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Avoid Blurry Images by Understanding Shutter Speed

Avoid Blurry Images by Understanding Shutter Speed

One of the most frequent questions I receive when teaching beginner photography workshops is, “How can I make my images less blurry?” The answer isn’t a simple one, as blurriness be be caused by several issues. Today, I’ll focus on one of those: how to avoid blurry images using the shutter speed dial on your camera. In my book, Say […] Read More

A 3D Printer Can Do What? Prepare to Be Amazed

A 3D Printer Can Do What? Prepare to Be Amazed

As a kid, I loved cartoons because it was a world in which anything was possible.  Teleporters, robots, laser beams and even spaceships that collapsed down into a briefcase a la George Jetson were possible. My favorite gadget was the food machine in the Jetson’s house.  With the push of a button, any food would magically […] Read More

Remembering the Little Computer That Could: The Commodore Amiga

Remembering the Little Computer That Could: The Commodore Amiga

A few weeks back, eHow’s Melanie Pinola wrote a great little ode to “everyone’s favorite childhood computer,” the Commodore 64. That post got me reminiscing about Commodore’s second act: A computer that was even more ahead of its time than the C64. A machine that dared to challenge IBM and an army of clones. A platform that inspired magazines, clubs, a […] Read More

IFTTT Is the Magical Glue of the Internet

IFTTT Is the Magical Glue of the Internet

IFTTT, or  “If This Then That,” is one of my favorite web apps of all time. IFTTT is essentially the “web’s glue” — it connects popular sites and services so they work better together and allows you to automate many tasks.  If you haven’t tried this brilliant tool yet, you’re in for a treat. With […] Read More

How Zeros and Ones Create Music, Photos and Everything Digital

How Zeros and Ones Create Music, Photos and Everything Digital

If you ask a computer tech how your computer plays digital music, you’ll likely get a complicated answer using words like lasers, photo cells, decoders, encoders, and the such.  When your eyes roll into the back of your head, the tech abruptly concludes his explanation with the common phrase, “Actually, it’s all just zeros and […] Read More

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