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10 Small Things You Can Do Every Day To Get Smarter

That could mean going back to school or filling your bookshelves (or e-reader) with thick tomes on deep subjects, but getting smarter doesn't necessarily mean a huge commitment of time and energy, according to a recent thread on question-and-answer site Quora.<p>When a questioner keen on …

Self-improvement

12 Toy Story Quotes We've Actually Been Saying For Years Without Even Realizing It

On November 22, we celebrate the most important day in history: the 20th anniversary of <i>Toy Story —</i> or, the movie that changed the world.<p>But …

Toy Story

How to Change Your Mind to Change Your Life: Why You Need a New Personality to Make a New Personal Reality

I'm admittedly a personal growth junkie. I've read all the books, and I regularly listen to teleseminars and webinars that teach me how to live meaningfully and mindfully, how to truly tap into the power of my authentic being, how to meditate, how to actualize my potential...you get the idea.<p>It's a …

Self-improvement

The Coolest Collection of Photography Links from Around the Web

With another week passing us by, we find Toad Hollow Photography searching the internet for links to the very best tutorials, special features, …

Tutorial: Easily Focus-Stack Using a Photoshop Feature You Probably Didn’t Know About

Focus stacking is a fairly common technique used in the world of macro photography, but the process of focus stacking isn’t always a straightforward …

Getting Better at Photography

Not a lot, just a little bit.<p>Last week, my friend Paulo reached out about some tips on getting better at photography. He broke his issues down into …

How to create HDR images using only Photoshop layer masks

Slide back and forth to compare<p>Creating an HDR image is typically involved with a quite time-consuming workflow that consists of merging, …

How To Make Colors Pop In Photoshop

Almost universally, it’s agreed that one major mistake many a photographer makes in post processing is over-saturation. From skies to eyes, to …

Tutorials

8 Street Photographers That Rock Our World

Sure, we all know about the likes of Henri Cartier Bresson, one of the most influential street photographers of all time, and while his work …

4 Essential Considerations to Help You Create Excellent Macro Photographs

I may be biased, but I think the appeal of macro photography is rather obvious: the wonder and fascination of being able to capture in fine, …

Sea Fever: Photos by David Baker

Sea Fever: Photos by David Baker<p>A series of painterly seascapes using long-exposure to create just enough blur on the crest of the waves while …

Atheists: The Origin of the Species by Nick Spencer, reviewed.

Nick Spencer begins his spirited history of atheism with a fairy tale. Once upon a time, people lived in ignorant superstition, offering sacrifices …

8 Ways to Reduce Noise in Your Photographs

You have plenty of options to choose from when you want to reduce the noise in your images. However, you first need to understand why noise actually …

Video: A Must-Watch Commencement Speech for Creatives at Every Stage in Their Journey

Neil Gaiman is an author, a writer whose work you have probably read at some point or another, but the advice he offers in this 20-minute …

These Focus Stacking Walkthroughs Will Help You Take Your Macro Photography to the Next Level

When it comes to macro photography, knowing how to properly focus stack your images can make a massive difference. To that end, the walkthrough above …

24 Honest Brand Slogans By Clif Dickens

Branding is all about good company image and great customer feedback. However, even the biggest brands have some qualities, which do not exactly …

Why Aren't You Creating Right Now?

Let me ask you a question. Why aren’t you <i>creating</i> right now? I don’t mean <i>right</i> now. I mean now in a general sense. The general-now. The now that’s …

I can't catalogue these visions, for most, mercifully, are blurred by morning, leaving only a vague uneasiness and a reluctance to be alone even in the brightest sunshine — but does it float

Back to Basics: The Difference Between SD SDHC & SDXC, and Which is Best for You

I will start off by saying I am partial to SanDisk memory cards, but I recently found a great write up on their website that is pretty much …

I suddenly forget<br> What space is like, and time<br> Instead of horizontal<br

Are Your Beliefs Killing You?

Now, the researchers estimated that over the eight years they were tracking deaths, 182,000 Americans died prematurely, not from stress, but from the belief that stress is bad for you. (Laughter) That is over 20,000 deaths a year. Now, if that estimate is correct, that would make believing stress …

Go From Static to Dynamic: How to Create Photographs with Impact

Taking a picture has never been as easy as it is now. But just because you can snap a photo doesn’t mean you’re going to capture a photograph that’s …

Sexual Rejection From Your Partner Damages Your Self-Esteem

Do any of these this sound familiar?<p>You finally have a romantic night out with your spouse or partner but they drink too much and fall asleep on the bed as soon as you get home.<p>You're on vacation and away from the stresses of daily life but your partner claims they're still too exhausted to have …

Self-esteem

Shoot Less, Think More: 4 Ways to Take Fewer But Better Images

While digital photography has revolutionized the way we take photos by leveling the field for everyone to get decent images, that very revolution has …

Digital Artist Gets Super Creative with Self-Portrait Series, Shows You How It’s Done

Are you sick of the standard arm’s-length selfie? Or even the remote-triggered self-portrait? Well, photographer and talented Photoshop artist Martín …

How to look after your lenses (aka summer is coming)

<b>How to look after your lenses (aka summer is coming)</b><br>Heat and humidity are the biggest enemy of any precision instruments, and even your lastest and …

Back to Basics: Sharpening Best Practices for Photoshop and Camera RAW

One of the parameters first time photographers frequently go nuts with in post (to their detriment) is sharpening. So whether you’re editing in …

In Search of a Better Gospel

<i>“I don’t know whether or not I’m an evangelical anymore. Is there a BuzzFeed quiz for that?”</i><p>I tweeted that a month ago, half-joking. As it turns out, …