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The One Thing You Should Do Before Bed, Every Night

In order to get a good head start on the day, you need to lay the groundwork the night before. <i>Extreme Productivity</i> author and Harvard Business School …

6 Simple Mindfulness Practices To Reframe Your Perspective

Get familiar with the Holstee Manifesto and join the fast track to a better understanding–and appreciation–of your work, your life, and the world around you.<p>This is your life.<p>Do what you love and do it often.<p>If you don’t like something, change it.<p>If you don’t like your job, quit.<p>If you don’t have …

Mindfulness

10 warning signs that you are going to give up

It’s been a year of highs and lows. I decided to move to a new country for my research, I attempted to write a master’s thesis, I tried to find an …

31 Thought Provoking Life Questions to Answer If You Feel Stuck in Life

Who said that there had to be an absolute answer for each and every question? Sometimes the ability to ask yourself questions’ an act to challenge …

Do Your Most Important Task First

If you’re like most of the working population, you check your email as soon as you get to work, if not immediately upon waking up. I must admit, I’m …

Front-Load Your Week + 3 Other Stress-Busting Time Management Strategies

We know that creativity can flourish when our minds are free to wander during unstructured time. However, a completely open calendar can lead to a …

Time Management

Sharpen Your Images With Some Useful Photoshop Techniques

Sharpening your images is a bit of a science and there are quite a few aspects that need to be considered. You can sharpen for printing, for web …

Bad Weather = Good Light for Photographers

We’ve all sat, staring out of our window and cursing at the rain poring down or the flat, grey sky that just happened to cloud over on few hours …

Landscape Photography

7 Simple Ways a Blog Can Get You More Photography Clients

By Ramsay Taplin Are you a photographer who dreams of taking your photography business to the next level? Well, one of the things that creative …

6 Lessons the Square Format Can Teach You About Composition

In another article I wrote that one of the main attractions of the square format for me is composition. Today I’m going to elaborate on that idea. …

Digital Photography

How to Photograph Food For Professional-Standard Shots

A great food photograph can do a lot of things – it can make a viewer hungry, it can convince a diner to order a dish and it can sell a hell of a lot …

Histogram: photography cheat sheets for achieving perfect exposure

<i>Before the histogram, photography enthusiasts had to go through a lot more effort to get good exposures. But while the histogram is one of the most</i> …

Photographer Captures Outdoor Scenes Inside His Tiny Indoor Studio

So you want to create stirring nature documentaries. You could go the <i>National Geographic</i> way and risk trench-foot, snakebite and more in pursuit of …

What the Dutch Masters Can Teach Us About Photography: The Center of Interest

The Dutch golden age of painting in the 17th century produced some of the most incredible art the world has ever seen. These masters of light drew on …

Learn How to Get Better Photographs With Existing Light

Without light, photography would not exist. Lighting is so important, in fact, that we are constantly creating new devices and equipment that will …

Penn Station

Rules for Perfect Lighting: Understanding The Inverse-Square Law

In technical terms, an inverse-square law is defined as "any physical law stating that some physical quantity or strength is inversely proportional …

Mathematics

Perspective in Photography

In this article I will try to explain how perspective works in a 2D photograph with some tips, myths, and example photos.<p>Photo by Chris Alma Jose; …

Landscape Photography

Four Ways to Create Balance in Landscape Photography

The path to a strong composition is not always clear in landscape photography, and at times can be the most challenging aspect of the craft. Since …

10 Tips To Get Over Photographer’s Block

Going through a creative rut can be frustrating, and sometimes scary, but it is usually temporary. Photographer’s block can happen to you at any …

The Top 12 Keys to Creativity For Photographers

<i>Manipulation is the brother of creativity.</i> – Michael Michalko<p>Standing out among the ever-increasing number of photographers is becoming increasingly …

How to Convey Size in Landscape Photography

In landscape photography, you can very often take a shot of some immensely large scene (Grand Canyon, Ayer's Rock etc) and get home to look at your …

How to Photograph Waterfalls (With 9 Amazing Examples)

Waterfalls are a hugely popular subject among photographers and one that can produce some spectacular results. If the popularity of waterfall …