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Take better screenshots in macOS with these hidden features

One of my favorite Mac features is the ease at which you can take and edit screenshots using Apple’s default tools. Using one of several keyboard shortcuts, I can take a screenshot of exactly what I want to capture, and edit it all (or not) in Preview.<p>Here are those keyboard shortcuts I was talking …

How to Shoot a City in Unimaginable Ways - Essential Tips for Epic Cityscapes!

Exploring Cityscape Photography<p>Cities are massive and full of power, energy and vibes that they are great to photograph! For a photographer, they're …

Landscape Photography

Changing the Order of Preferred Wireless Networks - Mac

How to Convert PDF Text to Word Free on Mac OS X

How to convert text in a PDF into Microsoft Word format on Mac OS X using the Automator app.<p>You can convert text in a PDF into copiable text to be …

Operating Systems

How to disable Adobe Flash in your browser

Adobe Flash needs to go.<p>The fact that we're faced with yet another major security flaw in the software — this time discovered in the stolen Hacking …

Why Good Sunglasses and Lip Gloss Are a Natural Match: Imaan Hammam, Nicola Peltz, and More

Half the fun of good sunglasses is that they inevitably draw attention to your mouth, which makes them a prime companion for summer’s paler palette of seashell pink and warm nude lip colors. Just give your Instagram feed a quick scan: Perhaps you’ve already spotted <b>Nicola Peltz</b> and **Cat McNeil’**s …

Radian 2: A Time-Lapse Motion Device You Program with Your Smartphone

Alpine Labs has announced their latest Kickstarter project, the Radian 2. The second generation Radian is designed to act as a precision motion …

Time-lapse Photography

How to shoot stunning 60 fps video with your iPhone 6

Clear, high definition video is all about a frame rate of 60 frames per second (fps).<p>Luckily, your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus can shoot in this high-speed format that will smooth out your videos as well as make the results of your slo-motion editing a much more watchable experience.<p>If you want to …

Lily is the World’s First Throw-and-Shoot Camera

Lily is a new robotic camera drone that aims to shake up not only the drone industry, but the camera industry as a whole. It’s the world’s first …

The Atlas of Beauty: Portraits of Beautiful Women in Countries Around the World

Romanian photographer Noroc Mihaela is on a mission to photograph women from every single country on Earth in order to show that beauty is found …

3 super-easy ways to convert currency with your Mac

As the world gets smaller and smaller thanks to the global marketplace called the internet, you may sometimes need to know exactly how much your dollar will get you in the wider world. Is that £15 widget really worth it? You’ll only know if you convert it to some form of currency that you …

How to Use Lightroom Brushes to Contour Faces

It's amazing how adding just a little bit of shadows can drastically improve the depth of your photographs. Contouring faces is a little trick that …

Tutorials

How to eject a stubborn disc from your Mac

There’s a ton of reasons why a disc may get stuck in your Mac. Not only is it frustrating, but it can also bring you into a cold sweat — panicking about how to remove it when there’s no easy access.<p>But don’t worry: in today’s video we go over a few simple tricks to force eject your favorite album …

15 Tips to Rank Your App Better in iTunes

If your business is building an app, you have likely put quite a bit of work into it. Once the product is finished, your success depends on whether customers can find it. Let’s look at how you can ensure your hard work doesn’t go to waste.<p>Even though Android holds a higher market share than iOS, …

The Best Way to Use Color in Photoshop

Do It Yourself: Make Your Own Light Tent On The Cheap

Light tents are super useful tools to keep around the studio (or house). They're great for all kinds of photos ranging from product photography to …

Common Portrait Lighting Mistakes

Here is a quick list of several common portrait lighting mistakes that beginners, and even pros, often make. Why are they mistakes? Because the goal …

The Post

Insane Makeup Turns Models Into 2-D Paintings Of Famous Artists

Facepainting isn’t just for kids anymore, and one talented Russian makeup artist is elevating it to an artform.<p>When we think of face painting, we usually think of clowns, county fairs and this turtle-loving zombie kid. We certainly tend not to respect it as an art: instead, it’s considered a …

Art

Steve Jobs’ inspirational commencement speech is hidden in Pages for Mac

One of the most famous speeches by Steve Jobs is the commencement address he gave at Stanford University in 2005. The 22-minute speech is definitely worth watching if you’re an Apple fan.<p>Apple has made small and subtle references to Jobs in its software before, and now another easter egg has been …

How to use parental controls on your iPhone or iPad

Restrictions, also known as Parental Controls, let you manage which features, apps, and content your kids can and can't access on the iPhone or iPad. …

How To Use Your Apple TV as a Second Display in OS X Mavericks

The debut of OS X Mavericks brought some great new features to Apple’s venerable operating system. One of my favorites is the ability to use any …

How to get lost iCloud contacts back on your iPhone

Whenever I sign out of iCloud and back in on my iPhone, some of my contacts will inevitably disappear. Given enough time, most of them restore (it …

The Demise of Aperture and iPhoto: What Does it Mean?

The shoe has finally dropped. Apple confirmed today that it’s ditching Aperture, its photo management tool, and iPhoto, its consumer photo editing app, in favor of Photos, a brand new desktop and iOS duo slated for debut in 2015.<p>It all makes sense. While Aperture has undergone some fairly high …

How To Add A Realistic Tattoo To a Person With Photoshop

I think the concept of using skin as a canvas is curious. I don’t have any tattoos, and in a day where it seems everyone and their mother has one, or …

How to do Great Photography Even When Your Surroundings are Boring

I have always been fascinated with great photography taken in areas that people might commonly refer to as ‘boring.’ I use the word boring because …

How To Solve A Rubik's Cube

<b>Step 1: White Cross</b> <br>You should be able to complete this step just by playing around with the cube. Make sure that the edges of the cross match the center squares on the adjacent sides.<p><b>Step 2: Finish First Layer</b><p><b>Step 3: Middle Layer</b> <br>You may need to move some middle layer edge pieces from the top …

Sewing

The best iPhone apps for losing weight

Losing weight is often a pretty difficult task and with that said people generally welcome any help they can get. The following list of apps is meant …

Understanding Retouching: Take Advice from a Make-up Artist

Growing up with a single mother and lots of aunts, a considerable portion of my childhood was spent around women readying their faces, to face the …

30 Amazing Photography Links to Inspire You

As another wonderful week in the world of photography passes us by we find Toad Hollow Photography searching the internet for links to the best …