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A Daughter Pays Homage to Her Parents With an Intimate Look at Love and Loss

<i>Nancy Borowick is the winner of “Assignment: The Story Behind the Photographs,” a photography contest hosted by Visura, a networking platform for photography and media and judged by National Geographic Proof editors.</i><p>One can only truly understand and appreciate life when faced with one’s own …

How to Follow Your Intuition

Intuition is "knowing" something without being able to explain how you came to that conclusion rationally.[1] It's that mysterious "gut feeling" or …

Self-help

How to Make Hot Cocoa

Community Tested<p>Hot cocoa is a rich, delicious treat that is sure to warm you up during the winter months! Hot cocoa is different from hot chocolate …

Sky Photography Tips and Techniques

How many beautiful nature pictures have we all seen with little or none of the sky-scape? You may think of the sky as only some unavoidable …

Understanding Exposure Value in Photography

Before explaining <i>Exposure Value</i> (EV for short), it helps to know what <b>Light Value</b> (LV, for short) means. When you find something (whether it’s a …

How to Be Smart

Intelligence isn't just something you're born with; you can make yourself smarter with a little bit of hard work! To be smart, exercise your brain …

How to Become a Professional Photographer

Professional photography is an excellent career choice for anyone who wants to get paid for using their creative talents. It's one of the few fields …

How to Be a Good Father

Nobody said being a good father was easy. No matter what age your child is or how many children you have, you have to know that a father's work is …

How to Be a Good Leader

Good leaders must be good role models, knowledgeable in their fields, and worthy of respect. There are many ways to lead, whether it's by taking on a …

How to Become an Event Planner

Want to be part of a worldwide, $500-billion industry? [1] If you’re great with people, detail-oriented, budget-conscious and creative, you might …

How to Play the Ukulele

The ukulele is a Hawaiian instrument with a carefree, jaunty sound. Its small size offers an ease of portability and gives players of all ages the …

How to Oil Paint

Do you want to paint beautiful, expressive paintings with oils? Here are some basics to guide you into the wonderful world of oil paints. Once you've …

How to Find Your Passion

Your passion is the reason you wake up in the morning, and just the thought of it can keep you up late with excitement. Passion can also be a quieter …

How to Make Homemade Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is the perfect beverage for a snowy winter’s day, or a wonderful treat that can fill your mouth with chocolaty goodness during any time …

How to Be Yourself

"Be yourself" is quite possibly the most commonly used phrase in the history of individualist-based advice. Be yourself. It's such a vague adage. …

How to Photograph a Parade

1<p><b>Check that you have everything you need before leaving.</b> You will take many photos and the last worry you need is to discover the memory card is full …

How to Take Better Photographs

Some people think that great photography requires an expensive camera, but good technique is more important than expensive equipment. If you are …

How to Photograph Panoramas

1<p><b>Pick what you're photographing.</b> Choose your scene and decide what type of panorama you are going to be photographing. Distant scenes such as …

How to Take Great HDR Photography

HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography is one of the more exciting techniques in the world of digital photography. HDR is essentially a number of …

10 Ways to Improve Your Photography in 30 Days

Improvement in any area requires a plan and some action. If you would like to improve the results that you get from your own photography there are …