Dick Windecker

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How to take a picture of the moon that doesn’t look like a tiny, white blob

Taking a good picture of our little satellite pal is harder than it seems, but a little prep makes a big difference.<p>The moon is a photographic tease. It hangs up there in the sky, all big and bright. Then you try to take a picture of it and you get a pathetic white blob floating in a sea of digital …

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

What to eat for hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar that can cause headaches, weakness, and anxiety. What foods should a person with hypoglycemia eat to reduce …

Diabetes

This Miracle Recipe Will Heal Your Back, Joints and Legs Pain in Just 7 Days!

This recipe is an very old one made by a military doctor. This is a recipe which will keep all your bones functioning without any problems. It works …

Elasticity

This vegetarian chili recipe with sweet potato is about to be your new go-to

January is basically a month-long meal-time paradox: Short days and cold weather elicit cravings for comfort food (mac and cheese, anyone?), but …

Recipes

5 healthy tonics to improve your digestion and fight inflammation

A healthy gut and digestive tract isn’t just important for, you know, normal and comfortable bowel movements; it’s also been increasingly linked to …

The 15 most popular Instant Pot recipes of 2017

Pinterest is a treasure trove of delicious recipes, including everything from basic dinner meals to specialty desserts, drinks and snacks. It’s easy …

What mainstream media, cultural elites just don’t get: If there’s no God, then there really is no humanity

The song “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” was not written by Peter, Paul, and Mary, but no group sang it better. It became a popular political song in the 1960s, and in time was viewed as a protest against the divisive Vietnam War. Especially relevant were the haunting lyrics near the end:<p>“Where …

Your grout is disgusting—use this trick to clean it

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>A colleague of mine …

How to actually remove pesticides from your fruit

Assuming that you should be worried about them in the first place.<p>There’s a lot to worry about when it comes to food—or rather, there’s a lot that people <i>want</i> you to worry about. Every mommy blogger and natural living life coach with a URL to their name is bursting with helpful tips on how to rid …

Cleaning

These ‘Star Wars’ LEDs Are the Coolest Night Lights Around

Optical illusion or Jedi mind trick?<p>It might not be a Jedi mind trick, but these <i>Star Wars</i> lamps will definitely play games with your eyes. Turned …

Darth Vader

Follow These 7 Commandments for Great Photo Walks and Be a Better Photographer (VIDEO)

There are often interesting photo opportunities lurking just outside one’s front door, and in the video below you’ll learn how to shoot great images …

Photography

The Ultra-Bright Flashlight You Need Now

Whether you like to go on long walks at night, enjoy spur the moment camping trips or just want to be prepared in case of an emergency, you need to …

8 accessories that will instantly upgrade your smartphone camera

The best camera you have is the one you that’s always with you. From lens attachments with brilliant optics to ingeniously designed LED phone cases, …

Prostate cancer treatment could cure men for whom there was no hope

A breakthrough in treatment for prostate cancer could cure thousands of men whose disease was thought to be incurable, research suggests.<p>The Institute of Cancer Research said the findings were a “great leap forward” which could help around 3,000 men a year for whom there would otherwise be little …

Mirrorless Camera Maniac: Tips For Shooting The Milky Way

Photographing the Milky Way is remarkable because what you see on your camera is magnitudes more intricate than what you can visualize with your …

Cameras

10+ Genius Camera Hacks That Will Greatly Improve Your Photography Skills In Less Than 3 Minutes

Professional photography gear costs thousands of dollars but you can take stunning pictures by spending only a fraction of the cost. If you have the …

photographyskills

Try These 7 Timeless Camera Hacks and Shoot Better Photos Without Spending a Dime (VIDEO)

Most photographers love camera hacks because they involve fun DIY projects that not only result in better photographs, but they do so for free. The …

Become a Better Photographer - Part I | Mashable Shop

Introduction<p>Introduction to the cours<p>Beginner camera settings (important info used in subsequent lectures)<p>Use the Exposure Triangle to understand …

25 Landscape Photography Tips and Tricks That Will Deliver Spectacular Results (VIDEO)

We often turn to Toma Bonciu (AKA “Photo Tom”) for concise tutorials on shooting and editing landscape photographs. In the six-minute video below he …

How to Photograph Stars: Camera Settings and Techniques

Photographing stars and the night sky is completely different than photographing during regular daylight or even the Golden Hour. Most of the …

Become a kickass photographer with these easy-to-learn tricks

Shooting great photos can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be reserved for the Insta-famous Gray Malins of the world. You too could learn to take …

How to capture great sunset photographs

Sunsets are one of the most common subjects for a photographer. There’s a certain majesty in watching the sun slowly go down, marking the end of a …

Learn the Basics of Music Theory With This Interactive Tutorial

As a fan of music, I’d love to learn how to make a song. Devoting time to learning music theory, however, isn’t exactly on my list of priorities. …

Tutorials

Dear adults who mooch off parents: Grow up

<i>This column is the second of a</i> <i>two-part</i> <i>series addressing the financial support of adult children.</i><p>“I can’t afford it” is one of the most powerful phrases in the English language. It causes people anxiety, discomfort, shame and everything in between. How do you — the adult child taking financial help …

Personal Finance

Learn How To Create A Milky Way Panorama

-Level your tripod<br>-Pivot from your lens not the camera<br>-Use a panning base with 360° markings<br>-Start with wide angle lenses for easier stitching<br>- Give …

3 Things You Can Do To Take Incredible Photos Regardless of Your Skills

When it comes down to it, whether you just picked up your first camera this morning or you've been at this photography thing for decades, we all have …

How to Clean Your Camera Sensor: A Tutorial for Brave Souls

The idea of cleaning the sensor on your camera is a frightening prospect for many photographers, but it needn’t be. This 2-minute video will show you …

Best Camera Settings for Landscape Photography

It's no wonder that landscape photography is so popular...For starters, it's an accessible given that we're surrounded by landscapes big and small …

How to photograph the night sky like a pro

Gear up and look up<p>It’s a familiar story for those of a certain generation: As a kid growing up in the 1960s, Roger N. Clark was inspired by the NASA space program. By the time he was in junior high, he built his own reflecting telescope (grinding the primary mirror himself, no less). Clark pursued …