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What It Really Means To Be a Little Boy's Mama

Being a little boy’s mama is knowing to point the penis down in a diaper, and probably getting a face full of urine at least once in your life.<p>It …

Miniature

Make a DIY Extension Tube to Turn Your Regular Lens Into a Macro Lens

Looking for a simple weekend project that lets you experiment with photography? Makify created this 4-minute step-by-step tutorial on how you can …

Nobody Tells This to Beginners: An Inspiring Video for Creatives Just Starting Out

18-year-old Saar Oz of Creavite created this beautiful and inspirational video for people who are just starting out in a creative field such as …

10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

<b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes. Just be sure to …

The 25 Best Restaurants In The World, According To Travelers

It's how you discover that a restaurant in Montreal will give you cigars upon arrival, that a place in Copenhagen will shower you in champagne, or that the best restaurant in Beijing is actually hidden inside a restored Temple.<p>So when TripAdvisor wanted to compile a list of the best restaurants …

3 Photographic Special Effects You Can Create Without the Help of Photoshop

What do you think of when you hear the term “special effects”? Your favorite sci-fi movie or a state of the art video game, perhaps. Do you ever …

The 8 Immutable Laws of Sharp Portrait Photographs

In portrait photography, it's not always easy to get the perfect shot. You need to get the right light, framing, angle, emotion, and sharpness. …

Landscape Photography

The Best Slow Cooker Meatballs for Supper

Though I can still hardly believe it, I am already in my third trimester of pregnancy. I'm only counting down the weeks and days now and the big day is approaching quickly. With the impending arrival of a fourth baby to my already busy house, I am taking meal planning very seriously these days. …

How to Use a Sound Trigger to Photograph Kids

Photographers know that the two hardest living things to capture good pictures of are children and animals. Because they’re constantly active and …

iPhone Only Photography Re-touching Tips From David Molnar

Being an avid iPhone shooter myself, I'm always looking for more ways to make my images better without adding the computer to the process. In this …

Make this on Super Bowl Sunday: Guilt-free white bean and turkey chili

Before we got the subzero temperatures last week, we made a huge grocery haul since we knew we wouldn't want to leave the house for a few days. I …

The Best Home Improvement Websites and Apps

Renovations can be grueling. But a new crop of digital tools helps contain the chaos and keep things sane. See the latest and best home improvement websites and apps to check out or download.<p><b>Websites</b><p>While many social-networking sites are not much more than platforms for chatter, others have evolved …

Apps

Choose the Right Lens to Make Flattering Portraits

<i>Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8 Micro VR lens, F/3, 1.60s, ISO 800.</i><p>The lens you choose to make a picture strongly affects how the subject will look. When …

Creating an HDR Time Lapse with SNS-HDR Pro

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to shoot and post-process a high dynamic range (HDR) time lapse video. I'll start with the basic gear you need to …

15 Ways To Decorate With Winter White

See spaces in ivory, cream, and snow.<p>Don't think you can pull off pristine white during the colder months? In shades of ivory, cream, and snow, the wintery color is perfect for every space, from the powder room to the great room.

Using Surplus Laptops For Tethered Remote Control

This post is a quick guide to how I used an old netbook and my Samsung Chromebook to remote control my Canon EOS 600D.<p>The netbook (A Packard Bell …

What the Color of Your Living Room Says About You

A color expert weighs in.<p>You painted a room a certain hue because you were drawn to it, but do you know why? Color expert Kate Smith reveals the meanings behind your color choices.

Do You Have a Prime Lens in Your Camera Bag?

Do you own a prime lens? Every DSLR owner should have at least one fast, fixed focal length lens in their camera bag. Zoom lenses are great; they can …

10 Things You Need to Know About Masking in Photoshop

Masking is one of the most important techniques or skills to learn in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we will explain 10 things you need to know about …

The Versatile, Affordable 5-in-1 Reflector Kit

Seasoned photographers understand the importance of convenience and versatility; when you have to haul, unload, and set up everything you need for a …

Sale Shopping Guide: The Best Deals in Design, Cyber Monday 2013

Sales from 15-80% off at AllModern, Serena and Lily, World Market, and more.<p><b>This week's home design sales from around the web:</b><p>15% off every item site wide at charlieford.com.<br>• Get 15% off entire site (excludes: Wastberg, Ferm Living, Demeyere, AKMD, Emeco) with code "MONDAY15" at shophorne.com.<br>• Save …

A Florida House in 72 Shades of Gray

A cool palette provides a sophisticated sanctuary.<p>A cool, subtle palette created by interior designer Marshall Watson provides a sophisticated sanctuary from the Florida sun.

29 Popular DSLR Lenses Among Our Readers