Alan Choy

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Portrait Tips for Posing Women

Unless you're working with professional models who know exactly what to do, and how to pose in front of the camera, most of your clients are …

Photography

Free wedding poses cheat sheet: 9 classic pictures of the bride and groom

<i>Shooting wedding portraits of the bride and groom is one of the most challenging tasks of any wedding photographer, whether you’re a seasoned hand or</i> …

Five Fundamental Compositional Theories You Should Master Today

<i>Welcome to Time Out with Tanya, where I’ve put my fast paced graphic design career on hold in favor of adventures in motherhood. I’m capturing every</i> …

9 Reasons You Look Awful in Photos… And How to Fix Them

Want to improve the way you look in portraits, or improve the portraits that you shoot? Here are 9 common reasons people look awful in portraits and …

8 Tips For Approaching Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime

<b></b>8 Tips For Approaching Anyone, Anywhere, AnytimeIf there’s one skill that will catapult you in work, love and life, it’s the ability to walk up to …

Cute

Tips for Sharpening Your Images the Right Way

Just so you are not misled in any way, let me make it clear that this won’t be a Photoshop tutorial on using any particular sharpening method. It …

It Pays To Be Able To Read Others' Emotions: This Tool Provides The Competitive Advantage

What if you could detect when a co-worker’s polite smile was actually disguising irritation? How might your negotiation tactics change if you could identify how the person sitting across the table from you actually felt? Clearly, being able to read people could serve as an incredible competitive …

Communication Skills

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22 Tips for Creating Better Photographs When You Don’t Have a Clue

We've all been through this situation. You are in a place with so much going on, with a lot of people and activity. Your camera is in your hand, and …

Landscape Photography

The Art of Giving and Receiving Advice

Seeking and giving advice are central to effective leadership and decision making. Yet managers seldom view them as practical skills they can learn and improve. Receiving guidance is often seen as the passive consumption of wisdom. And advising is typically treated as a matter of “good …

6 Tips for Better Portraits on Location

Whew it’s been a while since I actually wrote a tutorial here on dPS so I thought it was time. Some of my most popular articles are about portrait …

12 Exceptional Wines for Parties

Denver's McLain Hedges and Mary Wright spend their days recommending bottles in their fantastic shop, The Proper Pour. Here, they recommend 12 wines …

How to Make the Most of Your Hard-Earned Vacation Time Photography Wise

You are looking forward to that vacation you have wanted so much? You are not the only one. Amidst our work, family and everything else, we all need …

What Leaders Really Do

The article reprinted here stands on its own, of course, but it can also be seen as a crucial contribution to a debate that began in 1977, when Harvard Business School professor Abraham Zaleznik published an HBR article with the deceptively mild title “Managers and Leaders: Are They Different?” The …

How to Find and Use Hyperfocal Distance for Sharp Backgrounds

You are out photographing a landscape. You have a nice foreground and background in the frame, and you want as much as possible in focus. You set a …

Digital Photography

15 of the Best Cheat Sheets, Printables and Infographics for Photographers

Everyone loves cheat sheets, and photographers are no exception. Squeezed into a set of short tips, schemes, and definitions, a cheat sheet is a …

Helpful shift scheduler for Apple Store employees turning into App Store app for all

A couple of years ago, Australia-based former Apple Retail Store employee Josh Hunt realized that he (and his colleagues) had a major problem: even with Apple’s cloud technologies, viewing his Apple Store work schedule was a pain. Apple’s internal network allows Apple Store employees to view their …