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10 Photography Blogs You Should Be Reading

There is a wealth of knowledge about every conceivable topic on the internet, including photography. In this post, you will find 10 awesome …

Street Photography

Seven ways to start saving more money this year

If saving more money in 2016 was one of your resolutions, it's easy to do so with these simple steps.<p>Chances are you made a resolution to save more …

Where Eric Schmidt, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are putting their money

They're leading some of the biggest tech companies, but they're also helping fund tech's next big thing.<p>Google's Eric Schmidt, Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Microsoft's Bill Gates top the list of powerful tech executives who double as active angel investors.<p>That's according to The Information's Insider …

13 Bad Money Habits You Should Break in 2016 to Build More Wealth

<b>By Kathleen Elkins</b><br>Getting rich is a long-term game.<br>The good news is that starting to accumulate wealth is almost entirely under your control - all it …

7 Toxic Money Habits You Need to Quit Now

Ignoring financial problems will only make them worse.<p>Bad money habits can be exceptionally hard to break, whether they’re ingrained from your …

Personal Finance

Warren Buffett's 15-Minute Retirement Plan

It's boring, but solid.<p>If Warren Buffett weren’t the world’s best stock picker, how would he plan for retirement?<p>Luckily for the rest of us, he’s …

Investing

10 Reasons Why You’re Still Not Rich

The Beatles famously sang, "Money can't buy me love," and we're certainly not arguing with that realization. Still, it's hard to deny the enviable …

Personal Finance

How I Simplified My Finances

<b>You can treat this article as an introduction to saving money. It’s a simple guide for people who struggle with keeping track of their expenses. If</b> …

The 16 Cardinal Rules of Loaning Money to Friends and Family

Loaning money to friends and family is one of life's greatest dilemmas. On one hand, you want to help somebody you care for when they're in a …

Consistency is the key to unlocking life-changing financial habits

For years, there has been a steady drumbeat of surveys that tell us we aren’t saving enough.<p>Bankrate.com’s latest look at how people handle their money found that 63 percent of Americans don’t have enough in a rainy-day fund to cover emergencies that might run them anywhere from $500 to $1,000. …

Are you tough enough to follow these 9 rules and save your financial life?

Are you a hot mess financially? Confused by the contradictions of financial advice? Wish you had enough money to even start listening to financial …

Personal Finance

How do solar panels work? - Richard Komp

It's 720,000th time lucky! Photographer takes perfect picture of diving kingfisher in honour of his grandfather - but it took him six years and 4,200 hours to get the shot

• <b>Alan McFadyen never forgot boyhood visits to Kirkcudbright, Scotland, with grandfather Robert Murray 40 years ago</b>• <b><br>After taking up photography he</b> …

5 Photography Books You Will Want to Own

The sources of education and inspiration available to photographers today are seemingly endless, thanks mainly to the digitized world in which we …

Photography

25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List

<i>By Laura Woods, Contributor</i><p>While you relax in the sun by the pool this summer, make the most of your free time by checking out 25 of the hottest, newest and best-selling personal finance books. Learn how to catapult yourself to success and better manage your funds so that you can have even more …

Self-improvement

Amazon.com: Trenton Lee Stewart: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle

TRENTON LEE STEWART is author of the award-winning, New York Times bestselling Mysterious Benedict Society series; the New York Times bestselling …

Burning to Enhance Features and Retouch in Lightroom

Burning to Retouch and Enhance Features in Lightroom<p>In this tutorial, we’re going to use burning to enhance the features and muscles on our model all …

The Golden Ratio vs. The Rule of Thirds: Which is Best?

Two terms, one more frequently heard that the other, are the <b>golden ratio</b> and the <b>rule of thirds</b>. But is one really better than the other? In this …

Landscape Photography

7 Tips for Photographing Groups

Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, whether you usually photograph people, products, landscapes or insects, the time will come …

Common Portrait Lighting Mistakes

Here is a quick list of several common portrait lighting mistakes that beginners, and even pros, often make. Why are they mistakes? Because the goal …

Susan Stripling Shows You Her Processing From Capture To Completion | Bonus: Offers Big Discount On Alien Skin

Are you a wedding photographer or someone that likes to, and does, shoot weddings? There’s a difference, and if you’re the latter, or want to be the …

Wedding Photography

How to become an outstanding photographer

Wow, that is a bold title for a blog post, isn’t it? And I bet you’re expecting a fool-proof list of actions that will make you outstanding – maybe a …

Bridging the Gap: What Classical Art Can Teach You About Creating Timeless Photographs

In a similar vein as the comprehensive composition video we shared with you yesterday, this 2012 lecture by photographer Adam Marelli uses classical …

MagMod Adds MagSphere and MagBounce Diffusers to Its Line of Magnetic Flash Modifiers

The ultra-popular line of magnetic flash modifiers MagMod burst onto the scene around this time last year with a product so simple and well received …

How to Eliminate Camera Shake Without Stabilization

If you want a single photo of a still subject, there is no real good reason why you need to sit there shooting loads of images over and over again. …