Simon Lee-Johnson

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Flickr just got acquired by SmugMug - so where should your photos go?

Over the weekend, photo hosting platform SmugMug acquired Flickr from Yahoo– sorry, Verizon; merging two companies that have offered similar services for nearly 15 years. So what’s changing, and in which cloud should you stash your photographs?<p>SmugMug said that it couldn’t pass up the opportunity …

How to Easily Create a Photo Mosaic Overlay Using Lightroom and Photoshop

Photo mosaic overlays are a very cool effect that can be a great way to tie a set of images together around a main photo. Traditionally, they're …

10 Hidden Lightroom Features That Can Change Your Editing Life

Sometimes we can use software for years without taking the time to dive deeper and unlock its full potential. Here’s a great 12-minute tutorial by …

Tutorials

The Top 5 Nikon Lenses for Most Amazing Landscape Photography

What are the best Nikon lenses for landscape photography? After I posted my last article on “Best Nikon Lenses for Wedding Photography“, I have been …

Here are the top 10 reasons I don't believe in God

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless<i>by Greta Christina. The book is available</i> …

Faith

In rural India, wild honey farmers are using bees to fight terrorism

Much of the world's honey is contaminated with pesticides. In a recent study, 200 honey samples from around the world were examined for neonicotinoid …

India

How to create a genuinely strong password for your digital life

Creating and keeping track of the passwords that secure our online life is one of the defining problems of the internet age. Each year hundreds of …

Information Systems

Why I switched from 1Password to Dashlane [Review]

Late last year, I switched password managers. I traded in trusty old 1Password for relative newcomer Dashlane, and I haven’t looked back.<p>Dashlane is a well-designed, fully functional and easy-to-use password manager that tops 1Password in one key respect: a Security Dashboard that makes it dead …

Information Systems

Intentional camera movement tips: how to create mountains from molehills

<b>Looking for creative ways to shoot landscapes? Chris Dale shows how intentional camera movement can transform even mundane scenes</b><p>My local …

Why you should Expose To The Right - Part 1

Histograms Exposed & LR Bundle<p>$105.00$85.00 Sale!<p>Add to cart Show Details<p>Focus Bundle<p>$150.00$110.00 Sale!<p>Add to cart Show Details<p>Creating Depth with …

6 Useful Tips That Will Make Your Drone Photography Rise Above The Rest

Drones have allowed photographers to the shake off the bounds of terra firma and take our cameras into the skies. We can now shoot images and video …

Landscape Photography

10 Super Useful Code Generators for Web Designers

Code generators can be a web designer’s best friend for a couple of reasons. For one, they can often help you learn new techniques or brush up on …

Web Design

70 best free fonts for designers

Free fonts: quick links<p>In this freshly updated free fonts for designers post, we bring you the world's best free fonts. We've filtered out the jewels …

Typography

How to Use Variable Fonts on the Web

Variable fonts were developed as the joint effort of the four biggest tech companies involved in type design—Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Adobe. As …

Typography

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

Science

Is everything you think you know about depression wrong?

In this extract from his new book, Johann Hari, who took antidepressants for 13 years, calls for a new approach<p>• Johann Hari Q&A: ‘I was afraid to dismantle the story about depression and anxiety’<p>In the 1970s, a truth was accidentally discovered about depression – one that was quickly swept aside, …

Civil Service

8 Books That Elon Musk Says Changed His Life

<i>Love Curiosity? Subscribe to our email to get our stories delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.</i><p>Want to be like Elon Musk? Join our obsessively …

10 Cult Classics That Are Worth The Read

It's a question that keeps book nerds up at night: what makes a book a <i>cult</i> book? Usually, a "cult" book isn't actually a book about cults. Rather, …

Lightroom Faster | Match Total Exposure Vs. Synching Edits

It’s a consequence of technology today that we end up with far more shots from a single shoot than we’d have done with film. Is it a good thing? …

Tutorials

Tip: Set Custom Develop Defaults in Lightroom With This Hidden Feature

Are there particular settings that you want to apply to every photo you import in to Lightroom? Perhaps you always apply <i>Remove Chromatic Aberration</i>, …

How Elon Musk learns faster and better than everyone else

How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)?<p>To explain Musk’s success, others have pointed to his heroic work ethic (he regularly works 85-hour weeks), his ability to set …

Artificial Intelligence

What are virtual networks and proxies? WIRED Explains

As a regular internet user, you’ve likely heard the terms “virtual private network” (VPN) and “proxy” before but may not understand what they are, if …

Information Systems

SmartDNS Reviews, Comparison and News -

Hi, and welcome to SmartDNS.com. Thanks for stopping by! If you’d like complete and unrestricted access to Netflix, Hulu and all other streaming …

Streaming

VPNs for Beginners – What You Need to Know

Index<p>What is a VPN?<br>• How does it work?<br>• Is it legal?<br>• Where do I start?<br>• Free VPNs<br>• Does a VPN make me anonymous?<br>• How secure am I?<br>• Can I torrent safely using …

How to use Workflow, the app that Apple just bought and made free for everyone

Apple bought an app called Workflow on Thursday. The app automates stuff you do all the time on your iPhone and iPad and turns those tasks into a simple button.<p>But instead of killing the app, as Apple usually does when it acquires a startup, Apple made it free.<p>Basically, Workflow is like a Swiss …

Thinking Machines: 7 of the Best Books on Artificial Intelligence

Adventures Among Cyborgs, Utopians, Hackers, and the Futurists Solvingthe Modest Problem of Death<p>The growing presence of robots and artificial intelligence in human societies is but one of the issues that O’Connell covers in this book. It’s a sprawling look at the different opinions of people …

Artificial Intelligence

'Is the operation that Russia started during the campaign over?': Maddow sounds the alarm on Trump-Russia ties

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has spent several nights on her show walking viewers through the mounting ties between Russia and President Donald Trump, his …

28 Ways to Take Better Vacation Photos

Spring break is here, and so are terrible vacation photos. You know the ones: The honestly pretty-underwhelming sunset. The pals in a dim restaurant who look like looting raccoons, caught in the act.<p>People love telling me their phone’s camera stinks and that’s why they’re going to upgrade. I …

Mobile Photography

37 Recipes That Reinvented the Classics

We didn't think the classics could get any better—until they did.<p><b>Recipes like Caesar salads and ramen are classics for good reason:</b> They're close to perfect. But for exacting restaurant chefs and test kitchen editors, they're a foundation for endless inspiration. These 37 creative recipes …

Cooking

How To Order Wine Like An Adult

So you want to become a wine connoisseur — or just how to navigate the drink menu when you go out to dinner — but you don't know where to start. …