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Photo basics: introduction to exposure

Now Playing: Watch this: Photo basics: introduction to exposure<p>1:24<p><b>Just starting out with photography? Learn the basics of your camera with the</b> …

Tips for Using Patterns in Photography

Patterns are basically just repeated shapes, objects or colors either ordered in precise formations or just random designs scattered across a scene. …

37 Amazing and Useful Photography Links

It's been a very exciting week in the world of photography with many talented artists producing and sharing some truly incredible pieces. Toad Hollow …

Landscape Photography

10 Great Spots For A Ghostly Encounter

With Halloween on the horizon, how about a seasonal getaway where you'll have a good chance of seeing something plenty more freaky than fall foliage? Consider these spooky spots around the world, where the eerie encounters that have reportedly taken place include full-bodied apparitions of former …

How to Be a Social Introvert

As an introvert, your instincts don’t push you to be more social, they instead push you to do your own things, by yourself. At the same time, you …

Personal Evolution Versus Personal Growth

We hear the term personal growth a lot. I prefer the term personal evolution. The difference may be just semantics to some, but I see a distinction …

Sunday Inspirational Video - Neil Gaiman Speech

Today I awoke at 5am, usual time, and started going through my routine of writing then checking my emails. However, today I came across a video on …

5 Little Tricks to Successfully Face Challenges in Life

Admit it – you’ve wondered.<p>You are working and working and working leading forward to your major life goals, but you’re just not getting there. Also, …

6 Easy Steps to Falling Asleep Fast - PsyBlog

Psychological research over three decades demonstrates the power of Stimulus Control Therapy.<p>Can’t get a good night’s sleep? You’re not alone. In …

10 Psychological Effects of Nonsexual Touch - PsyBlog

A simple (nonsexual) touch can increase compliance, helping behaviour, attraction, and signal power.<p>To get around in the world, we mainly rely on our …

Anchoring Effect: How The Mind is Biased by First Impressions

The anchoring effect illuminates how we negotiate, predict our emotions, agree a price and much more…<p>To illustrate the anchoring effect, let’s say I …

9 Ways The Mind Resists Persuasion and How To Sustain or Overcome Them - PsyBlog

• Next article in this series: How To Make Persuasive Eye Contact<p>Persuasion is about far more than just argument and counter-argument.<p>What runs …

The First 90 Days: Your Road Map For Success at a New Job

Transitioning to a new job is not easy; it can be overwhelming to learn your role, create new relationships, assimilate into the culture, and impress …

Are You (Subconsciously) Afraid of Success?

Have you ever found yourself on the verge of a big success, and noticed things starting to go wrong? It begins with a feeling of agitation. The …

The 5 Most Dangerous Creativity Killers

When it comes to doing creative work, it’s important to not only look for ways to let our creativity thrive, but to also be mindful of insidious …

Creativity

Victim No More: How to Stop Self-Sabotaging

Sometimes, it makes sense to quit a creative project, but other times, that’s not an option. Maybe you need to turn in your thesis to complete your …

Employment

The Key to Getting Motivated: Give Up

No matter how fulfilling your work, there’ll be days when you just can’t summon any enthusiasm for it. What makes the experience of undermotivation …

The Abstraction Method of Problem Solving

Everyone has heard the phrase, “losing sight of the forest for the trees.” The idea behind this metaphor is that when you are too close to something, …

The Creative Benefits of Split Personalities

In his wildly popular 2006 TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson defined creativity as “the process of having original ideas that have value.” Aside from being …

The Joy of Creative Ignorance: Embracing Uncertainty In Your Day-to-Day

I was struck recently by a comment on my site:<p>“There is really no prescription for creative work, I heard a writer say the other day that he sits …

From skulls to sewers: the darker side of Paris

Paris basks in its reputation as a glittering capital of fashion, art and culture – but it also has the power to bewitch visitors with more macabre sights.<p>Peer behind the glamour of the French capital to discover the best of its underground wonders and grisly history.<p>Les Catacombes<p>Beneath Paris’ …

Tokyo on a budget: tips for making your yen go further

You don’t have to live off vending-machine coffee and rice to experience the grandeur and excitement of Japan’s singular capital. Here are our tips for doing Tokyo a budget.<p>Finding a place to stay<p>Shop around online months ahead for Tokyo accommodation, as rates can fluctuate dramatically. The best …

Rethinking The Stress Mindset: Can You Find The Upside of Pressure? - PsyBlog

• Next article in this series: Can Everyday Hassles Make You Depressed?<p>• Previous article: 6 Easy Steps to Falling Asleep Fast<p>Is it true that what …

Hemingway on Writing, Knowledge, and the Dangers of Ego

<i>“Writing, at its best, is a lonely life,”</i> <b>Hemingway</b> proclaimed in his short and memorable 1954 Nobel acceptance speech. In <b>Death in the Afternoon</b> (<i>public library</i>) — Hemingway’s exquisite 1932 meditation on the tradition of bullfighting, “the emotional and spiritual intensity and pure classic beauty” …

14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge: A Timeless Guide from 1936

The quest for intellectual growth and self-improvement through education has occupied yesteryear’s luminaries like Bertrand Russell and modern-day thinkers like Sir Ken Robinson and Noam Chomsky. In 1936, at the zenith of the Great Depression, the prolific self-help guru and famous eccentric <b>James</b> …