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Take The Long-Exposure View

There’s nothing that I like more than taking long exposure photographs during the day. Why? Because they transform the world, and because you never …

15 Keto Snacks That Take Care of Comfort Food Cravings

Is it just us, or is the ketogenic diet trending harder than berets and flare pants right now? High in fats, low in carbs, and 100-percent …

10 core exercises that are better for your back (and body) than crunches

These exercises protect your back and neck, and target more of your abdominal muscles than crunches alone.<p>The abdominals are a pain point for many gym goers. We habitually grab a mat, get down on our backs and start crunching away with the goal of finally carving out those elusive six-pack abs. But …

Workouts

Super Easy Neon Effect - Photoshop Tutorial Revisited

Another year, it's our 11th here over at Abduzeedo land and we cannot believe it's been already over a decade. We started as an inspiration and …

Graphics

This 20-Minute Routine is the Laziest (but Most Effective) Workout Ever

By properly distracting yourself, this kind of exercise can actually be enjoyable.<p>Maybe you don't have time to exercise. Or, maybe instead of logging some miles on the treadmill, you tend to use your spare minutes shopping online or wasting time on Facebook. Whatever your excuse, you know that …

Exercise

Sketching Exercise: How to Sketch People's Faces

Faces are a favorite subject for artists, but our desire for realism means that too often we resort to tracing or we get obsessive about …

Sketching

The Most Underrated Yet Powerful Tool Photoshop Has Hidden Away

For some reason, Photoshop has decided to bury one of its most powerful tools in a place few photographers would ever look. Here's how to find and …

Learn How to Blend With Colored Pencils

Get Better Results With the Right Blending Techniques<p>Working with colored pencils is a lot of fun and you can create amazing drawings with this …

Graphics

Google, A.I. and the rise of the super-sensor

Google dazzled developers this week with a new feature called Google Lens.<p>Appearing first in Google Assistant and Google Photos, Google Lens uses …

Internet of Things

Dragging the Shutter Part Two: Shake, Spin and Zoom

Dragging the Shutter, as we learned in Part One, is a tricky technique where you light the subject with your flash, and then use a slow shutter speed …

What is Auto ISO and How to Use It

Did you know that most modern digital cameras have the ability to set ISO automatically? Back in the film days, you would drop a roll of film into …

How to Prepare Vegetables That You'd Actually Want to Eat

Most of us can agree that eating your veggies is a good thing on the nutrition front. Still, simply knowing that vegetables are good for you isn’t …

Nutrition

A Beginner Photographer’s Guide to Understanding the Sunny 16 Rule

So, you've taken the time to learn how your camera works and finally feel comfortable giving manual mode a try, or at least more advanced modes like …

Take 3 Minutes & Learn (Almost) Everything You Need to Know About the Art of Time-Lapse (VIDEO)

Time-lapse photography and time-lapse videos are still immensely popular and interest in them shows no signs of slowing down (so to speak). In fact, …

Time-lapse Photography

Science Can’t Save the Earth This Time

Politicians seem to hope we’ll be able to ‘science the s**t’ out of global warming’s consequences at some point in the distant future—but the point …

A Beginner’s Guide to Aperture Priority Mode and Exposure Compensation

One of the difficulties of being a beginning photographer is relying on your camera’s automatic mode to make all the decisions regarding exposure on …

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …

Digital photography tutorials

The secret to reducing noise and sharpening your images lies with local rather than global adjustments. In this step-by-step workflow you'll learn …

25 images of Earth that put the presidential election into humbling focus

November 9 is not only the day we begin to ponder the implications of a Trump presidency. It's also the birthday of the belated scientist and luminary Carl Sagan.<p>And nothing makes more clear the fact that we must come together after 18 months of divisive campaigning than Sagan's "pale blue dot" …

Quick Tip: A Cleaner Way to Sharpen Your Photos in Photoshop

When you sharpen a photograph, what you’re doing is adding contrast to the edges in an image, but unfortunately, that often leads to black and white …

4 Ways To Retouch Skin Color In Photoshop We Should All Know

There’s a million and one ways to retouch a photo in Photoshop. I’m sure that many of you are well aware of a few techniques for editing color, but …

Devastating aerial photos of toxic waste all over the world

Industrial pollution has been a huge problem for many countries and is one of the primary sources for environmental contamination. Photographer J. Henry Fair has found a new way to bring attention to the severity of toxic waste by taking beautiful, yet disturbing, abstract aerial photos of …

This tiny wearable camera can record everything you see

When something cool happens right before your eyes, you might not have the time to capture it on your smartphone.<p>Enter the Perfect Memory Camera, a tiny wearable camera that records without interruption.<p>The camera was made by General Streaming Systems, LLC, which set up an IndieGogo campaign to put …

How to Give Your Macro Photography a Fine Art Touch in Post-Processing

Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss …

Photoshop Trick: How To Replicate A Victorian Wet Plate Portrait

<i>Practical Photography is the world’s best magazine for photographers who want to improve their camera skills. Whether you’re an absolute beginner,</i> …

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

How to take better pictures with your Android phone

In today’s smartphone-centric world, everybody and their mom (quite literally) has a camera in their pockets at all times, and the end result is millions of pics splashed all over the web. Of course, anyone can snap a photo and share it with the world, but taking a <i>good</i> pic is another story.<p>We all …

How to Turn the World Upside-Down Using Lightroom and Photoshop (Sponsored)

Amsterdam-based photographer Nana-Ampofo has the restlessness of an avid adventurer, combined with the visual wit of a surrealist. Originally from …

Tutorials