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Everything you ever needed to know about long exposure photography

Whether shooting at night or in the daytime with neutral density filters, shooting long exposures isn’t always as straightforward as it might seem. …

The Vipp Shelter – The Ultimate Prefab Home Comes Packed With Cool Features

All buildings regardless of their function are usually constructed and planned in relation to their surroundings and the context of their location. …

How I Got Better at Photography

Two years ago, I splurged some money and bought a camera because I’d always wanted to try to take pictures of the stars. The left photo above was the …

How to Use Your Camera Settings to Create Stellar Night Photography

Night photography introduces many challenges that are easily avoided during the day, like noise, blurriness, and your camera’s hypersensitivity to …

United Airlines Is Rolling Out Its International Premium Economy Cabins This Month

In January, United Airlines quietly announced plans to launch an international premium economy cabin product on international flights. Now, the airline has revealed that its first aircraft equipped with the cabin will roll off the line later this month – ahead of the schedule that many …

She Was a Caterer. Now She's a Budtender.

What does a budtender do, and how do you become one?<p>Budtender. It's a clever term but what are their job responsibilities exactly? And what skills do you need to be successful? To find out, we caught up with Mallory Drew, a top-selling budtender for Lightshade, a high-end marijuana dispensary with …

The outrageous racism that 'graced' Arab TV screens in Ramadan

Like in the past, this year's Ramadan series featured scenes of vulgar racism against Afro/black Arabs.<p>During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims are meant to abstain from food, drinks, smoking, sexual activity and offensive language. Understandably, during this month, TV broadcasters across the …

Reduce NOISE by A LOT in ANY Drone and DSLR Photo

Noise reduction is an essential part of upping the quality of your photos. In this tutorial, Mads Peter Iversen shows how you can greatly reduce or …

A $6 Sunscreen Got a Perfect Score by Consumer Reports

When it comes to sunscreen, less is never more. Except when it costs less but still works perfectly! Typical sunscreens from name brands can be …

The 10 Commandments of Portrait Photography

Art has no rules. Right? Wrong! Call me cranky, but I don’t like the latest photography trends. I love simple, classic portraiture, and I admire …

Immersive Exhibition on the Work of Gustav Klimt

Inaugurated on April 13, the Atelier des Lumières, Paris’s leading digital art center, began its program with an immersive exhibition on the work of …

27 tips, tricks and hacks for creating your very first vegetable garden

Oh, vegetable planting time! Tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkin, basil and other delicious summer edibles can all be planted now.<p>If you are building your first vegetable garden, here are some tips for success:<p><b>1.</b> Put the garden near your kitchen door. That might not be the most attractive spot for it, but …

How to Take Underwater Photos

In addition to being wedding photographers, my wife Anna and I are also keen divers (at least as long as the water is warm and clear!), so quite …

The 7 Most Adorable Towns in France

Not to knock Paris -- a city everyone agrees is the prototype for pretty capitals -- but these small towns are the ultimate when it comes to French …

Eight of the best new designs for minimalist bathrooms

Dezeen editor Amy Frearson reveals her pick of the best new bathroom products launched at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, including a marble sink …

5 Fail-Proof Ways to Make Your Home Look More Expensive

Every once in a while, I get to visit a truly grand home in which every piece is obviously there on purpose, nothing is cobbled together, and there …

All of the Best Apps for When You Want to Learn Something New

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?<p>If you’re a naturally curious person like I am, then you probably have a lot of questions about …

A Beginner's Look at Using Filters to Get the Exact Landscape Image You Want

If you're new to landscape photography, you may be wondering about filters and their best uses. This great video will give you a look at shooting a …

5 Things You Never Knew About Paris

What can you say about Paris that hasn’t already been said? Yes, the Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world. Of course, the Louvre and Champs-Élysées are spectacular. But what about the hidden gems concealed within the City of Love? We’re giving you the inside scoop on …

France

Why you might want to own a 'burner phone'

Despite all the buzz surrounding the new iPhone, many are considering something on the other end of the spectrum: a cheap, disposable, and prepaid mobile phone.<p>OK, so these “burner phones,” as they’re often referred to, may be an addendum to your pricey smartphone rather than a replacement for it, …

Mobile

Photography 101: The best YouTube channels for learning about photography- Technology News, Firstpost

When I was starting out with photography, <b>YouTube</b> was only just becoming popular. It was a platform to share videos with friends more than a platform …

This 400 Square Foot 'Tiny House' is My Dream Home

Here at Apartment Therapy, we write about tiny houses a whole lot. Sometimes, I find myself wondering if we've reached peak tiny house. Are these …

Harvard Scientists Say Doing This Can Lower Your Blood Pressure. Hint: It's All in Your Head

Harvard researchers have made an interesting discovery: Mindfulness can lower your blood pressure by changing how your genes operate.<p>You know that fight-or-flight feeling: tense muscles, pounding heart, rapid breathing, and sky-high blood pressure. We're a nation of stressed-out workers tackling …

Mindfulness

Beginner to Expert: The Ultimate 50 Street Photography Tips for You

My goal of this blog is to share my experience of learning Street Photography myself. Along this road, I wrote many long-form articles on certain …

Defend your house against ants—with science

No thanks, ants. No thants.<p>We’re finally starting to move away from that awful transition period when the weather can’t quite decide if it’s winter or spring. Now that warmer days have arrived, we can look forward to budding flowers...and an onslaught of ants.<p>These little crawlers are lying in wait …

Insects

Federal Agents Seized 16 Old Cellphones in the Michael Cohen Raids. Everybody’s Going to Jail

You know how I know Michael Cohen is either a professional fixer or one of the drug dealers from <i>The Wire</i>? Because when federal agents raided his …

In Photos: A Powerful New Memorial To Victims Of Lynching

Eight hundred steel columns represent the 800 American counties where lynchings took place.<p>Today, the first memorial for the victims of white supremacy in the United States opens in Montgomery, Alabama.<p>Located on a hill above the state’s capital city, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice …

How to record Apple TV on your Mac, wirelessly

Today we’re going to learn how to record a movie that’s playing on your Apple TV direct to your Mac, with no wires required, no weird hacks, and not even any third-party software. The tools are all built into every Mac that ships. To record a movie off the “screen” of your Apple TV, you’re going to …

Nine Helpful Compositional Tips for Landscape Photography

Creating compelling compositions in landscape photography can be a bit of challenge that requires a nuanced touch and an eye for subtle geometry. …

Baking soda: A safe, easy treatment for arthritis?

Baking soda has been used as a home remedy for generations due to its antacid properties. Yet its benefits run even deeper, and new research may …