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17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day | Inc.com

Some people seem to get ahead, no matter what. They aren't necessarily smarter, more creative or harder working than many others. Still, they achieve much more than their peers. Why is that?<p>The philosopher Aristotle offered an explanation a really, really long time ago: "We are what we repeatedly …

Self-improvement

How to Photograph Interiors Like a Pro

Interior photography isn't just about capturing snapshots inside a building. It is more than that and requires careful planning. Photographing …

Living Rooms

9 Easy Tips for Sharper, Punchier Street Scenes

Unplanned and unposed. This is the essence of street photography, a genre that so often finds would-be practitioners welling up with anxiety over the …

Fitwall Workout Videos

<b>Loaded Beast Step</b><br>10 reps on each side<br>Begin on the balls of your feet with your knees bent, hips lifted over your heels and arms straight in front of you with palms on the ground (called "loaded beast" position). Use your arms to pull your body forward into a lunge position replacing your left hand …

Up the Ambient, Create Beautiful Portraits by Mimicking Daylight

When I first picked up a DSLR and got a taste of artificial lighting, I loved shooting in darkness. I felt like I could control light a lot easier …

12 Tips for More Enjoyable Group Portraits

Group portraits, whether formal or informal, are always a big hit wherever friends and/or family are gathered. Weddings, family reunions, …

Tangents - photography tutorials, reviews & workshops

Focal length comparison: 645 format vs 35mm format<p>We all know know that when you use a full-frame lens on a crop-sensor camera, that we can consider …

11 Things Extremely Confident People Do Differently

I remember my younger days when I considered myself lacking in confidence in almost every area in my life. I doubted myself all the time and always …

Choose the Right Lens to Make Flattering Portraits

<i>Nikon D800, 105mm f/2.8 Micro VR lens, F/3, 1.60s, ISO 800.</i><p>The lens you choose to make a picture strongly affects how the subject will look. When …

Helping Adults With Autism Find Meaning: Roses for Autism

There are countless great causes out there, but there is one in particular that has touched my heart, for personal reasons: Roses for Autism. As the father of a teenage son with autism, I worry a great deal about his future as an adult and how my wife and I can help him be as independent as …

Autism

Mind Mapping for Children with ASD: Uses and Benefits - Focus

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face many challenges in life. Their symptoms include difficulties in communication, social impairment as …

Gauging Skills

Lisa Jo Rudy - Writer<p>As a parent, you are a legal guardian. You're responsible for your child's welfare, education and health. As the parent of a …

Are you right-brained or left-brained?

Follow these instructions to find out which side of your brain is dominant and how it may explain your personality.<p>In no particular order, I am visual, outspoken, artistic, impulsive, intuitive, a daydreamer and disorganised. I am right-brained, according to this uncannily accurate guide to …

The Brain

Weekend news roundup: 14-16 December

Is Wikipedia in trouble? There's no way to know just yet, but Google has announced that it is in the process of creating a user-generated online …

DSM- IV vs. DSM- 5: What has Changed?

On May 22, the DSM-5, the latest version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, was released by the American Psychiatric …

Stimming: What autistic people do to feel calmer

<b>There is a slang word that people in the autism community use to describe the noises and movements they sometimes make to feel calmer. It also covers habits such as nail-biting.</b><p>What is this word?<p>It's stimming, short for the medical term self-stimulatory behaviours - a real mouthful.<p>Stimming might …

Autism

Twiddle Desk Fidget Toy

Fidgety RNA.<p>A perfect thing for idle hands to fidget with while the brain is lost in thought.<br>• Pop the links apart, build things, combine colors, make …

What Photographers Should Know About Daylight When Shooting Outdoors

Light, as we know, is fundamental to the photographer, combined with shade, it is the main requirement to create an image. For those of us that …

These Lighting Patterns Will Make Your Portrait Photographs Rock

Familiarizing yourself with different lighting patterns isn't just to help you diversify your portrait portfolio. Depending on what you are trying …

5 Ways to Create Detail Photos - Digital Photography School

Photography

Workflow and Pricing for Professional Photographers

Five photography business mistakes to avoid

Five Photography Bad Habits to Quit Today

Five Photography Bad Habits to Quit Today: hesitation, pixel peeping, too low ISO, luck shooting, and editing too many images.

Photography

Posing Guide: 21 Sample Poses for Photographing Couples

Posing Guide for Photographing Couples: Couple photography is about connection, interaction and feelings between two people. Here are some poses to …

Digital Photography

Do What You Do Best - Outsource The Rest!

Sometimes the one thing holding us back from bigger and better things is actually ourselves. Yes you CAN do everything, but SHOULD you? Many …

How to Choose a Metering Mode on Your Camera

Digital cameras are stuffed full of features all ostensibly aimed at empowering the photographer — WiFi, GPS, in-camera raw processing…the list …

Increasing the Dynamic Range of a Single Raw File

I’ve been digging <i>really</i> deep into Photomatix lately (I’m working on a new Lynda.com class). I’ve come across a feature that I absolutely love, and …

How to Use Batch Processing in Photoshop

Editing photos can be an interesting and engaging activity. But sometimes, you need to apply a set of relatively simple adjustments to a whole bunch …

How to Properly Format SD/SDHC/SDXC Cards

Have you ever had a SD card seem to go bad? Perhaps it’s acting flaky and there seems to be no signs of physical damage. I had just that happen with …

Working with Off Camera Flash and TTL

Working with Off Camera Flash and TTL - on location portraits using off camera flash, tips for lighting positions, examples and diagrams