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A meditation teacher's 4 tips for calming down and refocusing in just 30 seconds.

Anxiety really sucks.<p>It was early 2015, and I was fresh off a seven-month silent meditation retreat in the Arizona desert. After months of meditating …

2 reasons the Paris attacks were especially alarming

It's unclear where and how they were planned, whether they were executed with the orders or coordination of terrorist leadership based outside of France, and why certain targets were selected.<p>Although ISIS has claimed responsibility for the carnage, both ISIS and Al Qaeda attempted to connect …

How to Use Lightroom's Contrast, Clarity, Sharpening & Dehazing Tools for Better Images

There are four Lightroom 6 tools that add a bit of sharpness (not to be confused with the action of sharpening) to an image. These include <i>Contrast,</i> …

Fujifilm Unveils a Weather Resistant 35mm f/2 and a 1.4x Teleconverter

Fujifilm today announced its new XF 35mm f/2 R WR lens. It’s the equivalent of a 53mm in 35mm terms, so it has an angle of view that’s similar to …

Eight Beautiful 50mm Lenses for Portraits

While the 85mm lens is very popular amongst the portrait photography community, some folks prefer to reach for the 50mm focal length. Some do this …

Cameras

8 Essential Tips for More Interesting City Shots

Shooting in urban environments is both fun and challenging: you are presented with the opportunity to engage in a wide range of photographic styles — …

Portraits of gang members in a El Salvadoran prison too dangerous for the wardens to enter

In El Salvador, in a prison guarded by the army, Adam Hinton photographed the most dangerous of the 2,600 inmates - the men who control the prison, …

El Salvador

How To Create The Film Look In Lightroom Without Presets

You’ve probably come across presets for Lightroom that claim to create the film look on your pictures. And while some really do the job, most of the …

Why You Shouldn't Obsess Over Lens Sharpness

How overblown is the issue of lens sharpness? It’s a loaded question, I know. If you were to give any credence to the chatter found on numerous …