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How To : Learn tabletop studio photography with mirrors

This instructional photography video with Jim Talkington explores tabletop studio photography done with mirrors. Use just one light and several mirrors to light your subject. You can also use silver poster board or white poster board to reflect the light from the strobe. Mirro ...more

News : Electric Fly Swatter Tag

Have about 10 guys In a small, pitch black room, each armed with two electric fly swatters. Once the lights go off, it's every man for himself in an all-out, spark-filled brawl. I would suggest a strobe light in the room, but I'm sure the sparks given off by the electrified ra ...more

How To : Build a personal weather machine

Plug this baby into your FiOS-powered computer and simulate the real-time climate of any location in the country -- rain, lightning, fog, sunshine. Get creative -- got any new weather effects you've figured out how to add to your Personal Weather Machine? We'd love to hear ab ...more

How To : Make a haunted house

Ditch those namby-pamby clichés like skeleton decals and peeled-grape eyeballs. This year, give your guests a real scare. WARNING: Pregnant women, people with heart conditions, and those who are photosensitive to flashing lights, like some epileptics, should not visit haunted ...more

The Sun King : Using Your First Off-Camera Light

Difficulty Level: If you have eyes, you can do this. Ambient light is often called available, natural or existing light. Lots of professional photographers have quotes on lights, but this is my favorite: "I only shoot available light. Any damn light that’s available." I wish ...more

News : LED Embedded Cop Heels

Hubba, hubba, Mrs. Officer! Insanely ghetto fabulous pair of cop heels that belong in a Lil' Wayne video. These babies blink like a siren, and are laden with teeny, tiny law-enforcement detailing, such as headlights, turn signals and strobe lights. Designed by Tim Cooper. Pr ...more

How To : Install Recon LED Strobes and HIDs on a truck

In this tutorial, we learn how to install Recon LED Strobes and HIDs on a truck. You must first learn where each of the tires need to install and make sure they are placed in the right direction for what you want the lights to look like. After this, you will connect one side t ...more

How To : Light a portrait for photography

Portraits come in all shapes and sizes, but follow a few basic guidelines and you'll set the scene for a beautiful and professional shot. You Will Need * Work or studio space * A camera * A tripod * A backdrop or natural environment * Lighting equipment (preferably two light ...more

HowTo : Trigger Green Traffic Lights

Scenario: it's late at night, the roads are completely empty and you are stuck at the longest light ever. Solution: don't run a red- change it to green yourself. Avoid a ticket, save yourself some time (and perhaps a little gas). Many of you may have already seen Kipkay's ins ...more

How To : Contour and highlight your skin with makeup

This tutorial video will show you how to contour and highlight your skin with makeup. Contours are "shadows" so you want to go darker than your actual skin tone. I personally use the same shade on everyone to coutour (NW55 Studio Stick Foundation), BUT it's all in the produc ...more

How To : Create a summery, glowing skin MAC makeup look

The wrong kind of makeup can make you look tired, but with the advice from this how-to video, your skin is going to look fresh and glowing. Use MAC's mineralized satinfinish foundation NC42, msf natural med dark, select moisture concealer NW37, sunbasque blush, msf light flush ...more

Link Roundup : 15 Guides To Pumpkin Carving

Halloween just isn't Halloween without Jack O'Lanterns. Below, anything and everything you need to know on the art of pumpkin carving. 1. Prepare a Pumpkin for Carving Serious Eats' video demonstration is for true novices: "This video is for you unlucky souls who never got t ...more

How To : Create a sultry she-wolf makeup look for Halloween

Over the past few years we've had more than enough exposure to handsome werewolves (Team Jacob, anyone?), but what about beautiful, sexy werewolves? It seems we always hear about the guys but never the gals turning into these creatures of the moon. But not anymore. Make werew ...more

How To : Use the RPT mode on a Nikon SB-800 and SB-900

This is an Electronics video tutorial where you will learn how to use the RPT mode on a Nikon SB-800 and SB-900. Repeat mode gives a flashing strobe effect with which you can take multiple shots in one single long exposure. In Nikon SB-800, switch on the flash and select the R ...more

How To : Create a "panda eyes" coutoure makeup look

In this tutorial, you can learn to apply a common runway makeup look aka "Panda Eyes." Products used: - Revlon Skinlights fluid in Neutral Light (can be subbed with MAC Strobe cream) - Bare Minerals foundation - Margaret Astor concealer - MAC Paint in Untitled - MAC pigment ...more

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