Hamed Karimi

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Landscapes Photos That Capture the Beauty of Iran

Photographer Farzad Orsgani was born in Iran and spent the first 16 years of his life there before emigrating. After noticing politics clouding …

Photography

Take a Free Digital Photography Class From Harvard

Photography isn’t as easy as many people assume, but you <i>can</i> learn the basics on your own. And if you need some structured lessons, this 12-module …

Learn the Basics of Sheet Music with This 5-Minute Video

For non-musicians, sheet music can look incomprehensible. Dots, wavy things, and doodles somehow equate to the written version of music. So how do we …

Why Family Matters

Why Family Matters<p><i>– Emotional Nepotism</i><p>One of the things that makes families so important and so meaningful is that they are centres of unashamed …

12 New Year's Resolutions to Make You a Better Photographer

<i>New Year’s resolutions come in many forms, including fitness-based, financial, and yes, even photographic. Below are some suggestions to help you</i> …

Visual Exercises for Photographers

The Internet is filled with hundreds of tutorials on how to use what gear and why, but very little of it really focuses on how to become a great …

Quick Tip: A Cleaner Way to Sharpen Your Photos in Photoshop

When you sharpen a photograph, what you’re doing is adding contrast to the edges in an image, but unfortunately, that often leads to black and white …

Tutorials

How to Start a Photography Business

Credit: welcomia/Shutterstock<p>Starting your own photography business is a great way to add a second income or a main income, if you work hard. While …

How to Create A Small Home Recording Studio For Less Than $200 | shopswell

If you are a musician of any type, you may want to be able to record your music at home. This could be useful if you are a small independent startup …

Music Production

Expert Advice: 9 Tips to Take Better Pictures from Garden Photographer Clive Nichols

Thanks to smart phones and ever more sophisticated compact cameras, we are all photographers now. But there’s a wide gulf between those everyday …

Jeff Bezos's New Rocket Will Be Bigger Than Elon Musk's

But size isn't everything<p>Blue Origin was the first private spaceflight company to launch a rocket into space and then bring it back down for a vertical landing. "Into space" has a bit of a caveat attached, though; the New Shepard rocket crossed the Karman line, 100 kilometers above ground, which …

What the Olympics reveal about the world

By Fareed Zakaria<p>Fareed Zakaria<p>Columnist focusing on foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The Olympics are over, and the verdict is in: America won. The United States left Rio with the most gold, silver and bronze medals. The last time a single nation topped all three categories was 40 years ago (except …

The slow, sad, and ultimately predictable decline of 3D printing

I happen to own a 2004 model, a family car with a turbo (don't ask). Way back in December, before everyone started wondering whether 3D printing was on the deadpool, I tested out a MakerBot Replicator Mini for a few weeks. It was a heady time printing out Darth Vader replicas from Thingiverse and …

Destroying Democracy to Save the Nation

Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s far-right Front National. <i>Credit: Blandine Le Cain</i>Destroying Democracy to Save the NationAdrian ShahbazJune 23, …

How to Extend Your Sunset Shooting With Strobe Lighting

Most of us know that the golden hour is one of the best times for outdoor photography, but what happens when the light fades just a little too much? …

The BrushKnob USB dial wants to help you speed up your Photoshop workflow

External dials and gizmos have been common in the movie industry for years. Their sole purpose in live is to help speed up workflow and productivity, …

Camera attached to SpaceX rocket captures unique view of Earth landing

A sped-up video shows the Falcon 9 landing on a floating platform after delivering a commercial communications satellite into space. This is the second time SpaceX has landed on the ocean platform after a launch to geostationary transfer orbit, which is much further than the low-Earth orbit …

Ethiopia is experiencing one of the worst droughts in 50 years — but farmers found an astonishing way to make the desert bloom again

If we are going to adapt to our changing world, it's experiments like these that will show us the way.<p>In the steep fields of Ethiopia's highlands, when rain falls on the parched, overworked land it runs downhill, carrying soil with it. Farmers commonly lose 130 tons of soil per hectare a year, …

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Tips for Setting Up Your Own Home Portrait Studio

Your studio is not only your place of work, it’s your <i>zon</i>e—the place where you can be yourself. It’s a place where nothing distracts you, leaving you …

The career advice no one tells you

Most people have “okay” jobs. We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. There’s nothing wrong with this.<p>But some people perform at a totally different level. They’re the people who land executive level …

Most beautiful places in Iran: Photos will dazzle you | CNN Travel

Driverless bus trial in Netherlands is first on public roads

WePod shuttle carries handful of people on 200m journey in first trial of its kind – with hopes to extend systems to cargo trucks<p>An electric, driverless shuttle bus has taken to Dutch public roads on Thursday, rolling six passengers along a 200m stretch of road in the first trial of its kind …

The terrifying ways doctors used to treat infections before antibiotics

However, overuse and misuse of antimicrobial therapy predictably leads to resistance in microorganisms.<p>Antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant <i>Staphylococcus aureus</i> (MRSA), vancomycin-resistant <i>Enterococcus species</i> (VRE) and carbapenem-resistant <i>Enterobacteriaceae</i> (CRE) have …

Microbiology

My Friend Takes Creative Photographs Of Newborns

Newborn photography can come with many surprises, especially if you aren’t a parent.<p>Of course, every photographer will have a different way or style …

This Man Visited Every National Park in One Year

Inspired by the National Park Service's 100th anniversary in 2016, Nat Geo photographer Jonathan Irish visited every U.S. national park throughout the year. Follow his travels as he visited 59 parks in 52 weeks.

Is Donald Trump the Only Leading Republican We Can Trust on Iran?

The next Republican nominee for president, in all likelihood, will be Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, or Sen. Marco Rubio. Two-thirds of Republican …

The oil crash is causing the cancellation of 27 billion barrels worth of oil projects

The downturn in oil prices have hit projects all around the world, and Wood Mackenzie says that 68 major projects were scrapped in 2015, which account for around 27 billion barrels of oil and natural gas.<p>In the latter half of 2015 when oil prices fell once again following a modest rebound in the …

Oil

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