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Why I love my Leica

I'm a photographer. No, let me rephrase that: I would like to be a photographer. In reality I'm merely an obsessive who takes lots of photographs in the hope that some day, just once, he will produce an image that is really, truly memorable. Like the images that Henri Cartier-Bresson captured, …

Awesome Comparison: Bokeh Shootout between 50mm 0.95 to 400mm 2.8

The boozy, narcissistic culture shock of working in South Korea

Frank Ahrens was director of global p.r. for Hyundai, based out of their Seoul, South Korea, headquarters. One day, his employee Eduardo gave him …

Bedroom Decorating Ideas On A Small Budget

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Interior Design

Race Car Goes Flipping Into Camera Stand in Terrifying Crash

This must be every professional racing photographer’s nightmare: you’re sitting on a rickety perch, capturing the action, when a crash sends a …

Make Your Own Bladeless Fan With Just a Few Common Parts

A Dyson bladeless fan is pretty neat and works super well, but if you want one for yourself, it’ll put you out a few hundred dollars. Fortunately for …

Neat

The Most Extravagant Hotel Experiences in the World

These hotels are giving luxury a while new meaning.<p>In the ever-competitive world of five-star hotels, top stays are continually upping the ante for luxury-loving guests. It's no longer enough to provide artisan chocolates on the pillow or Frette robes in the marble-lined bathroom—now, the norm is …

A Guide to Mastering Manual Focus

Have you ever cursed your camera for missing that special moment in the streets? Do you ever struggle to get the subject quickly in focus before the …

How to Capture Authentic Moments as a Portrait Photographer

In a refreshing video, photographer Sean Tucker sets aside the technical advice for a moment and dives into the real challenge facing portrait …

Indoor and Outdoor Portrait Lighting Tips

If you’re into portrait photography you know that shooting indoors and outdoors requires slightly different approaches. If you’ve been shooting …

Shutter Speed

Bill Cunningham, Legendary Times Fashion Photographer, Dies at 87

Bill Cunningham, who turned fashion photography into his own branch of cultural anthropology on the streets of New York, chronicling an era’s ever-changing social scene for The New York Times by training his busily observant lens on what people wore — stylishly, flamboyantly or just plain sensibly …

The Arts

Lighting Outdoor Portraits Using A Beauty Dish | Joel Grimes

Among the various lighting modifiers, the beauty dish is a favorite for many portrait and fashion photographers. It’s different from all other light …

Why Do Four-Seater Ferrari Models Lose So Much Value?

Hello and welcome to the latest round of <i>Letters to Doug</i>, your favorite weekly <i>Jalopnik</i> column that involves both a) letters, and b) Doug.<p>If you’d like …

A single California restaurant is named to the World's 50 Best Restaurants list

Saison, the San Francisco restaurant known for chef Joshua Skenes' nightly changing tasting menus, claimed the No. 27 spot on the annual World's 50 Best Restaurants list at a gathering in New York last night. It is the only California restaurant to be featured on the list this year.<p>Massimo …

Baked Ham & Cheese Ring Recipe by Tasty

Ingredients<p>for 4 servings<p>8 oz (225 g) crescent dinner rolls, 2 cans<br>• 1 cup (110 g) mozzarella cheese<br>• ½ cup (45 g) pepperoncinis<br>• ¼ cup (10 g) fresh basil<br>• ⅓ lb (150 g) salami<br>• ⅓ lb (150 g) ham<br>• ¼ lb (115 g) prosciutto<br>• 8 slices provolone cheese, halved<br>• salt, to taste<br>• pepper, to taste<br>• olive oil, optional, for the …

Spices

The Secret to Controlling Heat in the Kitchen

Learning to control heat is one of the most important (and overlooked) steps on the road to becoming a good cook. While some people seem born with an …

The Only Three Kinds of Sandpaper You Need

There are an overwhelming number of sandpaper choices, but only three of them will be used for most of your woodworking projects.<p>Sanding is a necessary evil that accompanies every woodworking project, and one of the more annoying parts of the task is choosing which type of sandpaper to use. This …

'Eat fat to get thin': Official diet advice is 'disastrous' for obesity fight, new report warns

Thirty years of official health advice urging people to adopt low-fat diets and to lower their cholesterol is having “disastrous health consequences,” a leading obesity charity warned yesterday.<p>“Eating fat does not make you fat,” argues a new report by the National Obesity Forum (NOF) and the …

Nutrition

Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

European Travel

New food labels to emphasize calories, amount of ‘added sugar’

<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b><p>The labels on the food we buy will be getting a new look. The Food and Drug Administration rolled out rules today with a greater …

Nutrition

With opening of Expo Line to Santa Monica, L.A.'s dream of a "subway to the sea" finally comes true (again)

<i></i>The $1.5-billion second leg of the Expo Line, which opened Friday from Culver City to Santa Monica, adds seven light-rail stations and more than six …

Santa Monica

100 Ways to Eat Eggs

Eggs take to just about anything you throw at them—or rather, to anything you thrown them <i>in</i>. From crack and splat to whisk and pour, they're your best friend in the kitchen from high noon to night. There are very few other ingredients that are so versatile, that can be cooked in so many different …

Breakfast

Bill Palmer's Passion: Fuji is the Leica of the new Millennium

Guildford Passion 2016: Fuji X-Pro2 and 100-400 Fujinon zoomIt feels funny to sit here typing this article in a tin helmet but I feel like some …

Cameras

10 Nerd-Gasmic Life Hacks

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Life hacks are defined as uncommon tips and tricks to do something better or faster. I’m a nerdy geek when it comes to figuring out how to hack my life. I used different life hacks while in prison (6 Prison Life Hacks That Will Maximize …

Build This Sexy Modern Bench Using Nothing But 2 x 4s

This lovely bench seat only looks expensive.<p>"Less is more" definitely applies to modern furniture. But despite its simple lines, modern style furniture can be expensive. This well-designed bench, on the other hand, looks great and only takes a few hours to build while costing less than $50 in …

Woodworking

Machine learning algorithm cheat sheet

The suggestions offered in this algorithm cheat sheet are approximate rules-of-thumb. Some can be bent, and some can be flagrantly violated. This is …

How to Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee

The artisanal coffee movement has hit the U.S. in a major way, with hip cafés serving flat whites and almond milk lattes popping up on pretty much …

Rare Porsche 924 Carrera GTR comes up for auction

A rare, transition-era Porsche 924 Carrera GTR is headed to auction in the United Kingdom that combines elements of what was then the upcoming 944 …

Path

You already own the best-ever Apple headphone case

With every new iPhone comes a pair of headphones, neatly packaged in a white Apple-branded box that you end up throwing away or storing somewhere forgettable. Then, you put your headphones in your bag or pockets, and they turn into a knot that seems impossible to untangle, every damn time.<p>Of …

Headphones