Dennis Conlon

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9 Essential ways to capture sharp landscape photos

Every landscape photographer loves a grand vista – when you have a large scene with a distinct foreground, middle ground and background that gives …

Landscape Photography

The 100 novels Americans love the most, based on a survey of thousands

In 2018, Michael Wolff’s <i>Fire and Fury</i> and James Comey’s <i>A Higher Loyalty</i> have captured US readers with juicy insights into the Trump White House. But what books bring Americans deep, blithe pleasure?<p>Starting in May, PBS will run a series called <i>The Great American Read</i>, in which journalist Meredith …

Literature

From My Perspective

The word “perspective” has two definitions. In regard to art, it relates to two-dimensional surfaces where their depth, height and width, when …

Landscape Photography

Why It Doesn’t Matter What Camera You Shoot With

Dear friend,As a word of encouragement: it doesn’t matter what camera you shoot with. Why? No matter how “good” or “bad” your camera is, you will get …

Street Photography

A Beginning Photographer’s Guide to Light

Lighting plays a crucial role in photography. It can bring a photograph to life, it can generate effects, including spectacular shadows or …

Landscape Photography

12 Healing Bowl Recipes That Are Like a Warm Hug

Usually, the term “comfort food” is basically just a synonym for junk food. But while there’s definitely a time and a place for burgers and a gooey …

How Joan Didion Became Joan Didion

"Didion was one of the boys, clearly, in the sense that men had noticed her writing and wanted to publish her. But she also couldn’t quite fit into their regime." An excerpt from Michelle Dean's new book, Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion.<p><b>By 1964, just three years</b> after she …

Literature

How to (painlessly) reinvent yourself when life demands it

In these fast-paced times, it seems like change is the only constant we have. Some people accept change gracefully, while others hold on kicking and …

100 Small, Nice Things to Do For Your Wife Just Because

Because it's the little things that matter.<p>By<p>Mar 28 2018, 11:09 PM<p>It sounds a bit cliché, but it’s the little things that make a marriage. Grand …

The 3 Best Books to Read in March

Three can't-miss books that explore identity, loss, and the profound power of words.<p><i>This article originally appears in the March 2018 issue of ELLE.</i><p>GET THE LATEST ISSUE OF ELLE

Meditating Every Day and What to Do When You Don’t

<b>We strive for consistency, but life itself is often inconsistent</b>. The sun rises consistently, yet we have droughts where there is no rain for weeks. …

42 Easter Side Dishes That Are Peak Spring

Because it’s what’s on the side that counts, after all.<p>Big cuts of meat are good for centerpieces, but when it comes to Easter, the sides can make the meal. We’re talking crispy potatoes, fluffy rolls, and most importantly, all of the green things. Make way for spring veg!

Cooking

Grab a Red Wine and get Comfortable to Read The Best Photography Links of the Week

The Toad has been away working on location quite a bit lately and we finally find him back at his desk working on a new weekly list of links to …

What Sex Really Means to Women

Many women find sex to be the deepest form of love and connection, and many women are very sexually oriented. While his orgasm may be quicker, hers …

Relationships

How to Lose 50 Pounds in Three Months

Losing 50 pounds in three months is an ambitious goal for sure — but one that could completely change your life and appearance, not to mention …

10 Jaw-Dropping Examples of Landscape Photography

I love a good landscape. Who doesn't?<p>But what makes a good landscape photo?<p>Is it the way the image is composed? Is it the lighting? Is it the camera …

5 Photo Editing Tricks You’ll Want to Use on Every Picture

Crop Skillfully<p>Eliminate anything that doesn’t help tell the story, says Tyson Wheatley, a New York City–based photographer with 623,000 followers on …

How to Focus in Landscape Photography

Focusing is one of the pillars of photography. If you don’t focus in the right place, at best, your photos won’t be as sharp as possible – and, at …

Landscape Photography

All strength comes from repetition

The biggest mistake you can make is to ignore the basics in your profession. This is true no matter what you do, where you live, or who you are.<p>When …

The 15 Best Netflix Documentaries You Need To Stop Skipping Over

You always see them on Netflix, now it's time to watch them.

Entertainment

Learn How to Blend With Colored Pencils

Get Better Results With the Right Blending Techniques<p>Working with colored pencils is a lot of fun and you can create amazing drawings with this …

Tutorials

7 Habits That Will Help You Lead a More Successful and Productive Life

Your habits empower you to achieve your goals just as easily as they can derail you.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>Regardless what path in life you’re on, your habits will dictate your success. They can empower you to achieve your goals just as easily as they can derail you. That said it’s …

Triumph Motorcycles in America Book Review | Rider's Library

Triumph motorcycles have been a big part of the motorcycle scene in North America for so long we tend to forget that there was a time when the brand …

A Midwestern Motorcyclist by Darrell Broten | Rider's Library Book Review

If you asked Darrell Broten if he is a professional motorcyclist or even a semi-professional motorcyclist, he’d deny it. Yet, he has been riding …

Stephen Shore on How to See

Photographer Stephen Shore has long been a believer in breaking with visual conventions.<p>Throughout his decades-spanning career, Shore has left an …

Street Photography

The 10 best books of 2017

From a short story collection to a century-spanning novel about a Korean family, these were the greatest reads the year had to offer, writes Jane Ciabattari.

Books

My complicated quest to find the perfect meditation app

My iPhone, normally the quotidian keeper of grocery lists and Fitbit stats, has lately begun to feel like a sprawling self-help library. The …

I Read 75 Books in 2017 & These Were My Top 10

In my mission to read as many books as I could in 2017, I explored new genres, new voices, and became the go-to girl for book recommendations. It's a …

Books

The Force

• <b>Author:</b> Don Winslow<p>Instant New York Times Bestseller<p>Best of 2017 - included on best-of lists by the New York Times, NPR, Barnes & Noble, Publisher's Weekly, LitHub, BookPage, Booklist, TheRealBookSpy.com, the Financial Times (UK) and the Daily Mail (UK)<p>“The Force is mesmerizing, a triumph. Think …

100 Books Amazon Thinks You Should Read Before You Die

If your New Year's resolution is to read more in 2018 but don't know where to start, Amazon editors have got you covered. They've put together a list …

Books