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How to Edit Dramatic Portraits in Photoshop

Following his recent film showing you how Sean Tucker shot the Mentor Portraits project back in South Africa, this is a follow up tutorial showing …

Pork Chops Stuffed with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach

Warm the 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the sun-dried …

Grilled Green Bean Casserole Is Your New Fall Side Dish

Welcome back to Sunday Sustenance! We are rapidly approaching roast season, yet I’m still grilling as if it was July. I’m ready for roast beef with …

Recipe: Buttermilk-Brined Grilled Chicken

Buttermilk Grilled Chicken<p>Serves 4 to 6<p>2 cups well-shaken buttermilk <br>1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar <br>6 cloves garlic, minced <br>2 tablespoons freshly …

Recipes

New barbecue sauce, rub and marinade recipes for the home pitmaster

Barbecue may be our one true American food and a reminder of the power of patient smoke, with no need to fan the flames of raging fire. Whatever the focus, whether wild or farmed, from land or sea, low and slow barbecue can render our toughest to tenderness.<p>In the middle of barbecue season and with …

Revolutionary Discovery About the Human Brain Could Lead to Second-Gen AI

Teaching Individual Neurons<p>The Neurophysiology department at the University of Lund has discovered that individual neurons can be taught patterns …

Neuroscience

Long-Exposure HDR – How to Create it in Post

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to create a fake long-exposure HDR image in Photomatix.<b>Read the full article: "Long-Exposure HDR – How to</b> …

Tutorials

How to Mask a Sky Behind Trees in Lightroom

In this video tutorial, I will show you how to use Lightroom's Adjustment Brush to adjust a sky even if it partially shines through trees.<b>Read the</b> …

Photography

Maximize Boudoir Posing: Fluid Movements Without Ever Getting off the Floor

One of the biggest challenges I hear from new boudoir photographers is how to move successfully and fluidly from one pose to the next during a …

Two Ways to Dodge and Burn More Effectively in Photoshop

While Photoshop does have the “Dodge” and “Burn” tools, using them destructively on your original image is definitely not the best way to edit your …

Here's a map of WiFi locations and passwords at airports around the world

Anil Polat, a travel blogger and computer security engineer, is doing the world a solid by creating an interactive map — which he regularly updates — that reveals the Wi-Fi passwords of dozens of airports around the world.<p>Click on an airport on the map to see both the password and the Wi-Fi's …

Wi-Fi

Boost Your Autofocus Speed with Victoria Will’s Simple Back-Button Focus Technique (VIDEO)

Victoria Will is an accomplished New York-based photographer specializing in celebrity portraiture and lifestyle photography, and she utilizes an …

How to always get free airport Wi-Fi with these simple tricks

Getting airport Wi-Fi can be quite tricky. It might be paid, hidden behind a password or hard to find.<p>Thanks to travel blog FoxNomad, we have a couple of great resources to make sure you can always get on the internet no matter what. I’m going to run you through them.<p>Check Foursquare tips<p>You should …

Apps

Where Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Land On Food And Farming Issues

<i>Photo courtesy of left: a katz / Shutterstock.com, right: Joseph Sohm / Shutterstock.com</i><p>Food and farming are way, way, way down on the list of issues of greatest importance to American voters as they head to the polls this November. In fact, neither issue even registers on the most recent Pew poll. …

Agriculture

How to take great fireworks photos on your phone

Fourth of July is upon us. You’ve got some meats cooking on the grill and an awesome Spotify playlist to boot. You’re ready to kick back with a can …

Making a Fine Art Print, Or: What Photography is Really About

For photographer Nick Carver, photography is not about likes or comments or followers on your social network of choice; photography is about taking …

Got a slider? This gadget will add automated panning, no matter what brand you use

Robotic panning tools are nothing new, but Italian company ShooTools says they’ve designed an automated panning tool that has something a bit …

Tutorials

Introducing Composition in Photography

Few topics in photography are as important – and as personal – as the composition that you choose. Composition has the power to convey exactly what …

Landscape Photography

Two tips for removing reflections from eyeglasses

I can’t begin to count the number of times I’ve taken a photo of someone with glasses only to have a reflection ruin the shot.<p>Usually, I end up …

Eyeglasses

BBQ 101: Grilled Venison With Bacon

GRILLED VENISON WITH BACON<br>Prep time: 6 to 7 hours<br>Cooking Time: 20 minutes<br>Serves: 4<p>Ingredients<br>2 lbs. venison backstrap (tenderloin)<br>1 qt. apple cider<br>1 …

BBQ

Lighting Tips: How to Capture that ‘National Geographic Style’ by Bob Holmes

Bob explains how to capture the shot using natural light without lots of equipment. He shares his decades of experience, knowledge and travels with …

This Architecture Firm Is Turning VR Into The Next Great Productivity Tool

NBBJ is the first major architecture firm jumping headlong into VR–by incubating its own platform.<p>Virtual reality is steadily spilling over into the design industry and is already changing how we create. The technology’s potential (and its limitations) for designers is what spurred the architecture …

The Power of Shutter Speed In Two Photographs

Shutter speed is one of the first elements of photography that you learn as a beginner. Learning how to control your camera’s shutter speed to make …

Bright flash of light marks incredible moment life begins when sperm meets egg

Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film.<p>An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception.<p>Scientists had seen the phenomenon occur in other …

Northwestern University

80 of Our Favorite Grilling Recipes for (Almost) Everything

From ribs and shrimp to clams and even cheese (yep, you heard right)—get grilling with these recipes!

Cooking

Lytro's Cinema camera will kill the green screen

Lytro’s consumer cameras introduced the intriguing concept of being able to refocus your image after a shot was taken, but the execution wasn’t quite convenient enough to catch on with the masses. So now the company is aiming much more upmarket – professional movie-making – where it’s less likely …

iPhone storage space can be dramatically increased by trying to rent an iTunes film

An unusual hack which can dramatically increase the available storage space on your iPhone has been discovered.<p>The trick is capable of freeing up …

iTunes

Here are some things to check if your Mac is running slowly

Every computer, yes even Macs (there, I said it) can slow down over time if you’re not maintaining it properly or if the computer suffers hardware or …

iOS