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Cheetyr - Find any Photoshop shortcut in a split second

Cheetyr is a new website created by William Leeks that lets you search and find the right keyboard shortcut for Photoshop (and other tools) in a …

Tutorials

How to Convert Photos to Black and White in Lightroom

Today I’m going to show you just how easy to use, and effective Lightroom is, for converting colour photos to powerful black and white images. The …

Photography

Anti-Theft Service Lenstag Can Now Help You Stop Gear AND Image Theft

We’re big fans of anybody who helps to stop gear theft, and so naturally, we’ve always been big fans of the free service Lenstag. Initially unproven, …

12 Indie Spots in Hong Kong

A cuppa at Amical. All photos courtesy of Tink Labs.<p><i>By Terence Kwok for Fathom</i> | Crafted coffee, artisanal pastries, design shops -- smells like a scene. Hong Kong's Tink Labs founder shows us around the hot spots.<p>HONG KONG – I've lived in Hong Kong most of my life, spending only a short stint in …

Hong Kong

Tutorial Explains How to Sharpen Images Contextually

When it comes to sharpening an image, more than likely, your technique involves using a certain method over the entire image all at once. However, …

7 Cool Night Photography Tutorials For 7 Different Situations

Heading indoors after the sun sets deprives you of some wonderful photographic opportunities. From shooting the starry sky and the milky way to …

5 Tips For Creating Stunning Cityscapes

Cityscapes have a uniquely vibrant feel to them which is unlike any other form of photography. If shot correctly, they can captivate an audience. …

The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World

Each chocolatier on our list produces signature melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, be it a single-source dark chocolate bar, a cream- or liqueur-filled bonbon, a praline, fruit dipped in chocolate, a truffle, fudge, or some other sinfully delicious treat. You will never regret indulging yourself with …

National Geographic Travel

10 Ways to Makeover Your Home with Just a Sharpie!

Forget lugging out messy paints, brushes and dyes. All that's needed to change up the look of basic homewares is a permanent marker. With a good idea …

Crafting

Best Places to Stay: Northern Lights

If you’ve never seen the northern lights, there’s still time to catch the spectacular display this year. The aurora borealis–named, aptly, after the Roman goddess of dawn and the Greek word for the north wind–can appear on a clear night from September through April, and is often at its most intense …

50 Most Beautiful Nordic-Style Workspaces

The simplicity and cleanliness of Nordic interiors rarely fits an area as well as it fits a work space. That’s because work spaces are meant to be …

Interior Design

Japan's top 10 culinary locations

Unesco recently added Japanese cuisine – known in Japan as <i>washoku</i> – to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This puts it equal to French cuisine, the only other national culinary tradition to be so honoured. A journey around Japan reveals the wisdom of Unesco’s decision: every corner of the …

Japan

5 Tips For Photographing Moving Water

All of us have seen those amazing silky cotton candy seaside scenes or milky white waterfalls falling down a rock face. They all look so professional …

The Drama of Light

Andrew S. Gibson is the author of Mastering Photography: A Beginner’s Guide to Using Digital Cameras. There are two sides to learning photography, …

Meals worth crossing the world for

Good food always makes for a good trip, and some gastronomically minded Quora.com users have journeyed more than 6,000km to taste the perfect dish.<p>Good food always makes for a good trip – but is it ever worth travelling halfway across the world for a single meal? Some gastronomically minded …

Pudding

A Temple In Kyoto Blazing in Fall Color

Sweet Potatoes Recipe: Sweet Potato Fries

Preheat oven to 450°F. On a baking sheet, drizzle olive oil over potatoes and mix with hands to coat evenly.<p>In a small bowl, combine paprika with 1 tsp Cajun seasoning, then sprinkle over potatoes, mixing again to coat. Bake for 15 minutes, or until potatoes are soft and beginning to …

Whole Wheat Berry Muffins

It’s Monday morning and I’m packing my suitcase. I’m heading off to America tomorrow to spend time with my family in Iowa. You can be sure I have my …

Roasted Kale Salad

You all know I’m a huge fan of raw salads, but sometimes I crave my greens with a little warmth. For this salad I roasted the kale in the oven which …

Roast potatoes with poppy seeds recipe

Add poppy seeds to your roast potatoes for a delicious crunch.<p><i>Serves 4</i><p>Poppy seeds give the first properly floury potatoes of the season an extra earthy crunch. Serve with roast partridge and buttered carrots, or alone with thick and creamy yogurt.<p>1kg large red-skinned or white floury potatoes, cut …

10 Gorgeous Stained Glass Ideas for Your Home

We know, we know. The first thing you think of when you see “stained glass” is probably a church, and you’re probably wondering what this might have to do with your home. Well, the art of playing with light is definitely one that historic structures the world over have mastered, but you can also …

Stained Glass

Spectacular landscapes in HQ

Earth is a spectacularly beautiful, diverse place: filled to the brim with millions of species of plants and animals, mindblowing features that seem …

The best places to swim with whale sharks

Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences. Lucky, then, that there are a handful of destinations around the world where in-season sightings of whale sharks are almost guaranteed.<p>Remember: keep a respectful distance from the gentle giants, …

Scuba Diving

Spoilt for choice: Vietnam's best beaches

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was well worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. We can help you …

Vietnam

National Geographic Travel

Undiscovered Asia: The 5 Places to Go Next

Asia has attracted travelers for centuries. From backpackers to businessmen, luxury seekers to religious pilgrims, this is a continent so vast and …