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Edward Snowden action figure | Celebrity Action Figures

Introducing the Edward Snowden action figure. Edward Snowden's lifelike head mounted on a 12-inch fully-articulated action figure body with detailed …

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How Does Misfortune Affect Long-Term Happiness?

<i>Part 5 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Simply Happy.<p><b>About Dan Gilbert's TED Talk</b><p>We're doomed to be miserable if we don't get what we want — right? Not quite, says psychologist Dan Gilbert. He says our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned.<p><b>About Dan</b> …

Are We Happier When We Stay In The Moment?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Simply Happy.<p><b>About Matt Killingsworth's TED Talk</b><p>When are humans most happy? To answer this question, researcher Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report their feelings in real time. Among the results: We're often happiest when …

20 Reasons to Love Your 50mm Lens

The 50mm lens is a favorite amongst many photographers. However, there are some that don’t warm up to this focal length as much as others. Either …

13 Professional Photographers Who Use Mirrorless Cameras

As bloggers who constantly test and review photography gear, we are the very first to admit that it is surprisingly easy to let gear obsession get in …

Composite lighting technique lets amateurs produce well-lit photos in minutes (video)

Hobbyist photographers don't often have the luxury of elaborate lighting rigs. However, Adobe and Cornell University have developed a new software technique that could bring pro-grade illumination to a wider audience. Known as computational lighting design, the solution simplifies a familiar trick …

3D Printing Goes Mainstream Retail

Just another day at UPS: Photocopy the ol' resume, ship back shoes to Zappos, print a car part.<p>About a month ago, a UPS store in eastern San Diego started offering a new service: 3D printing. Six weeks ago, store owner Burke Jones says, "I didn't know anything about 3D printing."<p>"I'd love to take …

LinkedIn thinks your 14-year-old needs a professional resume, and it’s right

When should kids start branding themselves for getting into college and, by extension, a job? At 14, apparently. LinkedIn announced yesterday that its new University Pages feature—which allows colleges some of the same networking and recruiting powers that employers hold on the site—will usher in …

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Ghetto-Flo: How to Create Your Own DIY Kino-Flo-style Lights for Portraiture

We were introduced to the “Ghetto-Flo” lights after reading the excellent blog of New York-based photographer Brad Trent. He had mounted 4 standard …

Family Portrait Ideas

Every family needs a portrait, and not everyone wants the same traditional group photo. These days, people are after a more human touch. And many …

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Quick Tips on How to Build Relationships with Photography Clients

One of the biggest hurdles to starting work as a professional photographer is attracting clients. Miller Mobley, an editorial photographer based in …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Timeless Branding Lessons From A Young Steve Jobs

To understand how a legacy lasts, let’s flash back to when Steve Jobs rebuilt his own.<p>“It’s a complicated and noisy world,” mused a younger Steve Jobs, “and we’re not going to get a chance to get people to remember much about us. “<p>That chance to make a memory, he says, is the essence of brand …

Here's Why You'll Be Hooked On Wearables By This Time Next Year

I bought a Fitbit Flex about a week ago.<p>In case you haven’t heard of it, Fitbit is one of these “wearable computing” companies. It’s a small little device that sits in a rubber wrist band which you wear all day and night.<p>There are other wearable computing devices for your wrist including the …

The Unphotographable: Photos that Try to Show that Which Can’t be Photographed

At the beginning of the year, the Fraenkel Gallery debuted an exhibition and book that approached photography from an interesting angle: the exhibit …

Ideas to Modify Natural Light for Portrait Photography

Every photographer loves that soft white light that pours in through a single window. Its diffuse glow seems to make anything in its path magically …

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iDoorCam shows you who's at your door, helps you hide from unwanted visitors

If you've ever gone on a long vacation (or hidden from someone at least once in your life) there's a chance you'll find high-tech doorbells useful. A new device called iDoorCam, in particular, claims to be able to notify you via iPhone or iPad whenever there's someone at your door -- even if you're …

Exploring the Art of Portrait Photography and the Role of the Portrait Today

Capturing our likeness has been a pursuit of the human race for thousands of years. From paintings of gods in Egypt and Greece, to portrait paintings …

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

A terrifying robot shows you the emotions slime mold can't express

Slime mold can already behave in ways that are surprisingly intelligent, but what if it smiled like us and cried like us — or, at least, like a horrifying facsimile of us? An installation at London's Living Machines conference provides a fascinating, disturbing answer. As reported by <i>New Scientist</i>, …

A Century of Voices: Portraits and Stories of People Ages 1 to 100

Every age has some unique insight to offer. That’s the basic idea behind the project <i>100 Ages, A Century of Voices</i> by graduate students Katie Alaimo …

Why Google Glass costs $1,500 now and will likely be around $299 later (Updated)

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>If the $1,500 price tag for Google(s goog) Glass is a budget buster for you, don’t give up hope just yet. When the wearable …

New Project Will Let You Scan 3D Objects Using Your Browser

As services go, 3D scanning is pretty hard. To get good models you need expensive lasers and data acquisition systems and even the Kinect-based scanners require expensive hardware… or do they?<p>Volumental, a Stockholm-based company, is created a browser-based scanner that connects to your depth …

Fuel3D looks to Kickstarter to crowdfund a sub-$1,000 full color handheld 3D scanner

The explosion of interest in 3D printing over the last couple of years is no secret, but while there are all sorts of 3D printers you can use to realize your creations, building the high-quality 3D images required to create the prints is a bit more of a challenge.<p>Enter Fuel3D, which is looking to …

Lighting Ratios for Portrait Photography

In portrait photography, lighting ratios are comparisons of the main light in a photo to the lesser light that fills in the shadows. This main light …

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How to Avoid Losing Your Photos With Offsite Backup Strategies

As photographers, most of us are fully aware of the consequences of not backing up our work. Indeed, as we take more and more images, over that same …

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How to Prepare a Photo File for Printing

The goal of this tutorial is to help photographers prepare digital images either originated by scanned film or digital capture for printing purposes. …

Will the Leap Motion Controller change how we use computers?

When John Underkoffler was designing the interface for the film Minority Report, Steven Spielberg told him it should look like the characters were "conducting an orchestra". Now that's a beautiful vision. The gestural control of the future should not be tiring or bothersome, but elegant and …

Create a 3D model of your face, try on glasses using your iPad

Glasses.com has a free iPad app that helps you try on spectacles using a 3D model of your face.<p>Shopping for glasses is stressful. Glasses are one of the first things people notice about you. At least, that's what I usually tell myself when going through the process of purchasing new …

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