Brian Everett Francis

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TIME’s Latest Cover Photos were Shot on the iPhone

<i>TIME</i> magazine’s latest issue features a special project titled FIRSTS, which features profiles of 46 influential women who are changing the world. …

Four Things to Remember While Shooting Portraits

It’s that time of year! School portrait photographers are packing up their lenses, and rolling up their laser covered backdrops – ready to photo the …

7 Things You Should Know About Headshots

<b>1) What is a headshot?</b><p>Headshot, yes, I know that is a weird name. However, what it means in relation to a photograph is simply a portrait that …

Photography Tips

A Frame Within a Frame

The getting-ready room at the Hanover Inn in Dartmouth, New Hampshire, was in such a state of disarray that when it came time to take portraits of …

Don't Buy a Third Party Camera Battery Until You Read This

Have you ever put a third party lens on your camera? I am guessing for the majority of you the answer is yes. The reason for that is that there are …

Batteries

TSA Requires a Separate Screening of Cameras in Airports Now

Bad news, photographers: your airport experience in the United States is now more tedious if you’re planning to carry a camera onto the plane. The …

Flying

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

Feed your brain at the gym, in the car, or whenever you have a few minutes to spare.<p>Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to …

Self-improvement

The one artist you need to see live this year is a jazz saxophonist — not Kanye West

For the casual music listener, Washington has gained notoriety in recent years for being one of the musical virtuosos that shaped the sound on Kendrick Lamar's thunderous, unforgettable 2015 hip hop record, "To Pimp A Butterfly" and its 2016 successor "Untitled Unmastered."<p>But don't be mistaken, …

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM

<b>Pros</b><p>Extremely sharp. BR Optics eliminate color fringing. Close focus for 1:4.8 magnification. Wide aperture. Excellent build quality.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Noticeable …

Cameras

The 5 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself In Middle Age

Sometimes, lying hurts worse than the truth.<p>You know when you are lying to yourself, right? It’s something we all do on occasion — for various reasons. But by the time you are 50, there are some lies you need to stop telling yourself because they could actually hurt you. A version of this post …

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways To Reverse This Effect)

We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?<p>Researchers at Yale University finally have the answer. They found that stress reduces the volume …

3 Simple Steps to Give Your Subjects Amazing Eyes In Photoshop

Many can debate the ethical use of Photoshop, but if you strip down its use to a core idea, the editing software is meant to enhance imagery and …

Tutorials

Your Favorite New Travel-Friendly Beauty Dish

<b>Sponsored by</b> <b>Westcott</b><p>Joel Grimes has spent more than 30 years honing his craft as a portrait and beauty photographer for top advertising clients. One …

Shutter Speed

1 Light Beauty Portrait Setup

I have a lot of respect for photographers who solely focus on beauty imagery. It’s definitely a skillset that I’ve been honing over the past few …

One Light Portrait Lighting for AWESOME Portraits & Headshots

What’s your favorite Light Shaping Tool?

Photography is light. In order to capture the feeling you are trying to convey, you need to be able to shape light. We asked 8 photographers to …

Photography

Phottix Spartan Beauty Dish

Phottix have launched a new light modifier called the Spartan Beauty Dish. Easily assembled using flexible rods, the Phottix Spartan is more than …

Beauty

Want to Lose Weight and Get in Better Shape? Science Says Do 1 Thing First

Fitness trackers are fun, but all that data could go to waste if you don't get the inside scoop on how you're built and what is best for you.<p>Americans spend a ton of money on diet and exercise--health clubs alone take in over $75 billion a year in revenue--in spite of the fact that most of us have …

Fitness

Live By the Five Hour Rule to Always Keep Learning New Skills

Learning or practicing new skills is so important, it’s hard to ignore how vital it is to a successful career. To keep your educational momentum …

10 Simple Habits of Insanely Productive People

Surround yourself with inspiring, sharp, and positive people.<p><i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora --the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of</b> …

insanely

Fuji X-Pro 2 – Shooting @ High ISO | Ted A. Vieira

This is a followup to the video I did a little while ago where I talked about shooting at ISO 12800. For that video I just set up some still life, …

NYC's first new marina in two decades just opened in Brooklyn

You know that boat you’ve always wanted to buy, but was limited by the space of your tiny New York apartment? Well, dust off your navy blazer and …

Mark Cuban: Business Is the Ultimate Sport

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the reasons I’m such a big fan of Mark Cuban, is because he’s not afraid to tell aspiring entrepreneurs exactly how hard it is, to become truly successful in business.<p>He doesn’t sugarcoat the inevitable failures you’ll …

Entrepreneurship

10 Things You Should Do Before You Start Investing

People often get excited about the possibility of getting a nice return on their money through investing, so as soon as they have a little bit of …

Personal Finance

Always Photograph Flowers This Way

Flowers are magical. The first thing I photographed with my first camera was a flower in my yard. It was the perfect subject because it was …

Lumix

Photographer invents a chassis to turn your iPhone 6S/6S Plus into a camera rig

I get the charm of shooting video on an iPhone, especially since picking up an iPhone SE. It’s small, it’s always with you, and the video it can …

Is Your Mind Wandering?

<b>Is your mind wandering?</b><p><b>The Practice: Pay attention.</b><p><b>Why?</b><p>Moment to moment, the flows of thoughts and feelings, sensations and desires, and conscious and unconscious processes sculpt your nervous system like water gradually carving furrows and eventually gullies on a hillside. Your brain is …

10 Remarkable Habits of the Most Passionate People

Whether in business, politics, or entertainment, folks with passion have the ability to cause a stir, get our hearts beating, and spark passion in us as well. This is how they do it.<p>Exploring how successful people conduct their lives can motivate and guide our own. Sometimes, while seeking deeper …

personaldevelopment

9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever

The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the mistaken assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your energy on getting the job done, assuming that the rest will take care of itself. Big mistake.<p>New …