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11 Gear-Free Photography Hacks via Lifehack [Shared]

I am constantly on the lookout forways to improve my photography, especially those hacks that are free or cheap. These are all about craft, not expensive lenses or cameras. – Douglas 11 Gear-Free Photography Hacks – Lifehack It doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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100 ways to slightly improve your life without really trying | Life and style via The Guardian [Shared]

100 ways to slightly improve your life without really trying | Life and style | The Guardian Whether it’s taking fruit to work (and to the bedroom!), being polite to rude strangers or taking up skinny-dipping, here’s a century of … Continue reading

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How to Thrive While Living Alone, According to Reddit [Shared]

How to Thrive While Living Alone, According to Reddit Walking around naked. Belting show tunes in the shower. Basking in some peace and quiet. There are plenty of perks to living alone. At the same time, there are plenty of … Continue reading

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Why You Should Actually Use Your Wedding China via Eater [Shared]

Why You Should Actually Use Your Wedding China – Eater One privileged and also incredibly bulky result of being part of a family that’s been in the U.S. for multiple generations is that we’ve had time to accumulate a lot … Continue reading

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Norman Rockwell’s Lamppost Trick via Futility Closet [Creativity] [Shared]

The Lamppost Trick – Futility Closet In 1916, when Norman Rockwell began his career painting covers for the Saturday Evening Post, he faced a “recurring crisis” in coming up with new ideas. “I’d feel all washed out, blank, nothing in … Continue reading

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25 Anti-Mimetic Tactics for Living a Counter-Cultural Life via Epsilon Theory [Shared]

Despite the slightly over-written title, there are some interesting points made in this piece that get you thinking. — Douglas 25 Anti-Mimetic Tactics for Living a Counter-Cultural Life – Epsilon Theory Sometimes going with the flow is nice. Nobody wants … Continue reading

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Date stamps – Austin Kleon [Shared]

Date stamps – Austin Kleon My first real job after graduating from college was working the reference desk at a public library, so it makes me chuckle whenever I post artwork or diary pages online how often people ask me … Continue reading

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Alternative Christmas tree ideas to make a statement via Ideal Home

I love the idea of alternative Christmas trees, especially here in Southern California where the weather makes a natural tree more of a complication than a joy. I remember one year, early in our time here in California, when my … Continue reading

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New Weekly Newsletter: For The Weekend — Subscribe Today!

This week I started a new, weekly email newsletter last week entitled “For The Weekend.” Each week I’ll present a short essay and 4 interesting links to watch or read. Read Issue 1 Subscribe to For The Weekend…from Douglas E. … Continue reading

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50mm Street Photography: What Makes It Great (+ Tips) via Digital Photography School [Shared]

50mm Street Photography: What Makes It Great (+ Tips) There’s a longstanding debate about whether 50mm street photography is the right way to go, or if wider lenses are a better choice. Most people who practice street photography prefer lenses … Continue reading

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Home School: Photography Ideas & Inspiration -Simple techniques to help you create striking & dynamic photographs via Andrew Brooks On YouTube [Video]

In this film we look at some simple ideas to help you build on your creative photography skills. Looking at how to make the most out interesting locations and also how you can explore the world using photography. 00:08 – … Continue reading

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After COVID-19 – 2 in a series – Don’t Wait! Start Planning Today!

You X Ventures Things that will be in large supply once this is over… Retail/Restaurant/Commercial Real Estate Talent — in all fields Stimulus Money Businesses looking to grow again What can you build from these? Is it time to start … Continue reading

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5 Easy Ways to Drastically Improve Your Photographs for Beginners via Digital Photography School

  A Post By: Hannele Luhtasela-el Showk It’s the easiest thing in the world to take a photo. You aim and press, and you’ve captured a moment, which in time will turn into a treasured memory. But did you know that … Continue reading

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10 Bits of Cooking Savvy We Picked Up Hanging Out in the Kitchen via Food52

I have learned most — if not all – all my best cooking tricks from watching others, whether that is television chefs on the Food Network or Maria Gaetana in Agira — looking over her shoulder while she fried up … Continue reading

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