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Seven Tips for Getting Better Photos With Your Wide-Angle Lenses

For every tool, or in this case lens, there is often a best case usage. However, breaking the rules and using your lenses in unconventional ways not …

Photography

Here Are 5 Tricks for Tack Sharp Bird Photographs While Hand-Holding Your Camera (VIDEO)

Tripods tend to be standard equipment for wildlife photographers striving for optimum sharpness. But when photographing birds, these three-legged …

5 Tips for Enhancing Portraits in Photoshop (VIDEO)

If you’re one of those photographers who thinks portrait editing is a complicated and mysterious task, this quick tutorial is for you. In less than …

3 ways you can keep your Social Security number … secure

All of your life you've been told to keep your Social Security number secret and safe. However, it's often requested during everyday moments, such as …

Digital Photography 101

The Digital Photography 101 infographic from The Backdrop Store is a great primer for newcomers to the basics of photography.<p>This is a great use of …

Making the Sun Pop With Luminar 2018

Famed photographer Trey Ratcliff over at Stuck in Customs shows how to jazz up your sun in one of his latest video’s using Skylum Software’s Luminar …

B.E.T.T.E.R. P.I.C.S.

We all strive to improve our image-making techniques. Even the most seasoned veteran thinks about the many facets that determine a successful image …

This Hidden iPhone Feature Will Make Your Night-Time Photos Pop

For that ~dreamy~ lewk.

Mobile Photography

Photo Stacking for Night Photography

Hey guys and gals! If you’re reading this, it’s because you want to learn how to take that noisy night photo and make it a cleaner, brighter, and …

How to Look Like the Smartest Person in Every Meeting

Try these great tips to stand out in your next meeting.<p>My work as an executive leadership coach often has me shadowing the people I'm coaching. And that means sitting in a lot of meetings--as many as seven or eight a day. And I've come to realize that there's always one person who stands out, who …

Communicate

The Eisenhower matrix: How to decide on what’s important and urgent (without a to-do list)

Dwight Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States between the years, 1953 to 1961.<p>Before this, Eisenhower was a five-star general in the …

Time Management

The 6 Best Lenses For DSLR Cameras

There are so many different types of camera lenses and factors to consider, so you really need to do your research before diving into a lens …

Machine learning projects for kids

Dale Lane's Machine Learning for Kids project uses extensions to the popular Scratch programming environment to teach the basics of machine learning …

Machine Learning

Smart Advice for Professionally Editing Your YouTube Videos

Once you're in the post-production phase, these tips can help you craft a video that looks like it's straight out of a Hollywood production studio.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following excerpt is from Jason Rich’s book</i> Ultimate Guide to YouTube for Business. <i>Buy</i> …

7 Gmail Secrets From a Former Google Employee

My first day at Google in 2011 felt a bit like joining Hogwarts: you’re excited and not entirely sure what you’ll be doing!<p>I was happy to do anything …

Apps

The Unknown Power of Photoshop Droplets

Droplets live on your desktop and you can drag and drop files or folders onto them to batch process the files based on the action you’ve set up for …

Tutorials

Remove Distracting Elements from Photos with These 3 Simple Photoshop Tricks (VIDEO)

A telephone pole emanating from a subject’s head is the classic example of a distracting element ruining an otherwise fine photo. But there are …

Why acting like a lion will help you win at work — and why no one should want to be a goat

<b>The context</b>: When tourists travel halfway around the world to go on safari, what do they want to see? Which animal is at the top of their list? …

The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

Can you solve it? Tapa, the puzzle of champions

Hi guzzlers<p>Today’s puzzle comes from Istanbul. Tapa – it stands for Turkish Art Paint – is a fantastic logic grid puzzle, invented by Turkish puzzle master Serkan Yürekli. The puzzle is now a classic in the world of competitive puzzling.<p>(Yes, competitive puzzling! This week, Britain’s best will be …

Mathematics

10 best foods for your heart

<b>(CNN) —</b> Keeping your heart healthy is about more than avoiding fast food and overly processed chow. You can also pump up your heart's health by choosing foods that will help reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure and reduce inflammation.<p>Which food groups have the most science behind their …

Nutrition

Statins help lower cholesterol, but are they the treatment for you?

High cholesterol, a risk factor for heart disease, affects nearly 1 in 5 American women who are at least 40 years old. Although heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in women, there is little agreement on what to do about managing cholesterol.<p>A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

Researchers say the snowball method is the best way to pay off debt

Researchers say the snowball method is the best way to pay off debt – here’s a simple spreadsheet that can make it work for you<p>If you’re struggling …

Personal Finance

Want to Be a Better Leader? Try Staying Quiet

Staying quiet doesn't mean you have become passive or overstepped, it means you've created space for impact.<p>There's a quote by Plato that has always stuck with me: "Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools speak because they have to say something."<p>It's a saying that has helped my …

Leadership

Monica Lewinsky: Emerging from “the House of Gaslight” in the Age of #MeToo

On the 20th anniversary of the Starr investigation, which introduced her to the world, the author reflects on the changing nature of trauma, the de-evolution of the media, and the extraordinary hope now provided by the #MeToo movement.<p><i>How do I know him? Where have I seen him?</i> The Man in the Hat …

10 Stores to Buy Cameras from, and Which Is Best

Click the title of the article to read this post on Improve Photography, which includes all media files mentioned. So, you’ve been scrimping and …

3 Keys to Mastering Aperture like a Boss

Do you have a lovely DSLR, Mirrorless or MicroFour Thirds camera system?<p>Is it your pride and joy with more megapixels than you can shake a stick …

How I “scanned” old negatives with $0 budget, a DSLR and stuff I had at home

A few days ago, my boyfriend found some old 35mm negatives. I really wanted to see baby photos of him, so I was wondering: can I “scan” these films …

4 Kinds Of Bracketing You Can Do With Your Camera

Bracketing is a standard feature on nearly every camera produced these days, from high end mirrorless ILCs and DSLRs to point and shoot cameras to …