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The difference between intelligence and wisdom—and how to acquire both

It’s often been said that wisdom is the art of knowing that you are not wise.<p>The great philosopher Socrates famously denied being wise more than two thousand years ago, and since then, we have taken him at his word.<p>There is a truth there, but that definition isn’t very helpful. I mean, I’m all for …

Self-improvement

How to Edit Photos like Steve McCurry: The Art of Removing Distractions

We’ve got a fun article today in which we post-process <i>photojournalistic</i>-style photos and polish them in an <i>artistic</i> way. Much like Steve McCurry did …

Know How to Pose and Be a Better Photographer

In this video, Sorelle Amore gives tips on posing for photos by posing herself. She shows on camera what the various ways are to create angles, …

Frequently Asked Questions About Long Exposure Photography and Their Answers

There’s no doubt that Long Exposure Photography is a popular technique amongst you; it’s the subject of our best-selling eBook, it’s the subject of …

A Beginner's Look at Using Filters to Get the Exact Landscape Image You Want

If you're new to landscape photography, you may be wondering about filters and their best uses. This great video will give you a look at shooting a …

Watch a Photographer's Photoshop and Lightroom Portrait Editing Workflow

Post production has been a significant part of photography ever since the beginning of the medium. Back before digital, it was all about how you …

9 Composition Tips for Shooting Good Landscape Photos

Photographer Toma Bonciu (AKA Photo Tom) made this 10-minute video with 9 composition tips and rules you can use to shoot more effective landscape …

Want a Simple Technique to Really Strengthen Your Compositions? Use Leading Lines

You might have heard people talk about using leading lines to really improve your composition, but how exactly do you use them, and how do you find …

Here’s a Simple Explainer on How to Use the Powerful Curves Adjustment in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Curves might be one of the most important yet most misunderstood adjustment tools in all of Photoshop. Because Curves is so key to tweaking the tones …

Daytime Long Exposure? Not a Problem

If you've never played around with long exposure photography before, do yourself a favor and give it a try. If it's daylight, don't freak out, it's …

Seven Ways to Use Composition to Separate Yourself From the Crowd

When it comes to landscape, travel, and outdoor photography it has become relatively easy to see an amazingly beautiful photo taken in a specific …

Photography

How to Use Long Exposures to Up Your Photography Game

If you’ve been itching to try your hand at daytime long exposure photography but aren’t sure how to jump in, here’s a great simple and …

Photography

What Aperture Should You Use?

One of the primary questions that beginner photographers have about aperture is simply what aperture to use.And while there are often choruses of …

Give Your Images the Cinematic Look in Just Two Minutes

I find cinematic images to be particularly memorable. I'm sure there's some color theory and psychology behind that but ain't nobody got time for …

Photography

Enhance the Eyes of Your Subject in Seconds Using This Photoshop Technique

The character of your portraits is conveyed by many different elements, but a crucial one is the eyes of your subject. In this short tutorial, I’ll …

Five Guides To Improve Your Landscape Photos

The American Landscape 2017 Grand Prize Winner, “Kofa Mountains at Dawn” by Long Nguyen.What makes a "winning" landscape photo for contests like The …

50 Books from the Past 50 Years Everyone Should Read at Least Once

Challenge accepted.<p>Fifty contemporary classics everyone should read at least once—only 50? There are hundreds we could include, and if we did, this …

Want to Shoot Video? Check Out the Best Camera Settings to Make a Cinematic Video

So you're interested in filming video with your DSLR. I don't blame you, I 100 percent prefer to shoot video over stills. I came across this super …

Six ways to stop wasting time in office meetings

In a business world where time is as precious a resource as money, an enormous amount of it is wasted in meetings.<p>Senior executives now spend the equivalent of two days a week in meetings, and the average organization spends 15% of its collective time in meetings, according to Michael Mankins and …

Time Management

The 18 Best Nonfiction Books Of 2016

These are the essay collections, memoirs, and nonfiction reads that we absolutely loved in 2016. (Ranked in no particular order.)

This is How You Stop Taking Bad Landscape Photos

It doesn’t matter if you’re picking up a camera for the first time or if you’ve been at it for decades - sometimes the photos you take are just plain …

How to Spend 5 Minutes in the Morning to Supercharge Your Whole Day

These activities offer an outsize impact with a short time investment.<p>Which investment would you take, one that costs a dollar and returns 100, or one that costs 20 and returns 25? This problem isn't a head scratcher. We all instantly recognize that the 100X payoff is the better bet. But when it …

personalimprovement

Open Source And low Cost Photo Editing Software

What better way to celebrate world photo day and the invention of photography than with a post on alternative photo editing software? Total …

The 7 Best Books of August

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The Definition of Happiness Changes as You Age, According to Science

The definition of happiness shifts radically but predictably with age, research shows.<p>Type a simple search into Google and you will bombarded by tips on how to be happy. You could spend weeks if not years reading all that advice on boosting well being.<p>Many of these articles are valuable, but most …

Happiness

Time To Stop Procrastination -- 6 Ways To Beat It

We all are guilty of procrastination from time to time, putting off those important tasks and saying 'oh, I'll do it tomorrow." For many of us though, tomorrow never comes. So how do we defeat procrastination?<p>Photo by chris riebschlager<p><b>1. Planning</b><p>We can't work all the time, but then again we can't …

Histograms Explained in 60 Seconds

While histograms can be found in both editing programs and camera functions alike, it’s surprising how one of the most valuable tools we have at our …

Tutorials

How to use curves to fix any colour problem!

I had to shoot in an environment without HSS (Didn’t have my Citi600 with me) and I didn’t have my Hoya ND16 filter with me either. Which meant that …