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39 logo fonts everyone should know

Typography can make or break the design of a logo. The right logo font can amplify the impact of your logo (and brand), while the wrong font could be …

Typography

As iPhone moves to Face ID, Android still offers more variety with unlocking tech [Video]

Security used to be more or less the same on just about every phone. You could set up a PIN or pattern to keep nosy friends out, and there would almost always be a fingerprint sensor built into a home button underneath the display for faster access. These days, as bezels continue to shrink and …

10 commandments of logo design

It’s frustrating. You’ve spent hours, days, weeks on your logo design, and yet still it isn’t working. But you’re so close to the project personally …

The 35 Best YouTube Comments Of All Time

Sometimes YouTube comments are actually really funny.<p>Long regarded as a place no real-life person should ever venture into, YouTube comments are experiencing somewhat of a Renaissance. That's not really true, but they're getting better! The following 35 comments are the ~ cream of the crop ~ the ~ …

Darth Vader

The Basics of Photography: O for Optics

Today, we continue our educational series on the Basics of Photography with the letter O for Optics. We already covered a number of topics pertaining …

The Basics of Photography: N for Noise

Cats’ ears are very sensitive to noise(s) of all kinds.<p>In this episode of our series on the Basics of Photography, we’re going to talk about a topic …

The Basics of Photography: M for Shooting Modes

When stepping up from a smartphone camera or a simple point-and-shoot, one of the first things any novice photographer will notice on their advanced …

The Basics of Photography: L for Lighting

Lighting is something that is incredibly important to photography. In fact, the meaning of photography colloquially means to paint with light. But …

The Basics of Photography: K for Kodachrome

Boxes of Kodachrome 64 film in 135 format. (Credit: Metroplex on Wikimedia Commons)<p>We continue our series on the Basics of Photography with the …

XKPasswd Generates Secure Pass-Phrases

Apart from “correct horse battery staple,” the most secure passwords aren’t words, they’re phrases. You don’t even need crazy symbols or hard-to-determine numerals (is that an l or a 1, a 0 or an O?) – just a good, longish phrase made out of words.<p>And now you don’t even have to make one up. Using …

How To Fail at Almost Everything And Still Win Big

Scott Adams created a multimillion dollar empire. That empire is more commonly known as “Dilbert.”<p>I mentioned him on this blog before because he gave …

Self-improvement

Sunday Times interviews Jonathan Ive on everything design, Apple, and much more

The UK’s <i>Sunday Times</i>published a massive, five-page interview (paywall) with Apple SVP of Design Jonathan Ive today that takes a look at the history and future of Apple from the perspective of the man who designed some of the most iconic devices of the past decade.<p>In the interview, Ive discusses …

The Basics of Photography: J for JPEG

Today, we continue our series covering the Basics of Photography with the letter J, and which subject would be more fitting than everyone’s favorite …

The Basics of Photography: I for ISO

As we continue our series on the basics of photography, we run into the letter “I”. What better term to define in the photo world than one of the …

The Basics of Photography: H for HDR

Today, we continue our series of articles covering the basic terms of photography with the letter H for HDR. HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, and …

When building a company, it’s the destination, not the journey

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Platitudes are a dangerous way to build a company.<p>What passes today as start-up wisdom can be attractive, even seductive to …

5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell …

The Basics of Photography: G for Grain

We continue to run down the alphabet of photography terms in our series with G for grain. Grain is something that many film photographers and those …

The Basics of Photography: F for Flash

In continuing with our Alphabetical explanations of key photography terms, we’re now at the letter, “F.” And the biggest thing that comes to mind …

The Basics of Photography: E for Exposure

We’ve been slowly going through the alphabet defining key terms for each letter, and today we’re at the letter E. E is for exposure–and at its very …

Garden Bird Photography Tips

The great thing about photographing garden birds is that it’s much easier than going out to a reserve or park, and therefore much simpler for …

Birds

Creative Dad’s Photography Turns Heads

It’s not unusual for parents to take frequent pictures of their sons and daughters. There are blogs featuring kids around every bend of the web. With …

Do You Understand Depth of Field?

Understanding depth of field is essential for any photographer who wants to move past the beginner stage. Using depth of field well gives you great …

Landscape Photography

Still Life Photos that Combine Stark White Scenes with Just a Touch of Color

For the most part, Dutch photographer Arjan Benning specializes in still life photography. Crafting strange scenes for advertising agencies, museums, …

Using Colour Boldly

In my previous article I explored some of the ways that you can use two contrasting colours, orange and blue, that appear in nature to create …

4 Essential Ingredients for Great Landscape Photographs

When you are out in the field and you’re not sure if your the image you are making is any good, go through this quick mental checklist to see if your …

How to Capture Authentic Emotion in Portrait Photography

If you shoot portraits on a regular basis, I’m sure you have an informal checklist of sorts that you consult — at least mentally — both before and …

Photography

The Basics of Photography: D for Dynamic Range

In photography, Dynamic Range is the amount of visible detail that can be seen or recovered between the lightest part of a photograph and the …

The Basics of Photography: C for Composition

Continuing on with our series on the Basics of Photography, this week we are at the letter C, which will be covering the topic of Composition. …