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Holding plank for a long time is pointless, fitness professor claims

Holding plank for ever-increasing periods of time has become a staple of many gym classes. Fitness experts claim that staying at the top of a push-up builds core, strengthens back muscles, tones the arms and teaches endurance.<p>But one sports scientist suggests that holding the position for any …

Exercise

6 Exercises for the Ultimate Back and Chest Workout

Photo: Twenty20<p>Pushing a shopping cart, lugging some laundry or even dragging your swolemate to the gym, require you to put some back and chest into …

Workouts

11 Unique Moves That Stretch and Massage Hard-to-Reach Muscles So Good

Whether or not you’re crushing HIIT workouts as often as you’re tossing back summer beers, stretching and self-myofascial release are critical for a …

Workouts

Demystifying Medium Format | A Practical Intro To What, Why, & When

A year ago lmost to the day, the world of digital medium format was turned a bit on its head when Hasselblad announced their X1D-50c, which, in many …

Cameras

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 …

How to Cut Your Photo Editing Time in Half

Editing photos after a shoot can be extremely time-consuming, especially if you have not spent some time optimizing your workflow. If you’d like to …

Tip: The Very Best Low-Body Mobility Exercise

If you're only going to do one mobility drill to improve your squat, this should be it.<p>The Ass Was Far Away From the Grass<p>As someone who struggled …

The Online Photographer

I make plugs here about the wide-ranging and far-flung photographic content at <i>The New York Times</i>, but TIME Lightbox also does a nice job. I got in …

Aegean Sea

Famous Street Photographers You Should Know

By Federico Alegria“Famous Street Photographers You Should Know” is part of the Creative Photography series on PhotoTraces. You can find the rest of …

Street Photography

This In-Depth Video Tutorial Reveals 10 Photoshop Tricks That You’ll Wish You Had Known Before

Image-editing impresario Nathaniel Dodson of Tutvid is our go-to source of in-depth Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials that are guaranteed to make a …

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 …

This Video Shows You How to Hold a Camera to Avoid Camera Shake

A shaky camera means blurry photos, and while some cameras and lenses come with built-in stabilization, it doesn’t hurt to make sure you’re holding …

Up Your Photography Game in 100 Seconds with These 5 Clever Hacks for Better Landscape Photos (VIDEO)

Toma Bonciu is a Romanian landscape photographer who is always on the hunt for novel ways to create images. In the quick video below, he reveals five …

11 Tips to Master Autofocus and Increase Your Hit Rate

I’m a firm believer that photography is a game of inches. So today I’ll share with you what I’ve learned about mastering autofocus shooting in a …

Hone Your Photography Skills on a Trip to Africa or the Galapagos

If a trip to the islands of Galapagos or the savannas of Africa happens to be on your bucket list, it’s probably pretty important that, when you do …

Galapagos

Grayscale Essentials Workflow Recipe Preview Guide for Lightroom

en_US<p>article<p>Learn your way for crafting breathtaking monochromatic photographs with the help of our Grayscale Essentials Workflow for Adobe …

Tutorials

Best way to shoot photographs at night with the iPhone

How do I shoot awesome night-time photos with my iPhone?Shooting late at night can be a bit tricky, especially with an iPhone, but you don't need a 7 …

Tripods for Photography: Everything You Need to Know

Tripods may seem like one of the simpler items in the photographer’s toolkit, but there are actually a lot of things to know about them. Even the …

Landscape Photography

Exposure, Shutter Speed and Aperture Made Simple

Exposure is one of the most important photography concepts to learn, but it is also one which strikes fear into the hearts of even the most intrepid …

28 Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Adobe Photoshop CC

In this video and post I’ll cover 28 great features, tricks, hacks, and more of Adobe Photoshop CC 2015. Some are simple, some are difficult, some …

More to a Silhouette than Exposure

There are a few key elements that create a successful silhouette. I’ll say it loud and proud.<p>It is MORE than exposure. Yes, you meter for the sky, …

Framing

Shoot This 52 Week Photo Challenge in 2017 to Improve Your Skills

My original 52 Week Challenge in 2016 was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world. In celebration …

Keep Kicking Ass After 40

Forty Ways Keep Going Strong<p>Fighting 40<p>Forty. That's where society generally sets the bar for the onset of old-manhood. It's slightly arbitrary, but …

Wellness

Supersets For Better Muscle Gains

Many years ago when people began to use weights to build muscle they basically did standard exercises with barbells and dumbbells and sets of 3 with 8 to 10 reps. It was the norm to workout three days a week and most likely three exercises per body part consisting of 3 sets for each at 8 to 10 …

The smart superset workout program

Getty Images/David Rogers<p>Getty Images/David Rogers<p><b>Duration</b> 30-45<p><b>Exercises</b> 7<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>The classic bodybuilding superset—two exercises done …