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Color Portraiture with Retouch and Enhancement in Lightroom 4 and 5

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5, a preset system designed to take you from Ordinary to Extraordinary …

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Emotionally-Charged Portraits of Faceless Women from Behind

Gvle-based Swedish photographer Angelica Strm evokes a sense of angst and raw emotion through mysterious figures of anonymity. Each image captures its own story without ever revealing any facial expressions. Focusing on the backs of her subjects (who are, most often, the photographer herself) …

Photography

Creative Illustrations by Raymond Lemstra

Funny and Creepy Illustrations.<p>I already presented you selected illustrations by Raymond Lemstra some time ago. Because his portfolio has grown a …

Six Decades Of Cosmo Covers Show How 'Sexy' Has (And Hasn't) Changed

Cosmopolitan has been around since 1886, but it wasn't until Helen Gurley Brown took the reins in 1965 that things starting getting... sexier. As the magazine's editor-in-chief from 1965 until 1997, Brown turned Cosmo's focus to sex, relationships, female pleasure and, well, more sex. The headlines …

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The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

Spices

Infographic: The Literal Meaning Of Every State Name In The U.S.

Washington translates to “Marsh Farm Land, Missouri to “Land of the People with Dugout Canoes.” What does your state or city name mean? You may not want to know.<p>The New Navel of the Moon. It’s so poetic, isn’t it? (And sure, maybe a bit anatomically confusing.) That’s the real meaning behind the …

Canoeing

Discover 1950s Street Style Photos by Vivian Maier

Photo: ©Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection<p>Long before The Sartorialist and Bill Cunningham became icons, when "blog" was a foreign word and Marilyn Monroe ruled Hollywood, Vivian Maier pioneered street photography. If Maier's name is unfamiliar that's her own doing—as a nanny she honed a hidden passion …

Street Photography

Blueberry Dumplings The Star Of Lasting Summer Memories

When blueberries are in season, you don't need to turn on the oven to make a delicious dessert. Valerie Erwin says it takes just 15 minutes to make one of her favorite summer dishes, Blueberry Dumplings. She shared the recipe for <i>All Things Considered</i>'s Found Recipes series.<p>Erwin is the chef and …

Don’t Let the Retouched Photographs of the World Affect Your Own Self Image

I recently had an unusual experience. I was standing in a department store aimlessly browsing some shiny shelving that held many glittery bottles …

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Mad Men Style: The Best of the 1960s from House Beautiful

A look back at the designs of the '60s and why we still love watching them on TV.<p>While Betty Draper was busy being a house wife in her Ossining, NY, home, <i>House Beautiful</i> was featuring cutting-edge home designs to make any 1960s woman swoon. Here, we take a look back at past designs and remind …

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