Ed Holder

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How to Access Lynda’s Learning Database for Free

If you’re looking to get a headstart on your New Year’s resolution and finally edit those family photos, learn a new programming language, or get a …

Learn a Coding Language in 2018

Changing career paths, getting an idea for an app out of your head, or just learning something new and useful are all great reasons to get started …

Use This Five-Point Guide to Find Patience When You're Annoyed

I am, and have always been, very easily annoyed. When I was little, I used to beg my mom to make my sister to stop singing in the car. “But it’s a …

Sony and Fuji just released a large amount of firmware updates for cameras and lenses

Firmware updates are kind of a mixed blessing. We like when they come out and fix issues we’ve been having or add new features. But when they come …

Six Techniques to Get Sharper Photos Without Spending a Dime

Every photographer is always on a quest for sharper photos, but many only have a vague idea of how to actually create sharper images. The obvious is …

Framing

Here's Exactly How Manual Transmissions Are Different From Automatics

We already know which one is supposed to be more “fun”, but what do the innards of manual and automatic transmissions look like? How do all the parts …

White Balance Simplified

Setting an image’s ideal white balance doesn’t have to be a complicated task, especially with the user-friendly software and cameras available today. …

Five Surprising Meals You Didn't Know You Could Make in a Single Pan

Moving into an apartment with no dishwasher has taught me the importance of using as few dishes as possible. Anything I can make in a single cooking …

How to Use ISO Settings in Digital Photography

ISO should be one of the easiest aspects of digital photography to master, but many beginners in photography still have a hard time understanding …

Shutter Speed

The Fastest Way to Alphabetize Your Bookshelf

If you have a lot of books on your bookshelf, alphabetizing it by author or title will make it easier to find specific books in the future. Here’s …

Algorithms

Use the "SBNRR" Technique to Handle Stressful Moments Mindfully

When your stress is building into an exasperating moment, emotions can easily get the best of you. And that can be detrimental if you’re in a …

What is equivalence and why should I care?

The concept of 'equivalence*1' is still somewhat controversial and not always clearly understood. We thought it was about time we explained - and …

Cameras

Quickly Clean Window Blinds by Wrapping Tongs in Microfiber Cloth

If you’re like me, you’ve never really thought to clean your window blinds. Fellow slobs, here’s a PSA: every now and then, your blinds get dusty and …

Make an Indoor Water Garden in a Jar for Carefree Greenery

If you don’t have a green thumb but want to liven up your home or office with some plants, it might be time to get aquatic. Aquatic plants can offer …

Histograms for Beginners

One of the most important benefits of digital photography is one that can be a little intimidating for new photographers: the histogram.

Camera Modes: Setting Aperture and Shutter Speed

You might think that acquiring a $1,000 DSLR makes you a photographer. In truth, the first step down the “photographer road” is switching from auto …

Shutter Speed

Give Yourself a Sense of Control to Overcome Your Procrastination

When your motivation is low, it’s hard to get started on your work. And nothing can sap your motivation quite like feeling you’re out of control of …

Don’t Discount the Intelligence of Emotions

Intelligence and emotion are often presented as mutually exclusive, but they don’t have to be. Emotional intelligence can help you develop better …

Clean Dirty Paintbrushes In a Snap with a Fork

Your paintbrushes should be clean and dry when you store them, but getting all that paint out of the bristles can be messy. Rather than use your …

Which shutter speed should I use?

If you are like me, knowing what shutter speed to use when you are trying to capture a particular type of action can be confusing at times. So I’ve …

Shutter Speed

Boost Your Emotional Intelligence by Ditching the Word "Interesting"

Every one of your day to day conversations is an opportunity to express your thoughts and perspective. Not only does it allow others to know the real …

Emotional Intelligence

Clean and Freshen Your Mattress In Three Simple Steps

Even if you’re pretty good about washing your bed sheets, it’s easy to forget that your mattress can use a good cleaning every now and again too. …

Mattresses

Knife Sharpening Tip From a Master Bladesmith: Apply Adequate Pressure

There’s a big difference between running your knife along a sharpening stone and actually sharpening it. Here’s how much pressure a Master Bladesmith …

Your Fire Extinguisher Needs Quick, Regular Maintenance

If you ever need to use your fire extinguisher, you probably want it to work. The powder in some extinguishers can settle and harden at the bottom, …

The Evolution of Anxiety: Why We Worry and What to Do About It

Let’s pretend for a moment that you are a giraffe. You live on the grasslands of the African savannah. You have a neck that is 7 feet long (2.1 …

Humanity

Ease Into Meditation with “Mini Meditation”

Meditation has a ton of benefits, from reducing anxiety to increasing concentration, but it isn’t something you can jump into and excel at right …

The Photo Tips That Finally Clicked and Made Me a Better Photographer

I have tried and failed to get into photography several times in my life. I like the idea of taking beautiful photos, but all the rules, settings, …

Sony Cyber-shot

Block Out Distractions and Regain Focus With Mental Narration

If you’re having trouble focusing on your tasks, narrating a short script in your head about what you need to do might help you zero in.<p>We all have …

MONIT Is a Free System Monitor for Mac that Lives in Your Notification Center

Mac: System monitors are one of those brands of apps that are nice to keep around, but most of us don’t feel like paying for one. If you don’t mind a …