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How to Get Professional Product Photographs With a Single Light Source

Not too long ago I was asked to take some pictures of a few products for a fashion blogger to review. Despite my shortage of experience in the …

Everyone Loves Wild Animals in Their Backyard—Until They Don’t

As a toddler, River Simard had a way of entertaining himself that didn’t involve a PlayStation or an Xbox or even electricity. He would perch himself …

Security Sphere

Say hello to Odini – your loyal guardian and companion. Unlike traditional, static security cameras, Odini is a discreet mobile solution which aims …

Adam Liaw: my list of five simple tips that will help make you a better cook

Cooking is one of the most useful skills a person can have, and even the smallest improvement in how you cook can go a very long way. Here’s my list of five simple things good cooks almost always do, and that you should be doing if you want to cook better.<p><b>Understand seasoning</b><p>The easiest way to …

Knives

Environmental Migrants: The Last Illusion - Photographs and text by Alessandro Grassani | LensCulture

Environmental migrants face extreme challenges as a result of climate change. According to the United Nations, by 2050, the Earth will have to face the trauma of confronting some 200 million environmental migrants. Focusing on rural-urban environmental migration, this multi-chapter project <i>t</i>ells …

‘Denali’: Photographer Ben Moon’s Touching Tribute to His Beloved Dog

The short film above, titled “Denali,” is photographer Ben Moon‘s beautiful and touching tribute to his dog Denali, who passed away last year at the …

Nighttime Self-Portraits Under the Northern Lights Reveal a Vast Universe in the Sky

Against majestic backgrounds of infinite stars and the Northern Lights, photographer Tiina Trmnen captures a series of breathtaking self-portraits. <i>Wanderer</i> is a project that shows how minuscule an individual human being is when compared to the vast universe that encircles our planet, touching upon …

Northern Lights

Delicately Hand-Cut Designs Emerge From A Single Sheet of Paper

Artist Suzy Taylor is able to create one-of-a-kind works of art from a single piece of paper. The paper artist meticulously cuts original designs by hand that primarily revolve around her love of folk art and floral themes. During her cutting process, she utilizes only a single sheet of paper and a …

The Best Soundtrack for Productivity

Researchers find that “nature”-type sounds help people in open-plan offices regain focus faster<p>Now that more employers are transitioning to open-plan offices, workers increasingly get to enjoy all clacking of keyboards and yakking of their colleagues—sorry, “spontaneous collaborative input.”<p>In …

OpenOffice

National Geographic Travel

15 Amazing Adventures You Need To Experience Before You Die

From Lonely Planet's The Big Trip: Your Ultimate Guide to Gap Years and Overseas Adventures.

Memorial Day BBQ: Seven things you can grill that aren't meat

From peaches to asparagus, pineapple rings to polenta, there’s a wealth of tasty alternatives – and you don’t need to be a vegetarian to enjoy them<p>I was going to start this article by consoling all vegetarians and vegans, reminding them they don’t need to feel sorry if attending a BBQ on Memorial …

Achieving Black Backgrounds in Macro Photos

One of the most important aspects of fine art macro photography is capturing a non-distracting background so your subject stands out. I tend to like …

Mercedes Benz Partners with Lufthansa to Create Spectacular Luxury Airplane

At first glance, the interior of this private jet doesn't look an airplane. It instead resembles a luxury hotel suite or an impeccably-decorated home. But, this is actually a new design concept as part of a collaboration between Lufthansa Technik and Mercedes Benz. Their idea is a stunning …

Mercedes-Benz

7 Close-Up Pictures Reveal the Beauty of Bees

They pollinate our flowers and crops and pervade popular culture, but you've never seen bees like this before.<p>"Busy as a bee" isn't just a saying. When they aren't supplying us with honey or pollinating the flowers that brighten our days, these humble insects play an integral role in the …

44 Tips to Improve Your Photography

<i>In this article, New York-based photographer Todd Vorenkamp shares 44 helpful tips you can use to improve the quality of your photography.</i><p><b>1. Shoot</b> …

Mountains May Depart review: Jia Zhang-ke scales new heights with futurist drama

This giddily ambitious new movie from the Chinese film-maker begins relatively conventionally, before spinning out into a commentary on globalisation and a glimpse of a bravura new world<p>Jia Zhang-ke’s Mountains May Depart is a mysterious and in its way staggeringly ambitious piece of work from a …

Photographer Takes Incredible Self Portraits Posed in Vast Landscapes

Photographer Nicholas Roemmelt reminds us just how big and beautiful our world is with his ongoing series of breathtaking self portraits. Based in Austria, the 40-year-old is lucky enough to have nature that's easily accessible from his backyard. He'll hike the nearby mountain and insert himself …

Nature Photography

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

UI Design

BA's Best Breakfast Sausage

Makes 8 Servings<p>These breakfast sausage patties are perfect for freezing, extra insurance toward future hangovers.<p>May 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage<p>1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme<p>2 teaspoons light brown sugar<p>1½ teaspoons kosher salt<p>1 teaspoon crushed fennel …

Recipes

How to Make the Best Part of Any Coffee Cake, a Perfect Crumb Topping

Everyone knows the best part of any coffee cake is the buttery, sugary topping. Here's our test kitchen's formula for making a perfect crumb topping—for any cake.<p>You know the saying: Never trust anyone who doesn't like a good crumb topping. Okay…that's not actually a saying. But as far as we're …

Amazing birthday cake recipes (that even adults will love)

Whether you’re a five-year-old or all grown up, a birthday isn’t a proper occasion without a delicious and lavishly decorated cake<p>Next Saturday will be my birthday, and I sincerely hope the weather is bright. Ever since I was a little lad, the sun has seemed to shine during my birthday weekend. Mum …

MEGA EMPIRE Powerpoint + Keynote

<b>Powerpoint templates</b> ideal for business or education. It includes simple & modern <b>PPT designs</b> to take your <b>presentations to the next level...</b><p><b>⇒ Save</b> …

Just Be Cool: 11 Iced Coffee Recipes to Make All Season Long

When it starts to warm up outside, these iced coffee recipes are all we want to drink.<p><b>It's finally time:</b> Picnics, outdoor movies, and beach trips are all within reach, and so should a tall glass of iced coffee. Hang onto your sunglasses: These recipes (some boozy!) will keep you buzzing straight …

Architizer

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This drone claims to be the world's smallest

A drone and controller combo so small it can fit in your pocket? That's the promise of Wallet Drone, a new mini-quadcopter and controller/docking station combo on Indiegogo that's no bigger than a typical wallet.<p>The idea of a mini-quadcopter isn't new -- there are several such devices already …

Drawing-Free Flipbook Animations for Graphic Designers

All you need is a hole puncher, and maybe a background in motion graphics<p>To create a flipbook, all you need is a pen and paper, right? If you want to …