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Quick tip: How to manage your memory cards on events

Here is a sweet tip we got from Adam Frimer about managing your cards while on a shoot. You start with a bunch of clean formatted cards. Place them …

AMD fires back at Nvidia with workstation graphics chip for pro designers

Advanced Micro Devices unveiled its new Radeon Pro WX series of graphics cards for professional workstation users. The move came hours after graphics chip rival Nvidia revealed what it called the “world’s fastest GPU” (graphics processing unit) for workstations.<p>AMD’s new chips are based on its …

The 21st Century Gentleman: GQ Joins Flipboard

For guys and the people who love them, GQ is the go-to guide for style, culture, politics and the pursuit of happiness. Covering everything from romance to really great meals, the magazine has given generations of gentlemen enough wisdom to be entertaining and erudite in (almost) any situation.<p>One …

Histograms Explained in 60 Seconds

While histograms can be found in both editing programs and camera functions alike, it’s surprising how one of the most valuable tools we have at our …

Photo Friday: Read Up on Picking the Perfect Camera

Is buying a camera any less stressful than buying a car? There are dizzying numbers of options, buttons and knobs to consider. But unlike an automobile, most cameras look pretty similar from afar.<p>So forget looks: consider how you’ll actually use a camera. Whether you’re only taking photos of the …

5 Surefire Ways to Spark Your Creative Genius

If these tips don't inspire you, nothing will<p>Coming up with creative ideas isn't easy. In fact, sometimes it's an epic struggle.<p>I've been there many times myself, and you probably have too. Creativity and inspiration just seem completely out of reach sometimes.<p>Inspiration has been known to strike …

9/10: The Day Before

<i>This essay was originally published in</i> Gear <i>in 2002. It has been republished here with permission from publisher Bob Guccione Jr.</i><p>On <i>Good Morning …

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15 Statements Poor Photographers Say that Rich Photographers Do Not

My client Mark Victor Hansen has sold over 500 million books, more than almost anyone in history for non-fiction. While preparing to go on stage one …

Why you really do get that from your father

We may look like our mothers but our genes have more in common with the paternal line, study finds<p>It is good news for put-upon husbands who fear their wife will turn out like their mother-in-law: scientists say that, genetically, we are more like our fathers.<p>A study has found that although we might …

5 Former Bad Boys Explain How Fatherhood Changed Them

All bets were off once they had babies of their own.<p>The insane love you feel for your little nugget is something you have to actually go through to truly understand. Just ask these six former tough guys, all of whom turned into total mushballs when they became dads. Read on for their ridiculously …

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The invisible downside of cheating in life

People who take shortcuts can trick themselves into believing they are smarter than they are, says Tom Stafford, and it comes back to bite them.<p>Honesty may be the best policy, but lying has its merits – even when we are deceiving ourselves. Numerous studies have shown that those who are practised …

Watch This Hilarious Video Perfectly Capture New Mom Struggles

Chapstick + nipples = heaven<p>Whether or not you've experienced the miracle of life firsthand, you probably know that some crazy stuff goes down before and after you push that giant baby out. For example, the words "bloody shell" and "mastitis" become a part of your vocabulary—and you feel the urge …

Our Photographers' Favorite Cameras

Travel<p>National Geographic photographers reveal the cameras they use to capture world-renowned pictures. —Dan Westergren, director of photography, National Geographic Travel

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How to Build a Better Dad

Unearth the great father in your good guy with these man-management secrets.<p>Becoming a mom is a powerful shock to the system. But not nearly as traumatic as becoming a dad.<p>Stop laughing and bear with me to a point. No, I haven't forgotten the ordeal of childbirth. Trust me, just watching that …

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

How Real Are Facebook Friendships?

An artist set out to find the answer—by tracking down and photographing every one of her social-media connections.<p>Editor of the <i>New York Times Book Review</i> Pamela Paul’s recent column “How to Be Liked By Everyone Online” describes how social media “has upended social and psychological norms” by …

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of robots is just the latest in a series of advances and predictions that at times appear to suggest we will all be replaced, …

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13 Sort-of-Crazy Things All Moms Do

Warning: If you're not a mom yet but want to have kids down the road, this list may terrify you.<p>Motherhood is like a little club—once you’re in it, you get it. While it’s mostly full of cuddles and laughter, side effects include some totally weird habits that you never would have entertained before …

20 Award-Winning Wedding Photographs of 2014

Four times a year, the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographer (or ISPWP) holds a members-only contest to pick out the best wedding photographs of the year. The ISPWP is an organization, created by professional photographers, that brings together the top wedding photographers in …

Fashion Photographer Captures Model with a 0.3 Megapixel Children's Camera

Believe it or not, renowned fashion photographer Lara Jade shot these photos of a beautiful model using only a 0.3-megapixel camera. Yes, you read that right. Less than one megapixel – smartphones take better pictures than that! The reason for this major downgrade was that Jade took the Cheap …

10 Mind-Blowing Hacks for Making Your Leftover Pizza Taste Better the Next Day

Three words: pizza grilled cheese.<p>Gone are your days of eating cold leftover pizza in your pajamas, leaning against your open refrigerator. Make pizza better the next day with these easy tricks.<p><b>1. Reheat cold pizza face down in a pan.</b> Slap your slice of pizza face down on a preheated skillet on …

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Five Mags: The Art of Analogue Film

MagMaker / December 17, 2014<p>Why shoot on film? Anyone with either an entry-level DSLR or smartphone camera can snap some beautiful shots and share …

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The Case Against Paying Designers By The Hour

Creativity doesn’t start when you punch a clock. Here’s a better way to charge for design work.<p>Someone, somewhere, at some time decided that the value of design directly correlates to the time spent solving a client’s problem. Today, most design firms use an hourly rate to determine creative …

50 Beautiful Examples of Black and White Photography

Anybody can pick up a camera and take a picture, but it takes a skillfull photographer to utilize composition, exposure, and aperture to take a …

A Sneak Peek at the Samsung 300mm f/2.8 that Hasn’t Been Officially Announced Yet

Not even really announced as much as teased at Photokina in September, Samsung’s not-yet-official but definitely on the way 300mm f/2.8 made another …

1,000+ Crowdsourced Instagram Photos Turned Into Timelapse Showing One Day in London

Here’s a neat video that combines the concept of the hyperlapse tour of a city with crowdsourced photography. Put together by filmmaker Lorenzo …