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5 expert tips for stunning detail in landscape photos

How do you make a mountain appear as large to the viewer as it does to you? How do you get rid of noise in your nightscape images? How can you get …

Why Amber Rudd is a perfect fit for the Theresa May cabinet

The Home Secretary is disengaged, with a lack of drive and an inability to grasp a real political problem.<p>It would be a grotesque exaggeration to say …

A Star Photographer Breaks Down The Rules For Epic Landscape Pictures

Humans love photography. There is a natural human drive to capture images of those things we find beautiful or emotionally impactful. We fill albums and frames with pics and keep them where we can reflect on the images as we move through our days. We pay to enter galleries and museums full of …

Add Depth and Drama to Landscape Photos Using Lightroom

Here’s a 24-minute video from Andrew Marr that looks at how he adds depth and drama to landscape photos during post-processing in Adobe Lightroom.<p>The …

Tutorials

7 Ways to Enhance Eyes in Photoshop

Here’s an in-depth 28-minute tutorial from the Photoshop Training Channel that will show you how to enhance and create amazing eyes in portrait …

Here’s Elon Musk’s SpaceX blooper reel

It’s just a scratch<p>“Technically it did land... but not in one piece.” Elon Musk has posted a long-awaited blooper reel of SpaceX’s failed orbital rocket booster which features plenty of explosions and fire. The tongue-in-cheek video is set to Sousa’s <i>Liberty Bell</i> (more popularly known as the <i>Monty</i> …

Space Travel

What Should We Make Of Trump's Speech Patterns — And Our Responses To Them?

During a press conference on Aug. 15, President Trump was asked by a reporter why he waited so long to "blast neo-Nazis" in the wake of the white supremacist rally held the previous weekend in Charlottesville, Va.<p>That rally resulted in the death of Heather Heyer, a young counterprotester, and …

Donald Trump

Impatient to return to the UK, a British royal rushed through Partition and created a bloodbath

The midnight between Aug. 14 and 15, 1947, was one of history’s truly momentous moments: It marked the birth of Pakistan, an independent India, and the beginning of the end of an era of colonialism.<p>It was hardly a joyous moment: A botched process of partition saw the slaughter of more than a …

India

800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices

<b>Dickinson, Emily</b> - Poems<p><b>Didion, Joan</b> - 12 Masterful Essays<p><b>Dostoevsky, Fyodor -</b> A Raw Youth (Translated by Constance Garnett)<p><b>Dostoevsky, Fyodor</b> - …

Literature

This Video Explains All 27 Photoshop Blending Modes in Detail

There are 27 different blending modes in Photoshop, and unless you’re a real retouching junkie, chances are good you haven’t explored each and every …

Apprentice winner Alana Spencer says she won't pose in lingerie – unlike rivals Jessica and Frances

Alana Spencer won this year's series of The Apprentice by impressing Lord Sugar with her Ridiculously Rich brownies and well thought-out business plan –and she's keen to keep the focus squarely on her cake company.<p>Asked by The Sun whether or not she would consider taking part in glamorous lingerie …

30 of the Most Important Photoshop Features and How to Use Them

Nate Dodson over at TutVid just put together one of the most comprehensive overviews of Photoshop’s key tools and features we’ve ever seen. 30 …

Tutorials

IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro and apologises for the immolation of Greece

The International Monetary Fund’s top staff misled their own board, made a series of calamitous misjudgments in Greece, became euphoric cheerleaders for the euro project, ignored warning signs of impending crisis, and collectively failed to grasp an elemental concept of currency theory.<p>This is the …

Analog vs Digital: A Look at the Same Photo Taken 15 Years Apart

I was editing some images that I took last week in New York City, including some taken from the observation deck of the Empire State Building. Then I …

Quantum Mechanics Has Reached Limit, Says Stanford Scientist Who Offers Alternative

The present framework of quantum mechanics has reached its limit, said Professor Emeritus Dr. William Tiller of Stanford University’s department of …

Quantum Mechanics

US capitalism in crisis while most Americans lose out

The inequality that is feeding the bitter, divisive and populist politics now sweeping the west<p>Crisis always brings opportunity. And right now, we are having a crisis of capitalism unlike anything experienced during the last four decades, if not longer. The evidence is everywhere – in rising …

Economics

The Paradox of Workplace Productivity

At its most basic, productivity is the amount of value produced divided by the amount of cost (or time) required to do so. And while this equation seems simple enough on the surface, the strategies for optimizing it have evolved dramatically over the last two decades. Technology has enabled massive …

5 Ways Your Lightroom Editing Is Ruining Your Images

Lightroom is a fantastic program for editing your photos. However, it is so easy to ruin your images through over-editing, and I see it done time and …

Tutorials

Intro to Nik Filters in Photoshop (Free Download)

The post Intro to Nik Filters in Photoshop (Free Download) appeared first on Phlearn.Download Nik Collection for FreeClick Here to Download the Nik …

Tutorials

Why we changed The Night Manager ending, by Le Carre's producer son

Fans of The Night Manager have already embraced a <b>lead character being changed into a woman</b>, the swapping of Roper’s yacht to an <b>exotic island retreat</b> and Colombian drug barons replaced by Arab Spring war lords.<p>The grand finale of the <b>BBC</b>’s latest <b>Le Carre’s adaptation</b> is set to throw up one last …

Poetry or property punts: what's driving China's love affair with Cambridge?

House prices in Cambridge have risen 50% since 2010 – caused in part by Chinese investors whose passion for the city may have begun with a poem they learned at school. But what do local residents make of this romantic vision?<p>On the edge of Scholar’s Piece, the strip of farmland just behind King’s …

China

Whatever happened to the American dream? Unfortunately, it got Trumped

The perception that American progress has ground to a halt has proved fertile political territory for Trump. But it couldn't be further from the truth<p>In 1961, President John F Kennedy proposed a grand American ambition that he hoped would unite the nation - the goal of "landing a man on the Moon …

How Bad Leadership Doomed Yahoo: CEO Mistakes Are Costly

Marissa Mayer’s reign as head of Yahoo looks to be ending like her predecessors. With a serious flop. Only this may well be the last flop – and the end of the internet pioneer.<p>It didn’t have to happen this way, but another CEO’s inability to manage Status Quo Risk doomed Ms. Mayer – as it has too …

Advertising

The Ultimate Guide to the Dodge & Burn Technique - Part 1: The Fundamentals

Dodge & Burn (D&B) is a technique that came to us from the darkroom days when luminosity values in a photo could be only manipulated by the duration …

CourseBuffet Organizes Online Courses into a DIY Degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet not only highlights free courses from top universities, it groups some of them into degree paths, so you can get a college BA-equivalent …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

How to Use Photoshop Effectively and Creatively – Analyze, Plan, Execute

When you work on an image in Photoshop, are just doing things spontaneously and intuitively, or are you planning your work? If you don't have a goal, …

Tutorials

10 beautiful British walks that end in a pub

Ireland

How to Shoot in Low Light 9 Commonly Asked Questions

According to British photojournalist Donald McCullin, “There is no such thing as bad light, just misunderstood light.” Many photographers consider …

7 Truths About LinkedIn Everybody Needs to Know

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …