Alicja Olszewska

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Quick and Easy Orange and Teal Look in Lightroom

One of the strongest ways to create a style or mood, and even consistency is to really nail your color. For years I struggled with color, and it can …

How to Post-Process Soft and ‘Dreamy’ Portraits of Children

Here’s a 47-minute tutorial from PiXimperfect about how to create those soft, dreamy portrait photos of children using Photoshop.<p>First things first, …

The Lightroom Cure: An Easy 7-Step Program for Recovering Maximum Quality in Your Photos (VIDEO)

Are you one of the many photographers who prefer spending more time behind the camera than behind the computer? If so, this Lightroom tutorial is for …

How to Take Better Photos in Dark Places

Darkness is the enemy of photography, but—being a horror fan—I wanted to learn how to shoot photos in spooky places with very low light. I reached …

3 Tips for Teaching Male Friends to Pose for Portraits like a Pro (VIDEO)

One challenge when making portraits of friends and family is dealing with subjects who are inexperienced at posing. Things tend to get even more …

Mango

Tips for Creating Candid Portraits of Children Outdoors

One reason why I gravitate to photographing pets and children is that their unpredictable nature lends to capturing more genuine images that portray …

Kids

Tip: Fix Your Jacked Up Feet

Use this neuromuscular release technique on your feet and don't be surprised when you start feeling better all over.<p>What You Need to Know About Your …

Three Basic Lighting Techniques That Apply to Anything

Lighting is equal parts art and science. The science part often comes in understanding how different surfaces absorb and reflect light and how that …

InterAct

Is it important to have your photographic style, and how you can develop it

Would you say you have a recognizable photographic style? Do you think it’s even important to have it? This is the topic I’ve been thinking about a …

Self-improvement

How to Give Portraits a Cinematic Look in Lightroom

I'm personally obsessed with the cinematic look in my stills work. I think it's timeless, elegant, and endlessly interesting. If you'd like to add …

Tutorials

Hip-to-waist ratio is stronger predictor of health than BMI, finds study

People with a normal BMI who carry extra weight around their middle are at a greater risk of death compared to those who carry their weight …

Diabetes

3 Exercises for a Stronger Pelvic Floor (and Lower Abs)

Building and maintaining a strong pelvic floor is crucial for women of all ages. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles at the bottom of your pelvis …

Yoga

A Super Simple Postpartum Exercise To Tighten Up Your Abs and Pelvic Floor

Pregnancy is beautiful, but it can affect your body in ways you’d probably never anticipate. One example of that is diastasis recti, which develops …

Women's Health

Five Tips to Make Your Next Sunset Photoshoot Amazing

Spring has arrived, which means the time for gorgeous golden hour shoots in wonderful weather is nearly upon us. Sunset (and sunrise) are …

Landscape Photography

Effective stretching is key to your workout success

Too often, individuals are given the advice, "Don't forget to stretch" – as if stretching is both a monolithic category of movement and uniformly positive.<p>Both assumptions are overly simplistic and potentially dangerous.<p>Stretching is not a homogeneous category. The appropriateness of each type of …

Exercise

Playing with Shadows Using Natural Light in Boudoir Photography

Playing with shadows is not a new concept however in the boudoir community is has become a beautiful new trend. A recent group competition brought …

Landscape Photography

The Relationship Between Shutter Speed & Flash Is Critical | Remember This Lighting Mantra

Aperture controls flash, shutter speed controls ambient…this is a good mantra to have when trying to understand and control flash.<p>Some photographers …

The Headshot Setup That Will Save You Time and Impress Your Clients

I call it the 3-in-1 Headshot Method. As a professional photographer it is imperative that you are able to adapt to your surrounds and the needs of …

5 Diagonal Photography Composition Tips

The easiest way to make more dynamic, better compositions: integrate more diagonals into your photos.<p>Why diagonal lines?<p>Imagine putting a ball on a …

Camera-Specific Outdoor Packs Suck, Here’s What I Use Instead

If you’ve ever loaded up a large camera backpack (like something from Think Tank Photo or LowePro) and hiked a mountain, you’ll be able to fully …

Backpacking

The Next-Level Form of Stretching That Will Relieve Hamstring Tightness for Good

Now that every self-respecting runner and yogi has mastered the art of foam rolling, there’s a new layer to post-workout fine-tuning. The cutting edge of bodywork—known as nerve flossing—targets the nerves in order to take your exercise regimen to the next level.<p>When our nerves become agitated—be …

4 Fantastic Portrait Tutorials: Tips & Tricks for Better Photos

Learning to photograph people is a rite of passage for any photographer. When it comes to portrait photography, there’s so much to consider: …

How Not Understanding Light Almost Killed Your Photography

Well, specifically a <i>lack of light</i> and an understanding thereof is what will cause harm to your progression as a photographer. The thing is, without …

Shutter Speed

How to Shoot Golden Hour Portraits That Require Less Editing

Spring is here; it’s a time for golden hour portraits and photographers to get excited about chasing the light in the creation of the killer photo. …

4 Restorative Yoga Poses for When You’re on Your Period

When it’s that time of the month, it can be tempting to just curl up with a warm blanket and an IV-size dose of Advil and call it a day. But while being on your period may not always be comfortable, there are actually some period tools and tricks to make it suck less. One of the most effective …

Yoga

7 Yoga Poses You Should Try If You’re Suffering From Knee Pain

When you have knee pain, twisting and folding your body into a pretzel-like position may seem unappealing and inadvisable. But in fact, some yoga poses can be beneficial, helping promote knee health by improving leg strength, balance, coordination, and stability, says Jeffrey A. Geller, MD, …

Yoga