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50+ Drawing Ideas That Will Get You Sketching Right Now

Practice is a vital part of perfecting your drawing skills. Learning the basics and repeating them over and over again is the only way to improve. For proof, just check out what a few years of drawing practice can do. It’s truly incredible the progress that you can make by dedicating time to this …

Sketching

What Ever Happened To Brendan Fraser? | GQ

GQ’s Zach Baron reports on the stupendous rise and surprising disappearance of the once ubiquitous movie star.<p><b>Brendan Fraser</b> wants me to meet his horse. “I got this horse because it's a big horse,” he says, standing in a barn in Bedford, New York. He removes a green bandanna from his pocket and …

John Paul Getty III

Honest Trailers mocks Justice League: 'You blew it. Again!'

Honest Trailers spends more than six minutes making fun of <i>Justice League</i>, above. “You blew it,” the narrator tells Warner Bros. “Again! How does this …

Comic Books

Here's Why 'LB' Stands For 'Pound'

Most measurements in the English language have pretty straightforward abbreviations ― “tbsp” for tablespoon, “qt” for quart, “yd” for yard and so on. So why, then, do we use “lb” to refer to pound?<p>The answer goes back to ancient Rome. “Lb” is an abbreviation of the Latin word libra. Astrology buffs …

Language

Man Discovers His $15 ‘Zorki’ Camera is a $800 Leica in Disguise

The Zorki is a series of 35mm rangefinder cameras that were made in the Soviet Union from 1948 and 1978. Since they were originally designed to be …

Photography

Training Center: Core strength for cyclists

Years ago, I was out to dinner with a group of friends when an unassuming gentleman joined us. (I’m still embarrassed to admit that, at the time, I …

Bradley Wiggins

Library Places 1,600+ Occult Books Online With Help From ‘The Da Vinci Code’ Author

We've written about a lot of library digitization projects, but one of the more interesting collections to bring their books to the public is Amsterdam's Ritman Library. Its collection of esoteric, religious, and philosophical manuscripts is based on the private collection of 20th-century …

Humanities

Photoshop Tips: Here’s How to Add Clouds & Enhance Colors for More Dramatic Landscape Photos (VIDEO)

One lesson all outdoor photographers learn is that there’s a big difference between a beautiful location and a great landscape photograph. That’s …

Landscape Photography

Every Marvel superhero assembled for one huge class photo

Say cheese.<p>This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, stretching back to the release of the original <i>Iron Man.</i> To …

Marvel Universe

Behold! the gruesome reality of Trump's hair is finally known.

We're not sure what we were doing last Friday, but now we know what we missed: the horrifying truth behind Donald Trump's hair.<p>As Trump boarded Air …

Donald Trump

Tesla’s big battery is undercutting Australia’s energy cartels

When Tesla installed the world's largest lithium-ion battery in South Australia last year, it came with the promise that it would revolutionize the way electricity is produced, stored and sold in a region known for blackouts and market monopolizing. Less than two months later, that promise has been …

South Australia

Atech's Blackjet UX-1 Cinema Dock might just be the ultimate memory card reader

It's not often a memory card reader turns heads, but the Atech Blackjet UX-1 Cinema Dock might just be <i>that</i> card reader. Using a 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 …

Computer Hardware

This $6 electronics screwdriver repair kit belongs in your toolbox

<b>Update:</b> This deal has expired.<p>The Intey Magnetical Precision 58-piece Electronics Repair Tool Set falls to just $5.52 when you use code <b>JM7NB3HC</b> at …

Repairs

“This Is the BEST Way to Sharpen Photos,” Says Photoshop Expert Nathaniel Dodson (VIDEO)

Ask a bunch of photographers about the first thing they look at when opening images in Photoshop or Lightroom, and you’re likely to hear, “check the …

Tutorials

Colorized Photos of American Child Laborers

Photographer Lewis Wickes Hine once said: “There is work that profits children, and there is work that brings profit only to employers. The object of …

Working-class

Here’s How to Bring Boring Photos Back to Life with a Little Help from Lightroom (VIDEO)

This Lightroom tutorial deals with a situation we’ve all encountered: “You make a photo, you think ‘yes, this it,’ I GOT that shot.” But when you get …

Tutorials

Father and Son Decide to Get in Shape Together (9 Pics)

In just six short months, 31-year-old Chinese photographer @xyjesse and his father decided to get in shape together and be physically fit for the …

Amazing

Lightroom Tricks for Organizing Photos and Optimizing Workflow

Need to improve your photo management in Lightroom? Here’s a 19-minute video from Nigel Danson that looks at how you can improve your Lightroom …

Photoshop Tips: 5 Ways to Use the Clone Stamp Tool to Clean up Your Photographs (VIDEO)

We all have to clean up an image on occasion, whether it’s to get rid of a distracting background element, remove litter in the foreground of a …

Please trust us that this video about how TVs work is actually very fun and cool

Normally The Slow Mo Guys release videos of goofy shit filmed using super high-end, eye-popping cameras—wrecking balls, paintballs, people getting …

An 8-Minute Crash Course on Blending Modes in Photoshop

Want to get a good grasp of Photoshop’s Blend modes? Here’s an 8-minute crash course on the subject by the Photoshop Training Channel. They may be …

Artist Reimagines Everyday Objects as Spectacular Spaceship Designs

As children, many of us would have played with inanimate objects and integrated them into our fantasy adventures—perhaps a TV remote became a rocket, or a shoe was a steamboat. One artist who is keeping childhood imagination alive is San Francisco-based digital artist Eric Geusz, who turns everyday …

18 useful Lightroom shortcuts for beginners

Adventure and lifestyle photographer Lucy Martin put together this useful little video that goes over her favorite Lightroom shortcuts. There are 18 …

Taika Waititi, Not Chris Hemsworth, Is The Star Of This ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Behind-The-Scenes Video

It’s still hard to believe that Taika Waititi, whose previous biggest hit was <i>Hunt for the Wilderpeople</i> ($23 million), was handed the keys to <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i>. But Marvel and Disney made a great choice, because not only was the third <i>Thor</i> the franchise’s most critically successful movie (a sterling 92% …

Construction

How to Shoot Clearer, Better Photos with the iPhone

I’ve heard it said over and over again that the best camera is the one you have with you. Honestly, I couldn’t agree more. I have an amazing DSLR and yet I find that the majority of my pictures are taken with my iPhone. Unfortunately, our iPhones still struggle in a lot of ways that more advanced …

Mobile Photography

Roseanne Season 10 Photos: Jackie's a Nasty Woman, Two Beckys and More

Jackie gets political and the two Beckys unite in newly released photos from ABC’s <i>Roseanne</i> revival.<p>All told, the network has released nearly a dozen …

The Best Way to Sharpen Images in Photoshop

Making sure your images are sharp is a necessity for every photographer. Getting your focus right in camera is of course key but there is always room …

How to Use Adjustment Layers to Create Light Flares and Haze

Atmospheric effects can enhance your photos, be it with in-camera techniques or postproduction effects. Light flares are one of the most popular …

This is How One Photographer Dodges and Burns His Photos

Photographer and visual artist Antti Karppinen dodges and burns his photos using a single 50% natural gray layer in Overlay blending mode. By sharing …