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The Joy of Shooting Large Format for the First Time

"This should be simple." Those were the famous last words from Thomas Heaton as he set off with his large format camera to shoot with it for the …

The 16 Most Important Stretches a Man Can Do

These are the “Sweet 16 of Stretches.” The best of the best. Try them during your next workout<p>There’s no way around it: Mobility training is a must if you want to perform at your peak and stay injury-free for the long haul.<p>But if you’re like most men, your mobility game probably ranges from weak to …

How to Shoot 8×10 Large Format Film: A Detailed Step-by-Step Walkthrough

Using an 8×10 camera requires patience, attention to detail and a whole lot of steps in between. But don’t worry if you’ve never done it before: here …

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Creating a High Key Landscape Using Lightroom in 6 Simple Steps

High key landscapes are often dramatic and emotive images. They typically work best in black and white but can sometimes work well in color using …

A Beginners Guide to Light Modifiers

Regardless of the light source you use (daylight, continuous or flash) it’s really easy to use light modifiers or shapers to train the light in any …

Kettlebell Exercise Routine | The Art of Manliness

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How to Undo the Damage of Sitting - 7 Simple Exercises | The Art of Manliness

If you’re like most men living and working in a techno-service economy, you probably spend a good deal of your day sitting down. You go from the …

3 Lightroom Tweaks to Get Your Landscape Photographs to Sing

Although originally developed as a image management tool, Adobe’s Lightroom has evolved into a powerful post production application. For many …

The Bob Ross of Bug Photography Returns with a Solid Overview of the Macro Workflow

Two years ago we dubbed photographer Thomas Shahan ‘the Bob Ross of bug photography.’ Today, we’re back with a video from the macro master in which …

You Won't Believe How Tough This 2-Move Workout Is

Most guys can’t make it through the entire challenge. Can you?<p>A few years ago, I discovered the two-move exercise combination I call The Eagle. I named it after the school’s mascot where I taught at the time. It pairs the farmer’s walk with the double-kettlebell front squat.<p>It’s simple on paper, …

3 Necktie Rules Every Guy Should Know

Keep these in mind and stay on top of your style<p>Picking out the right tie can be a challenge, but playing it safe with a solid shouldn’t be the only solution. <i>Men's Health</i> Executive Fashion Director Brian Boyé shares the rules for upping your tie game in the video above.<p><i>Follow us @MensHealthStyle</i> …

Swing Your Way to a 6-Pack Faster Than Ever

Increase the intensity of this popular move with one easy adjustment<p>Kettlebell swings torch calories, improve cardiovascular fitness, and build explosive strength. But if you want to reap even <i>more</i> benefits from the classic move, try changing up your stance.<p>“Staggering your feet activates more …

How to Easily Improve Your Skies in Adobe Lightroom

These two techniques are very useful for making quick and easy adjustments to dull looking skies. As with all digital images, you will degrade the …

5 Simple Lightroom Tactics to Improve Almost Any Landscape Photograph

As you probably already know, Adobe Lightroom is one of the most versatile pieces of post production software available and is used by the majority …

Video: A Comprehensive Guide to Developing Your Own Color Film

If you’ve ever been interested in developing your own film, but don’t know where to get started, this comprehensive video by YouTube user …

5 Plank Exercises That Work More Than Just Your Abs!

The plank may be the ultimate core-building exercise, but here's how you can make it so much more than that<p>The plank can strengthen your core, fix poor posture, and reduce lower-back pain. But as you’re hovering there, why not make the move do double duty? These five awesome plank variations …

How to Use Your iPhone as a Quick and Easy Negative Viewer

If you do any darkroom work, you probably regularly print contact sheets to peek at the positive versions of your B&W negative film strips. Did you …

10 Things Aperture Users Need to Know About Lightroom

This is a guest post by Matt Kloskowski be sure to catch him at this year’s Photoshop World.<p>Theres been speculation for a while now, but its …

The Inverse Square Law of Light Explained in Simple Terms for Photographers

If the term “inverse square law of light” immediately sets you to hyperventilating as flashbacks of college physics begin playing in your mind’s eye, …

Tutorial Shares How to Turn an ‘OK’ Photo Into a Great Photo in Post

No matter how long you’ve been shooting or what level you’re at in your photography endeavors, there will always be those moments where you walk away …

The World’s First Sunset Hyperlapse from an Airplane

<b>Update</b>: The original version of this post quoted a flight attendant in the intro, when it was in fact the author’s girlfriend who made the remark …

Brad Pitt Photographs Angelina Jolie: Results Are Impressive

If the guy wasn't already talented enough, now Brad Pitt is showing off his ability to shoot photos of his gorgeous "wife" and family using black and …

Thinking of Getting Into Medium Format Cameras? Here's The Lowdown

Let’s start this article with a question. Why would anyone in this day and age want to buy a medium format camera? There are two answers to this – …

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The Shortest, Most Insightful Interview Of A Photographer I’ve Ever Seen

“There was a sniper, he was trying to kill me, and he hit my camera which was by my face, and I still have that Nikon camera with a bullet hole in …

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7 Steps to Great Black and Whites in Lightroom 5

Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8 D lens, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 400.<p>Great black and white images require more than simply removing the color, and Lightroom 5 is a …

The Jaw-Dropping Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead

You might not come out on top if you weigh the pros and cons of storm chasing, but there are definitely pros beyond feeling like a bada** and a deep …