Tim Patterson

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Obfuscating Blacklisted Words In WordPress With ROT13

Before we begin let’s clear up something about ROT13. It should <b>never</b> be used to encrypt sensitive data. While it is considered an encryption …

How Many Megapixels Does Your Camera Really Need?

<i>Jo Plumridge is a British writer and photographer who specializes in design, travel and comedy pieces. As a photographer, she focuses on portraiture, and, if you’re asking, she will have a cup of tea — black, no sugar.</i> <i>This post was originally published on the</i> <i>Shutterstock blog</i> <i>and has been reprinted</i> …

Incredible Time-Lapse Captures Up Close & Personal View of a Supercell Forming

If there was ever a time to use the term jaw-dropping, this might very well be it. Because while we’ve seen some amazing footage and even more …

Blue Iceland by Andy Lee

Here is an amazing series of photographs created by Andy Lee. These photos were taken in Iceland with infrared option realize even more powerful and …

Pro Tip: Simple Trick Turns a Marble Into an Extremely Useful On-Location Resource

When it comes to simple photography hacks, few are as useful and clever in the field as this one, presented by 34-year wedding photography veteran …

Enhance Texture and Detail with Intelligent High Pass Sharpening

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Portrait of a Sicilian girl by Wilhelm von Gloeden - a picture from the past

The German aristocrat Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden is best known now for his stylised homoerotic nude studies of Sicilian youth and is seen as a pioneering, if controversial, gay artist. During his lifetime, he was famed for his landscapes and portraits which portrayed a romanticised view of his …

Answering the Unanswerable: What is the Resolution of the Human Eye?

What is the resolution of the human eye? You might think it’s a straight forward question with a straight forward answer. We have a certain number of …

Ring : Wearable Input Device to Control Just About Everything

Perhaps this is the ring we’ve all been waiting for, a smart wearable input device that lets you control everything simply by pointing at it. You can …

Personal Finance Lessons from Benjamin Franklin | The Art of Manliness

Benjamin Franklin rose from 17-year-old runaway to successful printer, newspaperman, author, inventor, diplomat, and statesman. His great success …

Krav Maga Technique of the Month: Defending a Straight Stab | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from krav maga expert David Kahn’s book</i> Krav Maga Weapon Defenses.<p>Welcome back to another installment of the Krav …

Bodyweight Workout For Your Morning Routine | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse.</i><p>Have you ever intended to work out in the afternoon or evening but didn’t get a chance to and …

Tutorial Shares How to Turn an ‘OK’ Photo Into a Great Photo in Post

No matter how long you’ve been shooting or what level you’re at in your photography endeavors, there will always be those moments where you walk away …

Malicious Malware Uses Photos of Sunsets and Cats to Steal Banking Credentials

It’s a sad day for the Internet… according to Trend Micro’s security analysts, it’s been discovered that photographs of both sunsets and — even more …

Wildlife Camera Captures Cougar Cubs and Their Mom Feeding on a Deer

A couple of weeks ago, one of the National Park Service’s remote cameras struck gold. Installed to check up on some cubs the park hadn’t seen since …

Soap, Milk, Acrylic paint, Water and Guar Gum Make Up These Remarkable Liquid Sculptures

Using no more than a Sony SLR camera, a flash and a timing device, German photographer Markus Reugels created his delightful liquid sculptures. Using …

Get Educated: Recommended Projects and Tutorials

As with most fields that are technology driven, in photography, if you don’t keep moving you’ll quickly find yourself dead in the water. This is why …

Spot the sniper – in pictures

German artist Simon Menner has photographed a camouflaged sniper in each of these images. Can you spot them?<p>• Jonathan Jones on camouflage and the art of disguise

BTS: Sports Illustrated Photographs Bikini Clad Kate Upton in Zero Gravity

Not all of the women in this year’s <i>Sports Illustrated</i> swimsuit issue are made of plastic, and yet the unique Barbie swimsuit shots we told you about …

How to Find & Photograph Great Macro Subjects

If there’s one type of photography “wild west”, it’s macro photography.While most other subject – flowers, sunsets, the aurora borealis – already …

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Why Lazy Photographers Should Use Lightroom Smart Collections

en_US<p>article<p>Why Lazy Photographers Should Use Lightroom Smart …

The Ultimate Guide to Adjustment Layers - Color Balance and Selective Color

In this tutorial, we are going to have a look at the Color Balance and Selective Color adjustment layers in Photoshop. They work by balancing the …

How to Use $30 Dimmable LED Bulbs to get Into Studio Still Life Photography for Cheap

If you’re just getting into studio photography, trying to figure out how to light, shoot and set up your shots can be both frustrating and expensive. …

Organizing Images in Lightroom 5

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Target confirms encrypted debit PIN data was stolen during hack

Target has confirmed that encrypted debit card PIN data was stolen as part of the massive hack carried out against the retailer between late November and early December. The company previously admitted that card numbers and expiration dates were compromised in the attack that affected 40 million …

The NSA Collects Hundreds Of Millions Of Global SMS Messages Every Day

Another day, another NSA story involving dragnet surveillance of global communications. Out this morning in the Guardian is news of Dishfire, an NSA program that collects nearly 200 million text messages each day.<p>The program is notable for its scale, and what the Guardian quotes as its “untargeted” …

The internet of things needs a new security model. Which one will win?

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>The Target data breach occurring over compromised point-of-sale terminals. The recent news that a botnet …

Silk Road 2 loses $2.7m in bitcoins in alleged hack

<b>The anonymous online marketplace Silk Road 2 says it has been hacked resulting in the loss of all its customers' bitcoins.</b><p>An administrator for the site said hackers had manipulated computer code enabling them to withdraw $2.7m (£1.6m) worth of the virtual currency.<p>It follows similar attacks on two …

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6 Amazing Tutorials That Will Give You the Perfect Eye Catch-Lights in Your Portraits

There's not too many people who would argue about the fact that striking catch lights in the eyes of your portrait subject really improve the overall …

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Big Group? One Light, One Composite - Create A Stunning Group Portrait With Just One Light

Compositing is no beginner’s tactic. Before you dive in, provide time for the proper research and learn the skill set to prior to the job. Like many …