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How to Make a Drinking Glass From a Bottle | The Art of Manliness

I’ve often admired the artwork on beer bottles, liquor bottles, even craft soda bottles. And I’ve often wondered how to capture some of this artwork …

My Asics 2.0 provides adaptive training plans to runners on Android and iOS

Asics has had personalized training plans on its website for a while, but they haven't been much help for runners who've already laced up their shoes. Those plans are now much more accessible courtesy of the company's new My Asics 2.0 for Android and iOS. Like its web counterpart, the mobile app …

Which Lens Should I Buy for My DSLR Camera?

One of the most important advantages of DSLR cameras is the ability to use different lenses. However deciding on which lens to buy and which lens is …

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 …

Leading Lines: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your photographic challenge is to take and share an image that uses the compositional tool of ‘Leading Lines’ – as written about in our …

I Need a Permit to Shoot?

My seventh grade teacher was Mrs. Reynolds. She ran a tight ship and was very particular with whom she decided to grant the blessing of her smile. …

LightZone Photo Editing Software is Now Open Source and Completely Free

Photographers still irked about about Adobe’s decision to make Photoshop rental-only have a new alternative with the re-release of the pioneering …

Street Food Photography Tips

In the past decade, food photography has exploded more than any other discipline. Camera phones have improved rapidly, and now scrolling through a …

How to Handle Catch Lights and Eyeglasses Glare in Portrait Photography

I’ve previously discussed the importance of catch lights. Without them, your subject’s eyes look dull and lifeless. They help add interest to …

Southern California

The Magic of Photoshop’s Content Aware Tools (And Practical Examples of How to Use It)

Despite the fanfare over the introduction of content aware tools in Photoshop CS5, its predecessor, CS4 introduced the first real content aware tool …

Tutorials

Getting off Auto - Manual, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes explained

You may have heard that once you get a DSLR you need to learn to shoot in manual and only ever use that mode. That if you are using the Aperture or …

Cameras

Chickpea Pulav (Chole Biryani, One Pot Meal) Recipe by Manjula

Five Herb Pesto

Last week we updated the collection at QUITOKEETO, for summer, and sprinkled some new recipes across the shop site as well. One of the recipes I did …

Caprese Pizza

611<p>SHARES<p>This simple pizza tastes great as it is, but you can jazz it up with any of your favorite toppings.<p>6Servings<p>Ingredients<p>Canola or grapeseed …

Kale and Quinoa Salad with Black Beans Recipe

I’ve always said that I could eat soup year-round, but this summer, eating anything warmer than body temperature makes me want to rip off all my …

Yogurt Vinaigrette with Honey and Basil

Blended fresh (or frozen) raspberries give this vinaigrette body so there’s no need for oil. Umeboshi vinegar, a Japanese condiment made with …

Grilled Vegetable Panzanella

76<p>SHARES<p>Grilled summer vegetables require little seasoning to taste spectacular in this hearty bread salad.<p>4Servings<p>Ingredients<p>4 slices rustic French …

Creole Veggie Rice and Beans

Related Recipes<p>Add leftover cooked vegetables, an egg, or some beans, and you have a wonderful one-bowl meal. Recipe adapted from Tassajara Dinners & …

Satay Noodle Salad

1. Coat grill pan or grill basket with cooking spray, and preheat over medium heat.<p>2. Cook noodles in boiling salted water 2 minutes. Add sugar snap …

Kale Fried Rice for One - Infinitely Adaptable Recipe

<i>Kale Fried Rice for One</i><p>This is the kind of thing I make for myself when I’m the only one around or the only one hungry. It only works with leftover …

What Steve Jobs Taught Me After I Said “No” To Him

James Green, CEO of the search retargeting company Magnetic, was once hired by Jobs as a VP at Pixar Animation Studios. And, curiously, it was while working for one of his biggest business heroes that Green learned what not to do when leading a company.<p>I worked for Steve Jobs at Pixar Animation …

Animation

Useful Photography Tip #39: Use Your Sunglasses As an Improvised ND/Polarizer-Filter

<i>The flow of water captured at 1/13 sec thanks to a makedo sunglasses ND-filter</i><p>During this year’s summer vacations in the Austrian Alps, I found …

The Basics of Photography: A for Aperture

Today we start our new series entitled <i>The Basics of Photography</i>. The series is aimed at the aspiring amateur photographer who desires to learn more …

10 Tips for Improving Your Flower Photos

Spring is here! For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere who have been hunkered down for winter, enduring the rain and the snow, the time has …

How to Shoot Street Photography with a DSLR

It’s no secret, I love small cameras for street photography. The Fuji X100 retaught me how to do it and the Olympus EP3 is perhaps a game changer in …

How to Photograph Waterfalls (With 9 Amazing Examples)

Waterfalls are a hugely popular subject among photographers and one that can produce some spectacular results. If the popularity of waterfall …

When To Shoot Black And White

When I first started out on this road of endless expense that is photography I spent many hours musing over the merits of black & white. There is no …

Landscape Photography

10 Tips To Get Over Photographer’s Block

Going through a creative rut can be frustrating, and sometimes scary, but it is usually temporary. Photographer’s block can happen to you at any …

Tips for Capturing Better Landscape Photos

Regardless if you’re new to photography or a seasoned pro, for many of us, our first love is landscape photography. There’s just something so magical …

Landscape Photography