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This is How One Photographer Dodges and Burns His Photos

Photographer and visual artist Antti Karppinen dodges and burns his photos using a single 50% natural gray layer in Overlay blending mode. By sharing …

How to Light CAR INTERIORS at NIGHT

Lighting car interiors at night can be among the most challenging types of low light setups for a cinematographer.<p>In today's episodes of Guerilla …

Giant picture of your face on your luggage is horrifying, but practical

Let's face it — most suitcases look the same, which makes keeping track of them while traveling quite the hassle.<p>Forget investing in those pesky …

How to Use Evernote: The Ultimate Guide

I often refer to Evernote as my “second brain.” The app allows me to follow a modified version of David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD) philosophy, a productivity method designed to help you arrange a systematic workflow to prioritize, manage, and execute important tasks while snoozing those that …

Productivity

D-Link’s new $60 Wi-Fi Surveillance Camera offers HD streams at an affordable price

Today, D-Link has introduced a new affordable mini HD Wi-Fi Camera, the DCS-8000LH, that features 720p video for under $60. While it may not blow you away from a technical perspective, the slim, unassuming design makes it a great buy for those looking to dabble in home security for the first …

Home Security

How to Remove Color Casts in Photos Using Curves in Photoshop

The curves tool is a powerful one in both Photoshop and Lightroom, with the ability to change both the tones and colors in an image. This 7-minute …

Kim Kardashian and Jaclyn Hill filmed a makeup tutorial and it's YouTube gold

Every now and then, something pops up in our YouTube subscription box that makes us down all tools (don't tell our boss), stick our headphones in and sack off all work for 15 minutes.<p>So imagine our reaction when in the sea of "Get Ready With Me" and "What I Eat In A Day" videos we saw OG beauty …

Beauty

16 Dupes For High-End Makeup

Beauty junkies have likely never met a cult beauty product they didn't like. But even though they've all been proven to be worth their higher price …

L'Oréal

Poll – Do you currently use focus stacking?

<b>Take part in this week's poll!</b><p>If you regularly use photo-editing suites to enhance your photography, you’ll probably have run across the technique of …

Here's How You Get Wind Whipped Hair in Your Portraits

Photographer Chantal Routhier recently did a short tutorial on how to get that wind whipped look in your hair for portraits that everyone loves. One …

Quick (and Easy) Tips for Photographing Your Artwork

For our next Artist Tip (alternately, this series could be titled <i>So You’ve Made A Painting. Now What?</i>), let’s take a quick dive into the world of …

Tutorials

Suspended – Medium

These Lettuce-Less Salads Will Reinvent Your Lunch

Who Needs Lettuce?<p>1 of 8<p>Is a salad really a "salad' without lettuce? It sure is. Actually, these kinds of greens-less salads really shine in the …

How to See and Be Seen Differently

Like other artists, photographers build reputations for their unique interpretations of the subjects they capture. Look at the posts of popular …

7 Wood Paneling Makeover Ideas: Groovy in a Whole New Way

If your home has wood paneling, you've probably pondered some major wood paneling makeover projects. But the reality is that ripping all that groovy …

Gai Yang – Thai Grilled Chicken

Bring the flavour, aroma and kick-ass foodie delights of Thailand’s BBQ street food with this super delicious Gai Yang recipe!<p>If there is a reason I …

BBQ

Don't Let Another Summer Go by Without Making Atlantic Beach Pie

<i>With Genius Recipes correspondent Kristen off in a dark, cookie-filled cave somewhere finishing up the Genius Desserts cookbook manuscript, we're re-running our best ever Genius summer desserts. Wish her luck! And make this pie.</i><p>If lemon meringue is the poodle of pies, this one is the scraggly mutt …

Baking

How to Watch Cable on iPhone or iPad

The TV app, which was introduced with iOS 10.3, finally brings all of your TV and movie watching together. Within the TV app, you can see what your viewing options are all in one place, including shows from streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. While a lot of Apple TV users have cut the cable …

Smart TV

Easy Tips for Setting Up Your Studio

Photography can be quite an expensive hobby or career. Needless to say us photographers love our gear and always want more of it - or at least I do! …

Photography

Quick and Effective Way to Remove All Reflections in Glasses for Portrait Photography

Glasses can be a real pain when shooting portraits. Perhaps the subject's glasses don't have the anti-glare coating or even if they do, sometimes …

Give Your Outdoor Portraits a Natural “Dreamy” Look with This Creative Photoshop Technique (VIDEO)

Summertime offers photographers a great opportunity for outdoor portraiture, and the tutorial below illustrates a simple technique for using …

How Salvatore Dimino Crafts Light for Timeless Wedding Photography

Romancing the LightI took this image in lovely Venice, Italy, in an old school that the famous Australian photographer Yervant attended when he was a …

Photography

These Prime Lenses Are Great For Shooting Concerts

Concert photography has a wide range of participants, from the casual fan in the crowd to the full time professional in the pit. But they also have a …

Our best recipes for beef and pork ribs

As prime summer grilling and smoking season arrives, you’ll need a few rib ticklin’ (sorry) recipes. Here are a few picks from the Recipe Finder to get you started.<p><i>[Easy-sipping beer cocktails for the warm nights ahead]</i><p>Coffee BBQ-Sauced St. Louis-Style Ribs, pictured above. Spare ribs trimmed of …

BBQ

Brookstone’s all-weather Big Blue Party Wi-Fi Speaker sounds great and has Chromecast

In case a certain recent product unveiling got you hankering for a connected speaker with impressive, room-filling audio performance, you’re in luck: The Brookstone Big Blue Party Indoor-Outdoor Wireless Wi-Fi Speaker is exactly that, and you can buy one right now. Plus, it’s currently available …

5 Things You Should Know for the Most Flattering Engagement Photos

Capturing the perfect set of engagement photos can seem like an overwhelming task before getting started. After all, how do you find a photographer …

The Best Ways to Stylishly Work a TV into a Small Apartment

Arranging furniture in a small space can be a daunting task. Lack of wall space, traffic flow, and seating configurations are a lot to consider. At …

Home Decorating

How I made a quick and simple single light setup with colour

It was a while ago now that I posted about using a single light to create a stunning beauty setup with only an additional reflector. At the time that …