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The Importance of Scouting for Landscape Photographers

As I start writing this post, I’m sitting by my gate at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. I loathe Vegas, but that’s beside the point. I …

Learn How to Make Milky Way Time-Lapses in About 20 Minutes

It's no secret that Gizmodo loves Milky Way time-lapses. They're an awe-inspiring fixture on the internet we can't help but highlight. But …

How To Clean & Restore an Old Cutting Board

A few months back I was at an estate sale and ran into a thick butcher block cutting board. It was dirty. And gross. And I almost didn’t take it …

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9 Ways to Incorporate Tea Into Your Day

Antioxidant- and vitamin-rich tea has a slew of health and wellness benefits. Whether sipping an electrolyte-filled rooibos blend or a metabolism-boosting green, a daily cuppa does the mind and body good. However, it's not always easy (especially on hot August days) to incorporate a steaming cup …

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5 Things You Need to Stop Telling Yourself if You Want to Be Happy

Too many of us are content to live a good enough life. If we were asked what happiness means, we wouldn't have an answer, because we gave up on happiness long ago.<p>There are many people in some really difficult situations; they're living through things that we'll never understand, but there are …

Interactive Chart to Help You Get Started with Photography

Starting out with your first camera can be daunting when you know very little about exposure let alone the all the buttons on your new gear. Luckily …

Let Go, Keep it Simple, Move Quickly: Secrets to Being a Productive Entrepreneur (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is money, especially if you are launching a business. As you kick off the new year, let go of old habits and focus on becoming more efficient.<p>From figuring out the perfect sleep temperature to dumping the clutter from your desk and …

How-To: Polymer Clay Succulent Planters

Add touch of green to even the darkest corners of your home with some cute faux succulents and a few handmade polymer clay succulent planters with this fun project that Angie from The Country Chic Cottage shared on Crafts Unleashed.<p>Get inspired, learn the techniques, then experiment with your own …

How-To: Garden Twine Dispenser

This is a lovely little solution to keeping your garden twine from unraveling all over the place– and it looks pretty too! You could also take this concept to the craft room and use it for holding larger spools of string or ribbon. I could see this being handy for gift wrapping.<p>This project was …

How-To: Dresser to Sideboard Makeover

Transform a thrift store or curbside find into a gorgeous, treasured, and useful piece of home decor with this inspiring dresser-to-sideboard makeover tutorial from Carissa at Creative Green Living!

Peter Cole’s Vintage Key Hooks and Necklaces

Having trouble keeping track of your keys? Maybe you need one of these wall hooks made from keys by artist and World Maker Faire Alum Peter Cole on which to hang them. Cole was back at World Maker Faire this year, but instead of showing off his curious sculptures, he’s exhibiting a different series …

Maker Faire

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

Nutrition

How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images

If you want to learn how to get super sharp landscape photography images, here’s my list of top tips - it's not as hard as you might think.

Landscape Photography

Seven Pieces of Advice for New Lightroom Users

Photography

5 Unexpected Ways To Get More Done

Alarms to go to bed, shorter to-do lists: These tips might seem counterintuitive, but give them a try and see how your productivity soars.<p>I wrote a post recently about ways that you can work smarter, not harder. As I worked through the list of techniques I’d collected, the post became so long that …

The Business of Photography: Be Remarkable. Build Fans. Get Clients.

“<i>Remarkable marketing is the art of building things worth noticing, right into your product or service. Not slapping on marketing as a last-minute</i> …

10 Things You Need to Know Before Becoming a Freelancer

As permanent and contracted photography jobs become scarce, many aspiring photographers are left with no choice but to become a freelancer. However, …

Employment

What is Ghosting and Flare?

When light rays coming from a bright source(s) of light (such as the sun or artificial light) directly reach the front element of a camera lens, they …

5 No-Nonsense Ways to Keep Your Photos Sharp

Modern DSLR cameras can produce very sharp images with plenty of detail. However, the chief limiting factor to the sharpness of an image is the …

Landscape Photography

Water detected on Saturn’s geyser moon raises hopes of finding alien life

<b>THE FIND</b><p>Scientists working with NASA's Cassini spacecraft have found the strongest evidence yet for an extensive liquid-water ocean beneath the frozen surface of Enceladus, a small, icy moon of Saturn. The moon is believed to have a rocky core, so the ocean would sit atop that core, centred under …

Adjusting White Balance in Lightroom

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How to Use Auto Exposure Modes Creatively

To be a real photographer you can only shoot in manual modes. It is of course a daft statement, a good photographer will use whatever modes he can …

Tax Day Prep: 10 Common Tax Deductions for Your Photography Business

Tax Day is right around the corner, and the best thing you can do before you file (if you haven’t already) is to educate yourself. The second best …