Mike Doran

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9 Whiskey Cocktail Recipes That Are As Stiff As They Are Smooth

Bottoms up.<p>With a news cycle as brutal as the one we’ve been living through, we could all use a whiskey cocktail. Sure, a margarita can get us feeling festive, but when we really want to unwind, we call upon whiskey and the great cocktails that can be made with this spirit. They’re very skilled at …

Cocktails

Adobe Lightroom Tutorial: How To Manage and Organize Your Images

The single-most common question I’m asked about Lightroom is, “Where the #$&! are my images?” Understanding how Lightroom manages and displays …

How to Create Soft Portrait Lighting

Studio lighting isn’t as difficult as it may seem. In fact, with just two lights, you can create several different types of shots simply by …

The 2016 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet

Sometimes, one image size doesn't fit all. The 2016 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet from Hub Spot will help you optimize your images for all of …

How to Make $60 Flexible LED Panels for Thrifty Photo Lighting

Want to add some flexible LED panels to your lighting kit without breaking the bank? This 19-minute video tutorial by DIY Perks is for you. It’s a …

DIY

Articles about couple builds their ideal retirement home forest on Dwell.com - Dwell

We spoke with architect Eric Cobb about the process behind building a floating home.<p>Covered in mirrored glass that’s transparent when viewed from within, the façade of this Mexican forest retreat reflects the...<p>A couple’s retirement home on a nature preserve in Carmel, California, emerges as a …

Architecture

Tiles Are a Product Photographer’s Best Friend

As a product photographer, I’ve always had a problem with finding what to use as a background. Even more so when I need to go to my client to shoot …

Why You Should Have Boudoir Photos Taken at Any Age - My Experience Taking it Off

I did it! I took off my clothes and bared it all to Tiffany Walker of Adeline and Grace Intimates, a photographer I have followed for years! In case you missed the backstory, check out my previous blogpost here. Let's just say I was not in the kind of shape you would think you would want to be in …

9 Oral Sex Essentials Every Couple Needs [NSFW]

Oral sex is a staple of every rocking bedroom. Use these positions as foreplay or as the main event.<p>Oral sex is a staple of every rocking bedroom. Use these positions as foreplay or as the main event.

Handsfree

Diamond Whiskey Decanter

When me and my friend Cornelius host our Super Bowl 50 box pool I think we're going to start a yearly tradition of giving this Diamond Whiskey …

Know Your Image Formats Mega Cheat Sheet

Know Your Image Formats Mega Cheat Sheet from Make a Website Hub is helpful when working with image files. You can't just use one image format for …

Infographics

How to Make BBQ Sauce From Scratch

Learn an essential skill any barbecue owner should know.<p><i>Every man should be able to hold his own in the kitchen. And you don't need to attend culinary school to know the basics. Whether you're looking to make simple healthy meals or simply spruce up your technique, we've got you covered with our</i> …

BBQ

Run Faster: The Extreme Speed Workout | Men's Health

It can set you apart from the rest of the pack. It can mean the difference between an average finish and a personal record.<p>Now you can train for those moments with the Extreme Speed Running Workout, created by Ian Torrence, winner of 53 ultra trail marathons and lead ultrarunning coach for …

How to Make a Dining Room Table by Hand | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tuck Oden.</i><p>If you’re like me, every time you wander through a big-box furniture store, you feel a little …

5 Steps to Creating Long Shadows in Photoshop

I had kind of a hard time coming up with an appropriate title for this post… I’m still not totally sure if it conveys what I’m trying to show you …

On Capturing Beauty in the Mundane

Detroit, 2013Dear friend,I want to share you with excitement a new idea that I got, from William Eggleston. The concept is quite simple (and I know I …

Street Photography

A Better Neck Shave in 10 Tips | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mark “Mantic59” Herro.</i><p>The neck can be a particularly troublesome area to shave. Some just can’t seem to get …

Tips on How to Shoot Amazing Interior Photography

Simplify<p>This is the first tip I would like to give you. If you view the interior in front of you, take notice in what needs to be there and what …

Landscape Photography

Tips for Creating Large Format Prints

Aaron Reed is a professional landscape and nature photographer. He makes his living selling fine art prints. If you view <b>his gallery</b>, you’ll see that …

A Trick for Sharpening High ISO Photos in Photoshop Without Adding More Noise

UK-based glamour photographer Markp created this short video tutorial on how he sharpens photos captured at high ISOs in Photoshop without adding …

Tutorials

How to Use Focus Stacking for Tack Sharp Photographs

Due to limitations of our lenses, getting tack sharp exposures in which the foreground and background are both in perfect focus can sometimes be …

Tutorials

10 Quick Lightroom Tips and Shortcuts

Lightroom is a powerful and complex program. It’s great to have shortcuts and fast ways to do things you do often. Here are ten Lightroom tips to …

Caroline Ross: The Basics of Boudoir Photography

<i>All images by Caroline Ross. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Caroline Ross hails from Vancouver and is a wedding and portrait photographer. What …

Destination Weddings

Fashion Toning Using Photoshop’s Color Lookup Adjustment Layer

Excerpt from <i>The Adobe Photoshop CC Book for Digital Photographers (2014 Release)</i>You see color toning and film-look effects just about everywhere you …

Tutorials

How to Add Fog to Your Photo Shoot Using Dry Ice

Here’s a look at how I use dry ice in my photography. My goal with this article is simply to share my journey with this technique. In the images used …

8 Steps to Arranging a Fashion Editorial Shoot

If you’re a fellow fashion photographer, you have probably been in that usual situation in which you have to arrange an editorial shoot all by …

How to Achieve Big Athletic Goals After the Age of 35

<b>To achieve a lofty athletic goal you usually have to be selfish with your time.</b> This is easier when you are young and have nothing to lose and nobody …

My Workflow: How to Stay Sane While Working as a Music Photographer on Tour

My workflow is the most important part of being a productive and successful music photographer. Other photographers rarely ask about it, but I feel …

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The Power of Branding - Behind the Lens with Joel Grimes