Patricia Chen

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A Photographer’s Guide to Videography

The lines between photography and videography have begun to blur. At this point, almost every DSLR available has at least some video capabilities, …

Videography

7 tax misunderstandings that could cost you

While we can never know everything, there are times when ignorance can cost you dearly -- and tax season is one of those times. Here are seven tax misunderstandings Americans should clear up immediately.<p>A pile of little papers on which are written words such as "tax return" "tax audit" "tax advice" …

Retirement

Getting out of Auto: Understanding the metering modes on your camera

Metering modes allow a camera to determine how much light there is in any given scene, and how much there should be. However, the way the modes …

Cameras

The Best DSLRs for Beginners in 2017

It’s not always easy to start a completely new camera system, and if you’re thinking of upgrading from something simpler, like a point and shoot, the …

Cameras

San Francisco's most expensive house: This $40 million modern masterpiece

San Francisco just reached a pinnacle in over-the-top real estate lavishness.<p>A massive, newly built, Pacific Heights mansion hit the market this week. It became the most expensive house on the market in the city right now, with a price of $40 million.<p>Perched high above the bay, 2712 Broadway is a …

Real Estate

The Relationship Between Shutter Speed & Flash Is Critical | Remember This Lighting Mantra

Aperture controls flash, shutter speed controls ambient…this is a good mantra to have when trying to understand and control flash.<p>Some photographers …

Understanding the Rule of Thirds

If you're a beginning photographer, there's a good chance that you have at least some familiarity with the rule of thirds.After all, it's probably …

Landscape Photography

Photography Composition: Leading Lines

Dear friend,<p>I wanted to share you this article leading lines:<p>Free PDF<p>Video presentation on leading lines<p>For those of you who prefer video and …

10 Affordable Fashion Sites You Probably Haven't Heard Of Yet

For when you've got Zara and H&M fatigue.<p>We’ve all been there before: the sheer excitement over an inexpensive, on-trend find at Zara only to discover that a million other women have already scooped up the same exact item. When it comes to affordable fashion finds, the options can sometimes seem …

Clothing

After Ikea: 10 mid-range furniture stores that won't break the bank

Graduating from Ikea? Here’s where to start<p><i>Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2017 and has been updated with the most recent information</i>.<p>What do you do when you graduate from Ikea? Where should you shop when you’ve outgrown the DIY-attitude of easy assembly and flat-packed …

15 uses for your phone's camera (other than taking selfies)

If you've ever looked at the night sky and wished you had paid more attention in science class, then you should download<p>Caption by Alina Bradford / Photo by Alina Bradford/CNET<p>1<p>of 15<p>Use your phone as a security system<p>If you have an old phone lying around you can use it for home security. Taylor …

Internet

The 24 Best Websites For Discount Furniture And Decor

When decorating a new space, it’s important to know which pieces are worth the investment, and which are worth finding for cheap. But let’s be honest ― we’ll take a good deal any day.<p>Thankfully, you don’t have to expend tons of time or energy searching for the best bang for your buck. Sure, few …

Free Shipping

39 Bridal Designers You've Probably Never Heard Of...Until Now

Introducing: Bridal's New Guard.<p>Bridal has its mainstays, and you've undoubtedly heard their names before–multiple times. That voluminous textured ball gown with a corseted bodice is most likely a Vera Wang creation, and your dear friend's silk faille A-line gown adorned with hand-cut lace, or …

There was a secret meeting at the G20 to 'take down' the dollar

The term "Shanghaied" refers to the 19th-century practice of sailors forced to serve against their will on vessels bound for Shanghai and other ports in China. Victims were often from West Coast port cities such as San Francisco, Portland and Seattle. Tactics used included kidnapping, beatings and …

Stock Markets

Live: Sampling the Best of Austin Barbecue in a Day

Table Of Contents (all h2's added automatically)<p>Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ<p><b>Barbecue Stop #1, 10:30 a.m.</b><p>First stop of tour is <b>Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ</b> for the famed breakfast tacos. It is hard to fathom that these might be overhyped, so compelling are they as breakfast objects. Even without the hefty slab …

BBQ

Too many clothes, nothing to wear? How to edit your wardrobe

Sometimes you can’t see the wood for the trees. Sometimes you can’t see what to wear for all your clothes. This was the situation I had found myself in over the past few months. My wardrobe was a disaster. My clothes were so squashed that I had to iron them after they emerged from its depths. I was …

The 5 Most Stylish Films of All Time, Ever*

<i>By Justin Fenner for GQ.</i><p>courtesy of Warner Bros.<p>To call menswear designer Alexander Olch a film buff would be a gross understatement. Olch, perhaps best known for his neckties, once told GQ that he doesn't own a television. "I watch everything via projector," he said.<p>In fact, he's so dedicated to …

Time I

10 awesome cities you can fly to for dirt-cheap this spring

This spring, new routes from major carriers like American, JetBlue, United, and Virgin America will mean big savings on service both in the U.S. and abroad.<p>Here are the 10 routes with the best potential for bargains.

Flying

Why Mistakes Are Often Repeated

Several recent studies show how the brain fails to learn from past experience, dooming us to relive our errors.<p>If there’s anything that stings more than wasting good money on a subpar outing, it’s doing so repeatedly—but still, the depths of TripAdvisor teem with accounts of mistakes that were made …

The Brain

Adobe Lightroom lets you shoot RAW - but only on Android

Adobe Lightroom is probably the most popular image processing program for professional photographers, but now the company wants to be your camera too – if you own an Android phone anyway.<p>Adobe Lightroom 2.0 for Android adds a full-fledged camera interface with a standard set of controls like flash, …

Tutorials

13 tips for taking better low light pictures with your smartphone

With July 4th coming up, you’ll want to make sure you can eke the best out of your phone’s camera for those nighttime fireworks.<p>Though phones vary in quality and features significantly, there are still some general tricks – both technical and common sense – you can pick up on to maximize image …

Mobile Photography

18 Austin Chefs Reveal Their Standby Breakfast Spots

The first meal of the day is very important, and even chefs need to eat it. Keeping up all-things breakfast, Eater asked Austin chefs and restaurant owners for their favorite breakfast and brunch restaurants, running from Dai Due’s breakfast menu, diner dishes from Counter Cafe and many …

Texas

Las Vegas's Top 6 New Restaurants Are Worth A Trip To Sin City

A fresh new wave of restaurants have hit the Las Vegas Strip -- here are the ones worth digging into.<p>If you love to eat well and keep procrastinating over a trip to Vegas to see for yourself what all the fuss is about, the time to go is now. An impressive coterie of restaurants has opened up in the …

Time I

A Guide for When to Toss All the Food in Your Fridge - Food Safety

<i>This piece originally appeared on PureWow.</i><p>You had chicken for dinner four nights ago, but it’s probably still OK to eat, right? The only way to find …

Healthy Eating

LA's 16 Essential Ramen Shops, 2017 Edition

Los Angeles has had a long history of great ramen, but only in the past few years has the scene hit a real stride. Now the city has the highest standards of ramen anywhere, and might have some of the best standout shops in the country. Whether looking for classic tonkotsu-style broth to more …

Japan

Best Sriracha Recipes

For folks who love their food to bring on the heat, sriracha is a pantry must. It wasn't long before spicy food lovers discovered that sriracha was a …

Sriracha Sauce

Step-by-Step: How to Roast a Perfect Prime Rib Using the Reverse Sear Method

GalleryStep-by-Step: How to Roast a Perfect Prime Rib Using the Reverse Sear Method<p>More<p>Ribs<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Prime rib is and perhaps always will be the king of holiday roasts. There is nothing so primal, so celebratory, so downright majestic as a hunk of well-marbled beef, …

Cooking

Cyber Monday Sales That Are Still Happening

Discounts continue to roll through the week.<p>Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, but the sales and deals are still here. What was once a one-day holiday for die-hard doorbuster-sales shoppers (while the rest of us napped and digested turkey) has become a weeks-long shopping extravaganza, …

Shopping

ChefSteps Unveils Joule, a Fully-Connected Sous Vide Circulator

The Joule promises a sous-vide experience that's simpler than ever.<p>No cooking method is more idiot-resistant than sous vide. For anyone who has ever …

Kitchens

What the Most Stylish Women Wear to Work: Jewelry Designer Jennifer Fisher

While plenty of celebrities (Rihanna, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kim Kardashian West, to name a few) and other women in the know have clamored to dot their lobes, wrap their wrists, and clasp their necks with the covetable and edgy jewelry of Jennifer Fisher since the line’s inception in 2005, it’s also …