Saheed Olalekan

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Dear Young Photographer

Here’s what I know.<p>You grew up, like most, where you got trophies for participation, medals for winning bullshit things and undying support from your …

101 Photo Industry Professionals You Should Follow on Twitter

Want to keep up with what’s happening in the photo industry? Then this list is for you. We were planning to stop at 50, but before we knew it we …

Photography Tips for Using Flash on a Black Background

Shooting portraits against a black background makes a dramatic statement. It forces the viewer to give the subject their undivided attention, and it …

9 Ways to Make Photoshop’s Adjustment Layers Easier to Use

<i>This is a guest post by photographer Glenn Orion</i><p>There are far more photographers – from the amateur to the professional – who have embraced the need …

How to Capture Striking Silhouettes in 7 Easy Steps (With 10 Stunning Examples)

Photographers exert an awful lot of time and anxious energy fretting over how to light a subject; specifically, we all tend to fear shadows. Harsh …

The Art of Color Processing eBook | A Guide to Creative Development in the Digital Darkroom

1<p>Digital Darkroom Retouching Tips<p>In The Art of Color Processing: A Guide to Creative Development in the Digital Darkroom I also discuss the history …

Tutorials

Genetics Startup Wants To Prolong Life, 'Make 100 Years Old The Next 60'

Brought to you by entrepreneur J. Craig Venter<p>J. Craig Venter, the scientist and entrepreneur involved in the first sequencing of the human genome and the first synthetic cell, today announced a typically ambitious project: tack another few decades onto everyone's lives through the largest human …

Genetics

Charles Krauthammer Holds Nothing Back in Scathing, Thorough Critique of Obama’s Handling of Russia

Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday blasted President Barack Obama’s handling of Russia, starting with his administration’s infamous “reset” towards the beginning of his presidency.<p>Krauthammer explained that the U.S. and Russia were not on the greatest terms after the Bush …

Obamacare Architect: ‘Be Prepared to Kiss Your Insurance Company Good-Bye Forever’

Ezekiel Emanuel, one of the architects behind Obamacare, is now claiming that “insurance companies as we know them are about to die.” Critics of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law have long alleged that one of the real goals of the law was to put private insurance companies out of …

How to Tell if it's the Common Cold or Flu

The "I feel awful" season is upon us. I challenge any reader to say they don't know someone who is out sick with some type of upper respiratory …

Learn How to Hem Your Own Dress Pants Like a Pro

You don't have to rely on a tailor or keep letting your pants drag on the floor. This step-by-step guide from a professional tailor and alteration …

Smile And Wave

We've been in this rental here in Colorado Springs for a year-and-a-half now and one of the biggest challenges was figuring out a way to create more …

Greenpeace co-founder: No scientific proof humans are dominant cause of warming climate

A co-founder of Greenpeace told lawmakers there is no evidence man is contributing to climate change, and said he left the group when it became more interested in politics than the environment.<p>Patrick Moore, a Canadian ecologist and business consultant who was a member of Greenpeace from 1971-86, …

A Super-Easy Inexpensive Wedding Favor That Your Guests Will Love to Take Home

Calligraphy Stamp from Etsy seller featherletter, $28.<p>My stance on wedding favors is this: If I can't eat it or drink it, I probably don't want it. (This comes from years of small-space living, when I didn't have room for your heart-shaped wine stopper or your engraved picture frame.) Bring on the …

9 Tricks I've Learned To Make Asian Skin And Hair Look Gorgeous

It happens to my mother almost every day -- people are constantly surprised when they find out she's 58 years old. They marvel at her shiny black hair, but mostly her skin. She simply has wonderful and extremely youthful-looking skin. It's all due to her Chinese heritage and how well she takes care …

31 Ways to Have More Fun With Your Boobs Every Day

Your breasts called, and they gave us this itinerary<p>Let’s take a second to appreciate the wonder that is your chest. Seriously. Big or small or in between, your boobs are sexy, functional, and make you look pretty damn great in a bikini. So instead of just coexisting with your girls, why not get to …

Canon's new Rebel T5 DSLR camera is unapologetically for beginners (hands-on)

If you're angling to upgrade from your smartphone or your point-and-shoot to something a little more serious, you're probably not going to jump for the top model out -- unless you have that kind of money. That's where Canon's new entry-level DLSR comes in, with 18-55mm kit lens, for $550. The EOS …

Have Camera, Will Travel: Fifty Awesome Photo Workshops Around the World

You <i>could</i> go alone to New Zealand, Mexico, Cuba, or wherever your wanderlust takes you, and bring your camera along for the trip — hope to stumble …

iPhone Only Photography Re-touching Tips From David Molnar

Being an avid iPhone shooter myself, I'm always looking for more ways to make my images better without adding the computer to the process. In this …

Android Phones

Useful Photography Tip #83: The Secrets Behind Making Your Images Look Sharper

<i>Want more Useful Photography Tips? Check them out here.</i><p>We recently received an email asking us about how we get our images to look expertly …

Your 2014 Photo Business Plan: Follow Up with Old Clients (Step #9)

<i>This is the final 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> …

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

How to get lean: 25 ways to lose fat faster

Any time is the perfect time to kick your workout routines into high gear—and actually make some significant progress toward reaching your ultimate …

iOS

Photoshop Layer Masks: Using Channels

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …