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Get a Well-Exposed Landscape Photo Every Time With This One Simple Trick

If I had to choose my biggest complaint about landscape photography, it would probably be the difficulty in getting a well-exposed image.<p>You've been …

Landscape Photography

Removing the flower buds on a White Pine

<b>When I returned from the Czech Republic I saw that my Chuhin white pine had a huge amount of flowers, it was obvious the tree was healthy but there</b> …

PLANT SOME OF THESE AROUND YOUR HOME AND GARDEN AND YOU’LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER FLY AGAIN

Spring and summer are the times when most people spend much of their free time outdoors having fun, whether it’s a picnic or a nice hike in nature. …

Gardening

How to Marinate Chicken Right, Plus Amazing Marinade Recipes

When you marinate chicken, the meat is your blank canvas; the marinade, your palette with which you paint on the deliciousness. And there are so many …

4 Prime Lenses You Should Own

If you're in the market for a new camera lens, you're in luck...There are more lenses - and more <i>good</i> lenses available today than ever before.The …

Cameras

Catching up on black pine work in spring

Spring is typically a season for letting bonsai grow freely. For black pines, some of the main tasks include fertilizing and removing young pine …

Gardening

A Star Photographer Breaks Down The Rules For Epic Landscape Pictures

Humans love photography. There is a natural human drive to capture images of those things we find beautiful or emotionally impactful. We fill albums and frames with pics and keep them where we can reflect on the images as we move through our days. We pay to enter galleries and museums full of …

Definition of ISO in Photography - Breaking Away from Exposure Triangle

ISO is one of the most misunderstood concepts in digital photography. If you think ISO is an abbreviation for “International Standards Organization” …

Add Depth and Drama to Landscape Photos Using Lightroom

Here’s a 24-minute video from Andrew Marr that looks at how he adds depth and drama to landscape photos during post-processing in Adobe Lightroom.<p>The …

Tutorials

The Top 5 Nikon Lenses for Most Amazing Landscape Photography

What are the best Nikon lenses for landscape photography? After I posted my last article on “Best Nikon Lenses for Wedding Photography“, I have been …

The #1 Pro Landscape Photography Tip for Amazing Photos

<i>Image Credit: Daniel Schuhmacher</i><p>Ask any landscape photographer what their number one tool is for capturing amazing landscape photos, and most are …

Enhance the Eyes of Your Subject in Seconds Using This Photoshop Technique

The character of your portraits is conveyed by many different elements, but a crucial one is the eyes of your subject. In this short tutorial, I’ll …

Tutorials

Best Practices When Selling Your Camera Gear

When I won an Olympus E-M1 Mark II during WPPI, I was confronted with a conflict that all of us, as photographers, will ultimately have to deal with. …

Build a Crosscut Sled And Up Your Table Saw Game

Crosscut sleds are must-have jig for anyone with a table saw. Here's how to build them.<p>Building a few custom jigs to guide your cuts will unlock the potential of your table saw, and the most important may be the crosscut sled. A crosscut sled provides a stable platform for you to make straight, …

6 Simple Projects You Can Make From Scrap Wood

They’re easy, they’re strong, they’re reliable—and they’re yours.<p>When I was a kid, carpenters built, didn’t buy, their toolboxes and a lot of their day-to-day work aids. I admit, it’s hard to beat the store-bought tool bags and parts organizers in wide use today. Wear-resistant fabrics, plastics, …

Learn the Exposure Triangle and Histograms for Better Landscape Photography

There are three basic elements that control the exposure or overall brightness in your images: shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. But aside from …

New Wireless Trigger Comes Alive With Smart Photo App Features

Some more advanced photography techniques have quite the learning curve, which can scare most of us away from even trying. What if there was a …

An Introduction To Wood Species, Part 2: Pine

<i>This Wood Species series comes to us from guest writer Rob Wilkey, an Atlanta-based woodworker and industrial designer whose expertise is in small</i> …

An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 3: Oak

<i>This Wood Species series comes to us from guest writer Rob Wilkey, an Atlanta-based woodworker and industrial designer whose expertise is in small</i> …

An Introduction To Wood Species, Part 4: Maple

<i>This Wood Species series of entries comes to us from guest writer Rob Wilkey, an Atlanta-based woodworker and industrial designer whose expertise is</i> …

An Introduction To Wood Species, Part 5: Walnut

<i>This Wood Species series of entries comes to us from guest writer Rob Wilkey, an Atlanta-based woodworker and industrial designer whose expertise is</i> …

An Introduction To Wood Species, Part 6: Cherry

<i>This Wood Species series of entries comes to us from guest writer Rob Wilkey, an Atlanta-based woodworker and industrial designer whose expertise is</i> …

An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 7: Mahogany

<i>This Wood Species series of entries comes to us from guest writer Rob Wilkey, an Atlanta-based woodworker and industrial designer whose expertise is</i> …

An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 8: Rosewood

<i>This Wood Species series of entries comes to us from guest writer Rob Wilkey, an Atlanta-based woodworker and industrial designer whose expertise is</i> …

An Introduction To Wood Species, Part 9: Ebony

<i>This Wood Species series of entries comes to us from guest writer Rob Wilkey, an Atlanta-based woodworker and industrial designer whose expertise is</i> …

An Introduction To Wood Species, Part 10: Teak

<i>This Wood Species series of entries comes to us from guest writer Rob Wilkey, an Atlanta-based woodworker and industrial designer whose expertise is</i> …

Timber Tray Docking Station

I’m always looking to contain that mess that develops when you take your phone out of your bag and empty your keys and everything else out of your …

Tools That Change the Way We Design & Build: The Festool Domino

<i>For our Tech-Tacular Design & Technology special, we sought out game-changing power tools: Ones of such unique utility and intelligent design that</i> …

Hand Tool School #28: How to Apply Masterpiece Wood Finish

...plus the pros and cons of using the system<p>After I finished building a pedestal table based on the Hancock Shaker Table, I thought I'd try a …

Woodworking