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How to Edit Photos like Steve McCurry: The Art of Removing Distractions

We’ve got a fun article today in which we post-process <i>photojournalistic</i>-style photos and polish them in an <i>artistic</i> way. Much like Steve McCurry did …

Photography

Where to Develop Film in 2018

In a digital world, shooting on film isn't as easy as it used to be. Once you track down an analog camera and fresh film, you still need to figure …

Interview With German Street Photographer Georgie Pauwels

Georgie Pauwels is a street photographer from Wuppertal, Germany. She is a computer scientist and love to travel a lot. Georgie loves to capture the …

Winners of the 2017 B&W Child Photo Competition Capture the Magic of Childhood

The winners of the 2017 B&W Child Photo Competition have been announced, marking the end of the fourth year of the contest. As one of the biggest international photography competitions, talented photographers from all over the world enter each year with their depictions of childhood. The winning …

Font Trends For 2018—Illustrated With Beautiful, Free-To-Download Typefaces

<b>There’s no</b> denying the power that typography holds in design; big-name companies like Coca-Cola, YouTube and IBM have recently adopted custom …

T.S. Eliot on Writing: His Warm and Wry Letter of Advice to a Sixteen-Year-Old Girl Aspiring to Become a Writer

“Don’t write at first for anyone but yourself.”<p><i>“If you write what you yourself sincerely think and feel and are interested in,”</i> the great marine biologist and author Rachel Carson advised a blind girl aspiring to be a writer, <i>“you will interest other people.”</i> Six years earlier, around Valentine’s …

Literature

Digital cameras glossary

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z<p>16:9 widescreen photo mode<br>Many digital cameras offer this mode to let you take photos that have …

20+ Best TED Talks to Inspire Creativity

Held annually since 1990, TED Talks have become a go-to source for those looking to learn and be inspired. Creative TED Talks have become a staple of the conferences, with world-renowned artists, photographers, authors, and creative thinkers sharing the secrets of their success.<p>By showcasing their …

She's 23. Here's why she's biking around the world.

Devi Lockwood is a 23-year-old poet and touring cyclist turned professional storyteller from Boston. And she's traveling the world by bicycle and boat to collect 1,001 stories about water and climate change.<p>With a background as a rowing coach, Lockwood graduated from Harvard University in May 2014 …

What happened when I gave up on writing

I’ve always been a writer. I’m a film archivist during the hours of 9 a.m to 6 p.m. on weekdays, but during all other hours I’m a writer. But this …

Paramount Pictures

I'm Not Religious, but My Son Asked Me for a Bible, and This is What I Said

It was during one of those long car rides to grandma's and grandpa's house. You know, the five hour one with 3 pee stops, an "I think I have to poop, mom," stop, a coffee for mom, stop and a happy meal stop. When I say it felt long, I mean that heavily. Very, very heavily.<p>So, it's not uncommon for …

Denny's

Top 10 Killer Words That Make Readers Switch Off

When you’re reading all day, every day, for work AND for pleasure you tend to notice how *certain things* slip by (maybe?) unchallenged, <i>even into</i> …

How Do I Choose Which Passion to Pursue?

<i>[Life 201 is a weekly advice column headed by pastor, counselor and RELEVANT Podcast member Eddie Kaufholz. Eddie answers questions and gives advice</i> …

Rules of Writing: How to Write Simple Dialogue

The following is a guest blog post from Eleanore D. Trupkiewicz, whose short story, “Poetry by Keats,” took home the grand prize in WD’s 14th Annual …

Focus on the Details

This column is by Charlie Ambler, Founder, Dailyzen I knowThe post Focus on the Details appeared first on iamwire.

Write First with a Pen

Write first with a pen. It’s too easy on the computer to change a word, then forget what it was. Also, don’t get too social. Write for whatever holy …

A Photographer Manipulates Light to Mimic the Magic of Reality

André Distel is a self-taught photographer using digital tools to match the perceptive power of the human eye.<p>The colorful coastline of the Cinque Terre in Italy, neon lights shining through the night in Singapore, and the rugged landscape of Iceland are just some of the landscapes photographer …

The Work Songs of Enslaved Africans Have Shaped American Culture

Jazz artist Jaimeo Brown breaks down the power of work songs, which have an influence that extends from the plantation to the trap.<p>In the process of developing the concept for the album <i>Work Songs</i>, I had a lot of time to reflect on how African American work songs have contributed to our contemporary …

Why I started writing down my accomplishments

Last Friday, I embarked on a difficult journey. I left everyone I love behind in New York, hopped on a plane for the very first time, moved across …

Los Angeles

17 Super Fun Photo Ideas For Bridesmaids With A Silly Side

They put the "party" in bridal party. 🎉👰🏻🎉<p>Pretty, poised wedding photos with your bridesmaids are necessary, of course. Just don't forget to make time for some silly shots, too!<p>Below, 17 bridal party photo ideas that will take your wedding game up a notch.

Once upon a time, poodles raced in the Iditarod. They weren’t half bad.

By Karin Brulliard<p>Karin Brulliard<p>Reporter and editor for Animalia<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Maybe it was his California upbringing. Perhaps it was his bent for seeing a joke in just about anything. For whatever reason, when Alaska transplant John Suter saw a miniature poodle eagerly running to keep up with …

Pets

In pictures: Passenger jet converted into luxury hotel in Costa Rica rainforest

These Beautiful Photos Show That It’s Possible To Find Hope In Tragedy

A powerful photo series from some of the worst humanitarian catastrophes around the world.<p>When Ibrahim and Hauna John got married in April in a Cameroon refugee camp it was a very happy ending to a harrowing journey. They had planned to wed in their village in northeast Nigeria, but when Boko Haram …

Watercolor Paintings Candidly Capture the Expressive Faces of India

Artist Rajkumar Sthabathy uses watercolors to capture the essence of India. Within his expressive paintings, Sthabathy depicts candid scenes witnessed on the streets of his homeland. There are the rickshaw drivers who make their way through crowded streets, vendors who work to sell their wares, and …

Street Photogrphy and Dealing With My First Confrontation

<i>This blog post was syndicated from Chris Gouge. It and the images here are used with permission.</i><p>I wrote in last weeks blog post about conquering …

Horchata Latte Recipe with Starbucks VIA® Instant Coffee

Our version of this traditional beverage is cool, creamy, and easy to make.<p>A popular tradition in Mexico and Spain, this beverage often features …

20 podcasts that will make you smarter

The past couple of years have been huge for podcasts.<p>Episodes of true-crime series "Serial" were downloaded more than 80 million times, President Barack Obama visited comedian Marc Maron's garage for his "WTF" podcast, and leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had a candid chat …

Hillary Clinton

50 Captivating Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The World

Gender should not be a factor in education.<p>Globally, <b>65 million girls</b> are not in school. Of the 774 million people who are illiterate around the world, <b>two-thirds are women</b>. There are <b>33 million fewer girls in primary school</b> than boys.<p>Why does this matter? Research shows that educating girls can save</i> …