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So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists

How to write a killer opening line. Why Google is not research. When to rip it up and start again. Whatever you do, just write! Lessons from acclaimed novelist and creative writing professor Colum McCann<p>“Nobody can advise you and help you, nobody,” said Rainer Maria Rilke in <i>Letters to a Young Poet</i> …

Creative Writing

“Write What You Know” is Not Good Writing Advice

You’ve heard it before: Write what you know. I wonder what you think of that, because, frankly, I don’t think much. I’ve been known to pooh-pooh it …

Writing
Creative Writing

10 Must-have apps that every hiker shouldn’t live without

Share103<p>Tweet<p>Share24<p>+11<p>Shares 128<p>When we start planning long hikes, we always think of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan saying, “To live will be an awfully …

These Are The 8 Best Paracord Survival Bracelets

The Friendly Swede Trilobite Paracord Bracelet<p>This paracord bracelet is about as bare bones as they come. It doesn’t have a bunch of fancy bells and …

Jewelry

High Exposure: 20 Outdoor EDC Essentials

Burts Bees Beeswax Lip Balm<p>The combination of dry, chilly air and wind is never good for your lips. And since chapped and cracked lips is hardly a …

Jim Morrison

Make a Mad Max Style Paracord Survival Bracelet THE ORIGINAL - Boredparacord.com

50 Of The Best Writing Apps For The iPad

<b>50 Of The Best Writing Apps For The iPad</b><p>by <b>Ashley McCann</b><p>The best writing apps for iPad, like any concept of ‘best,’ is subjective and further based on …

Apps

Great Portrait Advice from Award-Winning Photographers, Part 2

<i>In the lead-up to the LensCulture Portrait Awards 2017, we reached out to dozens of former winners and finalists from prior editions of the LensCulture Portrait Awards to ask them for their advice on how to make a great portrait.</i><p><i>We ended up receiving so many insightful and inspiring replies that we</i> …

Boko Haram

Use it or lose it - Have you got the brain for street photography?

It might sound like a provocation but it is not.<p>You should notice the little difference. I am not asking if you have got <i>the brains</i> for street …

Street Photography

Great Weekend Reads in Photography & Filmmaking

<i>“When someone reads, they are essentially admitting they want more, that the world is not enough for them. They want more knowledge, more experience.</i> …

Photography

Rinzi Ruiz on Using Colors and Lighting in Street Photography with the Fujifilm X100F

<i>All images by Rinzi Ruiz. Used with permission.</i><p>The photography of Rinzi Ruiz has always has a very noir-esque look to it. His works over the years …

Street Photography

20 Top Female Street Photographers on Instagram

Two weeks ago I posted 15 Top Instagram Accounts for Street Photographers, which ended up getting shared and viewed quite a bit. With that came …

103 Things I’ve Learned About Street Photography

<i>This article was originally posted on Digital Photography School.</i><p>Over the years, I have learned a lot of lessons about street photography. Below is a …

Four top tips for high contrast street photography

<b>The high contrast lighting of the midday summer sun can terrible for many subjects. However, street photography can look fantastic when photographers</b> …

Unique
Design
Renovations

Modern Angular Rural Family Home in Canada - Dwell

Out of "respect for the beams and their history," Designer Omer Arbel insisted that not a single reclaimed plank—still marked by nailheads and chipped paint—be cut nor altered during construction, which gave the home its striking geometric motif. It’s what he refers to as the "alchemy between …

Architecture

How to pick the perfect workout based on your 9-to-5 life

Head to a 5 a.m. Soulcycle class on any given weekday and it's bound to be filled with high-powered execs, dynamic entrepreneurs, and successful …

The 5 Best Belly-Flattening Foods

There are exercises that target your abs to help you get the rock-hard stomach you've always dreamed of. But if you really want to double-team belly bulge, then you'll need to eliminate sugar and processed carbs while also incorporating fat-burning foods into your diet. Keep reading to see which …

Nutrition

How to Photograph With Your Soul

Dear friend,<p>I’ve been really into the soul lately — in terms of how we can integrate it into our photography and life.<p>1. Why the soul?<p>In life, I’m …

Improve Your Photography Composition: 5 Free E-Books to Inspire Your Vision And Creativity

When you compose a frame to shoot a photograph, you are utilizing a vision that is uniquely yours in the way <i>you</i> see the world and how <i>you</i> want it …

Creativity

My Fujifilm X100F Settings

My Fujifilm X100F Settings for Street Photography & Wedding Photography.The post My Fujifilm X100F Settings appeared first on Fujifilm X-Photography …

FUJIFILM

23 ninja tips to improve your street photography

Talented Swiss street photographer Thomas Leuthard recently teamed up with the Cooperative of Photography (COOPH) to produce this handy video '23 …

The Epidemic of Gay Loneliness - The Huffington Post

Credits<p>Story - Michael Hobbes<p>Michael is a contributing editor and producer of Highline.<p>Creative Direction & Design - Sandra Garcia<p>Sandra is the creative director of Highline.<p>Development & Design - Gladeye<p>Gladeye is a New Zealand-based digital design agency.<p>Photo credits:<p>Cover image: PG/Magnum …

30 common photography problems solved

<b>James Abbott identifies some of the most common photographic problems - and then shows you how to solve them</b><p>Exposure<p>1. How to spot and avoid …

Long Exposure Photography Without Filters

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Landscape Photography

Wandering the Streets of Muscat Oman: A Photo Essay

A city of traditional architecture and friendly people, Muscat Oman was one of many highlights of our travels around the world. It’s a city to …

Saudi Arabia