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RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Why You Should Make Dark Images

One of the most unexplored aspects in digital photography is the dark image. With digital, we have built-in light meters, histograms, incredible ISO …

Mercury is shrinking — and 4 other facts we've learned from NASA's MESSENGER probe

On Thursday, after four years of orbiting Mercury, NASA's MESSENGER probe is going to crash violently into the planet's surface.<p>Scientists will use the 50-foot-wide crater carved out by the crash to study rates of erosion on Mercury. That only seems appropriate, because over the course of its time …

Quiche Recipes: 28 Ways To Take Egg And Cheese To Another Level

Eggs are enjoying a bit of a renaissance. They’re popular with low-carb and paleo eaters thanks to their versatility and high protein, and with a …

Breakfast

Jupiter Smashed The Super-Earth Version Of Our Solar System

Our Solar System may have once been made up of a number of super-Earths – until Jupiter came barrelling through the planetary system like a wrecking ball.<p>A new study by Caltech planetary scientist Konstantin Batygin and UC Santa Cruz professor of astronomy and astrophysics Gregory Laughlin suggests …

Universe

Home Decorating Ideas You'll Never Actually Do, But Really Want To

Something happens to your brain when you get lost in the vortex that is Pinterest. Especially when it comes to home decorating and design. You find yourself lost in a rabbit hole of outdoor swinging beds or laundry rooms that make separating your whites from your colors actually look like a good …

10 Home Decorating Mistakes Everybody Makes

From the editors of ELLEDecor.com, the most common interior design mistakes to avoid.<p><b>1) The Looks-Great, Feels-Uncomfortable Piece Of Furniture</b><br>The decor world equivalent of the Stiletto heel: Beautiful, but oh-so-impractical. It ultimately taught you that no matter how good-looking something is, if …

Different Solutions

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Rare 'severe' geomagnetic storm is hitting Earth right now

A rare G4, "severe" geomagnetic storm, is underway. It has the potential to disrupt radio transmission signals, cause problems with the electrical …

9 Photo Composition Tips, As Seen in Photographs by Steve McCurry

<b>Rule of Thirds</b>: Place points of interest on the intersections and important elements along the lines<p><b>Leading Lines</b>: Use natural lines to lead eyes …

Dark side of Japan revealed in film about Internet cafe living

The bleak and unforgiving existence of Japan's salarymen and part-time workers, who often live in Internet cafes to save on rent, is difficult to …

The Magic of Thinking Big in Photography

You want to be the best photographer you can. You’re constantly trying to educate yourself, improve, and take your photography to the next level. But …

Tamara Lackey’s Top 10 Tips for Dynamic Portraits

I’ve been a long time fan of Tamara Lackey and her natural, emotive portraits of kids. Hanssie and I ran into her in the hallway at WPPI and she …

Back Button Focus: What is it and why should you try it?

What operation on a camera could possibly be more simple than pressing the shutter button to take a picture? There’s not much to it, really – you …

Digital Photography

How to use a single AF point for sharper focus (free cheat sheet)

Your camera will focus automatically as soon as you press the shutter button, but what’s it focusing on? That’s the question you need to ask …

Wildlife Photography: Tips for Better Composition

For a nature photographer, composition can be a daily challenge. In wildlife photography, the challenge is even greater. Not only are you trying to …

Photographer Sean Lee Creates Incredibly Intimate Portraits of His Parents

For <i>Two People</i>, Singapore-based photographer Sean Lee creates intimate portraits of his mother and father, closely examining their bodies as well as …

How To Restore Old Photos With Photoshop

You've probably stumbled upon a photo collection from your grandparents, tucked away somewhere, left for ages. Since those photos will probably be …

Tutorials

Camera Focus

Focus is, in itself, is a fundamental element to photography, and while focusing for still photography is one of the first steps you learned as a new …

Elements of a Great Photograph

As a photographer, it’s incredibly important to know what makes a great picture. Just having a nice camera and fancy tools isn’t enough to really …

Landscape Photography

Lens Distortions Adds the Look of Out-of-Focus Glass to Your Photographs

VSCO helps photographers easily add the look of film to their images. Lens Distortions does the same thing, except with out of focus glass shards. …

How Your Rising Sign Shapes Your Wardrobe

Our resident astrologist on the cosmic influence on personal taste.<p>Your Sun sign is the essence of who you are, but your ascendant, also known as your rising sign, is how you portray yourself to the world.<p>The sign of the zodiac that was coming up over the Eastern horizon when you were born is your …

Jupiter's Ganymede has underground ocean: One more 'soggy' moon

Astronomers have found the most conclusive evidence yet that a large watery ocean lies beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Ganymede.<p>With the discovery, Ganymede joins Enceladus and Europa as another moon in the solar system with a confirmed subterranean ocean.<p>"The solar system is now looking like …

Astronomy

The top 25 diners in Toronto by neighbourhood

Diners in Toronto may be long past their glory days - and yet, these nostalgic eateries endure across the city. Toronto's greasy spoons are reliable …

Sandwiches

7 times you should ignore your camera’s light meter

Your camera’s light meter usually does a good job of assessing brightness and recommending sensible exposure settings, but there are some times when …

What to Know Before You Paint Your Walls White

There are few better ways to bring a fresh start to a home’s interior than by painting it white. This clean-slate strategy is often used immediately …