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Smoke

PROLOGUE<p><i>There’s never smoke without fire.</i><p>This was first said by someone suggesting a rumor might be well-founded.<p>Words in the media today often function like a smoke screen for hiding flames.<p>The government of North Korea has just announced that they have tested an H-bomb fired from a submarine. …

The Best Toothpaste for Removing Stains, Fixing Your Breath, and Not Getting Gingivitis

For something as straightforward as oral hygiene, it’s difficult to find a toothpaste that suits your specific needs. From gum care to whitening to fresh breath, GQ’s Best Stuff rounded up the top pastes in each arena.<p>Consider this list of things that can go awry if you slip up on your oral …

Dentistry

Django’s Favorite Guitar—Closeup

Greg OlwellJanuary 23, 2018<p>By Greg Olwell<p>On this anniversary of <b>Django Reinhardt</b>‘s birth in 1910, check out this behind the scenes look at his …

A renegade photographer got inside this lawless Chinese city 119 times denser than New York

By 1986, the Walled City had caught the attention of photographer Greg Girard. Girard would spend the next four years in and out of the city, …

Best Photos of 2017

National Geographic's 57 best images of the year—curated from 88 photographers, 112 stories, and nearly 2 million photographs.

Design Freebies - Fonts, Mockups and Icons

It's time for that beloved time of the month when we bring to you some sweet design freebies! It's always great to keep your resources updated with …

How to Convert a Photo to B&W in 30s with Photoshop’s Calculations Tool

Have you ever used Photoshop’s Calculations Tool? It allows you to quickly blend two images together with optional blend modes and opacity. This 10 …

Architecture 101: 10 Architectural Styles That Define Western Society

Throughout history, architecture has been used as a creative, functional outlet that often heralds the cultural depth of society. In fact, a scroll through the basics of important architectural movements is a window into art and culture during any given time period.<p>Often, architectural styles build …

Digging Deeper: The Rolling Stones’ 'Sticky Fingers'

This 1971 masterpiece combined soul, folk, and straight-up rock into a musical mix that has influenced generations. Let’s dive into some of its …

How to Prep Your Photos for Print in Photoshop

If you have never printed your own work before, you might not know that some careful preparation is needed to make sure the colors in your print …

A Beginner’s Guide to Creating Black & White Photos in Lightroom

Here’s a 15-minute video tutorial from photographer Nathaniel Dodson that’ll help you learn how to create the perfect black and white image using …

Tutorials

49 Film Photography Blogs Worth Following

I’ve collected and shot film cameras for 40 years, but only started blogging about it in the last decade or so. I went looking for other blogging …

Film Photography

Watch Chuck Berry Rock the Grammys with Stevie Ray Vaughan and George Thorogood

2<p>SHARES<p>Chuck Berry was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1984 Grammy Awards.<p>The actual award was handed to Berry by Stevie Ray Vaughan …

Is street photography killing itself?

Is the most egalitarian form of photography, ‘street photography’, being destroyed by its own popularity? Is such a thing even possible? I won’t …

Bite-Size PS Tutorials: Creating Even Colors in Your Images

One of the most obvious telltale signs of an unprofessional commercial or product image is color. The most famous and readily cited issue is color …

Tutorials

What Every Man Should Keep in His Car: The Complete Guide | The Art of Manliness

When I was growing up, I noticed that my father kept his car well-stocked with supplies. A lot of the equipment was for his job busting poachers as a …

How to Be a Spartan Photographer

I’ve been really into Spartan culture lately. I’m impressed with their physical fortitude, their obedience and duty to the state and their frugal …

Fitness

Lens Guru Mathieu Stern Shows You How to Easily Remove Mold from Vintage Lenses (VIDEO)

We typically turn to lens guru Mathieu Stern for tips on cheap, vintage lenses that can be adapted for use with today’s modern digital cameras. But …

Relationship Red Flags for Men: 14 Red Flags to Look for in a Relationship | The Art of Manliness

You’ve probably had a friend who started dating a woman that really made you scratch your head. She was flaky, possessive, and high-drama. Everyone …

The American Novel Since 1945: A Free Yale Course on Novels by Nabokov, Kerouac, Morrison, Pynchon & More

Taught by professor Amy Hungerford, <i>The American Novel Since 1945</i> offers an introduction to the fertile literary period that followed World War II. …

Our Top 10 Vintage Lenses to Use on Digital Cameras

Why would anyone in their right mind want to use old lenses on their shiny new high-performance DSLR or mirrorless camera? The simple answer is that …

Cameras

Take better smartphone pics in 2017 with these fantastic Clip & Snap lenses (75% off)

Smartphone cameras have steadily improved over the years, but if you’re trying to pull extreme close-ups or other artistic flourishes you’ll still likely be disappointed. Thankfully, this Clip and Snap Camera Lenses Set frees you from the shackles of factory-setting image quality — for good.<p>You can …

The 9 types of men's collars and when to wear them

Here are the most common styles in menswear, along with a little guidance.<p>Distinctive quality: the narrow space between the two collar points, which are often not covered by the jacket lapels.<p>Recommended for: traditionalists, minimalists, bowtie wearers, formal shirts, guys with round faces, narrow …

I’m a Full-Time Photographer Because of Instagram: Here’s How I Did It

My name is Sam Vox. I am a freelance photographer from Tanzania. I became a full-time photographer because of my Instagram account. In this post, …

Social Media

How to Master the Habits of Stevie Ray Vaughan

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: David Redfern | Getty Images</b><p>When you hear certain guitar players, you just “know.” Whether it’s the nuance of a half-step bend, the …

How Photographers Captured the Biggest Full Moon in 70 Years

We won't see anything like it again until 2034.<p>Early this morning, astrophotographers got their closest look at the moon in 70 years, and the internet won't stop talking about it. The so-called "supermoon" is a flashy name for any full moon in October, November, and December, when its elliptical …

A Really Neat Trick To Remove Annoying Dust Spots In Photographs Using Lightroom

<i>Screenshot taken from video.</i><p>Most modern interchangeable cameras (both DSLR and Compact System Cameras) have effective dust reduction mechanism built …

Eastman Collections online

The George Eastman Museum has launched a new platform that allows public online access to more than 250,000 objects from its world-class collections …

Christopher Nolan, Richard Linklater and More Share Secrets of No-Budget Filmmaking in Video Essay

Here are some crucial tips for how to make the best movie you can with little or no money.<p>One of the best ways to make a successful debut feature …