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15 Things You Should Know Before Pressing the Shutter Button to Take a Photograph

Taking a photograph isn't merely about pressing the shutter button. Aside from the technical considerations like exposure, there are things like …

Landscape Photography

FEMA maps lack up-to-date information on flood risk

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s “patchwork quilt” of flood maps has coverage gaps and is obsolete in places, according to a recent study by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Nature Conservancy charity and the University of Bristol.<p>FEMA's current flood maps indicate that …

How I Got Delightfully High On Legal Mushrooms

Ever since Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon’s eccentric but oddly compelling food diary went viral — and people finally started taking Goop …

10 Post-Processing Terms Every Photographer Should Know

Post-processing a photograph can range from basic image adjustments to extensive editing and retouching. Your choice of post-processing workflow …

Worst-hit reactor at Fukushima may be easiest to clean up

OKUMA, Japan (AP) — High atop Fukushima's most damaged nuclear reactor, the final pieces of a jelly-roll shaped cover are being put in place to seal …

Energy

Suspended – Medium

Understanding Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority Modes

Making a move from fully automated camera mode into manual mode can be daunting for the best of us.As soon as you make that switch, your head starts …

Landscape Photography

Floods cause devastation in Asia - CNN Video

Extreme rainfall and severe flooding across Asia has put some 137 million lives at risk while causing widespread damage.

Weather

This magical drug mansion in Upstate New York is where the psychedelic ’60s took off

Owned by one of America’s richest families, Millbrook hosted Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Mingus and more<p>William Mellon Hitchcock was not …

New York State

When Will the Planet Be Too Hot for Humans? Much, Much Sooner Than You Imagine.

<i>To read an annotated version of this article, complete with interviews with scientists and links to further reading, click</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p><b>I.</b> ‘Doomsday’<p><i>Peering</i> …

Climate Change

Dozens of police injured in G20 protests as Merkel seeks consensus

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Dozens of police were injured in clashes with protesters before a G20 summit in Hamburg on Thursday, tarnishing the start of a meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes will cement her role as a stateswoman as she seeks re-election in September.<p>Merkel, who is campaigning for a …

G-20 Summit

15 Costs You'll Encounter When You Buy Your First House

Stand-alone houses come with a host of expenses. Here’s what to prepare for.<p>It's one thing to go from renting an apartment to buying an apartment, …

28 Awesome Links That Are Like Candy for Photographers

So much has been going on in the field of photography this week, and here we find that Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching in all corners …

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 …

They say runners need flexibility, but you may be surprised at the latest thinking

For years, runners have believed that their sport makes them too tight and that they should turn to yoga to lengthen their muscles, become more flexible and thereby develop into better runners. It turns out, though, that the opposite may be true: Coaches and physical therapists now say that bending …

Marathons

This 7-minute workout is all you need to get in shape

This 7-minute workout is ideal if you have little time to exercise or don't have access to a gym.<p>According a study published in the American College of Science and Medicine's Health & Fitness Journal, the combination of aerobic and resistance training performed at a high-intensity can be extremely …

Getting out of Auto: Understanding Aperture

What is aperture?<p>In simple terms, aperture refers to the opening of a lens diaphragm through which light passes. Changing this setting – which is …

India’s Solar Power Is Set to Outshine Coal

<b>By Henner Weithoener / Climate News Network</b><p><i>The vast India One Solar Thermal Power Plant in Rajasthan may be a sign of the future. (Brahma Kumaris via</i> …

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Digital Photography

An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, …

Macedonian Flash Floods Leave At Least 22 Dead, 4 Missing

Nearly two dozen people were killed and dozens more were injured when torrential rains triggered flash floods in the capital of Macedonia, the Red Cross said Sunday.<p>Government spokesman Aleksandar Gjorgiev told The Associated Press a state of emergency had been declared for two weeks in the most …

Floods

Australian Tesla Town project is the real deal, houses for sale

Want to live in a sustainable community? If you can get a visa and afford the price, you can sign on the line now at Yarrabend, a development just …

One striking chart shows why pharma companies are fighting legal marijuana

There's a body of research showing that painkiller abuse and overdose are lower in states with medical marijuana laws. These studies have generally …

What Would Happen If Bees Went Extinct?

Most people who think about bees, think about getting stung. But that doesn’t do these incredible creatures justice. Bees fly through their life in …

20 photos of bees that will make you say, “Damn, bees are beautiful”

There are two types of bugs I’ll never kill: spiders and bees. I don’t kill spiders because they eat mosquitoes and other critters that want my blood. I don’t kill bees because the world depends on them.<p>Bees are powerful little engines of the agricultural economy. While foraging for their own food, …

Forget HDR Software – 5 Ways To Blend Any Exposures In Photoshop

In this week’s tutorial, I show you 5 ways to blend any exposures in Photoshop. Anyone who has followed my website and blog for a while will know …

Tutorials

Top 10 Green Home Improvements Plus Their Costs – DIY Green Living Ideas

In today’s fractured world it is next to impossible to find one thing on which everyone agrees, but Eco-friendly home improvement choices are one of …

5 Ways Brexit Will Change Real Estate in the United States

Every homeowner needs to know how it will affect mortgages, housing demand and investments.<p>Brexit might be a historic event happening overseas, but the surprising move will affect your own home sooner than you think.<p>Chances are it already has.<p>When the United Kingdom voted in a referendum on June 23 …

APNewsBreak: Scientists send coral reef plea to Australia

HONOLULU (AP) — As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists have sent a letter to Australian officials calling for action to save the world's reefs, which are being rapidly damaged.<p>The letter was sent Saturday to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm …

Great Barrier Reef