Einar Parker

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Exploring the Gestalt Principles of Design

Gestalt principles are an important set of ideas for any designer to learn and their implementation can greatly improve the aesthetics of a design as …

Fashion’s Busiest Photographers

These photographers are some of the industry’s legends — and continue to rank among the busiest.<p>Private planes, beautiful models, exotic locales. …

Michael Kors

Foveon’s Remarkable Quest for Realism

By<p>Updated Sept. 18, 2016 5:07 a.m. ET<p>“There are only four companies in the world who can do this, Canon, Sony, Fuji, and us."<p>I was talking with <b>Shri</b> …

Chris Buckard Made The Switch To The Sony EX-7

<i>WHICH ONE WOULD YOU TAKE TOMORROW<br>If I had to grab one camera and just go it would probably be my A6000. If I want to go somewhere, I really want to</i> …

Turning Portraits Into Profits: How to Run a Portrait Photography Business

As a photo rep, I have always had great admiration for the portrait photographer. You are catching people at their worst (“I hate having my picture …

Here's how one CEO makes hiring decisions in 7 minutes

In an interview with Adam Bryant of The New York Times, Beck said she was the "queen of the seven-minute interview."<p>She told Bryant: "I interview for only seven to 10 minutes, and I have a framework — it's skill, will, and fit."<p>She said she could ascertain skill in about two minutes, based only on …

How to Price Anything: The Psychology of Why We’ll Pay What We Pay

“How much should I charge for this?”<p>While talking about money might still be taboo in some circles, there’s no way to get past the fact that your …

Psychology

53 design terms and tips to help marketers level-up

When I first started out in marketing, I didn’t quite predict that I’d be a part-time designer, too.<p>Now, in 2016, visual content is more than 40X more likely to get shared on social media than other types of content and it’s become obvious and even necessary for all of us marketers to have at least …

Graphic Design

Learn how to read your histogram and nail exposure in just 2 minutes

Histograms are handy things. They either confirm that you’ve nailed your exposure or let you instantly see if you need to adjust. But, they can be …

Meet The Zentrepreneur: A New And Emerging Breed Of Entrepreneur

<i>What is a Zentrepreneur? It’s an inside-out executive who remains calm under every circumstance while adding value to the world and achieving impossible goals.</i><p><i></i>In the words of Ron Rubin, owner of The Republic of Tea (founded by the same executives behind The Banana Republic), “While an entrepreneur …

The Complete Guide to Lens Filters (Part Two)

In Part One we looked at lens filter basics, and the UV and Polarizing Filter. In this part we’ll look at:<p>Three more important kinds of filters.<br>• How …

This is how you build a portable charger case to answer all your power needs

If you are shooting on location (and even if not) you must have a ton of batteries to power your production war-horse. The camera takes batteries, …

Portable

Gardening for Beginners: 7 Easy Steps to Taking Plant Cuttings

Gardening for Beginners: 7 Easy Steps to Taking Plant Cuttings<p>Updated on March 4, 2018<p>Making New Plants From Cuttings<p>Did you know that plants can be …

The most powerful 10 second toning tip you've never heard of!

Here’s a colour toning tip I picked up from Barrington Russell last year and I still use it to this day! What if I told you that within just 10 …

Tutorials

How to Draw Trees

Trees seem like one of the few things that are easy to draw. However, if you know nothing about drawing, you may either go too simple...<p>... or too …

Graphics

The Unofficial Design Portfolio Handbook

<i>by Martijn van den Broeck, all opinions my own.</i><p><b>Download your free copy of The Unofficial Design Portfolio Handbook.</b><p>Table of Contents<p><b>Before your</b> …

UX Design

38 Design Tips for Creating an Amazing User Experience

The SEO and online marketing landscape is one that is constantly in flux, changing with small steps or big leaps as the online realm itself evolves to stay in touch with what users want and need.<p>If you are still focusing your optimization and marketing efforts on keeping pace with search engine …

5 Ways Computational Design Will Change the Way You Work

<i>This article was originally published on ArchSmarter.</i><p>These days, nearly every architect uses a computer. Whether it’s for 3D modeling, documentation …

Machine Learning

In Defense of Steve McCurry

<i>New York Times Magazine</i> photography critic, Teju Cole, recently penned what could only be construed as a takedown of National Geographic photographer …

5 Practical Tips to Humanize User Experience

A web site with <i>great user experience</i> is like a brick and mortar store with <i>excellent customer service</i>.A store has salespeople who try to identify …

Thunkable: coding for the masses and profits for the makers

Coding is definitely something we mostly leave to the experts nowadays. After all, learning a whole new programming language is not easy, and that is pretty much what it takes to make an application. But about 5 years ago the guys at MIT came up with a handy little tool that changed everything. App …

5 Tricks to Improve Adobe Lightroom CC Performance

No matter how much you enjoy the editing stage of photography, you probably want to work through it as efficiently as possible. For Lightroom users, …

Tutorials

8 Documentary Photography Tips From a National Geographic Photojournalist

Are you currently working as a photojournalist or do you aspire to be one? Does the thought of traveling the world and telling the stories of the …

Photography

Review: Wileyfox Storm is Britain’s well-specced invite-free answer to OnePlus [Video]

Grab a OnePlus One, slap on a fox logo and some pretty, shiny orange trim and you essentially have the Wileyfox Storm. It’s an attractive, affordable handset which currently stands as one of the few official Cyanogen partner phones with flagship specs. It’s made by a British company, and my …

This PSD Reveals What Every Photoshop Adjustment Layer Does via Curves

Want to see what Photoshop’s adjustment layers are actually doing to your photos in terms of curves? There’s an easy new way to do so.<p>Los …

Tutorials

Seven Customer Service Phrases That Great Companies Never Use

Every business deserves its own customer service style, a flavor to call its own for its customer-facing operations. Customer service shouldn’t be entirely cookie cutter, entirely one-style-fits-all for the business or the customer. That’s why, when I’m consulting for a client on their customer …

Microsoft Officially Unveils Its Arrow Launcher For Android

There are a number of ways to customize an Android smartphone, but one of the more unexpected tools to emerge earlier this year was Arrow, an Android launcher application designed by Microsoft. This summer, an unfinished version of the launcher was discovered by way of a Google+ group for beta …

15 must-read books by tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their brilliant minds

And a lot of them want to share their ideas with anybody who will listen.<p>We've put together 15 of the best books written by current and former tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their fabulous minds.

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …