Getting Piggy With It

In February, we begin the Year of the Pig. (The Earth Pig, to be precise. There are Fire, Metal, Wood and Water Pigs too, but those details are for some other blog.) Image ...
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Chiaroscuro Is Enjoying a Renaissance

The technique – let’s call it “Rembrandt lighting” so you don’t have to struggle with the pronunciation as you read to yourself – dates back to Renaissance paintings. In these ...
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Drones of a Feather

Thanks to high-resolution cameras and better stabilization and navigation, drone photography has moved beyond novelty. Drones now capture sweeping vistas and real-time details ...
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To bee or not to bee?

  The collapse of colonies has prompted many gardeners to adopt bee-friendly landscaping. One of the easiest things you can do is choose flowers for pollinators and plants that ...
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Trend spotting a postcard-perfect location

Maybe you’ve admired Kilimanjaro from the Maasai Steppe, dined at an underwater restaurant in the Maldives and communed with the pink river dolphins of Peru. What’s next? Can ...
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Ready for my (extreme) close-up- A lesson in Macro Photography

William Blake challenged us to see the world in a grain of sand. Some very talented photographers show us very small subjects can make a big impact. Macrophotography is ...
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The Bikini - Cultural Navel Warfare

Fashion dictator Diana Vreeland summed it up this way: “The bikini is the most important thing since the atom bomb.”
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I’m With the Brand?

There is no monolithic market. We are a nation of niches. If your goal is to get potential buyers to identify with your brand, you must vary your representation of beyond the ...
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Did the CIA “Weaponize” Pollock’s Paintings?

Painter Jackson Pollock, dubbed “Jack the Dripper” by Time magazine, was both admired and influential, but did he work for the CIA? Not exactly. However, the CIA did use ...
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This Summer’s Hot Ticket Is from NASA

There may be nothing new under the Sun, but an adventure planned for this summer may reveal new things about the planet itself. Sometime between July 31 and August 19, a Delta ...
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