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9 fab empowering TED talks that will zoom you towards SUCCESS

Want to find out how successful people become successful? Actually, they share common qualities that have allowed them to do well in their particular …

Adobe’s New App, Adobe Post, Lets Anyone Create Professional Graphics

Adobe unveiled a new social graphics app today called Adobe Post, which now joins an expanding suite of applications aimed at encouraging mobile creativity, including Adobe Slate, Adobe Voice, and several others. However, unlike many apps in Adobe’s lineup, Post is not only targeted at …

How to Improve Your Relationships With Mindfulness

"Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay." -- Dalai Lama<p>Do you have trouble understanding relationships? If so, then you're not alone. Relationships can be one of the most difficult challenges of the human existence. Whether they are relationships with family …

15 Thoughts That Will Lead You To Success

Success is a very complex phenomenon that cannot be summed up in a few sentences. <i>To achieve success you must strive very hard to meet your goals</i>, and …

Steps for Getting Started in the Lightroom Develop Module

If you have read my earlier articles about Lightroom you will already understand how it differs from Photoshop and how it uses a database to organize …

Tutorials

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons …

Self-improvement

6 Powerful Ways to Become More Persistent (And Never Quit Again)

Most of us are great at setting goals, but not at achieving them.Whether it’s starting a new business, learning a new language, or mastering an …

Self-improvement

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Happiness

Forget Brain Workouts—Chanting Mantras Takes Half the Time and Is More Effective

I read some disquieting news recently. Apparently, science isn’t sure that brain workouts work. This bothers me because it means that I will have to …

You're Probably Not Using This Feature of Adobe Lightroom

If you’re a reader of this site, we’re very positive that you’re using Adobe Lightroom to edit your images. Overall, it’s an industry standard–and we …

Tips for Optimizing Photoshop Performance on Your Computer

Have you ever wondered if you were getting the best performance out of Adobe’s Photoshop Creative Cloud? Depending on your particular workflow and …

How to Setup a Fast and Flexible Library with Smart Previews in Adobe Lightroom

In this tutorial you'll learn how to set up a fast and powerful picture libary with Smart Previews in Adobe Lightroom that gives you access to your …

Lightroom

How to give your art a photoreal cinematic look

There are lots of tricks you can use to make an image feel more cinematic or photoreal, but the most important one of all is lighting. Try to develop …

How To Easily Get a Cinematic Look From Your dSLR Video

Achieving a “film look” is something that most aspiring filmmakers strive to accomplish. We always want our work to appear as masterpieces, but …

Getting More Lifelike Color in Adobe Lightroom

<i>Want more Useful photography tips? Click here!</i><p>Creating more lifelike colors in Adobe Lightroom is really, really simple once you identify and pay …

This No-Gym Workout Gets the Job Done in 10 Minutes

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Wisdom in the Age of Information and the Importance of Storytelling in Making Sense of the World: An Animated Essay

For my part in the 2014 Future of Storytelling Summit, I had the pleasure of collaborating with animator Drew Christie — the talent behind that wonderful short film about Mark Twain and the myth of originality — on an animated essay that I wrote and narrated, exploring a subject close to my heart …

Behold The Tent Of The Future! Collects Solar Energy, Rainwater, And Folds Up For Easy Travel

When people are asked what type of people are part of the green community, most have a stereotypical view of hippies that live off the grid. In …

Off-grid

Lytro's Illum update transforms its light field camera into a VR content creator

Lytro has released a massive update to its Illum light-field camera — a combination firmware and desktop upgrade that positions the camera as a content creator for virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard.<p>Light field cameras capture different data and …

Augmented Reality

Printing stickers with Polaroid's Zip Instant Photoprinter is too much fun

Polaroid Zip Instant Photoprinter review<p>Portable sticker pic printer<p>Smartphone-connected<p>Pocket-friendly<p>One-hour photo<p>50 cents a shot<p>Fast …

How to Shoot and Process a Time Lapse Movie - Quick Method

The other day I was in the city and I was watching the clouds because they were moving so fast. It was a sign that bad weather was on the way, but I …

Time-lapse Photography

5 Little Known Lightroom Tools That Will Make Your Photos Better

The topic of post-processing isn’t an uncommon one here at Light Stalking, and readers are treated to a relatively wide range of processing-related …

How to make money on Instagram

Although these are not directly clickable links within Instagram, using these techniques can help guide interested consumers to find your products or services. You’re trying to create an experience that gives your audience an easy path to make a purchase. Use caution if including a call to action …