Brenda Couture

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Morning Glory Oats

I’ve been battling a cold for the last few days and I must say… I’m a complete baby. It’s ridiculous that a little fever and a stuffed nose have me …

5 Speed Workouts Every New Runner Should Try

Adding a structured workout into your running routine will make you faster.<p>When you’re first getting moving, it’s important to just focus on getting into the exercise habit; making your run or walk a regular part of each day, finding times and places to exercise that feel convenient and …

Marathons

Beyond the Oval

Get all the benefits of running fast without ever stepping foot on a track.<p>Whether you welcome it or dread it, speedwork does a runner's body good. "More than any other type of training, speedwork is the most effective at building your fitness because it really pushes you out of your comfort zone," …

Try Israeli Couscous Before Your Next Long Run

Fuel up with this tasty dish from New York City runner-chef Marc Murphy.<p>New York City chef Marc Murphy is having a big week. This Monday, he opened a new restaurant: Kingside, in the Viceroy New York hotel on West 57th Street. And this coming Sunday in Central Park, less than a mile away from …

Recipes

Why Stair-Climbing is Good for Runners

The plyometric motion strengthens your muscles, heart, and lungs for better running.<p>If you borrow one element (besides running) from Rocky Balboa’s training regimen, make it stair-climbing. The plyometric motion strengthens the same muscles as lunges and squats, and taxes your lungs and heart as …

Marathons

Stay Injury-Free on the Treadmill

Be fit and healthy when running indoors this winter.<p>Tera Moody, 34, is coming off one of the strongest years of her racing career. In 2013, she set personal bests in the 8-K, 10-mile, and 25-K distances and tied her 5-K PR. Her secret weapon: the treadmill.<p>"It's been absolutely huge," says Moody, a …

Marathons

12 New Year’s Resolutions You Can Start Right Now

Lose weight, run your first race, stay consistent: Here’s how to get started right now on your big goals for the new year.<p>1 of 12<p><b>Resolution 1: Start Running Regularly</b><p>Plug four or five 15- to 20-minute runs (or walks, if you’re not currently exercising) into your schedule for the week—that’s enough …

Fitness

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Runners and Eaters

Simple habits of a healthy life.<p>People who take up running (and stick to it) and people who lose pounds (and keep them off) have habits in common. Here they are:<p><b>1. Create a support network.</b><p>Make friends to meet for workouts, share victories with, and comfort through setbacks and bad races. A …

Fitness

One of our favorite winter motivational photos that never fails to get us up and moving! http://t.co/ySCznqXWPF

What Time of Day to Work Out?

Morning, noon or night? There are challenges - and good reasons - for each.<p>What's the best time of day to work out? That's easy. The best time of day to work out is whatever time of day you're most likely to actually get it done!<p>Whether you’re a morning person, a night owl, or someone who looks …

Fitness

Why Using A Camera Sling Is Common Sense | The Yeti Review

Shooting events is like running a marathon, it often feels like it's never ending. At the end of the day you are sore, dirty, and you may have …

Getting off Auto - Manual, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes explained

You may have heard that once you get a DSLR you need to learn to shoot in manual and only ever use that mode. That if you are using the Aperture or …

Cameras

How to Take Sunset Photos Like a Professional

Sunsets are one of the most photographed subjects on the planet, and for good reason. But because they're so photographed (and now, uploaded to …

Why Lower End Zoom Lenses Make Great Doorstops

In this posting written a while back, I’m constantly asked about my opinions on lenses like an 18-135mm, 18-200mmand others. And in general, I give …

How to Make Sure You are Using Image Stabilization Correctly

A good photo isn’t automatic. It doesn’t matter how new or expensive your camera is; good shots don’t just happen because you press the shutter. …

Starting Out as a Wedding Photographer

There has been such a huge influx of people wanting to make a living through wedding photography these days that I almost get as many enquiries from …

Photography

Digital Photographer

5 Adorable Pet Photos [and How to Make your Shots even Cuter]

A guest post by by Erin McNulty – Pet Photographer and author of Snapn Paws. Want to get photos of your pet that will make everyone say “aaawwww”? …

Subject Placement Tips in Photography

This should be one of the most obvious things in an image yet many people have absolutely no idea as to where it should go. Most people take their …

Natural Light Photography Tips

Natural lighting in photos can give off a pure vibe that artificial lighting often has trouble providing for you. There are several techniques you …

29 Popular DSLR Lenses Among Our Readers

4 Tips for a Perfect White Background in High Key Photography

4 Tips for a Perfect White Background in High Key Photography author Tony Northrup shows us some tips for making that white background, white!

Photography

Digital Photographer

Adding Tone and Contrast to a Single Image

I’m a big fan of details… I often like my images to feel a bit “gritty” and “deep.” Sure, it doesn’t work for every subject, but there are plenty …

Business Tips From a Successful Wedding Photographer

If you’re trying to get into the world of wedding photography, you’ll soon learn that there’s more to it than showing up at the ceremony with a …

Weddings

5 Good Photography Habits You Want to Start Today

5 Good Photography Habits to Start Today - shoot daily, take notes, look at photos, back up, and more! Take your photography up a level with these …