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Actress involved in Sean Penn-'El Chapo' meeting is known for social activism

Mexican film and TV actress Kate del Castillo has long been a household name in her home country, known for playing tough female roles and speaking out on social issues.<p>She also has openly expressed admiration for drug kingpins — she played one in her most famous role — and once urged Joaquin "El …

Mexico

A 10 Step Personal Development Strategy for Photographers

In this article I want to lay some foundations, on which I will build in future articles. I am not talking here about image development, but your …

On The Rise 2015: 15 Cinematographers To Watch

<i>It’s that time of year again, when blockbusters start to lull, the fall festival season hasn’t quite begun, and when the movies on release tend to be</i> …

David O. Russell

How to Keep Your White Sneakers White

Ever since the fashion set swapped stilettos for sneaks, kicks in all shapes and colors have run rampant, invading street style snaps across all …

The Future For Artists And Celebrities (And YouTubers) Is Direct Intimacy

The most-watched Game of Thrones episode ever, this past season’s finale, had 8.11 million viewers. Meanwhile, Pentatonix, a musical a capella group on YouTube since 2012, gets 10 million views each week. The most watched episode of 30 Rock on NBC — its series finale — had 4.8 million viewers, …

Best lenses for the Nikon D750 DSLR camera

Those are the best lenses for the Nikon D750 camera based on the test results from DxOMark:Zoom lenses<b>Top 3 ultra-wide-angle zoom lenses for the</b> …

Cameras

Artist Finds Photos of Random People, Transforms Them into Illustrated Characters

Rather than using a friend or a relative as his muse, artist Julio Cesar has an alternative source of inspiration–the illustrator randomly selects people who've posted pictures online and recreates them as fun, illustrated characters.<p>Overall, there's something quite playful about the artist's …

Digital Art

Liking Windows 10 so far? Here's how to make it even better

Windows 10 is great; if you’re on a Windows 7 or 8 PC, there’s virtually no reason not to upgrade.<p>That said, there are so many new features and settings that sorting through them all can become overwhelming, and you could be missing out on making the most of your Windows 10 experience.<p>Don’t worry …

OS X

5 Tips for Editing Cinematic Wedding Highlight Videos - The Beat

Editing wedding videos can easily become overwhelming. That’s why preparation and storytelling are key to a successful edit.<p>When editing wedding …

Best mobile games of July 2015 (pictures)

This War of Mine<p>Heroki<p>The Executive<p>Don't Starve<p>Reflectica<p>Divide by Sheep<p>ZType<p>Q*Bert Rebooted<p>The Journey Back<p>Gabriel Knight Sins of the Fathers<p>Prune<p>Prismatica<p>Warhammer: Arcane Magic<p>Five Nights at Freddy's 4<p>To-fu Fury<p>Pathpix Max<p>The Mesh<p>Out last month for Android

Roundup of Profound Cinematography Knowledge from the World's Best DPs

We've talked about Cinefii's bite-sized dailies a couple of times before. For those who are unfamiliar with these fantastic little videos, they are …

How to Use a Quick Release Plate Without Tools

In today’s video we will look at using a quick release plate without tools. Sometimes we don’t have access to a screw driver or don’t have time to go …

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Photos Master

You’ve no doubt heard a lot about Google’s brand new photo service and you might have even played around with it for a few minutes—but have you …

Apps

7 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

There’s no question that we had some great paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free in Monday’s list. In fact, if you <b>hurry back to that post</b>, you …

The mind-bending cuts in every movie you watch

The best recent long reads in science and technology, including dolphin conversation, death in space and the discombobulating effects of cinema.<p><b>Vision</b> | What it’s like to go blind<p>A blind person explains. “To many sighted people, the prospect of going blind is terrifying. They think about what they …

Elon Musk

How to Make Your Photos Pop With Punchier Colors in Photoshop CC

With Adobe’s fairly new pricing regime, Photoshop CC is now within the reach of many enthusiast photographers who might have balked at the idea of …

What would happen to Earth if humans suddenly disappeared?

A video from AsapScience explores what would happen if humans suddenly disappeared from the face of the Earth (though we obviously wouldn't be around to worry about it).<p>It's a strange thing to think about, but what would happen if humans suddenly disappeared? A new video from AsapScience explores …

DSLR Video Quality Rank – January 2015

<b>Comment on this article at the EOSHD Forum</b>Comment on this postLast February I made the first EOSHD video quality charts 2014. This was an at-a-glance …

Cinematography

One Of Google's Earliest Android Employees Explains Where It Loses To The iPhone

As of Q3 2014, Android owned more than 80% of the smartphone market around the world, but that's split between the dozens of different companies that produce Android phones. About 12% of devices around the world run on iOS, but that money goes straight back to Apple.<p>There's no clear answer as to …

Android Phones

21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, easy tricks for salvaging those damaged goods you just can't seem to part with.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b><p>If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each …

14 Apple Devices Used To Create Amazing Music Video

We have seen quite a few music videos featuring various Apple devices, but the latest one from Ukrainian band Brunettes Shoot Blondes, is one of the …

Gear & Gadgets

Q&A With Facebook's Joey Flynn: The Lead Slingshot Designer Wants To Change How 90% Of Us Use Social Networks

Unlike those products, Slingshot's creators don't think of it as a messaging service. Instead, they feel it's a visual, micro-news feed with select friends that will make everyone —even people who are normally content to consume rather than create content — participate.<p>Its key innovation is …

Social Media

Hands-on with OS X Yosemite [Video]

Alongside the brand new iOS 8, Apple today unveiled OS X 10.10 Yosemite today at WWDC 2014. OS X Yosemite is by far the biggest change to OS X since its introduction itself, well over a decade ago. Of course, the biggest news here is the all new, iOS 7-inspired UI.<p>Above you’ll find a hands-on with …

Ukraine begins voting in election shadowed by insurgent threat

Ukrainians hoping to achieve a measure of stability began casting votes in a presidential election Sunday, even as pro-Russian rebels vowed to block voting in two unstable eastern regions.<p>The vote is taking place three months after the ouster of the country's pro-Russia leader, who was chased from …

The Latest From Subaru Is The Only Dash Cam Ad You’ll Ever Need

Dash cams have served a lot of purposes in recent years, from capturing footage of a meteor to capturing Reese Witherspoon having a moment. These car cameras are especially popular in Russia, however, due to a high-rate of insurance scams. Leave it to Russia, in that case, to produce a commercial …

Dashcam

Strange bedfellows: Microsoft could bring Android apps to Windows

Of Microsoft’s many challenges in mobile, none loom larger than the app deficit: it only takes a popular new title like <i>Flappy Bird</i> to highlight what the company is missing out on. Windows 8 apps are also few and far between, and Microsoft is stuck in a position where it’s struggling to generate …

Take 2-Min and Watch The Most Exciting Wedding Video Of All Time

This morning as I was perusing through the front page of the internet, a.k.a. Reddit, I came across this 2-minute wedding video that had me laughing …

Weddings

Weekend news roundup: 14-16 December

Is Wikipedia in trouble? There's no way to know just yet, but Google has announced that it is in the process of creating a user-generated online …

Solid State Drive

Commercial Photography: Recipe For Success

My photographer-friend from Moscow Aleksey Dovgulya is visiting me in Los Angeles right now. We went to the same high school, but only met in 2008 …

Christian Louboutin