Kassandra Engmann

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Why Facebook's news feed is changing – and how it will affect you

What has Facebook announced?<p>The company is altering the algorithm that runs the news feed, which displays a computer-curated selection of posts from other users and Facebook pages. No longer will it prioritise “helping you find relevant content”, says the site’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg. The new …

Social Media

WRITERS ON WRITING: Creative Rites – Taking the Job of Writer-Director

Screenwriter Peter Iliff (Patriot Games, Point Break) wanted more from his career. So, using the resources he could find and the connections he’d …

Local Food Writers Describe 2017’s Austin Restaurant Scene in One Word

<i>As is</i> <i>the</i> <i>tradition as we near the end of 2017, Eater asked a trusted group of friends, industry types, and local bloggers for their takes on the past culinary year in Austin. The annual survey spans eight questions, from dining surprises to best food neighborhoods and disappointing meals. All</i> …

Texas

5 Ways to Slow Down and Smell the Metaphorical Roses While Reading

I have long struggled with teaching myself to slow down while reading and give myself a chance to smell the metaphorical roses of the reading …

11 Tips For Writing More In 2018, So You Can Finally Finish That Manuscript

As another year drags itself across the finish line, many of us are starting to think about our goals for next year. Sure, 2017 had its horrible …

Creative Writing

Fill Up Your 10 Minutes Free Time With Over 2400+ Free Short Stories in This App

For energetic and restless kids, being cooped up inside can be a damper. The same toys and books can get boring quickly. It may be tempting and easy …

Capturing East Harlem in the 80s

<b>The New York neighbourhood of East Harlem, or El Barrio, has long been the home of many of the city's Latino population.</b><p>Journalist Ed Morales describes it as the place "where hip-hop and salsa trumps classical, prime real estate gives way to inner city".<p>Joseph Rodriguez's photographs from the 1980s …

5 Essential Street Photos YOU can take on your commute!

Alan Ruic made this video to motivate you to go out and shoot. We all can get stuck in a rut from time to time and take less photos than we would …

The one book every student should read in 2018, according to Harvard professors

Harvard University professors constantly read and assign texts to their students. So they know a good book when they see one.<p>With that in mind,</i> …

A Tillerson Slip Offers a Peek Into Secret Planning on North Korea

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson let slip last week a few tantalizing details about one of the nation’s most secret military contingency plans: how the United States would try to race inside North Korea to seize its nuclear weapons if it ever saw evidence that Kim Jong-un’s …

North Korea

A Cinematic Infrared Timelapse Based on the Dramatic Beauty of Salzburg

Probably much to the dismay of timelapse purists, I prefer to shoot 4k video and simply speed it up in post. I’m just trying to speed up all my …

How to Make the Most of the Affordable 50mm 1.8 Lens as a Portrait Photographer

Wanting to experiment with a variety of camera lenses means you're a <i>curious and determined</i> individual. It's helpful to familiarize oneself with …

Shutter Speed

Five Beginner Portrait Photography Lighting Tips

One of the biggest leaps you can make as a beginning portrait photographer is taking control of your lighting. It can be daunting at first, but …

Portrait Photography

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY MANUAL by ERIC KIM: STREET STOICISM

Portrait by Frank SteltzerDear friend,In this chapter of STREET PHOTOGRAPHY MANUAL, let us talk about the theoretical framework of becoming a badass …

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY MANUAL by ERIC KIM: Art of the Flaneur

Mumbai, 2011Dear friend,Let’s continue STREET PHOTOGRAPHY MANUAL, and talk about the importance of wandering, following your curiosity, and being a …

10 things the iPhone savagely destroyed in my life

This week was the iPhone’s 10th birthday, but if I’m going to be completely honest, I was one of the holdouts who didn’t get one until two years ago.<p>For years after the iPhone was released in 2007, I was a hermit who believed that I didn’t need material, worldly possessions. When my dad asked …

The future of the iPhone camera: 5x zoom, AI-powered, amazing in low light

The history of smartphone photography is a never-ending chase after features of full-sized cameras while keeping the actual camera modules slim …

PHOTOGRAPHY ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101: How to Build a True Following

BOOKS by HAPTIC INDUSTRIESDear friend,To continue PHOTOGRAPHY ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101, let’s talk how you can build a following.<b>Download PDF ></b>Why have a …

Bringing African folktales to life

<b>Folktales and the art of traditional storytelling are in danger of being lost and Nairobi-based performer Maïmouna Jallow is on a mission to reverse the trend. But on her journey to revive the art she has also discovered the relevance of performing contemporary stories.</b><p>There is something mystical …

The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation: Not a Soul Without Blame – BLARB

<i>The LARB Korea Blog is currently featuring selections from</i> The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation, <i>Charles Montgomery’s</i> …

Literature

Israeli Officers: You’re Doing ISIS Wrong

The United States is headed for disaster in Syria, some in Israel are warning.<p>ASSANIA MOUNTAIN, ON THE ISRAEL-SYRIAN BORDER—The Israeli military is not too impressed with President Donald Trump’s escalation against the Islamic State.<p>That, at least, is the distinct impression I got on a recent trip …

Middle East

10 Things You Should Never Do as a Photographer

In this article, I discuss some of the different things that I’ve personally decided are bad ideas as an artist. Let’s dive in.<p>1. Steal Other …

Is mindfulness meditation good for kids? Here’s what the science actually says. - Vox

Meditation is meant to help students deal with stress. But the hype is outpacing the evidence.<p>Welcome to <i>Show Me the Evidence</i><i>,</i> where we go beyond the frenzy of daily headlines to take a deeper look at the state of science around the most pressing health questions of the day.<p>The juniors and seniors …

Mindfulness

This retirement decision could be worth $72,000, but few Canadians take advantage of it

What would you rather have: a bag of money with $20,000 in it or a bag with $25,000? It seems like a silly question but the debate about when to …

Retirement

4 Landscape Photography Tutorials All About Post-Processing

Even after you’ve taken a photo, the image can continue to evolve through post-processing—whether it’s enhancing sharpness, color correction, …

How to Add Front Bokeh to a Portrait Using Christmas Lights

We’re all familiar with the fuzzy circles that bokeh creates usually behind our main subject, but this lesson is about creating bokeh in <i>front</i> of the …

Artist Debra Cartwright Ushers In Black History Month With Twitter's #WallForACause Mural Series

On Thursday, February 2nd, the Harlem-based artist and illustrator Debra Cartwright unveiled a 53-foot wide mural inside Twitter’s New York City office to kick off Black History Month. The mural, which will stand for three months, was created in partnership with the employee resource group …

Most Americans don’t want “religious freedom” laws that allow anti-LGBT discrimination

<b>(Getty/Yana Paskova)</b><p>A majority of Americans oppose discriminating against LGBT people in the name of religion<p>Nico Lang<p>February 8, 2017 10:00am (UTC)<p>A majority of Americans oppose denying services to LGBT individuals in the name of religion, according to a new poll from the Public Religion Research …

Perfect Examples of Framing in Photography

Ansel Adams - Wawona Tunnel View<p>Photographer Ansel Adams is known for his black and white landscape photos of the American West. In his <i>Wawona Tunnel</i> …