John Bankson

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Techniques for Removing People in Photoshop

As much as people can add life, mood and scale to an image, there are times when we just wish they were not there. There are times we might have set …

Mayweather's IV Treatment Before Pacquiao Bout Challenged by Nevada Commission

Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images<p>AP<p>Dirck Halstead—Getty Images<p>Steve Miller—AP<p>Joseph Costa—New York Daily News Archive/Getty Images<p>Eric …

Four apps better than your phone's built-in address book

Download these apps to upgrade your contacts list.<p>The address book is at the core of your phone. Since most of us don't memorize phone numbers anymore, it's a crucial tool for keeping touch with friends and family through phone calls, texts and emails.<p>Unfortunately, the built-in contacts app that …

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Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware V4 review

When I was asked for my opinions on version 4 of the X-T1 firmware I was a little scared and excited in equal measure. Excited because the …

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How to Install Presets in Lightroom

Lightroom is unquestionably a powerful image processing application; even if you were to make use of only its built-in tools, you (and your photos) …

Tutorials

Yongnuo Will Unveil Cheaper Clones of Nikon Lenses Before the End of 2015

One of the big stories in the world of camera gear this past year has been Chinese manufacturer Yongnuo’s expansion into cheap clones of Canon …

Comparing the Optics of the $40 Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 and the $125 Canon 50mm f/1.8 II

I recently did a simple review that compared Yongnuo’s new $40 clone of the Canon 50mm f/1.8 II. Today I will dive a little deeper into how the two …

Create Perfect Portraits in Lightroom Using These 6 Classic Retouch Techniques

With portraiture, what you see is not always what you want to get. Even the very best portrait with the perfect model will often need some form of …

The dollar's 70-year dominance is coming to an end

Within a decade, greenback's could be replaced as the world's reserve currency<p>In early July 1944, delegates from 44 countries gathered at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. A three-week summit took place, at which a new system was agreed to regulate the international …

Lance Armstrong in Purgatory: The After-Life

After a great fall, what do we remember? We remember the cheating, and the lies. We remember the cult of personality that we eagerly embraced, and then felt betrayed by. But what of the man who fell? What about the work he didn't cheat at? What about the 16 years Lance Armstrong spent building a …

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Healthy Eating: The Case For Eating Steak And Cream

"Eating foods that contain saturated fats raises the level of cholesterol in your blood," according to the American Heart Association (AHA). "High levels of blood cholesterol increase your risk of heart disease and stroke."<p>So goes the warning from the AHA, the supposed authority on the subject. …

Nutrition

Around Half Of All American Adults Were Hacked In The Last Year

The data comes from Ponemon Institute and CNN Money and is not exact, but is estimated from numbers from the Identity Theft Resource Center and different corporate disclosures, Digital Trends says.<p>This is likely thanks to some large-scale hacks from the past year. The Heartbleed Bug, the Snapchat …

Greenhouses Made With Salvaged Windows

What better way to recycle old salvaged windows than to build them into a unique <br>garden greenhouse or potting shed? Old windows, doors, and other …

12 Tool Gifts for the DIY Dad

These are the tools that dads want and probably check out in catalogs or store shelves but might hold off on buying. They'll make his Father's Day. We started with the least expensive and worked up to the one that'll make you open your wallet a bit wider.<p>These are the tools that dads want and …

Do it Yourself Home Improvement: Home Repair | The Family Handyman

You don't have to be an expert woodworker or own specialty tools to take on one of these 40 outdoor woodworking projects. Every one of the simple …