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13 sci-fi series starters to break in your new ebook reader

Visit other worlds<p>So you just got a new ebook reader for the holidays this year. Nice! Now, it’s time to find books to load it up with, which should give you plenty to read on your trip home, or if you need an excuse to avoid relatives for a couple of hours.<p>Here’s 13 science-fiction books that kick …

14 Epic Fantasy Series To Pick Up Instead Of Re-Reading 'Game Of Thrones'

Look, I love <i>Game of Thrones</i> as much as the next nerd<i>.</i> I am all about dragons, zombies, and dragon-zombies. But A Song of Ice and Fire is not the <i>only</i> …

Books

Great Photoshop Brushes Freebies

As a designer sometimes it gets frustrating to come up with new pieces with the same old brushes all the time. For that we have some very generous …

Top 10 Composition Tips in Photography

Photography is all about composition. If you can’t compose an image, you can’t take photos. That’s the bottom line. This is where your photography …

6 Tips for Mastering Bokeh

Bokeh. There’s that word again. It’s one of the most obsessed-over words in photography, from how to pronounce it to how to “make it.” It often seems …

8 Common Landscape Photography Mistakes Beginners Make

If you are interested in landscape photography I'm sure you have read lots of “how to improve…” type articles, which are all useful in their own way. …

Photographer ‘Shops His Baby Daughter Into Strange Situations

When Emil Nyström‘s daughter Signhild grows up, she’ll have a number of baby photos showing how adventurous she was as an infant. Since Signhild was …

The Great Compositions of Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt

Has someone ever asked you why you like an image? Beneath the surface of great picture, there is a geometric design in hiding. During World War II, …

How to Protect Your Photography Online

When it comes to protecting your online photography there are many ways to prevent people from copying or distributing your artwork.<p>Lombard Street, SF<p>…

Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Along with a host of other processed grains, white rice has fallen out of our daily routine in the search for a simpler and less processed diet. Craving something similar, we reached out to the experts for an alternative—in this case our friend Nikki Bennett, executive chef of NYC's raw vegan …

Recipes

Quick Tips for Great Photography Compositions

Joe McNally is a giant of modern photography. For more than two decades he has been shooting for National Geographic, and in 1994 he was hired on as …

Josie And The Pussycats Are Back — And They’re More Real Than Ever

Comics<p>Comic Book News, Reviews, Previews, and Commentary. Get info on well-known characters and comic movies for real comic book fans.<p>Comics<p>Tegan and …

Exposure Bracketing: What Every Good Photographer Should Know

There aren’t many sure things in life. No matter how diligently we plan, regardless of how much effort we put forth, there are simply going to be …

5 Easy Ways To Screw Up a Photo

Over the years I’ve screwed more photos than I can count. And recently, when I was thinking about it, there have been a few constants behind many of …

Digital Photography

An Introduction to Golden Spiral Composition Method

The Golden Spiral Nautilus spiral and Ediely<p>Recently Chris Gampat wrote a great introduction to The Rule of Thirds, one of the most popular …

Landscape Photography

Shoot Hazy and Ethereal Photos Using a Sandwich Bag and Colored Markers

Photographer Jesse David McGrady has a super simple trick for adding a hazy, ethereal effect to your photographs: wrap a plastic sandwich bag around …