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How to Make a Camera Wrist Strap Out of Paracord

Back in 2011, we shared a simple tutorial on how you can create a sturdy camera strap using about $7 worth of paracord. Hamburg, Germany-based …

Video Tutorials

13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

5 Creative DIY Lighting Ideas You HAVE to Try

Great lighting—whether it’s for portraits, or macro, or even product photography—doesn’t have to cost you an arm, leg, and kidney. Just do a quick …

Watch the Art and Craft of Forensic Photography

Forensic photographers have a grisly job. Dealing with gruesome evidence on a daily basis isn’t easy, and the job is becoming eclipsed cheaper …

DSLR Cameras

So you Want to be A Photo Journalist

Interview With Leading International Photo Journalist Stuart FreedmanEminent reportage photographer and MyPhotoSchool tutor Stuart Freedman talks …

Street Photography

Make Your Own Granola Bars

Power through your next ride with these homemade granola bars<p>When you’re stuck at a gas station in the middle of nowhere and bonking is imminent, packaged granola bars can seem like a godsend. Unfortunately, they’re actually packed full of sugar and unpronounceable ingredients. For a healthier …

Breakfast

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

A Review of the Venus 60mm f/2.8, the World’s First 2:1 Macro Lens with Infinity Focus

Last month, a Chinese company called Venus Optics unveiled a 60mm f/2.8 lens, the first 2:1 magnification lens with infinity focus. Thomas Shahan, …

12 slang phrases Boston gave the rest of America

As in: “Ya new cah’s wicked pissa!”<p>Even though it sounds like your friend is insulting you, this is the height of compliments in Boston. It means …

Cape Cod

DIY Pop-Up Photos

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Flat pack, flat hair, flat soda. Flat out yuck.<p>Nothing good ever comes with just one level so it’s time for your …

5 Examples of Beautiful Simple Portraits - Digital Photography School

Today I came across some of the work of Russian photographer Alexander Vinogradov on his 500px portfolio.<p>His account is largely portraits of women – …

These Useful Tools Will Make Location Scouting a Breeze for Photographers

Whether you already have an idea of what you want your location to be for your next photoshoot or you're hoping to be inspired by unknown locations …

Explore Pyongyang North Korea Like Never Before in Mind-Bending ‘Flow-Motion’ Hyperlapse

The ‘Enter Pyongyang‘ flow-motion hyperlapse by JT Singh and Rob Whitworth debuted to the public two hours ago as of this writing, and already it has …

Magical Photos of Abandoned Homes Inhabited by Wild Animals

For <i>The House in the Woods</i>, photographer Kai Fagerström captured magical communities of wild animals living in abandoned cottages surrounding his …

How I Photograph the Milky Way in the Light-Polluted Skies of Singapore

When it comes to photographing the elusive Milky Way in one of the most light-polluted major cities like Singapore, timing is critical. Most of the …

Playing with Triangles in Photoshop

It's been quite some time since I've experimented with new ideas. Today, I decided to go through my personal library of inspiration, likes on …

Escape - Photographs by Danila Tkachenko | LensCulture

Sometimes, we all feel the desire to get away from everything and be by ourselves. Even if it’s only a short walk or a long drive, or the occasional dream of a bigger place where solitude would be a virtue. Few, though, take Henry David Thoreau’s example to its logical extreme and become actual …

Shutter Speed

These Focus Stacking Walkthroughs Will Help You Take Your Macro Photography to the Next Level

When it comes to macro photography, knowing how to properly focus stack your images can make a massive difference. To that end, the walkthrough above …

Tone Your Abs on a Mat: 5 Moves Better Than Crunches

<b>Modified V-Up</b> <br>Lie faceup on the floor with your legs straight and your arms at your sides <b>(A)</b>. In one movement, quickly lift your torso into an upright position as you pull your knees to your chest <b>(B)</b>. Lower your body back to the starting position. That's one rep.<p><b>Foam Roller Reverse Crunch with</b> …

Workouts

5 Rolls Of Film That Should Be On Your Analog Camera’s Bucket List

Film photography has made a huge comeback in recent years. Some photographers have even given up all their digital goods for a full investment in …

The Best Way to Watermark Your Images in Photoshop

Master the Watermark: learn how and when to apply water marks to all of your images using a custom brush in Photoshop so it is easily repeatable.

Tutorials

Summer Chickpea Salad with Honey Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

The Simple Chickpea Salad I’m Losing My Mind Over.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 23, 2014 167<p>I feel ridiculous.<p>This is so easy. But it tastes SO FAB. I’m …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Cooking

Single Image Star Trails – a Powerful Technique to Create Star Trails in Minutes Using Phototoshop

If you are reading this, you must be among those who have a special place in their hearts for stars, galaxies and the wonders of the universe. With …

Super Simple and Cheap DIY Ring Light for Your Point-and-Shoot Camera

One of the most sought after lighting accessories is a ring light. Meant to create a unique aesthetic, a ring light is a great way to add a sharp, …

12 Little Known Photoshop Shortcuts to Speed Up Your Processing Time

If you’re not using keyboard shortcuts throughout your workflow, chances are you’re wasting tons of time. You’d be surprised how much cursor travel …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Time Management

82 Push-Ups You Need to Know About

Drop and give me<i>…</i> 82<i>?</i> That’s right. We at Greatist love—nay, adore—the push-up. It’s one of the simplest and most functional exercises around, and <b>it</b> …