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14 Lightroom Tricks You NEED to Know

Photographer and filmmaker Evan 5ps gives you 14 Lightroom Tricks he USES EVERYDAY to speed up your workflow.

A Stoic’s Key to Peace of Mind: Seneca on the Antidote to Anxiety

“There are more things … likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality.”<p><i>“The truth is, we know so little about life, we don’t really know what the good news is and what the bad news is,”</i> Kurt Vonnegut observed in discussing Hamlet during his …

5 cheap (or free) ways to go on a meditation retreat

If the thing preventing you from packing up your comfiest leggings and going on a meditation retreat is the price tag, before you resign yourself to …

Meditation

Rockstar meditation teacher Biet Simkin wants to help you find the *real* you

If you’ve ever gone to a group meditation class, you may notice that most people are quiet, settling into their own minds, bodies, and spirits in …

Meditation

A Beginner’s Guide to Adobe Lightroom: Part 3

Do you know what keywords are and the best way to add them to your photos? What about what options to select when you are exporting your images? Have …

An Entire Basic Photography Course in an Infographic

We live in an era where learning things has become a lot easier, including photography. On top of courses and modules that you can enroll in, there …

Your Lungs, Butt, Legs, and Arms Will Be on Fire After This 10-Minute Workout

If something is important to you, you'll make time, right? But maybe you really <i>don't</i> have time to exercise. Maybe you have a full-time job, a family, a dog, a house to clean, 12 loads of laundry to get done, grocery shopping to finish, and a million other things to do that barely leave you three …

Once A Witch, Always A Witch: Remembering Reincarnation

A lot of us who practice witchcraft have little things that we’ve done as children that were seemingly magickal without realization. Though …

Meditation truck offers moment of zen in heart of New York City

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Certified meditation teacher Kristin Westbrook offered guided meditation sessions inside of her converted RV truck on Wednesday in midtown Manhattan and encouraged frazzled passersby to join her for a 10-minute mental break.<p>Leaned up against her vehicle, which was parked around …

The Sunny F/16 Rule - Digital Photo Magazine

What’s the correct exposure on a normal sunny day? There’s a formula to answer that, don’t you know? The correct answer is a shutter speed of 1/ISO …

Lightroom Tips: Here’s How to Colorize B&W Photos and Create Interesting Effects (VIDEO)

A couple days ago we featured a Photoshop tutorial on how to make dramatic B&W conversions from color photographs. Today’s lesson takes the reverse …

The best mental strategies to power through pain

Your quads scream as you power uphill during a Tough Mudder. Your traps quiver in the last minute of today’s AMRAP. You deadlift to the point of …

10 Tips on How to Get Your Photography Exhibited

Want to see your photos exhibited in a real-life gallery or show? Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter has 10 great tips on how to make that</b> …

Suspended – Medium

3 Toxic Behaviors that Drain Your Mental Energy

Let me share three quick stories and some life-changing lessons with you…• “On my nursing shift at the hospital this evening, I was forced into a …

Leukemia

Kettlebell Workout: Cycle 3, Week 6, Day 1

<b>Welcome to the Kettlebell workout from coach Dini Leopoldo.</b> Two new workouts are posted each week - on Tuesday and Thursday - and can be done on any …

Avoid “Dirty” Photos with This Simple 3-Step Process for Cleaning Your Camera’s Sensor (VIDEO)

Dirty camera sensors are a common source of degraded image quality, resulting in tedious post-processing work to clean up the photograph. This …

Photography

7 Lightroom Tricks and Shortcuts from Landscape Photographer Toma Abonciu (VIDEO)

Yesterday we shared a Lightroom video demonstrating why one top pro insists, ”Every photographer should be using Lightroom.” Today, in the tutorial …

Tutorials

Suspended – Medium

How can I get sharp focus every time?

<i>“I’ve noticed that when I look at some of my photos, they seem to be in focus – but when I zoom in to take a closer look, they aren’t. What can I do?”</i><p>…

Landscape Photography

This Website Reveals How JPEG Photos Were Edited in Lightroom

As photographers, we’re always interested in how other people edit their photos to achieve a certain look. Pixel Peeper is a new website that can …

15-Minute Beginner Low-Impact Cardio

You can burn serious calories without all that jumping around. We don't have anything against bouncing, but sometimes you want to give your joints a rest, and with this low-pact workout, you can. We give you 15 minutes of heart-thumping cardio, no equipment or jumping required. Press play and get …

Health

3 Lightroom Tool Tips for Beginners

Lightroom is not only great for organizing and cataloging all your pictures in an easy and clear way, but it is also full of helpful tools that can …

Everything You Need to Know About ISO (VIDEO)

Vincent Ledvina is an independent filmmaker specializing in animation, and he combines these skills to release short monthly videos on basic …

Better Editing Pacing: Keep It Interesting

Tips on how to improve the pace and rhythm of your edit to keep things interesting.<p><b>Text, image and video Brandon Li</b>

30 Photoshop Techniques Every Photographer Should Know

If you're working as a photographer or retoucher, there are certain Photoshop techniques you just have to know. This amazing set of tutorials walks …