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9 Portrait Location Ideas in 90 Seconds

Sometimes the strangest or most mundane locations can make for compelling portrait environments. Mango Street made this short and sweet video in …

How to Do Corporate Headshot Photography

If you’re interested in branching out your photo business to include corporate headshots, here’s a helpful 24-minute tutorial that can help you get …

The 12 Best Porn Movies Money Can Buy

If you need more than just a quick clip, check out these plot-heavy, artfully shot films instead.<p>I just spent three days watching porn to find the best movies out there. I emerge a little wrecked and with a possibly unhealthy lust for Parker Marx, but found 12 super good ones, each pretty in their …

Why I Switched from Profoto to Godox

It was time to upgrade my entire lighting system. My Profoto Compact heads (in perfect working condition) we coming up on their 10th anniversary. In …

How to Color Correct with One Click in Photoshop

Is there an unwanted color cast spoiling your photo? Correcting this is really simple when you use the curves tool, as demonstrated by PiXimperfect …

How to change minds and influence people's behaviour

Psychology

How to use the Finder’s powerful bulk renaming tools

Renaming a single file in the Finder isn’t too bad. You can click on its name and type in a new one. But what if you want to rename a whole bunch of files at once? Maybe you want to add the same text to the beginning of every file, or add a number to the end of a folder full of MP3 recording to …

3 Tips for How to Pose Men Who Don’t Know How to Model

In this typically short and sweet 1.5-minute video from Mango Street, the photography duo run through some techniques for posing a male subject. …

Exterior Finishes: 11 Facades with Factory Windows

Steel factory windows and doors frame the views in some of our favorite gardens. New or salvaged, their industrial style mingles well with both …

10 Easy Pieces: Portable Fire Pits

Cooking outdoors and sitting around a fire with friends are two of life’s greatest pleasures. In anticipation of warmer months, we’ve rounded up 10 …

Kim Hoyt Architect

Since 2006, Kim Hoyt Architecture/ Landscape has provided Architectural and Landscape Architectural design services to residential and commercial …

A Vintage Hawaiian Cottage Restored (with its Own Instagram Account)

When Brooklyn-based architect Roberto Sosa sent us photos of his renovated farmhouse in upstate New York a few months back, we were enamored. …

Vipp prefabricated cabins designed as "battery-charging stations for humans"

Danish retailer Vipp has created a factory-made, metal-and-glass micro dwelling that comes filled with the company's line of homeware products.<p>Called …

BAM! tops sustainable dwelling in argentina with verdant roof profile

<b>an energy independent single-family home has been built in the san isidro district of buenos aires, argentina.</b> throughout the residence, there is a …

Architecture

Zaha Hadid Design Unveils Corian Dominated Custom Kitchen Island

Through a revisiting of Zaha Hadid's MAXXI Museum of Art in Rome and Heyder Aliyev Center in Baku, as well as the practice’s exploration of …

10 Tips To Perfect Your Architectural Photography

Our modern day, image-obsessed culture has got us consuming a large quantity of architecture through photographs, as opposed to physical, spatial …

Landscape Photography

Select and Mask vs Refine Edge, or: Why Select and Mask Kind of Sucks

Adobe is dedicated to updating Photoshop consistently, but those updates don’t always go so well. A lot of people have rolled back their healing …

Free Photography Lighting Tutorial: How to Light Like a Cinematographer

Why does studio lighting have to be hard? It does not have to be. In fact, it can be quite simple. Once you know how to light with off-camera flashes …

How to Use Composition Templates to Improve Your Photography

When doing photography in general, and in my case travel photography, the use of a <i>photography template</i> can be very beneficial and help improve the …

Pixelmator for Mac Gains New Selection Tools, Retouch Extension for Photos

Popular image editing app <i>Pixelmator</i> was today updated to version 3.5, adding two impressive new tools to improve selections and a new Pixelmator Retouch extension for the Photos app.<p><i>Pixelmator</i>'s new Quick Selection Tool, which is smarter than the existing tool, makes it much easier to select large …

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The Best Way to Ask Her Out

These five steps guarantee an awesome first date<p>Don’t assume she knows what “let’s grab a drink” means. Nearly 70 percent of single people have been confused about whether an outing was a date or not, a recent report finds.<p>According to the survey, which was commissioned by ChristianMingle and …

The First 21 Apps To Download For Your New iPhone 6

Every iPhone 6 comes with Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system pre-installed, which is capable of some great features like app extensions, widgets, and better-than-ever graphics.<p>We've collected the best apps to get your iPhone 6 ready for action.

Apps

A Natural Light Tip That Will Have Strobists Selling Their Lights

One of the most noticeable differences between portraits taken outside using natural light as opposed to artificial light is the background. Images …

Impressive Product Photograph Captured with a Smartphone, a Lamp, and a Few Flashlights

Inspired by Alex Koloskov’s popular iPhone vs. Hasselblad whisky glass video, photographer Tilo Gockel decided to give cheap gear professional …

How to Recalibrate Your Camera’s Focus

You just bought a new DSLR and you just can’t wait to start shooting great images. But wait, there’s a problem. Your camera somehow can’t seem to …

A Detailed Guide to Creating Stunning City Images

Whether you’re traveling around or venturing out beyond your own backyard, cities offer an endless supply of interesting locations and moments for …