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Underexposed Portraits? They’re Easy to Fix with This 5-Minute Lightroom Tutorial (VIDEO)

Tony Northrup is an image-editing expert who says, “The most common portrait mistake we see is underexposing because of backlighting.” If this …

Tutorials

10 Tips for Creating a Professional Photo Website

As a photographer, you know you need a professional photography website. Sure, as a place to showcase your photos online, but also a place where you …

17 Things Every Photographer Should Be Able to Do in 10 Seconds

There are some abilities that should just be second nature to photographers. Here are 17 such things to make you have down pat to keep you prepared …

Photography

Our 40 Best Southeast Asian Recipes to Spice Up Your Life

Recipes from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Beyond<p>Southeast Asia is a vast tropical region comprising the nations of …

Six ETFs for retirees, from plain Jane to complex

Every basis point counts in this low-yield world. That's especially true for retirees, who need steady returns from their portfolios.<p>In this respect, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can help. They often have management expense ratios (MERs) of less than half a per cent and provide diversified access …

53 movies you need to see in your lifetime

Television might be on an upswing, but nothing will ever replace movies. In the past century that they've been around, they're given us unforgettable stories and characters.<p>Here are 53 movies everyone should watch in their lifetimes. They're a mix of movies to see when you're growing up, stone-cold …

Warren Beatty Explained The Oscar Flub Heard ‘Round The World

It’s been weeks since the greatest mistake in Oscars history happened, with Faye Dunaway accidentally reading the incorrect name of the Best Picture winner due to a card mixup, and with any luck that will be the last mistake of that scale that the Academy Awards ever have to deal with. During an …

Warren Beatty

5-Minute Tutorial Reveals How To Make Boring Photos Look Awesome

There are a ton of bad photos online and it’s mostly because people simply can’t be bothered with editing. But as this tutorial shows, you don’t need …

Learn the Basics of Lightroom With This Tutorial

So, you decided to kick iPhoto to the curb and step up to Lightroom, but you need a little help getting started. This great tutorial will show you …

Tutorials

Add These 17 Slow Cooker Chicken Dinners to Your Meal Plan

The make-ahead magic of the slow cooker does it again. With the right recipes, this handy appliance is one of the best tools in the kitchen for …

Making sense of aperture, shutter speed and ISO with the exposure triangle

How important is exposure in photography? What are the components of exposure? What is the “Exposure Triangle”? These are the questions I will …

How to Install Tile Like a Professional

If you've ever wondered how to install tile without calling a professional, you've come to the right place. Maybe you're a "Fixer Upper" devotee, and …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Time Crystals Have Now Been Officially Declared as a New State of Matter

This year has already been monumental for physicists worldwide as a blueprint for making and measuring time crystals was produced. This was an …

Hear Prince’s Personal Playlist of Party Music: 22 Tracks That Will Bring Any Party to Life

Many years ago, I took a job as a wedding DJ for a few months to knit ends together in college. Whatever you picture about the job of a wedding DJ, I …

Learn How to Use Lightroom’s Radial Filter with This Helpful “Quick-Tips” Tutorial (VIDEO)

Lightroom’s Radial Filter is a powerful, easy-to-use tool that can do a lot of different things to enhance the quality of your images. In this …

Tutorials

Sous Vide Is the Best Way to Cook a Steak, Period

These Two Lightroom Tutorials Are Guaranteed to Improve Your Nature & Landscape Photographs

Most landscape and nature photographers consider Lightroom’s Graduated Filter to be almost indispensable for processing their images. The ability to …

4 Lighting Principles I wish I knew when I started Photography

When I first started photography, I struggled a lot with lighting. In the beginning, we are often told to shoot our subjects in open shade. If you …

Spend 5 Minutes and Learn How to Use Tone Curves in Photoshop and Lightroom (VIDEO)

The Tone Curve is one of the most powerful tools in Photoshop, Lightroom and other image-editing software. The proper use of Curves adjustments, …

How to get the ‘Orange and Teal’ look in Adobe Lightroom

Editing images these days is not as simple as you may think. Sure, you can apply any filter you want in Instagram, but to really produce an image …

Learn 7 Lightroom Tricks in 60 Seconds on Using Sliders to Speed up Your Workflow (VIDEO)

The use of sliders is a familiar practice for everyone who edits their images, regardless of the software employed. The most common practice is to …

This Genius Chocolate Mousse Recipe Uses Just Two Ingredients

One of them is chocolate, obviously. What's the other?<p>Chocolate mousse. It's the upscale, more sophisticated version of chocolate pudding. It's …

Dessert

Learn the Basics of Using Lightroom to Adjust Shadows, Highlights, Exposure & More (VIDEO)

Adobe Lightroom is a powerful tool and for those of you new to the software here’s a tutorial illustrating how to use the adjustment brush to …

Tutorials

Complete Lightroom and Photoshop Portrait Retouching Tutorial

Most online photography tutorials focus on one thing—how to sharpen better or how to retouch shiny skin, for example. This video goes way beyond …

9 Easy One-Pot Meals for Any Night of the Week

We're going to let you in on a little secret: Making a delicious dinner doesn't always have to be complicated. In fact, creating a great, flavorful …

35 Snacks That Prove Italians Do Appetizers Best

When you think "Italian" you may already envision pasta, but there's so much more to the cuisine than that. If you're dreaming up appetizers to serve at a party, permit these Italian palate pleasers to inspire your spread. While most of them lean more toward the traditional route, a few are …

A Mindset "Revolution" Sweeping Britain's Classrooms May Be Based On Shaky Science

The "growth mindset" phenomenon has swept through schools over the last 20 years and purportedly explains everything from Michael Jordan's success to Enron's failure. But the research behind it contains worrying errors.<p>Michael Jordan didn’t make his high school basketball team in 1978. He went on …

An investing checklist for a prosperous 2017 (and 2018, 2019, ...)

To be a successful investor, you don't need to trade frequently, take a lot of risk or try to time the market's ups and downs.<p>In fact, you shouldn't be doing any of those things. For most people, building wealth is a long-term process that requires, above all, patience and commitment. If you do a …

The essential tricks and tips that all PlayStation 4 owners need to know

Just bought yourself a PS4? Or have you owned one since launch? Either way, you might not be aware of all the settings and hidden features tucked …