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Practical advice to improve your street photography

Street photography is difficult. It generally requires patience, a keen eye and lightning fast reflexes to be successful. So what can you do to …

Street Photography

When “Good” Isn’t Enough: Use Photoshop to Turn a Decent Landscape Photo Into a Masterpiece (VIDEO)

Anyone who has looked through the viewfinder at a spectacular landscape knows it’s pretty difficult to not get a decent shot. But when “good” simply …

A Simple Visual Guide to Photographic Lens Filters

If you’re just getting started in photography, perhaps you’ve confused or overwhelmed by the different types of filters that are available for your …

Photography

The ultimate guide to debunking right-wingers’ insane persecution fantasies

Conservatives love to pretend they’re being denied their religious liberty. Here’s how to prove them wrong<p>Certain words should not be tossed around lightly. <i>Persecution</i> is one of those words.<p>Religious right leaders and their followers often claim that they are being persecuted in the United States. …

A Concise Guide to Lightroom Develop Presets

Tutorials

Lightroom 5 Tips - Hidden Gems Digital Photography School

Photography

I’m a Republican — and “social conservatism” must be stopped

For a Republican like me, the current agenda of many on the right is politically stupid and counter-productive<p>Rep. Randy Forbes is not happy. The Republican Party is not actively discriminating against gay congressional candidates as much as he'd like, and social conservatives like Forbes are fed …

Essentials: The Outdoor Photographer

<i>Essentials is a brand new series where we round up specially curated kits for different photographers in different situations. Other items could</i> …

An Alternative Rule-of-Thirds

Most of you will be familiar with the rule-of-thirds: the idea that you can improve composition by placing the main subject a third of the way in …

Digital Photography

Do You Know these 15 Key Features of your DSLR?

Got a new DSLR? Still trying to work out where to start? Check out this free video by Jeff Cable that runs you through 15 features of that DSLR that …

DSLR Cameras

Research Shows that Monsanto's Big Claims for GMO Food Are Probably Wrong

<b>It’s going to be a tough row to hoe, from here on out for Monsanto.</b><p><i>Alternet<br>By Jill Richardson</i><p>Oops. The World Food Prize committee’s got a bit of egg …

Master These Five Lightroom Sliders and Your Photos Will Pop

Have you ever opened up Lightroom (or any other professional level editing program) and said, “Oh my – where do I start?” If so then this post is …

Lightroom

How CIOs Can Change the Game

The findings are sobering: almost half of CEOs view their CIOs as out of step with the business and about the same percentage think IT should be a commodity service, purchased as needed. We tackled this thorny issue in a webinar sponsored by the Harvard Business Review, Dell, and CIO.com called …

Seven Questions to Ask Your Data Geeks

Using data to manage is nothing new. But using big data to manage IS new, offering unprecedented challenges, opportunity, and risk. Senior executives need to learn and learn quickly. They must be prepared to ask penetrating questions when their data scientists bring them a new idea. Those who ask …

Boosting Creativity Through Constraints

Conventional wisdom holds that the best way to boost a team’s creativity is to unshackle them from constraints. The less they have to worry about, the more open they’ll be with their ideas, the theory goes. Budget? Unlimited! Ideas from outside? Bring ’em on! Different business model? Consider it …

Good Leaders Don’t Use Bad Words

During a painfully dull futures workshop Down Under, a simple word change helped transform a stagnant discussion.<p>The facilitator, with a world-class flair for bafflegab and platitude, had asked the group to envision products customers might desire a decade hence. The conversation regurgitated …

The Cognitive Bias Keeping Us from Innovating

Any five-year-old has no trouble turning an old blanket and a couple of chairs into an impenetrable fort. But as we get older, knowledge and experience increasingly displace imagination and our ability to see an object for anything other than its original purpose. This is called Functional …