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Getting out of Auto: Understanding the focusing modes on your camera

When trying to understand what different focusing modes are for, it's important to have a basic grasp of exactly what focus is in terms of …

How to Make Sour Cream Pound Cake Moist and Tender Every Time

I have a lot of feelings about cake, in all its many forms. From feather-light angel food to downy squares of coffee cake or a rich and fluffy vanilla layer cake, most recipes aim for dainty airiness.<p>Not pound cake, though—it's a heavy hitter served in slabs. With a crumb as smooth as marble, it's …

Does the Human Brain Operate Outside of the Laws of Physics?

It was the eminent French philosopher and mathematician René Descartes who first suggested that the human mind may operate outside of the physical …

6 Creative Portrait Photography Hacks in 2 Minutes

Ready for some rapid-fire DIY tips? A team of French photographers who goes by the moniker “Shootr” has put together a simple photo hacks video that …

10 Things Photographers Should Avoid Doing in Photoshop

If you’re new to Photoshop, you’ve probably been a little overwhelmed by the million and one things you can do to your images and the multiple ways …

Tutorials

20 misused words that make smart people look dumb

We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with.<p>If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because …

4 Types of Light You Should Know as a Photographer

More often than not, composing an image can be much like solving a puzzle. Although many photographers are filled to the brim with creativity, their …

Recipe: How to Make Shanghai-Style Soup Dumplings

A few years ago, I was living in LA and taking regular trips to the San Gabriel Valley, home to hundreds of restaurants serving regional Chinese food (among other cuisines). With friends in tow, I’d drive into the parking lot of whatever dumpling house living legend/noted food writer Jonathan Gold …

Deepak Chopra: The Dawn Of A Human Universe

An excerpt from Deepak Chopra’s new book <i>You Are The Universe</i><p>There is a photograph of Albert Einstein standing beside the most famous man in the …

Physics

Expression Lord Ganesha (hindu Religion Gods)

I love clicking expression Lord Ganesha statues Being very fond of Indian culture, designs and eye-catching colors Lord Ganesha (Hindu religion Gods).

The Science of Memory: Top 10 Proven Techniques to Remember More and Learn Faster

I've always been envious of people with exceptional memories. You know, the kind of people who amass encyclopedic knowledge with seemingly little …

Humanity

Ultimate Chocolate Dessert Recipe

"Luckily, richer, sexier, and more decadent is exactly what this chocolate mocha pot de creme recipe is all about."<p>Ingredients<p>4 ounces bittersweet …

Cast-Iron Skillet Pizza, Where Have You Been All Our Lives?

Thanks to a store-bought dough and a screaming-hot cast-iron skillet, weeknight pizza just got a whole lot better.<p>What if we told you there existed a pizza recipe that was so easy, so fast, and so insanely delicious it would change your life? It's true! It'll <i>at least</i> change your weeknight-cooking …

Cast Iron Skillet

How to bake in the slow-cooker: 12 tips for tasty treats

<i>Phyllis Good, slow-cooker expert and author of the popular "Fix It and Forget It" slow-cooker cookbooks is out with a new book, "Fix-It and Forget-It Baking with Your Slow Cooker." Here, she shares her tips for those of us who usually just end up with a gooey mess.</i><p>I’m often asked why anyone would …

How to Make Stovetop Mac and Cheese That's Better Than Boxed

There’s a time and a place for boxed macaroni and cheese: 2:00 in the morning on the couch. But when it comes to dinner, you can do better than a …

Egg Foo Yong

As Cantonese carry-outs have disappeared, this historic Chinese-American recipe has become something of an endangered culinary species — someday, you …

Food & Dining

5 of the best interaction design trends of 2015

In the MailChimp example above, the confirmation window is an essential part of the email marketing user flow. Adding a fun graphic and some humorous copy adds some enjoyment at no cost (not to mention undercuts some of the tension of sending a mass email).<p>Here are some quick tips for delightful …

UI Design

The First Step to a Quality Portrait

As a portrait photographer, you probably know how difficult it is sometimes when you try to improve your pictures with the right pose. Portrait …

Photography

How to Do Bokeh

Creative photography often involves using a variety of techniques to add dramatic effects to a photograph. One such technique is referred to as …

Aperture

How to Get a Shallow Depth of Field

Depth of field is a photography term that refers to the selective focus of the camera lens along a certain plane. This creates a sharp focus for any …

Landscape Photography

How Exposure Bracketing Works

There are times when it’s difficult to decide on what the ideal exposure should be to get the best image of a scene. It may be that you don’t have …

Landscape Photography

Aperture

Seemingly one of the trickiest aspects of photography to get your head around is the aperture of your camera’s lens. Be it a highly expensive pro …

Camera Aperture Basics

Aperture and other technical photography basics can induce yawns in the most eager of budding shutterbugs, but once these basics are understood, the …

Sweden has declared war on cash

Back in June, I shared with you the story of how, in 1661, the Scandinavian monarchy became the first country in the world to issue paper money. (It was an unmitigated disaster, by the way.) Now it might be the first to ban it altogether.<p>All across Sweden, cash—the physical kind, not cash in the …

How to Create A Great Composite Portrait - Part 2: Photoshop Compositing

Previously I’ve talked about preparing and shooting your images for the composite. If you missed it, click here.<p>Once the images are uploaded in …

DIY: Noticeably Improve Your Macro Photography with a Cheap Plastic Cup

Hand-held macro photography presents a lot of challenges, but three of the most prevalent are: subject movement, camera shake, and harsh shadows. …

Our Favorite Burger Recipes from Classic to "Crunchified"

Juicy burgers—from beef, to turkey, to veggie—that you'll want to get on your grill right now.<p><b>Fire up that grill already</b>—it's practically begging for one of these juicy burgers to make that delightful sizzling noise.

Cooking

The Best Ultimate Classic Perfect Recipes (We're Not Joking)

These 36 dishes—from sticky buns to steamed lobster—have earned the adjectives "perfect," "ultimate," "best-ever," and "classic"<p><b>Here at BA, we like to think that every recipe is perfect</b> in its own way. ____ But only those recipes that really, truly encapsulate perfection—like this perfectly steamed …

Cooking

Street Photography in India – 50 Stunning Color Photos

After long time, here we have collect some Stunning Indian Street Photos in Color. Please share your color street photo in comment section, we will …