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5 Free Guides to Help You Capture Better Landscape Photographs

A lot of considerations go into creating a great landscape photograph. From exposure and focus to composition and post-processing, it takes quite an …

Landscape Photography

5 Awesome Benefits Of Using A 50mm Lens

Photographers can be pretty geeky about lenses. I know I’ve eavesdropped on and occasionally participated in extended conversations that revolved …

How to Shoot Epic Wide-Angle Photos of Trees

Trees invoke a sense of timelessness, of grandeur. Most species grow many centuries older than humans ever will, so let’s make trees look the part …

Shutterbug & Canon Team Up to Create New Photo Website with Tips from Pro Photographers

Want to learn how to take better photos? Shutterbug has teamed up with Canon to create a comprehensive new educational website featuring photography …

How to Photograph a Moonrise and Moonset

Want to learn how to predict and photograph a moonrise or moonset? Here’s a helpful 5-minute video on just that by photographer Matthew Saville of …

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 …

The Pros And Cons Of Cheap Lenses Revealed

Photography is an expensive pastime and perhaps one of the biggest expenses beyond the camera itself are lenses. There are plenty of good reasons why …

A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Blurry Backgrounds in Portraits

Just starting out in photography and want to learn how to blur your backgrounds when shooting portraits? Here’s a 4-minute video from Sheldon Evans …

Understanding Manual Mode of a DSLR Camera

One of the scariest things for every new photographer is the moment when you pick up your new DSLR camera and turn it to manual mode.It is safe to …

Shutter Speed

How to Master Photoshop’s Pen Tool in Just 30 Minutes

Mastery of the pen tool enables complex vector shapes and selections that can be used for masking or extracting elements from an image. There is a …

Bite Size Tips: How to Photograph Amazing Sunsets

Sunset is one of those events that one cannot become bored witnessing. Am I right?<p>What's more, the beauty is that no two sunsets are ever the …

How to Make the Most of the Affordable 50mm 1.8 Lens as a Portrait Photographer

Wanting to experiment with a variety of camera lenses means you're a <i>curious and determined</i> individual. It's helpful to familiarize oneself with …

21 Vegan Sandwich Recipes That Make Lunch the Best Part of Your Day

It can be a challenge to think of delicious vegan lunch options that aren’t sandwiches with hummus as its star ingredient (though, let’s be real: There are some pretty unique recipes out there these days). But with a few key foods, your midday meal can get a satisfying, delicious makeover. Save …

This Is Tofu?! 7 Awesome Recipes You Never Knew Could Be Made With the Spongy Vegan Stuff

Mention the word “tofu” and you're almost certain to get some strong reactions. For meat lovers, it can seem like a foreign concept. What do I do …

Why Apple Cider Vinegar Is So Good For You

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I’ve seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even …

How to Set Your White Balance for the Most Common Types of Streetlights

Streetlights are the driving force behind nighttime street scenes and how they make us feel. The way streetlights spread their light, the shadows …

Shoot Like a Pro with These 8 Clever Camera Hacks from Photographer Peter McKinnon (VIDEO)

Peter McKinnon is an award-winning Canadian photographer and like many pros he’s often had to rig something up in the field to solve a problem. In …

Do This Now: Dramatic Landscapes With Long Exposures | Sony

When you're in the field, you should always look for the best angle, framing, composition options possible. This requires a lot of scouting, precise …

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The Man Who Got Rid of Everything

Following a bad break-up, Finnish man Petri Luukkainen began his one-year human experiment: put everything he owns into storage and live without any material goods. Here's his story.<p>In October 2010, Petri Luukkainen's long-term relationship fell apart. The Finnish commercials director and …

Minimalism

Frustrated With Your Photography? You Need to Watch This...

Who’s not frustrated with their photography from time to time? Often it requires a few days or weeks of slogging through the frustration to get back …

Photography

Banana Cinnamon Tea Recipe for Deep Sleep

If you want to be healthy then it’s vital that you get a good night’s sleep. You can’t be healthy if you aren’t well-rested. To put it simply your …

Sleep

20 Super Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Try these recipes to get the nutrients and protein you need.<p>These delicious healthy smoothie recipes make it easy to eat healthy with fruit, milk, protein, immune-boosting yogurt, and other nutritious ingredients—and they’re great for post-run recovery, too.

Behavior changes offer clues that dementia could be brewing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an …

Dementia

This Must Be The Place: 12 House Number DIY Ideas

How often do you get to combine an absolutely necessary home improvement—making your address visible to emergency services—with a celebration of …

Typography

How to Get a Perfectly Lit Photo with One On-Camera Flash

Quality multi-light setups can be quite expensive, yet without them it can be challenging to get the highlights and fill we’re looking for in a …

After Katniss, Jennifer Lawrence finds her voice | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - While heroine Katniss Everdeen leads a rebellion in the final “Hunger Games” movie, the actress who brought the character to life, Jennifer Lawrence, is coming into her own in a business dominated by men.<p>Cast member Jennifer Lawrence poses at a red carpet event for the China …

Movies

Watch Demi Lovato's Dynamic Cover of Adele's 'Hello'

With less than a week to go before the arrival of Adele's much-anticipated new LP <i>25</i>, Demi Lovato covered the album's smash single "Hello" during her …

Music

The gay man who got a surprise call from the pope: ‘I would like to give you a hug’

Yayo Grassi’s phone rang in early September.<p>“Is this Obdulio?” said the caller, using a nickname given to Grassi 50 years earlier by a high school teacher.<p>“Who is this?” said Grassi, spooked.<p>“Who else calls you ‘Obdulio’?”<p>“Only one person,” Grassi said, “and I’m not going to talk until you identify …

Same-sex Marriage

Jennifer Lawrence Describes the Emotional Roller Coaster of Her Celebrity

“I was angry for a long time,” the Oscar winner says.<p>Within the last few years, <b>Jennifer Lawrence</b> has been catapulted from under-the-radar indie actress to Oscar winner, billion-dollar franchise front woman, and America’s most relatable sweetheart. In spite of the new acting hardware, eight-figure …

The Oscars