Cortney Reagan

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Why Centering Prayer Falls Short of True Intimacy With Christ

October marks the end of the Discalced Carmelite Order’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of St. Teresa of Ávila. St. Teresa is a …

A Prayer for My Son

<i>The following was inspired by Tina Fey's "The Mother's Prayer for Its Daughter"</i><p>First, Lord: Bend the brims of his ball caps and remove the stickers. Or, please, at least allow that silly trend to have passed by the time he can afford his own hats.<p>Let him sleep under a blanket of comic books with …

How Parents Make Things Worse For Struggling College Students

It’s a familiar, annual sight during the college orientations I run: at the snack break, a handful of sad looking students peel off from the crowd, …

On Killing the Ego

Dear friend,<p>I have a problem I need to share with you: I have a huge ego.<p>I love compliments, I love external validation, and I absolutely hate being …

Prayer that Pleases God: Advice from Teresa of Avila

The purpose of the newest book in the Navigating the Interior Life book series, <i>30 Days with Teresa of Avila</i>, is to reveal the unique personality, …

A Must read – Sophie Fontaine shoots film & breaks photography into just 4 disciplines

Her words are poetic and she shoots film, may sound a bit familiar but Sophie Fontaine shows us something dramatic and unexpected in her artworks. …

Street Photography

Why Having Your Portrait Made Is Important

My friend Matthew Simmons and I did recently did a photo shoot with an amazing little girl named Desi Robinson. After sending Renee, Desi’s mother, …

Using the Jesus Prayer, by Fr. Dn. Charles Joiner

“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner”<p>This prayer has the potential to transform your consciousness and bring you closer to God. …

The Real Meanings of Common Photographic Words and Expressions: Part II

Well now, it seems my little guide to common photographic expressions hit a chord with a few people. It’s great that people appreciated it and I …

Touching Photos of a Family’s Special Bond with the Magpie They Rescued

In late 2013, Australian photographer Cameron Bloom‘s family found an abandoned magpie chick on the ground in Newport, New South Wales. They took the …

Seascapes: Ocean Waves Photographed to Look Like Mountain Ranges

Many photographers capture close-up photos of ocean waves, but photographer Ray Collins has a portfolio of wave shots that stands out. His images of …

Studio Portraits of Owls That Capture Their Nobility and Personalities

For his projects <i>Affinity I</i> and <i>Affinity II</i>, Santa Fe, New Mexico-based photographer Brad Wilson captured beautiful studio portraits of all kinds of …

How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …

Want to Pitch a Photo Editor? Do This Before You Hit Send

Freelance photo editor and photographer Wendy George (pictured above) has been in the business for the past four years – two of which she spent as a …

Photography

Promo Piece: A Simple 36-Page Photo Magazine

Self promotion has been one of the most difficult things for me to overcome as a photographer. I constantly ask myself “Who cares?”, “Is this …

Walk Through a Wedding: 20 BTS Videos That Cover a Wedding from Start to Finish

Last year, lighting company Profoto teamed up with New England-based wedding photographers Justin and Mary Marantz to create a series of …

Photographer Shoots a Portrait of Every Book Reader Spotted on the Subway

“The Last Book” is an interesting series of images collected by Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen, who spent 13 weeks over 3 years scouring the …

Photography

Chart: The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People Throughout History

How does your daily schedule compare to the 24-hour routines of some of the most famous creative individuals throughout history? Podio created the …

Man who cut off his fingers builds 'Robohand'

<i>Vital Signs</i> is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world.<p><b>Gauteng, South Africa (CNN) —</b> "I was in a position to see exactly what happens in the human hand. I got the basics of what it's all about and thought yeah, I'll make my own."<p>Richard van As is recalling the moment …

Adventure Photographer Andy Mann On His Unconventional Journey Into the World of Photography

Adventure photographer Andy Mann’s journey into the world of photography has been unconventional in almost every regard. Without any formal training …

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

Gold Fever - Photographs and text by Heidi Woodman | LensCulture

Ghana has a rich history in gold. Its traditions in mining and trading gold are woven into the cultural, political and economic fabric of Ghanaian society. Indeed, one could say that the country was and is quite literally built on it.<p>Formerly called the “Gold Coast” under British colonial rule, …

Profit

National Geographic Photographer Cory Richards on Pushing the Boundaries of Adventure

Adventure photographer Cory Richards gave this inspiring talk earlier this year at National Geographic Live! He tells the story of his “lifelong …

Masai Warriors, Elephants and Giraffes All Made an Appearance at This Stunning Wedding in Kenya

Wedding photographer Jonas Peterson has captured dozens of beautiful weddings all over the world. But even with his impressive resume and archive of …

Young Self-Taught Photographer Captures Wanderers Against Magnificent Landscapes

Self-taught Canadian photographer Elizabeth Gadd described her photography niche better, perhaps, than anybody else when she said, “I, uh… shoot …

13 Photo Books for Your Stocking Stuffers

In the age of the iPad, there still is something glorious about a photo book. Here are a few of our favorites from 2014, so send Santa (or Hanukah …

Hardcore Athlete Portraits of Weightlifting Grandmas and Basketball Playing Grandpas

Advertising imagery for everything from basketball shoes to weightlifting attire usually features muscled athletes performing some amazing (if …

Documenting One of America’s Relics: The Rest Stop

Photographer Ryann Ford is on a mission to document a dying breed of architecture: the American roadside rest stop. Since more and more gas stations, …

Portraits of Time: Ancient Trees - Photographs and text by Beth Moon | LensCulture

“Portraits of Time” is a series of portraits of ancient trees from around the world that explores time and survival, celebrating the wonders of nature that have endured throughout the centuries. This fourteen-year project has taken me on an exhilarating journey to many parts of the United States, …