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A DIY Closet Organizer, Free vs. Paid CAD, an Improved Clamp Rack Design & More

This week's Makers Roundup, Part 1<p><b>Pedestal Trestle Table</b><p>There is a crazy amount of labor and on-the-fly design here, as Jimmy DiResta builds a …

Woodworking

Trafficking gangs tip off Italian officials so that rescue services can pick up people-smuggling boats

Revelation from former British immigration official will raise fears that search and rescue services are 'helping' traffickers<p>Trafficking gangs dispatching migrants on perilous journeys across the Mediterranean are tipping off Italian officials in advance so that their boats can be picked up by …

Reports Claim The FAA is Going to Require a Full Blown Pilot’s License to Fly Drones Commercially

The FAA has been working on a set of regulations for commercial drone use for months now, and according to the most recent reports, the results of …

Clueless About Technical Writing? Get Started With These Essential Tips - Copyblogger

Technical writing is like copywriting’s old, boring uncle.<p>In the communicative garden party that is online content, Copywriting gets everyone a drink …

Content Marketing

The Best Mirrorless Cameras Used by the Pros

In 2010, we asked professional photographers which point and shoot cameras they were using. We followed that up a year and a half later to see how …

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Colossal

<p>In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit …

These Kids Let Their Dad Color their Drawings. This was the Result

Yesterday reddit user Tatsputin uploaded an album of drawings by his kids that he colored in while on business trips. Every month the father of two …

How to Make Bakery-Style Apple Danish at Home

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Heather Hands from Flourishing Foodie is sharing a recipe for a delicious -- and jaw-dropping -- danish braid that will give you a reason to get</i> …

Lightroom for Android 2.0 delivers raw power to your smartphone camera

Lightroom Mobile is a companion app for the main Lightroom desktop application. You can use it to browse through your photos, edit them, add ratings …

Lightroom Workflow - From Setup to a Finished Sunrise Photo

This step by step Lightroom workflow tutorial takes you from finding a location to setting up the camera all the way through processing the final …

Tutorials

12 Cheap Gifts For Photographers (Plus 12 Expensive Ones)

Buying gifts for photographers can be tough, but it doesn't need to be expensive and if you're unsure of what to buy then our list is going to make …

One-Pan Singapore Noodles Recipe

One-Pan Singapore Noodles<p>What you’ll need to make 4 to 6 servings:-<p>4 eggs<br>• Salt & pepper to taste<br>• Cooking oil<br>• 1 onion<br>• 3 cloves of garlic<br>• 1 inched thick …

More Tips on How to Take Sharp Photos

OK, now. Here’s part two of my series on how to take sharp photos – with more tips on keeping your camera steady.<p>“Boscastle” captured by Irek Kimak …

How To Save An Underexposed Photo Using Lightroom

To save an underexposed photo there are a few different things we can try from working with what we have to converting to black and white and more.

Subject Placement Tips in Photography

This should be one of the most obvious things in an image yet many people have absolutely no idea as to where it should go. Most people take their …

Landscape Photography

Stage A Thunderstorm In Your Living Room With This Weird Lamp

Puff piece: The interactive Cloud Lamp, a bolt of genius, will storm the scene at home to thunderous effect. Someone stop me…<p><i>Happy Black Friday! We’re taking the day to republish some of our most popular Wanted posts of the year. For a complete roundup, go here.–Eds.</i><p>People see things in clouds. We …

Living Rooms

How to Use Lightroom 5

Apart from its popular photo editing features, Lightroom is a valuable organizational tool for photographers. When using Adobe’s Lightroom 5 for the …

Tutorials

3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed. Your camera’s light meter will guide …

Shutter Speed

5 Important Tone Mapping Tips That Will Improve Your HDR

Tone mapping is at the heart of what most people consider to be HDR photography. Although we have a wonderful array of tone mapping software at our …

Tutorials

3 Reasons to Shoot Vertical Aspect Landscapes and 6 Tips on How to Shoot Them

A Guest Contribution by Todd Sisson – author of our Landscape Photography eBook. The majority of landscape images are photographed in the horizontal …

Landscape Photography

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Dessert

Suzanne Goin's Grilled Pork Burgers

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: When rethinking the perfect burger, it's what's inside that counts.</i><p>There are perfect burgers made of beef, salt, and pepper. This is not one of those burgers. …

Burgers

How to take great portrait photos

To take successful photographs of people, you need to be both direct <i>and</i> candid. Always get close to your subjects; standing at a distance with a long …

Basic Lighting for Portrait Photography

Lighting can be one of the most challenging aspects of photography, but something every photographer should strive to learn more about, no matter …

Photography

How to Do Black-and-White Conversions From RAW Files

Black-and-white conversions from color pictures are easy–just convert to greyscale in the photo editing software of your choice, and you’re there. …

Top 10 Photography eBooks | Popular Photography eBooks

1<p>Trick Photography eBook and Video Course<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative</i> …

How to Shoot a Picture Perfect Beach Portrait

Have you ever wondered how to shoot a beach portrait like a pro?<p>It's not difficult. But… it's also not as easy as you might think. Let's take a look …

Landscape Photography