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The good, the bad and the ugly of aerial photography - Part 1: Why shoot aerials?

Man has always had the dream of flight – but so has the photographer. It’s a unique experience to shoot from the air, and it has some incredible …

Landscape Photography Design Part 2: Advanced Composition

Without composition there is just visual chaos with no beginning or end, no direction or cycle, no shape or difference between dark and light. This …

Landscape Photography

HDR Exposure Fusion with Photomatix Pro

Nick Minore is a photo and video professional. A busy schedule keeps him always on the go, whether producing live sports broadcasts for TV and the …

Photography

How To Successfully Photograph Cityscapes

I’ve always been fascinated with cityscapes. There are countless ways to photograph them, but no matter how it's done, there are some things that …

Landscape Photography

HDR Tutorial for Real Estate Interiors - Photographing an interior with bright windows

This tutorial shows how to photograph and render a room's interior when there is a bright view through the window.<p>Part 1 lists the steps to shoot the …

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

Tutorials

Chicken-Fried Steak

This recipe for a hot-weather version of a comfort food classic, chicken-fried steak, is paired with a fresh, no-cook salsa. Looks like gravy, tastes like summer.<p>Ingredients<p>8 6-ounce top round steaks<p>3 teaspoons kosher salt, divided, plus more<p>Freshly ground black pepper<p>3 cups all-purpose flour, …

Recipes

The Food Lab: Four Secrets to Improving Any Fried Chicken Recipe

Really great Southern fried chicken needs two things: juicy, flavorful meat and an ultra-crisp and crunchy crust. Here are four quick and easy ways to achieve both. The best part? These tricks will work for <i>any</i> Southern fried chicken recipe you've got, whether it's the old family standard, a fried …

Spicy Buttermilk Fried Chicken | Williams-Sonoma Taste

The key to moist and flavorful fried chicken is to soak the chicken in a salt solution, or brine, for a few hours before frying. Here, the brine also includes tangy buttermilk, herbs, garlic and cayenne pepper for extra flavor and juiciness. Serve with hot pepper sauce on the side, if desired.<p><b>Spicy</b> …

Recipes

Rule With a (Cast) Iron Fist: 32 Recipes for the Best Pan In Your Kitchen

Cooking

How to make your own Bluetooth-controlled underlit miniskirt

The Internet full of incredible DIY projects that make you wish you had the years of experience required to build your own Batmobile, flaming <i>Mad Max</i> …

BA's Best Hash Browns

There are two kinds of hash browns: The chunky, floury, vaguely brown but not crisp kind, and the lacy, crunchy, shredded version here. Guess which one we prefer? This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Ingredients<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter or 6 tablespoons ghee<p>3 …

Recipes

Using Lightroom Smart Collections to Organize HDRs and Panos

If you use Lightroom, you may be aware that Lightroom was updated a few months (Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6). One of the standout features in this new …

This is How to Achieve a Blue Sky Using HSL and Filters in Lightroom

In the days of analogue photography, it was a necessity to use a filter in order to achieve a quality deep-blue sky. The filter types varied …

Tutorials

Cool DIY Beginner Easy Simple Woodworking Projects Plans

<b>Cool Woodworking Projects and Tips from Experts</b><p>by |<p>However that's not a problem if you follow the precise guidelines, utilize the specific type of …

The Best DIY YouTube Channels To Turn You Into A Fix-It Master

YouTube is an excellent resource if you want to be handier around the house. Whether you're dealing with simple repairs or big improvement projects, …

Fabulous Free Camping In Florida

SharesIf there is one thing that living on the road has taught me, it’s to take the road less traveled. And...The post Fabulous Free Camping In …

Florida

National Geographic Travel

DYI Noise-cancelling Headphones

Introduction: DYI Noise-cancelling Headphones<p>This tutorial will teach you how to make your own Noise-Cancelling headphones for under 40$ that are …

Easy and Foolproof Medibles With Cannabutter / Oil

Introduction: Easy and Foolproof Medibles With Cannabutter / Oil<p><b>Decarbyoxlation :</b><p>This website goes over the basics of decarboxylation, and why To …

How To Find a Friend to Take on Your Next Camping Adventure

Adventure is calling! But, it can be a lonely pursuit. Ever wanted to convince a pretty guy or girl to come with you or just want to share the …

National Geographic Travel

The Best Lesser-Known Services for Legally Streaming Movies and TV

It's easy to forget, but there are a lot more ways to stream movies and TV besides Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Here are some of the best—sometimes …

National Geographic Travel

HDR Photography: Shooting Tips, Software Plugins, and Training Resources

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography refers to creating an image, from two or more exposures of a scene/subject, in which the appearance of colors is …

Tutorials

Top 10 Lifehacker Posts of All Time

Lifehacker launched exactly ten years ago today (happy birthday to us)! In light of the occasion, let's take a look back at some of the most popular …

Wi-Fi

How to Get in Shape for Hiking

Get ready for the gnarliest hikes with these tips—and a simple, 9-week training plan.<p>10.5K<p>SHARES<p>Couch potato is a lifestyle choice. Make a different …

Hiking

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Travel Photography

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Hiking