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Read This Before Joining as Employee 1 to 20 at a Startup

Stacy La made the leap from design at Yammer and Microsoft to Clover Health, when the bootstrapped startup was only four people. Now, the company's …

The 5 Habits of Extreme Learners

As new technology shakes up the workforce, we must empower students to take control of their own learning, writes Milton Chen.

Conversation Is a Skill. Here's How to Be Better At It | Heleo

“I consider questions to be the most powerful tool you have at your disposal.”<p><b>READ ON TO DISCOVER:</b><p><i>How a single black man inspired 200 KKK members to</i> …

6 Food Photography Tips for Any Camera!

You may think that if you don’t own a fancy, expensive camera, there’s no reason to even try to take better photos. However, by making a few simple …

How to Create Moody Photos

One of the things that elevates the work of the best photographers above that of everybody else is mood. Defining mood is a little tricky. Here’s my …

How to Take Camera Phone Pictures

As many of you probably know, having a camera with you at all times isn’t always possible. As much as you might try, there will be times when you …

Mobile Photography

Animal Portrait Tips

Animal portrait photography is a challenge. Whether you photograph a pet, a wildlife subject or make grab shots, numerous factors determine the …

How to create the ultimate fake sun with a strobe (with lighting diagrams)

Nikon d800 1/200s – f2.8 – ISO 100 – 50mm<p>Some shots need a sun. Sadly the sun is not at the optimal angle at all locations. Heck, if you are indoors …

8 Great Tips on How to Photograph Your Pets With Amazing Results

8 Tips on How to Photograph Pets<p>Who doesn't like a close up of a loved family pet? Getting <b>treasured photographs</b> of loved pets is something we enjoy …

Pets

Tips on Getting Sharper Images with Manual Focus Lenses

Ever since Leica presented a camera at the 1976 Photokina with working automated focusing, autofocus technology has taken leaps and bounds in its …

Fashion Photography

15 Breathtaking Examples of Bird Photography

Just about any time I see a bird, I’m reminded of that iconic scene in the original Jurassic Park when Dr. Grant schools the precocious kid about how …

Get Focused! Image Stacking for Maximum Depth of Field

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned.One of the primary objectives when …

Charters Pole: a portable “crane” for video and photography

No drone? No problem. The Charters Pole does the job, and it’s a one time investment that will take your image capturing devices to new heights, …

Fujifilm's X100F is possibly the most beautiful digital camera ever made

It seems Fujifilm has painted itself into a corner with its latest compact camera, the X100F.<p>Quite arguably the X100F is the most beautiful digital …

How to convert a floor dolly into a DIY tripod track dolly

Floor dollies are fantastic tools for giving your camera some motion when shooting video. The problem with them, though, is that you need a perfectly …

Sony's new noise-cancelling headphones block out the world

Sony unveiled its newest flagship set of high-end, noise-canceling wireless headphones at IFA in Berlin today. They're called the MDR-1000X and aim to block all outside sounds until you're ready to let them in.<p>The headphones boast an upgraded filtering process that relies on a pair of noise sensors …

Consumer Tech

Chatbooks: Capturing Your Life in a Gorgeous Photo Book

Roughly 15 years ago, I was rummaging through a pile of photo scrapbooks. None were the same size, some had photos sticking out of the top, and they frankly looked unsightly on our family room bookshelf. That’s when I came up with this ahead-of-its-time idea: Someone should start a printing service …

Google Play

The new Glif smartphone mount is the smartest of its kind

Launched just 18 months after Kickstarter itself, the original Glif was an early beacon of what was to come for the crowdfunding platform, with an innovative tripod mount for smartphones unlike any other. Studio Neat has taken its sweet time to launch the sequel, but the new Glif was worth the …

The 9 Biggest Myths About Creativity You Should Never Believe | Inc.com

The following beliefs are held firmly throughout corporate America, and I hear them all the time. They simply make sense to people, but they are not true. Here is why.<p>1. Innovation = creativity<p>Those two words are often used interchangeably.<p><b>Reality:</b> Although related, those are two different terms. …

Innovation

The Superbook is a $99 laptop shell for your Android phone

The dream of the Motorola Atrix lives<p>The dream of turning your smartphone into a laptop will never die. From Motorola's Atrix to this crazy HP Windows Phone, there have been a number of companies that have tried (and largely failed) to build a smartphone that can be attached to a dock and turned …

6 tech gadgets that will improve your daily life

Life is hard. Luckily, humans are pretty smart and invent some great ways to deal with the complexities of life.<p>When we decided hanging clothes …

Gear & Gadgets

12 Easy Tricks Every Clean Person Knows

Making your bed, dusting shelves, and taking out the trash: piece of cake times three. If only all household chores could be this easy. When the inside of a vase gets so muck-ridden that it's probably a health-code violation or your air conditioner is literally blowing filth into your face, this …

The Unspoken Consequences of a Photojournalist's Life

<i>Ed Kashi, a documentary photographer and member of the VII Photo agency, writes about the challenges of balancing his professional and personal</i> …

A Breakfast Smoothie the Kids Won't Even Know Is Healthy(!)

Our food director's trick for getting her kids to down fruit smoothies: give 'em a fancy name.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>If I offered you …

Breakfast

This Is Not a Drill: Rainbow Coffee Exists and It Is Magical AF

We've reached peak rainbow consumption.<p>First there was rainbow hair. Then there was rainbow grilled cheese. Now, dear readers, there is rainbow <i>coffee</i> and it is the divine creation of a man named Mason Salisbury, a "technista" at Sambalatte in Las Vegas. Look at it:<p>He only started futzing with the …

Dark Souls Board Game Hits Kickstarter, Gets Funded in 3 Minutes

Today, a Kickstarter campaign for a Dark Souls Board Game began asking for backers. And got them. That’s right, it took all of 3 minutes for the …

Samsung patents smart contact lenses with a built-in camera

In the future, we could all be wearing smart contact lenses, like the ones secret agents use in movies.<p>Samsung has been granted a patent in South …

Augmented Reality

The Way You Store Your Food Is Ruining It

Many of my clients assume they should be eating fresh, raw produce to reap the most health perks possible. But the reality is, several studies have …

10 space-saving furniture designs for small homes

City dwellers are adapting to escalating house prices by living in smaller, more flexible spaces, and designers are responding with furniture that …