Pierre Guerin

168 Added | 9 Magazines | 2 Likes | 25 Following | 5 Followers | @PierreGueri2014 | Works at Radio-Canada/CBC. Based in Winnipeg. Fan of flipboard.

8 Principles to Keep in Mind to Reach an Unprecedented Level of Productivity

We all have those days: we show up to work after not getting enough sleep, or getting too much, and find ourselves with our chin in our palm staring …

5 Strategy Questions Every Leader Should Make Time For

Have you ever noticed that when you ask someone in your company, “How are you?” they are more likely to answer “Busy!” than “Very well, thank you”? That is because the norm in most companies is that you are supposed to be very busy – or otherwise at least pretend to be – because otherwise you can’t …

Management

Opinion: Why Photo Sharing Sites Don't Work As Portfolios

You probably have account or two on somephoto sharing sites. You do this mostly to get feedback and to showcase your work to the world as we all do. …

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Virtually all leaders believe that to stay competitive, their enterprises must learn and improve every day. But even companies revered for their dedication to continuous learning find it difficult to always practice what they preach.<p>Consider Toyota: Continuous improvement is one of the pillars of …

Management

Practical Tips to Better Understand Color Control in Post Production

Most of us understand the importance of the color or white balance setting on our camera. It is there to deal with the variations in color from …

Tutorials

10 Tips for Photographing the Natural World

From the tiniest mushroom to the gigantic mountains, nature encompasses everything. Trees, rivers, mountains, leaves, flowers, fruits, soil – …

Landscape Photography

Harper government accused of leaving 'bare cupboard' for Liberals

New report by the federal budget watchdog warned that grimmer economic conditions could drive the country into deeper deficits starting next …

How Patience and Self-Restraint are Valuable to Photographers

Photographers love to show off their work. Yes, it’s sometimes self-serving, a bit of a “hey, look what I made” sort of thing. Not that there’s …

David Lynch, liberated: The “Twin Peaks” creator’s swerve into obscurity isn’t about being artsy or pretentious

<b>David Lynch (Andrew Kelly/Reuters)</b><p>Lynch rereleases his experimental/ambient double-LP set “Polish Night Music” this week<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>November 12, 2015 11:59pm (UTC)<p>Here’s one way of understanding the strange progression of David Lynch’s later career: The ultimate hipster avatar of the ‘80s and …

David Lynch

Exploring the Inspired: Ansel Adams

<b>“You don't take a photograph, you make it.”</b><p>Today in our series of exploring the inspired we are going to take a look at an iconic quote by a truly …

'Spectre' box office: Where does this leave the Daniel Craig James Bond era?

It's almost hard to fathom how long James Bond has been around. The franchise has been through 24 films with main proprietor Eon Productions, and a 25th outside it, emerging in a postwar boom, continuing through the darkest days of the Cold War, moving into the end-of-history days of the 1990s and …

Stop Procrastinating: 9 Ways to Write More

Procrastination is the enemy of writers, of all creative people. If you’ve committed to writing a book or story but are avoiding the task, there are …

Trey Ratcliff Designed the Ultimate HDR Software: It’s Called Aurora HDR

Photographer Trey Ratcliff is on a roll. Just months after designing a camera bag with Peak Designs and watching it become the most-funded bag in the …

Time Management

I stop working by noon every day — and I've never been so productive

Focus has always been a challenge for me, but I've always felt there should be a better way.<p>I've tried accountability groups, productivity apps and all sorts of other gimmicks for getting more done. But on their own, nothing seemed to work.<p>Recently, I spent some time reviewing and considering …

Time Management

How to Write a First Draft that Rocks! (Using the 4 D’s)

The Internet seems to be of two general thought schools on the subject of first drafts.<p>They go like this:<p><b>One:</b> The first draft is your brain-barf, …

Five habits that led to Ian Rankin’s success as a fiction crime writer

Scotland's Ian Rankin considers himself an accidental crime novelist, having fallen into the genre that made him a star. His latest, <i>Even Dogs in the Wild</i>, marks the 20th time out for everyone's favourite curmudgeon, Detective Inspector Rebus. Here Rankin – who starts the Canadian leg of his book …

Creative Writing

4 Basic Characteristics of Light Every Photographer Should Know

If there is one essential ingredient for photography, it is light. It really wouldn’t matter how much money you put into your lenses and cameras if …

Histograms: The Key to Perfect Exposure

Many of us will go about our photography without ever looking at those magical graphs called histograms, yet by doing so, we are severely restricting …

Tutorials

Let Darth Vader & Luke Skywalker Teach You About Story Structure

A movie is made up of a lot of small narrative parts, the smallest of which is the "beat". If you don't know what the hell that is, what better film …

Movie Review: Ironclad

<b>Ironclad</b><p>2011 film directed by Jonathan English and starring Paul Giamatti, James Purefoy and Brian Cox.<p><i>“You’re no more the King than the boil on my</i> …

John Ivison: Fall of Tony Blair offers Justin Trudeau a cautionary tale

A dozen years ago, The Economist magazine featured a moose in sunglasses on its cover, above a headline, Canada’s New Spirit, that lauded its mix of …

How to Get Amazing Long Exposure Night Photographs

Daytime photography makes perfect sense for most photographers; it’s the time of day when they will go about all their landscape, portraiture, macro, …

Landscape Photography

Andrew Coyne: First fix for the Conservatives — their psyche

“We got the big things right,” Jason Kenney was saying the other day. “We got the tone wrong.”A lot of Conservatives have picked up on this theme. …

Writing That Is Effortless to Read Takes Great Effort to Write

As for how to write well," writes Paul Graham, "here's the short version: Write a bad version 1 as fast as you can; rewrite it over and over; cut out everything unnecessary."<p>It's all too easy to follow his first piece of advice and then neglect to follow the rest.<p>The root of the problem lies in our …

Creative Writing

How to map your fears

<i>Use pre-mortems to guide your research strategy and align stakeholders.</i><p>Pre-mortems and design studios are two of my favorite workshops in my …

My One Best Productivity Trick: How Gina Trapani Gets Things Done

Advertisement<p><i>Gina Trapani Has Stuck With One Productivity Trick. Here’s What It Is…</i><p>Few people can claim to be researching and writing about …