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Books

How to Prepare Your Brain to Acquire a Permanent Performance Gain (In a few minutes)

How to prepare your brain to obtain a performance boost. Prime your brain to function much better than usual.

The Brain

Lightroom Tips for the Develop Module the Magic Alt Key

Lightroom Tips for the Develop Module - using the Alt (Option) key to get valuable feedback to help you process your images in Lightroom.

Tutorials

Tips for Better Portrait Photography

There are a few techniques that help with taking portraits, and I’m going to share some of those tips with you today. Lighting, composition, camera …

Landscape Photography

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Winter Wonderland - The Keys to Photographing Snow

Love it or hate, for those of us inhabiting the northern climes, winter is fast approaching. Some of us will pack away our cameras over the long …

Landscape Photography

Pack Your Bags, We're Going On A Photo Adventure

<b>Research:</b> Once you have settled on a target location (or locations!) the best thing to do is start researching the area extensively the best you can …

Landscape Photography

21 Majestic Photos of Lions

The mighty lion. It is ferocious, majestic, and powerful. It’s the king of the jungle for a good reason. Despite the high intimidation factor …

HDR Tutorial Part 3

Navigating the HDR Tutorial<p>You made it to page 3 of the Choose Your Own Adventure! You may go back to page 1 or page 2. You may be eaten by a …

HDR Tutorial Part 2

Navigating the HDR Tutorial<p>You are on page 2 of 3. You can go back to page 1 or jump to page 3.<p>What Photo Are We Working On Today?<p>I took this photo …

HDR Tutorial – How to Make Beautiful HDR Photos with Ease!

Free HDR Photography Tutorial<p>I wrote this HDR photography tutorial over 9 years ago and I update it about every few months. I recently rewrote it …

Painting with Light in the Landscape

Most of the articles I’ve written about light so far have explored the use of natural light. Painting with light in the landscape takes that idea …

Photography

Make Lightroom Faster by Using DNG

Tutorials

Keyword Hierarchies | Learn to Lightroom

Keywording.<p>Yech.<p>You might not have any need for keywording your photos (in which case, what are you doing here?) but if you use them commercially, …

Tutorials

These Are the Ways to put the WOW Factor into Your Portraits

Most photographers, at some point in their career, make a decision to begin photographing people. Your decision may be simply to include people in …

William Shakespeare

7 Creative Ideas to Spice Up Your Photography

Human beings are creatures of habit; we seek out patterns, we search for comfort and contentment, we settle into routines. These aren’t necessarily …

Landscape Photography

How to Get Amazing Images from Shadows (15 Awesome Examples)

Photographing shadows is often overlooked as a creative subject for our photography, and we can understand why. Any photographer, or photographic …

Landscape Photography

What Should I Do Next with My Life? New Ways to Define Success

<i>Wharton professor G. Richard Shell‘s new book,</i> Springboard: Launching Your Personal Search for Success<i>, encourages readers to embrace major</i> …

Self-improvement

How to Professionally Retouch Portraits in Lightroom

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop Collection v5. The …

Tutorials

How to Photograph a Spider's Web

One subject that presents photographers with wonderful opportunities but also a lot of challenges is the spider’s web. There’s something about their …

Digital Photography

Documentary Photography - Six Tips for Creating a Legacy

We’ve all gone through times in our lives where we’ve lost loved ones. As a portrait photographer I would get calls all the time for “Urgent” family …

Photography

Orange County Register

The Northwood High School student is alleged to have grabbed a woman as she was jogging.<p>Latest Headlines<p>Get the latest news delivered daily!<p>Follow …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

3 Ways to Guarantee Good Exposures

There is no excuse for coming home from a photo shoot to discover that your images are over or under exposed. Your camera’s light meter will guide …

Tutorials

Understanding Camera Lenses

Understanding camera lenses can help add more creative control to digital photography. Choosing the right lens for the task can become a complex …

Lesson 5 – Depth of Field

Depth of field - also sometimes known as depth of focus (although that does has a different technical meaning - some people use that term) - is an …

How To Take Ridiculously Unique Photos

by Steven McConnell How do you make your photography more meaningful, moving and unique? Lately, I’ve been fascinated with the idea that our …

Photography

Natural Light: Making the Most of Hard Light

In a previous article I explored ways of taking photos in soft light. Today, I’d like to look at the opposite of that, and discuss the idea of taking …

Natural Light