Steve Kidd

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Massive Mormon ranch plan in Florida draws scrutiny

<b>DESERET RANCH, Fla.</b> - Under one of the biggest land development plans ever proposed in Florida, a tract more than six times the size of Manhattan …

Everything You Need to Know About Curling for the 2018 Winter Olympics

With the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games well underway, curling — one of only 15 elite sports included in the Games — is back in the spotlight. …

John Shuster

The Complete Winter Olympics Schedule for 2018: When to Watch Every Sport

The 2018 Winter Olympics began Friday, Feb. 9 in PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, and the schedule of events is packed from the opening ceremony until …

Skiing

Here Are All the Dates and Locations You Need to Know For the 2018 Winter Olympics

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics are opening on Feb. 9, bringing athletes and spectators from around the world to South Korea’s Gangwon …

Skiing

In Curling, a Sibling Rivalry Is Put on Ice

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Matt and Becca Hamilton, Olympic curlers from Wisconsin, had a bad habit of turning their matches into soap operas. They nitpicked each other. They argued. Sometimes they even yelled.<p>None of this would have been such a big deal — they are siblings, after all — if they had …

International Olympic Committee

Understanding Natural Light Part 2: Color of Light

Light has different Properties, and by understanding those differences and using them in your favor, you can become a better image maker. Chapter …

Best Video Setting For The Canon DSLR's

More and more DSLR users are utilising the ability that their cameras have to shoot high quality video – but what settings should you use to ensure …

Photography

License Plate Guitar

In MAKE Volume 04, Ed Vogel showed us how to make a DIY guitar out of a cigar box and junk from the hardware store, and electrify it with a cheap piezoelectric pickup. In Volume 21, Mark Frauenfelder gussied it up with a traditional high-quality neck, frets, and tuning machines. In this project …

Woodworking

What E'er Thou Art, Act Well Thy Part | The Importance of Good Work | The Art of Manliness

Over the door of a building that sits close to the Stirling Castle in southern Scotland, hangs a curious stone designed by John Allan, a 19th century …

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DSLR Camera Lenses and Their Abbreviations

For those of you who want to learn what these abbreviations are about, I have compiled a list of the terms used, what it stands for and of course …

Fujifilm X100 Is The Best (Digital) Camera I Have Ever Used [Review]

if you just want a camera that handles as well as any film camera you ever owned, then yes. Go buy it. You’ll love it,<p>The control dial feels cheap, and the on/off switch (a twisting collar around the shutter release) is far too easy to switch on by mistake.<p>I’ve only been using it for a few days, …

AirCam: A $50,000 Homebuilt Airplane Kit for Serious Aerial Photographers

When it comes to aerial photography, things are getting more and more complicated. Setting up a drone business in the US is getting to be a major …

Film Hollywood Big Budget Shots With this Quadricopter from DJI, The Phantom (video)

Not too long ago you had to hire a helicopter crew to capture sweeping shots from high above. It’s a costly endeavor and not a pill I would care to …

Manvotional: The Majesty of Strength | The Art of Manliness

<b>“The Majesty of Strength”</b> <b><br>From Royal Manhood, 1899</b> <b><br>By James Isaac Vance</b><p>“O, east is east and west is west and never twain shall meet<br>Till earth and sky …

How to Create a Lifelong Brotherhood | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This a guest post from Jonathan Mead</i>.<p>The responses from my closest male friends surprised me when I asked them this question: “What’s …

Leadership Lessons from General Eisenhower: How to Build Morale in Those You Lead | The Art of Manliness

Dwight D. Eisenhower had unarguably one of the longest and most taxing leadership roles in American history. For two decades, the lives of thousands, …

How to Whistle With Your Fingers | The Art of Manliness

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to know how to give a commanding whistle with my fingers in my mouth. You know. The kind you see people give in …

What is Character? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Character</i>. Like honor, it’s a word we take for granted and probably have an affinity for, but likely have never really had to define and may struggle …

Instagramming the Glory of Baseball: Brad Mangin's Book, Instant Baseball

Brad Mangin is one of those sports photographers who almost needs no introduction. Since becoming a full-time freelance photographer 20 years ago, …

How to Create a Reflection in Photoshop in 6 Easy Steps

Creating a reflection using Photoshop is one of those things that at first glance looks really hard, but really isn’t, once you break down the steps …

How to Recreate These 3 Popular Photographic Filters in Photoshop

‘The best laid plans of mice and men' as the old adage goes – how many times have you set you camera up to take that spectacular scene in front of …

Graphics

How to Photograph Lightning, From Start to Finish

Now that storm season for North America is either already here (or coming soon), I thought it would be a good time to write a tutorial on how to …

Rules for Perfect Lighting: Understanding The Inverse-Square Law

In technical terms, an inverse-square law is defined as "any physical law stating that some physical quantity or strength is inversely proportional …

Mathematics

Travel Photography ~ Think Outside The Postcard When Photographing Famous Landmarks

How many of you have found yourselves in front of an iconic landmark and felt discouraged because every possible shot had already been made by …

Don’t Be Afraid of High ISO on Modern DSLR Cameras

As the internet grows and grows, photography tutorials are becoming more and more abundant. All that information can be a good thing, but it can also …

DSLR Cameras

The Novo is As Small as a GoPro But Takes C Mount Lenses

NAB 2013 is showing us lots of cool stuff–and the latest is the Novo from Radiant Images (which was actually released back in February). Specifically …

Perspective in Photography

In this article I will try to explain how perspective works in a 2D photograph with some tips, myths, and example photos.<p>Photo by Chris Alma Jose; …

Landscape Photography