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2 Cheap Gear Setups for Long Exposure Photography

Long exposure photography, when done well, can produce among the most visually effective images a photographer can make. And while it is possible to …

5 Diagonal Photography Composition Tips

The easiest way to make more dynamic, better compositions: integrate more diagonals into your photos.<p>Why diagonal lines?<p>Imagine putting a ball on a …

Street Photography

How to access Mac’s hidden photo-editing app

Whether you know it or not, if you own a Mac, you also own a surprisingly powerful editing tool—and it’s hiding in plain site.<p>Not everyone needs …

Tutorials

18 Premium Web Design Tools and Services for 2017

There are many new web tools and services for designers and developers launched every month, but how do you know which are the most useful? Which …

10 essential tools for freelance UX designers

As many freelance UX developers will testify, going it alone can be an exciting ride, but it can also be a little overwhelming at first. Not only …

Successful Mobile App Design: What Can We Learn From Ray-Ban, Urban Outfitters, and Zeel

For many users, their desktop devices have become a secondary touchpoint. The vast majority of searches begin on mobile, and users have become used to the instantaneous connection they get with a brand’s digital presence. Whether at home or on-the-go, mobile devices are becoming more and more …

Apps

Unlock the Secrets to Incredible Long Exposures With These Simple Tricks

Long exposure images are incredibly compelling - they capture movement and create an interesting visual, while also looking really complicated to …

10 Powerful Photoshop Techniques Every Photographer Should Know

We’re always looking to up our Photoshop game, but the lists of Must Know “techniques” or “skills” or “tools” we run across typically disappoint us …

Building a Business: 5 Things I Didn't Expect

Building a successful business won't be anything like you imagined.<p>It's been a crazy journey to get where we are today--and it's a ridiculously awesome place.<p>I'm excited to say that WordStream has made the Inc. 5000 list for the fourth year in a row. The company that I founded in 2007 took in $22.8 …

5 Reasons to Outsource Post Processing

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. Original ImageExtracted ImageAside …

6 Ways to Maximize Your Productivity in a Home Office

And avoid driving yourself crazy.<p>Working from home brings with it a unique set of benefits in the form of flexible hours, a more peaceful work environment, better work/home balance, greater autonomy, and the absence of a commute.<p>At the same time, people who work from a home office also face a …

10 Reasons To Start Blogging Now If You Haven't Started Yet

There are millions of blogs on the internet. It was reported in 2013 that there are approximately over 152 million blogs on the internet and they are …

How to get your photos featured on Apple’s Shot on iPhone billboards

Been near a billboard recently? You’ve probably seen some magnificent photographs with “Shot on iPhone” plastered underneath. As a photographer, you may have felt a pang of envy; why aren’t <i>your</i> photos up there for the world to see?<p>I tracked down Jordan Ison, one of the photographers featured in …

This Entrepreneur Also Paid All His Employees a Living Wage and It Worked (Even If He Didn’t Get a $500K Book Deal) | Inc.com

By now you've read the stories about Dan Price, the founder and CEO of Gravity Payments, who made an audacious move earlier this year by deciding to pay all his employees a minimum wage of $70,000.<p>The move led to several accolades from the media: a $500,000 book deal, and some heated debates over …

Starting an Online Business? Here Are 7 Things I Learned From My Journey as a Novice

Back in early 2012, I was only a college professor. Well, I still am a college professor, but now I do a whole lot more. You see, I had always felt that I needed to do "more" in the world. I thought I had a bigger life purpose that went beyond just teaching in the classroom. Don't get me wrong, I …

Small Business

What's The Difference Between A Manager And A Leader?

It is tough to manage people. You have to manage up and down at the same time. Often managing your relationship with your boss is harder than managing the team you were hired to supervise!<p>To make things even more complicated, we have done the managers of our corporations and institutions a huge …

Leadership

The Social Good Network: Where 11,000 Entrepreneurs Go To Grow

Starting any business is tough, and it’s often even harder for those looking to help, rather than just to capitalize. The most valuable asset many entrepreneurs have, especially when starting out, is their network—but how do you find those like-minded people, if you don’t already know them?<p>Enter …

Entrepreneurship

Matt Mullenweg to WordPress Community: “Learn JavaScript, Deeply”. Here are some resources for doing that.

A few weeks back, the WordPress community was abuzz when Automattic announced Calypso — the new WordPress admin interface build with Node and …