Some of the things I found in the past week (or two) that piqued my interest. The links may be related to Photography, Technology, Science, Productivity, Self-Compassion…just anything that has helped me or held my interest. I hope you find something of interest too.

#health #nutrition | 20 Healthy Snacks for Kids, College Students, Home, or Work
http://bit.ly/2yc6l4N
This article provides some great information and suggestions for healthy snacks. Whether you are a kid or an adult…there are some good ideas here.

#productivity | 5 Time-Saving Productivity Hacks, Reviewed
http://bit.ly/2yesnUx
A great resource/review of different techniques to help productivity. I, for one, am always looking to be more productive.

#photography #inspiration | Intersting Compositions & Amazing Images
http://bit.ly/2kielew
http://bit.ly/2kg4OEO
http://bit.ly/2gebSNU
http://bit.ly/2g5rrHj

#photoshop | How to Color Correct with One Click in Photoshop
http://bit.ly/2fZxRYl
A seven minute tutorial that shows a simple way to correct a color cast by using the Curves tool in Photoshop.

#photoshop | Photoshop Sharpening Essentials
http://bit.ly/2wEm2xy
An older article from Scott Kelby with great information on sharpening photos in Photoshop.

#movie #trailer | Here’s your full-length ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ trailer
http://engt.co/2g0w5X3
A trailer to make you very excited for the next Star Wars movie.

#photography | 10 macro photography tips for beginners
http://bit.ly/2wsYLyo
An article that gives good detail and information on doing macro photography. From gear to logistics to composition…a nice array of factors are covered.

#amazing | THE BOWL – A film by Peter McKinnon
http://bit.ly/2g7A8ku
I follow Peter McKinnon’s Youtube channel…it is my favorite. You know one of those channels that you constantly check for new content and are as excited as a little kid when there is. He is an amazing videographer/photographer. This film is, simply put, AMAZING. It made me think…it made my mouth drop open in fascination…it made me emotional.

#app #mobile #photography | Snapseed Gets New Photo Filters and a Facelift
http://bit.ly/2wm9ryK
Snapseed is my photo editor of choice on the iPhone. I use other apps, but my photos always go through Snapseed first. It recently had a major overhaul and I have to say I still love it….maybe even a little better than before.

#photography #composition | How to Break the Rules with a Central Composition
http://bit.ly/2yKQiZ8
A good write-up about the rule of thirds aspect of composition and how breaking that rule with a centered subject can be a great way of catching a viewer’s eye.

#photography | I bought a $200 camera and lens so people would stop giving credit to the camera for my photos
http://bit.ly/2kiFk9U
As photographers, we typically don’t like to be told that our camera takes good photos because it’s not the camera it’s the eye of the person taking the photo. I like the way this photographer handled it when people kept giving credit to the camera.

#politics | How our friendship survives our opposing politics
http://bit.ly/2wm1w4w
I will never go into my political opinions online…it’s just not me. This is an awesome TED Talk about how we can still get along despite our differences of opinion. I highly recommend taking the time to watch it.

Happy reading, researching or whatever you like to do.

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