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Upgrade Your Wardrobe on the Cheap | The Art of Manliness

Looking great is easy when you have unlimited resources.<p>However, most of us live within limited means where every dollar is accounted for.<p>So how do …

How to Sew a Button Quickly and Correctly | The Art of Manliness

I was in Chicago at a networking event three years ago and found myself with a problem.<p>The dress shirt I was wearing had apparently “shrank” in the …

How to Make Small Talk With Strangers | The Art of Manliness

How to Make Friends in a New City | The Art of Manliness

Every year, roughly 15% of the population of America relocates. If we expand that to a five-year period, that number balloons to 40%. Most moves are …

Save Money and Shop Smart: Know the Style Pyramid | The Art of Manliness

Let’s just be honest: style, for men, is a hard thing to grasp. It’s especially hard when buying new clothes. We always forget our sizes, we don’t …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

Conversational Narcissism: How to Avoid It | The Art of Manliness

Last month I met up with an old friend I hadn’t seen in forever to have lunch. Having both read and written about how to be an effective and …

A Beginners Introduction to Using Layers

Using layers in your photo editing software is one of the most important things you can do to create great images. Layers are so powerful, even the …

Photo Editing

How Self-Portraiture Makes you a Better Photographer

As long as art has existed, so too has the self-portrait. Van Gogh famously painted more than 30 self-portraits, using the available subject-of-self …

Photography

A Step By Step Guide to Making Your First Panorama Photo

While visiting an art gallery or a photography exhibition, at times you may have noticed certain landscape photographs have extremely elongated …

Art Galleries

Bounce Flash Secrets – Bouncing Your Way to Better Photography

If you have ever seen a professional photographer using flashgun on top of their camera, and wondering why the flash is not pointing directly at the …

Digital Photography

Abstract Photos to Inspire You

This week I want to get you thinking outside the box, and looking at ordinary things differently. Earlier in the week James Maher wrote How to do …

Sweeten Your Photos by Shooting During the Blue Hour

There is a period of time each day, just before sunrise and just after sunset, when the sun is below the horizon, when the light is known as “sweet …

Digital Photography

HDR Vertorama Photography – How to Create Mind-bending Images

Photography

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright | Colossal

<p><i>Broken Mirror/Evening Sky</i> is a series of images by New York photographer Bing Wright who captured the reflections of sunsets on shattered mirrors. …

The Fundamental Considerations of Basic Portrait Photography

Portrait photography has and always will be a huge source of fascination for photographers, but there are quite a few tricks to getting a great …

Hung Up

Tips for Boosting Your Confidence Doing People Photography

Four Ways to Improve Your Photos With the Clarity Slider in Lightroom

How to Avoid Blurry Photos by Choosing the Right Autofocus Mode

Photography

Get Educated: Recommended Projects and Tutorials

As with most fields that are technology driven, in photography, if you don’t keep moving you’ll quickly find yourself dead in the water. This is why …

How to Make a Signature Brush in Photoshop

How to Make a Signature Brush in Photoshop - Creating a signature brush in Photoshop gives you a quick, convenient way to watermark your images.

Don't Miss These 7 Incredible Tutorials on Strobe Lighting for Portraits

As much as we love natural light, there are times when you have to rely on artificial light to create striking portrait images. Artificial lighting …

Tutorials

How to do Accent Lighting in Portrait Photography

How to create beautiful accent lighting when photographing a portrait. Step by step tips that will get you great portrait results.

What You Need to Know About Your Camera's Auto Focus System

When first embarking on the journey toward becoming a photographer, you were probably repeatedly told of the importance of exposure and composition. …

The Ultimate Guide to Going Pro as a Photographer

How to Be Assertive | The Art of Manliness

<i>Your boss consistently asks you at the last minute to come into work on the weekend. You say “yes” every time even though you have family plans. You</i> …

10 Most Common Mistakes in Landscape Photography

After your next photo shoot, examine your images for these common mistakes in landscape photography so you can avoid them next time.

The Essence of Masculinity – Portraits of Men

We are at the end of our two week Portrait Deep Dive and I thought I’d end it with one more portrait collection for you. Last week we had Inspiring …