Sean Reid

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Raising the Bar With Long Exposure Landscape Photography

Long exposure photography has a special place in my heart and arguably has been where I spend most of my time when creating landscapes as it allows a …

How to Extensively Stretch the Background of Your Images

We all have photos that we wish had a wider composition, either because we didn’t own the right lens or because we saw new potential for it in …

What Aperture Should You Use?

One of the primary questions that beginner photographers have about aperture is simply what aperture to use.And while there are often choruses of …

How to Fake Shallow Depth of Field Using Photoshop

Photos with shallow depth of field are a very popular look in most genres involving people in some way, but they also require pricier lenses to …

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 …

Tutorials

Here’s How to Use ND and Polarizing Filters to Shoot Better Photographs (VIDEO)

While many photographers think nothing about spending big bucks on high-end cameras and premium glass, these same shooters often ignore inexpensive …

Composition Tips: This Pro Says “Use the Golden Spiral” & Forget About the Rule of Thirds (VIDEO)

If you wonder why we spend so much time discussing techniques for better composition, the answer is simple: No matter what type of images you shoot, …

3 Simple Ways to Differentiate Instruction in Any Class

The preference for our society, if we really want to be effective, is to teach so that they learn, not merely present curriculum and document …

Pedagogy

20 Alexa games to keep your kids busy

While the Alexa speakers spread around your house are great for keeping you on task, controlling your smart home and ordering pizza when you don't have time to cook dinner, they're also great at keeping your kiddos busy. The Alexa skills catalog is full of helpful third-party software, including …

Empowering Learners to Think with Performance Tasks

Pedagogy has been at the forefront of my thinking and work as of late. Decades of solid research have laid the foundation for current studies that …

Learn How to Do Long Exposure Photography

When each frame takes a half a minute or more to capture, the road to learning long exposure photography can be a long one. Here’s a much-needed …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

The Best Settings for Night Photography

Night photography is a fascinating genre of landscape photography. You’re standing outside in total darkness but the camera display shows something …

There are better things to say to a kid than "be careful!"

<b>"Be careful" has the best of intentions, but it's actually quite confusing to a child.</b><p>Years ago, I knew a girl who went to Nicaragua for a year and …

How to ease anxiety with the '54321' mindfulness trick

When anxiety threatens our peace of mind, it can be difficult to stay in the moment.<p>But one mindfulness tool used by multiple psychologists has the …

Empowered Kids Have Parents Who Use These 3 Strategies

The principles are simple enough, but you can't quit, and you have to tell your reptilian brain to shut up.<p>By far the biggest irony of being a parent is that, while it's human nature to want to feel needed, if we're doing our job as a mother or father, we have to empower our kids, at least on a …

Parenting

How to Raise a Responsible Drinker

“I’m not really listening,” says Zeke, grinning at me while I try to impart yet another surprising stat I’ve discovered about teens and alcohol. …

Photoshop Tips: Use This Hidden Tool to Enhance or Change the Color of Your Photos (VIDEO)

Most photographers are familiar with using Vibrance, Hue/Saturation, and White Balance tools to adjust or enhance the colors of an image. The …

Introduce risky play into your kid's life

<b>Parents are told kids need an element of risk, but how does one actually go about doing that?</b><p>If you are a parent to young children, you've probably …

How I Shot the Super Blue Blood Moon Rising in the London Skyline

Supermoons attract a lot of media attention. You’ll struggle to scroll through your newsfeed without reading about a big upcoming lunar event, …

50 years of circus photography – in pictures

The year 2018 is the 25oth anniversary of the creation of the circus, and Peter Lavery has been photographing behind the scenes across the UK for 50 years. His fascination is with the disparity between the glitz of the shows and the ordinariness backstage. His pictures are the subject of a new …

An 8-Minute Crash Course on Blending Modes in Photoshop

Want to get a good grasp of Photoshop’s Blend modes? Here’s an 8-minute crash course on the subject by the Photoshop Training Channel. They may be …

Tutorials

Best Index Funds for 2018

Here are some of the best passively managed funds you can add to your portfolio.<p>If you're an investor who doesn't want to focus on individual stocks, …

Investing

Opinion: How to potentially get a 30% return in three months with the ‘January Effect’

The January Effect tends to offer an opportunity to potentially make about 30% in three months — equivalent to a 120% annualized return. It is a …

Investing

33 Inspirational Photography New Year’s Resolutions and Assignment Ideas

Dear friend,As the new year is coming up, here are some new years resolutions we can apply to our photography:London, NYC, Kyoto, Tokyo:See upcoming …

Street Photography

A primer on post processing and photo manipulation: Here is how you can significantly improve the images you have captured- Technology News, Firstpost

For this week’s photography column, you won’t be touching your camera at all. Instead, you’ll head to your nearest desktop (or smartphone) and sit …

Tutorials

I'd Never Met With a Financial Planner Before—Here's What I Learned

When I set my resolutions in January, taking control of my finances and being smart about the way I spend and save topped the list—but here we are in …

10 Camera Shots I Rely On When My Mind Goes _________!

You don't always have the luxury of contemplative cinematography when you're shooting documentaries. You have to return with good, usable shots for …

3 Stocks With Better Dividends Than General Electric

None of them are REITs, and none are utilities. You'll never guess No. 3.<p><b>General Electric</b> (NYSE:GE) investors breathed a sigh of relief when new CEO …

Investing