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Why You Aren't Happy Right Now (And the Simple Fix)

Have you found yourself feeling like certain life circumstances outside your control are holding you back from truly being happy and having it all? If only you had a 9-5 job you would be happy, or if only you had a spouse, or could get pregnant, or made more money, or had more vacation time, THEN …

5 Things to Make a Better Day

Life is going to throw us some challenges, no doubt about it. My mom used to call them character-building experiences. Apparently, I don't have enough character because this stuff keeps coming my way, but I have a kind of first-aid kit now, a spiritual salve I can lather on every day that makes it …

How To Take Professional Quality Portrait Photography

Portraiture can be one of the most satisfying forms of photography for an enthusiastic amateur. The tips below can be of use whether you are using a …

How To Shoot Landscapes Under a Full Moon

This article is about taking photos at night under a full moon or near a full moon. At night, the moon will act as a light source in exactly the same …

An Introduction to Photoshop Compositing for Beginners

by Sarah Hipwell What is compositing? Simply, it means to combine two or more images to make a single picture. As a photographer, I’m constantly …

Happiness Tips: 9 Simple Steps To Joy (PHOTOS)

<i>By Kate Lowenstein</i><p>A few years ago, Debbie Jankowski went hunting for a way to bring her life new joy. She found the solution in her bank account. "I had always been thrifty, but I decided it was time to spend money on things that would broaden my world," says Jankowski, who's based in …

Breakfast Around The World: Healthy Ideas From Abroad

If you couldn't tell, we are <i>really</i> into breakfast around here at Healthy Living.<p>We've looked at what doctors eat, what health editors eat ... even what celebrities eat when trying to set a healthful tone for their days. But recently, as we planned our summer vacations, we got to thinking: What …

Here's Steve Jobs Giving The Best Advice On How To Lead A Happy Life

In 1994, Steve Jobs sat down in front of a camera for the Silicon Valley Historical Association and offered a lot of awesome advice about success and failure from his own personal experience.<p>We previously posted a clip from this interview, less than two-minutes long, where Jobs gave the best tip …

The Best And Worst Sleep Positions (VIDEO)

You're smart about your sleep hygiene: You know to keep your bedroom cool, dark and quiet, to power down your electronic devices and to head to bed around the same time every night. But could your sleeping position undo all your good work?<p>During a recent appearance on "The Doctors", Dr. Michael J. …

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How to Create Cinematic Style Photography and Lighting

Theatrical lighting produces stunning photographs that look like stills from Hollywood films. But these types of images can be made using common …

Useful Photography Tip #58: Develop Your Eye

We often talk about cameras, lenses and lighting but rarely do we talk about what’s behind them–your eye. Not the organ, no, the part of your mind …

RAW vs. JPEG: Digital Camera Image Formats

There is much confusion among new photographers as to which format—JPEG or RAW—is best to use. The problem is there’s no one correct answer to the …

5 Ways My Phone Improved My Photography

There are times when the latest, most advanced, feature-filled camera gets in the way of the very thing that it was designed for – making pictures. …

5 Ways to Never Be Stressed Again

Everybody feels stress and knows it intimately, but very few of us think about what stress actually is.<p>Stress is a thought. That's it. No more, no less. If that's true, then we have complete control over stress, because it's not something that happens <i>to us</i> but something that happens <i>in us</i>.<p>The …

Learn Photography by Example

One of the best ways to improve your photography is to look at example photos that other photographers have taken and learn about the settings, …

Tips For Photographing Flowers

With the advent of digital cameras and the huge amount of features, close-up photography has become the domain for everyone. The simple macro feature …

How to Get Landscapes Sharp with Focus Stacking

A key aspect of successful landscape photography is image sharpness. Usually, it is desirable to ensure that all elements of a scene, whether close …

Should everyone consider renting over buying right now?

Given the uncertainty clouding Canada's housing market, it's no surprise that the debate around whether to buy a home or rent has resurfaced.<p>As many readers know, I am quite bearish on the Canadian housing market, particularly a few of the larger cities and the condo segment. And although the …

So much new! New features, a getting started video, and more.

Dearest backers,Hello! We miss you guys. Have you been hanging out in the community and following our blog? If you have, all of the below will be old …

Camera Modes: Setting Aperture and Shutter Speed

You might think that acquiring a $1,000 DSLR makes you a photographer. In truth, the first step down the “photographer road” is switching from auto …

How to Shoot Street Photography with a DSLR

It’s no secret, I love small cameras for street photography. The Fuji X100 retaught me how to do it and the Olympus EP3 is perhaps a game changer in …

6 Photography Rules You Shouldn't Feel Guilty About Breaking

Whenever we first set out to learn something we usually are forced to learn the rules of that particular activity before we’re allowed to fully …

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The Beginner's Guide to Photography Terminology

So you want to get into photography? Great! There are a couple of terms that everyone really needs to learn first before they get into this and …

Five Tips on How to Take Better Portraits in Natural Light

There are some photographers that will only shoot in natural light. Indeed, when my good friend Jason tested out a Hasselblad H4D, he shot with his …

The Secret of Creating a Strong Image - 5 Tips for Creating a Story in Your Image

In an era when we are drowning in images and lots of people and talents are competing for the viewers’ eyes or the magazines’ attention, have you …

Getting off Auto - Manual, Aperture and Shutter Priority modes explained

You may have heard that once you get a DSLR you need to learn to shoot in manual and only ever use that mode. That if you are using the Aperture or …

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: What Nutrition Experts Eat In The Morning

They don't call it the most important meal of the day for nothing!<p>Breakfast -- when done right -- can set the tone for a more nutritious day with big health pay offs.<p>Regular breakfast eaters feel more alert, are less likely to become obese and are all-around healthier, with even perhaps a reduced …