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19 Tiny Habits That Lead to Huge Results

Success starts with the little things.<p>Success doesn't happen in an instant. It happens through the progression of lots of little successes, strung together over time.<p>If you want to build something big, if you have a vision, a dream, or even just a clearly defined end goal, the question is not how …

Review: Kick Lightroom Up a Notch with PFixer and a MIDI Controller

Not so long ago I posted a little rant against Lightroom on Reddit. I use Lightroom on a daily basis. It’s a great piece of software, and it does two …

Fine Art Portraits by Aleah Michele

<b>Aleah Michele</b> is a talented artist, photographer and educator based in Tonawanda, New York. Aleah combines her knowledge of painting, sculpture, …

Art

Portraiture, Skin Tones, and Clothing: Making the Editing Process Easier

If you’re a portrait photographer and you’ve learned how to work with the color channels in Lightroom, then you’re probably aware of some of the …

Tutorials

Star Trail Processing and Six Tips that will Boost your Night Photography Skills

You're about to become better at post-processing! Raiatea Arcuri, a landscape photographer from Hawaii, has an impressive portfolio. I was pleased to …

Tutorials

Google now lets you save pages to Keep on desktop and Android

Turns out Inbox isn’t the only app Google had updates for today. The company announced a few new features for Keep – its note-taking app – that should help make a bit more sense of your reminders and tasks.<p>First up, a new Chrome extension allows you to add a link to save directly in Keep, along …

Apps

This résumé for Elon Musk proves you never, ever need to use more than one page

Let's say your accomplishments range from creating an electronic-payments industry and invigorating the solar-energy market to inventing high-performance electric cars and launching a commercial space and rocket industry.<p>All of that would surely need a couple of pages to explain on a résumé, …

Tesla

9 Google Goals for your path to self-improvement

Google announced its new feature, Goals, on Wednesday. The tool makes it easier to track of whatever personal goal you are trying to achieve.<p>While …

Keep It Down! Build Noise Insulation Panels for Your Shop or Studio

If you use your garage as a home workshop, things can get noisy at times. This is generally acceptable, but if your child is sleeping and you’d like to use a miter saw, or you want to run your CNC router while others are watching TV, a little noise reduction can be quite helpful. Here’s one option …

Home Improvement

7 best German computer games of the year

The real time strategy game "Anno 2205" and the breathtaking VR climbing simulation "The Climb" are among the winners of the German Computer Games …

Expresso app will show you everything wrong with your writing

If you want to see how well you’re writing, the free text-analyzer Expresso will give you a detailed breakdown of whatever you give it.<p>The web-based …

Writing

How to Get Film-Like Black and White Images From Your Sony Camera

<i>If you really digg black and white photography, be sure to support our Kickstarter.</i><p>After playing with both the Olympus Pen f and the Fujifilm X Pro …

A daredevil photographer shares how he got more than 666,000 Instagram followers for his jaw-dropping shots

Photographer Timothy McGurr, who goes by the moniker 13th Witness online, isn't your average daredevil Instagrammer. He doesn't like being pigeonholed as any one type of photographer — and don't even try asking him what type of camera he uses.<p>Whether he's shooting Manhattan from the edge of a …

13th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest Winners

Nothing is more intriguing and fascinating than looking through a photo contest and digging the winners and runners-up. It's a great challenge for …

How to turn your spare room into the ultimate walk-in closet

Longing for a bigger closet?<p>Remember that rooms in your home don't have to be used the way they were originally intended. Get creative and convert a small room into the ultimate walk-in closet, says Egypt Sherrod, host of HGTV's Flipping <i>Virgins</i> and <i>Property Virgins</i>.<p>"Homes built before the 1980s just …

Softening & Adding Glow to a Portrait in Adobe Photoshop

When it comes to portrait photography, there are a few tricks you can take advantage of in Adobe Photoshop that can add some subtle effects to your …

Tutorials

The best quick and easy Windows 10 tweaks

Windows 10 tweaks<p>For anyone who is new to Windows 10, you might be happy with the way things are working, and won't want to change a thing. And we …

Google Chrome

How to Make Your Existing Photos Shine in Post Production in The Next 20 Minutes (Lightroom Special)

Post production is a massively important part of every serious photographers workflow and is something you ignore at your peril. While it will not …

Tutorials

50 essential books every graphic designer should read

When it comes to seeking inspiration and learning, graphic designers are spoilt for choice. There is a wealth of literature at our fingertips, all …

NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth

NASA has been capturing incredible images of Earth's surface since 1999. Using Japan's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer …

NASA

The First Photos Taken with the Leica Co-Engineered Huawei P9

Huawei is making a lot of noise and some big claims about the dual cameras in their new, Leica co-engineered Huawei P9 smartphone. But will the phone …

Moleskine launches its Smart Writing Set to digitize your brainstorm

Hemingway, 2016<p>For the past week or so, I've been taking all of my notes for meetings, interviews, to-dos, and more in a Moleskine notebook. That's not unusual at all – I've been jotting notes down in Moleskine's notebooks for years. What is different is that all of those notes are now on my iPad, …

25 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

The complete guide to transforming your desk into a peaceful, productive place to work

Some say a messy desk is a sign of creativity. Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerberg—all notorious champions of workplace disarray—might agree.<p>More often than not, however, a messy desk is just messy.<p>Unless you’re already a creative genius, having a helter-skelter work space is likely to …

Minimalism

The Birth Of Midcentury Modernism, As Photographed By Its Architects

If Instagram existed back in the day, Pierre Koenig and Fritz Block would’ve been blowing up your feed with their architectural snapshots.<p>Architectural photographers can make us fall in love with buildings–and today, smartphones and Instagram have given the medium new life, letting us act like …

Syndicate-Like Tokyo 42 Is Today’s Prettiest Game

The award for ‘most beautiful game that came out of nowhere’ goes to Tokyo 42 [official site]. Mode 7, creators of Frozen Synapse and its …

PC Gaming

How to Create a Cinematic Black & White Portrait Effect in Photoshop

Despite all the wonderful real-world advantages of digital photography, once in a while the typical grainy film look just feels so enchanting. So …

Tutorials

10 Affordable Lenses for Landscape Photographers

When it comes to landscape photography, it’s a known fact that you don’t need the most expensive lenses out there. Instead, much of it is about your …

Cameras

30 Goals You Should Set For Yourself Before Turning Into 30s

The time between your 20s and 30s is probably the one with the most adventurous potential. The vast majority of the people focus on their careers and …

Self-improvement

Seriously Clever Travel Tips for Photographers

If you’re about to head out on an epic travel photography adventure, or even a short little vacation, no matter where you go there are amazing …

Photography