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10 Different Ways You Can Use a Single Softbox

When you’re just starting out in photography, you may not have a lot of money to invest in putting together a high-end arsenal of studio lighting …

Photography

Reflection Perfection: 60 Photos That Show You How It’s Done

Capturing beautiful reflections is <b>not as easy as it looks</b>. It takes planning, patience, creativity and sometimes luck to be able to capture that …

How to Create Creamy Black & White Images in Lightroom

Don’t let your black and white images fall flat. Bring out the true beauty of your photographs by adding vibrancy and creamy tones. Zach & Jody show …

How to run Background Tasks in ASP.NET

August 26, '14 Comments [41] Posted in ASP.NET | NuGet | NuGetPOW | Open Source<p>Sponsored By<p>A few years back Phil Haack wrote a great article on the …

Software Development

Dark Sky Finder Helps Nighttime Photographers Find the Least Light Polluted Spots

For those of you who partake in any sort of nighttime photography, it’s no secret that light pollution can be the bane of your existence. Thankfully, …

3 Color Theory Tips to Inspire Your Digital Design

<i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted with permission.</i><p>Color makes the world beautiful. Nothing feels more energizing than a vibrant blue sky on a sunny day. And when we need peace? We take a walk through the snow, relax in the sand at the beach, or let …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Beautiful Large Format Images Captured at the Sochi Olympics with a 4×5 Camera

Two months after being in Sochi to cover the 2014 Winter Olympics, photographer Guy Rhodes is sharing some of the images he captured there. But …

Breaking Down How Tilt-Shift Works and How To Use It for Focus Control

From Jay P. Morgan of <i>The Slanted Lens</i> comes an educational and behind the scenes video out of Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California. Throughout the …

Hear the 'Super Mario Bros.' theme played on an ancient Chinese instrument

The <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> theme is possibly the most ubiquitous (and perhaps played-out) video game music around, but a young musician has found a way to make it interesting again — by performing it on an ancient Chinese instrument called the sheng. The instrument's natural tone fits perfectly with the</i> …

Watch this: Jerry Seinfeld mocks our antisocial smartphone use on 'The Tonight Show'

Jerry Seinfeld headed to the new <i>Tonight Show</i> earlier this week to perform a few minutes of standup, and he spent a good portion of that time talking about the bizarre ways in which we interact with phones. "There is no safety, there is no comfort, there is no security for you in this life anymore," …

Crazy ants cover themselves in acid to heal wounds after battle

A new study shows that tawny crazy ants — also known as <i>Nylanderia fulva</i> in Latin — use secretions of formic acid to detoxify wounds sustained in battles with venomous fire ants. The crazy ants, currently sweeping across the southern United States, secrete the acid from their abdominal glands. …

Breathtaking Black & White Animal Portraits by Lukas Holas

“Animals are a matter of my heart.” These seven words are the only description Czech photographer Lukas Holas provides for his outstanding series entitled <i>Portraits of Animals</i>. His love and admiration for animals radiates clearly through each and every powerful close-up.<p>Shot in simple, but elegant …

Photography

Porsche's first vehicle found in shed after a century

First vehicle was electric and made in 1898<p>The first Porsche ever made has been recovered from a shed in Austria where it sat for over 100 years. The vehicle is called the "Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model" — nicknamed the "P1" for short — and was created by Ferdinand Porsche …

55 Baker Street (Explore #1)

Rolex Retouching Timelapse Demonstrates Astonishing Skill and Attention to Detail

Okay, we know you’ve asked for less time-lapses and we’re doing our best to kick the habit, but this one couldn’t be helped, and we’re pretty sure …

Photographer Has Blower Confiscated by TSA Because it ‘Could Fly Like a Missile’

It’s common knowledge that the Giottos Rocket Blowers and the TSA don’t get along. In the past we’ve told you to just leave it at home unless you …

Visually Dramatic Series of Vertical Panoramic Shots of Churches

Richard Silver achieves the absolutely sublime in his spectacular pictures of churches that show entrance to altar all in one sweeping image. Just as …

Landscape Photography

Lightroom Tips for the Develop Module the Magic Alt Key

Lightroom Tips for the Develop Module - using the Alt (Option) key to get valuable feedback to help you process your images in Lightroom.

Color Portraiture with Retouch and Enhancement in Lightroom 4 and 5

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5, a preset system designed to take you from Ordinary to Extraordinary …

Tutorials

Comparing Images with Lightroom 5’s Survey View

Comparing Images with Lightroom 5’s Survey View, how to use this viewing mode in the library module to compare images

2 Year Timelapse Photo Project from a Shanghai Apartment

What’s the longest you’ve ever shot for a project – a week? a month? How about 2 years? Photographer Joe Nafis has recently created a 3 1/2 minute …

Time-lapse Photography

Why Self Pity is Ruining Your Life

I have a friend who can’t hold a job. He’s actually had some great jobs, but he can’t keep them. And for each job he’s lost, he has a story about how …

A Scientific Guide To The Perfect First Date

First dates are tough. You're trying to make a good impression on someone, but you're also trying to work out if the person is worth your time. …

How to Photograph Dramatic Clouds at Sunset

The difference between a nice sunset and a dramatic sunset is all about the clouds, however, not all clouds are created equal.

How to Save Big Money by Not Hiring a Professional Wedding Photographer

What if I told that you could get wedding photos at a fraction of the cost that professionals will charge you, would you be interested in that? I bet …

'The Simpsons' renewed for 26th season ahead of Sunday's 'Treehouse of Horror' episode

The 25th season of <i>The Simpsons</i> just kicked off — its traditional "Treehouse of Horror" episode slated for this Sunday — and that won't be the last of the gang from Springfield. According to <i>Variety</i><i>,</i> Fox renewed the longest-running American sitcom ever for its 26th season. It's not a surprising …

Lightroom's Tone Curve Explained

It’s no secret that there are many ways to enhance our photographs with Lightroom. By using just a handful of sliders we can get some great results …

Tutorials

Sony's NEX and QX Lens cameras will soon be controlled by anything developers can imagine

Sony’s software has never quite lived up to the hardware design of its often-excellent products, but that could all change now that the company is opening up its camera API to anyone that wants to write a remote control app. Sony is announcing that developers will be able to take control of its …

Darth Vader's Theme vs. Beethoven

Master classical improvisor Richard Grayson satisfies an audience request to perform "The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) in the style of …