Charles Osborn

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HOW TO – Tie the 10 most useful knots

Here’s a guide on how to tie 10 useful knots including –<p>Overhand Knot<br>• Figure-eight Know<br>• Reef (Square) Knot<br>• Sheet (Becket) Bend<br>• Carrick Bend<br>• Bowline<br>• Clove Hitch<br>• Timber Hitch<br>• Taut-line Hitch<br>• Sheepshank<p>How to Tie the 10 Most Useful Knots – [via] Link.<p>MAKE reader Bill notes that you should really check out …

The Single Most Effective Productivity Tip - From 22 Experts

LoneMind.com sought out experts from around the world and we asked them what is the most effective productivity tip that can change your life today. …

Photo Composition: 9 Basic Guidelines For Better Photographs

Without rules, there would be chaos. Yet, without chaos, sometimes the art cannot be created. There are “rules” in photography, but they are more …

Top 100 Best Books for Managers, Leaders & Humans

Ladies and gentlemen…<p>In this post I proudly present the <b>Top 100 Best Books for Managers, Leaders & Humans</b>. I have created this list using three …

5 Mind-Body-Behavior Practices That Can Change Your Life

Evidence from both clinical observations and empirical research increasingly confirms that how you engage your entire being in the world …

JPEG Voodoo: Or, Does JPEG File Size Matter?

Would you say the above photograph has any compression artifacts? Compressed too much, not enough, or just right? What exactly is “just right” …

7 Mistakes Most First-Time Managers Make At Least Once

Becoming a manager for the first time is incredibly exciting—but extremely overwhelming.<p>In your hands, you now have the power to effect change, make an impact, and guide the employees on your team to bigger and better things.<p>But you also have to figure out how, exactly, to do that.<p>In the process, …

5 Great Questions Leaders Ask - Gordon Tredgold

Leaders don’t just provide great answers to questions, but they also ask great questions.<p>We can learn so much by asking great questions, and this a …

22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping

From survival to s'mores, here's everything you need to know to ensure a flawless camping trip.

Nikon offers free fix for D600's dust problem

<b>Nikon has issued a service advisory for its D600 SLR. It was plagued by dust and oil spots, as reported by a range of users across the world.</b><p>The D600 was released in 2012, kicking off a trend in the so-called "entry level" full-frame SLR space. While the camera met with mostly widespread acclaim …

onOne Software is Giving Away Its $100 Perfect Effects 8 Software for Free… Again

Just in case you missed your chance when onOne Software ran this deal the first time a few months back, the company is yet again giving away its …

5 Tools You Might Not Be Using in Lightroom

I am a professional wedding photographer and I end up editing thousands of images for my clients. While there are lots of wedding photographers who …

Tutorial: Everything You Need to Know About Using Auto Exposure Bracketing

Exposure bracketing is the practice of taking several exposures – at least two, usually more – of the same scene. With each exposure taken, the goal …

3 Reasons To Use a Circular Polarizing Filter (Plus Purchasing and Usage Tips)

There are many types of filters a photographer can use – from circular polarizing filters to neutral and variable density, color/warming/cooling, UV …

Five Photoshop Tools to Take Your Images from Good to Great

We hear it all the time, “That photo has been Photoshopped”. Sometimes it sounds like the photo has caught a disease or that Photoshop is some …

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Not All Bokeh is Created Equal, DigitalRev Explains Why

Defined by Google as, “the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens,” Bokeh is a …

Helpful Tutorial Breaks Down The Basics of Understanding Flash Sync Speeds

When you’re first starting to experiment with using strobes, it’s easy to get confused by all the talk of flash durations, flash sync speeds, and the …

How to Successfully Focus on Fast Moving Subjects

It’s harder to hit a moving target than it is to hit a stationary target; any sniper, archer, or NFL quarterback knows this to be true. Photographers …

The 10 Rules of Street Photography

<i>This post was inspired by several recent online discussions attempting to define street photography. While there is no universal definition and</i> …

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How to Start a Fire Without Matches | The Art of Manliness

There is a primal link between man and fire. Every man should know how to start one. A manly man knows how to start one without matches. It’s an …

11 Photo Lessons Every Pro Learned the Hard Way

Avoid making an embarrassing or expensive photographic mistake with these top tips from the pros. We spoke to professional photographers in a number …

Developing Your Eye for Photography

Although there is much pleasure to be derived from taking a technically excellent photograph, there is a strong argument that a truly great shot …

7 Cheap and Easy Photography Hacks You Can Do Right Now

Created by photography magazine COOPH, this handy little video follows photographer Leo Rosas showing off 7 little photography hacks to help create …

On-Location Photography Tip: Use a Mini Softbox for Portraits

Lighting in portrait photography can be tricky, especially if you’re not in a studio setting or if you’re working by yourself. You don’t want to be …

Smithsonian Photo Contest 2014 finalists – in pictures

The Smithsonian website has announced the 60 finalists for its 11th annual photo contest. From Japanese snow monkeys to Indonesian spear fishers, over 50,000 images were submitted by photographers from 132 different countries, with 10 finalists selected in each of the six competition categories: …

Mastering The Quick Develop Panel in Lightroom

<i>Editor’s</i> <i>Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the</i> <b>Photofocus Guide:</b> <i>Develop Great Images in Lightroom. This book is almost done and</i> …

How to Wrap Your Extension Cord Like a Contractor and Eliminate Knots | The Art of Manliness

Do your extension cords look like this when you’re unraveling them, no matter how nicely they were wrapped up?<p>Today I’m going to show you a tip that …