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How to Overcome Rejection And Use It To Improve Your Photography

As artists, photographers are bound to face a little criticism and–gasp!–rejection every now and then. While our egos may suffer a bit from negative …

Self-help

This Tutorial Shows You How to Fake Tilt Shift Videos

You’ve probably seen those fun time lapse videos that make subjects look miniature, like toys or models surrounded by a realistic looking …

Tilt-shift

DIY Outdoor Lighting Tips for Beginners

Low-voltage systems make it easy—even if you have no electrical experience<p>Since most outdoor lighting is low voltage, it's safe and easy enough for …

How To Hack Your Electric Bill

You turn off the lights when you leave a room. You unplug small appliances when they aren't in use. You think you're being pretty smart about your energy consumption, yet every month your electric bill keeps creeping up. You shudder to think how high it could go in the summer months -- especially …

Why Drinking a Little Booze Each Day May Be Killing You | Men's Health

But still, I can recall the precise moment I realized I had a drinking problem. It was April 2005. I remember this clearly because our 3-month-old son was in the hospital to undergo a biopsy. Late in the afternoon, facing a second straight sleep-deprived night in a room where tiny IVs hung off my …

Never Wash Your Workout Clothes Again! Really.

A special wash that keeps your workout clothes from stinking even if you wear them for a full week sounds like a bad late-night television scam. Turns out it’s not.<p>DeFUNKit, a company started by material scientists and chemists from the University of Oregon, makes such a product—and it really …

Athletic Apparel

Best-Kept Secrets of Priceline

Shhh... Here's what no one tells you about finding travel deals on Priceline. Use these tips to search wisely, bid smart, and save big.

Travel Deals

This bizarre Wizard of Oz amusement park has been closed for 36 years — a photographer got inside and took these eerie photos

Equipped with a real yellow brick road and costumes from the movie set, visitors were made to feel like they themselves were Dorothy — venturing from the tornado ridden house to the Emerald City.<p>But only 10 years after opening, the park officially closed due to the developers going bankrupt. Today, …

Love Your Pan: What to Cook (and What Not to) in a Cast Iron

Steak is made for cast iron cooking. A bolognese? Not so much.<p>If we could, we'd shout it from the mountain tops: We love cooking with cast iron. They're durable, efficient, endlessly useful, and make a pretty photo to boot. And yet, for so many, cast iron pans remain tucked away in the furthest …

Woodland Cabin

This tiny house doesn’t come with wheels. But that’s fine. We’ll take it as is.<p>Set next to a lake in rural Belgium, it’s a mere 377 square feet, but comes with plenty of charm, thanks to features like siding milled from trees found in the surrounding woods, a wood-burning stove, and views of the …

Cabins

12 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

We’ve had a big week for paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free and we’re capping it off with yet another big list. We told you about 15 premium …

Apps

Here's the secret way to hide the iPhone apps that Apple won't let you delete

Apple includes 30 applications with the iPhone and none of them can be deleted. Many iPhone owners have resorted to creating an "Apple" folder that contains un-used and un-removeable apps.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook, has vaguely hinted that the company may be working on a way to remove the default apps that …

How to use free Wi-Fi safely for banking, shopping and browsing

Public Wi-Fi is a convenient way to check Facebook, browse the Internet or do some online shopping on the go without putting a dent in your cellular data plan. (Use this free app to find Wi-Fi anywhere you go.) Unfortunately, if there are hackers on the same network, there’s a good chance they can …

5 Spice Rubs That Make Chicken Mind-Blowingly Delicious

Because there’s so much more to life than lemon pepper<p>Cooking a big batch of chicken breasts on Sunday is one of the easiest ways to prep protein for your entire week. But eating the same thing day after day is boring as hell.<p>Enter: spice rubs. Whip up several of these mixtures so you can roast …

Creative Processing Tips using Topaz Software

Base image captured in Charleston SC at Magnolia Gardens<p>I chose to work on the image above because I liked the tree with the Spanish Moss draped over …

Hawaii's Most Amazing Hotel Pools

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Family Travel

How to Properly Clean Your Lenses, Filters, Mirror and Sensor

If you're like me, the thought of touching, let alone fully cleaning your precious glass or even worse, your sensor, strikes fear into your heart. …

Enchanting Photos of Autumnal Forests by a Wandering Photographer

There is nothing quite like a long walk through the woods to clear the mind, particularly in the crisp autumn air when the leaves have transformed into vibrant variations of red and orange. Thankfully, photographer Janek Sedlr captures the profound beauty of the forest in its most stunning state. …

Photography

Things to Do in Sausalito, California

1 of 7<p>Sausalito's Coastal Lifestyle<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 7<p>Small-Town Attractions<p>3 of 7<p>Best Places to Eat and Drink<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 7<p>Best Places to …

San Francisco

How to Process a Landscape Photo in Lightroom

In this Lightroom workflow tutorial learn how to beautifully develop your landscape photos in less than 10 minutes. Learn to effectively use the tone …

How to Stack Your Images in Lightroom to Clean up the Mess

If you're like me, you are bringing home all kinds of exposure series, panorama sources photos and macro images that you want to combine using focus …

Tutorials

Photographer Captures the Magnificent Live Oak Trees of Ossabaw, Georgia

Atlanta based photographer Diane Kirkland has been documenting Ossabaw, an island off the coast of Georgia, since the 1980s. As the state’s first …

11 Best Wildlife Viewing Experiences

Gray wolves, Yellowstone National Park<p>They’re fast, stealthy, and, yeah, a little scary. A gray wolf can run 40 miles per hour in pursuit of prey, …

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How to Quickly use the Spot Removal Tool in Lightroom to Clean Up Your Photos

While not an exciting post processing action, using the spot removal tool is a necessary step in cleaning your photograph. From dust on the sensor to …

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Photographing 1 Million Sunflowers - Lenses & Post Processing Case Study

Want to step away from the norm? How about spending the morning with 23,500 sunflower plants that equate to about one million sunflowers? Summer …

Landscape Photography

Tips for Creating Large Format Prints

Aaron Reed is a professional landscape and nature photographer. He makes his living selling fine art prints. If you view <b>his gallery</b>, you’ll see that …

Tips for Optimizing Photoshop Performance on Your Computer

Have you ever wondered if you were getting the best performance out of Adobe’s Photoshop Creative Cloud? Depending on your particular workflow and …