Ian Stephens

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So You Want to Be a Professional Photographer

There’s much more to being a professional photographer than meets the eye. Making photos for your clients is about 5 percent of the job. Making a …

How to Get Your Exposure In-Camera and Not Have to 'Fix It in Post'

Why fix it in post when you can do it right in camera? Learn how you can get a perfect exposure in camera every time!<p>Often when were out shooting in …

Flash: Slow-Speed Sync

Slow-speed sync allows a photographer to use flash at shutter speeds slower than the native sync speed of the camera. Native sync speeds are set at …

Nature Photography

How to Create this "Fight Club" Inspired Portrait using One Light

By Gina Milicia – author of our brand new Portrait Lighting eBook. Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about …

Guide to Reaching Out to Modeling Agencies

So much of photography is built on social relationships. Models, makeup artists, hair stylists, designers, and assistants all play a crucial role in …

Direct your models, don't pose them - with commercial photographer Derek Heisler

How Much Should I Eat Per Day To Gain Muscle Mass?

In order to gain muscle mass, you should take in about 15 calories per each pound of your body weight. If you have 180 pounds, you should eat about …

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I Turned My Grandma’s Old Van Into A Mobile Home So I Could Travel Across North America

You don’t need to plan an elaborate vacation to end up at a beautiful destination. Simply pack up your car, drive for a few hours and I guarantee you …

Hiking

Exercise Your Mind: 4 Inspiring Fitness Reads

Source: Thinkstock<p>Sometimes, you just need a little push.<p>Remember how you felt after seeing <i>The Mighty Ducks</i> as a kid, and wanted to immediately get …

Fitness

5 reasons every writer needs this one tool under $20

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>When <i>New</i> …

6 Ways to Boost Your Creativity | Inc.com

Stuck in a creative rut? We've all been there. Sometimes the moment you need to tap into your creativity is the second it shuts down. Before banging your head against the wall, try one (or all) of these ways to boost brain activity and get your creative juices flowing.<p>1) Allow yourself to …

Creativity

Five Horror Novels You Should Read But Haven’t

Fall is quickly creeping up on us with its ghostly little feet, and while some people may begin to feel the desire for all things pumpkin, I crave …

Horror

The Best Approach for Chronic Procrastinators | Inc.com

If you're the type who has struggled to meet deadlines and get started on projects for as long as you can remember, there's no shortage of advice out there for you. From the scientifically validated to the downright odd, there are a million and one articles offering you tips on how to beat your …

Procrastination

8 of the Best Secrets to Self-Improvement | Inc.com

It's one thing to complain, whine, and vent at our frustrations in life. But does that really get you anywhere? No matter how much you complain, nothing will change if you don't take the wheel and actually do something to make your situation fulfilling.<p>That may sound challenging, but if you follow …

Happiness

8 Ways to Write and Finish a Work of Fiction

Like any endeavor, writing a work of fiction requires learning how to manage those nagging self-doubts each time you sit at a computer and think to yourself, "I can't write!"<p>Writers are notorious for getting stuck in their own heads which often causes them to give up. Starting a work of fiction …

Creative Writing

How to Write a Book

I’m going to jump right to the punch line. I’m going to start by telling you exactly what you need to do in order to finally write that book you’ve …

6 Perfect B&B Weekend Getaways for Fall

<i>By Pam Mandel for BedandBreakfast.com</i><p>The days are a little shorter and the smell of dry leaves will soon fill the air. The calendar is turning to autumn, and it's time to make the most of sunny, crisp fall weekends before winter sets in. Grab a mug of warm apple cider and read about our favorite …

National Parks

Gear Closet: Osprey FlapJack Travel Pack

Looking for a new backpack for your daily commute or for traveling? Need a bag that can safely carry all of your gear, while providing quick and easy …

Backpacking

Scandalously Sexy Romance Novels You Should Be Reading

<b>Six Scandalously Sexy Novels You Should Read Even if You Don't Read Romance.</b><p>Not everyone likes to read romance. In fact, a lot of people like to poke fun at the genre and those who enjoy it. Then there are others who pretend they don't read it, or those who actually do read it, but only to talk …

Love Stories

Six Great Solo Travel Destinations

<i>By: Becky Mahan</i><p>Solo travel: you almost certainly know someone who does it, and maybe you've considered it yourself. Whatever your primary travel style, it's worth considering a solo trip at least once in your life. Aside from full-fledged itinerary freedom, traveling "alone" allows you to meet new …

New Zealand

18 Ways to Create Good Habits -- and Eliminate Bad Ones -- for Life

Forget the excuses! Building good habits lies in following a system consistently, day in and day out.<p>All of us like to mythologize successful …

Success

20 Signs You're Emotionally Intelligent (And Why It Matters for Your Career)

Emotional Intelligence

Amazon's best 100 sci-fi/fantasy books

<b>(CNN) —</b> Before "A Game of Thrones," "The Magicians" and "The Hunger Games," there were classics by Isaac Asimov, Margaret Atwood, George Orwell and more.<p>It's true we're living in a golden age of science fiction and fantasy, where new creatures, technology and entire worlds exist beyond our …

Science Fiction

Ten photographers you should know by now

I don’t really need to remind you of this, but, it’s hard out there for an emerging photographer. The whole ‘everyone’s a photographer’ thing can be frustrating for those actually looking to forge a career path out of our insta-world. When anyone can take a picture, slap on a filter and hit …

5 Exercises to Get a Rock-Hard Butt

<i>By Samuel Blackstone for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>There are glory muscles and there are real muscles. Biceps? Glory muscles. Quads? Real muscles. Pecs? Glory muscles. Your entire core? Real muscles. Glory muscles get the attention, but real muscles do all the work. So, what happens when you sit …

Workouts

Writing Fiction: 6 Lessons I Learned From Freelance Writing

Do you dream of writing fiction?I never imagined I’d write children’s books.I thought I’d found my groove writing online and for print media for over …

Writing

8 Little Changes You Should Make Now For Lifelong Success

From having a set bed time to changing your mentality, check out 8 changes you can make today to improve your life so you can achieve lifelong …

3 Mind-Blowing Truths About Creativity

Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert will make you reconsider what you thought you knew about creativity.<p>There is no shortage of people out there offering creativity advice. Whether you're willing to invest a Google search or a hefty portion of your training budget, entrepreneurs who want help …

Creativity