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6 Reasons You Need a 135mm f/2 Lens

Image quality, weight and value for money. We have come to accept that most lenses are strong in only one or two of these three factors, which I …

One in four straight women are having anal sex a few times a month

How common is anal sex, really?<p>When you’re not doing it, it seems like everyone else is.<p>When you are doing it, you’re made to feel like you’re the …

Photoshop quick tip: how to brighten portraits and preserve skin tones in two minutes

When you shoot some underexposed photos, brightening them up is usually not too much of a problem. However, making portraits brighter can result in …

Tutorials

5 reasons everyone should own a multimeter

Home improvement addicts really get excited about their power tools. And in the shadow of drills and sanders, the multimeter doesn't get much love. Too bad, because multimeters are just as useful and have become something I recommend to every DIYer.<p>If you don't yet own one, this guide explains ways …

I'm a psychologist, and I've found one of the biggest relationship problems people have always boils down to the same thing

"I wish he would just bring me flowers once in a while."<p>Does he know how much you would like that, or what your favorite kind of flowers are?<p>"No, but it should be obvious—who doesn't want flowers? And anyway, I don't want to <i>tell</i> him to do it, that ruins it!"<p>If you haven't said or heard some version …

Relationships

Mom Makes Time-Lapse Video After Her Partner Said She Does "Nothing All Day," and Wow

After listening to her partner complain over the weekend that she does "nothing all day," Gemma Chalmers, mom to 2-year-old Kayle, decided to prove him wrong with irrefutable evidence: an eight-minute-long time-lapse video of her typical 12-hour day. And as expected, she wasn't exactly loafing …

What Is a VPN, and Why You Need One

A virtual private network, or VPN, can help you secure your web traffic and protect your anonymity online from snoops, spies, and anyone else who …

Privacy

This Online 30-Day Sex Challenge Has Gone Viral ... But Would You Be Able To Handle It?

Just reading the rules is exhausting.<p>An online sex challenge to have sex every day for 30 days is gaining steam, but to many, it also sounds …

Nude Art Modeling Allows Me to Travel the World

This industry has its creeps and its pitfalls, but I love the freedom and the creativity it offers.<p>I've posed among ancient Mayan ruins in the Yucatan peninsula, reclined across white sand beaches in Queensland, and balanced on rocks in a crystal clear Irish lake at sunrise. I've looked out from …

10 DIY Photography Gifts for the Holidays

Still have a bit of last minute Christmas shopping to get out of the way? Don’t sweat it. The folks at COOPH have come up with a handful of …

Color Management

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When it comes to holding down a job, there's nothing more important than keeping your skills up-to-date. Sometimes that means going back to grad …

eLearning

28-year-old blogger earns over $100,000 a month while traveling full time

After earning two undergraduate degrees and a master's in finance, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner had racked up $38,000 worth of student loan debt.<p>Load …

Learn finance secrets with this $15 online course

It’s not as easy to make it in the world of finance as <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> made it look. You can’t just show up in a nice suit, exploit a bunch of …

How to Create a Stunning Bokeh Explosion at Night ✨

10 Tips To Find Great Models For Portrait Photography

Our friend Mathieu Stern talks about 10 Tips to find great models for portrait photography. Go to the next level.

7 TIPS that Will Make You SMILE Naturally on every PHOTOS

Said money, no cheese. Mathieu Stern gives us 7 tips to use for photographers, models and anyone who want to look good in photos.

Tips for Better Composition in Landscape Photography

Good composition is paramount when it comes to landscape photography. Ansel Adams said, "There's nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy …

How to Monetize Your Photography

To make money from photography, my suggestions:• Monetize your <b>services</b> (service of shooting pictures for your client like shooting commercial or …

Street Photography

11 Interesting Tweaks You Can Make To Attract Better People Into Your Life

Sometimes we get to a point in life where we look at the people we are hanging around with and feel completely unsatisfied. In those moments, it's …

Quick Way to Dodge and Burn

There are many methods and reasons behind dodging and burning method for photography. Some use it for retouching and some for adding a more punchy …

Really Cheap Flights For $7, Fare Errors, Hawaii For $326 & Free Bits

It is not too late to take advantage of “Black Friday” flight and travel deals. Many have been extended and we have picked out some of the best below:<p>…

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Mastering Photography: Part 3. Exposure and Technical Settings

Imagine aperture as an eye: the more you open your aperture or eye, the more light comes in. The more you close your eye or aperture, the less light …

Is It Possible To Teach Grit?

In a previous post, I shared about the power of keystone habits. The ideas are based on the book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and …

Behind The Scenes of a Photoshoot with Christmas Lights

Irene Rudnyk is going to be shooting with some Christmas Lights. For this kind of portraits, she positioned her model the way that the window is …

Influence: The 4-Step Process for Selling Anything to Anyone

People only buy when they trust the person selling.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Influence is described as <i>"the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something."</i> However as subtle as some forms of influence might seem as …

Selling

Nude Yoga Girl Talks Self-Love And Overcoming Negative Emotions

Instagram sensation Nude Yoga Girl does far more than post highly artistic shots in the buff. The anonymous model and photographer has inspired others to follow suit and, more importantly, embrace body positivity.<p>Her Instagram account, which has amassed over 700,000 followers in two years, is a …

How to Create a Dazzling Bokeh Effect in Photoshop for Beginners

How to Create a Bokeh Effect in Photoshop for Beginners<p>Rating:<p>5.00 based on 2 Ratings<p>November 19, 2017 By Julian<p>How to Create a Bokeh Effect in …

Your Guide to Neutral Density Filters

If you've never used neutral density filters before, you're missing out.In fact, along with a polarizing filter and a couple of graduated neutral …

Landscape Photography

An Intro to Panning Your Camera for a Blurry Feeling of Speed

Looking to add some drama or action to your photos but not quite sure how? Look no further… In simple terms, camera panning (or motion tracking as …

Shooting a Day-to-Night Timelapse the Cheap and Easy Way

Shooting a day-to-night time-lapse doesn’t have to be hard. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create one of these “holy grail” timelapses the …