S.P. Sagar

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How To Create Endless Amounts Of Interesting Phrases Using Rhythmic Variety [Lessons]

<b>Soloing</b>: How by relying on rhythm you can create so many interesting phrases.

The hidden psychology of failure

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Words of wisdom heralded throughout our upbringing, to be sure. But is there any scientific proof that successive failure is positive and propels innovation forwards?<p>Tom Pohlmann, head of strategy and value at Mu Sigma, a decision science and data …

Innovation

Photographer Captures the Wild Beauty and Elegance of Horses

Animals are perhaps one of the most difficult photography subjects to work with—you can’t exactly ask a cat to smile for the camera and expect it to happen. Photographing equine models comes with its own set of challenges, as one attempts to communicate the intrinsic grace and beauty of these …

Animals

The Importance of Angles

The hairs on the back of your neck rise to attention; the crashing of waves pierce the air; the cacophony rises to a mind blowing crescendo, and you brace for the weight of the water coming directly at you. The moment expires, you are merely sitting on your couch, a magazine open in your hands. For …

'Sherlock' Manga Is Finally Coming Westward

As you might expect, Sherlock Holmes is a very popular character in Japan. From all manner of anime adaptations over the years and everything else in between, it should come as no surprise that the BBC’s <i>Sherlock</i> has a large fanbase here. To coincide with that a very nice manga was penned a few …

Anime

Portrait Processing & Equipment Insight

One of the most common emails and comments I get are about processing – such as:-<p>– What are you using right now?<p>– What do you recommend for ___ type …

Photography

Guitar Scales Explained in Simple Illustrations

In all likelihood, you can play. You may even be able to play some seriously technical stuff. But, here’s the nagging problem: You don’t fully grasp …

4 Essential Techniques for Improvising a Country Guitar Solo

by Jim Lill I can’t count the number of bad solos I’ve heard, mostly because of how many I’ve heard come off of my own fingertips. There’s this weird …

The Art Of Warming Up [Lessons]

<b>Guitar Techniques</b>: This is a quick lesson about some solid ways to warm-up for practice or performance.

How To Improvise: A Video Course With Backing Tracks [Lessons]

<b>Soloing</b>: A sequential course in learning to improvise on guitar, featuring links to pertinent theory topics and playalong tracks with prompts for …

30 chords acoustic guitar players need to know

Introduction<p>Open chords<p>If you’ve got the basics covered, the variations shown here should inspire you with some new sounds without being too much of …

Guitar Essentials: Six Required Techniques for Rhythm Guitarists

4<p>SHARES<p>Angus Young has said his brother Malcolm was a better guitarist, because although Angus could solo, it was Malcolm whose rhythm playing held …

4 ways to tell if a picture was Photoshopped just by glancing at it

Whether we're scrolling through Instagram or watching TV, there's always an onslaught of seemingly perfect images.<p>And it can be hard to remember that …

Remix OS—a multitasking, windowed Android OS—can now run on your PC

An "alpha" build of the OS for a generic PC is available for download.<p>Jide's Remix OS—a... well, <i>remixed</i> version of Android that is more suitable for …

When to Use Levels or Curves in Photoshop

Many Photoshop users learn to use the Levels dialog and then never progress to learning how to use the Curves. Let me give you several reasons why …

Calibration: What It Is, Why You Should Do It, and How It's Done

Why is my print dark? Why are the colors off? I believe we all found ourselves asking these questions inside our head (or worse, yelling at our photo …

6 Loathsome Retouching Mistakes That Drive Editors Insane

Part of building a professional looking portfolio is in learning to retouch your photos in a way that gives them an elegant, high-end polish. …

The Most Hyperrealistic Computer-Generated 3D Renderings Ever

What you see here are not photographs, but actually 3D renderings of human beings–all generated on a computer. Reddit user Republicrats recently shared these images as a part of a collection titled <i>3D Renderings of Humans</i> on Imgur, generating strong buzz in the Reddit community. Everything about …

Ten Awesome Anime Theme Songs from Fall 2015

Every season brings us a massive amount of new anime theme songs. Here are ten of the best from fall 2015.<p><b>Anime:</b> Aria the Scarlet Ammo AA<b><br>Song:</b> …

Anime

This Snowflake Photo Took 2,500 Hours to Create

Snowflakes have become an obsession of mine as an extreme macro photographer, but I never thought I would be able to take it this far: 2,500 hours of …

6 Mobile Games with Incredible Touch Controls

Touchscreen controls don't have to be a turn-off – these mobile titles make them shine.<p>Touch controls can be terrible. They are more often than …

The Ultimate Screen Calibration Guide

Talk to a photographer long enough and the question of screen calibration will be brought up. Often many will say it's an incredibly important tool …

6 Things You Can Do to Improve Image Quality Without Spending a Dime

The first instinct most will have when looking to improve image quality is to buy better gear. It's so easy to blame low image quality on your crappy …

The Most Eagerly Anticipated Anime of Winter 2016

Time to get ready—and excited—for a new anime season. You might know what you are excited to see, but here’s what anime fans in Japan are looking …

Anime

Everything You've Ever Wanted To Know About Digital Camera Sensors

You don’t need to know enough about it to build one yourself, but a little knowledge of how digital cameras actually work can help improve your …

The Top 3 Basic Portrait Photography Settings

In portrait photography, one of the main differences between a happy snapper and a professional, besides the number of years of experience and …

Shutter Speed

Good Crop Bad Crop - How to Crop Portraits

All images © Gina Milicia 2015 “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ? Pablo Picasso When it comes to knowing what is …

A Complete Guide to Retouching Portraits in Photoshop for Free

There is an innumerable amount of articles and tutorials teaching parts and pieces of retouching portraits. However, finding the ones with quality …

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