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How to Dodge and Burn in Lightroom with the Help of Luminance Range Masking (VIDEO)

You might already know how to do “dodging and burning” techniques in Lightroom to tweak the exposure of your images, but here’s a way to do it even …

Europe and America Drift (Dangerously) Far Apart

The Continent is something most Americans — those born after World War II — have more or less taken for granted. But now we need to seriously worry …

Europe

Why Guitarists Get Stuck and What to Do About It

Stuck in a rut with your playing? Learn how to dig yourself out with this lesson.

Guitar

How to Scout the Perfect Photography Location

One of the most overlooked aspects of being a good photographer is finding that ideal location for a shoot. It can be a shoot for your personal …

Landscape Photography

8 Post-Processing Tips For Creating Beautiful Landscape Photos

There is nothing quite like the power of a stunning landscape or seascape image in transporting us momentarily to a world of wonder, magic, danger, …

Landscape Photography

Breaking the Rule of Thirds: Five Creative Composition Ideas

How often do you break away from the rule of thirds and try a method that is outside of the box? Here are five composition ideas that will inspire …

Landscape Photography

How to Get Out of ANY Guitar Rut

<b>What is a rut?</b><p>A rut is essentially a problem that needs to be solved but is compounded by the fact that you're stopping yourself from seeing the …

Electric Guitar

How to Break Free of Common Blues Chord Shapes

If you’re at all intimated by the term <i>dominant voicings</i>, relax—they’re only nominally tough, and their alternate cousins contained here amount to …

Electric Guitar

How to Mount and Frame Your Own Pictures

Today we are going to learn with Ben Fewtrell how to mount and frame your pictures.<p>Here's a list of the equipment needed to frame your photos<p>Una …

Photography

Keeping Your Verticals Vertical

There are few things you can do to make your images really pop. Some are complex and some are simple. Keeping your verticals vertical has to be one …

Tutorials

How to set up a VPN on your phone

Why you need a private internet connection for your phone.<p>When your phone connects to the web, prying eyes can snoop on every site you visit. To protect your privacy, put a Virtual Private Network, or VPN, between your phone and the internet. Instead of connecting directly to a website, you'll …

Information Systems

Neil McCormick's great British songbook: 100 homegrown hits

Culture hit lists banner<p>These isles are full of noises. Or, rather, they are full of songs. From nursery rhymes and lullabies to pop hits and jingles, show tunes and hymns, songs provide the soundtrack of our daily lives.<p>It is often said that the golden age of songwriting occurred in the United …

Songwriting

Forget about the lighting, it's all about 'lines': The ONE photographer approved trick that will make you look great in any photo

For those of us who lack the expertise of Elle MacPherson or Gisele Bundchen, posing for photographs can be awkward, embarrassing and a source of …

Wales

How to Make Your Photos Pop, According to Pro Landscape Photographer Tom Mackie

Pro photographer Tom Mackie gets so many questions about how to make photos “pop,” he decided to do a whole video on the subject, which we have …

Photography

Here's What To Read About That Giant New York Times Climate Change Piece

​On Wednesday, the New York Times Magazine published "Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change." In the piece, the longest the New …

Fossil Fuels

A Photographer’s Tips For Getting Perfect Photos Of The Night Sky

Look, we’ve all done it. Seen something beautiful in the sky — a particularly large, full moon, a meteor shower on a weekend camping trip, intergalactic aliens bent on stealing our water supply hurtling towards Earth — and pulled out our phones, excited to share this moment with our inner circle …

Landscape Photography

Earth Overshoot Day came early this year. That’s a bad thing.

We consumed a year’s worth of natural resources in just seven months.<p>Every holiday has its unique pleasures. New Year’s Eve is a time for confetti, champagne, and promises. The Fourth of July all but demands the pop of a firework and one (or 12) hot dogs. And Earth Overshoot Day wouldn’t be …

Sustainability

Suspended Chords: Liven Up Your Rhythm Playing with Open-Position and Movable Voicings

Noted for their versatility, suspended (or sus) chords are a welcome addition to any player’s repertoire. You can throw them into your arrangements …

Electric Guitar

How to Turn a Stock Chord Progression Into a Unique Guitar Part

Last month I described how I harnessed my voice’s musical intuition as a creative guide when crafting a lead guitar solo in the studio.<p>This month I’d …

Electric Guitar

How to Make Money as a Landscape Photographer

Many photographers love spending time in the outdoors, photographing the natural world. But not everyone can sustain their passion into a full-time …

Landscape Photography

On the Edge of Abrupt Climate Change, aka very near term extinction

I've been aware of climate change warnings since 1977, after reading Energy for Survival, by the brilliant William Clark, who died in a car crash not …

Climate Change

Adobe Portfolio Lets You Build a Showcase Site from Within Your Creative Cloud Subscription

Did you know that you can build your own portfolio website through Adobe Creative Cloud?Many of us use Adobe Creative Cloud every day in our work and …

Web Design

Steve Morse Mini Lesson: Find the Melodies in Your Low Strings

In every chord progression, there is a melody hiding in the low strings, just waiting to be brought to life. But it often seems that more advanced …

Electric Guitar

Video Lesson: Get Rhythm, Part 2: More on Beats, Meters, and More

Bill EvansJuly 20, 2018<p><b>From the September 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY GRETCHEN MENN</b><p>In the first part of this series (<i>AG</i> August 2018), I …

Electric Guitar

Turn a Good Shot Into a Great One: Essentials of Luminosity Masks

Let's just be honest here, standard HDR photo processing techniques are about as relevant as dial-up Internet these days. There are many other ways …

Tutorials

Turning Photographs Into Art Part 3: Underexposure and Low-Key Images

Black is the queen of all colors. Henri Matisse 1 – Dusk in the Chinle Buttes There is no road there. The only sign of where to turn off was where …

Tutorials

The Subversive Guitarist: Trapped in a Box!

Do you feel like you play the same things every time you pick up the guitar? This exclusive new <i>PG</i> column by Joe Gore can help.

Guitar

Earth's resources consumed in ever greater destructive volumes

Humanity is devouring our planet’s resources in increasingly destructive volumes, according to a new study that reveals we have consumed a year’s worth of carbon, food, water, fibre, land and timber in a record 212 days.<p>As a result, the Earth Overshoot Day – which marks the point at which …

Climate Change

Guitar Essentials: Learn These Five Classic Delta Blues Turnarounds Now

The blues is a relatively young form of music, but the turnaround has been with us for quite some time. The concept of ending a chorus on the V chord …

Electric Guitar

How to Seamlessly Play Pentatonic Scales Over Three Octaves

In this lesson, we are going to expand on my previous lessons—"How to Seamlessly Play Arpeggios Over Three Octaves" and“How to Seamlessly Play 7th …

Electric Guitar