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Zone System for Landscape Photography

When Ansel Adams developed the Zone System with Fred Archer in 1940, he gave photographers a tool great for controlling their images—but only with …

Landscape Photography

Adobada

Adobada is a general term that refers to meat (often pork) that is marinated in a very thick, flavorful, chile-based mixture. When cooked in a hot …

Cooking

How To: 100+ Secret Dialer Codes for Your iPhone

The dialer screen on your iPhone has a lot more to it than just entering phone numbers and hitting the green call button. It's not very obvious, but …

Telecoms

I'm a pastor and I want you to quit church. Now!

At a time when church attendance is shrinking in America, I, a pastor, am encouraging people to quit church. Why?<p>The answer is birthed out of conversations and research I’ve been a part of over the last several years.<p>Regularly, I meet and train pastors and church leaders from all over the country …

Social Media

The power of lag: How to hit your irons farther

If you're hitting your irons straight, but you're still not getting the kind of explosive power you want, you're probably not creating enough lag in …

Grill Master Chicken Wings Recipe

"These wings are always a hit! I grill them up before a party and keep them hot in a low oven. I always use Frank's RedHot® sauce. It's got lots of …

25 Best Free Animation Libraries for Web Developers

Upgrade your CSS animations with some Javascript! These free animation libraries will help web developers save time, create more with less code and …

Web Design

Love Shacks, Rock Lobsters and Nude Parties: The B-52’s in Their Own Words

“We didn’t have a goal of what we wanted to sound like when we started out,” says Keith Strickland, the multi-instrumentalist behind some of the …

nightlive

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 …

12 Artists Driving The Sound Of Young Americana

Americana may have started as a subgenre and, to some, as a radio format for those “rootsy” artists who didn’t fit simply into the country bag. But …

Universal Music

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 …

5 'Forgotten' Tourist Destinations in the U.S. Everyone Should Visit

Sure, social media may make it seem like every corner of the world is now a tourism hot spot, but there are still a few forgotten destinations in our …

The Top 10 Alt.Country Artists Of All Time

The musicians who came to define the alt.country boom of the late 80s and 90s believed themselves to be outside of the country music establishment …

The Obama Legacy Deserves to Be Destroyed

It's strange that a president who had such a transformative effect on our national discourse will leave such a negligible policy legacy. But Barack …

Small Business Ideas: How to Start an Online T-Shirt Business

How to use Google Docs

Whether you’re a student or a working professional, chances are you’ll need to use a document creation program at some point. Depending on your …

The Reason There's Over a Hundred Abandoned Giant Arrows Across the U.S.

Being an airmail pilot in the 1920s was a dangerous occupation—according to Half as Interesting, the average person in that profession died after …

The Overlooked Musical Pioneers You Really Should Know

So you think you’ve heard all of the greatest music ever made? As Al Jolson used to say, you ain’t heard nothing yet. For a combination of reasons – …

Watch a Photographer's Photoshop and Lightroom Portrait Editing Workflow

Post production has been a significant part of photography ever since the beginning of the medium. Back before digital, it was all about how you …

Eight Lesser-Known Features in Photoshop That I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

Although these eight features may not be the sexiest that Photoshop has to offer, they all really do help to make my life as a photographer so much …

Mum, 82, who couldn't recognise her own son due to dementia gets memory back - after changing her diet

An 82-year-old dementia sufferer who failed to recognise her own son has incredibly got her memory back after changing her diet.<p>When his mother's …

Two Ways to Instantly Make Your Photos Pop Using Photoshop

Have you ever felt like your photos were missing something? In this quick Photoshop tutorial, learn how to make your photos pop with this simple …

Dave Grohl invited a fan onstage and was blown away by the guy's performance

Dave Grohl probably just wanted to let a fan have a good time, but he got a lot more than he bargained for.<p>During Wednesday night's Foo Fighters show …

How to Create Realistic Composites in Photoshop

Creating a realistic composite goes far beyond just combining and masking parts of an image. This tutorial provides an in-depth look at how seeing …

The Best Photo Gear of 2018: TIPA Announces Annual Imaging Product Awards

Shutterbug, a member of the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), once again teamed up with over two dozen other member magazines from around the …

Stepping Back in Time: The Collodion Wet Plate Process

While there are plenty of aficionados still shooting film, there are very few capturing images onto small sheets of glass, and then playing with …

Cyanide

10 Hidden Lightroom Features That Can Change Your Editing Life

Sometimes we can use software for years without taking the time to dive deeper and unlock its full potential. Here’s a great 12-minute tutorial by …

Lutify.me Cross-Platform LUTs Are Now Even Better in Lightroom and Camera Raw

A little while ago I showed you a fantastic LUTs pack, called Lutify.me, compatible with most photo and video editing including Capture One, …

RAW Power for iOS photo editor updated with improved file management, interface changes, more

Last fall, former Apple employee Nik Bhatt launched RAW Power for iOS, a mobile take on his company’s previous desktop application of the same name. Today, RAW Power for iOS has received its first major update since introduction, adding features that have been highly requested by customers.<p>After 14 …

App Store

13 types of videos that could power up your business

You’ve been thinking about investing in video content, but you’re not sure where to start.<p>Video is certainly worthy of investment, but it’s important …

Social Media