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10 UNCONVENTIONAL TIPS FOR MASTERING LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

You can easily access tips on any genre of photography out there. When it comes to nature though, there are no rules. In light of this is a selection …

Landscape Photography

10 Healthy Sheet Pan Recipes You Can Make in 20 Minutes Flat

If 2017 was the year of the crockpot and Instant pot, then 2018 is the year of the sheet pan. The humble kitchen essential has been considered a …

Recipes

Exposure, Shutter Speed and Aperture Made Simple

Exposure is one of the most important photography concepts to learn, but it is also one which strikes fear into the hearts of even the most intrepid …

The Most Beautiful Mountain Towns Will Make You Want to Channel Julie Andrews

If there's any travel destination that strikes the ideal balance between being relaxing, enriching, and exciting <i>year-round,</i> it's a mountain town. …

Tahoe

What is the 500 Rule in Photography?

If you’re into night sky photography in any way then it’s only a matter of time before you run across somebody talking about the “500 Rule” – …

Shutter Speed

11 gotta-know iOS camera tricks for beginners

The original iOS Camera app was so simple, toddlers could master it—and often did. Indeed, there was little more than a viewfinder, a shutter release, and a toggle that let you switch between still photos and videos.Over the years, the iOS camera interface has evolved into a sleek, sometimes …

5 Reasons to Shoot With Small Apertures.

Size Matters With Big Numbers and Small Holes<p>Small apertures (or big f-numbers) have a bad name. We are conditioned to constantly be chasing huge …

31 Of The Coolest Photography Links Of The Week

Yet another great week has passed us by in the world of photography as we find Toad Hollow Photography searching all over the internet for links to …

Landscape Photography

Travel Photography Tips & Techniques

June 5, 2018 | Text & Photography By Mark Overgaard<p>Advice for creating a portfolio of images that tells the stories of your travels abroad<p>January 23, …

Photography

Five Tips to Improve Your Golden Hour Photos

Golden hour is the holy grail of times for photographers of almost all genres; whether you're taking a landscape in Iceland or a fitness portrait, …

Landscape Photography

Shrimp go wild with jalapenos, garlic, cumin and cayenne

Jolts of grill flavor and spicy heat can enhance the delicately sweet and briny flavor of shrimp, but it's easy to overdo it. Most recipes overcook the shrimp and finish them in a bath of mouth-numbing sauce; we wanted juicy shrimp with a smoky crust and chili flavor that was more than just …

Recipes

30 days to a smarter and better brain: How to rapidly improve how you think

Everyone wants a better, and smarter brain to process information faster and have better memory recall.<p>The most brilliant minds don’t have more brain …

The Brain

These Stretches Will Take Care of Your Sore Neck

Whether you slept in a funky position or have been staring tensely at your computer for hours on end, a crick in the neck is not only annoying, it can cause headaches and upper back pain. After a long, hot shower to loosen the muscles, try a few of these stretches for a little relief.

Yoga

10 Books About Survival That Will Remind You Of Your Own Strength

Survivors are as unique and as varied as their experiences. I myself am a survivor — left scarred from a near-fatal car crash at 2 years old, bullied …

Books

David Venable's Roasted and Glazed Butternut Squash Recipe Will Make You Happy Dance

Sneak a taste of the QVC star's new cookbook, Comfort Food Shortcuts.<p>If anyone appreciates a holiday feast, it's QVC's David Venable. And if you know …

Butternut

12 Devastating Fiction Books To Read If You're Looking For Something Truly Grim

In the mood for something dark? Collected for you on the list below, I've got 12 books that are truly grim to read, so buckle up for some crying, …

Books

The 10 Lunch Box Snacks This Nutritionist Always Buys at Costco — Shopping

We all know that Costco has plenty of chips, cookies, and crackers (anyone need 423 pounds of Cheez-It crackers?), but what about nutritious, …

Snacks

Flipboard

10 Moves, 1 Easy No-Equipment Bodyweight Workout That'll Make You Sweat All Over

As a Pilates instructor, I am all about bodyweight workouts. In fact, I rarely use any weights above 3 pounds and have been able to maintain a healthy weight and muscle tone through my 20s and into my 30s. The key is knowing how to use your body weight and gravity against you to build lean muscle, …

Workouts

Ten golden rules for good photography

Great pictures are the result of matching an interesting subject with the best light, a pleasing placement of the elements and exposing the sensor to …

10 best foods for your heart

<b>(CNN) —</b> Keeping your heart healthy is about more than avoiding fast food and overly processed chow. You can also pump up your heart's health by choosing foods that will help reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation.<p>Which food groups have the most science behind their …

Blood Pressure

The 18 Best Places for a Big Trip in 2018

Don’t get us wrong: We love Instagram. It’s inspirational, revelatory, and just so darn addictive. But therein lies the danger. Before you know it, …

Our Most Popular 30-Minute Meals of 2017

Weeknights seems to get busier and busier lately — they definitely didn't slow down in 2017. That's why 30-minute meals are our saving grace. They …

29 of The Most Surreal Landscapes on The Planet You Must See

Alien visions right here on Earth.<p>Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations moulded over thousands of years, while others are …

National Parks

16 Awesome & Affordable American Winter Trips

From the beaches of Florida to the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, from the Caribbean to Hawaii—not to mention secret islands that stay warm all …

Best of September 2015

National Parks

Complaining, for Your Health

The mental and physical benefits of airing your grievances<p>In his 1964 book <i>Games People Play</i>, psychiatrist Eric Berne describes what he calls the “Yes, but” communication pattern: First, one person states a problem. Next, another person responds by offering suggestions on how to solve it. The first …

Psychology