Candy L Hill

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Three Tips for Photographing Fall Colors

Autumn is upon us and the great migration is in full swing with hordes of photographers descending upon small towns all across the northeastern …

Landscape Photography

20 essential Mac keyboard shortcuts to save you a click

Power to your fingertips.<p>The right keyboard shortcuts can save you a huge amount of time. Whether you're browsing the web or editing a document, these commands will cut the precious moments you spend reaching for the mouse and sifting through menus. Over hours, days, and weeks, that saved time …

8 Tips for Better Autumn Shots | Olympus

8 TIPS FOR BETTER AUTUMN SHOTS<p>BY PETER BAUMGARTEN, OLYMPUS TRAILBLAZER<p>Shot with the OM-D E-M5 Mark II and the M.Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm<br>F2.8 PRO, …

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes: Inspiring Sayings By India's Iconic Leader And Activist

Monday, Oct. 2, marks the 148th birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or "Mahatma" Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement …

Photoshop Photomerge Made Easy

If you’ve never stitched a panorama in Photoshop because you thought it was too complex or you were reluctant to try, follow these easy steps to see …

Tutorials

10 Great Tips for Making Dramatic Fall Photographs from Nature Photographer Toma Bonciu (VIDEO)

Last week we posted a tutorial with five helpful tips for getting prepared for your first fall photography excursion of the year. And now that autumn …

Common Long Exposure Photography Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Long Exposure Photography has become a popular niche within landscape photography during the few last years. The images can be dreamy and often …

Research: For Better Brainstorming, Tell an Embarrassing Story

It was Alex Osborn, a 1960s advertising executive, who coined the term brainstorming. He passionately believed in the ability of teams to generate brilliant ideas, provided they follow four rules: members should share any idea that came to mind, build on the ideas of others, avoid criticism, and, …

Creativity

7 Easy-to-Remember Steps for Taking Better Photos With Any Camera

Regardless of whether you take photos with your smartphone, a medium format camera or something in between, there are some essential photography tips …

Landscape Photography

Manage Your Stress by Monitoring Your Body’s Reactions to It

Jack is well-known in his company for delivering growth through high-performing, cross-functional teams. Where others get stuck in silos, he fosters innovation through collaboration. But these days, when you exit the elevator on his floor, you sense fear wafting through the halls. He’s nine months …

Mindfulness

The 4 rituals that will make you an expert at anything

We hear a lot about “10,000 hours” being what it takes to become an expert. But the majority of people totally misunderstand the idea.<p>So I decided to …

Self-improvement

10 macro photography tips for beginners

1. The Lens<p>There are several good lens options out there for macro photography. You could use extension tubes combined with a normal lens, which …

Writing Rituals and Routines

How to Become a More Disciplined Writer<p>Some of us follow routines that help us <i>avoid</i> writing—visiting YouTube, checking text messages, peering inside …

Writing

Prepositional Phrase Definition and Examples

Glossary of Grammatical and Rhetorical Terms<p>In English grammar, a <i>prepositional phrase</i> is a group of words made up of a preposition, its object, and …

Mark Twain

Stop Spending So Much Time In Your Head

This curated column is authored by Darius Foroux, Founder ofThe post Stop Spending So Much Time In Your Head appeared first on iamwire.

Startups (India)

Want to Start a Photography Business? Here's 5 Ways to Get Prepared

So, you've been at this photography thing for a while...<p>You probably have a decent understanding of how photography works, from shooting in manual to …

Back to Basics: Metering & Exposure Compensation

Okay, so there is one more pretty technical piece that we need to cover in the Back to Basics series before moving on to the more exciting stuff. …

Why and How to Improve Your Writing as a Web Designer or Developer

As web designers and developers, you may not view writing as an essential tool for your business. You’re busy focusing on the specialized skills that …

Learn How to Win Photo Contests with These Helpful Tips from Successful Shooter Lorenz Holder (VIDEO)

Every photographer would like to receive recognition for the skill and hard work that goes into making great images, and one way to get some kudos is …

Here Are The Ten Downloadable Graphic Organizers I Use With ELL Beginners To Write A Story

We’ve spent the last two weeks in my English Language Learner Beginners class reading and learning about stories.<p>Last Friday, it was time for them to …

Why Instagram's New Update Is a Game-Changer

You ever sat agonizing about which photo from a party perfectly captures the event because you didn't want to throw a gang of shots on your Instagram …

Google Play

Feeling Adrift? Here’s How to Strengthen Meaning in Your Life

“You don’t have to radically transform your life in order to find meaning in it.”<p><b>Emma Seppälä</b> is the Science Director of Stanford University’s Center …

Affect or effect? A writing coach breaks down the most common grammar mistakes in under 2 minutes

Writing coach and CUNY Journalism Press editor Timothy Harper tells us some of the most common grammar mistakes and easy ways to avoid them.<p><b>FULL TRANSCRIPT:</b><p><i>Further and farther: "farther" means distance, "further" means more into it. If you're talking about distance, it has to be "farther."</i><p><i>I think</i> …

Linguistics

Don’t Stop Writing

Hey, you. Yes, you—the one with the ink-stained dreams and itchy fingers. I have a message for you from the future: <i>don’t stop writing.</i>The future also …

Creative Writing

20 Creative Ways to Use Social Media for Storytelling

Storytelling has always played a part in successful marketing.<p>Stories enable us to build personality and create a connection with consumers. But can …

Social Media

Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers

Women Photograph is an online directory of female photographers. What started as a spreadsheet has grown to a database over 500 members strong thanks …

Photography

The Ultimate Guide to Focus

Focus on your dreams. You get what you focus on. Highly successful people dream. I’m not talking about sleeping. I’m talking about focusing on where …

8 essential travel photography apps | Travel Feature

For photo editing<p>There are hundreds of photo editing apps out there for Android and iOS, but none are as powerful and easy to use than Snapseed. Open …