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Use it or lose it - Have you got the brain for street photography?

It might sound like a provocation but it is not.<p>You should notice the little difference. I am not asking if you have got <i>the brains</i> for street …

A Beginner's Guide to Aperture and Depth of Field

If you've spent any amount of time reading photography tutorials or talking with photographers, you have likely heard the phrase that "photography is …

Landscape Photography

Portrait Photography Tips You Need to Start Using Today

Portrait photography is perhaps one of the most rewarding types of photography.It’s fun, too. Certainly more fun than reading the camera’s owner’s …

An Itemized Invoice for Clients Who Balk At Your Photography Prices

Photographer and photo educator Don Giannatti put together this simple (tongue-in-cheek) itemized invoice to show photography clients why …

Tips And Techniques For Taking Better Photographs

To improve your photographs, try playing around with the shutter speed on your camera under a variety of different shooting conditions. Different …

Landscape Photography

How to Photograph the Moon

The moon is 238,900 miles from earth.In the vast majority of moon photos taken by amateurs, the moon looks like it’s that far away!There’s plenty of …

Here Are 10 “Must Know” Photoshop Features for Those Who Are Serious About Photography (VIDEO)

Photographer Nathaniel Dodson is one of our go-to sources of helpful tutorials that unlock the secrets of Photoshop. In the comprehensive video …

Photography

Explore a Zoomable 360° Gigapixel Photo of the Trump Inauguration

Using gigapixel technology, CNN managed to capture an ultra-high res, interactive, 360° photograph of the presidential inauguration on Friday—a great …

How to own the room during a speech or presentation

Even CEOs can have the jitters when faced with making a presentation or moderating a panel.<p>Although some folks make it look easy, others clearly …

A German Politician Proposes A Program For Sex Workers To Service Senior Citizens

Respect your elders.<p>A German lawmaker has suggested that her country should pay sex workers to provide sex on prescription for people in long-term care, including the elderly and the mentally ill. Green Party spokesperson Elisabeth Scharfenberg suggested that the government provide funding for this …

Dangote, China's Sinotruck set up $100 million truck plant in Nigeria

LAGOS (Reuters) - Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has partnered with China’s heavy duty truck group Sinotruck to set up a $100 million plant to assemble trucks and cars in Nigeria for local use and export, the executive director of Dangote group said.<p>Founder and Chief Executive of the Dangote …

Emerging Markets

Natural selection making 'education genes' rarer, says Icelandic study

Researchers say that while the effect corresponds to a small drop in IQ per decade, over centuries the impact could be profound<p>Tempting as it may be, it would be wrong to claim that with each generation humans are becoming more stupid. As scientists are often so keen to point out, it is a bit more …

Genetics

Obama and Pete Souza Look Back at 8 Years of White House Photos

CBS Sunday Morning aired this 5-minute segment in which President Obama and official White House photographer Pete Souza look back at 8 years of …

Want To Be A Better Photographer? Harvard Just Uploaded A Free Photography Course Online

No filter needed.<p>Thanks to the arrival of the smartphone, we’ve become a generation of amateur photographers, sharing our best #nofilter efforts with …

Nigeria Could Teach the West a Few Things

A trip is often defined by its surprises, so here are my biggest revelations from six days in Lagos, Nigeria.<p>Most of all, I found Lagos to be much safer than advertised. It is frequently described as one of the most dangerous cities on earth. Many people told me I was crazy to go there, and some …

Africa

The aftermath of Nigeria's fight against corruption: Officials have luxury cars, but can't afford gas

It's a tough time in Nigeria's civil service. The government money that sloshed through bureaucrats' personal accounts until last year has dried up, leaving many facing a novel fate: They have to survive on their salaries.<p>Stories abound of mid-level bureaucrats in the capital, Abuja, with luxury …

IMF Economic Forecast For Nigeria Unlikely To Force Currency Devaluation In Short Term

LAGOS – Nigeria faces its worst economic crisis in decades as the global decline in oil prices has decimated government revenues, slowed growth and undermined investor confidence in the country. This has prompted the central bank to peg its currency (naira) and introduce foreign exchange …

Pope to church: Be more accepting of gays, lesbians, divorced Catholics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pope Francis put his shoulder to the doors of the Catholic Church and shoved them open a little wider Friday, calling for the church to be more tolerant in practice while not changing any official doctrines.<p>He urged priests around the world to be more accepting of gays and lesbians, …

Pope Francis

Teen gets accepted by all eight Ivy League schools

<b>(CNN) —</b> There must be something in the water at Elmont Memorial High School.<p>For the second year in a row, an Elmont Memorial High School student has been accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. Last year, the Long Island high school's salutatorian Harold Ekeh chose to attend Yale University after …

Elnathan John: ‘I want to show that things are never simple’

The Nigerian writer and satirist on his first novel, Born on a Tuesday, a study of a young man caught up in Islamic fundamentalism<p><b>What part of Nigeria were you born in, and how much has the country changed since you were a child?</b><br>I was born in Kaduna, north-west Nigeria, in 1982. The place used to …

Mysterious chimpanzee behaviour could prove they believe in God, according to scientists

New footage of ritual behaviour by chimpanzees, taken and analysed by researchers, shows they may be engaging in spiritual practices - and could even believe in God.<p>West African chimpanzees have been captured on camera throwing rocks into holes in trees and engaging in other bizarre behaviour, …

Book for first time details emails, allegations in Petraeus scandal

<b>(CNN) —</b> The saga that ultimately ensnared two of the nation's leading national security officials started under the table at a restaurant at the Georgetown Four Seasons.<p>Whatever happened that night -- and the only on-the-record account we have insists nothing untoward occurred -- by the time the …

Music and what it means to be human

Music is a human construct. While sound may exist as an objective reality, for that sound to be defined as music requires human beings to acknowledge …

Nigeria’s Rate Hike Reflects Difficult Economy

Africa’s largest economy navigates perilous combination of record inflation and low growth<p>Nigeria’s central bank on Tuesday hiked its key lending rate four months after lowering it, as Africa’s largest economy navigates a perilous combination of record inflation and the worst growth in 17 …

Leadership: 3 Important Activities Managers should do Daily

<b>By Jacob Haney</b>Every new manager needs to know the three key activities they should be focusing on, which will make them successful as leaders.Those …

Jury says Vegas man bilked investors with Nigerian oil scam

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Anton Paul Drago passed himself off as an heir to a Shell Oil fortune, a disabled former U.S. Marine, and an engineer and oil industry expert with 30 years of experience and a plan to ship Nigerian oil to a refinery he envisioned in the Bahamas.<p>But federal prosecutors say he was a …

The Future of Analytics Leadership

Information is vital to emerging digital businesses. The key to this information is to point it at opportunities to harvest real business value from …

FEATURE: Nigerian painter Oresegun Olumide amazes with spectacular hyper-realistic oil paintings

<b>Sometimes the internet does great things. Introducing us to painter Oresegun Olumide is one of the. The Lagos-born artist has been painting since</b> …

Digital Art