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Humans of New York blogger hits the road for world tour

Photographer Brandon Stanton started his blog Humans of New York (Hony) as a tribute to the people of New York City. He approached strangers on the street, asked them a simple but thought-provoking question, and took their photograph if they obliged. The portraits - and the sometimes curious …

Don’t Forget About Nature: Designer and Photographer Julian Bialowas On the Importance of Exploration in the Digital Age

Julian Bialowas is always searching for the next adventure. Currently based in San Francisco, the Canadian photographer and designer has made his …

Incredible Moments of Tenderness Found In the Struggling Mill Towns of Pittsburgh

When photographer Dan Wetmore set out to capture the neighborhoods surrounding the abandoned steel mills of Pittsburgh, he was met at times with …

Black & White Photography Techniques

Black and white photography is a rewarding and challenging field of artistic photography. Even people who don’t care about photography can find …

Black & White Photography

Tutorial: Easily Focus-Stack Using a Photoshop Feature You Probably Didn’t Know About

Focus stacking is a fairly common technique used in the world of macro photography, but the process of focus stacking isn’t always a straightforward …

The Disturbing Fashion Shoot That Enraged Twitter

This past week, an Indian fashion photographer by the name of Raj Shetye released photos of a new series called "The Wrong Turn" and well, it definitely took a wrong turn.<p>The photos depict a bus gang rape that unintentionally reflects a true-life incident. Although the photographer's goal was not …

Career Arc: Tom Petty

Taking stock of the legendary rocker’s steady, stunning 40-year career<p>Who is Tom Petty? Naturally I’m asking this because there’s a pretty good …

DIY: 7 Best Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies

I’m a romantic, and so at the risk of facing commenter-wrath, I’m going to say it: The season’s first mosquito bite isn’t such a bad thing. It’s how …

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

Fitness

WW1 women at work: In pictures

How to Brew Coffee: 8 Step-by-Step Videos from Stumptown Coffee & Bon Appétit

We got a major lesson on how to brew coffee—eight different ways—with these videos from java experts Stumptown Coffee Roasters<p>Coffee. Any way you look at it, it's become way easier to get a decent cup in the past decade or so. The rise of good coffee (and the attendant coffee nerdery) has made us …

Coffee

Windowsill Gardening on the Cheap: Vintage-Style Tin Herb Gardens

I stumbled on the idea of using tea tins for a mini container garden the other day when looking around for an attractive option that would fit on my …

Grilled Stuffed Flank Steak With Scallions, Ginger, and Teriyaki Glaze

More<p>Guide to Steak<p>All the methods and tips you need to make perfect steak, each and every time.<p>We're grilling up stuffed flank steaks all week. Check out our step-by-step guide on how to butterfly and stuff a flank steak, and find all of our daily flavor variations here. We'll be adding a new …

The Food Lab: For the Best Stir-Fry, Fire Up the Grill

Wanna know why your Chinese food never tastes as good as it does at the restaurant? It's not better ingredients, it's not ancient Chinese secrets, it's not even MSG (though all of those things can help). It's this: <b>ridiculously high heat</b>. And we're not talking Atlanta on a hot day high heat, we're …

How to do Great Portraits with One Light

When you first start experimenting with lighting it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Never has the old expression K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid) been …

Step-by-step Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Unfortunately often it happens that the result we get is far from our expectations, and we end up classifying the long exposure as a demoniacal …

New To Photoshop? Watch This

Opening Photoshop for the first time can be pretty overwhelming. But whether you're new, relatively new or looking for a good refresher on the …

Master the Art of Panning With These 9 Useful Tips

Panning is a technique where you pan your camera to follow the motion of your subject and render motion blur to the background but capture the …

6 Tips for Taking Better Portraits with On-Camera Speedlights

Take standout portrait photos when you learn how to harness light both indoors and out with on-camera speedlights. See here for a chance to take the …

The 8 Immutable Laws of Sharp Portrait Photographs

In portrait photography, it's not always easy to get the perfect shot. You need to get the right light, framing, angle, emotion, and sharpness. …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

10 Smart Tips For Hosting Your Best Summer Party

Claire Thomas of TheKitchyKitchen.com shares 10 rules that every hostess should abide by.<p>Planning on throwing a big summer soiree? The adorable Claire Thomas (pictured above) of website TheKitchyKitchen.com shares her entertaining 10 commandments that every party host should follow. For recipes and …

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