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Another look at coffee | The Freeman

Last Wednesday, a judge in California made a ruling requiring coffee companies to put cancer warnings in their products, similar to that of …

Could coffee stop clogged arteries?

A new study offers yet more evidence that coffee is good for us, after finding that consuming more than three cups of joe every day may lower our …

Five top tips for storing coffee

Different ways of brewing coffee, from pressed, poured over or using a siphon, could affect its taste in a variety of ways. Additionally, the way …

Exposure Triangle Photography Guide [Updated 2018]

The exposure triangle is an essential tool for selecting the correct combination of camera settings, consisting of shutter speed, f-stop (controls …

How to Focus in Landscape Photography

Focusing is one of the pillars of photography. If you don’t focus in the right place, at best, your photos won’t be as sharp as possible – and, at …

Landscape Photography

Bite Size Tips: How to Get the Perfect Exposure with a Histogram

The histogram is one of the most useful tools in the camera that helps to evaluate proper exposure and is also one of the least understood and used …

Landscape Photography

Create Noise-Free Images Using Exposure Stacking

Current cameras' sensors are getting better year after year. Unfortunately, they cannot create noise-free images at high ISO just yet. I am sure the …

Tutorials

Learn How to Do Long Exposure Photography

When each frame takes a half a minute or more to capture, the road to learning long exposure photography can be a long one. Here’s a much-needed …

How to Get Your Exposure In-Camera and Not Have to 'Fix It in Post'

Why fix it in post when you can do it right in camera? Learn how you can get a perfect exposure in camera every time!<p>Often when were out shooting in …

Research Check: will a coffee a day really keep heart attacks at bay?

A recent headline in the Australian newspaper claimed “A short black a day can keep heart attack at bay”:<p>American scientists have unearthed fresh …

Going to ground: how used coffee beans can help your garden and your health

Did you know that your morning cup of coffee contributes to six million tonnes of spent coffee grounds going to landfill every year? This does not …

How to take a picture of the moon that doesn’t look like a tiny, white blob

Taking a good picture of our little satellite pal is harder than it seems, but a little prep makes a big difference.<p>The moon is a photographic tease. It hangs up there in the sky, all big and bright. Then you try to take a picture of it and you get a pathetic white blob floating in a sea of digital …

Cameras

Tips On How to Shoot In Mid Day Sun

Shooting in natural light outdoors can be both joy and suffering, particularly in harsh light. Of course there are the rather obvious difficulties …

Landscape Photography

5 Mistakes Killing Your Landscape Photos

Landscapes can be amongst the most emotive and beautiful of all photographs if shot well. The problem is that landscape photography is not easy and a …

Landscape Photography

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 …

Forget Almond Milk vs. Dairy—Try These Two Alternatives Instead

The almond milk versus dairy milk debate is nothing new. Almost 100 percent of almonds consumed in the United States are farmed in California, a …

Nutrition

The Coffee Pouring Puzzle That’s Messing With People’s Minds

Can you figure it out?<p>People have been stewing over the correct answer to a coffee-themed puzzle.<p>A Twitter user shared the logic quiz, in which coffee is poured into a network of pipes leading to four different cups, on Thursday.<p>You have to figure out which of the cups will receive coffee first:<p>The …

Coffee

The Scary Reason You Should Never Drink Coffee On An Empty Stomach

There's nothing better than a hot cup of coffee in the morning. Whether you take it with milk, sugar, black, or even with butter (seriously, it's a …

You can all stop asking about camera settings now. Here's all of them

If there’s one thing of which we can be sure, it’s that if we post a photo to social media, <i>somebody</i> will ask us what settings we used. Tony Northrup …

Califia Barista Blend Is the Best, Creamiest Almond Milk

You can steam, mix, and straight-up chug (maybe) the best almond milk around.<p>The search for the best almond milk was a challenge. I hate what almond milk does to espresso. That watery, chalky nut milk never fully mixes with the luxurious, roast-y medicine I pull through the Marzocco in the BA Test …

Almond Milk

Could This Cold Brew Really Be Magical?

When we talk about new and better ways to brew coffee, we usually talk about new methods (like cold-brewing, or new machinery)—but today I need to talk about a coffee that’s all about the ingredients.<p>It’s called <b>magical coffee</b>, and it’s going to change the way you think about iced coffee.<p>What makes …

Coffee

Your daily coffee could help you live longer

If you're a regular coffee drinker, a new study might brighten your day. Researchers have found that consuming the popular beverage may increase …

Introduction to Shooting Video: How to Set Up Your DSLR for the First Time (VIDEO)

Today’s modern DSLRs offer powerful video capabilities and even if your passion is still photography, shooting an occasional video can be a lot of …

Videography

Virginia Coffee Shop Gives a Lesson in Manners With This Clever Sign

<i>This content originally appeared on Southern Living.</i><p>As many Southerners can attest, it pays to be nice—literally.<p>Just ask the folks at CUPS Coffee & …

Essentials for complete control over photography with your smartphone camera

<i>By Abhilash Pavuluri</i><p>Smartphone cameras have improved by leaps and bounds in terms of quality. Gone are the days when 5MP was the de-facto standard. …

Mobile Photography

Exif is a clever tool that stops people from stealing your photos

(No, not that EXIF)<p>Image piracy has always been a major problem on the web. But a smart new tool called Exif — no, not <i>that</i> EXIF, which stands for Exchangeable Image File and refers to the data that gets embedded into an image — aims to solve it by borrowing the sharing behavior popularized by video …

Blackbox

How to Find Your Stolen Photos Online

If you work as a photographer long enough, your pictures are going to be used without your permission somewhere. Tracking down where that's happened …

Photography

Capture the Beauty of Long Exposures with Your Camera’s Live View Mode and an ND Filter (VIDEO)

Greg Benz is a Minneapolis-based photographer known for his stunning landscape and cityscape images, and he creates some real magic by using his …

You’re Just a Simple $20 Accessory Away From Much Better Portraits Using Flash

Just a quick tip today, but I think it’s an important one. Last week I was talking to a photographer and he told me had a hot-shoe flash and when I …

Photoshop

A Beginner's Guide to Aperture and Depth of Field

If you've spent any amount of time reading photography tutorials or talking with photographers, you have likely heard the phrase that "photography is …

Landscape Photography