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Lighting and Retouching Tutorials for Recreating the Styles of Some of the World's Best Photographers

In this video, Guadalajara-based Photographer and Retoucher Sid Vasandani, shows us how to recreate that classic Steven Meisel vibe, used in his …

Tutorials

6 Tips to Help Take Great Photos With Your Smartphone

How many pictures did you take during your last vacation? And how many of <i>those</i> were with a smartphone? With the rise of Instagram and other social media sites taking pictures with smartphones is becoming a very popular way to document your travels. Instagram, alone, has roughly 80 million photos …

9 Architectural Photography Tutorials to Help You Get the Right Shot

While drawing or even writing about architecture can be a great way to be expressive in the field, today architectural photography is by far the most …

Earth - What is the real reason we sleep?

There are a few things we literally cannot live without. Oxygen is one. Another is food and water. And then there is sleep: forcibly keep an animal awake for long enough and you will kill it. The same almost certainly applies to humans.<p>This fact alone tells us that sleep must be doing something …

Sleep

Why People Check Their Phones at the Wrong Times and the Simple Trick to Stop It

Chances are you've experienced the following: You're with a small group of friends at a nice restaurant. Everyone is enjoying the food and conversation when someone decides to take out his phone -- not for an urgent call, but to check email, Instagram and Facebook.<p>Maybe you've witnessed this …

Slot Machines

Pocket Is Making Reading With Dyslexia Easier

How a reading app courts users who find reading difficult.<p>Pocket, a widely used read-it-later app, is adding support for assistive technology in an effort to court new users for whom reading itself can be a struggle. Last year, the company rolled out a text-to-speech function, so articles could be …

Peer-Reviewed

The Truth About Wasting Time At Work

If you look at the standard organizational model, the first thing you notice is that it’s a pyramid. It is narrower at the top than at the bottom. There are a lot of worker bees at the bottom of the pyramid — that’s why the base of the pyramid is broader than the top of the pyramid is. There are …

The Workplace

5 Ways Acting Stupid May Be Smart

The other day my pops read an article about why highly intelligent people sometimes opt to hide their intelligence, and he asked what I thought. I stared at him for a moment, poured myself a coffee, ate half a yogurt and forgot the question.<p>I did a little research and here's what I've learned:<p><b>1. In</b> …

10 Amazing True Stories Behind Classic Filipino Brand Names

Kodak. Frigidaire. Thermos. These are but a few brand names which, through years of familiarity, have been absorbed into our language and used freely …

Reasons To Go Running

11 images<p>Reasons To Go Running Credit: Rex Features<p>The reasons to go running don't necessarily coming flooding to us when we're cosy inside. Let us …

Stress

8 Style Tips for Short Men

The giants were staring at me... I felt short, I felt weak, I felt unprofessional.<p>Being a short guy sucked. I worried that people would look down on me.<p>I tried to wear platform shoes but I walked like a penguin (Ladies, wearing high heels DOES take talent.)<p>Luckily, founder of The Modest Man, Brock …

6 Tricks to Design the Perfect Logo

Your logo is one of the most important pieces of your brand. It can bring to mind not only your company name, but also your entire brand personality with just one small picture. Your logo fits where words cannot, so creating one that is recognizable is key for flexible advertising.<p>To create a logo …

20 Most Useful Android Apps that are Available Now

20 Most Useful Android Apps that are Available for Download1. KinScreenIf you’ve ever been jealous of the Samsung-exclusive feature that reads your …

14 Colorful Ideas for Your Bathroom

Don't overlook this space in your house.<p>Don't overlook this space in your house — add some color, whether it's through tile, wallpaper, or even your towels.

Five Signs Your CEO Is Incompetent

The longer you stay in the business world the sharper your instincts get, especially if you survive a snakebite or two. Once a particular snakes bites you, you’re unlikely to get bitten by the same type of snake again.<p>On a job search, a young person focuses his or her energy on pleasing the …

Leadership

'Turn it down,' WHO tells portable music generation | News | DW | 27.02.2015

More than 1 billion people risk permanent hearing damage from loud music, according to the World Health Organization. Data from middle- and …

A Natural Light Tip That Will Have Strobists Selling Their Lights

One of the most noticeable differences between portraits taken outside using natural light as opposed to artificial light is the background. Images …

2 Easy Ways to Capture Brilliant Starbursts in Your Photographs

Have you ever wondered how photographers are able to depict lights with a star effect along piers, boardwalks or a sunrise with trailing rays peering …

Top 5 Cameras Of 2014 | Editor’s Award & Reader’s Choice Poll

2014 has been a crazy year in terms of awesome cameras coming out. Canon finally updated the 7D series, Sony released the A7s and introduced the …

4 Truths About Photography Every Serious Photographer Should Know

When starting out, photography looks like a fun thing to do. In the beginning, you have the mindset that after a little practice, you will be able to …

Photography

How to Harness Your Fear to Become a More Confident Street Photographer

Street photography is one of the most difficult forms of photography out there. Not only do you have to rapidly compose, frame, and approach …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

10 Reasons Why a Pro is Using a Mirrorless Camera for Personal and Paid Jobs

Everyone can take a picture, but as photographers (professional or aspiring), we have the skill set and the tools to create great images in any …

Things Tech Companies Do To Your Digital Stuff Without Telling You

For all the fantastic (and fantastical) things tech companies do these days, they’re still spectacularly bad at one thing: transparency.<p>This week, a lawsuit against Apple revealed that, between 2007 and 2009, the company deleted music off of users’ iPods—specifically songs from non-iTunes …