Nico Strydom

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Lightroom Plugins You Should Not Be Living Without

There is such a variety of plugins these days it is hard to know which ones are the most useful. Each user will find ones that work better for their …

Tutorials

How to Organize Your Lightroom Presets

Lightroom presets are a great way to store the editing work you put into one image and apply it to another, similar image. But when you start …

Tutorials

The 15 Most Useful Evernote Alternatives for Notes, Screenshots and Documents

Evernote is the Swiss army knife of productivity tools. It does a hell of a lot, but doesn’t do anything amazingly well. Maybe it was designed to …

The 13 best uses of Siri on a Mac

Siri and I have been shacking up together on my MacBook for about two months now. How useful is Apple's digital assistant on a Mac? Let me count the ways.<p>1. Find files<p>Siri offers a quick way to find files you want to return to. You can say, "Show me documents from yesterday" or "Show me …

The DJI Osmo+ | The New Osmo With The Feature We All Wanted

It’s amazing to see how much first person video and vlogs are growing in today’s society with the boom of Social Influencers online. If you are …

Videography

Using VSCO Film Colour Profiles on their Own

Using VSCO Film Calibration Settings on their OwnHere's a quick tip for Lightroom users out there who may have the VSCO film presets installed. Say …

Tutorials

Best Stylus for iPad Drawing and Sketchnoting

One of our teachers asked for my recommendation of a good iPad stylus to use for drawing and illustration today. Here’s what I shared with her.I’ve …

Note-Taking

The Secret History of Tiger Woods

The death of his father set a battle raging inside the world's greatest golfer. How he waged that war -- through an obsession with the Navy SEALs -- …

Golf

Learn What Makes a Photograph 'Art' with The MoMA's New Photography Course

Don’t understand why Ansel Adam’s monochromatic landscapes are considered “art?” New York’s Museum of Modern Art ( MoMA) can get you up to speed. …

Books

Your photos on a diet!

Wedding Photo Ideas: The Best Ways to Share and Save Guests' Wedding Pics

Thanks to cell phones and social media, every single one of your guests can play the role of wedding photographer. Unless you've banned technology at your event, your guests will be able to catch special moments you may have missed and, let's face it, your photographer can't be everywhere at once! …

DIY: How to organize your messy cords and cables using only zip ties

Most of the DIY projects we share here at DIY Photography are based specifically around photography gear. That isn’t the case this time around, but …

Unique

How to do Great Black and White Conversions Using Photoshop

Some photos that you take you’ll want to convert to black and white. Photoshop has some tools that you can use to convert your photos to black and …

Photoshop

The Best Ways To Make Your Photos Black & White

If you have an interest in Photography chances are one day you’ll want to convert one of your images to black and white to achieve that atmospheric …

Tutorials

Wallpaper Wednesday for Mac Automatically Downloads Beautiful Images for Your Desktop

OS X: Inspired by our old Wallpaper Wednesday series, reader Jason built this open source application that will automatically download the best …

The 25 Best Free iPhone Apps For Business

Make meetings actually useful. Brainstorm like a champ. Take the boredom out of busywork. And much more.<p>That little computer in your pocket has come a long way over the years, huh? Here are 25 incredibly useful apps that can help you run your business a whole lot smarter than ever before. And every …

The hollow state

THE words <i>a luta continua</i> shine in garish orange neon from the artwork in the lobby of South Africa’s Constitutional Court. The Portuguese slogan, …

25 Best TV Shows of 2015

25<p>‘Narcos’ (Netflix)<p>Much like the shiny white powder it chronicles, <i>Narcos</i> is pretty much impossible to dip into casually — one dangerous taste and …

The 25 best iPhone apps of 2015, according to Apple

Apple is known for being extremely selective, and this year's list contains a mixture of everything — from helpful productivity apps to innovative apps that take your mobile photography to the next level.<p>We've collected all of Apple's top picks in one tidy place for you to learn more about each one …

Apps

How to Create Dramatic Portraits in Your Garage

The setup If I want to take dramatic portraits on a black backdrop (without even needing a single light), a garage is your new go to spot. This is …

I Didn't Know I Was an Introvert, I Just Thought I Hated People

I have a confession to make: I am not the person you imagine me to be. In person, I am not as witty and outspoken as I seem here. Oh sure, I am still funny, hilarious even, but not in the beginning. In the beginning, I will stand awkwardly while making weird small talk that makes everyone …

Introverts

Here's How to Decide When a Photo Should be Black and White

Imagine this scenario: you've had a productive and enjoyable day out shooting — a couple of landscapes and cityscapes, some architecture shots, a bit …

20 free OS X apps every Mac user should have

Powerful Mac apps that won't break the bankThere’s something of a misconception when it comes to the Mac. While it's true that most Mac developers …

Charcoal Photoshop Action

How to See in Black and White [and how HDR can be a Powerful Tool for the Monochrome Photographer]

The very first photographs were shot in black and white. Decades later, even after the advent of color, many photographers—especially those concerned …

Photography

Sage Strategies Of Agile Families For Less-Stress Parenting

Agile parenting can turn your family into a team: How real-life agile families help their children be better team members and less reliant on their …

26 Very Important Nonfiction Books You Should Be Reading

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100+ Free Adobe Lightroom Tutorials

We've put together this fantastic resource page for you! We hope it will help you as you navigate and learn Adobe Lightroom. This blog post is full …

Tutorials

Double Exposure Photoshop Action

<b>Double Exposure Action</b> – a great tool for a photographer or designer. Create a wonderful effect of double exposure in a few seconds. After action …