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Try your hand at street photography

Street photography is right on your doorstep. The best way to increase your confidence is by stepping outside and giving it a try. If you love people, colour and chaos, you're going to have a great time.<p><b>Preparation</b><br>You'll be doing a lot of walking outside, so dress appropriately. I wear hiking boots …

7 Penny Pinching Locations When Shooting On A Budget!

There are many hurdles that a new photographer tries to overcome early in his or her career, one of which is simply that we don’t have the funding …

Your 2014 Photo Business Plan: Define Your Product & Services (Step #1)

<i>This is the first blog post from a new series to help you create a business plan in 2014 using our guide The 2014 Photo Business Plan Workbook.</i> …

Carbon nanotube-coated material moves when exposed to light

Who needs smart windows when you can have smart curtains? University of California-Berkeley researchers have created a material that can bend or …

Man Builds Home for $11,000 Using Local Found Materials

Kayaking instructor and boatbuilder Brian Schulz embarked on an ambitious construction project that took him about a year and a half to complete. The end result is a beautiful home in the woods that cost only $11,000! Inspired by Japanese architecture, the <i>Japanese Forest House</i> (as Schulz aptly …

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Three Driving Forces That Will Shape Your Photography In 2014

Change is afoot and 2014 could well be the year that completely redefines the photo and video landscape as we know it. It doesn’t matter if you you …

Our Top 10 Pro Photographer Interviews of 2013

It is hard to believe that another year has passed and we find ourselves at the start of a new one. It is even more amazing when we look back at all …

Lens Guide: Best Lenses to Move up to from a Kit Lens

Kit lens—to use or not to use? While kit lenses are much less expensive than better hobbyist and professional lenses, in the world of photography, …

The Most Important Content for Small Business

photo credit: Preneur Marketing via photopin cc<p>Business owners and marketers get that they need content. The idea has been drummed pretty hard the …

40 Blog Post Ideas For Novelists, Poets, And Creative Writers

If you are an author looking for ideas for blog posts (or if you’ve run out of blog post ideas), you have come to the right place. Don’t feel bad: …

Jay Z's Brand Is Suffering Because People Don't Trust Him Anymore

The deal netted Jay a cool $5 million in sales and a platinum album the moment it was released, and it burnished his image as an innovative businessman. But it's not clear that the $20 million partnership — or other recent Jaz Z ventures — have actually helped Jay Z's image.<p>According to research …

How Apple's design manipulates us into liking Apple products

If there is one company I spend more time with over the course of a year than any other it would have to be Apple.<p>I google plenty of terms over the …

Are you Ready to be a Wedding Photographer?

Are you Ready to be a Wedding Photographer? - some questions to ask yourself if you've been asked to photograph a wedding. Are you ready?

The Riddle of Intermediate ISO Settings

<i>I guess today is a “blow your mind” Friday, because we have a guest post here by Iliah Borg, the person behind the RawDigger software that is used to</i> …

A look back at how the content industry almost killed Blockbuster and Netflix (and the VCR) - http://trib.al/2mzEbUY

These are our favourite crowdfunding success stories of 2013

It's been an important and formative year for crowdfunding platforms Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Not only has awareness about crowdfunding as a means …

Photographer's Girlfriend Continues to Lead Him Around the World

<b>Praktik Hotel – Madrid, Spain</b><p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann continues to be led around the world by his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in his ongoing <i>Follow Me</i> project. With her back facing the camera, Zakharova eagerly holds the hand of her photographer boyfriend, guiding him through various …

What Your Brain Sees May Not Be What You See

Will prison video chat one day replace family visits?

We've all heard about making a phone call from jail, but what about a video call? Similar to Skype, video visitation allows inmates to see their friends and family while they talk.<p>Prisons and jails in the United States are increasingly adopting the technology, but there are significant concerns …