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Movie Night Preset Pack!

My new preset pack is out, and here are some example photos. It’s called the “Movie Night” preset pack because these are all inspired by film shots, …

Travel Photography

Avoid Blisters By Using This Boot Tying Method

Tying your boots using the Mountaineering Method can help lock your heel in and prevent blisters. This short video walks through the process step by …

Wait Until Dark: Why Night Time is the Right Time for Outdoor Photography

Let’s face it: we’ve all seen, taken, edited, judged, read, or written about so many photographs over so many years, sometimes we get…well, jaded. …

Crucial

This Photographer Spent 12 Years Shooting the Same Window

Alper Yesiltas, a photographer and lawyer from Istanbul, Turkey, spent the last 12 years shooting photos of the same window. The project only came to …

Photography

How to create surreal double-exposure photos

Surreal photography—especially with multiple exposures—has become more popular in recent years. This style of photography allows me to tell a …

Photography

Eight Free Ways to Upgrade Your Next Camping Trip

I get it. Between $10,000 mountain bikes and $59 merino T-shirts, outdoor activities can get real expensive, real fast. But buying things isn't necessarily the best way to have more fun outdoors.<p>Here are eight solid upgrades you can make for free, all guaranteed to boost how much fun you'll have on …

Camping

Master the Pullup With These 4 Key Exercises

Up your pullup game with these 4 simple exercises that'll make you the most impressive dude at the gym<p>Everyone wants to be that guy. You know, the guy who hops up to the pullup bar and cranks out a dozen clean reps without even breaking a sweat.<p>Make 2018 the year you become <i>that</i> guy with these five …

Bodyweight Exercise

How to Split Tone Photos in Lightroom: A 5-Minute Tutorial

Here’s a 5-minute tutorial from Evan Ranft that shows you why and how you can easily split tone your photos for better colors using Adobe …

Tutorials

DIY Plyobox

An often overlooked piece of gym equipment is the plyobox. Traditionally a plyobox is made out of wood, and designed in such a manner as to give the …

Woodworking

Convert SHX Text from PDF Files to MTEXT in AutoCAD

Let’s face it — we still have plenty of AutoCAD drawings with SHX fonts in them! Adobe PDF files aren’t quite sure what to make of SHX text; …

AutoCAD

6 Indoor Cardio Workouts You Can Do Without Setting Foot On a Treadmill

You don't need the dreadmill to break a serious sweat<p>There’s no beating a good weight workout, right? But if you really want to keep your body the healthiest it can be, you’ll want to add in some cardio into the mix, too.<p>According to a study in <i>BMC Public Health,</i> overweight and obese people who …

Exercise

Here's Why Your Elbow Hurts So Damn Bad When You Lift

You don't need to play tennis to suffer from this condition<p>In many cases, it creeps up gradually: a worsening pain in your elbow. It's uncomfortable, it hurts, and it can make everyday activities where you need grip strength nearly impossible. So what's going on?<p>You may have a condition called …

My Reflections Of New York City

I photographed New York City through the left over rain puddles from the recent winter storm we had. There’s a magic to seeing the city’s reflection …

Overpowering The Sun with Flash

How to overpower the sun with flash. This photography tutorial demonstrates how exposure settings and flash work together to overpower daylight and …

The history behind the name, Violent Nomad

When I was active duty in the Marine Corps and deployed to the Med for 6 months, I had some downtime for reading. Back then one of the more popular …

Self Defense

Create Awesome Sunbursts in Your Photos: Here’s How

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.Sunbursts, starbursts, or the star …

Photography

Shooting Tips: Improve Your Trigger Pull

How do you pull off the perfect handgun shot? One of the many factors that can affect your marksmanship is having a good trigger pull. Here are three …

Self Defense

6 Foods That Will Make You Feel Full Instantly

Ward off that 2:30 snack attack with these satisfying options<p>Ever get to 2:15 in the afternoon, having just ate lunch less than two hours prior, and find yourself so ravenous that your desk stapler actually takes on the shape of a hot dog?<p>Despite what you may think, it’s not because your stomach is …

Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories

A pencil is a little wonder-wand: a stick of wood that traces the tiniest motions of your hand as it moves across a surface. I am using one now, making weird little loops and slashes to write these words. As a tool, it is admirably sensitive. The lines it makes can be fat or thin, screams or …

Journalism

Building Your Own Photo Project | Olympus

BUILDING YOUR OWN PHOTO PROJECT<p>BY OLYMPUS VISIONARY MIKE BOENING<p>PEN-F, M.Zuiko 12mm F2.0, F11.0, 1s, ISO 200<p>PEN-F, M.Zuiko 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 EZ, F5.5, …

The Ultimate First Aid Supplies List: Be Ready for Anything

When we talk about first aid kits, we often think in terms of emergency supplies we’ll carry on ourselves everyday should we have a medical emergency …

Hiking

This Wildlife Photographer Waits Over a Week for the ‘Perfect Shot’

Wildlife photography often requires a great deal of patience, and one photographer who has mastered the art of waiting is Belgian wildlife …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Fishing

Selection Land Navigation Refresher: Planning Your Route

We’ve been going over some of the basics that candidates should know before taking on the Selection Course, and with a lot of prospective Special …

Hiking

It’s Not a Diet: How Wired to Eat Changed My Relationship with Food

Unlike most articles you’ll read on nutrition, this won’t be a lecture on how bad food is for you, or an attempt to shame you into some fad diet you …

How Sketching Like a Sniper Can Help Your Situational Awareness: 13 Things You Should Practice Observing

Do you sit facing the door at restaurants? Do you always back into parking spots? Today, I’d like to share some situational awareness tips you can …

15 Pieces of Functional Fitness Gear to Get You Strong and Lean

The tools you need to transform your body in 2018<p>If you’re one of the <i>Men’s Health</i> readers who attended our recent MH Workshop functional fitness workout event, you know that nothing gets results like training with a purpose—and serious effort require serious equipment that won’t quit before you …

15+ Creative Shots Of High Ceilings That Will Make Your Neck Hurt

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photo showing structures with high ceilings in the High Ceilings Photo contest with chances …

How to Stack and Stitch Panoramas of the Stars: A Complete Guide

Here’s a 24-minute tutorial by photographer Ian Norman of Lonely Speck that looks at how you can stack and stitch panoramas of the night sky. Norman …

Think like a Veteran: Surviving a violent attack

We’ve seen violent attacks on the rise here on U.S. soil. We hear about them on the internet and nightly news. Some people choose to use these events …

Self Defense