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These Are the Best Camera Settings for Landscape Photography, According to Serge Ramelli

Serge Ramelli is a professional photographer and educator we turn to again and again for great photography tips and advice. In the below video he …

Landscape Photography

#DeleteInstagram

Dear friend,If Instagram causes your mood to fluctuate, if you feel addicted to it (in a negative way), and you want to invest in yourself and your …

Social Media

Add Depth and Drama to Landscape Photos Using Lightroom

Here’s a 24-minute video from Andrew Marr that looks at how he adds depth and drama to landscape photos during post-processing in Adobe Lightroom.<p>The …

Tutorials

How to Shoot Landscapes at Blue Hour

<i>Image Credit: Motoji Sekine</i><p>Let's face it...<p>Golden hour gets all the glory, and rightfully so. It's hard to beat those warm, golden tones that …

Fun and Creative Outdoor Photo Ideas

Sometimes, it's fun to leave the tripod at home, forget about technical perfection, and just go for a walk with your camera. This fun video will show …

Here’s How to Shoot Sensual Portrait Photos with the Forest as Your Backdrop (VIDEO)

British photographer Imogen Rhiannon is also an experienced model, and in this tutorial she uses both of her skills to demonstrate how to shoot …

Do you know what's really in your protein powder?

<b>A new study has found that nearly all protein powders contain detectable levels of at least one heavy metal, and 55% tested positive for BPA.</b><p>Four …

3 Lisbon Insiders Share Tips on What to Do in the Portuguese Capital

From secret walks to artworks, here’s where to find the best that the city has to offer<p>By Nancy A. Ruhling<p>Lisbon, which is a center of commerce, …

How to Argue With Gun Nuts

Every six months or so there is an especially horrific gun massacre. The cold-blooded slaughter in Las Vegas, the most deadly single-shooter incident …

Why I swipe left on Trump voters

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been three decades since I dated. Needless to say, a lot has changed! Eager to expedite the process following my imminent divorce, I recently jumped into the world of online dating, where wannabe suitors are just a click or swipe away.<p>At this point in my life, I know what I'm looking …

Pew Research Center

6 Essential Principles for Stunning Flower Photography - Part 2

Continued in <i>6 Essential Principles for Stunning Flower Photography – Part 1</i><p>In <i>part 1</i> of this article I delved into three important principles of …

Landscape Photography

Here are 9 things Americans just don't understand -- compared to the rest of the world

To hear the far-right ideologues of Fox News and AM talk radio tell it, life in Europe is hell on Earth. Taxes are high, sexual promiscuity prevails, …

Walmart's Shiny New $11 Minimum Wage Isn't Really A Result Of The Tax Law

It's part of a larger trend that started well before Donald Trump was president.<p>The Trump administration was ecstatic with Walmart on Thursday, and for good reason.<p>The retail juggernaut announced it would raise its minimum starting wage to $11 per hour, hand out between $200 and $1,000 in bonuses …

You'll Lose Some of Your Retirement Income to the IRS -- Here's How Much

When you draw up your retirement budget, don't forget about tax expenses -- or you could end up with far less income than you expect.<p>Ugh, taxes. It'd …

CHARTS: See How Much Of GOP Tax Cuts Will Go To The Middle Class

<b>Updated on Dec. 20 at 3:50 p.m. ET</b><p>The Republican tax bill, which Congress sent to President Trump on Wednesday, would give most Americans a tax cut next year, according to a new analysis. However, it would by far benefit the richest Americans the most. Meanwhile, many lower- and middle-class …

Income Inequality

The economy is on a sugar high, and tax cuts won’t help

<i>Lawrence H. Summers is a professor at and past president of Harvard University. He was treasury secretary from 1999 to 2001 and an economic adviser to President Barack Obama from 2009 through 2010.</i><p>The approaching end of President Trump’s first year in office, another strong employment report and a …

Economics

Why you should Expose To The Right - Part 1

Featured Products<p>Spot on Exposure Bundle<p>$134.00$99.00 Sale!<p>Add to cart Show Details<p>In Sharp Focus Bundle<p>$135.00$99.00 Sale!<p>Add to cart Show …

The Ultimate Program for Body Comp Improvement

The Smart Lifter's Guide to Two-a-Day Training<p>12 Workouts a Week<p>Want more muscle and less fat? Train twice-per-day for 6 days a week.<p>Now, don't freak …

The Best Exercise Supersets to Pump Up Your Biceps

1 of 6<p>Patrik Giardino / Getty<p>Most guys tend to work their biceps with something else, dedicating a day to biceps and triceps or perhaps chest and …

How to shoot creative portraits (multiple exposures, freelensing etc)

Practical Photography's Louise Carey experiments with three fun portrait techniques, including multiple exposures, raindrop portraits and freelensing.

Here’s a Simple Way to Use Photoshop’s Luminosity Masks & Bring out the Best in Your Photos (VIDEO)

Most Photoshop users have heard about the power of Luminosity Masks for bringing out the best in a photograph, yet some are afraid to try the …

Tutorials

The Photography Industry is Changing: Tips From the Pros on How to Succeed

Photographers know that in this industry, technology, tastes, and trends change on a near-daily basis. This means a constant evolution in the way …

The Primary Pattern Workout Plan

A Template for Strength or Muscle Gains<p>Here's what you need to know...<p>Pattern programming is efficient. It focuses on big bang-for-your-buck …

Workouts

What Science Has to Say About Building Muscle

<b>Science is a way of developing knowledge;</b> a mechanism to establish what you accept as sufficiently "real" to allow you to act upon, and thereby live …

How to recreate the Orton Effect in Photoshop to get dreamy landscape photos

Orton Effect creates a dreamy, impressionist look of the image. Photographer Michael Orton invented it in the mid-1980s in order to imitate …

Tip: The Easiest Hip Flexor Stretch

Sit on your butt a lot? Have low back issues? You need this simple stretch.<p>If you're like the average American, you sit 7.7 hours per day. This …

30 Minute NO GYM Outdoor HIIT Workout with David Morin

This workout, designed by Dymatize athlete David Morin, will challenge your cardiovascular fitness, promote fat loss, and increase your strength.<p>And …

Exercise

A Strongman's Guide to Shoulder Health

5 Steps to Bulletproof Delts<p>Tuck your elbows in tight to your body as you lower the bar.<p>Touch the bar on your lower chest.<p>Press the bar in a straight …

Workouts

One-Hour Workout: Labor Day Weekend HIIT Running Revenge

<i>After a long weekend of BBQ and brew, this week’s combination of running plus HIIT helps get you back on track.</i>Sticking to your normal workout …

Exercise