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12 Things Musicians Do That We're All Sick Of

In the recent-ish video below, Steve-san Onotera—better known to some as the Samurai Guitarist—presents 12 things musicians do that we're all sick of.<p>…

Celine Dion

20+ Hilariously Clever Photographs From Award Winning Photographer Arthur Mebius

Arthur Mesbius captures moments through a comedic lens. The award-winning photographer creates one frame stories where he seeks to show the "past, …

Photography

How to Nail Exposure in Your Photos Using Manual Mode

If you’ve been wanting to learn more about using your camera in manual mode and have 26 minutes to spare, here’s a helpful educational video by …

Shutter Speed

The Beginner’s Guide to Street Photography

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been shooting photos for 10 years or 10 minutes, or whether you’re a commercial studio photographer or a wedding …

Street Photography

Pointless At Best & Damaging At Worst: Study Reveals Probiotics Are A Hoax

Once the saviour of reluctant antibiotic takers everywhere, it turns out probiotics are not the magic solution to restoring healthy gut bacteria. …

Microbiome

Photographer Puts Dogs And Their Owners Side By Side, And The Resemblance Is Uncanny

Like owner, like dog... This saying has never been so true. Why? Just take a look at this fun series created by British photographer Gerrard Gethings …

Photography

How to make cyanotypes: top tips

<b>Keen to get more creative? Angela Chalmers reveals how working with the historic cyanotype process can generate really eye-catching images</b><p>While many …

The 20 Worst Things to Say to a Photographer (VIDEO)

Here’s a fun but pointed video from our favorite weird lens guru, Mathieu Stern. To create the video, Stern ask his Instagram followers a simple …

Videography

Quick Tip: Jeff Jacobson on the Structure Behind Good Photographs

Photographer Jeff Jacobson has built a distinguished career—and published three books— by following his instincts, and by pursuing personal projects …

You can now download tickets to visit museums for free on Sept. 22nd

Choose carefully<p>Museums across the country will offer free admission on Saturday, Sept. 22nd for the Smithsonian’s annual Museum Day. The catch is that you’ll need online tickets, which are available for download now.<p>Over a thousand museums are participating, including many delightful, niche ones. …

Guitar Essentials: Seven Ways to Practice More Efficiently

If you’re going to put the time into practicing your guitar, you may as well get the most out of your effort.<p>In his latest Sensei Series video, …

How to Turn a Stock Chord Progression Into a Unique Guitar Part

Last month I described how I harnessed my voice’s musical intuition as a creative guide when crafting a lead guitar solo in the studio.<p>This month I’d …

Guitar Essentials: Learn Arpeggios in Just One Hour

If you’ve ever run out of ideas while soloing, wanted a quick way to liven up a rhythm part, or are simply looking to add a few tricks to your …

This photographer captured what lurks beneath Europe's biggest tourist attractions — and the photos are incredible

Every year, millions of people visit the same places in Europe.<p>London, Paris, Naples — as a tourist, you may think you've seen it all.<p>Yet so few see what lurks beneath the surface of these great cities.<p>That's why London-based photographer Tomas Sentpetery went down, instead of up, to capture new …

British Museum

Ragtime Piano Cover of ‘Buddy Holly’ by Weezer

Scott Bradlee has recorded a delightful ragtime piano cover of “Buddy Holly” by Weezer. Bradleee’s cover of the song is available on iTunes and his …

Pentatonic Power: Five Ways to Get the Most From Five Notes

Greetings, and welcome to the School of Pentatonic. Such luminaries as Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Kirk Hammett, Eric Clapton, …

Quantum Computing Explained In Five Levels

Explaining quantum computing to your average person is hard. You'll definitely need an expert — and the expert has to be able to explain quantum …

An Incredible Brass Band Cover of the Iconic Rage Against the Machine Anthem ‘Killing In the Name’

A fabulous band who call themselves “Brass Against the Machine” perform incredible brass band covers of iconic Rage Against the Machine songs …

Allan Holdsworth's 10 Most Useful Scales

One of the late Allan Holdsworth's many strengths as a guitarist was his ability to improvise. "I knew if I wanted to improvise over chord changes, …

Here Are 25 Terms Every Photographer Should Know

If you're new to photography, you were probably recently excited to start learning how to create gorgeous images when you were suddenly blindsided by …

Learn Photography With 99 Hours of Free Online Lessons From School of Visual Arts

If you’ve ever tried to <b>learn photography</b>, you can appreciate the value of expert advice. Nowadays you don’t even need to pay in order to learn the basics and improve your skills thanks to many free online resources from passionate industry professionals. One of the latest cost-free, inspirational …

Unpacking all the references in Childish Gambino’s phenomenal new video

After a jam-packed night hosting and performing on <i>SNL</i> with new material, Donald Glover dropped a spectacular and timely new visual, as Childish Gambino, for his return track “This is America” on Saturday night.<p>In the video, we witness a slightly unhinged Gambino tackle the latest dance crazes as …

Music

Too many vacation photos on your phone? These apps and hacks will help you manage | travel

The day the camera roll on my phone hit 50,000 images, I knew I had a problem. I, like so many people I know, take way too many pictures. If I took …

Getting a Start in Headshot Photography

Practically everyone needs a great headshot these days. If you have a desire to get started in headshot photography, this video from Canon Technical …

Online Dating

10 Types of Psychological Theories

The term <i>theory</i> is used with surprising frequency in everyday language. It is often used in to mean a guess, hunch, or supposition. You may even hear …

Psychology

How Do Mirrors Actually Work? This Video Explains Their Flipping Magic

Okay, we're impressed.<p>Mirror image is a tricky thing, but it's pretty clear when you look at words in a reflection, that mirrors flip things …

Five Hacks for Video With a Smartphone

The video quality a smartphone is able to produce these days is so good that you can use it for a lot more than just vacation memories. If you want …

Mobile Photography

The Game-Changing Blockchain Announcement You Probably Missed Last Week

Blockchain's non-currency applications are beginning to gain steam.<p>The past year and change has truly been incredible for cryptocurrency investors. …

7 Websites That Will Pay You Money to Do Practically Nothing

Pick up some extra beer money.<p>Side jobs are a great way to make supplemental income, and many of them are more lucrative than you’d think.<p>Still, not …

Imagining Donald Trump's downfall: a Greek tragedy in five acts | Lawrence Douglas

The James Comey scandal embroiling the White House has the making of a tragedy –although the tragic figure is hardly heroic<p>Sophocles might have done it justice: a leader of immense power is so obsessed with perceived challenges to his legitimacy that he behaves in a manner that destroys whatever …

Donald Trump