E Ostasiewski

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Guy Thinks His Wife Is Announcing Her Pregnancy, Gets Surprise Of A Lifetime

Coming up with an adorable way to let the everyone know you’re expecting is part one. Part two is announcing the arrival of the new family member. …

Siblings

How I Ran at a Tornado for the Photo of a Lifetime

This week marks the 10th anniversary of one of the most memorable, satisfying and career-changing days as a professional extreme-weather photographer.<p>…

Weather

I Visited the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone with an Infrared Camera

A few years ago, I visited the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone with an infrared camera. We always hear praises of the might of Mother Nature, how it renders …

How to Energetically open ourselves for Goodness & Possibility in 2018.

<i>Editor’s note: Elephant Journal articles represent the personal opinion, view, or experience of the authors. As an independent media outlet, we</i> …

Selfies In Black And White Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best selfie in black and white in the Selfies In Black and White Photo contest with chances to …

This Wildlife Photographer Waits Over a Week for the ‘Perfect Shot’

Wildlife photography often requires a great deal of patience, and one photographer who has mastered the art of waiting is Belgian wildlife …

Ugly Places, Pretty Portraits: I Did a Photo Shoot in Lowe’s

A few weeks ago, a model friend of mine, Rachelle Kathleen, and I were planning to meet for a fun little photo shoot. Instead of searching out the …

Saturation Vs. Vibrance- Understanding the Difference in 3 Minutes

In his last editing video, someone commented to Evan that he really doesn't understand the difference between Saturation and Vibrance. Now you can …

Photography Tips

ND Photography Tutorial in 3 Minutes

Here is a short tutorial on how to do ND photography in few easy to follow steps. You can use this technique to do daytime long exposures!

Photography Tips

How to Increase REM Sleep for a Sharper Mind.

<i>*Elephant is not your doctor or hospital. Our lawyers would say “this web site is not designed to, and should not be construed to provide medical</i> …

The Psychology of Framing: How to Compose Shots to Tell Stories

What's the difference between wide shots and close-ups? They tell different stories.<p>In filmmaking, the frame is everything. It is the package that …

Pack your bags & Set out for That Trip: 5 Reasons Why you Shouldn’t Wait.

<i>“When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cages of our personality and get into the forest again,</i> …

The Universe Doesn’t Give a F*ck: 7 Ways to Think, Create & Manifest like the Universe itself.

<i>“Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart. The rest of it will take care of itself.” ~</i> <i>Elizabeth Gilbert</i><p>“If you could have any superpower, …

Why we Stay in our Comfort Zone (& how to Break Out).

Daoism teaches us how to embrace change.<p>Whether it’s a break-up, letting go of a first love, welcoming a new president, getting angry about an …

Letting Go with Love: how Detachment Improves Relationships.

Detachment has revolutionized my relationships and taken them to the next level.<p>Crazy, right? When I claim that detachment transcends love, some …

Empaths are Not Weak, Overemotional, Anxious, or Overwhelmed Loners.

<b>I felt a strong pull</b> to write this after seeing numerous articles, and quick quizzes circulating the internet that briefly list a few traits or ask a …

31 Little Instructions for Living Bravely.

I left my hometown of Boulder, Colorado for the San Francisco Bay Area four and a half years ago.<p>This cliff-dive into the unknown—alone, afraid, and …

10+ Of The Most Epic Long Exposure Shots Ever

Usually, we are viewing photos that capture a short moment in time, but these pictures are completely different. The intent of long exposure …

The World's Most Beautiful Built-In Bookcases

Bookcases are always beautiful, because they're full of books. But this post is devoted to bookshelves that are especially beautiful, and the shelves …

50 Ways to Reconnect with our Childhood Joy.

I recently spent an afternoon at an open house for a primary school and was reminded several times that day that I am no longer a child.<p>This is …

Why do I try to Keep the Peace with People who have no Problem Stealing Mine?

I keep asking myself why.<p>Why do I try to keep the peace with people who have no problem stealing mine?<p>Whether we’re talking family or friends, it’s …

The Reason Why I Finally Quit my Job as a Corporate Lawyer & Took a Leap of Faith.

For a long time, I struggled with pursuing my heart’s desire.<p>I knew the kind of life I wanted to live, but it never seemed feasible or realistic to …

Letting It Go

How Buddhism Teaches Us to Stop Stewing<p>How much of our lives do we waste <i>stewing</i> about things we can't change? Or <i>fuming</i>, <i>worrying</i>, <i>regretting, …

4 Ways to Feel Comfortable In Your Own Skin.

I will never forget that fateful, late August afternoon when I smoked my first joint in a dorm room with my suitemates from college.<p>For the first …

The Paradox of the Extroverted Empath.

I have a pretty clear image of the “classic empath” in my mind.<p>She’s shy and sensitive and loves nothing more than curling up with a good book, a cup …

7 Julia Cameron Quotes to awaken your Inner Artist.

“I’d love to do that, but I’m not creative.”<p>I hear this all the time, and it makes me sad. The idea that each of us is either artistic or not …

This Duo Travels the World for Creative Architectural Portraits

Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís Benet are a photography duo who travel the world in search of eye-catching architecture. Once they find a great spot, …

Architecture

Three compelling reasons to work on personal photography projects

Having a personal project to work on is a great discipline for every photographer, professional or amateur. We all get stuck at times on what to …

Photographer’s Ephemeris 3D Brings Sun Tracking to a New Dimension

The Photographer’s Ephemeris is a popular app that allows you to plan a landscape shoot by showing you the position of the Sun and Moon. Essentially, …

iOS Apps

The Simple Key That Will Finally Break Your Bad Habit

How can you use mindfulness to break bad habits?<p>If you’ve ever set concrete goals in life, then you know that’s the easy part. Do you want to walk more frequently throughout your day? Great. Do you need to lay off social media during work hours? No problem. Unfortunately, it’s the actual execution …