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The Cutoff Technique in Street Photography

Dear friend,A technique I learned from my good friend Charlie Kirk in street photography: what he calls the ‘cutoff technique’.<b>CONQUER YOUR FEARS AND</b> …

Street Photography

Photoshop Basics: What Is Unsharp Mask and How to Use It to Sharpen Your Photos So They Pop (VIDEO)

Here’s a quick Photoshop tutorial video from Run N Gun that explains the basics of the Unsharp Mask tool and why it’s essential to helping you …

Tutorials

Dopamine's Role in Borderline Personality Disorder

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter (a chemical released by nerve cells) that plays an important and diverse role in how your brain functions.<p>Dopamine's …

Neuroscience

Camera Basics: Understanding Hyperfocal Distance, Depth of Field, and How Focus Works (VIDEO)

Just because you have a camera with a fast and accurate autofocus system, and a bag of lenses to match, that doesn’t mean you should simply depress …

Landscape Photography

Neuroscientists develop potential tools for the study of brain function: Thermogenetics could aid research in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Thermogenetics could aid research in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's<p>A team of neuroscientists are inching closer to developing the tools needed to decipher …

Neuroscience

The Amygdala Is NOT the Brain's Fear Center

I’ve been studying the amygdala for more than 30 years. When I started this work, research on this brain region was a lonely field of inquiry. The …

Consciousness

Chinese scientists analyze human brain's "CPU"

Chinese scientists have analyzed the developmental landscape of the human prefrontal cortex (PFC), considered the CPU of the human brain, to get a …

Why You Must Follow Your Own Voice in Street Photography

Dear friend,Never let anyone tell you how to shoot street photography, what “street photography” is and isn’t. Rather, define street photography for …

Street Photography

These Nikon 'Surf Photo Of The Year' Images Will Take Your Breath Away

Earlier this month Nikon held its annual Surf Photo of the Year awards (in partnership with Surfing Australia). Photos in the comp can be taken …

Photography

Take Sunset Photography to the Next Level with These Pro Tips for Shooting into the Light (VIDEO)

Adam Karnacz is a British pro known for his stunning nature and landscape photography. In this four-minute tutorial, he explains how to overcome two …

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented "Harmonic" Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

Consciousness

Processing Your First Black White Film

These simple step by step instructions will teach you all you need to know to start processing your own black & white films at home.<p>Part 1: What you …

The photos that changed America: celebrating the work of Lewis Hine

When Lewis Hine started photographing children at work in 1908, child labour was pervasive in American industry. His shocking images – from the cotton mills of Carolina to the coal breakers in Pennsylvania – helped bring about child labour laws. Hine was also renowned for his deeply empathetic …

New York City

Minor White's vanished America – in pictures

In 1937, this son of a book-keeper and dressmaker moved from Minnesota to Portland, where he chronicled soon-to-be demolished 19th-century buildings – developing a vision that would influence countless photographers to come<p>In the Beginning: Minor White’s Oregon Photographs is at Portland Art Museum …

The Arts

Major cause of dementia discovered in the brain

An international team of scientists have confirmed the discovery of a major cause of dementia, with important implications for possible treatment and …

Dementia

Neuroscientists Just Launched an Atlas of the Developing Human Brain

Your brain is one enigmatic hunk of meat—a wildly complex web of neurons numbering in the tens of billions. But years ago, when you were in the womb, …

Neuroscience

A scientist explores the mysteries of the gut-brain connection

<i>Sacha Vega/iStock</i><p>The brain in your head and the one in your gut are always exchanging info. But how do they do it? Neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez is …

North Carolina State University

Behind the scenes Milky PinUps 2018 by AurumLight

After four years from the release of the original Milky Pinups that were followed by the SplashHeroes, The Fallen Angels and this year Black Calendar …

Breakthrough: Some cases of schizophrenia and bipolar caused by autoimmune disease

- Imagine being on an emotional rollercoaster of ups and downs or waking up one day and you start hearing voices, think someone is chasing you, and …

How to Turn Your Hand Signature Into a Watermark in Photoshop

This week, Colin Smith of PhotoshopCAFE explains how to make a watermark out of your signature in Photoshop using a real signature on paper. The …

Advanced Subject Selection: Take Complete Control of Your Backgrounds in Photoshop

I've actually had quite a few people request that I create a tutorial for my production processes wherein I add background textures into my studio …

Tutorials

How to Make Yourself INVISIBLE in Photoshop

Anyone can create the invisibility effect, the key is taking the right pictures to make your job easy in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we guide you …

Photography

An error made in 1925 led to a crisis in modern science—now researchers are joining to fix it

In 1908, the Guinness brewer William Gosset published a revolutionary paper titled “The Probable Error of the Mean.” Gosset, who published under the pseudonym “Student” at his employer’s request, often conducted experiments on the impact of new ingredients on the composition of his beer—such as the …

Physics

Surprising neural communication mechanism revealed

A new study has made the surprising discovery that neurons are capable of controlling how much dopamine they release, which goes against what …

Psychologists surveyed hundreds of alt-right supporters. The results are unsettling.

The white supremacists marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend were not ashamed when they shouted, “Jews will not replace us.” They were not ashamed to wear Nazi symbols, to carry torches, to harass and beat counterprotesters. They wanted their beliefs on display.<p>It’s easy to treat …

Psychology

Here’s How to Turn Daylight Photos into Night Scenes with a Few Simple Steps in Photoshop (VIDEO)

“Day for Night” is a cinematic technique popularized in Francois Truffaut's classic 1973 film by the same name. The idea is to shoot during the day …

Tutorials

Restoring the Past With Photoshop

Humidity, sunlight, water, and most of all, time, are just some of the culprits in the damage most printed photographs will endure. However these …

Tutorials

Differences Between Luminosity and Color Blend Modes in Photoshop

Blend modes in Photoshop are still confusing lots of us even after years of using the software. This article is about two of them: Luminosity and …

Tutorials

How to Prep Your Photos for Print in Photoshop

If you have never printed your own work before, you might not know that some careful preparation is needed to make sure the colors in your print …

Tutorials