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How to do Great Photography Even When Your Surroundings are Boring

I have always been fascinated with great photography taken in areas that people might commonly refer to as ‘boring.’ I use the word boring because …

Digital Photography

Tips for Using ISO Settings in Photography

When you as a photographer—amateur or professional, analog or digital–practice your craft or hobby, you will at one time or another become acquainted …

Does newer, more expensive necessarily mean better? What makes a "good" lens mechnically and optically? More of an intro piece than advanced discussion.

<i>Last updated on June 27, 2012</i><p>Introduction<p>In this article, we'll take a look at what makes a "good" lens and the various aspects one must look at when …

5 No-Nonsense Ways to Keep Your Photos Sharp

Modern DSLR cameras can produce very sharp images with plenty of detail. However, the chief limiting factor to the sharpness of an image is the …

How Your Thoughts Create Your Brain | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Of course you know that your thoughts are generated by your brain. But you may not have considered that in many very real ways, your thoughts <i>create</i> …

4 Ways to Have a Stress Free Day | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We all go through our ups and downs during the course of the day but over the last few years it feels as though our lives have turned upside down. …

Self-help

The Myths of Meditation | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When we look at the peaceful monks sitting in meditation we likely have some interesting opinions about what it is that they are actually doing. We …

Tales of travel and eating... testing myself at the extremes

I'm taking a break from flogging my upcoming book release this week, but don't worry! More flogging to come!<p>I knew this was going to be a pretty …