Abigail Wiriaatmadja

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15 ways to drown out the negative voice in your head that is keeping you from being successful

The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering — that is, until your mind starts to wander.<p>Any time you've thought about making a change or pursuing a passion, you've probably dwelled more on your present state than your potential.<p>Or once you got started, minor …

Self-help

Why smart people don't multitask

You may have heard that multitasking is bad for you, but studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Every time you …

Why Explaining & Reexplaining Disrespect Is Like Saying "I'm open to negotiating on my boundaries"

It’s natural when you have a disagreement with someone or they or you do something that gets misinterpreted to explain and discuss what has happened. …

World’s Saddest Polar Bear Dies After 22 Years In Concrete Pit

Arturo, the only captive polar bear in Argentina, died of complications from old age on July 3 at the Mendoza Zoological Park. He was 30 years …

Creating a Soft Window Light for Food Photography

Finding the best quality of light is most of our job as photographers, and a great place to start looking is window light, especially north-facing …

Why Professional Photographers Are So Expensive?

Photo: Olli Henze via Flickr // CC BY-ND 2.0<p>Every professional photographer has at some point heard at least one of these responses to their price …

How To Correct an Image That Has Mixed Light

SLR Lounge founding partner, photographer, and retoucher, Pye Jirsa, walks us through a quick Lightroom tutorial on how to adjust a photo that has …

Two Liquids Are Surprisingly Good for Gut Bacteria

A new study says that coffee and wine add microbial diversity to our bodies, which defends against disease. Who knew?<p>Some foods have always been …

Top 20 Destination Wedding Photographers

Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular, with couples opting to tie the knot at an exotic location with a small group of friends and …

Building A Destination Wedding Photography Business

There seems to be a mystery around a travel and destination wedding photographer. How do you break into that market and how do you afford it? While …

Self-Publishing Joys and Headaches

Self-Publishing: Joys and Headaches Reva Nelson is the copy editor for The Luminous Landscape website. This is her experience with Amazon’s …

Writing

The Introvert’s Guide To Painless Personal Branding

If you prefer to keep to yourself, the idea of marketing yourself can feel really uncomfortable. But it’s still possible. Here’s how.<p>Hi, my name is Claire, and I’m an introvert. Despite being passionate about marketing and loving the challenge of telling other people’s stories, I struggle with the …