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How to Trick Yourself into Doing Tasks You Dread

For some of us, checking off each item on our to-do lists provides the endorphin rush we need to make task completion an intrinsic joy. But most of us need a little extra motivation, especially for boring work like recording billable hours, uncomfortable tasks like facing awkward conversations with …

Food-Themed Dominos Are The Most Fun Way To Decide What's For Dinner

Most of us turn to food experts when we need help with dinner -- cookbooks, cooking shows, food magazines -- but Leonie Anholts, a recent graduate of Academie Artemis, had a better idea: making it into a game. The Netherlands-based designer came up with a food-themed domino game, named Anatomy of a …

1,000 Light Paintings Form One Beautiful Stop-Motion Animation

Darren Pearson's 'Lightspeed' is a luminous journey through the California wilderness.<p><i>This article originally appeared on The Creators Project Netherlands.</i><p>If you've ever created a light painting, you should know how much effort it takes to capture them beautifully <i>and</i> in focus. Now, imagine that …

FiftyThree Goes Gold (Tone) With Its New Tablet Stylus

What goes with a gold iPad Air 2? Give up? At least one thing would be FiftyThree’s new Pencil Gold, the latest addition to the company’s stylus line.<p>Pencil Gold — from the company that invented the popular Paper mobile sketching and note-taking app — is the same Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) stylus …

Skin-Implanted Microchips Open Doors At Swedish Office Complex

It's the cyberpunk dystopia we were promised<p>To hear biohacker Hannes Sjoblad talk about it, getting a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip installed under your skin is like an inoculation against obsolescence. As seen in a short video from the BBC, workers in a Swedish office complex called …

What's Better For Hiking? Boots vs Trail Runners vs Approach Shoes

You want to wear hiking boots to go hiking, right? That may be conventional outdoors wisdom, but often, it's not the right answer. Let's examine the …

Backpacking

The Graceful Movements of Tennis Players Captured with Long Exposures and Strobe Lights

For a series of photos titled “Chronophoto,” photographer Jean-Yves Lemoigne paid tribute to old strobe photography camera tests with his own series …

How I Made Myself a DIY Spider Light for $40

I recently made myself a DIY Spider Light as a thrifty alternative to the Spiderlite that costs hundreds of dollars. The entire project ended up …

DIY

Home Studio Essentials Episodes 1-10

If you’ve been watching my recent videos over on Adorama TV you’ll have noticed a pattern forming. Over the past months the majority of the videos …

Heroes, Villains, and Pop Culture Characters Go ‘Super Flemish’ in 16th Century Style Portraits

What if Superman was born in the sixteenth century? What if the Hulk was a Duke? How might Van Eyck have portrayed Snow White? These are the …

Open Letter to Client Regarding the ‘Job Killer’ Quoted Rate

Hello Potential Client,<p>Regarding your last email in which you said:<p><i>“… if they (your client) saw the $700/ $1400 a day fee for the photographer they</i> …

What Photographers Really Should Be Learning in School

A few weeks ago, we asked top photographers what they wished they had learned in school. Unsurprisingly, many mentioned a desire to have learned more …

11 Incredible Photography Tips That Have Nothing to Do with the Camera You Use

The great team at Artifact Uprising has created a strong list of tips by some of the top mobile photographers on Instagram. Having been engulfed in …

Color Management for Photographers

Calibration, color space, color profiles, soft proofing. To most of us, they’re some of the least fun aspects of photography. But a little education …

Grado Labs — Handmade, Dynamic Headphones — Tools and Toys

As I pulled up to the teemed 4-story building in Sunset Park, much like Elijah Wood, I was intrigued and euphoric at the opportunity to get a …

What Is The Fastest Lens Possible? How ‘Fast’ Should We Go Before It Makes No Practical Sense?

This may sound churlish, but it boggles my sensibility when I see photographers obsessed with aperture values, F-Stops. I would go far as you say …

A Mother’s Darkly Humorous Portraits of ‘Domestic Bliss’

Inspired by a motherhood epiphany and the work of Cindy Sherman, photographer Susan Copich has spent the past four years creating a darkly comedic …

Nigella Lawson's Genius, One-Step, No-Churn Ice Cream

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: 4 ingredients. 1 step. No cooking. No churning. Ice cream!</i><p>Not having an ice cream maker never stopped us before. We've done all kinds of weird stuff in the …

Savory Oatmeal Is Changing The Breakfast Game

Put an egg on it. And then some bacon and greens, too.<p>Oatmeal is a smart way to start the day. It’s full of fiber, has a decent amount of protein and is dirt cheap. Plus, it’s really easy to make.<p>People general top oatmeal with sweet things ― like raisins, sugar and cinnamon ― but we think oatmeal …

A beginner's guide to drills and bits

<b>Steve Hoefer</b> returns with another guide to some of the things that make civilized life possible.<p>There are a dizzying number of ways to put a hole in …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Workouts