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Hollywood Glamor lighting with video lights - Tangents

The old Hollywood masters such as George Hurrell, CS Bull and Laszlo Willinger had a dramatic way of lighting their portraits, with specific use of …

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How to Create Cinematic Style Photography and Lighting

Theatrical lighting produces stunning photographs that look like stills from Hollywood films. But these types of images can be made using common …

Cuba: Traveling Light, Chasing Light

I've just returned from a week in Havana, Cuba. Without an official assignment of any kind I found myself wandering the streets with absolute minimal …

Mount July DSLR Lens Filters Will Be Like Instagram Filters for Your Camera

What would it look like if the retro filters found in smartphone camera apps were turned into a real filter you could slap onto the front of your …

Trippy Video Shows How a Person’s Face Changes Depending on the Lighting

Want to see how much of an effect the direction and color of your lighting has on your portrait subject’s face? Check out this trippy video by Nacho …

How to Tie a Bow Tie | The Art of Manliness

Bow Ties

‘Would You Eat Your Cat: Key Ethical Conundrums and What They Tell You About Yourself’ by Jeremy Stangroom

By Nancy Szokan<p>WOULD YOU EAT YOUR CAT?<p>Key Ethical Conundrums and What They Tell You About Yourself<p>By Jeremy Stangroom<p>Norton. 144 pp. $Paperback, $15.95<p>Curiosity doesn’t kill the cat of this title, but it does play a role in what happens to the corpse. In the first of 25 ethical dilemmas concocted …

How To Build A $30 DIY Steadicam

The steadicams building tutorials are among the more popular builds on the blog. No wonder, as using a Steadicam produces significantly smoother …

5 Ways To Improve Your Boudoir Photography

<i>This is a guest post by Ed Verosky.</i><p>Boudoir is a popular genre of portraiture that many wedding and family photographers are adding to their …

How to Iron a Dress Shirt Properly | The Art of Manliness

I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen a man who’s wearing what would be a very dapper get-up….except it’s ruined by wrinkly clothes. I see this …

How to Whistle With Your Fingers | The Art of Manliness

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to know how to give a commanding whistle with my fingers in my mouth. You know. The kind you see people give in …

How to Become a Masterful Note-Taker: 8 Lessons From Research

Use a computer. Underline. Take a break. Read them later.<p>AP Photos<p>The value of note-taking--or notebooks at least--gets a stock market capitalization in the coming weeks with Moleskine's planned IPO. The Italian stationery firm has boosted the profile of note-taking at companies around the world. …

Take Better Notes by Structuring Them in a Hierarchy

Everyone has a different way of jotting down notes in a meeting or lecture, but if you need precision in your notes, The Atlantic suggests you stick …

How to Make a Southwest Breakfast Sandwich | AoM Month of Sandwiches | The Art of Manliness

<i>Welcome to Day #4 of the AoM sandwich project. Last month we asked readers for their best sandwich recommendations. Out of 483 submissions, we picked</i> …

The best sentences we read today

By Brad Plumer<p>-- "Bowls haven't changed in / any important way since / the Song dynasty."<p>-- "The Capital Beltway, a politically iconic and locally vital highway, is dying beneath your turning wheels."<p>-- "More than half of the rivers previously thought to exist in China appear to be missing."<p>-- "Who …

Doctor Who as Lighting U.

We have a rule in the Hobby household. If the kids can get ready for bed quickly enough, we get to watch an episode of Doctor Who together. It is one …

The Surprisingly Gentle Science Behind New York's Plan to Sterilize Its Rats

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Studio Gang designs for sun across the United States.<p>“I like to create environments that tantalize and …

Architecture

On Becoming A Photgrapher - Communicating With Your Subject

So, you’ve got the shoot planned to perfection, you’re all good to go and the subject walks in the door. But how do you make someone smile, and how …

Self-help

Clean Copper Cookware with Salt and Ketchup

Copper cookware is an attractive kitchen accessory, but only if you take good care of it. Surprisingly, you can keep it as shiny as the day you …

Chinese military denies damaging Vietnamese boat in clash

By William Wan<p>, Reporter<p>BEIJING — After a week of acrimonious accusations between China and Vietnam, the Chinese military has admitted that one of its ships fired at a Vietnamese fishing boat, although it insisted that only flares were shot and that Vietnam’s claims of fire damage to the fishing …

Use a Plastic Bag and the Camera You Already Have to Create Cool, Vintage-Style Photos

We're all familiar with vintage-style camera effects thanks to popular apps like Instagram, but applying those modifications after you take the image …

Vintage

Satoki Nagata's Combination of Street Photography And Shutter Drag

Satoki Nagata’s Lights in Chicago project is on the verge between street photography (as the candid type we know) and adding a carefully positioned …

Street Photography

We are Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna, Founders of Birchbox, and This Is How We Work

With Birchbox, Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna have tapped into a few things consumers really love: physical mail, the element of surprise, and the …

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Hand Lighting Photography Tutorial: The White Feather

If you are into exciting light painting here is a great tutorial from Eric Pare, part of the team behind the 360º bullet time light paintings.<p>This …