It's game time. You're hosting, which makes you the quarterback of the party. Your friend blitzes you with a six-pack of warm beer. Don't let this blitz get in the way of getting blitzed. Here are two tried and true fast beer-cooling techniques... and one harebrained scheme.
You've probably seen a few of those seemingly-impossible high dynamic range (HDR) photos. They reveal magnificent details by combining a series of differently-exposed pictures of exactly the same subject, using image editing applications such as Adobe Photoshop CS2 to bring out the highlights, midtones and shadows.
Ever on the lookout to make our lives better, our street-wise Lifehacker in-laws point us to an article from CNet teaching us how to shoot video like the pros. Beyond that old admonition to use a tripod, the CNetters tell us about lighting, color balance and sound, adding color to a shot, and then they even show us…