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Shooting a Day-to-Night Timelapse the Cheap and Easy Way

Shooting a day-to-night time-lapse doesn’t have to be hard. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create one of these “holy grail” timelapses the …

Photographer Exposes The ‘Truth’ Behind Professional Portraits, And It May Surprise You

We've all seen it when flipping through Instagram; those perfect, cinematic portraits of pregnant women in enchanted forests, happy couples lounging …

Top diver’s death casts long shadow over deep beauty of the Blue Hole

The ‘underwater cathedral’ at the edge of the Red Sea is arguably the most perilous diving spot in the world – even for experts such as Dublin-born Stephen Keenan. What lies behind its fearsome reputation?<p>In the bars and cafes of Dahab this summer, one recurring observation has been made among the …

A Closer Look at the Dolly Zoom

The “dolly zoom,” also known as the “Hitchcock zoom” or “Vertigo effect,” is a filmmaking technique that involves changing a zoom lens’ angle of view …

How to Get a Castle in Italy for Free

Yes, for free. And yes, we're serious.<p>Italy is giving away more than 100 historic buildings across the country including castles, farmhouses and …

The Ten Commandments of Retouching

There are some things in life that are universal rules we should all follow—things like not cheating on your wife, not killing anyone, and not …

Tutorials

Melissa McCarthy on Sean Spicer’s Podium Just Rolled and Raged Through New York

King Kong’s got nothing on Spicey.<p>Melissa McCarthy has taken her Sean Spicer gig on the road, literally.<p>The Emmy-winning actress, who has found her …

Melissa McCarthy
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Photography

Busy brain not letting you sleep? 8 experts offer tips

Some nights, it's like you can't get your brain to shut up long enough for you to fall asleep.<p>You're mentally reviewing the day you just completed while also previewing the day ahead; sometimes, your mind may even reach way back into the archives and pull up something embarrassing you did back in …

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Pilot Takes Amazing Photos From His Cockpit, And They Will Take Your Breath Away

Being a pilot, you get to see a bunch of beautiful sights from above. Being a pilot for a South American airline, you also get to witness the …

Everything You Need to Know About Using ND Filters for Dramatic Long Exposure Photographs (VIDEO)

Many of the most dramatic outdoor images are made by experienced photographers using neutral density (ND) filters in conjunction with long exposures. …

Design

A Boudoir Shoot Transformed This Woman's Self-Confidence After Her Abusive Relationship

Many women shoot boudoir photo sessions as a gift for their significant others, but this 26-year-old decided to take the photos for herself. After getting out of two consecutive abusive relationships — one mentally damaging, the other emotionally and physically — she began to believe the horrible …

How I Made $1,254.93 in Four Months by Selling Stock Photos on EyeEm

My name is Michael Zwahlen, and I’m a photographer based in Germany. I want to share how I earn money through EyeEm. In the first four months of 2017 …

8 Gaudí Masterpieces That Prove Barcelona is Europe’s Most Instagrammable City

The (Sometimes Unintentional) Subtext of Digital Conversations

Different people have different ideas about what it means to sign an email “XOXO,” what you should use Facebook for, and how long you can wait before texting back.<p>The meanings we glean in conversation are often, maybe mostly, not found in the words spoken, but in how they’re said, and in the spaces …

Relationships

How to Read a Whole Damn Book Every Week

It may sound difficult, but the secret to reading a book every week is to not be precious about it.<p>Every year, I read over a hundred books. This means I polish off somewhere between two and three books a week. I'm not saying that to brag (okay, I am), but I really believe that anyone can make time …

Books

Middle East Airlines Work Around Electronics Ban, Offer iPads, Laptops, Wi-Fi To Passengers

Faced with a new and unique problem in the modern airline industry, airlines impacted by the recent ban of larger electronics on flights to the United States are finding clever ways to keep their passengers productive and connected.<p>In mid-March, an unexpected ban on electronics larger than your …

Turkish Airlines

This man has visited every country on Earth and made $1m – and you can do it too

Have you ever dreamed of leaving your 9-to-5 routine behind?<p>Irishman Johnny Ward did, and has just completed a 10-year mission to visit every country in the world, a trip which has seen him visit 197 nations, ending in Norway earlier this month, where he celebrated the achievement with his …

Asia Travel

Meet the person about to become the youngest woman to visit every country in the world

Anyone prone to crippling envy should look away now because a 27-year-old is on her way to becoming the youngest woman in history to visit every country in the world.<p>Cassie De Pecol, from the US state of Connecticut, has spent the last 16 months ticking off nations at a rate of knots - it's now 180 …

Palestine

Surface Pro 5: 5 Features Expected In 2017 Model

Microsoft's Surface Pro series has been due for an update since 2015, when Surface Pro 4 hit the shelves. The company held an event Oct. 26, where it …

We Didn't Start The Fire - by Billy Joel (Annotated by AA)

We Didn't Start the Fire is a song by Billy Joel that lists major world events from 1949 to 1989, when the song was released on his album Storm Front …

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Currency Unit Translation - Millions, Billions, Trillions, Lakhs, Crores

Abstract Light Painting Photography with a Light Sword

Light painting is such a great technique for anyone who wants to create unique results each and every time. With the use of small light sources such …

Light Painting

Quirky Portraits From the National Beard and Mustache Championships

I originally saw the National Beard and Mustache Championships in the local news paper in Vegas, where I currently live. I had missed the 2012 …

Headshot Photography Techniques

Peter Hurley believes he has the coolest job you could ever have. He arrived at his headshot photography career through trial and error. Just like …