Melissa Trabold

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Soak Up the Sun at This Spectacular Moroccan Retreat

Composed of cubic modules, a minimalist Moroccan villa encourages relaxation while referencing local building traditions.<p>Designed by the creative French duo behind Studio KO, this serene five-bedroom retreat is located in the small town of Tagadert.<p>Featuring elegant minimalist interiors, a …

Here Are 10 Lightroom Tips You Really Should Know, According to Peter McKinnon

Lightroom tutorials are a well you can return to again and again because there’s so much to learn about this complex and crucial imaging program. …

Novice Photographers: Absurdly Clear Explanation On Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO

<b>If you’re just starting out</b> in photography, the basics of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO could leave you feeling confused.<p><b>To help you overcome</b> this …

Shutter Speed

Photography legend Joel Meyerowitz: phones killed the sexiness of the street

One day 55 years ago, Joel Meyerowitz was roaming the streets of his native New York with a 35mm camera when he glimpsed something through an arcade window that stopped him in his tracks. A young woman was standing with her back to him, tenderly grooming her boyfriend’s pompadour with a comb, just …

Street Photography

These Photos of Bullets Tearing Apart Portraits Aren’t What They Seem

For his new project titled “Explosion Collages,” photographer and visual artist Fabian Oefner created a series of photos showing portraits being …

Photography

An Incredibly Useful Beginner's Photoshop Tutorial

Adobe Photoshop is the go-to photo editing and manipulation software available online, mainly used by professional photographers and designers. It …

You can text SFMOMA and it will respond with art on demand

Here’s a cool trick for art fans. You can text San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art at 572-51 and it will respond with a piece of art from its collection.<p>Send Me SFMOMA lets you send a keyword and get back a piece of art that matches that word. You can send colors, subjects, moods and even …

San Francisco

Print: A Concept Digital Instant Camera in the Age of Smartphones

Digital instant cameras are an emerging trend in the world of photography: Polaroid launched the Pop in January, and Fujifilm followed suit with the …

Remembering Fan Ho, Hong Kong street photography master - CNN Style

Written by Oscar Holland, CNN<p>A handsome, well-coiffed man carries a tray of tofu through the streets of Hong Kong. Workers squat on concrete steps picking at their lunches with chopsticks. An old woman walks down an empty alley, rays of sunlight piercing the smoke and dust.<p>These are just some of …

A Massive 30-Part Guide to Retouching Photos in Photoshop

Want a crash course in retouching photos in Photoshop? Here’s a 4-part video series that clocks in at 4.5 hours in total, making it a very …

The Best Cardio Routine to Burn Your Stubborn Fat

​​Try this routine to melt stubborn fat and get a more complete cardio workout.<p>As the <i>Men's Health</i> Fitness Director, I get a lot of questions from people about the best type of cardio to burn stubborn fat. You ask; you get. This is one of the best advanced cardio routines for those looking to burn …

5 Amazing Sources For Your Photographic Creativity

For me, photography an ever-growing passion, and I've found that I need continuous inspiration to keep my passion alive and nurtured. Today, we are …

Beautiful Adventure Photography by Michael Gribbin

<b>Michael Gribbin</b> is a talented self-taught photographer, adventurer, vocalist, illustrator and graphic designer from Santa Cruz, California who …

Photography

Nomadic Artist Traverses Six Continents To Photograph Nude Bodies In Nature

Clayton Woodley traveled to over 30 countries for "Dreams to Awaken."<p>For the past two years, photographer Clayton Woodley has been traveling the world, determined to capture images that appear strange and otherworldly.<p>His series “Dreams to Awaken” chronicles the most surreal moments from the …

Understanding the Basic Laws of Light and How to Use Them

As we mentioned this morning, composition is one of the most critical aspects of photography. But another, equally important piece is understanding …

3 Easy Ways to Get that Faded ‘Film Look’ in Photoshop

Everyone’s digging that “faded” film look nowadays, but here’s a secret: you don’t have to have a VSCO preset pack to get it. In this short tutorial, …

Why the iPhone 7 Has to Simulate a Shallow Depth of Field

Why do the new iPhone 7 phones have to simulate a shallow depth of field? The short answer: physics.<p>Most photographers know that creating a shallow …

IPhone 7

The Original 21 Day Shred Ab Workout

Attention-Seeking Guy From New Jersey Paddleboards to Meeting in a Suit<p>Lifting Slow and Steady May Help You Make More Gains<p>The 20-minute Functional …

A Norwegian Man Had The Best Reaction To Getting His Testicle Stuck In An IKEA Stool

Claus Jørstad is a Norwegian photographer and security guard who will now and forever be known for achieving an unprecedented level of oneness with a piece of IKEA furniture — and reacting to it in the most admirable way possible. Following a work-related knee injury, Jørstad purchased a sturdy, …

I Shoot Photos of Giant Things Without Relying on Photoshop

For the past two years, I have been working on a series titled <i>GIANT</i>. I started this project because, well, it seemed like it would be hella fun. And …

The best CrossFit workouts for beginners

Why CrossFit? For one thing, it’s incredibly effective, as proven by the tens of thousands of ripped dudes around the world hoisting barbells in …

Why I Stopped Waiting: 3 Ways to Be Happy Now

Thinking back to a few years ago, when I believed that my happiness would come on the following terms:<p>When I met the man of my dreams,<br>• When I had more money and the business I always dreamed,<p>I realized I was literally waiting to live. It always felt like I was in a constant state of waiting and that …

10 Ways To Teach Mindfulness To Your Kids Without Even Trying

Mindfulness with kids doesn’t have to mean 20 minutes of quietly sitting on a meditation cushion. In my time as a teacher, therapist, and parent, …

7 Yogic Mudras You Need For Love & Mental Clarity

Meditation can be challenging, especially for people with busy minds and exhausting lifestyles, but mudras can help lend focus to your practice by …

Spirituality

The Most Astonishing Photos That Won Awards In 2015

It's been another year of awe-inspiring and goosebump-inducing photography. Take a look at the best of the best.<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> Photo Contest 2015<p>The travel arm of the National Geographic Society received more than 17,000 entries, with one image making it to the top spot: a spectacular …

Astronomy

Scientists say these 2 'dark' personality traits can help you succeed at work

It's a question that's plagued researchers for years, and unfortunately, there's no clear answer.<p>Now, new research suggests that jerks can sometimes be more successful, depending on the specific traits they display.<p>For the study, cited by the Association for Psychological Science, psychologists at …

Psychology

Five Unconventional Ways to Trigger the Heart Chakra

The Riddler<p>8:30:00 AM Personal Empowerment, Spirit of Life<p>The heart chakra is the central chakra, right smack in the middle of the phenomenal …

Artist Humorously Illustrates the Events of His Flight That Every Traveler Can Relate To

Renowned New York Times illustrator Christoph Niemann recently took a transatlantic flight from New York City to Berlin (with a layover in London), and documented the journey in his sketchbook. The trek itself was typical for your average flight of this distance, but this is precisely what makes …

9 Philosophical Thought Experiments That Will Keep You Up at Night

Sometimes, the best way to illustrate a complicated philosophical concept is by framing it as a story or situation. Here are nine such thought …