Photoshop Focus Stacking for Still Life and Product Photography

December 15, 2018

The post Photoshop Focus Stacking for Still Life and Product Photography appeared first on Digital Photography School. It was authored by Darina Kopcok. Still life and product photography often require that your entire subject be sharp. This can be difficult to achieve in-camera because if you’re shooting up-close, you can’t always get a lot of your subject in focus. Stopping down to a smaller aperture (higher F-stop number) will not…


How To Help New Parents

November 24, 2018

Last summer, on Facebook, I saw a photo of a sign some new parents made after having a baby, in which they demanded help around the house in return for time with their newborn. I wrote a post about it. I shared it on Instagram. People were divided. Some, myself included, felt the sign was presumptuous, pretentious, obnoxious, and at the very least, tacky. Others felt that in a world…


Paul Walker’s Daughter Celebrates 20th Birthday, 5 Years After Her Dad’s Death

November 11, 2018

@meadowwalker/Instagram Paul Walker’s daughter has celebrated her 20th birthday, five years after her dad’s tragic death. Meadow Walker turned 20 over the weekend (November 4) and took to social media to celebrate with her followers. She posted a picture to her Instagram story to mark the occasion, showing her holding a slice of chocolate cake with q pink ‘2’ candle and a pink ‘0’ one. The twenty-year-old lost her father…


Ever Wonder if Groupon Getaways Are a Good Deal? We Have Answers

Don’t look. BUT OH MY GOD, LOOK. Look at all the places you could go  — and how little it costs to get there. From the base of Mount Everest or the Eiffel Tower to the stretches of the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu and the Egyptian pyramids — the world is the budget traveler’s oyster when it comes to Groupon Getaways. What are Groupon Getaways and How do…

November 2, 2018

Staying Sober Is Considered In-Flight Etiquette, Study Reveals

Pixabay If your flight has a complimentary drinks service, it’s all too easy to get carried away with the booze, but unfortunately, a study has revealed staying sober is considered an essential rule of in-flight etiquette.  A study by TravelSupermarket asked 2,000 frequent flyers about the unspoken rules on aeroplanes, coming up with a whole list of things that are expected of passengers. There’s always something bound to irritate you…

October 21, 2018

One Third Of People Regularly Drive When Stressed, Research Finds

Pixabay If you’re a driver, you’ve no doubt had ‘off days’ where every minor inconvenience stresses you out and puts you in a bad mood. It doesn’t matter if it’s something as little as having to stop at every traffic light, or if the car in front of you is driving below the speed limit. Whatever the inconvenience, it affects your mood. And now a study has found that one…

October 12, 2018

Biggest Inconveniences Of Modern Life Revealed

August 29, 2018

Deposit Photos Life can be full of excitement, devastation and joy, but most of the time it’s full of inconveniences. We may not be living in plague times anymore, throwing our own poop out onto the heads of our neighbours. But it seems modern Britain still has plenty to tut and grumble about. Indeed, a new study of 2,000 adults has revealed the top 40 gripes which are putting a…


Did Marriage Make Me Forget How To Be Alone?

August 8, 2018

It was 11 p.m. in Porto, Portugal, in a charming riverside apartment with glorious sweeping views of the water and cliffside. I had just spent the day tasting Port in the Douro River Valley, drinking Vinho Verde, and eating Portuguese egg tarts. I should have been reminiscing contentedly in bed about the day’s jaunts, but instead I was in the bathroom, sobbing manically into the shower as if my soul were…


6 mistakes couples make that could be ruining their sex life

August 5, 2018

TORWAISTUDIO/Shutterstock Everyone wants to have a healthy sex life, but not everyone knows how to get it.  Couples often experience a lackluster sex life when they’re not participating in mental foreplay.  Cybersex addictions can also keep couples from experiencing great sex.  The following is an adapted excerpt from “159 Mistakes Couples Make In The Bedroom: And How To Avoid Them” by Dr. Bea M. Jaffrey: Fifty percent of couples are dissatisfied…


Thanksgiving, Sacrifice, and Adoration – Part 8 Mini-Course on Prayer

July 29, 2018

Editor’s Note: In Part 7 of this mini-course, David Torkington examined the letters F (faith) and A (abandonment) in his explication of the “OUR FATHER” mnemonic, or memory jog, for keeping God and prayer at the forefront of our lives. Today, he continues with the letters T (thanksgiving) and H (Holy Communion). Continuing my introduction to daily prayer by using each letter of the Our Father to remind us of…