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HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH THE SUNSET: 7 TIPS FOR INCREDIBLE SUNSET PHOTOS

Few things can compare with the stunning beauty of a blazing sunset, but you may have found that taking a great photo of the sunset isn’t always a …

Cameras

Plot Twist: These 15 Low-Light Indoor Plants Actually Crave Dark Corners

My tiny studio apartment gets an insanely low amount of natural light. Though the sole window in the apartment is large and generous, it's also …

Plants

Turn a Good Shot Into a Great One: Essentials of Luminosity Masks

Let's just be honest here, standard HDR photo processing techniques are about as relevant as dial-up Internet these days. There are many other ways …

Tutorials

Flipboard

The 5:2 Diet Helps You Lose Weight and Body Fat — If You Do It Properly

If you want to lose weight but can't stand the thought of giving up your favorite foods every day, you might consider the 5:2 diet as a possible …

Weight Loss

How to Remove Anything from Any Photo in Photoshop (Video Tutorial)

Here’s a typical photo scenario: someone you know has an otherwise attractive portrait which, unfortunately, also includes an ex-boyfriend or …

Tutorials

Using Your Camera Wrong? Here are 8 Common Mistakes

Everyone is guilty of using their camera improperly at some point. Sometimes even the pros make rookie mistakes. But, nobody is to be blamed. The …

Shutter Speed

How to Win Photo Contests

<b>Ruin, San Diego, California, 28 July 1996.</b> This image has won first prize in every contest in which it's been entered. I shot it with my Linhof …

Seven ways to do intermittent fasting

There are many different ways of intermittent fasting. The methods vary in the number of fast days and the calorie allowances.<p>Intermittent fasting …

The hanging jellyfish air plant is the must-have houseplant of the moment

According to Waitrose...<p><b>Low-maintenance, quirky air plants – which grow without the need for soil – are proving to be the houseplant of choice, according to new sales data from Waitrose.</b><p>Already boasting so many health and decorative benefits, houseplants are also proving to be popular across …

Trying the 16:8 Diet? These Are the Foods That'll Keep You Happy and Full While You Fast

If you're trying to lose weight but can't bear to say goodbye to your favorite foods, you might consider the 16:8 diet as an option. A form of …

Holistic Medicine

How I Got Better at Photography

Two years ago, I splurged some money and bought a camera because I’d always wanted to try to take pictures of the stars. The left photo above was the …

Download This Free Shutter Speed "Cheat Sheet" Chart from PhotoTraces.com

Shutter speed is one of the key elements in the so-called Exposure Triangle (Aperture, ISO, Shutter Speed) that every photographer should be familiar …

20 Low-Light Houseplants That Are Easy to Maintain and (Nearly) Impossible to Kill

It is important that the home is not just a place where we survive, but where we live. People don’t just like their home to be functional—some really …

Google Photos 101: How to Make Your Own GIFs Out of Pictures You've Taken

You really can't beat Google Photos. Not only does it give you free unlimited cloud storage and let you search for almost any object in one of your …

The Real Reason You Keep Killing Your Succulents

This one's for my black-thumbed brethren. The folks, like me, who ran out to buy a dozen succulents once word got around about how easy they are to …

Plants

Photography 101: Common mistakes that every beginner photographer makes, and how to avoid them

As a <b>photographer</b> it’s easy to overlook things when shooting. Some mistakes are more “on-the-spot” while some are a matter of forgetfulness more than …

Everything You Need to Know About Lavender (Plus 5 Kinds to Grow)

Everything you need to know about lavender is a lot. Remember the <i>Encyclopedia Britannica</i>? The final hardcover edition—with 32 alphabetized volumes …

Here’s How to Fine-Tune Your Camera Settings for the Best Possible Photographs (VIDEO)

Many of you are familiar with the Eve Arnold quote, “It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument.” But let’s face it: If you …

How to Remove People From Complicated Images Automatically Using Photoshop

Beautiful places are of course something many of us want to photograph, but the problem is often that there are constantly people in the shot at such …

How to Get the Popular Teal and Orange Look Using Adobe Lightroom

<i>You can get a nice teal and orange look typically used by Instagrammers with some simple adjustments in Adobe Lightroom.</i><p>The so-called “teal and …

Tutorials

Take Sunset Photography to the Next Level with These Pro Tips for Shooting into the Light (VIDEO)

Adam Karnacz is a British pro known for his stunning nature and landscape photography. In this four-minute tutorial, he explains how to overcome two …

How to Bring Your Boring Photos to Life

Have you ever taken a photo, and then once you viewed it on your computer, thought to yourself, "Man, that didn't turn out like I thought..."?<p>Dumb …

21 Cooking Charts That'll Make Any Foodie Say "Excuse Me, What?!"

* prints and tapes to fridge *

Every Photographer Should Be Able To Do These 17 Things in Under 10 Seconds

I know what you're thinking...Photography is all about taking your time, checking the corners of the frame, perfecting the lighting, and so forth.And …

Photo Basics: Here’s How to Master Your Camera’s Aperture Priority Exposure Mode (VIDEO)

This is the latest tutorial in an ongoing series of photo primers we’re featuring, designed to give you a better understanding of how a camera works …

Photography Tutorials For Beginners: 7 Powerful Photography Tips for Amazing Photos

For every beginner, there will be some confusion how to take good photos and how to see this world in a photography way. I hope, this tutorial will …

Is this cult-beloved magnesium supplement the answer to your anxiety and sleep issues?

Every so often, a wellness product bursts into the zeitgeist and suddenly, <i>everyone</i> you know is talking about it. Much like unicorn toast and …

Here’s How to Use Your Camera’s Histogram and Never Miss an Exposure Again (VIDEO)

Achieving a correct exposure is the first step toward capturing a great image, and on Monday we explained how to do that by bracketing your shots. In …