Mike Smith

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The Three-A-Day Plan To Force Results

In strength training, it's best to coax or nudge adaptation, or so we're told. The body can only adapt at a certain rate, and trying to force …

A Complete Guide to Photo Hiking

Recently, I was a part of a sort of an expedition in Mariovo, a mountainous region in southern Macedonia covering an area of 1300 km2 with 30 …

How to Shoot Portraits of Strangers on the Street Like a Ninja

While teaching a street photography workshop in Chicago recently, photographer Chuck Jines saw an opportunity to teach his students how he’s …

Here's the extreme diet regular people used to look like underwear models in 30 days

These people might look like underwear models, but they're not. And 30 days before this photo was taken, they didn't look like this.<p>But in just a few weeks, the women slimmed down to have as little as 12% to 14% body fat and the man had just 5% to 6% body fat.<p>And that woman on the left? She was …

Fitness

Learn Easy Bike Maintenance from a Pro

Bicycling’s new online course teaches you how to keep your bike running smoothly and safely—and you can do it all from home<p>Most of us would rather ride our bikes than work on them. But the alternative—heading to the shop every time we have flat tire or a skipping chain—is even less appealing. Plus, …

How to Give Your Macro Photography a Fine Art Touch in Post-Processing

Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss …

9 Bike Beginner Mistakes to Avoid

How to avoid common pitfalls when you're just starting to ride<p>It’s National Bike Month, and we’re all looking forward to having more company in the bike lane. But if you’re a beginning rider, knowing the basic rules of the road might not be enough. Here are a few common traps for new cyclists—and …

5 Common Bike-Maintenance Mistakes

Even the most basic repairs can go badly—sometimes comically—wrong. Here are 5 common rookie-wrenching mistakes and our expert's instructions for avoiding them.

How To Make Paracord Bracelets DIY Projects Craft Ideas & How To’s for Home Decor with Videos

Ever wonder how to make paracord bracelets? Here is a list of different paracord bracelet projects for you to make at home. All you need are a few …

15 for 2015: This Year’s Best New Mountain Bikes

We tested and evaluated dozens of the most promising bikes of 2015. From remarkable trail models with 27.5-inch wheels to fat bikes, to lightweight enduro models that descend better than anything we’ve ridden, here are 15 of our favorites.

Professional Beverage Photography Tips

Professional still photography is all about precision. Precision in lighting, angle, look, feel, composition, etc. Rob Grimm, a commercial …

How to relight an image in Lightroom

Sometimes when you post-process an image, you may notice that some more interesting lighting would have really improved the scene and made the photo …

Tutorials

Top 15 Features of Your DSLR Camera That You Should Know

There’s a lot to learn when you first get a DSLR. The first things you need to know is how to get out of auto mode and start using your camera’s …

Cameras

Five Meals That Heal

Seamus Mullen’s go-to recipes for foods that supercharge your health—and your rides

How to Naturally Raise Your HGH Levels

<b></b>How to Naturally Raise Your HGH LevelsFor as long as man has wanted a better body, he’s been looking for a wonder drug that will give it to him. Of …

Exercise

DIY Truck Camper Plans | How To Build A DIY Truck Camper And Get Off The Grid

“Learn How To Build Your Own DIY Truck Camper And Get Off The Grid Super-Fast — For Less Than A Paycheck And Just A Few Days Of Construction”<p>Be …

A layman’s guide to reflectors

<i>What is a reflector and why is it an important tool for photographers? If you’re new to photography you might understandably have a few questions</i> …

16 Essential Bike Tools

You don't need a lot of bike tools—you just need the right tools. If you have these 16 bicycle tools in your home shop, you'll be able to fix anything.<p>Arm yourself with these essential bike tools, and you can get most every bike maintenance job done at home—for less cash, and more street cred. (Use …

DIY Yogurt Recipe (that you can actually do yourself)

Yes, I said it, I <b>MAKE</b> my own yogurt. This seemingly “Everest” type task is actually something I do at least twice a week.<p>And I have 2 kids under 2, …

Yogurt

How to Compost at Home

The idea of composting may seem a bit intimidating, especially for those living in smaller spaces in urban environments. But the good news is that anyone can learn how to compost at home, regardless of your living situation. In a few cities, such as San Francisco and Seattle, you may already be …

$50 Fire Pit Using Concrete Tree Rings

The Minimalist's Barstool<p>Cast Your Own Concrete Charm<p>Restoring 20 Years Old Bench<p>PVC Class<p>This is very clever. It looks great, too. Thanks for …

Home Depot

How to Make A Bow and Arrows: Step-by-Step Tutorial And Useful Tips

In today’s modern world hunting with a simple bow and arrow can be taken as very primitive and basic. The bow is considered one of the oldest hunting …

Woodworking

Shooting from the Saddle Vol. 01: Tips

16 bike photography tips from 6 great adventure cycling shooters ...The post Shooting from the Saddle Vol. 01: Tips appeared first on Pedaling …

Bikepacking

The Best Bike Ride in Every State

From climbs over majestic mountain passes to blissful Sunday beach cruises, truly great cycling routes can be found in all 50 states, from Maine to Hawaii. Make plans to ride as many as you can.<p><b>ALABAMA</b> <br>The Fort Morgan Ride<br>Start this rocking ride at Lulu’s, home of fried crab claws, then trace …

Tutorial: Focus Stacking for Landscape Photography

<i>Max Foster lives in Minneapolis, MN and specializes in travel photography from around the world. He focuses on landscape and cityscape images, and</i> …

Tutorials

7 Tips to Take Better Family Photos

Regardless of the type of photographer you are, family photos are among the most important pictures you’ll ever take. Here are some things to keep in …

Photography