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The Best Articles of the Year: Photography
Living the GoPro Life
Late one fall afternoon two years ago, Aaron Chase, a professional mountain biker, was riding his bike in the Smoky Mountains, near Sun Valley, Idaho.
Lytro changed photography. Now can it get anyone to care?
Lytro product director Colvin Pitts wants to show me the camera he’s been working on since 2007. He cautions that it’s just an early model, then gently lifts the stark, black device out of an unmarked box. It looks like a cross between a DSLR and a futuristic weapon.
Understand Exposure in Under 10 Minutes
There are countless Photography books and classes that explain exposure, yet after reading or attending them, your photos may not have improved because…well, let’s be honest… some of us Right-Brainers aren’t super technical!
How I Photograph the Milky Way in the Light-Polluted Skies of Singapore
When it comes to photographing the elusive Milky Way in one of the most light-polluted major cities like Singapore, timing is critical.
How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images
The most common question I get asked by my workshop students is ‘how do you get such sharp images?’. It’s actually really simple. Basically, avoid movement of any kind while the shutter is open, focus well and choose the right aperture for your creative vision.
iPhone 6 Plus Camera Review: Iceland
This year I had the opportunity to be at Apple’s Keynote where they announced the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and the Watch. It was truly a sight to behold, as they unveiled each of these products in a their oh-so-Apple way (and the U2 concert was an amazing bonus!)
12 Expert Tips For Photographing Cityscapes At Night
Jimmy Mcintyre is a travel photographer and educator. His photos have been published in local and national magazines, including the BBC. His online courses on digital blending and post-processing can be found in his official website.
A New Photographer’s Guide to Camera Settings
Without experience, looking at the endless functions and dials on a camera can seem daunting, and it is at first, especially with many of the newer digital cameras that have about 5,000 functions (I’m looking at you Nikon).
The Best Free Online Photography Courses and Tutorials
Given my interest in lifelong learning and skill-development, I often ask people which new skills they’re looking to learn. The most common response? “I want to be a better photographer”. And for good reason! Few things evoke the instant emotional response a great photo does.
The Basics Of Luminosity Masks In Digital Blending
Jimmy McIntyre is travel photographer. He is currently undertaking a two-year project in Asia—writing two photography guidebooks for China and South Korea. He has taught digital blending workshops in four continents, and he also offers online courses.
Getting Sharper Images – an Understanding of Focus Modes
The longer you shoot, the larger the repertoire of subjects and assignments you photograph becomes.
Why Aperture Priority is the Most Preferred Shooting Mode by Photographers
Photographers have their own shooting preferences. Some like using flash, some don’t. Some love to play around with depth of field, while others want motion blur and freeze motion effects more.
How to do Long Exposure Photography and Light Trails at Night
Before I understood how photography worked, I was always intrigued by light trails in images. I never understood how that happened. When I began to study photography, one of the first assignments I did was an advanced course on night photography. I decided I would try and capture some light trails.
This Free MIT Photojournalism Course Helps You Take Meaningful Photos
We highlight a number of free online courses in our Lifehacker U series, but this free course from MIT on documentary photography and photojournalism is completely free, open to the public, and will teach you to improve your photography skills, even if you're not trying to catch a scoop.
Adam Magyar is a computer geek, a college dropout, a self-taught photographer, a high-tech Rube Goldberg, a world traveler, and a conceptual artist of growing global acclaim.
10 Photography Hacks that will Dramatically Improve Your Photos
Mike is the author of the eBook Hacking Photography: A Plain-English Guide to Taking Impressive Photos – Fast. Click here to view more details There is a widely accepted rule called The Pareto Principle also known as the 80:20 rule.