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How To Capture The Perfect Fireworks Shot For Instagram

We've all been there.You're at an amazing fireworks display doing all the 'ooos' and 'ahhhs' when naturally you want to share what you're seeing with …

Fireworks

20 ISO tips to boost your camera skills

<b>Whether you want to boost your camera’s light sensitivity or shutter speeds, James Abbott reveals how to get more with his ISO tips.</b><p>1. ISO tips: …

Shutter Speed

Take better screenshots in macOS with these hidden features

One of my favorite Mac features is the ease at which you can take and edit screenshots using Apple’s default tools. Using one of several keyboard shortcuts, I can take a screenshot of exactly what I want to capture, and edit it all (or not) in Preview.<p>Here are those keyboard shortcuts I was talking …

Learn how to get the perfect exposure every time

A camera’s built in meter often does a great job of making a “correct” exposure, but it’s not always what the photographer wants to capture. Despite …

Daytime Long Exposure Photo Tutorial With a 10-Stop ND Filter

Now more than ever, us photographers have all sorts of tools that help us create more dynamic and more impressive photos.For some photographers, the …

Landscape Photography

Best Camera Settings for Landscape Photography

It's no wonder that landscape photography is so popular...For starters, it's an accessible given that we're surrounded by landscapes big and small …

Landscape Photography

50 most useful Alexa skills

Alexa has a ton of functionality out of the box, but the real magic happens when you dig into the world of third-party skills.<p>Out of the box, Alexa can do an impressive number of things. It can stream Amazon Music or Spotify, control your Philips Hue smart bulbs or anything connected to a …

Smart Homes

Every serious photographer should own these 2 lenses

If you're just starting to set up your camera kit, you face a baffling array of choices: fixed-lens or interchangeable? DSLR or mirrorless? Nikon, Canon, Olympus, or Sony?<p>Most people don't need to buy expensive equipment, since smartphone cameras have gotten pretty damn good. It's probably more …

Cameras

How to Avoid Blurry Photos

Blurry photos got you down?You're not alone...In fact, I'd say that for beginner photographers (and a lot of the rest of us, too), blurry photos is …

Shutter Speed

Beginner Photography Tip: Crucial Mistakes You Need to Avoid

It's been awhile since I was a beginning photographer...But I remember the trials and tribulations very well!Photography is such a rewarding …

Landscape Photography

PSA: If a Live Photo didn’t choose the perfect moment, you can now select a different frame

If you’ve ever taken a Live Photo only to find that the still image selected by the Camera app was just before a beautiful smile, or your slightly wonky horizon is straight in a later frame in the animated version, there’s now an app to fix it.<p>Google has updated a free app to allow you to play your …

Tips for Photographing Waterfalls — Washington Trails Association

<i>By Ian Terry</i><p>Photographing waterfalls can be intimidating. Balancing long exposures with tricky light conditions—while also managing composition—is a …

Shutter Speed Chart as a Photographer's Cheat Sheet

When we talk about the Shutter Speed in photography the first thing that comes to mind is its is relationship to Exposure. The Shutter speed is the …

Shutter Speed

What Lens Should I Buy? This Video Breaks Down All Your Options

“What lens should I buy?” It’s one of the most common gear questions that pops up in the <i>PetaPixel</i> inbox, and while there is no one-size-fits-all …

A Quick Photography Checklist to Help You Minimize Mistakes

Let's face it...<p>There are plenty of enemies we have to combat to get a shot that looks like the one above.<p>We all have things that require our time, …

13 Powerful Home Remedies for Acne

By Kayla McDonell<p>Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the world, affecting an estimated 85 percent of people at some point in their …

Skin Care

Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Settings

Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO Settings<p>Learn to Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Settings for Every Occasion<p>In this clip …

Landscape Photography Primer: Getting Sharp Images With Depth of Field and Hyperfocal Distance

When you gaze upon a landscape with your own eyes, you see the entire scene in sharp focus. Recreating that focus in the images you make of the …

Landscape Photography

10 Natural Cleaning Recipes Everyone Should Know by Heart

Is your cleaning mantra "When in doubt, douse it in bleach"? While you might feel confident your house is sanitary and squeaky clean, you can't …

Essential Oils

A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works

Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.<p>Here’s the thing about expensive, hulking DSLR cameras: They take beautiful photographs, but only if you know how to use them. And understanding the various …

Data Visualization

Why you should not delete images on your memory card using your camera

As many of you know, I spent many years of my life as Director of Marketing at Lexar dealing with the ins and outs of the memory card business. And …

Cameras

Tech tips to help stay safe in Trump’s America

Tech is as much a liability as it is an opportunity, as this election demonstrated. The next few years will be scary for many reasons, and to some more than others, and part of that will be the continued and likely expanded exploitation of the technologies and services we’ve come to rely on. …

Information Systems

A quick recipe for Italian soft almond biscuits from Rachel Roddy

A friend of mine makes something called “coat-on sauce”. You may well know the recipe – it is Marcella Hazan’s. A big tin of plum tomatoes, a peeled onion cut in two, a thick slice of butter and salt put in a pan with the lid ajar, then left to blip and burp for 45 minutes, in which time everything …

Dessert

Alcohol's cancer risks outweigh any health benefits, study shows

Drinking alcohol is a direct cause of at least seven forms of cancer, and the more you drink, the higher your risk, a new analysis found.<p>The report’s …

Cancer

DIY Homemade Organic Pesticides - Quiet Corner

Ever wonder what farmers did hundreds of years ago to fight off crop pests? Long before the invention of harmful chemical pesticides (yes, the kind …

Alternative Medicine

7 settings new iPad owners should change right now

Tweak these settings for a better tablet experience.<p>New iPad? It's a pretty easy device to use, but certain aspects can be confusing. For example, if you also have an iPhone, don't be surprised if your new tablet suddenly starts ringing the next time you get a phone call.<p>That's a feature, not a …

Apps

Can You Make Swiss Meringue Buttercream in Small Batches?

Have you ever made Swiss Meringue Buttercream? If not, I do suggest it, because this egg white-augmented buttercream has a fantastic flavor, and …

Dessert

Book Review: 'Unplugged' is a guidebook for getting your kids outside

<i>PHOTO: Jason Sperling; Members of the Running Wild Family Nature Club construct a shelter during one of their "unstructured" nature play meet-ups.</i><p>The concept is so simple: take your kids outside and let them rage in nature with no plan other than unstructured play--outside, rain or shine, with a …

Kids

Over the Top Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Flourless desserts . The most popular kids on the block these days as far as treats go.<p>Of course this is nothing new. Gluten free flourless baking has been taking over our generation for quite awhile now but I wouldn't be myself if I wasn't late to the popular party.<p>Another little quirk about me: I …

Dessert