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Photography app VSCO now supports RAW images for professional control

If you’re serious about photography then you’ll be aware of the benefits of shooting in RAW. Using this unfiltered image format certainly makes for a slower workflow, but that’s more than compensated by the greater control and versatility when it comes to editing things like white balance. Apple …

VSCO Tutorial: How To Use VSCO To Shoot & Edit Photos

VSCO, short for Visual Supply Company, but pronounced “VisCo”, is a popular camera replacement and photo editing app. The app is available on both …

Mobile Photography

How to Be More Charismatic | The Art of Manliness

Are you a senior in high school running for Student Council President?<p>Are you an entrepreneur looking to make a successful pitch and attract …

15 Fitness Hacks to Lose Weight Without Exercising

I think you will agree with me when I say:Weight loss is one of the most annoying and hardest parts of maintaining a good physique.There is just a …

Nutrition

How to Lean Out the Right Way

Almost anyone who spends any real time in the gym looks to drop body fat and improve their definition at one point or another. However, when they …

How a Car Engine Works | The Art of Manliness

I’ve never been a car guy. I just didn’t have any interest in tooling around under the hood to figure out how my car works. Except for replacing my …

How to Tie the Full Windsor Knot | The Art of Manliness

You’re about to go into a big business meeting; your suit is perfectly fitted, your shoes are shined, your shirt is pressed. Which necktie knot do …

How Many Megapixels Do I Need for Printing?

This is a complex subject. Megapixels are a measure of quantity, not quality. An 8 megapixel camera phone isn’t the same as an 8 megapixel DSLR …

11 apps that will make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …

Apps

Why I shoot small sensor cameras

The evolution of the photographer usually goes something like this: First they get a point and shoot camera, than get a bridge camera, then a DSLR, …

Cameras

12 Steps to Successly Promote your Photography on Instagram

If you’re reading this and are interested in digital photography, chances are you’re a user of Instagram, the current goliath of social media in …

The telescope looking for the beginning of time

The universe is a big place.<p>Let's rephrase that. The universe is a gargantuan place. At this moment in time, astronomers believe that it measures some 93 billion light-years across.<p>When we look out across space, though, we're not just looking through distance. We're looking back in time. All of the …

Telescopes

Cheap and Used Versus the New Hotness: Why Buying a Cheap Camera is the Best Thing for Beginners

As a fairly established photographer, many beginners ask me what camera to buy to get started. What’s more important: body or lenses? Or is it the …

These Animations Show How CMOS and CCD Sensors Work and How They Differ

Want to see how CMOS and CCD image sensors work and how they differ from each other? Photographer and animator Raymond Sirí created a couple of …

Travel Photography Tips – Photographing the Coast

Exposing to the Right Explained

Exposing to the right, or “ETTR,” is an approach to photography that is as helpful as it is controversial. On one hand, exposing to the right is yet …

How Cooking Can Make You a Better Man | The Art of Manliness

Several months back, I was sitting in a bar in Manhattan’s Lower East Side engaging in a cocktail and conversation with several other patrons. After …

Cast Iron Skillet

How the iPhone 6 compares to its biggest rival, the Samsung Galaxy S6

Earlier this month, Samsung officially launched the Galaxy S6 — which is arguably its best phone to date. Some may even call it the best Android phone on the market right now.<p>Samsung has improved its latest Galaxy phone in all the right ways — from the way it looks and feels to the software and how …

Phones

Goldberg: Iran nuke deal, no deal at all

What Obama really wants is to end Tehran's isolation, but at what cost?<p>The first thing one needs to know about the nuclear deal with Iran is that it is not, in fact, a deal. You might be confused about this point, given that so many news outlets refers to a "deal" that doesn't exist.<p>In fairness, …

Use CamelCamelCamel to Hunt for the Best Camera Gear Prices on Amazon

One of the tricky things about online shopping is the price fluctuation that happens for products. The price you see today may not be around when you …

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

By Jay Cassano4 minute Read<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health …

Happiness

View your custom maps inside Google Maps for Android

Google has changed the Maps app around a great many times. Unfortunately, this means some features have disappeared, but thankfully, some are being added back. Such is the case with the ability to access custom maps you created through the service.<p>Previously, you could create these maps on the …

Simple Tips to Improve your Travel Photography - Include People in Your Images

Including people in your travel photos can really make them stand out. Here are some simple tips on how you could include people in yours photographs.

How to End a Conversation Like a Man | The Art of Manliness

We’ve done several articles on the Art of Manliness covering the wonderful art of conversation, from its dos and donts, to how to make small talk, to …

Back-Button Focusing: How to Use Full Auto and Full Manual Controls at the Same Time

What is Back-Button Focusing (BBF)?<p>With most cameras, you depress the shutter button half way to focus and then to actually take the picture the …

How to Survive a Dog Attack | The Art of Manliness

When I lived in Tijuana, Mexico fending off “<i>roñosos</i>” (mangy) stray dogs was a daily battle. Most of the time they were all bark and no bite. Just …