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Mexican Cabbage Soup Recipe

By: meme shebroe<p>MINOUCHKA -- Once again another great soup recipe from Eating Well. Another one for the file!<p>By: Leith<p>Excellent soup , I used …

Cooking

Learning the Laws of Lighting With a Sphere and Applying Them to Photography

In this informative video from Jay P. Morgan of The Slanted Lens, Jay goes back to the basics to show off the principles of light, and how they …

Photography

Premier Insect Photographer John Hallmén Shares His Secrets for Macro Bug Photography

Most parents are not, as a rule, overjoyed when their kid comes home with head lice. But John Hallmén is different.<p>“This year in March my son finally …

Photographer captures women's orgasm faces as they climax for intimate picture series

From fields of grass and brightly-lit rooms to a piano seat, these photos show women climaxing in an array of locations.<p>The images, taken by …

OMG, our hearts: Photographer dresses up abandoned dogs to help them get adopted

If you’re in the market for a canine companion, there are a quite a few factors to consider before adopting a dog, like which breed works best with …

The secret life of a photographer: free online content is putting us out of work

In the 10 years I have spent working as a photographer for men’s lifestyle magazines, I have often felt like a traitor, trading in bums and boobs: images that perpetuate an unproductive and even dangerous archetype of what makes women desirable. But with the recent decline in commercial print …

Online Life

27 essential keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign and more

Adobe’s software and tools enable the creation of amazing digital works, whether you're using Photoshop to whip up multi-layered visuals, putting …

The Mind-Bending History Of Buddhism And Psychedelics

Do substances like LSD and psilocybin have a place in a dharma practice?<p>The history of Buddhism and of psychedelics in American culture follow a surprisingly similar trajectory from the 1950s through the present-day.<p>But perhaps this shouldn't come as a surprise, given that they share a common aim: …

Psychedelia

Before & After: How One Popular Photographer Edits His Photos

Photographer Peter Stewart is an internationally published photographer who’s also popular on photo sharing sites, boasting tens of thousands of …

Tension, Paranoia, and Hilarity Run Through These Photos of Domesticity Gone Wrong

For most people, the home is a place to relax, unwind, and feel at ease, but for Israeli photographer Rubi Lebovitch, maintaining a household is …

The Best Cameras for Beginners

Oftentimes, non-photographer friends will ask me what kind of camera they should get, and my first question always is, “What’s your budget?” The …

Cameras

How to Use the Brenizer Method For Better Portaits

At some point in your photography learning career, you've likely encountered the Brenizer Method. The Brenizer Method, also known as the Bokeh …

Wow: This Algorithm Can Separate Reflections from Photographs

Researchers at Google and MIT have figured out a way to automatically remove reflections and obstructions from photographs, and their latest demo of …

8 Photo Communities That Every Photographer Should Be On

Showcasing your images on the web should first and foremost start with your own dedicated photography website. But it should go well beyond that or …

Social Media

Tutorial: Learn The Art of Astrophotography

Want to master capturing an awesome meteor shower, or the next Supermoon, or the milky way galaxy across the night sky? Award-winning photographer, …

Landscape Photography

How to Cure Stage Fright: The Science Behind Public Speaking

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>“Europe's leading digital technology conference”It's happening, Join 15k digital minds to shape what's next for your businessI'm interested<p>Palms sweaty. Heart racing. You know the feeling. Whether it’s five people or 50, public speaking is a …

How I Took a Product Concept to Market as a Design Student, by Rob Bye

Text & photos by Robert Bye<p>I first envisioned initial concept for Hangen 18 months ago, and since being featured on Core77 in February 2012, it has …

How these photographers are making a living on Instagram

In 2011, Ike Edeani bought his first iPhone, primarily so he could download a new photo app called Instagram.<p>At the time, Edeani yearned to quit his day job as a graphic designer to pursue his passion for photography. Instagram offered a creative outlet and a receptive audience, so he quickly got …

The Underwater Project

Deep<p>Photographer Mark Tipple dove beneath breaking waves in order to capture the contorted poses and expressions of ocean swimmers. Learn more about his series, <i>The Underwater Project</i> (on Facebook), by reading an interview with Tipple at "Galleries We Like: The Underwater Project."<p>Dust<p>"After being …

Fake News

18 Brilliant Photo Manipulations by Erik Johansson

We first wrote about Erik Johansson, a Swedish photographer and retoucher, 4 years ago, when he was still a computer engineering student. Even back …