Nate Mackie

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Neat “5-Day-Challenge” To Improve Photography Skills

Public TV station KQED is sponsoring a neat “5-Day-Challenge” to help people improve their basic photography skills.<p>The recommendations are helpful …

Photography

M2 Premium Videos

20 Wine Tasting Room How To’s & Insider Tips

Always call ahead to ensure you’re able to go where you had planned. <br>Advance planning is key to a successful tasting room visit. Locate the winery’s …

Wine

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Photography

Dear friend,<p>I wanted to write you this book on how to take better photos. I know you started off with your iPhone, and started to show keen interest …

Cameras

The HIIT Workout Playlist

While it's easy to overcomplicate interval training, all it <i>really</i> requires is slow and fast movement. To simplify this even further—and up the fun …

How to Look Better in Photos Based on Your Body Type

Most of us don't like to see ourselves in photographs because we don't like to see our imperfections. Here are a few tricks anyone can implement to …

25 Rules Every Runner Should Follow

In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner's head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during …

Running

The Basics of Camera Aperture, and How to Use It for Better Photos

When you're taking quality photos, it's important to know how your camera's settings will affect one another. This is a quick and simple explanation …

Whisky Guide - McClelland's Single Malt Scotch Whisky

<b>Your Guide to Tasting Single Malt Whisky</b><p><b>Whisky Tasting</b><p>You will need:<p>A clean tulip-shaped nosing glass<br>A jug of bottled still water at room</b> …

Alcohol

The Effects of Music Before, During and After Running

New research finds interesting pre- and post-run results.<p>New research supports using music to get fired up before running, and suggests that listening to music after a run can speed recovery. The research, published in the <i>Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research</i>, also backs previous findings …

Can Ginger Help You Recover from Hard Training?

Study: Ginger lowers post-workout markers of inflammation.<p>Here are two well-established findings concerning exercise and your immune system: First, moderate exercise boosts your immune system, thereby making you less susceptible to colds and other forms of sickness. Second, hard exercise, such as …

8 Ways to Reduce Noise in Your Photographs

You have plenty of options to choose from when you want to reduce the noise in your images. However, you first need to understand why noise actually …

Landscape Photography

These Focus Stacking Walkthroughs Will Help You Take Your Macro Photography to the Next Level

When it comes to macro photography, knowing how to properly focus stack your images can make a massive difference. To that end, the walkthrough above …

Sony seriously considering a pro-level SLT

Sony's next professional camera could have a fixed translucent mirror and an EVF according to Yasuyuki Nagata, Sony Imaging Division Deputy Senior …

Cameras

Future PLC

Richard Huntingford<p>Chairman<p>James Hanbury<p>Deputy Chairman<p>Zillah Byng-Thorne<p>Chief Executive Officer<p>Penny Ladkin-Brand<p>Chief Financial Officer<p>Hugo …

5 Photos Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

Did you know that there are five basic photographs that every photographer must learn how to create? All other camera techniques in photography are …

Landscape Photography

5 Instagram Tips For Shooting Fireworks Photos

It’s that time of year again. Tonight in the U.S., millions of people will flock to a neighborhood street corner, park or Independence Day Festival to stare at the sky. And after a few beautiful moments, many will attempt to snap photos of fireworks with their smartphones.<p>Watching fireworks …

Easy Ways to Refresh Your Run and Make It More Fun

Running is one of the best cardio workouts you can get. However, it can also get repetitive and boring doing the same thing over and over. Whether …

The Miracle Stick That Makes Wine Taste Better in Seconds

The tricky thing about wine—especially the fancy stuff—is that since it gets better with age, what you buy off the shelf isn't necessarily always at …

25 Skills Every Dad Should Teach His Kids

Kids may not appreciate his finely crafted sense of humor, but there's still plenty they can learn from dear old dad.<p><b>Age 1:</b> You're new, I get it. Just remember, if it's hard or shiny, you're still too tiny. If it bounces or bends, it's all yours, my friend.<p><b>Age 2:</b> Let sleeping dads lie.<p><b>Age 3:</b> You'll …

Kids

How to Order Mixed Drinks at the Bar

Knowing how to order mixed drinks at the bar is very important. You have to let the bartender know exactly what you want to drink so he/she doesn't …

Alcohol

Big list of Google Now commands

Since the debut of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Android users have been privy to an increasingly cool experience known as Google Now. Baked into the …

Jelly Bean

The Only Old Fashioned Recipe You’ll Ever Need

Can you hear it? That’s the clock ticking down to the season premiere of “Mad Men,” which airs this Sunday. Naturally, our offices are abuzz with anticipation for the final season and the viewing parties that we’ve all been planning. If you’ll be hosting your own “Mad Men”-themed fête, why not go …

Update Galaxy S4 i337 to Skyfall Android 4.4.2 KitKat - How to

Did you like the GoldenEye custom ROM based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat? Well, here is a new Android 4.4 custom firmware based on KitKat, including some …

Photoshop Essentials: What is an Adjustment Layer and How to Use Them to Edit Your Images

Many of us who use products like Lightroom and Aperture will be familiar with the term non-destructive editing. In these programs, the editing …

Tutorials

How to Change the Color of Anything in Photoshop

When changing the color of an object in Photoshop there are ways to change the base Color and the Highlight color, we go over each of those methods …

Tutorials

What is HDR and When Should I Use It In My Photos?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I've got this setting called "HDR" on my phone's camera, but I'm still not sure what it <i>does</i>. It's supposed to make my pictures look …

Photographs That Capture The Secret Adventures Of ‘Star Wars’ Figurines

<b>Photographer</b> Carlos Sisi takes pictures of his <i>Star Wars</i> figurines in a wide variety of settings.<p><b>The atmosphere</b> in these photographs really fires up …

Han Solo

Starbucks Secret Menu Orders – 8 Best Secret Starbucks Frappuccinos

After becoming totally obsessed with Sbux's secret Harry Potter-themed Butterbeer Frapp, we realized we were probably missing out on even more …

Coffee

How To Open a Bottle of Wine Without a Corkscrew

Wine