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Lenses and Seeing

The lens is the ‘eye’ of the camera. The selected focal length and aperture determine the look of the photo. The lens you are using may also have …

How To Downgrade iOS 7 Beta To iOS 6.1.3 / 6.1.4 [Tutorial]

For those who have upgraded their devices to iOS 7 but are looking to downgrade back to iOS 6.1.3 on their iPhone 4S, iPod touch 5, iPhone 4 or iOS …

Video: The Top 15 Features of Photoshop Every Photographer Should Know

Photographer Jeff Cable has come a long way from his first few gigs shooting Bar and Bat Mitzvahs in San Francisco. Mostly sports-related, his résumé …

How to Caulk a Bathtub

Question<p>Someone told me to fill the tub with water first before caulking. I didn't really understand the reason why. Is this advisable?<p>I don't know …

How to Make a S'more Martini

How many ways in the world can one make and enjoy a s'more? This martini will convince you that there's yet at least one more way to have your s'more …

Five Quick And Easy Ways To Master The OS X Keyboard [Feature]

As we’re all Mac users here (at least I hope so!), it’s a good idea from time to time to learn new things on our favorite computer, to make our Mac life just that bit more fun and productive.<p>With that in mind, here are five easy keyboard tricks that you can use that you<br>may not have already known …

OS X

How-To: Strawberry Margarita Jell-o Shots

If you’re the kind of person who likes your strawberries with Jell-O, tequila, limes, and salt, then this is the tutorial for you (or if you’re the kind of person who just likes your Jell-O shots in sweet, little, edible vessels, then this tutorial is also for you).<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | How-To: Caramel Apple …

Travel Photography Tips and Techniques

With travel photography you want to convey not only the scenes you have seen but also the feelings and emotions associated with the locations. The …

7 Beginner Tips For Sharper Photos

Scott Kelby, the author of many digital photography books says, <i>“If your photos aren’t sharp then the rest doesn’t matter.”</i> Key to any image is its …

What If There's No Internet?

I email. I search. I shop. I Facebook. I stream. I Skype. Every year I seem to do these things a little bit more. Stroke by stroke, as I slip deeper into the Internet's embrace, I find myself wondering:<p>"What would happen if the Internet went away?"<p>Can it? It was famously built to be indestructible, …

What goes on when lightning strikes?

A new theory from Russian researchers suggests that lightning may be a by-product of cosmic rays. Surprisingly, despite studying lightning for …

How to Write Movie Scripts

The world of film is extremely competitive. You may have the best movie idea of all time, but if your script isn’t formatted correctly, there’s a …

How to Make Sticky Rice

Community Tested<p>Sticky rice is that delightful concoction that can be found accompanying many Asian dishes, most often seen in Thai or Indonesian …

Recipes

Our One-Week, Affordable Kitchen Makeover

We are miles away from the completion of the Curbly House kitchen, so we decided to make-over another one! Because, friends, when life is crazy, …

RAW vs. JPEG: Digital Camera Image Formats

There is much confusion among new photographers as to which format—JPEG or RAW—is best to use. The problem is there’s no one correct answer to the …

How to connect game controllers to your Mac

While the Mac platform has not been noted for catering to hard-core gamers, there are still many popular gaming titles and gaming accessories available for the Mac OS. If you own a Mac and have a few games you would like to try, then you might also be interested in getting a gaming controller or …

Awesome Armoured Trains and Rail Cruisers

"QUANTUM SHOT" #830 <br>Link - article by Simon Rose and Avi Abrams<p><b>Armoured train as a symbol of military power, as well as "a symbol of stable</b> …

How to Be Assertive

Being assertive falls right in the middle of being passive and being aggressive. If you're passive, you'll never get to vocalize your needs; if …

How to Create a LinkedIn Account

This wikiHow teaches you how to create a personal profile on LinkedIn.<p>Part 1<p>Creating Your Account<p>1<p><b>Open the LinkedIn webpage.</b> It will open to a page …

Tutorials

Ohm’s Law Reference Poster

I love this Ohm’s poster by ZarthCode’s Anthony Clay. In addition to the classic Ohm’s Law triangle (“It’s the Law!” the poster proclaims) it also includes a resistor color chart, a discussion of voltage dividers, as well as an explanation of the markings on surface mount resistors. Just the thing …

How to Arrange your Desk for Maximum Productivity

This post is brought to you by Azendoo, a brand new teamwork web application to help you get things done easily. Azendoo works with Evernote, Dropbox, Google or Box accounts.<p>Visit www.azendoo.com to learn more and sign-up free up to 5 users.<p>Let’s be frank: you spend more time at your desk than is …

Mini PC float-and-slide desk

<b>Materials:</b> Ludvig Laptop shelf/charging station, floating brackets<p><b>Description:</b> Inspired by iMac-computer-desk I decided to try finding a solution for …

6 Photography Rules You Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Breaking

Whenever we first set out to learn something we usually are forced to learn the rules of that particular activity before we’re allowed to fully …

How To Photograph Star Trails

Photographing star trails can be challenging but also rewarding. If you’ve never tried it, these tips will help you get started. Choosing the Place …

How To Setup Google Contact Sync on the iPad

Google has made some changes this year to how Google Contacts sync with iOS devices. For years I had just setup Google Sync as an Exchange account in Settings on the iPad and iPhone and it has worked beautifully for me. It had been especially good whenever I got a new iPad or iPhone – as all I had …

Apps

An Introduction To The Mechanical Watch

The mechanical watch is one of the few remaining practical, day-to-day items that has remained unchanged in many ways since its inception hundreds of …

Watches

9 Simple Steps to Make a Double Exposure Photograph in Photoshop

If you have been looking to expand your photographic creativity or add a new wrinkle to your repertoire, something you may want to consider is double …

How to Make Oreos with Dutch Cocoa Powder

Homemade Oreo-style cookies can be made a variety of ways. In this recipe, the strong yet delicious taste of Dutch cocoa powder is combined with …