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5 Familiar Horror Classics Remixed, Reimagined, and Retold

A Novel<p>Mary Shelley’s <i>Frankenstein</i> left an indelible mark on the literary world: one that hasn’t show any signs of fading two centuries and counting. …

Horror

How I “scanned” old negatives with $0 budget, a DSLR and stuff I had at home

A few days ago, my boyfriend found some old 35mm negatives. I really wanted to see baby photos of him, so I was wondering: can I “scan” these films …

Podcast inspiration for writers

Seeing it’s at the beginning of the year, I’ve been working on my plan for 2018. I don’t use detailed binders and I don’t make long lists for the …

18 words and phrases smart people never include on their resumes

While it can be tempting to load a bunch of jargon and glowing language on your resume, there are certain terms and phrases that you should avoid.<p>So, …

Employment

Top 5 Tips for Photographing in Harsh Midday Light

This is not always an easy nor desired thing for photographers to do, but sometimes we just need to push through! As much as we would all love to …

Photography Tips

Here’s How to Shoot Better Outdoor Portrait Photos by Balancing Ambient Light and Flash (VIDEO)

Natural looking outdoor portraits can be difficult to make, especially under harsh lighting conditions. Using flash can help you meet this challenge, …

THE ONE SECRET Lightroom feature EVERY photographer should be using

One of Ted Forbes´favorite features in Adobe Lightroom is the mobile syncing function. His favorite use in addition to syncing to the mobile app is …

10+ Genius Camera Hacks That Will Greatly Improve Your Photography Skills In Less Than 3 Minutes

Professional photography gear costs thousands of dollars but you can take stunning pictures by spending only a fraction of the cost. If you have the …

photographyskills

What Is Dada?

Why this 1916-1923 "non-art movement" still matters in the art world<p>Officially, <b>Dada</b> was <i>not</i> a movement, its artists <i>not</i> artists, and its art <i>not</i> art. …

The Arts

How to Guide Your Viewer’s Eye Using Radial Gradients in Photoshop

A radial gradient can be used almost like a spotlight, directing the eye of the viewer where you want in an image. In this 10-minute video from f64 …

Tutorials

Video tutorial: how to make a double exposure in Photoshop

Youtube user Eye Stocker makes a lot of useful Photoshop tutorials and we found this one in particular to be valuable. Even if you are not …

Tutorials

What’s the Best Lens for Portrait Photography? This Pro’s Answer May Surprise You (VIDEO)

If you’re shopping for a portrait lens, or just trying to figure out which lens you own is best for people pictures, we encourage you to watch this …

Photography

The Complete Guide to Long Exposure Photography is On Special for the Next Week

We just wanted to give you a heads up that The Complete Guide to Long Exposure Photography by Kent Default is on special for Light Stalking readers …

Stop taking pictures. Start taking photos.

I’m standing at the Australian coast, looking out onto a breathtaking sunset. I pull out my phone and take a picture:<p>I look down at my phone, …

5 Tips To Capture Lightning

Every year Gary Hart and I travel to Arizona for monsoon workshops. In August of 2016 it will be our 4th time teaching one of our most …

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15 Literary Magazines for New & Unpublished Writers

Our previous lists of magazines that welcome submissions from new and previously unpublished writers (see here and here) have both received a huge …

3 Skills That All Emotionally Intelligent People Master

There are very many benefits to EI.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence, and what are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace</b> …

Emotional Intelligence

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein's creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes …

5 exercises to improve your storytelling skills

<i>This article was previously published on PR Daily in April 2016.</i> <br>Football players practice ballet. Pianists repeat small sections of music until it's …

Delving into the bipolar brain - Scope

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 6 million American adults have bipolar disorder, a psychiatric illness marked by …

Mental Health

Edgar Allan Poe: the master of horror writing

<b>The Murders In The Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, considered to be the first modern detective story, was published in the USA on April 20, 1841. In this article, first published in January 2009, author Joanne Harris celebrates the psychological complexity of his Gothic tales.</b><p>I first became …

5 Ways Your Lightroom Editing Is Ruining Your Images

Lightroom is a fantastic program for editing your photos. However, it is so easy to ruin your images through over-editing, and I see it done time and …

You Lose Consciousness Every Minute of Every Day Suggests New Study

The world surrounding you right now appears to be fully realized, perceived by you in a continuous stream of information. But a new study suggests …

Consciousness

How Porn Is Messing with Your Manhood

Finding a needle in a haystack would be easier than finding an adolescent male who hasn’t seen online porn. Surveys indicate the average boy watches …

12 Writing Tips From Famous Authors

There are a great number of ways to write in this world, just as there are a great number of writers. Many of us have studied the craft, many of us …

8 Ways Smart People Use Failure To Their Advantage

One of the biggest roadblocks to success is the fear of failure. Fear of failure is worse than failure itself because it condemns you to a life of unrealized potential.<p>A successful response to failure is all in your approach. In a study recently published in the <i>Journal of Experimental Social</i> …

Self-improvement

How The Brain Produces Consciousness in Time Slices

<b>EPFL scientists propose a new way of understanding of how the brain processes unconscious information into our consciousness. According to the model,</b> …

How to create a fake HDR effect in Photoshop

HDR tonemapping is the Marmite of photography. It’s something people either love or they hate, but even if you hate it, when used subtly it’s a …