Wes Lindberg

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BenQ’s new budget 4K projector is bright for the price

It wasn’t that long ago we were praising BenQ for a reasonably priced 4K HDR projector, the HT2550. That projector ended up selling for $1,500 in the US, and compared favorably to the budget 4K offerings from Optoma. But now, just a few short months later, BenQ is back with another $1,500 4K HDR …

Gear & Gadgets

The Law of Attraction Explained in Simple Terms

Many people have a very deluded idea of what exactly the Law of Attraction (<i>LOA</i>) is these days. Due to mass popularisation of the law, it has been made to seem like a very simple, almost magical process in which you just imagine what you want and "<i>BAM!</i>" it's there. Not so.<p>This law of the Universe …

Blend-if: One of the Most Useful Features in Photoshop

The Blend-if feature is easy to miss if you're not looking for it in Photoshop, but it's one of the most useful tools you can have in your …

How to Blend Two Exposures in Photoshop

Landscape Photography: How To Blend Two Exposures in Photoshop<p>The video below is fairly self-explanatory. Here I demonstrate and narrate how to blend …

Copyright Registration to be Limited to 750 Photos Per: Bad News for Some

The US Copyright Office has just announced new rules regarding the group registration of photographs. One of the biggest changes is the fact that …

Here's exactly how many days you should book your flight in advance to save the most on airfare

What's the deal with airfare prices? Over the past two years, ticket prices have declined by 3%, while passengers are slammed with checked bag fees (on every major airline except for Southwest, who offers 2 free checked bags) and shrinking legroom (by an order nearly 4 inches over the past few …

Flying

When to Use an Open Aperture in Landscape Photography

<i>“I am somewhat puzzled when I read about professional landscape photography where they use fast lenses such as f2.8 or f1.4</i>. <i>Why do they use these</i> …

An 8-Minute Crash Course on Blending Modes in Photoshop

Want to get a good grasp of Photoshop’s Blend modes? Here’s an 8-minute crash course on the subject by the Photoshop Training Channel. They may be …

Tutorials

The ‘Secret’ Sliders for Getting Fast, Smooth Selections in Photoshop

Want to improve your selection game in Photoshop? Here’s an 8-minute video from PiXimperfect that points out some “secret” sliders in Adobe Photoshop …

Tutorials

Learn About One of Photoshop's Most Essential Features: Blending Modes

As essential as layer masks in Photoshop, blending modes allow you to control the way the program combines and applies different layers, effect, …

Tutorials

Being ‘In The Flow’: Psychologists and Neuroscientists explain the Phenomenon

Spirituality has been making an interesting comeback in recent years, or perhaps an entrée into the mainstream, with a new generation of young gurus …

Consciousness

What Should Happen When You Inherit a WordPress Site (and Why)?

It’s always exciting to find prospective clients and secure new business. But it’s extra special when a client trusts you to take over development …

Web Design

How to Quickly and Easily Color Grade Your Footage With 3D LUT Creator

Colors straight out of camera vary greatly between brands and sensors. Canon has been known for a long time for its great skin tone reproduction, …

Cinematography

ASUS will use routers you already own for a mesh WiFi setup

Getting WiFi to every corner of your home is made much easier these days with a mesh network, which uses a specialized router and individual nodes that can configure themselves. Companies like Netgear, Samsung and ASUS all have kits of varying price that can help you make one in your own home, but …

Cameras

This Is How the World's Most Successful People Get It All Done

Productivity is a tricky skill to master, especially in a world where cat videos, mildly funny memes and scrolling Instagram sneak so easily into our …

Time Management

A plan to rescue the Web from the Internet

André Staltz<p>A plan to rescue the Web from the Internet<p>18 Dec 2017<p>My previous article, <i>The Web began dying in 2014, here’s how</i>, raised much more …

How to use focus stacking to get impossibly sharp photos

Adjusting aperture alone can only do so much to get sharp images with a wide depth of field — sometimes, getting both point A and point B tack sharp …

Landscape Photography

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A Three-Minute Guide to Food Photography

Food photography is ever present in our society. From billboard advertising to culinary magazines and, let's not forget, Instagram. Of course, the …

Landscape Photography

15 Little Things You Should Carry in Your Camera Bag

You probably don't need someone to tell you to pack your camera, lenses, and a few spare batteries (if you do, we need to talk). But there are some …

Time I

Checklist: What You Must Ask a Client Before Giving a Price

It's a huge risk to not ask the right questions before giving a prospective client a price. Not only does it make you look like an amateur, but you …

Airport Security

Crane: A Playful, Kinetic Lamp Bringing Back the Joy of Mechanical Devices

The Crane Lampis a playful, movable light by London-based design studio Animaro. The lamp changes dramatically in height and shape, with a form …

Furniture

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't need to add that much time or energy to your current morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>We found a bunch of those habits on the Quora threads, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make …

Immune System

The Beginner's Guide to Chakras

Chakra. It’s a word you’ve probably heard in yoga class—and the checkout line at Whole Foods—but do you <i>really</i> know what it means? If the answer is …

25 Alan Watts Quotes That Will Blow Your Mind Wide Open

Alan Watts was a British philosopher who spoke about Asian philosophies for a Western audience. He wrote over 25 books and was an excellent orator on …

Photographer Uses ‘Science’ to Find the ‘Perfect’ Portrait Angle

Is there such a thing as the ‘perfect’ portrait and headshot angle? When you’re dealing with something as subjective as photography, probably not. …

Photography

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 …

AI-AP | StreetTests » Gettin' on the Good Foot with the Manfrotto XPRO Monopod+ Four-Section Aluminum Monopod

<i>Get On the Good Foot</i><p>You know my face gettin' short and I got the blues<br>I got a funky job and I paid my dues on the good foot<br>Ho!, On the good foot<br>I got …

How to Epoxy Voids in Wood, Make Your Own Kitchen Knife, Pour a Concrete Coffee Table and More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Kitchen Knife</b><p>Jimmy DiResta needs a new kitchen knife. He could go buy one, or he could make one—from scratch. The …

Woodworking