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Controlling Your Sails On A Catamaran

In monohull sailing, when you leave too much sail up in a building breeze the signs are clear: The rail is ­underwater, the dishes are on the floor, …

A Step by Step Guide To Faking Bokeh In Photoshop

Bokeh, if you can’t take it, fake it. There are many reasons why we might not be able to get the Bokeh we are looking for. Bright light might prevent …

Feeling Anxious? This Simple Navy SEAL Trick Calms Your Nervous System in 5 Minutes Flat

If it works in combat, it will work for what you're going through.<p>Mark Divine is a U.S. Navy SEAL and the founder of SEALFIT, a fitness organization for those who want to push themselves to the max.<p>Divine is no stranger to stress and extreme circumstances. And there's one practice he says has risen …

Yoga

Everyone Should Try Splash Photography at Least Once: Here's How to Get Started

With a basic clear tank or transparent plastic sheet, there are several creative ways to photograph water just waiting to be explored. These …

Photography

12 Ways to Entertain (and Exhaust) Your Kid When They’re Stuck Inside

Beat the snow, rain, or even heat with quick activities that everyone can participate in.<p>Serious winter weather can be an impassable roadblock to …

How to use focus stacking to get impossibly sharp photos

Adjusting aperture alone can only do so much to get sharp images with a wide depth of field — sometimes, getting both point A and point B tack sharp …

Landscape Photography

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

How to use Content Aware Crop in Photoshop

If you have ever opened the crop tool, you may have noticed the Content-Aware checkbox in the menu bar. It is a pretty incredible feature that …

How to Naturally Retouch Eyes with Photoshop

Retouching eyes unnaturally is a great way to ruin a good portrait. Here’s a 14-minute tutorial by photographer Dani Diamond that shows how you can …

Shooting a Day-to-Night Timelapse the Cheap and Easy Way

Shooting a day-to-night time-lapse doesn’t have to be hard. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create one of these “holy grail” timelapses the …

The War of 1812 101: An Overview

An Introduction to the War of 1812<p>The War of 1812 was fought between the United States and Great Britain and lasted from 1812 to 1815. Resulting from …

A Complete Guide to Enhancing Eyes in Photoshop

The eyes are one of the most crucial parts of a person when it comes to portraiture and retouching, as they are the first thing a viewer looks at and …

How to Shoot Water Drop Photos, from Start to Print

Want to try your hand at water drop photography but don’t know where to begin? Here’s an 11-minute video from First Man Photography that runs through …

How to Build and Use DIY Strip Light Modifiers for Speedlights

Do you enjoy making your own lighting gear instead of spending hefty fees for commercial products? Here’s a 10-minute tutorial by photography …

Crushing an egg into your coffee sounds disgusting — but it makes an amazing-tasting drink

Crushing an egg (shell and all), whisking it with freshly ground coffee, and boiling the mixture sounds gross. The result looks terrifying, too — like a hideous swamp creature gurgling in your pot.<p>However, the umber-red-colored drink that results, called "egg coffee," is almost free of bitter …

Attend to your Anchor

It’s time we sailors pay more attention to the problems that loom right in front of us on the bow. On many sailboats, potential neglect there goes …

Shaping the Light of a Landscape Photo Using Only Lightroom

There's often the belief that creating a fully polished photo requires the use of Photoshop at some point in the process. However, Lightroom is …

Tutorials

Wood Router Basics

Shape it, cut it, decorate it, dado it. All with an everyday wood router.<p>Clamp the board down and move the router in a counterclockwise direction …

Woodworking

How To Get Black Background, Even With A White Wall !!

In this episode, Andrew Boey teaches how you can obtain PERFECTLY BLACK background even when you only have a white wall.... no black backdrop …

This is the Kit This Pro Uses for Travel Photography And Why He Chose It

The dilemma for the travelling photographer is a tough one. What to take, what not to take. Can this lens cover all these situations? Will I need …

How to Sharpen Your Photos in Lightroom Without Going Too Far

Sharpening gives your images a bit of pop by increasing the edge contrast, but it’s easy to go too far and end up with an over-sharpened mess. In …

Tutorials

These Are the Smartest Netflix Tricks You Need to Know Right Now

Netflix may have made you an expert in marathoning shows, introduced you to new genres or kept you comfortable during repeat viewings of <i>30 Rock</i> — but …

Binge-Watching

How to Replace the Sky in Any Photo in Photoshop: A 2-Minute Tutorial

Photographer Peter McKinnon made this 2-minute video tutorial on sky replacements. Watch it to learn how to quickly swap out the sky from one photo …

Tutorials

Ease for Speed

Getting to full speed can be simple, but maintaining that momentum is a different story. This much became apparent to me in my debut on the …

Sailing

ShutterCount is Back for Canon DSLRs

Canon cameras are notoriously difficult to get accurate shutter actuation values from. A couple of years ago, the popular application ShutterCount …

Understanding Mainsail Twist

Technically, twist is the change in the angle of attack from the bottom of the sail to the top. Twist is necessitated by the wind speed changes, …

Sailing

Photoshop Tip: How to Make Eyes ‘Pop’ in 30 Seconds

There’s a simple way to make your subject’s eyes pop in a portrait, and it doesn’t involve touching vibrance, saturation, luminosity, or any other …