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50 priceless gifts your children will treasure for life (that don’t cost a cent)

What are the best gifts to give your children?<p>The latest smartphone? A new laptop? A fun vacation?<p>There’s nothing wrong with giving children material …

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10 Crucial Things You Need to Think About for Portrait Photography

There are many pieces to doing a portrait – it’s not easy. You have to think about the technical stuff like exposure and focus, as well as the …

How to get 3D Touch and Live Photos without an iPhone 6s

With the debut of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus last month, Apple introduced several new features that are exclusive to the latest iPhone hardware. However, as in previous years, the recent release of a jailbreak for iOS 9 has allowed some of these features to be activated on older devices without …

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How to sideload apps on iOS 9

As you’ve likely heard, iOS 9 allows you to sideload apps on to your iPhone or iPad using Xcode 7. This means that you can find an open source app, …

5 secrets to happiness that took me 40 years to learn and will change your life

A couple of months ago, I wrote an article called "It Took Me 40 Years to Learn This, But It Can Change Your Life Now." This article was widely …

Down & Dirty Dodge And Burn Technique Using ‘Blend If’

‘<b>Blend If</b>‘ is a highly undervalued tool in Photoshop. I use it on a daily basis for lots of different things and by the end of this article, you will …

How to Frame Your Subject (Part One... At the Time of Capture)

When reading articles on the rules or guidelines of composition, natural framing is a crucial element in emphasizing your subject. Natural framing …

Composition – How To Think Like A Pro

5 Pro Tips on CompositionImproving your composition is one of the biggest challenges in photography, and sadly there isn’t a convenient button on …

How To Exercise While Sick And What To Avoid

You just found a great workout routine that melts away your belly fat and bulk up your muscles, but now you’re sick. The universe hates you, right? …

20 Inspiring Photos of Life ‘Off the Grid’

For our newest group show, “Off The Grid,” we partnered with ImageBrief and put out a call for images that depict what living life “off the grid” …

We Asked 16 Photographers: Are you Optimistic for the Future of Photography?

<b>Benjamin Lowy</b>: Of course I am. The future is innovation, and photography will change and adapt, but it will continue to be a viable artistic form. …

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The Power of Talking to God

<b>"Miracles come in moments. Be ready and willing." -- Dr. Wayne Dyer</b><p>Have you ever heard the phrase "prayer is talking to God and meditation is listening"? I believe there is a certain power and magic that occurs when we talk or listen to "God."<p>Whether you hold religious beliefs or you are more …

7 Things You Need to Think About Before Pressing the Shutter

Have you ever spent a day shooting a wedding or walking through a city doing street photography or hiking trails in search of the perfect landscape? …

12 Mini Habits of Insanely Successful People

“Mini habits” are daily routines that take just a few minutes to perform, but have huge returns in the overall quality of your life as a result of …

5 Things That Happen When You Quit Eating Sugar

Fruits, milk and a lot other foods naturally contain sugar, which means adding excess sugar to your diet isn’t necessary at all. In fact, if you quit …

How Often Should a Happy Couple Have Sex?

An investigation<p>Men aren’t the only ones who feel self-conscious about how often they’re having sex. (Wait: You do, right, men? I know nothing about you. I kind of just assumed.)<p>When a woman complains to her friends that she’s having a rough patch with her boyfriend, the first thing they’ll ask is …

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17 of the best iPhone and iPad apps from September 2015

With the launch of iOS 9 last month, it was busy month for new and updated apps – from big names like Keep arriving belatedly for Apple’s OS to adblockers and Lil Jon’s new keyboard album Vext.<p>Luckily for you, we’ve sorted the wheat from the chaff and what follows is the best new and updated apps …

Patrick Rochon on Creating Mesmerizing Light Painting Photos

<i>All images by Patrick Rochon. Used with permission.</i><p>Photographer Patrick Rochon has been creating light paintings for years that have kept us amazed; …

How to take professional looking photos with the iPhone 6s and a few bucks [video]

Fstoppers does a nice quick video tutorial on how to get professional looking photos from the already amazing shooter in the iPhone 6s. The only tools they used can be picked up at Amazon for a few bucks:<p>Black foam core ($11)<br>• White foam core ($9+$6 shipping)<br>• LED flashlight ($10)<br>• LED panel ($30)<p>Five …

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Breathtaking Photographs Inspired by the Nightmares of Children

For his 1960s project on children’s dreams, legendary photographer Arthur Tress visualizes the subconscious fears of the innocent mind. While working …

Top Tips for Taking Portraits

As a self-taught photographer, I’m an advocate of learning through doing. I didn’t study it, but I can imagine that reading all the Photography 101 …

How To Improve Your Focusing Skills

<b>Nowadays, digital cameras have the ability to autofocus. That is all great but it is not as simple as it sounds. The autofocus in the cameras,</b> …

​8 mental habits the most successful people learn to break

That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs.<p>"Once we have developed understanding of how we interfere with our visions and goals, then comes …

How to Capture a Photo of a Bubble Bursting

Set yourself a high-speed challenge: Capture a bursting bubble I have always loved the idea of photography as being a way of taking an instant out of …

Must have the iPhone 6s? These are your must-have accessories

Your personal hero now has an S on its chest and, behind it, are some new superpowers. Behold, the iPhone 6s.<p>But wait: There’s still some money to be spent on a new suit of armor and some other accessories to exploit the talents of the latest hardware out of Cupertino.<p>Cult of Mac has drawn up a …

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