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Elena Ghisellini’s Sicilian Holiday

The handbag designer shares her travel diary from a recent vacation on Sicily’s enchanting Marettimo Island.

Travel

Applying Photoshop's Dehaze On a Haze-Free Image Yields Spectacular Results

The latest release of Adobe CC has brought with it a number of exciting updates to the world’s most popular image editing and creative publishing …

Tutorials

Photographer Shoots Skate Boarders Doing Tricks and Kicking Up a Cloud of Dust

Lithuanian photographer Tomas Januska’s latest work is a collection of images of downhill skate boarders doing slides while kicking up quite a storm …

Extreme Sports

This Is What a $725 Million Texas Ranch Looks Like

The property includes 58 homes and land that spreads throughout six counties.<p>At more than 510,000 acres, the Waggoner ranch in North Texas is among the nation's largest privately owned, contiguous ranches.<p>In fact, it's probably the biggest "behind one fence," according to Bernard Uechtritz with …

The Big Chill: Make-Ahead Frozen and Refrigerator Treats

This is the greatest time of year to play. So go ahead, lick a lemonade ice pop, or scatter caramel popcorn over scoops of ice cream. We’ve layered our favorite flavors into make-ahead treats that are built in stages, then chilled or frozen, so you can work whenever you want (we suggest the …

Recipes

Design Your Own Bracelet on Adorn Milk

June has been a fun month over on Adorn Milk so far, and we are super excited about everything that we’ve added:<p>We’re happy to now be carrying LUUR’s …

Armor Yourself In The Same Megatough Material As This Boxing Shrimp

Its tiny club could lead to big safety improvements<p>Despite its segmented carapace, the mantis shrimp is known more for the punches it gives than the blows it takes. Related to the powerful pistol shrimp, the mantis is pound for pound one of the animal world’s deadliest pugilists. Researchers from …

How to make money on Instagram

Although these are not directly clickable links within Instagram, using these techniques can help guide interested consumers to find your products or services. You’re trying to create an experience that gives your audience an easy path to make a purchase. Use caution if including a call to action …

Marketing

NASA mission sends back fuzzy, color 'movies' of Pluto

Sure, Pluto doesn't have full-fledged planetary status anymore, but we're still excited to get some pictures from the edge of the Solar System. The New Horizons spacecraft is carrying a "Multicolor Visible Imaging Camera" that takes stills in blue, red, and near-infrared, then puts them together …

Apple to replace broken 3TB hard drives in some older iMacs

If you have a 27-inch iMac with a 3TB hard drive that conked out on you recently, check your receipt. Apple might be able to fix it for you, so long as it's a late 2012 model and was purchased between December 2012 and September 2013. Cupertino has issued a bulletin warning buyers that "a very …

Uber says no guns in cars, changing policy

The ride-hailing firm updates its terms and bans firearms for both drivers and passengers using its services.<p>Uber, the ride-hailing company based in San Francisco, has reworked its legal policies to include a ban on firearm possession by its drivers and passengers.<p>"We seek to ensure that everyone …

Guns

Hey, Windows Insiders: Back up your browsing history, because Microsoft Edge is coming

Microsoft said today that it will finally change the name of its new browser from Project Spartan to Microsoft Edge in the next build of Windows 10 for Windows Insiders in the fast ring. And that move will have some consequences for users.<p>“One result of this naming means that the Microsoft Edge app …

Microsoft Edge

DIY: Creating a Super Simple Variable Speed Camera Slider

<i>Editor’s note: This DIY tutorial uses a specific product called Compound 9, but you could use the same ideas/concepts with different materials and/or</i> …

Portraits of the Disappearing Tribes of the World

Photographer Jimmy Nelson spent three years between 2010 and 2013 visiting some of the indigenous cultures found in the furthest corners of our …

Beautiful Examples of Waterscapes at Sunset

Photographer André Alessio is a 48-year-old photographer from France. Alessio was born in Montpellier, a town in the south of the country, and he …

France

Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape - Photographs and text by Barbara Ciurej And Lindsay Lochman | LensCulture

<i>Processed Views</i> interprets the industrial food production frontier: the seductive and alarming intersection of nature and technology. As we move further away from the sources of our food, we head into uncharted territory, replete with unintended consequences for both the environment and our …

Nutrition

3 ways to photograph a spiral staircase more creatively

Spiral staircases have long been a staple of architectural photography. In this tutorial we’ll show you three quick and easy techniques to photograph …

Landscape Photography

Incredible Photo of a Man On the Edge of the World’s Largest Lava Lake

Some photos just don’t get their due when they first appear on 500px; of course, that’s what ISO is for. For digging up gems so that amazing …

The Difference Between The Top Landscape Photographers and Everyone Else

<i>Hey, I am Manuel Becker and I am the founder of Locationscout, a platform for discovering & sharing amazing places for photographers. I am living in</i> …

30 Beautiful Landscapes Draped in Fog

Fog, in literature and real life, is a force of mystery and magic. It obscures some things to reveal others; and it can transform an already …

Photography

A 4K Timelapse of the Calbuco Volcano That Exploded Over Chile

When the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted back in April, one photographer captured footage from the moment of explosion and another one …

Hands-On: Affinity Photo is the Photoshop Alternative You’ve Been Waiting For

The most affordable package option for the latest versions of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop costs $110 a year. If you are a photographer, you know …

‘Apotheosis’ Time-Lapse Captures the Northern Lights During a Solar Maximum

Our sun goes through a solar cycle with an average length of 11 years, and the period of greatest solar activity during each cycle is called the …

Photographer Captures Tiny Lightning Storms with a Mini Tesla Coil

A violet ray is an antique electrotherapy medical device invented by Nikola Tesla that’s essentially a portable tesla coil. Altdorf, Germany-based …

Landscape Photography

Eat Your Flowers: Garden-to-Table Recipes

Roses are red, violets are blue … and we think both belong on your table. In a season where fresh foods are abundant, why stop at the vegetable garden? These flower-filled recipes are cause for a garden party -- as if you needed another.<p>Fill a pitcher of iced tea with your favorite blooms for a …

Recipes