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The 15 Most Iconic Josh-Donna Moments in 'West Wing' History

It has been 15 years since the series premiere of "The West Wing," which means it has been 15 years since viewers first discovered the palpable onscreen chemistry of characters Josh Lyman and Donnatella Moss. In honor of the anniversary, and the new generation of viewers recently discovering "The …

17 Popcorn Recipes That Are Poppin’ With Flava

When it comes to our favorite time of day, snack time is certainly a solid contender. Tipping the scales in its favor are these 17 terrific popcorn recipes that practically explode with flavor. Whether you enjoy a handful of kernels between meals or as a nibble during your next movie night, we …

British Subtitles Show How Great They Are At Speaking Fancy Nonsense

Our suspicions have been confirmed. That's right -- British people are all speaking unintelligible gibberish.<p>C'mon, we know they created the language and all, but they have the silliest names for things. Go find an English person right now and ask them what they call an eggplant. Do it.<p>The video's …

Broken Pots Turned Into Brilliant DIY Fairy Gardens

A new trend in gardening has gardeners creating all sorts of creative garden arrangements and fairy gardens out of broken pots, proving that even a …

The Mysterious Lives Of Cats Captured In Black And White Photography

Today, August 8th, is International Cat Day, and we just couldn’t let the opportunity pass without mentioning it. Every day is cat day on the …

The Best Netflix Original Series To Watch Right Now

We all love Netflix. It’s always there for us after a stressful day at work or a bored weekend at home. But, we can all agree settling on one …

Another 12 Mind-Blowing Documentaries To Watch On Netflix

Assuming you've already powered through our previous collection of 12 mind-blowing documentaries to watch on Netflix, we've pulled together another set for your non-fiction viewing pleasure. Please binge-watch accordingly.<p><b>"Shenandoah"</b><p>In depicting the story of four high school boys who murdered a …

The Ultimate Guide to Bokeh

Bokehliscious photos. That is the ultimate goal for any photographer no matter the experience level. When "bokeh" is mentioned, the first thing that …

Depth Of Field

Japanese Photographer Takes Beautiful Sun-Kissed Photos Of Cats

When a good eye for photography and a love of cats meet, the results are amazing! The photographer says that he wants to make people happy with his …

After Losing Two Legs To A Weed Whacker, Mercury The Kitten Is Still Just As Playful As His Buddies

Meet Mercury. Despite missing his two front legs and all but one of the toes on his left hind leg, this inspirational survivor is just as …

Sorry, But Your Cat Is Actually A Total Jerk. It's Just Science.

Bad news for all you cat lovers: That feline you are obsessed with is a total jerk. Sure, cats are cute, soft, lovable and an endless source of viral GIFs and memes, but in actuality, they kinda suck.<p>Don't hate us for this blasphemy just yet. We understand your dilemma. Some people just <i>love</i> cats, …

Photographer Uses Cheap Home-Made Camera Rig To Take Stunning Close-Ups of Snowflakes

As fascinating as macro photography is, most of us think we can’t do it because it requires specialized equipment. Russian photographer Alexey …

Homemade

David Yarrow face to face with nature – in pictures

Photographer David Yarrow travelled all over the globe to capture intimate portraits of wild animals in their natural habitats. Here he explains how he managed to get close up with lions, tigers and grizzly bears, and why his pictures had to be in black and white

Which Best Part Of 'Love Actually' Is Actually The Best?

Feel it in your fingers: On Nov. 7, 2003, "Love Actually" was released in 576 theaters in North America. Written and directed by Richard Curtis, the film earned $6,886,080, over its debut frame, a pittance of what would come: $246 million in global grosses and a permanent place alongside "It's A …

The Power of Black & White

If you read my articles about long exposure photography and intentional camera movement in the landscape you may have noticed a common theme amongst …

What would Downton characters do nowadays?

We know Isobel Crawley would work for The Guardian, but what would Lady Mary, Mr Carson and co do in 2013?<p>Life within the walls of Downton Abbey is …

5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell …

Take Note! 13 DIY Stationery Ideas

For as much as we love tech, sometimes the best way to express a sentiment is with a hand-written card. With that in mind, we rounded up a handful of ways to make your own stationery. Whether you use them for yourself or make a set to give it as a gift, you’ll always have the perfect card on hand …

How Light Can Be Used in Photography

Photography cannot exist without light. From the beginning of photography, the only element that had to be present for photography to exist was …

Landscape Photography

How I Shot My 'Mini World' Image

Over on our Facebook page this week we shared our recent ‘Small World‘ post featuring some of our readers shots of miniature figurines shot in larger …

Miniature

Announcing the Winners of Our “Be Yourself Together” Photo Contest!

What did we learn from our recent couple photo contest? That you guys really know how to “Be Yourselves Together!” We had so much fun browsing through all the silly, serious, and romantic photos you submitted for this contest. But in the end, we could only choose a handful of our favorites to be …

Quick Tip on How to Edit Skies In Adobe Lightroom

Many photographers are faced with the conundrum of an over exposed sky and underexposed foreground. Because the detail of the foreground is often …

Tutorials

Man Shrinks His 1950s-Era Home Town All By Himself (PHOTOS)

At first glance, Michael Paul Smith's Flickr photo stream might look like behind-the-scenes footage of one of our favorite 50s-era TV shows. (Donald Draper, is that you?) But upon closer inspection -- which in this case actually requires you to take a step back -- the retro cars and vintage homes …

A Quick and Dirty Guide To Depth of Field

<i>Aperture –</i> One of the first things we learn in our studies as photographers is about aperture. Not only does it control the amount light that passes …

21 Inspirational Natural Light Portraits - dPS

Check out this collection of natural light portraits - all taken using the light from the humble window.

The 3 Biggest Kid Photography Mistakes

How to Professionally Retouch Portraits in Lightroom

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop Collection v5. The …

Photography

Asian Soups That Go Way Beyond Ramen

Ramen has taken over America, and we're totally cool with that. Ramen, after midnight or at reasonable dinner hour, is hands-down one of the most comforting, savory and filling bowls of soup around. (Let's also never forget Justin Timberlake's ramen noodle hair.) A classic Japanese dish, ramen has …

Cookie Monster Learns a Lesson from Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston