Rachel Brooks

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Tips for Using Golden Hour Light for Portraits

Most photographers will argue vehemently that the golden hour – that pocket of time just after sunrise and just before sunset – produces some of the …

The Difference Between Photoshop and Lightroom Explained

While Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom share similarities, they each serve a unique purpose and are different in some major ways. Find out how they …

Tutorials

Quick Tips On Shooting A Lifestyle Shoot Into The Sun & Processing In Lightroom

One of the great things about winter is that the humidity in the air tends to be much less, and as a result, the air is often much clearer and …

Why Doesn't New York City's Subway Have Protective Barriers?

Around 50 people die in the New York City subway system each year, but city officials won't invest in physical safeguards.<p>Early Sunday morning in the Bronx, 61-year-old Wai Kuen Kwok and his wife entered the 167 St. subway station in order to head to Manhattan's Chinatown for breakfast. They never …

Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state

<b>Cover detail of "@War" by Shane Harris</b><p>Inside the high-level, complicated deals — and the rise of a virtually unchecked surveillance power<p>Shane Harris<p>November 16, 2014 11:58am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex”<p>In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s …

As Developers Depart, Google Glass Is Ready To Become This Era’s Segway

Just over 18 months ago Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said he found having to talk to Google Glass out loud “the weirdest thing” and admitted that there would be “places where Google Glass are inappropriate.” Well, hello! I think the average person could have told Google this long before they spent …

Perfect Workout Nutrition

As a red-blooded, iron-loving athlete, you are in a constant cycle of breaking down and rebuilding muscle. When you lift weights, you break down …

Ultimate Quads and Hamstrings Workout

There’s something about the pursuit of the “ultimate” amongst men that begets greatness. Chasing that which is seen as unattainable by others fuels …

Master the Three Most Important Lifts

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Whey Better: Protein-enhanced Meals

1 of 6<p>Brian Klutch<p>Whey protein powder's unwavering popularity stems from the raft of research showing that it has what it takes to help you build …

Nutrition

Get Crushed: The Fat Torching Muscle Blaster

<b>Duration</b> 48 min<p><b>Exercises</b> 4<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Usually you walk into the gym like a trained soldier. You know your exercises, your sets, your reps and the …

The 15-Minute Full-Body Massacre Workout

<b>Duration</b> 1 day<p><b>Exercises</b> 2<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Timed circuits are great way to burn fat yet still build muscle. They’re great to tack on to the end of your …

The 10 Best Cities In America

From the "smartest," and "fittest" to the "best place to meet single men." PureWow ranks the 10 best cities in America. Did your hometown make the cut?<p><b>Smartest city: Ithaca, New York</b><p>According to Lumosity, a polling company that seeks to understand human intelligence, Ithaca, New York, tops the list …

Steve McCurry Retrospective Presents 150 Striking Portraits of People and Cultures Around the World

In his new exhibition <i>Oltre lo Sguardo</i>, acclaimed American photographer Steve McCurry displays 150 of his photos from a career that has spanned over 30 years and countless treks across the globe. McCurry, who is perhaps best known for his iconic <i>Afghan Girl</i> photo, is celebrated for his rich, …

The Best Foods for Men

Abs aren’t built in the gym alone; you shop for them in your supermarket. We sampled and reviewed thousands of products to separate the dietary duds from the nutritional heroes. Your drool-worthy grocery list starts right here

Nutrition

6 Make-Ahead Staples for Weekday Lunches

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: Prep some basics on Sunday to make packing lunch a breeze for the whole week.</i><p>Though we …

The Man Who Was Fired for Taking a Photograph of the President

Kenneth Tate, the CDC guard who lost his job after snapping a picture of Obama's motorcade, was labeled a criminal after officials discovered he had ridden an elevator with the commander in chief while armed. Now, Tate is telling his story.<p><i>Updated 6:36 p.m.</i><p>Around this time last month, Americans …

The right’s Lena Dunham nonsense just won’t stop

Imputing predatory notions and alleging “abuse” is really an attempt to silence and victimize courageous women<p>What’s happening to Lena Dunham right now is every memoirist’s worst nightmare, and one no writer should ever have to face.<p>Last week, on a right-wing website so credibility-free that it has</i> …

Lake County Jail guards indicted in inmate's death

Three years after a Lake County Jail inmate's neck was broken in a scuffle with guards, two former correctional officers have been indicted by a grand jury on official misconduct charges for their involvement, Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran announced.<p>The inmate, Eugene Gruber, 51, was paralyzed by …

This Photographer Has an Interesting Technique for Keeping His Subjects’ Eyes Glued to Him

If you have a hard time making sure everyone’s looking at you when capturing a group photo, perhaps you should take a page out of this photographers …

365/52 Project: Why Daily/Weekly Photo Projects are Good for Your Photography

Daily/weekly photography projects are a good idea whether you are just starting out or you have been doing photography for a while. Most of the …

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10 No-Nonsense Tips On How to Become a Better Photographer

If you’ve been dreaming of making photography your full-time occupation, photographer Scott Robert Lim has some no-nonsense, sugar-free advice on …

Inspiration and Advice: How to Be Happy with Your Photos

Reminiscent of the much-loved “The Gap” monologue by NPR’s Ira Glass, photographer and educator Mike Browne recently produced an inspirational video …

Street Photographs that Show How the Rise of Smartphones Means the Death of Conversation

Reminiscent of the Tumblr Blog <i>We Never Look Up</i>, London street photographer Babycakes Romero‘s series <i>The Death of Conversation</i> focuses on …

Expectations Vs. Reality: Getting Your Very First DSLR

Purchasing your first DSLR is a big, important moment in your photographic journey, whether or not you ever intend to make photography more than just …

What Happens When A Professional Photographer Is Given A ‘Cheap Camera’

<b>Photography show</b> DigitalRev ropes in AFP photojournalist Alex Ogle for its latest video in the series ‘Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera Challenge’.<p><b>The</b> …

10 of the Most Collectable Photo Books of All Time

Online book marketplace AbeBooks — probably the first link you’ll see if you try to search for a rare, signed or early edition of your favorite novel …

The Top 8 Questions About Copyright Answered

<b>Why register a photo if it’s not yet published? Should I wait until just prior to publishing?</b><p>Under US Copyright Law, copyright exists the moment you …