Homestead Tools Grain Thresher and Cider Press Spotlight – Mother Earth News

Growing your own cereal is no more difficult than growing most other garden crops, and you can easily harvest a small patch by hand using a lightweight scythe, such as those offered by Johnny’s Selected Seeds and Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply. The hardest part of harvesting is separating …

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14 product photography tools and resources

To create beautiful product photographs, take advantage of great and affordable tools and resources. Get the help you need at no significant cost. Here is an assortment of tools and resources for photographing your e-commerce products. There are tools for your shooting and image editing, as well as a variety …

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Adobe Lightroom Mobile brings pro-class photo tools to iPad

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) today announced the availability of Lightroom mobile, an add-on application to Lightroom desktop software, available only as part of Adobe Creative Cloud. The new Lightroom mobile app brings powerful Lightroom tools to the iPad, providing the essentials of photography – such as non-destructive file …

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New Tools at Work: Fantastic Food Photography with the Fujifilm XE-1 | Blogs from photography experts, tips, techniques, camera reviews

Can a foodie find photographic ambrosia with a street savvy MILC? Scott Baker says “yes”! Photographing food is a true delight when you can capture its freshness and taste. It is not an easy task, however. Over the past few weeks, I have taken a variety of food images with …

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Insect Photography Tools of the Trade

Compound eye Advertising By popular demand, I present my complete kit of photographic equipment. Lenses are at the heart of any kit. My line-up includes (from left to right): Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II. This fast, crisp telephoto zoom lens is the only lens I own that hasn’t paid …

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Nik Software, owned by Google, will continue to offer premium photo tools

When news of Google’s acquisition of Nik Software broke a week ago, most of the tech press (and this blog) focused on one particular offering: Snapseed. It’s a highly acclaimed mobile photo-editing app that’s been sprouting like a weed lately, so it only made sense that Google wanted it to …

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Log Building Tools – Adzes and Broad Axes – Mother Earth News

In the previous entry, we discussed debarking spuds and drawknives. We will continue to discuss other ways to prepare your logs for the next stage of building a log cabin. This time we are going to cover adzes and broad axes. When you think of Appalachian-style hand-hewn log cabins, chances …

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Log Construction Tools – Debarking Spuds and Drawknives

This is the start of a series on the tools used in the log building process. Of course, many of these tools can be used for many other applications, but building logs will be the primary focus. I will intertwine these tool articles with others that share with you our …

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