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You can now change your Apple ID from a third-party email to an Apple domain

Apple today has made a notable update to the process of changing the email address associated with your Apple ID. Starting today, you can change your Apple ID from a third-party email service such as Gmail or Yahoo to an Apple domain…<p>Previously, Apple only allowed users to change their Apple ID …

Costly Landscape Photography Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Regardless of how seasoned we may …

Landscape Photography

Learning Advanced Landscape Processing Techniques

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.As every digital photographer …

Tutorials

Top 3 Benefits to ‘Orange and Teal’ in Photography

February 24, 2017 In Effects Photography<p>Recently, there has been quite a bit of talk online about the “Orange and Teal” effect in videography. With …

Tutorials

Color Fantasy Workflow Recipe Guide Preview

A brand new way of bringing your photographs back to life: Meet our Color Fantasy Workflow for Adobe Lightroom in this detailed guide

Tutorials

How to Process Photos in Photoshop | Photoshop Tutorial

Feel free to share and favour this post as you see fit!<p><b>How to Process Photos in Photoshop – Example: The Canals of Venice I | Photoshop …

10 Photoshop Tricks to Fix Your Worst Photos

Starting out in Photoshop can be scary, especially if you’ve never used a graphics tool as robust as it. With a little effort anyone can learn to be …

Tutorials

Make Your Landscape Photographs “Pop” with This Photoshop Tutorial from Jimmy McIntyre (VIDEO)

Here’s another great tutorial from image-editing expert Jimmy McIntyre. In the video below you'll learn how to really make your landscape images come …

Tutorials

6 Tips for Shooting Long Exposure Night Photographs

In this article I am going to share with you six tips that I have found to produce amazing long exposure night photographs. I have learned the hard …

Landscape Photography

RAW Workflow In Lightroom, Part Four

<b>Figure 1.</b> Details matter! Here’s an image zoomed in to a 1:1 view to analyze how I’ve sharpened an image.In the previous article in this series, we …

Tutorials

8 Tips How To Compose Photos With A Strong Impact

Nowadays all our cameras will take good enough photos to post it at least on Facebook or Instagram. So obviously the gear is not crucial to produce …

5 Tips How To Make Your Photography Look Magical

The key word is long exposure. Take a tripod and ND filters with you and the result will be totally different than handheld shots. ND (neutral …

10 Ways to Make the Most of Your New Camera

<i>Photographs are an important part of the travel experience and, with so many budding photographers in this community, I wanted to create a</i> …

Photography

21 Settings, Techniques and Rules All New Camera Owners Should Know

If you are a new camera owner this guide will walk you through the most important settings, techniques and rules you should know.

A Map of Betrayal

• <b>Author:</b> Ha Jin<p><b>A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Year</b><p>From the award-winning author of <i>Waiting</i> and <i>War Trash:</i> a riveting tale of espionage and conflicted loyalties that spans half a century in the entwined histories of two countries—China and the United States—and two families. <br>When Lilian …

The Brave New World of Spec Fic Magazines: A Primer

Speculative fiction is a vibrant field with a lot of exciting stuff written by genre veterans as well as up and coming writers. When I first tried …

Books

A Sudden Light

• <b>Author:</b> Garth Stein<p>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling “witty, atmospheric” (<i>People</i>) story of a once powerful American family, and the price that must be paid by the heirs as they struggle for redemption: “A captivating page-turner” (<i>Star Tribune</i>, Minneapolis).<p>Twenty-three years after the fateful summer …

Economic Sea Change Ahead

Below is the October 13th <b>Thoughts from the Frontline</b>, republished in full.<p>“You don’t need a weatherman<p>To know which way the wind blows.”<p>“Full fathom five thy father lies.<p>Of his bones are coral made.<p>Those are pearls that were his eyes.<p>Nothing of him that doth fade,<p>But doth suffer a sea-change<p>Into …

The Goldfinch

• <b>Author:</b> Donna Tartt<p>WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE<p>"<i>The Goldfinch</i> is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, <i>The New</i> …

Earth Awakens

• <b>Author:</b> Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston<p>The story of The First Formic War continues in <i>Earth Awakens</i>.<p>Nearly 100 years before the events of Orson Scott Card's bestselling novel <i>Ender's Game</i>, humans were just beginning to step off Earth and out into the Solar System. A thin web of ships in both …

J

• <b>Author:</b> Howard Jacobson<p><b>“J is a snarling, effervescent, and ambitious philosophical work of fiction that poses unsettling questions about our sense of history, and our self-satisfied orthodoxies. Jacobson’s triumph is to craft a novel that is poignant as well as troubling from the debris.”</b> …

Earth Afire

• <b>Author:</b> Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston<p>One hundred years before <i>Ender's Game</i>, the aliens arrived on Earth with fire and death. This is the story of the First Formic War.<p>Victor Delgado beat the alien ship to Earth, but just barely. Not soon enough to convince skeptical governments that there was a …

The Peripheral

• <b>Author:</b> William Gibson<p><b>The New York Times bestselling author of Neuromancer and Zero History presents a fast-paced sci-fi thriller that takes a terrifying look into the future...</b><p>Flynne Fisher lives down a country road, in a rural America where jobs are scarce, unless you count illegal drug …

In A Desolate Montana, 'The Ploughmen' Unearths Dark Truths

Valentine Millimaki, a sheriff's deputy in central Montana, is the officer who's called upon whenever someone goes missing. In the past, he has found people either safe or clinging to life, if barely. But for over a year, he's only found corpses, dead of exposure or suicide or murder. "Valentine …

Margaret Atwood's 'Stone Mattress' Is Full Of Sharp And Jabbing Truths

Some short-story writers seem to feel the need to show as many different sides of themselves as possible in one book: tough, tender, minimalist, maximalist, funny, sad. But in her new collection of stories, Margaret Atwood emphasizes one particular Atwood quality, which, for lack of a better word, …

Acceptance

• <b>Author:</b> Jeff VanderMeer<p>It is winter in Area X, the mysterious wilderness that has defied explanation for thirty years, rebuffing expedition after expedition, refusing to reveal its secrets. As Area X expands, the agency tasked with investigating and overseeing it--the Southern Reach--has collapsed …

A Good Marriage

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen King<p>Now a major motion picture, Stephen King's brilliant and terrifying story of a marriage with truly deadly secrets.<p>Darcy Anderson’s husband of more than twenty years is away on one of his routine business trips when the unsuspecting Darcy looks for batteries in the garage. Her …