

A Guest Post by Nick Rains. Do you ever shoot a bunch of exposure-bracketed shots and then never get around to blending them together? Maybe you …

18 Stunning Self Portraits

This post is by Anna Gay – creator of our eBook – The Art of Self Portraiture. by Ali Uher For thousands of years, artists have used self-portraiture …

Light Painting Part Two - Photoshop

In Part One of the Light Painting Tutorial I went over how to do the photography part: equipment, camera settings, set up, lighting, potential …

Tutorials

How To Photograph Dragonflies

A Guest Contribution by Steve Berardi from PhotoNaturalist. Dragonflies are among the most photogenic insects. They usually have bright contrasting …

How to Create Compelling Compositions with Curves

Do you want to make your images more dynamic and aesthetically pleasing? Try looking for curves when you are photographing! Once you start looking …

20 Photography Tips Every Travel Photographer Must Know

1. Get up Early The best light to capture most kinds of subjects is in the golden hours- one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset (depend …

Using Water to Lighten Landscape Photos

Most Pro landscape photographers recommend shooting either at (or around) dawn or dusk in order to capture their scene in the ‘golden hours’ when the …

How to Create a "Standard Import" Preset in Lightroom 4

Introduction The following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Workflow System Workshop on DVD, a system designed to increase your post …

Make your Photos Sparkle with GIMP

A Guest Contribution by Anotherphotograpbynoob.com. What this tutorial will show you In short: how I made the photo on the right become the photo on …

6 Winning Ways to Work Wide

Today Joe Decker shares some tips on wide angle photography. One of the first lens purchases aspiring landscape photographers typically made is a …

Props Are Evil: How To Use Them For Good

Nothing freaks me out like props. Every time I see a picture of flower girls holding an empty frame that is outlining a bride and groom kissing in …

DISCUSS: When you Photograph People in Black and White, you Photograph their Souls

Canadian photojournalist – Ted Grant – is quoted as saying: “When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you …

How to Create a Reflection in Photoshop in 6 Easy Steps

Creating a reflection using Photoshop is one of those things that at first glance looks really hard, but really isn’t, once you break down the steps …