photography

Fix Stuck Pixels In Your Photos

If you’re seeing tiny bright spots in your photos, you may have a dead or stuck pixel problem with your camera. Our friends at the How-To Geek show us how to fix it.


Making Great Hyperlapses: What You Need To Know

The professionals make it look easy, but the truth is creating good hyperlapses (and timelapses) requires skill and patience. Unlike snapping a single still, lapse photography depends on capturing a lot of images with minimal to no variation in light levels, framing and positioning. If you’re after some pointers, you’ve come to the right place (well, video).


Grab Over 40 Free Photography Ebooks And Improve Your Camera Skills

Professional photographers and casual photo snappers can both find a new free book of interest in this collection of photography eBooks.


7 Expert Tips For Creating Great Conceptual Portraits

Alexia Sinclair is an award winning Australian artist and photographer whose work has appeared in everything from glossy fashion magazines to fine art museums. She has also worked on commercial campaigns for a range of high-profile clients including Canon and Harpers Bazaar and is currently one of Seagate’s Creative Professionals. We recently asked Alexia to share her expertise in the area of portrait photography. Here are here top seven tips.


FastRawViewer Displays RAW Photo Files And EXIF Data Quickly

Windows/Mac: RAW photo files are much larger than JPEG files and can be slow to load. FastRawViewer opens RAW files quickly so you can view the image and EXIF data right away.


Get Professional Looking Photos With A Monitor And Reflective Surface

If you need to take some fancy-looking photos of your items with a smartphone, you can use your computer monitor for a bright background and set your item on a flat, reflective surface.


Smart Selfie Guides You To Take Great Portraits With Your Rear Camera

Android: The camera on the back of your phone is far better than the front-facing one. Smart Selfie lets you use this better sensor to take high-resolution high-quality self portraits, by guiding you with voice prompts.


Turn A Bottle Cap Into A Cheap, DIY GoPro Float

GoPro video cameras are fantastic for underwater shooting, but they have one fatal flaw: they sink like a stone. YouTube channel Wandering Designers shows how to turn a standard bottle cap into a cheap float for GoPro, to be used with any drinks bottle.


Three Basic Design Principles Everyone Can Use In Everyday Life

We all enjoy good design, but not everyone has the experience to know how to do it right. Even if you’re not an artist, there are certain principles that everyone can learn that are useful in everyday tasks.


Do ISO Levels On Digital Cameras Matter Than Much These Days?

Digital cameras allow you to adjust their “film” speed, or ISO level, dynamically, so you can always tweak your settings depending on how dark your environment is. But camera technology has advanced quickly and significantly in the last few years and while the rule of thumb with ISO levels has always been “the lower the better”, does this hold true with today’s advanced sensors, processing chips and software?