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Here's Why You Can't Stay Focused

Regaining focus isn't about willpower. It's about deconstructing the modern life habits that obstruct your enjoying it again.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“<i>I just can’t seem to stay focused.</i>” This is the most popular phrase from my coaching clients and readers. They …

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Digital Photography

Digital Photography

An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, …

Speed Up Lightroom | Important LR Performance News Flew Under Radar Amidst The Lightroom & Apple TV Fuss

Like so many sneaky pieces of legislation, something important has gone in under radar in the recent Lightroom update. While everyone and their …

Dinner Tonight: Chickpea Stew with Saffron, Yogurt, and Garlic

One of the best parts about spring is how the light changes. Even if it's still too cool to bare your ankles, the light is buttery and soft and long-shadowed.<p>This Genius soup—Heidi Swanson's Chickpea Stew with Saffron, Yogurt, and Garlic—is a bit like that. It's the warmest, gentlest yellow (thanks …

Yogurt

Best travel photos of 2015 | CNN Travel

Travel

How to Turn a Shoebox into Storage You Won't Be Ashamed Of

<i>Laura Kaesshaefer shows how a humble shoebox, clad in thick, colored paper, morphs into an expensive-looking presentation box for tucking away clutter.</i><p>Some of us are pile-people, not file-people. Because of this, long ago I opted for embracing my "organized piles" by stashing them in sturdy, …

Crafting

Become A Better Photographer In Your Spare Time With These 5 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Most of us probably have full time jobs that don't allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we'd like. And, wouldn't …

Convicted Baltimore murderer in 'Serial' podcast seeks hearing | Reuters

(Reuters) - A lawyer for a Baltimore man whose conviction for murder was called into question by the 2014 “Serial” podcast asked a court on Tuesday to reopen proceedings so an alibi witness can testify for him.<p>The Maryland Court of Special Appeals last month allowed the convict, Adnan Syed, to call …

Crime

Why This Photographer Thinks You Should Watermark Your Photographs

The majority of photographers don’t like watermarking their images. Why mar the perfect balance of your picture with a distracting logo, right? …

Close-Up and Macro Photography Tips

If there’s one thing I like about macro and close-up photography, it’s that no matter where you are right this moment, there is a fascinating subject …

10 Quick Lightroom Tips and Shortcuts

Lightroom is a powerful and complex program. It’s great to have shortcuts and fast ways to do things you do often. Here are ten Lightroom tips to …

Fascinating Photos of Reindeer People Living in Mongolia

After living in Nepal and exploring Tibet and the Himalayas for more than a decade, photographer Hamid Sardar-Afkhami decided he would travel to outer Mongolia to document the nomadic tribes and their unique way of life. A scholar of Tibetan and Mongol languages who received his Ph.D. from Harvard …

Reindeer

How to Create Duotones and Split Tones in Lightroom

Before we go anywhere, we should discuss exactly what a duotone is. It has its genesis in the printing world where, to save on color printing costs, …

Tutorials

Convert Your Color Photos to Black & White in Lightroom Using These 4 Quick Methods

Converting color images to black & white is easy. All it usually takes is a click but when done mindfully, it can take an image from average to …

How to Organize Your Photos with Lightroom So You Can Always Find Them Quickly

The introduction of Lightroom and Apple’s rival Aperture, heralded a new era in digital asset management for photographers. Initially aimed and …

5 Underused Lightroom Tools That You Should Use More Often

Adobe’s Lightroom has become one of the best editing and image management options for enthusiast and professional photographers alike. In its most …

A guide to the eateries of Spain

Restaurants have been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. Indeed Spain is home to the oldest surviving restaurant in the world. According to the Guinness book that would be Sobrino de Botín (established 1725) just off Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Botín is merely the oldest and you’ll find many other …

Barcelona

The Maine of Spain

You’ve never heard of my favorite place in Spain. It’s not stylish Barcelona, foodie San Sebastian, or picturesque Mallorca. But <b>La Coruña</b> is just as unique.<p>I’ve been returning to the small capital city of Galicia — the northwestern corner of Spain that sits atop Portugal like a cap — for 12 years …

Being Gullah or Geechee, Once Looked Down On, Now a Treasured Heritage

The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor links historic African-American communities in four southern coastal states.<p>Emory Campbell remembers growing up Gullah on Hilton Head Island, before the golf courses and the resorts. He remembers hunting in the forests and roaming free in the marshes. …

Is Program Mode For Idiots?

If you've been involved in photography for any length of time at all, you'll most likely recognize this scenario – You and a bunch of your …

Photography

How to Build Your Momentum and Use it to Accomplish Your Photographic Goals

Most people who are successful at whatever they do, are good at goals. Setting them and meeting them. The more frequently and quickly that happens, …

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

Chowing Down On Meat, Dairy Alters Gut Bacteria A Lot, And Quickly

Looks like Harvard University scientists have given us another reason to walk past the cheese platter at holiday parties and reach for the carrot sticks instead: Your gut bacteria will thank you.<p>Switching to a diet packed with meat and cheese — and very few carbohydrates — alters the trillions of …

8 Ways You're Overdoing Diet and Exercise

It's hard not to get excited when you finally make the decision to get in shape. And who wouldn't be tempted to speed things up with an extra workout …

5 Yoga Fixes For Bad Posture

Prevent or correct a hunched back with these beginner yoga moves.

For Bioethicist With Ailing Spouse, End-Of-Life Issues Hit Home

After writing books and essays about end-of-life issues, and advocating for the right to die, bioethicist Margaret Battin is wrestling with the issue in her own family. Her husband, Brooke Hopkins, an English professor at the University of Utah, where she also teaches, broke his neck in a bicycle …