Sameer Gurung

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This Is a Good Introduction to How to Use Layer Masks in Photoshop: 7 Tips & Tricks

Layer masks are another feature of Photoshop that can be intimidating to beginners. But in this tutorial from Colin Smith at photoshopCAFE, he shows …

Tutorials

Working With Large Sets of Images? Here's How to Edit Them Efficiently and Consistently in Lightroom

I didn't really appreciate the importance of having an efficient and consistent Lightroom workflow until I started shooting sports and events and …

Tutorials

How to Remove Color Casts in Photos Using Curves in Photoshop

The curves tool is a powerful one in both Photoshop and Lightroom, with the ability to change both the tones and colors in an image. This 7-minute …

Here’s a Checklist for Learning How to Retouch Photos Like a Pro

If you are a photographer or fledgling retoucher opening Photoshop for the first time, it is a daunting experience, to say the least. There is a …

Is There a Russian Mole Inside the NSA? The CIA? Both?

The latest Shadow Brokers hack exposed classified intel that could only have come from within the NSA, setting the stage for a Cold War ritual—the …

National Security

How IoT is disrupting the world around us

Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the world around us. This may look like a bold statement to many, but that’s the truth. From elevators to planes, there will be 30 billion connected devices in the next three years. Clearly, IoT is moving fast, and tech giants are taking bold measures to …

Internet of Things

What are virtual networks and proxies? WIRED Explains

As a regular internet user, you’ve likely heard the terms “virtual private network” (VPN) and “proxy” before but may not understand what they are, if …

Information Systems

Taste Beyond The Tongue

How to Reduce Noise on Your Night Sky Images With a Single Exposure

We have featured a few techniques to reduce noise on night sky images using multiple exposures. For a change, Greg Benz shows us how we can achieve …

31 of the Most Famous Photographers of All Time

<b><br>Ansel Adams [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons</b>Famous photographers is a topic that a lot of us agree on, but ask a group of photographers what …

Street Photography

Warning: Dangerous new Gmail phishing attack can easily steal your Google login

Why are the Windows and Android platforms always targeted by malware and other malicious attacks from nefarious hackers? Because they're used by so many people that the odds of a successful attack are dramatically increased compared to less popular platforms like macOS. For that same reason, …

What Satya Nadella did at Microsoft

A DECADE ago, visiting Microsoft’s headquarters near Seattle was like a trip into enemy territory. Executives would not so much talk with visitors as …

Google's new algorithm shrinks JPEG files by 35 percent

For obvious reasons, Google has a vested interest in reducing the time it takes to load websites and services. One method is reducing the file size of images on the internet, which they previously pulled off with the WebP format back in 2014, which shrunk photos by 10 percent. Their latest …

Amazon makes it even cheaper for Alexa developers to use AWS

Amazon wants developers to be fully locked into its ecosystem, which is why on Wednesday it announced a new program to give additional promotional credits to developers that build Alexa skills and use Amazon Web Services (AWS).<p>Alexa developers are already provided with AWS Free Tier, which gives …

Here Are 10 “Must Know” Photoshop Features for Those Who Are Serious About Photography (VIDEO)

Photographer Nathaniel Dodson is one of our go-to sources of helpful tutorials that unlock the secrets of Photoshop. In the comprehensive video …

Tutorials

7 Burning Questions About Whiskey, Answered

Fire water, water of life, juice—whatever you call it, whiskey (also spelled “whisky”) is having a moment. But with so many different whiskeys …

Whiskey

How to make limoncello with just four ingredients and in just 10 days

A four-ingredient recipe for Limoncello is taking the internet by storm.<p>The syrupy-sweet Italian liqueur is notoriously painstaking to make, …

Essential Oils

24 decor ideas to inspire the living room you've always wanted

Does your living room need an injection of style to make it more special? If you know it's lacking something but you can't quite put your finger on …

India’s Silicon Valley is also incubating a nascent French food industry

For years, urban Indians in search of French food were stuck with less-than-alluring options: floppy croissants from the local bakery or rock-hard baguettes from gourmet supermarkets.<p>However, things have been changing lately, and nowhere is this more apparent than in Bengaluru.<p>With many people …

France

Luscious lemon squares recipe

The classic Australian recipe for lemony teatime squares<p><i>Makes 30 small squares</i><p><b>For the base</b><br>250g (9oz) unsalted butter, room temperature<br>90g (3oz) granulated sugar<br>250g (9oz) plain flour<br>¼ tsp salt<p><b>For the filling</b><br>6 extra-large eggs, room temperature<br>600g (1lb 4oz) granulated sugar<br>finely grated zest of 5 …

Dessert

This Is How You Shoot an Insane Mountain Bike Photo In Front of a Solar Eclipse

Photography and mountain bikes are two things I'm supremely nerdy about, so when I saw photographer Rutger Pauw's shot of Danny MacAskill sending a …

Meatballs & String Beans Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Could meatballs with string beans—a Southern Italian (via New England) taste of summer's end—be the greatest recipe of all time?<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we're using this new series as an opportunity to</i> …

Italian Food

How to Compose Portrait Photographs for Best Results

Composing the right frame when it comes to portraits may sound like an easy task, but when you take into consideration that you’ll need to have the …

Landscape Photography

How Much Resolution Do You Really Need?

Each year camera manufacturers are pushing the limits of sensor technology and the latest trend has been to increase sensor resolution to numbers …

Cameras

A Beginner's Guide to White Balance

Getting your first serious camera is an exciting moment. So much to learn, so many buttons and dials to understand, complex menu systems to decipher, …

Cameras

30 Beautiful Photography Links for Your Inspiration

It's been a very active and busy week in the world of photography, and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching online to find links to …

Landscape Photography

How to Make Amazingly Crispy (Double!) Fried Chicken, According to Dale Talde

How to make fried chicken, according to chef Dale Talde. There will be kimchi.<p>We don't really need to spend much time explaining why fried chicken is amazing—that's household knowledge at this point. But, what if you could make fried chicken even better? That's what <b>Dale Talde</b>, chef-owner of Talde, …

Fried Chicken

How to cook the perfect crepes

The crepe says a lot about the difference between France and the UK – in the popular imagination, at least. Though a close relative of the ordinary British pancake, with the same ancient roots, it has evolved into a slimmer, more elegant, more luxurious dish altogether – rich in cream and alcohol, …

Breakfast

7 Whiskey Drinks That Could Help Cure Your Cold

Here, seven whiskey cocktails to help dilate your blood vessels and put you on the path to recovery.<p>When you’re stuffed up and sick, there’s nothing …

Cocktails