Nik Koch

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Timeless Portrait Photography Tips by Wayne Radford

TIMELESS PORTRAITS is a supplement to NATURAL LIGHT PORTRAITURE and contains more images of recommended setups and diagrams that will help you create …

Alexia Sinclair's Dazzling Series Inside a 350-Year-Old Castle

Australian artist and photographer Alexia Sinclair has a dazzling imagination that comes to life through her work. She recently developed this magical journey, entitled <i>A Frozen Tale</i>, filled with traces of history set inside an untouched 17th-century castle.<p>When the Royal Palace in Stockholm …

Photography

Tutorial Shows You How to Capture Quality Night Sky Time-Lapses

Five months after releasing his first tutorial video on shooting and processing time-lapse photography, Dustin Farrell is back at it again. This time …

Photographer Giles Duley recently traveled with Save the Children to a Syrian refugee camp in Zaatari, Jordan. His black and white photos follow a single Syrian family as they navigate the hardships...

Photographer Giles Duley recently traveled with Save the Children to a Syrian refugee camp in Zaatari, Jordan.<p>His black and white photos follow a …

Since 2008, Brazilian artist Raquel Brust has been transforming the streets of Sao Paulo into an outdoor exhibition with her enormous black and white portraits. Giganto aims to use the urban...

Since 2008, Brazilian artist Raquel Brust has been transforming the streets of Sao Paulo into an outdoor exhibition with her enormous black and white …

We’ve come across some bizarre ways of exposing film, but zapping it with electricity is definitely a first. Phillip Stearns made use of a transformer that powers neon signs to run electricity through...

We’ve come across some bizarre ways of exposing film, but zapping it with electricity is definitely a first.<p>Phillip Stearns made use of a transformer …

Electricity

5 Moves for Toned Arms and Shoulders

Exercise 1 Bent-over dumbbell rows<p>Pick up the heavy dumbbells and stand with your feet hip-width apart. Push your hips back (knees slightly bent) and hinge your torso forward, so it's approaching parallel to the floor <b>(A)</b>. (Keep your chest "proud" and don't let your lower back hunch forward.) Begin …

The 3 Stretches You Need to Do Every Day

<b>The fix:</b> Clasp your hands behind your back. Slowly raise your arms behind you until you cannot lift them anymore. You'll feel a gentle pull across your chest. Take a moment to breathe, gently drop your head back, and then repeat three times.<p><b>2. The Spinal Tap Stretch</b> <b><br>The problem:</b> You know how you …

Cardboard Crafting: DIY Dollhouse

The signs of spring outside my window are just so welcomed and awesome I decided to post this tutorial about a DIY dollhouse ahead of the weekend so …

Parents Pay More Attention To Phones Than Kids During Meals (STUDY)

By Andrew M. Seaman<p>NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Some parents pay more attention to their mobile devices than the kids they're supervising during meals, according to a new analysis.<p>Researchers found that among a small number of adults they observed eating at fast food restaurants with children, about …

I Am Mother, Hear Me Roar

I am stretched and tired and fearful.<p>I am wild and brave and broken.<p>But this one life is on purpose, and it's not by accident where I woke up this morning.<p>While my closet has a sense of humor and clothes in every size, my story is richer and fuller for it.<p>I've worn these hips three times around the …

Living Rooms

Don't Ban Bossy. Embrace It.

I love that LeanIn.org and the Girl Scouts have partnered to help empower girls and encourage them to lead. I love <i>what</i> they're doing. I just don't love <i>how</i> they've chosen to word their message. I don't like the decision to build the campaign around "ban bossy."<p>My number one problem with the campaign …

Sheryl Sandberg

13 Mom Truths

<b>1. Your house is not a reflection of your parenting skills.</b> You know what I'm talking about. It's 2:28 in the afternoon and there's a knock on your door and your house isn't perfect. Open the door. Welcome your friend in. Don't apologize for whatever it looks like in your home. Show them you're …

Parenting

46 Reasons My Mom or Dad Might Be Freaking Out

About a year ago, I read the hilarious Jason Good's "46 Reasons My Three Year Old Might be Freaking Out." After reading this, I thought it would be funny to do a similar list, only told from a preschooler's perspective. (Don't worry, I ran the idea past Jason, and he was cool with it.) Many of …

Parenting

Dyed Wooden Eggs

I have been holding out on you. I have a secret passion for dying wood. I love the vibrant rainbow colors that result. I love the smell of the wood …

Mind Your Mobile Manners: Your Kids Are Watching

We have all experienced the aggravating moment of a cell phone ringing in a movie theater, and someone actually answering it. Or sitting with a dinner companion who is pretending to fix her napkin on her lap, but is really checking email under the table. People talk on their phones in public …

Parenting

The Proof Is in: Father Absence Harms Child Well-Being

National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) was founded 20 years ago because some very smart people realized that the most consequential social trend of our time is widespread father absence in the lives of our nation's children. They realized that growing up in a home without a dad increased the risk …

Developing Countries

11 Process Art Projects for Preschoolers

<b>Process art</b> is all about the <i>journey</i> of the project, not the destination. What appears as the end result is not what is important, but instead the …

Creative Kids' Beds are the Ultimate Playhouses

Bedtime just got a whole lot more exciting with these amazing kids' beds by the designers at the Belgian company Mathy by Bols. With unique designs such as a tent, caravan, and cabin, these beds are a perfect combination of sleeping quarters and playhouse that demonstrate Mathy by Bols' key words …

Kids

The Delicate Fantasy World of Jennifer Healy

View Gallery<p>Jennifer Healy uses colored pencil to create soft, fantastical portraits of enchanting young women. 'I create because it’s what I’ve been …

Aerial photography by Kacper Kowalski

View Gallery<p>Kacper Kowalski is a Polish photographer. He takes aerial images to tell stories and depict the beautiful patterns, colors, and textures …

Photography and Watercolors by Aliza Razell

View Gallery<p>A beautiful series, combining photography and watercolor texture, by artist Aliza Razell. The works are inspired by Pandora's jar and the …

"MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair" @ Walt Disney Family Museum, SF

The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to present MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair, a comprehensive exhibition exploring the artistic …

Portraits of South Africans residents by Zwelethu Mthethwa

View Gallery<p>Zwelethu Mtethwa is a photographer from South Africa. He is internationally acclaimed for his revealing portraits of South Africans …

The Work Of Diem Chau

View Gallery<p>We cannot stop looking at these tiny beautiful crayon sculptures by Diem Chau, a true storyteller. Chau creates delicate vignettes, …

Light Paintings by Jeremy Jackson

You may remember this past January, we posted about the pretty cool light painting of Jeremy Jackson. Well, the Virginia-based artist now has a …

Have Crayons, Will Build: Herb Williams @ Oz, Nashville

The OZ in Nashville is getting set to showcase Herb Williams' crayon sculptures in a one-night exhibition, "Personal Best" on March 20, 2014. As the …

Documenting our mass consumption, waste and garbage

View Gallery<p>What happens to the stuff we don’t want anymore? Chris Jordan depicts the refuse of the masses, how it is stored as well as the …