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10+ YouTube Channels to Learn How to Draw for Free

As one of the most basics skills of any artist, drawing is an essential part of the creative process. Centuries later, we still remain fascinated by the sketches in Leonardo's notebooks and Picasso's poetic line art, each for their respective ability to show us the purest form of an artist's skill. …

20 of the Best Landscape Photographers You Need To Check Out Today

Landscape photography is a wonderful art, but also extremely difficult. Instead of working with models or objects that you can manipulate and move …

Landscape Photography

Andrew Sullivan: My Distraction Sickness — and Yours

I was sitting in a large meditation hall in a converted novitiate in central Massachusetts when I reached into my pocket for my iPhone. A woman in …

Mind

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

Get your digital memories off the computer and onto the page

There is a slight soapbox on which I stand sometimes when I write about photography. Nothing too high-minded, but when the topic allows, I will gently remind people to print out their pictures from their iPhones and computers.<p>Today, I stand before you, not on a soapbox, but on a short stack of …

iPad Apps

In pictures: The 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest - Telegraph

Costa Rica

5 Examples of Beautiful Simple Portraits - Digital Photography School

Today I came across some of the work of Russian photographer Alexander Vinogradov on his 500px portfolio.<p>His account is largely portraits of women – …

Photography

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram …

Cameras

Is the 50mm 1.8 The Best Value Lens Ever Made?

In one word, yes. But I’d figure that you would want a more detailed explanation.<p>The 50mm f/1.8 lens – doesn’t matter what brand it is Canon, Nikon, …

Framing

A Year in the Life of Pro Photographer Forest Woodward

Photo: Forest Woodward<p>Forest Woodward has an enviable travel schedule. In the last year, the climber, surfer, and pro photographer has visited half a dozen countries, including Spain and Peru, and about 20 states in the U.S. Here are a few of the best shots he's taken over the past year. Don't be …

Adventure Travel

8 Retirement Questions A 50-Something Couple Needs To Answer

As an economist, MIT prof James Poterba can run a regression analysis and assume a can opener <i>(see footnote 1)</i> with the best of them. After all, he is president of the National Bureau of Economic Research, the wonky organization that officially determines when U.S. recessions start and end. But …

Apple Oven Pancake with Apple Cider Syrup

Yield: 4-6 servings<p>A puffy oven pancake with a fall twist of apples and cinnamon, topped with an apple cider syrup.<p>Ingredients<p>Ingredients:<p>Apple cider …