49 awesome photography tips and time savers Fitting your photography around the demands of family life (check out our ever-popular free family portrait photography cheat sheet) and the working week is often more difficult than figuring out the technical complexities of your camera. To help you get the absolute most from your photography time, we have come up with 49 of the best photography tips and time savers that are guaranteed to get you better results, help you edit your shots with ease and simply enjoy your picture taking more. From checking your kit before you leave the house to setting up your camera on location and tips for improving your photo composition, you’ll find plenty of suggestions for saving yourself time and getting organized – thereby reducing the chance of missing out on shots – long before you even press the shutter release. And of course, no matter how much preparation and care you’ve taken when shooting, you’ll need to store, sort and edit the images you take. Before you shoot
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases 400,000 Images Online for Non-Commercial Use Kinder in einem Feriendorf / Martin Munkacsi / 1929 Daughters of Jerusalem / Julia Margaret Camero / 1865 Head of Man with Hat and Cigar / Leon Levinstein / 1960 Free lensing: dismount your lens for the ultimate creative effect It’s a little-known fact, but if you remove the lens from your SLR and hold it a few centimetres away from your camera you can still take a picture. The technique, known as freelensing, allows you to twist and alter the angle of the lens, which shifts and skews the plane of focus. This can create wonderful painterly effects. While the process itself is relatively straightforward, it also involves a lot of trial and error.
10 Best Science Fiction Short Stories of All Time: From the Golden Age to the Modern Era Best Science Fiction Stories of All Time These are the best science fiction stories of all time, according to somebody who spent much of her life thinking that science fiction sucked. You see, it was only a few years ago that I admitted that I don't like modern science fiction short stories. I much prefer the fantastic science fiction shorts of the Golden Age that first appeared in science fiction short story pulp magazines in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, like Astounding Stories, Amazing Stories, Weird Tales, and the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. To misquote the late Douglas Adams: "That's when stories were real stories.
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Classic Literature for the Supernatural Lover Are you a fan of supernatural fiction? Did you know that there are a number of superb classic novels that explore supernatural themes? H.P. Lovecraft, a champion of the genre, once wrote, “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” In that spirit, the list below includes some of the best examples of early speculative fiction, for modern readers who might like to know where it all began! The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) by Anne Radcliffe
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Introduction to Astrophotography By Landscape Photographer Stan Moniz Introduction to Astrophotography Have you ever wanted to take photographs of the night sky but not knowing how to get started? Stan Moniz offers a beginners’ guide to get you up and running with astrophotography
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