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Dieting? Calorie-counting? Four of the best food-tracking apps

How MyFitnessPal, Lose It, Noom Coach and HAPIcoach could help you towards healthier eating habits in 2016<p>“Never mind the calories, it’s time to eat more turkey / pour more sherry / wolf another chocolate orange. I’ll eat healthily in January though … ”<p>The traditional British approach to Christmas …

How to make amazing Irish Potato Farls

The word farl originates from the Gaelic word fardel meaning four parts. These potato griddle breads can be made with leftover mashed potatoes too. …

Windows 10 tips for gamers: How to save your bandwidth, do a clean install, and more

Just because you have a new operating system doesn’t mean everything is working like it should.<p>Windows 10<p>New Windows 10 game<br>• How to get Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition<p>Here’s a secret: If you installed Windows 10 today, you agreed to have your computer act as a peer-to-peer host for sharing Windows …

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The best GoPro accessories for 2015

We're going to assume you're already stocked up on the more boring accessories such as spare batteries and memory cards, and focus on some of the …

How To Do A Complete Portrait Edit Part 1 (Lightroom)

So far you’ve read countless articles on techniques that involve editing portraits, but mostly it involves one or two techniques which makes it hard …

YouTube Map Explorer is an unusual way to explore videos from around the world

If you’ve ever wondered what sort of videos people share with the world in Turkey, Jamaica or any other location that fascinates you, YouTube Map Explorer is a great way to find out.<p>The unofficial project lets you browse the vast ocean of content on YouTube by choosing where in the world you want …

New trailer for Kung Fury

Ahead of its network world premiere on the El Rey Network this coming Thursday, a brand new trailer has arrived online for <b>Kung Fury</b>, the crowdfunded …

Top 5 Wedding Posing Techniques

A wedding is a fast-moving, time-crunched event, making arrangement of the perfect poses difficult. With the pressure and expectation to quickly …

How To Use Lightroom Filters For Better Editing

At some point in your journey into learning post-production, you are almost certainly going to come across the filter options in Adobe Lightroom. …

This is How to Achieve a Blue Sky Using HSL and Filters in Lightroom

In the days of analogue photography, it was a necessity to use a filter in order to achieve a quality deep-blue sky. The filter types varied …

Shoot Your Own Frozen Flower Photos!

Spring is upon us. And it’s bringing a <i>ton</i> of flowers.<p>Now the only question is: whatcha gonna do with all those blooming beauties?<p>Ooh, we know! You …

How to Shoot a Star Trails Selfie

There are times when planning and patience can result in a killer shot. This nighttime star trails selfie (above) that I captured in the Canadian …

How to Create Faux Fog in Photoshop in 4 Easy Steps

While I strongly prefer adding creative touches to my photos with physical tricks and effects — such as using dry ice for fog — sometimes I do need …

The Secrets of Black and White Portrait Photography

<i>All images by Niall Hartnett. Used with permission.</i><p>When it comes to portraits, composition can mean a heck of a lot. But when you add the simplicity …

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How Camera Angle Affects Body Shape

Perspective can make a big difference when photographing any subject, but you especially want to be observant when photographing models. Shooting at …

Editing Eyes in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

High Magnification Macro Photography on a Budget

Hey folks, my name is Siddhant Sahu, I am a 16 years old aspiring photographer from India. I have been shooting macro photographs for about a year …

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 …

The Virtues & Uses Of A White Seamless Background With Zack Arias

When we think about versatility in photographic equipment, there comes to mind a few staples; items that can either save us time, space, money, …

Back-Button Focusing: How to Use Full Auto and Full Manual Controls at the Same Time

What is Back-Button Focusing (BBF)?<p>With most cameras, you depress the shutter button half way to focus and then to actually take the picture the …

Understanding Depth of Field: How Focal Distance Affects DOF, Visualized

<i>Note: This is part two of a series on depth of field. you can read part one here.</i><p>This video is seen from a third person point-of-view, perpendicular …

Zack Arias Teaches You About a White Seamless Background

Photographer Zack Arias is mostly a commercial and editorial photographer these days (while wanting to do personal portraits) and many of his most …

A Complete Guide to the Basics of Posing for Portrait Photos

“Rules are made to be broken,” is what Julia Kelleher states in her creativeLive presentation. “Don’t sacrifice connection for posing. ”<p>She covers …

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Winners of the 2014 Monochrome Photography Awards

Fine_Art_1st_Place_Amateur_Adam_Jurgilewicz_Mono_Awards_2014<p><i>All images used with permission of the Monochrome awards.</i><p>Photographs in black and white …

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15 amazing features in Google Apps you probably don't know about

To do that, Google isn't just matching some of Microsoft's Office's best features, it is adding a bunch of cool features of its own. Some of them can be pretty hard to find. So we asked Google to send us a list of some the best little-known features in Google Apps (plus we threw in a few of our …

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