Anirudh Maira

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Gallop Rhythms for Heavy Metal Guitar, Part 2

In part one of this lesson, you learned how to play the basic and reverse gallop rhythms. Once you can play these two patterns at a variety of …

Electric Guitar

Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO: The Exposure Triangle Explained

Ask any beginner photographer - and plenty of experienced ones, too - what the most difficult aspect of understanding photography is, and I'm willing …

Shutter Speed

15 Incredible, Edible Egg Salad Recipes

You put SOOOOO much creativity into making beautiful Easter eggs each year, only to toss the whole bunch after the holiday. But here’s a food *reuse* idea that’s as green as spring. Store the eggs properly and you’ve got a real jump-start on delicious hard-boiled egg recipes. Everyone loves deviled …

When And How You Should Ask For A Raise: The Dos And Don'ts

It can be the most daunting of all discussions, even if you have a great relationship with your boss. For some reason, you don’t have a problem standing your ground when it comes to your opinions about a project. You don’t have a problem setting boundaries. But, when it comes to asking for a raise, …

Employment

Applying For a Graphic Design Job? Use These Skill Words

Graphic Design Skills List and Examples<p>Graphic Design Skills for Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviews<p>Updated January 12, 2018<p>Graphic design, …

After Summiting Mt. Everest, He Returned Home to Face His Demons

Adventure photographer Cory Richards shares his intimate struggles—with PTSD, alcoholism, infidelity—and how he found his way forward.<p><i>On April 8, explorer and photographer Cory Richards—National Geographic’s 2012 Adventurer of the Year—begins his third expedition to climb Mt. Everest.</i><p><i>As Richards</i> …

Mountaineering

What we know about Syria's chemical weapons

<b>(CNN) —</b> Horrifying images and video show civilians -- including children -- struggling to breathe, foam coming from their mouths as they appear to die of asphyxiation after an airstrike on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday.<p>Syria's military has denied using chemical weapons and …

Middle East

Inside the Hunt for Russia's Most Notorious Hacker | WIRED

Inside the Hunt<p>for Russia’s Most<p>Notorious Hacker<p>Inside the Hunt for Russia’s Most Notorious Hacker<p>by Garrett M. Graff | illustrations by Chad …

Cybersecurity

Beginner Photography Tip: Advanced Controls That Will Take Your Photos to the Next Level

Tell me if this sounds familiar...You've been dabbling in photography for awhile now, but find yourself wanting to learn more.You have a good handle …

Shutter Speed

Answer the “Tell Me About Yourself” Interview Question With This Formula

Job interviews can be awkward, especially with open-ended questions like, “So, tell me about yourself.” Where do you start? What do they want to …

I've Left Lightroom for Capture One and I'm Not Sure I Can Ever Go Back

For many, many years, I was a hardcore Lightroom user. When it comes to the way that most people work, I don’t blame them for using the product; it’s …

Design Principles Behind Great Products – Muzli -Design Inspiration

Lately, I needed to come up with some top level principles for the product I’m currently working on. I seek for some simple yet powerful concepts …

Most Amazing Asian Landscapes

National Geographic recently highlighted some of the most amazing (and not so well known) landscapes of Asie.<br>In this series, some incredibly talented …

National Parks

7 Beginner Tips for Shooting Better Landscape Photos

When I was growing up, I spent several summers living with my father on the Isle of Skye in northern Scotland. As a teenager, I didn’t have an …

The 25 scariest movies of all time—and how to watch them online

When you think of the scariest movies of all time, what comes to mind? <i>The Exorcist</i>, <i>Texas Chainsaw Massacre</i>, <i>The Shining</i>, <i>Halloween</i>? These films are all …

Eight films to watch in February

BBC Culture rounds up eight films coming out next month, including an inspiring untold story, The Lego Batman Movie and two Oscar-nominated foreign language films.<p><b>Hidden Figures</b><p>This feel-good drama about three unsung heroes topped the US box office on inauguration weekend, and has since nabbed …

Arrested Development

Easy Floating Shelves

Want To Improve Your Instagram Photographs? Try These 3 Simple Styling Tips

<i>Screenshot taken from video.</i><p>The fundamentals of good photography apply to all kinds of mediums, from a professional grade DSLR or a smartphone. …

Framing

Stop Searching The Net. We've Got ALL The Photography You Need Here

Toad Hollow's Photography Links Roundup Is Here!<p>As another week rolls past us in the world of photography, here we find Toad Hollow Photography …

Photography

Wrap Anything in Cloth Easily with Japanese "Furoshiki" Folding Techniques

Instead of struggling with wrapping paper this holiday season, get yourself some cloth. The Japanese Furoshiki technique can wrap anything easily and …

Great Scifi Movies You May Have Missed in 2016 (But Shouldn't Have)

It’s a holiday weekend, which probably means you have some down time. What better activity, while you’re digesting that leftover Turkey, than …

How to Take a Non-Crappy Picture of the Moon

On November 14th, we’ll get the closest full moon since 1948, and it won’t happen again for 18 years. If you want to snap a photo of the moon in all …

Photography Guide: How to Master your DSLR Camera - Dam

You spend a lot of money buying a DSLR camera. <i>Wouldn’t it be great to learn how to use it so that you can leave auto-mode behind for good?</i><p>Yes, I …

Cameras

Why the Clothes in Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals Will Creep You Out

Some people can watch a creepy psychological thriller and still sleep like a baby at night—but not this writer. Which is why I was relieved to find …

20 Elements You Need To Make Your Home Beautiful

Every home is different because it reflects the tastes, desires and lifestyle of the people living in it. No matter what the type of furniture or …

Interior Design

Improving your night photography with foreground lighting

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to night photography is incorporating good foreground elements, but learning a few simple tricks will …

Landscape Photography

10 Disturbing Documentaries That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Freddy Krueger’s metal fingernails and melted face might be scary, but he’s no match for some of the real-life people who have been featured in …

The 25 greatest rock music documentaries of all time

George Harrison

Top 10 Smart Alternatives to TED Talks

TED talks are great, but there’s a point where they all seem too similar, or are just taxing to muddle through. If you’d still like to enjoy a smart, …

Public Speaking