Natalie Grusch

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Why I Never Fight With My Wife

I never fight with my wife. Never. Neither should you.<p>Despite what you may have read in a book, heard from a marriage expert or believe from watching other couples (or even your own relationship) fighting is not inevitable in marriage. You can have a beautiful, healthy and ridiculously happy …

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: 4 Unique Places to Go on Your Next Vacation

While I know I have been extremely fortunate to be able to have traveled the world like I have, I am getting to the point where I want to go somewhere different -- somewhere that most people haven't heard of, but they offer so much for any kind of traveler.<p>I love to travel. It's probably because I …

Arctic Circle

Why You Jerk Awake When You're Falling Asleep—And 7 More Uncontrollable Body Quirks, Explained

Few sensations feel as weird as when your body decides to do its own thing. Muscle twitches, hiccups, and bloody noses out of the blue can make you wonder exactly who's in charge. Here, the reasons behind some of the strangest body behaviors—and when you should see a doc.<p><b>1. Random sharp pains</b><br>You're …

Los Angeles

“My goal is to make images that are familiar and dreamlike, evocative of an almost unreachable memory.”–Vanessa Marsh 

<i>“My goal is to make images that are familiar and dreamlike, evocative of an almost unreachable memory.”–Vanessa Marsh</i><p>In photography, as in all forms of art, one must travel their own path. Seeing the work of Vanessa Marsh for the first time, I immediately sensed that this young, Oakland-based artist was following a particular vision. It’s refreshing to see images that ask us to slow down, look and ponder what we see.<p>Her work, which combines a variety of techniques including drawing, sculpture …

Camera club Dulux competition: Florence Fox

“Childhood friends who get together to shoot photographs that explore colour, fashion and seasons at every opportunity. Looking out for the bold colours around the world, matching or clashing them with vintage fashion pieces and having a whole lotta fun.” Florence Fox<p>Fashion is a perfect partner to …

4 Shooting Ideas to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing for Spring

For those of us in the currently storm and snow swept northern latitudes, spring is approaching. It is the season of new life, renewal and of course …

Creating and Using Presets in Lightroom for a Faster Workflow

One of the most powerful features of Photoshop for many years has been the ability to create little automated scripts called actions. These actions …

Tutorial Shares How to Turn an ‘OK’ Photo Into a Great Photo in Post

No matter how long you’ve been shooting or what level you’re at in your photography endeavors, there will always be those moments where you walk away …

The World’s First Sunset Hyperlapse from an Airplane

<b>Update</b>: The original version of this post quoted a flight attendant in the intro, when it was in fact the author’s girlfriend who made the remark …

Best Ever Chocolate Oatmeal No-Bake Bars {Clean-Eating}

So, I saw this recipe on Pinterest and immediately knew I wanted to try it. But I took awhile to get around to it.<p>However, the other day, my friend …

Almond Butter Soba Noodles with Garlic Shrimp

<b>Almond Butter Soba Noodles with Garlic Shrimp</b> <br>Serves 2<p>Ingredients: <i><br>garlic shrimp:</i> <br>1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil <br>8 to 10 white shrimp, peeled, deveined …

Knock-Your-Socks-Off Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars

More by Donna and Chad<p>When it comes to cookies, I have to admit I like the dough more than the cookies. My all time favorite is chocolate chip. I …

chocolate peanut butter cheesecake

This birthday cake was assigned to the side of the family whose dessert preferences can be roughly summarized as <b>chocolate + anything else</b>, but if …

Chocolate Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 18 by 13-inch rimmed baking sheet.<p>In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking …

Recipes

How to Master White Balance

TravelTraveler Magazine<p><b>Reader Question:</b> What is white balance and why is it important? Is there a downside to setting my camera to “auto”?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Before the rise of digital photography most magazine pictures were shot on color transparency film, more commonly known as slides. Slide film was …

How to Photograph Kids

TravelTraveler Magazine<p><b>Reader Question</b> (this time, from <i>Traveler</i> Associate Editor Amy Alipio): How do you best photograph kids on location? I find it impossible to get all my children in the shot, in focus, and not making goofy faces.<p><b>My Answer</b>: Getting really great photos of your kids — especially …

(Images) 44 of the Best Motivational Picture Quotes

664Shares<p>ShareEmailComments<p>Motivational Quotes are the one of the best sources of motivation these days. Quotes are a powerful source of inspiration …

Motivation

Cut the Sugar in 3 Easy Steps

Sugar makes us feel so good—that is, until it doesn’t. No one enjoys the cravings, guilt, and health problems that come with being addicted to the …

Selfies, Frontbacks and More: The New Wave of Mobile Photo Apps

These apps take your mobile photos beyond the flattering Instagram filter.<p>Instagram is old news at this point … right? Okay, I still use the app regularly. But smartphone cameras have progressed to the point where we can get pretty artistic with our mobile photos, beyond just ultra-flattering …

The dangers behind Apple's epic security flaw

How could a serious security issue at a tech giant go unnoticed for 18 months?<p>Apple's SSL bug first reared its head on Friday, when a mysterious, urgent update began pouring out to iOS devices. From there, the news just got worse. It wasn't just an iOS bug, but a problem in Apple's Secure Transport …

HTC's 'flagship mid-range' Desire 816 packs a large display, decent cameras and LTE (hands-on)

That HTC "Desire 8" you've been seeing lately? It's finally unveiled as the Desire 816, a "flagship mid-range" phone that promises to be competitively priced, while also offering LTE (for EMEA and Asia) and HSPA+ (up to 42 Mbps). This pretty phablet comes with a large 5.5-inch 720p display, a …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5: More of the same — but with a 16MP camera and fingerprint sensor

NEW YORK — Samsung’s next flagship smartphone is here.<p>Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S5 today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But for the unlucky press who couldn’t make it to Spain, the company also held a small media event only a few blocks away from Apple’s Soho store.<p>At this …