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26 Small Changes To Make In 2018 That'll Actually Improve Your Life

From little things, big things grow.

Productivity

How to use Portrait Mode on iPhone X and 8

Portrait mode is an iPhone 7 feature that has been supercharged in the iPhones X and 8, with the addition of Portrait Lighting. Both features use depth data from these iPhones’ dual cameras, either to separate the subject of the photo from its background, or to completely re-light the photo to add …

Abduzeedo's Best of 2017: our 80 most popular articles of the year - Part I

We are about less than 3 weeks before the end of the year, we decided to make our year in review for you guys (Part II comes out tomorrow). We feel …

How You Can Enhance Your Photos With Dynamic Color in Photoshop

Photoshop is a must-have for virtually every professional photographer.<p>It's powerful tools enable you to enhance your photos in ways that make them …

Winners Of The 2017 Nat Geo Nature Photographer Of The Year Contest Will Take Your Breath Away

National Geographic has just announced the results of its prestigious 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year contest (2016 here), and the winning shots …

Fry Leftover Oatmeal in Butter and Be the Best Version of Yourself

Far too often, oatmeal is cast off as sad, gluey gruel. I reject this rejection. When prepared with care, oatmeal can be enjoyable and satisfying. To …

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

How to Use Colored Gels in the Background of Beauty Portraits

To some, studio photography is boring and dull. Others view the studio as a blank slate, capable of becoming anything an artist can imagine with the …

Nikon D-series

Utilizing MacOS Automator to Enhance Your Workflow for Working Folders

As I am constantly saying, I am a huge fan of workflow optimization. I work alone and automating even the simplest of tasks is crucial to staying …

Why Your Direction, Not Your Posing, Is What’s Holding Your Work Back

What is it that separates some of the most well-known photographers of our generation and everyone else? It’s not the gear because no one makes a bad …

Backlighting to Make Your Portraits Stand Out

In a world saturated with photography, you have to find ways to stand out. If you are able to put in the extra skill and effort to make something …

26 stunning natural wonders everyone should see in their lifetime

There may only be seven official natural wonders of the world, but there are plenty more breathtaking natural sights all over the globe worth …

National Parks

Want to Be Mentally Strong? Let Go of These 5 Bad Habits Right Now | Inc.com

When you're on a journey for weight loss, a career change, to learn a new hobby, or to build your business, it's essential to have your brain in the right place.<p>Without having your mind in the right area, you can easily lose focus, leading to a one-way street of overthinking, overanalyzing, …

Self-improvement

How To Steal Design Ideas (And Not Feel Like A Schmuck)

Lesson No. 1: Steal the right ideas.<p>Stealing is wrong. We all know that, right? Mom and dad said it first, then it’s hammered in by every teacher from kindergarten to senior thesis. No stealing.<p>You can imagine then the shock I felt upon entering the workforce–where “stealing” good ideas is not only …

Impossibly Tiny Doodles Fill Sketchbook Pages with Surreal Optical Illusions

Artist Visothkakvei creates detailed drawings that go way beyond your average doodles. Armed with a pen and an endless imagination, he fills sketchbook pages with sprawling compositions that are full of tiny, fine-lined elements. Throughout each of his works, motifs of delicate blooms, fancy …

Art

This couple quit their jobs and spent 6 months traveling to under-the-radar destinations using only Instagram as their guide

Using Instagram as their only guide, they decided to explore under-the-radar destinations through the lens of locals.<p>"The Instagram community is full of creative people wanting to meet other creatives and you can feed off each other," Last told Business Insider.<p>Wild adds: "It's essentially your …

10 lessons from Tim Ferriss that took him a decade to learn

It inspired me to start a business that gives me the time, mobility, and income that I want — instead of being trapped in a 9 to 5.<p>It's the book I most highly recommend because of how it's changed my life and the lives of just about everyone who reads it.<p>I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive …