Ray Eccleston

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13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

Cropping Tips & Techniques

<b>Does “one size fits all” really make sense?</b> I know I’ve made the mistake of buying a garment that claims to be OSFA only to find that it sure as heck …

How I Light Paint Epic Milky Way Photos with the A7r

If you’ve ever tried light painting in your astrophotography, you’ve probably discovered how ugly and unnatural artificial light can often look. One …

22 Landscape Photography Mistakes

PhotoWhoa has released a free ebook entitled, “22 Landscape Photography Mistakes & How to Avoid Them.”Read more and comment »

How To Do A Complete Portrait Edit Part 1 (Lightroom)

So far you’ve read countless articles on techniques that involve editing portraits, but mostly it involves one or two techniques which makes it hard …

Best Photo Editing Software For Photographers

Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop – Incredible All-Around Photo Editors<p>There are a lot of very effective photo editors out there, but the best …

Tutorials

Edge of Stability: A Time-Lapse of Severe Weather and Natural Wonders

Photographer Jeff Boyce of Negative Tilt recently took an epic photography journey across the United States, shooting 70,000 photos across 15 states …

Minor league baseball team apologizes to fans after Corey Feldman performance fails to meet low expectations

The “angels” who accompanied him on stage were “not exactly family friendly”<p>The Class A-level State College Spikes officially apologized to its fans for the quality of performance by Corey Feldman, The Centre Daily Times' Lori Falce reports.<p>According to Spikes General Manager Scott Walker, the team …

US TV host's rant against Barack Obama's policy on radical Islam goes viral

A US TV host has become an online sensation after going on a two-minute rant against President Obama's "tip-toe" efforts in the fight against terrorism.<p>Tomi Lahren, host of One America News Network' s On Point with Tomi Lahren, delivers a punchy speech calling out Obama's apparently misguided …

The Proper Method to Resurrect a Wet Phone With Rice

Even if a wet cell phone seems dead, there's a good chance it can be resuscitated as long as you act fast. This is a DIY moment: Your phone's warranty probably doesn't cover water damage.<p><b>Q: If I get my phone wet, what's the best way to bring it back to life?</b><p><b>A:</b> Even if a wet cell phone seems dead, …

Saltwater

Check Out Five Solid Minutes Of 'Fallout 4' Gameplay

<i>Fallout 4</i> is just around the corner. Bethesda made a bold move announcing the followup to its open world post-apocalyptic RPG, lifting the veil on the project at E3 just a few months before the actual release date. Because of that, they had the opportunity to announce <i>Fallout 4</i> in the form of a more …

Game Trailers

6 Easy Steps for Post-Processing a Low-Light Photo in Lightroom

The word photography comes from the ancient Greek words for “light” and “drawing”. With the presence of light being a rather important constituent in …

Lightroom

Amy review – a sad, stark study of a public life and death

Confessional with punchlines – that’s how Amy Winehouse described her songwriting, providing the key to Asif Kapadia’s sober, unsensational and overwhelmingly sad film about her short and volatile life. In the absence of narration, Winehouse’s lyrics tell the story, floating onscreen in a …

Jay Leno

Magic Mike XXL review – eye-catching if largely insubstantial

If 2012’s <i>Magic Mike</i> was essentially a drama dressed in a posing pouch, then this sequel is more like a hen party. Having turned his back on the profession, Mike (Channing Tatum) is lured back to the oily throng for a last hurrah at a strippers’ convention in Myrtle Beach. En route, the Kings of …

Channing Tatum

Say hey, baseball: Those Fourth of July uniforms were way too tacky

Sunday morning's baseball includes tacky tributes to America, a star-spangled bat and a game-saving catch that has to been seen in order to be believed. Subscribe for your daily Say Hey!<p>Listen, we know it’s tough to catch up on everything happening in the baseball world each morning. There are all …

Chicago White Sox

The 8 worst economic proposals GOP candidates are considering

Conservative economists are pushing Republicans to raise taxes on the poor and further deregulate Wall Street<p>There's an old saying going back to the Reagan years: “personnel is policy.” It means that the sort of advisers and staff public officials surround themselves with are key indicators of the …

Video: How Phase Detection Autofocus Works

Traditional SLR cameras do phase detection autofocus by directing light onto AF sensors in the camera’s mirror box. Some newer sensor technologies do …

Photographers show us some of the Most Dangerous High Altitude Photographs – Buckle Up

Totally mind blowing, such high altitudes and one cant imagine how would someone have all the guts to reach to such an extent and clicks these …

Photography

John Oliver celebrates 5 years of conservatives wrongly predicting “the end of Obamacare” with epic video montage

With SCOTUS upholding the Affordable Care Act last week, Oliver gave a special shout-out to some of the naysayers<p>Last week, in a 6–3 decision, the Supreme Court upheld a critical part of the Affordable Care Act. No one was happier about this than President Obama, who was spotted moments after the …

We Pay A Shocking Amount For Police Misconduct, And Cops Want Us Just To Accept It. We Shouldn't.

In November 2012, Cleveland patrolman Michael Brelo joined more than 100 fellow officers in an armada of 62 police cruisers to pursue a 1979 light blue Chevy Malibu. After a 22-mile chase that reached upwards of 100 miles per hour, the vehicle came to a halt in East Cleveland.<p>Neither the driver, …

GOP’s summer of sad stunts: The desperate, hilarious measures 2016 long-shots are taking just to get noticed

Want to get into the GOP debates? Prepare to humiliate yourself<p>Now that the media organizations to which the GOP has licensed its debate rights are instituting participation caps, everyone's pissed off.<p>The party establishment can't be happy that candidates on the margins of the top 10 may …

Jeb Bush 'Increasingly Unhinged' on Gay Marriage

For some time, I've thought of Jeb Bush as the smarter, more moderate Bush son, the obvious point of reference being his brother, former President George W. Bush. The last few weeks of Jeb's "pre-campaign" Presidential campaign have proven me wrong. Very, very wrong.<p>To set the stage, don't forget …

George W. Bush

Zac Efron Is An EDM DJ In ‘We Are Your Friends,’ AKA ‘Swingers’ For Millennials

Well here’s a trailer everyone older than 26 will hate! <i>We Are Your Friends</i>, from director Max Joseph and screenwriter Meaghan Oppenheimer, stars Zac Efron, Jonny Weston, and crew, as your prototypical mildly impoverished LA bros with a dream: a dream to one day score hot chicks by playing with …

Zac Efron

David Brooks’ sickening Iraq apologia: How the New York Times hack just rewrote history

The conservative New York Times columnist explains what he’s learned from his Iraq war boosting: largely nothing<p>New York Times columnist David Brooks was once an enthusiastic backer of George W. Bush’s disastrous invasion of Iraq. He’d write columns for the Weekly Standard – the official journal of …

Wiith Is Like Tinder For Meeting New Friends, Not Dates

If you’re looking to meet new people but don’t want to explicitly commit to it being a date, as on Tinder, a new app called Wiith wants to help. The social app aims to connect nearby people who share the same interests and have them join up for local activities and events – like a more informal …

Sculpt Your Butt and Legs with One Killer Move

This exercise is heavy-duty, and you're going to love it.<p>Beth Bischoff<p><i>Join the Women's Health Weekend Challenge to help you meet your fitness goals fast and make your weekend workouts count. Thousands of women already have. Join them, and achieve your fitness goals faster!</i><p><b>Sumo Squat:</b> This move …

This killer circuit workout is the key to burning fat fast

This full-body workout is meant to burn calories and activate your whole upper and lower body. This is a circuit workout that can be done at home or in the gym. You will do each movement for 30 seconds and then rest for 30 seconds before moving to the next exercise. Once you complete each circuit …

World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

For one time only, Germans and Allies fought together in WWII. Andrew Roberts on a story so wild that it has to be made into a movie.<p>The most …