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Watch This: Bitrate And The Reason High-Quality Video Sometimes Looks So Bad

15 hours agoArts / Photography : Pop Photo

How To Confetti, snow, and other tiny things can cause big problems with video quality A clever video explains why lots of movement in a video can compromise its quality…

4 Things The Office Can Teach Us About Writing

I think the general consensus among those writers who teach the craft is that you must read—and read widely—about the craft of writing, particularly those authors who write in your genre. But I think there’s a lot you can learn about writing from other mediums, too. Show More Summary

A History of Detroit Through Its Bricks

15 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

DETROIT — Object-oriented ontology suggests that inanimate objects have lives and wider spheres of experience than the ways in which they relate to humans.

Hollywood Heritage and “The 3 Tooners” Invite You to Drop In on The Glory Days of Hanna-Barbera

Just how did Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera bring animated cartoons to big time television? “The Three Tooners,” H&B veterans Tony Benedict, Willie Ito and Jerry Eisenberg will provide some great “behind the scenes” stories about the glory days when Yogi Bear, the Flintstones, Johnny Quest and many more, ruled the animation roost. Show More Summary

Writing Tips: Outlining For Genre And Literary Fiction With Libbie Hawker

Today I talk about outlining, writing literary fiction fast and ambition with Libbie Hawker. In the intro I mention my own writing update and how CrimeFest literary festival has changed so much for indies over the last few years, plus, Goodreads expansion into ebook giveaways and email marketing for books on sale, which will see […]

Group Portrait in a Diner

Yesterday I painted a group portrait in our local diner. I captured a video snapshot to give you the atmosphere of the moment: (Link to YouTube) I used gouache with a severely limited palette: raw sienna, brilliant purple, cadmium yellow deep, and white, plus some white Nupastel stick to convey the effect of the window glare. Show More Summary

The Graphite Magician | Monday Insta Illustrator

Click here to draw your own conclusions about Howard Lee's tricks.

Cool Down with Melted Popsicle Art

Spider-Man, Tweety Bird, and Bubbles, from solid treats to puddles.

A Knife Set Worth Killing For!

15 hours agoArts : Yanko Design

A Knife Set Worth Killing For! How would you like to own a knife set so exquisite and effective, they have their own place in the Royal Kitchen at the...

Leaked iPhone 7 photos suggest dual cameras may be reserved only for the 7 Plus

Pretty much the only things that can be said for certain about the iPhone 7 are that it’ll eventually be announced (probably in September) and that it’ll be made by Apple. If either of these cases are even close to real, however, the standard iPhone 7 will not possess dual cameras, an feature likely reserved [...]Show More Summary

How to Improve Your Night Photos – Add Reflections

Reflections can be great things to add to your photographs at any time, but they are particularly cool at night. Adding reflections can solve compositional problems you face at night. Further, the steps you have to take to capture photos...Show More Summary

"Go Over There, By the Car!" – 34 Funny Vintage Snapshots Captured Women Sitting on Their Car Hoods

"Go Over There, By the Car!" - The thing someone asks you to go and stand behind when they take you a picture in the past. But in these snapshots from the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's show women sitting on the car hoods with some old-school sense of styles when they were captured. See more »

I Tried Virtual Reality Meditation Inside a Marijuana Grow Tent

Virtual reality designers Flattsitter and poet Noah Falck take Moogfest attendees into higher states of consciousness.

Arts and Crafts at the RHS Chelsea Show 2016

The artists - painters, printmakers, carvers, sculptors etc - exhibiting at Chelsea this week - in THE show in the Royal Horticultural Society's calendar are detailed below. Various fairs - besides... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Diving Equipment Maker Cleared in Death of Underwater Photog Wes Skiles

16 hours agoArts / Photography : PDNPulse

A Palm Beach County jury has cleared diving equipment manufacturer Lamartek of wrongdoing in the 2010 drowning death of Wes Skiles, a renowned underwater photographer and cameraman, reports the Palm Beach Post. Skiles’s widow, TerriShow More Summary

Separated at brocade?

16 hours agoArts : Parterre Box

Gay icons Francesca Zambello and Judy Garland.

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