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Photo Stacking for Night Photography

Hey guys and gals! If you’re reading this, it’s because you want to learn how to take that noisy night photo and make it a cleaner, brighter, and …

Landscape Photography

April’s Ultimate Shop Workbench

As we’ve written about previously, celebrated <i>YouTube</i> maker, April Wilkerson, recently built her dream shop on her new property in Texas. Now that the shop is mostly finished, she’s started in on setting up and organizing all of her machines, tools, materials, and supplies.<p>So that she can get …

Woodworking

How to Blur out the Backgrounds in Photoshop

Gear matters under specific circumstances in photography, and without any doubt, you might need specific lenses for certain effects. But, if you …

17 Smart Jokes That'll Probably Hurt Your Brain A Little

Are you smart enough to understand them?<p>A blonde walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. She says she's going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000. The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for the loan, so the blonde hands …

10 Cars That Faked Their Horsepower Ratings

A car with wrong horsepower rating isn’t any different than a candy with inaccurate calorie information. Well, maybe in theory, but not so much in …

15 Patents That Changed the World

The drone. The iPhone. Bluetooth. GPS. Before they changed the world, these technologies were schematics on paper. Here is where the future began.<p>Forget the image of the lonely inventor tinkering away in a workshop. Today, it's more common that numerous technologies developed by a variety of …

13 Great 1990s Supercars You Totally Forgot

Only 1990s kids will remember these supercars.<p>The 1990s was a great decade for the proliferation of supercars. Suddenly, all sorts of manufacturers big and small decided to produce cars that were previously built by a small group of Italian companies. For every McLaren F1, there was at least two …

Sports Cars

15 Life-Saving Kitchen Hacks

Including how to keep your produce fresh for longer!

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 …

Living Rooms

Here's the Best Way to Sharpen Portraits in Photoshop, According to Tutorial Resource Phlearn

Phlearn is a great photography educational site that provides helpful tutorials on a range of topics, mainly centering around Photoshop and Lightroom …

67 Ideas That Will Beautify Your Backyard (Without Breaking the Bank)

Easy backyard decorating ideas, coming right up!<p>Everyone wants a beautiful backyard, but hiring a landscape designer can get expensive. These …

Landscaping

Here's What $3 Million For A 1,035 HP Ferrari FXX K Gets You

You will never experience first hand what it’s like to pilot the $3 million Ferrari FXX K, but that’s why YouTube exists.<p>Here you can see …

8 Awesome New Electric Cars You Need To Know

The powerhouse EVs from the 2018 Geneva Motor Show.<p>The days of electric cars looking like toasters or science projects is over. At this year's Geneva Motor Show, all the hottest new EVs draw eyeballs with styling first and promise to become the next great driver's car or the next great super-luxury …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Here’s the Difference Between Photoshop’s Vibrance and Saturation Tools and How to Use Them (VIDEO)

Many photographers are uncertain about the difference between Photoshop’s Vibrance and Saturation tools, and how to use them when editing images. If …

Tutorials

Composition Tips: This Pro Says “Use the Golden Spiral” & Forget About the Rule of Thirds (VIDEO)

If you wonder why we spend so much time discussing techniques for better composition, the answer is simple: No matter what type of images you shoot, …

Landscape Photography

Bad Weather Ruining Your Shot? Here's How to Fix It in Post

You can't control the weather, but you <i>can</i> control the way it looks in your image if you know a few tricks in post.As filmmakers, we try to prepare …

Former White House Social Secretaries On The Value Of 'Treating People Well'

Lea Berman and Jeremy Bernard have organized state dinners and congressional picnics, each serving as White House social secretary for different administrations. Bernard worked for President Obama; Berman for President George W. Bush. And they've collaborated on a new book that uses their White …

Donald Trump

13 Star Wars products to get you pumped for 'The Last Jedi'

Light saber water bottles, Death Star speakers, and build-it-yourself droids.<p>This week, thousands of scruffy-looking nerf herders will be enjoying <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi,</i> many of whom will be dressed up, many of whom will be standing in line for hours hoping to get a primo seat. If you know …

California's wildfires are affecting the oceans—and these researchers are the first to study it

A research trip planned long before the fires took hold takes on new importance.<p>The Santa Barbara Channel, an 80-mile-long stretch of the Pacific Ocean just off the coast of southern California, is one of the most diverse and vibrant ocean ecosystems in the world. On Saturday, a team of scientists …

Selectively sharpen your photos non-destructively with a high pass filter mask

Sharpening is one of those parts of digital photography on which everybody has their own opinion. How much, when in the process to do it, using what …

The 50 US states ranked from most to least healthy

Not all states are created equal when it comes to health.<p>To get a better sense of how healthy each state in the US is, for the 28th year in a row, the United Health Foundation has ranked America's states.<p>Massachusetts made the top of the list as America's healthiest state, while Mississippi was …

How to photograph the stars: 9 steps to stunning night images

With the right settings, a camera can literally mix heaven and earth. The night sky can create some stunning images, but since cameras are at their …

Landscape Photography

The Most Underrated Yet Powerful Tool Photoshop Has Hidden Away

For some reason, Photoshop has decided to bury one of its most powerful tools in a place few photographers would ever look. Here's how to find and …

16 Gifts for When the World Ends

Once civilization collapses, you'll want a flashlight that triples as a flask and a compass. Happy holidays!<p>Gifts are great when civilization is running smoothly, but when the world ends, how important is that new tie really? That's why all the tools on this list come in handy—whether you're just …

Powerbank

A Complete Guide to Enhancing Eyes in Photoshop

The eyes are one of the most crucial parts of a person when it comes to portraiture and retouching, as they are the first thing a viewer looks at and …

Tutorials

The Difference Between Levels and Curves in Photoshop

Here’s a 6-minute video from PiXimperfect that looks at the difference between the Levels and Curves functions in Photoshop. While the two may seem …

Tutorials

This DIY Bottle Launcher Is Mesmerizing When It Fires

It's mostly for looks, but that's the whole point.<p>PVC projectile-launchers of all varieties are perhaps the most fun and explosive projects you can easily undertake in your workshop. They're mechanically simple, which makes them wildly approachable, but that doesn't mean they have to be boring. …

Emerging Technology

How much everyone on a movie set gets paid — from the key grip to the director

Want to make money in Hollywood? Sadly, the odds of becoming a movie star are about 1 in 1,190,000, according to the "The Book of Odds."<p>But your chances are much better for finding work behind the camera, and even if these jobs don't pay millions, you can still earn a decent living.<p>So much do …

15 Get-Out-There Gifts for the Camping Enthusiast

Help someone enjoy their time off the grid with these great gadgets and pieces of gear, or grab something nice for your next trip to the woods.<p>The Autumn Equinox fell on Friday September 22, heralding the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. We bid farewell to summer, but that doesn't mean …

Camping

Incredible 30-Day Journey Of A Cargo Ship In A Timelapse Shows What Most Of Us Will Never See In Our Lifetimes

Ever dreamed about a life at sea? Many of us have dreamed of leaving it all behind, heading off to live the romantic life of exploration and …