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Surreal Animal Sculptures Fuse the Intricate Beauty of Earth with Untamed Beasts

For the past few years, we’ve marveled at the surreal sculptures of Ellen Jewett, a Canadian artist who simultaneously fuses beauty with beasts. Octopuses, tigers, wolves, and elephants look as though they’re overrun by the Earth, with elements of flora and fauna comprising much of their …

Art

Black and White Portrait Photography Tips

There are no hiding places in a black and white portrait. With no distraction from color, the physical characteristics of the subject are revealed. …

4 Key Lightroom Sliders That Will Supercharge Your Photos

If you're just starting out processing your images, learn these 4 key Lightroom sliders and take your images to the next level in minutes.

4 Essentials To Becoming A Professional Photographer

Becoming a professional photographer isn’t just about having great shots. It is also about being perceived as professional for your clients to start …

Equipment Tips for Quick and Efficient Studio Product Photography

Choosing equipment for studio product photography can be difficult. This article will show you a setup that's easy to use, with options in all price …

How to Use Your DSLR to Scan Negatives

Whether you are shooting film or have a large collection of negatives, chances are you will want to scan them one day. The process to digitize your …

Tutorials

What is Active-D Lighting And How Does It Work?

Active-D Lighting is a Nikon term for a technology that expands the dynamic range of your camera’s sensor. A number of the major camera manufacturers …

5 Tips For Branding Yourself for Success

Success as a corporate executive, entrepreneur or professional requires careful, calculated branding, both to enter the arena and to stay in the game. Top corporate executives, Hollywood icons and high-profile athletes have long tapped into the branding model to create and build a personal brand. …

11 Marriage Truths From Divorce Attorneys

"A sustainable marriage is not about love, it’s about tolerance."<p>The best source for marriage advice? Divorce attorneys. Before you protest, just think about it: Every day at work they see the types of marital problems that lead otherwise happy couples to split up.<p>With that in mind, we recently …

New York City

The best LGBT movies of 2015

“She’s back... and she’s going hard.” That was the line – delivered by a transexual actress in a donut shop in <i>Tangerine –</i> that summed up the year in LGBT film. While Caitlyn Jenner heading out to lunch or accepting awards captured mainstream attention, the independent film industry was busy lining …

Film Festivals

The Lumberjack Cake Is Here, What A Time To Be Alive!

No, you aren't imaging things, this incredible Lumberjack Tree Trunk Cake really doesn't exist. Created by gifted cake artist Elizabeth Marek and …

Imaging

Mom Updated Her Tattoo To Support Transgender Son

Steve and Lindsay Peace have a 15-year-old FTM transgender son. Ten years ago, Steve tattooed their three children, Elliot, Hamish, and Ace, on his …

10 Key Design Trends For 2016 (And How To Make The Most Of Them)

The global design firm Fjord (part of Accenture Interactive) delves into the major ideas shaping markets next year.<p>Apps as we know them will disappear. Luxury will trickle down to the masses. VR will go mainstream. These are just a few of the major design and technology trends shaping the world in …

The One Quality That Defines a Great Entrepreneur

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Run to God, Not to the Bible

For Evangelicals, if you want to know what God has to say on any given topic or in any situation, you turn to the Bible. The Bible is the centerpiece of Protestant spiritual life- it is not only our highest authority, but for many, it is our only sacrament, the only place that Jesus Christ is …

Jesus

‘Grandparent genes’ discovered by scientists

Grandparents are genetically programmed to care for their grandchildren, a new study suggests.<p>Genes which ensure the survival of grandparents so that they can care for grandchildren and pass on wisdom to future generations, have been found by scientists.<p>Special gene variants, which appear in large …

Fallout 4 and Skyrim Might Be In The Same Universe

There’s a pretty great easter egg hidden in <i>Fallout 4</i>, and it has some juicy implications about two of Bethesda’s biggest series.<p>Some of you have …

Common battery myths that need to die

Sharon Profis busts a few overplayed battery myths on "You're Doing it All Wrong."

How to Use a Speedlight for Macro Photography

Macro photography isn’t something you can do by shooting from the hip like street photographers might do. There’s no doubt that you can take a …

Google frees its dream robots to run wild across the internet

Tech firm opens up its image processing neural-network algorithm and people create awesome images<p>Google has made its “inceptionism” algorithm available to all, allowing coders around the world to replicate the process the company used to create mesmerising dreamscapes with its image processing …

Now You Can Turn Your Photos Into Computerized Nightmares With 'Deep Dream'

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?<p>Have you ever wondered how your computer sees the world? Spoiler alert: it's the stuff of psychedelic nightmares, as the internet found out last month when Google revealed that in order to sort and categorize images online, it uses an artificial …

The Erotic Underbelly Of Classical Music

<i>Warning: This article contains pornographic imagery and may not be suitable for work.</i><p>The first thing you'll see upon entering Ana Prvački's current exhibition at 1301PE Gallery is a video of a white tent, twitching wildly, accompanied by roaring classical music.<p>The shape of the fixture resembles a …

Flute

Destiny: The Taken King's New Mayhem Mode is Totally Bonkers

After playing two matches of Destiny’s new Mayhem mode coming in the Taken King expansion in September, I can sum up my experience with one sentence: Don’t bring a gun to a super fight.<p>Mayhem is, as the name suggests, absolutely out of control. General shooter rules need not apply; Gameplay …

Amazon's first transparency report details data requests for 2015

Amazon has finally published a bi-annual transparency report (PDF), revealing the kinds of data requests it received from the government in recent months and how the company responded to them. Apparently, from January 1st to May 31st, 2015, the e-commerce giant got:<p>813 subpoenas - Amazon provided …