Scouted: Take Better Photos on Any Camera With This $20 Masterclass

Scouted: Take Better Photos on Any Camera With This $20 Masterclass

Despite how easy it is to point and shoot with your iPhone or DSLR, you’re bound to have some pretty lackluster images if you’re not familiar with lighting and composition. The Photography Masterclass: Your Complete Guide to Photography takes you through these photography essentials and more, and it’s on sale today for only $20.

Designed for aspiring and seasoned photographers alike, this course covers the concepts critical to snapping professional-quality images. You’ll walk through creating well-composed shots by correctly positioning subjects, manipulating depth of field, and choosing ideal lighting. Then, you’ll learn how to add the finishing touches to your pictures in post-production with a tutorial on retouching and editing.

The Photography Masterclass: Your Complete Guide to Photography normally retails for $297, but it’s on sale today for $20, more than 90% off the usual price.

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Scouted: The Hustle Backpack Is A Kickstarter Success That’s Super Comfortable To Wear

Scouted: The Hustle Backpack Is A Kickstarter Success That’s Super Comfortable To Wear

If you’re constantly trying to get from point A to point B without forgetting any essentials, give the Hustle Backpack a look. Initially launched on Kickstarter, the Hustle Backpack raised $440,000 in pre-sales.

It has drop-proof laptop storage, an organized interior pocket system, and a range of smart compartments to secure your things. There’s also an integrated charging functionality for your devices (including a 15-inch laptop), plus a patented combination lock to keep your things protected. And with air cushion padding, it’s comfortable enough to wear for your longer days. The Hustle Backpack is $189, but you can get it now for $89.

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Stone Temple Pilot Dean DeLeo Accused of Domestic Violence

Stone Temple Pilot Dean DeLeo Accused of Domestic Violence

Jenn Grace DeLeo, the wife of Dean DeLeo, guitarist for the Stone Temple Pilots, has accused her husband of being an abusive father and husband with an alcohol problem who has tried to strangle her on several occasions, in new divorce papers she has filed, according to a report on TMZ.

Jenn also posted a claim she was in violent and abusive relationship with Dean on Twitter at the weekend.

According to legal documents cited by TMZ, Jenn DeLeo filed for divorce in recent weeks after, she alleges, her husband made violent threats to her, admitted he was cheating and told her to get out of the house in front of their 6-year-old daughter, June.

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10 Dishes With Celebrity Chef Michael Lomonaco

10 Dishes With Celebrity Chef Michael Lomonaco

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After a shift what is your favorite guilty pleasure to eat? “Sausage pizza.”

Did you grow up cooking as a kid? “I peeled my first fava bean at 3, cleaned my first squid at 4 and cooked zeppole with my Mom at 5.”

What cookbook is your go-to resource for inspiration? “Out of the 1,450 cookbooks I cherish, James Beard’s American Cookery is my constant source; wonderful anecdotes, historical tidbits and delicious inspiration on every page.”

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Prince William Commands Press Not To Tell Him Soccer Score

Prince William Commands Press Not To Tell Him Soccer Score

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One might have thought that as king-in-waiting and president of the Football Association, Prince William would be able to structure his day in such a way as to allow him to watch England’s matches in the ongoing World Cup without interruption.

However the Prince was reduced to begging the press corps not to tell him the score in England’s game against Panama in Russia after he missed the live game.

Or, perhaps commanding would be a better word: “On pain of death, please don’t tell me the score,” William told journalists attending the first press conference of a controversial royal tour of Jordan, Israel and the West Bank.

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ABC’s Never-Ending Nightmare: First ‘Roseanne,’ Now Reality-Show Sex Abusers?

ABC’s Never-Ending Nightmare: First ‘Roseanne,’ Now Reality-Show Sex Abusers?

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It’s been a rough month for ABC.

Following the highly-publicized cancellation of their sitcom Roseanne after star Roseanne Barr’s “repugnant” and highly racist Twitter tirade, a few unsavory facts about certain Bachelorette contestants also came to light—namely, that one of them, Garrett Yrigoyen, is an anti-immigrant alt-right asshole, and the other, Lincoln Adim, was convicted of indecent assault and battery after groping a woman on a cruise ship. Yikes.

You’d think that after last season’s Bachelorette scandal—wherein Rachel Lindsay, the first black bachelorette, had to deal with a not-so-subtly racist contestant—ABC would have found a better screening process for contestants on its shows. While ABC claims to have implemented some stern changes in the vetting process (like checking contestants’ social media before casting) after Lindsay’s season and last summer’s Bachelor in Paradise rape allegation, the network is now facing yet another scandal, this time involving a contestant on the new show The Proposal that allegedly helped to facilitate a sexual assault.

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‘Westworld’ Season 2’s Insane Finale: What the Hell Just Happened?

‘Westworld’ Season 2’s Insane Finale: What the Hell Just Happened?

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Imagine having any idea what the hell just happened in the Westworld finale.

Hats are magic and no one dies except everyone dies and Evan Rachel Wood is Tessa Thompson who is also Evan Rachel Wood. All that, and also what is the deal with Ed Harris? And what about Maeve???

There were actually really cool things that happened Sunday night in the Westworld Season 2 finale, the kind of mind-blowing things you’d expect from a series bold enough to gift us with such elegant episodes as “Akane no Mai,” “The Riddle of the Sphinx” and “Kiksuya.” But with so many jumps back and forth through timelines, plot reveals, and an overlong running time, the reaction to what was supposed to be the year’s biggest TV episode was less “Wow!” than “Huh?

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John Oliver Calls BS on Trump’s Border Separation Executive Order

John Oliver Calls BS on Trump’s Border Separation Executive Order

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President Trump’s schmoozy summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was less than two weeks ago. That’s how interminably long the last week has been.

It was a week that saw several members of the Trump camp try to deflect attention away from their cruel “zero tolerance” immigration policy that’s separated thousands of immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border and placed them in child concentration camps—Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and presidential adviser Stephen Miller’s instigative trips to Mexican restaurants; Melania’s trolltastic Zara jacket; and, last but not least, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders weaponizing her official White House Twitter account against a family-owned restaurant.

Of course, after repeatedly claiming that he couldn’t do anything about his own border policy—and deceptively blaming the Democrats—Trump signed an executive order putting a halt on his own administration’s child separations.

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‘Pose’ Star Billy Porter’s Epic Fight For Survival: ‘I Can Breathe Again’

‘Pose’ Star Billy Porter’s Epic Fight For Survival: ‘I Can Breathe Again’

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In the most vibrant, blissfully chaotic scene on TV, it’s Billy Porter you notice.

It’s 1987 New York City. A disco ball is spinning. Suzi Lane’s classic “Harmony” is blaring, and the crowds are voguing. A parade of LGBTQ queens enter the ball, each dressed in literal royal fashion, lifted from the Met. Controlling it all—the maestro, the emcee, the godfather himself—is Porter’s Pray Tell, bellowing his running color commentary: “Disney, watch yo ass! Blenderella is in town. They are giving wands! They are giving prince and princess realness!” And, finally, the scores: “10s! 10s! 10s across the board!”

If Porter seems at home presiding over one of the legendary underground balls that provide the backdrop for FX’s groundbreaking drama series Pose, it’s because he was there, honey.

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Hello, Certain Disaster. We’re Ready For You: Recap, ‘The Affair’ Season 4 Episode 2

Hello, Certain Disaster. We’re Ready For You: Recap, ‘The Affair’ Season 4 Episode 2

Christopher Saunders

Oh, surf dude. Surf dude, Cole (Joshua Jackson) despises you, which isn’t surprising. First, you whack him on the back with your surfboard, you call him “grandpa,” you diss his vintage wooden board. And then you drug him, rob him, and then disrespect him when he catches you, and call him a hypocrite and spent force.

Surf dude, The Affair fans hate you too. Cole is a prince; he is also and will always be Pacey. You must respect Pacey/Cole and His Beard of Sorely Tested Goodness.

Cole’s viewpoint took up most of the second episode of season four, written by series co-creator Sarah Treem and directed by Rodrigo Garcia. Last week’s season premiere located Noah (Dominic West) and Helen (Maura Tierney) in Los Angeles, a week later we’re back on the east coast and mainly Montauk.

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