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Beat jet lag: top tips for travellers

You notice the warning signs - red eyes, irritability, heart-pounding wakefulness in the dead of night. It strikes without warning, transforming travellers into dead-eyed, shuffling automata. Once you glimpse your gaunt reflection in the hotel mirror, the transformation is complete.<p>Have you joined …

Jet Lag

The World’s Most Hauntingly Beautiful Abandoned Theme Parks

Photographer Seph Lawless braves alligators and cops to capture images of abandoned amusement parks around the world.<p>Seph Lawless is obsessed with ruins and abandoned structures, making a career of documenting everything from the abandoned shopping malls of the 1980’s (<i>Black Friday: The Collapse of</i> …

How to Get More Out of Your TTL Flash

TTL Flashes and strobes only have so much power–if you’re fortunate enough to have one like the Phottix Indra or Profoto B1 Air TTL 500, then you …

How to Give Your Macro Photography a Fine Art Touch in Post-Processing

Editor’s Note: This is part a series on macro photography this week. Look for a new one each day. The next newsletter will have them all if you miss …

5 apps for spying on your spouse

American lawyers are heading into the busiest time of the year for divorce filings. Big Brother is watching your every move — and so is your …

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100 Bedroom Designs That Will Inspire You

These cozy escapes will make you want to bliss out on all the bedding.<p>Bedrooms can often be the forgotten room in your home because no one else sees it — but it should be the exact opposite, because it's the one space where you get to <i>recharge</i>. With 100 different designer styles, there's an idea for …

80 Beautiful Bathroom Designs That Will Inspire Relaxation

Relax and refresh with one of these designer-approved rooms.<p>Whether you're thinking of your powder room, master bath, or ensuite, our favorite designer looks will inspire you to spruce up your space. Don't stop there — take a look at these stunning bedroom and living room designs that are full of …

Sugar levels in popular food and drink products

As the World Health Organisation prepares to announce new draft guidelines on the daily intake of sugar, here data provided by Action on Sugar, a campaign group, shows the levels of the ingredient in a series of popular products<p><b>Starbucks caramel frappuccino with whipped cream (Tall)</b><br>Contains the …

Tutorial Shares How to Turn an ‘OK’ Photo Into a Great Photo in Post

No matter how long you’ve been shooting or what level you’re at in your photography endeavors, there will always be those moments where you walk away …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

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5 Good Photography Habits You Want to Start Today

5 Good Photography Habits to Start Today - shoot daily, take notes, look at photos, back up, and more! Take your photography up a level with these …

Architect Bypasses Mortgage Payments, Builds a Tiny Home

Idaho-based architect Macy Miller longed for a place of her own, but didn't want the burdensome cost of mortgage payments and decided to construct her own compact home. After having a dream back in 2011, Miller mustered up the initiative to design her small yet efficient home known as <i>Tiny House</i>. …

Inside the National Radio Quiet Zone: leave your radiowaves at home

Fewer than two hundred residents live in the heart of West Virgnia's quiet zone, a 13,000-square-mile area where state and federal laws discourage the use of everyday devices that emit electromagnetic waves<p>Photographs by Patrick Semansky for the AP

7 Tips For Photographing Lightning

Last Saturday I received a notification on my phone that a severe thunderstorm was on the way. I initially thought, “<i>Sweet! I can try and get some</i> …

Landscape Photography

Camera Trick Pictures - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

Have a look at the picture above and see if you can see that camera trick that is involved here. To see what is not quite right in the picture and to …

Using Light Shaping Tools to Create Realistic Ambient Light for Outdoor Portraits

Although sunny days are great for getting out of the house and enjoying the outdoors, they’re not always the best days for shooting as the high …

How & When a Monopod Can be Used to Take Sharper Photos

Here’s a photo tip you aren’t likely to find anywhere else… how to use a monopod to get better photographs. A monopod (like the tripod) is an …

7 Smart New Window Technologies

With the latest technologies, the windows in your house can offer more than a pretty view. Unfortunately, you'll still have to clean them yourself.<p><b>1. Save the Birds</b><br>Every year, millions of birds fly into glass windows. This patterned coating — visible to birds but not humans — prevents that. All …

Home Ownership

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

LED light bulb 'li-fi' closer, say Chinese scientists

<b>Wi-fi connectivity from a light bulb - or "li-fi" - has come a step closer, according to Chinese scientists.</b><p>A microchipped bulb can produce data speeds of up to 150 megabits per second (Mbps), Chi Nan, IT professor at Shanghai's Fudan University told Xinhua News.<p>A one-watt LED light bulb would be …

Two-Minute Mind-Bending Demonstration of Perspective Anamorphosis

Anamorphosis is a technique you’ve probably seen used many times, even if you never knew what it was called. It’s the projection technique that …

How to play through Beyond: Two Souls with a smartphone, no PS3 controller required - Pocket-lint

Here's a fun thing. Rather than using a PS3 controller to play through Beyond: Two Souls you can instead use an Android or iOS device and control the …

Self-healing metal could lead to longer-lasting airplanes

MIT researchers recently pulled on a piece of cracked metal so hard that they expected it to break apart. Instead, something unexpected happened: The …

Be the Engineer of Your Own Portfolio Website

A major aspect of being a professional photographer is to showcase your work online, so that potential clients would find you. But why take the …

Photo Magnetism: Super Simple Photo Magnets

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Simple is the name of the game with these photo magnets.<p>Using only a few ingredients you can turn small photos into …

Stitching Images For Larger Prints

Several months ago I was asked by a potential client if I had any images that were capable of being printed very large- up to 20 feet across! It …

Headshot Photography Techniques

Peter Hurley believes he has the coolest job you could ever have. He arrived at his headshot photography career through trial and error. Just like …

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Birdsville Race Track, Australia