Nicholas Hess

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You’ll Never Doubt the Importance of Portrait Lighting After Watching This Fascinating 2-Minute Video

It’s sort of obvious that without light there isn’t a whole lot we can do with our cameras. But the fascinating two-minute video below provides an …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Tony Robbins Says Do This 1 Simple Thing | Inc.com

Parents want their kids to be successful. So when I saw that Tony Robbins was giving child-raising advice, I paid attention.<p>Robbins is one of the most successful motivational speakers and leadership coaches of all time, with top CEOs paying him $1 million or more per year for one-on-one coaching. …

Self-improvement

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 …

This Video Explains All 27 Photoshop Blending Modes in Detail

There are 27 different blending modes in Photoshop, and unless you’re a real retouching junkie, chances are good you haven’t explored each and every …

Get A Natural Sun Flare With One Click In Lightroom

How often do you import your images onto your computer and find yourself disappointed with how different your images look from your initial …

Baby User Manual: 2017 Edition

So, you're thinking about having a baby (human child, aged zero to three)!<p>In order to insure your ability to safely own and operate this product, please acquaint yourself with the most up-to-date instructions.<p>When in doubt, always remember the three tenets of baby rearing:<p>Baby is boss.<p>What Baby …

On causality in landscape photography

Causality is the relationship between cause and effect – and in landscape photography, this dynamic can help you tell a story, beyond the …

Landscape Photography

Shutter Speed Chart as a Photographer's Cheat Sheet

When we talk about the Shutter Speed in photography the first thing that comes to mind is its is relationship to Exposure. The Shutter speed is the …

The Entirety of ‘Breaking Bad’ Has Been Made Into a 2-Hour Movie

New and old <i>Breaking Bad</i> fans are in for a treat thanks to a clever Vimeo user. Answering the question, “What if <i>Breaking Bad</i> was a movie?” the …

Breaking Bad

Broncolor’s Free ‘How To’ Section is a Lighting Tutorial Gold Mine

It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, intermediate, or even a professional, you’ll want to give Broncolor’s free “How To” page a look. There, …

Lighting the Old Man | Smithsonian Photo Contest | Smithsonian

Smithsonian

Here Are Some of the Best Ways to Sharpen Your Images in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Everyone want nice crisp images, right? But there’s a difference between “crisp” and “crispy” as you’ll learn in the video below. Photoshop offers a …

Use it or lose it - Have you got the brain for street photography?

It might sound like a provocation but it is not.<p>You should notice the little difference. I am not asking if you have got <i>the brains</i> for street …

10 Photoshop Tricks to Fix Your Worst Photos

Starting out in Photoshop can be scary, especially if you’ve never used a graphics tool as robust as it. With a little effort anyone can learn to be …

5 Free Guides to Help You Get Better at Post-Processing

Post-processing is an important skill to have as a photographer if you really want to get the best out of your photos. Minor adjustments can give a …

Get Ready for Apartment Envy

It’s hard to look at this flat and not be jealous of the people who get to call it home! Titled “33 Kinds of Joys of Life”, it’s the latest work from …

Homes: 16 houses you have to see before building your own!

Before you start even drawing up plans for your home, you absolutely need to check out these dream homes. This is a way that you can take notes and …

Avant-garde

Here Are 10 “Must Know” Photoshop Features for Those Who Are Serious About Photography (VIDEO)

Photographer Nathaniel Dodson is one of our go-to sources of helpful tutorials that unlock the secrets of Photoshop. In the comprehensive video …

Tutorials

Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Settings

Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO Settings<p>Learn to Pick the Best Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO Settings for Every Occasion<p>In this clip …

Shutter Speed

Video | How to Get Abs Like Laird - SUP Magazine – The Voice of Standup Paddling

<b>Laird Hamilton didn’t earn his reputation as one of Hawaii’s most respected watermen with flabby abs.</b> In fact, together with his wife Gabrielle Reece …

100 Years Of Infographics From National Geographic

A new tome from Taschen explores why National Geographic‘s approach to information design has changed little since the 1800s.<p>The fact that <i>National Geographic</i> continues to be a collector’s item when other print magazines are struggling—there’s even a popular eBay guide for selling them–is testament …

‘I Will Teach You to Be Rich’ Founder Ramit Sethi Shares His Secrets to Success

If you’re a 20-something looking for no-BS personal finance tools, or “hacks,” you are familiar with Ramit Sethi.<p>Since launching his website, I Will …

A former adviser for 'Sesame Street' explains 4 ways parents can raise independent kids

The inevitable clashes between parents and kids in this stage of development are their first steps towards independence, when they start forming their own ideas.<p>It can be a difficult phase for parents to navigate, but Dr. Klein offered four ways that parents can raise independent kids while …

Follow the “500 Rule” to Take the Best Pictures of the Night Sky

Night sky photography is a lot of fun, but it’s also challenging. Provided you have the right equipment, it mostly comes down to tweaking your camera …

12 books to read this year if you want to get rich

To help make 2017 a prosperous year, we've highlighted 12 of our favorite personal-finance books — one for each month — from century-old classics to hot new releases.<p>No guarantees you'll get rich, but it can't hurt to kick off the new year with one of these gems.<p><i>Kathleen Elkins contributed to a</i> …

Your 2017 Plan Is Going To Fail If You Can't Manage Your Time Like This (And It's So Simple) | Inc.com

Do you want to know what the secret to time management is?<p><b>Working backwards.</b><p>The reason so many people fail with their goals is they put their goals at the end of their list. First, they put sleeping, waking up after three alarms, calling their best friend, going out for lunch, hanging at the bar …

Time Management

Our 23 Favorite Vegetarian Recipes of 2016

Vegetarian cooking has thankfully outgrown its niche and has fully entered the mainstream these past few years. It's no longer necessary to hide or …

Cooking

The Ultimate Canadian Bucket List Travel Guide in Honor of Canada’s 150th Birthday

Canada is enjoying a moment—not only because of Justin Trudeau mania and the country’s post-U.S.-election appeal, but also because it’s celebrating its sesquicentennial. That’s right, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of confederation, a milestone that will be celebrated countrywide. It’s no wonder …

Canada

Meet someone new: Technology is allowing us to find and make friends

MIT students have developed an app that helps people connect with each other<p>On average, Americans spend 50 minutes a day on Facebook. That’s a lot of online socializing. It’s also about the same amount of time workers take for their lunch break. Yet there’s not nearly as much socializing then: 65 …

5 Self-Employment Tax Deductions You Should Know About

There are benefits to being self-employed -- including the ability to make your own hours and to come and go as you please. But there are also a number of <i>tax</i> benefits to being self-employed, and knowing which write-offs to claim on your taxes can help put more money back in your pocket. From common …

Retirement