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Watch a $150 Nikon vs a $3000 Sony in This Camera Shootout. The Results May Surprise You

Is having an expensive camera really that important for capturing great photos? That’s the question the intriguing new video below from photographer …

Cameras

Learn how to use Lightroom CC

At first glance, Adobe Lightroom CC may seem complicated to use, but with a bit of practice, you'll become a master. And that's what Lightroom CC …

Tutorials

Learn to take pictures like a pro with this $20 training

I hate to be the one to break this to you, but pointing and shooting with your camera phone doesn’t make you a photographer. Sure, technology and …

Photography

For the One-Year Anniversary of My Crazy Skin-Care Google Doc, I Updated It

If you’re reading this, then chances are that one year ago you read about my Google doc. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s what …

Skin Care

Here’s Why ICC Profiles Are So Important for Printing Photos

<b>You can request a free sample pack of Canson Infinity Baryta Prestige here.</b><p>There’s never been a better time to engage in printmaking and the …

Printing

Our 10 Healthiest One-Pot Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

There's a lot to love about one-pot dinners — namely, how quick and easy they are to prepare and clean up. But one-pot meals also have a reputation …

Cooking

Tiny Compliments You Should Be Giving Every Day

If you grew up in the South, your mother most likely taught you that if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Sometimes, …

Jackie Robinson

This Slow-Motion Hummingbird Video Was Shot on the iPhone

Want to shoot some beautiful slow-motion footage of hummingbirds in flight? As this 4-minute video by photographer and conservationist Phil Torres …

Hummingbirds

The Books That Kept Me From Falling Apart in County Jail

On January 12, 2014, I was sentenced to 90 days in Century Regional Detention Facility—Los Angeles County jail—for charges related to driving drunk. …

PhotoMirage Lets You Give Still Photos Cinemagraph-style Movement

The software company Corel has announced a new app called PhotoMirage that lets you bring still photos to life with cinemagraph-style …

Obama: ‘You are right to be concerned’

In his first public comments in months, the former president talks about anger, regrets — and what the Republicans are doing right.<p>BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Barack Obama’s message to Democrats: Stop dreaming of him.<p>Speaking at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser Thursday here in the lush …

Barack Obama

Trump’s Separation of Children and Families Is What You Voted For

Ms. L, as the American Civil Liberties Union identified her, is a Congolese woman who sought asylum in the United States last November. She feared …

First Principles in Photography

Dear friend,I want to take it back to basics to your photography: to respark your passion and enthusiasm for photography. Let’s take it back to …

Learn photography now with 100 free online lessons from School of Visual Arts

There’s a seemingly endless amount of photography tutorials on the internet. But just how many of them feature leading photographers and experts? …

You Can Watch 99 Hours of Free Online Photography Classes from the School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Here’s something photo-related you can do over the long Memorial Day weekend coming up. The School of Visual Arts in New York City has 99 hours of …

Photography

This Is a Good Introduction to How to Use Layer Masks in Photoshop: 7 Tips & Tricks

Layer masks are another feature of Photoshop that can be intimidating to beginners. But in this tutorial from Colin Smith at photoshopCAFE, he shows …

Working With Large Sets of Images? Here's How to Edit Them Efficiently and Consistently in Lightroom

I didn't really appreciate the importance of having an efficient and consistent Lightroom workflow until I started shooting sports and events and …

How we grew arrogant enough to believe we have the right to kill

After Santa Fe, we must be honest with ourselves about the role violence plays in our politics.<p>In the aftermath of the Santa Fe High School shooting, Texas' lieutenant governor Dan Patrick blamed such attacks on gun owners who don't lock up their guns, and on the "design of schools" which have too …

All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries

Overview<p>All Systems Red: The Murderbot Diaries by Martha Wells<p><b>A murderous android discovers itself in All Systems Red, a tense science fiction</b> …

Science Fiction

Loved Anne of Green Gables? Read These Books Next

Ever since Anne (with an “E”) arrived in Avonlea, she’s stolen the hearts of readers everywhere. Whether she was dying her hair green, getting her …

Download This Free Shutter Speed "Cheat Sheet" Chart from PhotoTraces.com

Shutter speed is one of the key elements in the so-called Exposure Triangle (Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed) that every photographer should be familiar …

Act Now Before Your Flickr Account Is Transferred

Flickr has been acquired by SmugMug, and the official date for the switchover is looming. Here is why now might be the time to back up everything, …

Bored in Brazil: Is She the 21st-Century Ugly American?

<b>FEAST DAYS</b><br>By Ian MacKenzie<br>240 pp. Little, Brown & Company. $26.<p>The novel of the ugly American living abroad has bloomed into a genre all its own, one I happen to devour with relish. Among my favorites are Charles Portis’s “Gringos,” Ben Lerner’s “Leaving the Atocha Station” and Nell Zink’s “The …

The 12 gripping science fiction and fantasy novels you need to check out this May

This month’s picks include stories about AI, interstellar warfare, and a world without prisons<p>A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Slate’s podcast <i>Slow Burn</i>, an engrossing dive into the Watergate scandal that eventually prompted President Richard Nixon to resign. The series prompted me to pick up a …

This 400 Square Foot 'Tiny House' is My Dream Home

Here at Apartment Therapy, we write about tiny houses a whole lot. Sometimes, I find myself wondering if we've reached peak tiny house. Are these …

Living Rooms

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: ‘This could be the beginning of a revolution’

I feel lonely in my fight against sexism, in a way that I don’t feel in my fight against racism<p>Feminist is a bad word, everywhere in the world, let’s not kid ourselves, but particularly where I come from<p>At a PEN lecture in Manhattan last weekend, the novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie took Hillary …

Feminism

This Is the Best Sheet Pan, According to Our Food Editor

BANG! The sound came from inside my oven. The first time I heard it, I nearly dropped the glass I was holding. The noise sounded like a small …

Best-selling author Frank Schätzing creates an AI dystopia in latest thriller

Germany's most successful sci-fi author, Frank Schätzing, is best known for his book "The Swarm." His latest thriller, "The Tyranny of the …

Artificial Intelligence

What to Read Next If You Can't Get Enough Outlander in Your Life

If Diana Gabaldon's sexy time-travel novels have you hooked, we've got your post-<b>Outlander</b> reading guide. These historical romances have similar …

Books

Spicy Cheese Bread | The Splendid Table

This chewy, cheesy snack bread is legendary in Wisconsin, and replicating it in our kitchen was no small task. To get a cheese-loaded loaf of bread …