allyson simmons

23 Flips | 4 Magazines | @allysonbsimmons | Keep up with allyson simmons on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “allyson simmons”

Congratulations, Businesses! Your Taxes Are Rising

Another look-see into the makings of the U.S. economic has been released—the annual study prepared by Ernst & Young in conjunction with the Council on State Taxation on total taxes paid by U.S. businesses for fiscal year 2013.<p>The good news for businesses? The U.S. economy is still in recovery mode …

Every Leader Must Delegate Well: 4 Tips to Become Effective

I've observed time and time again that so many new (and some not so new) managers struggle with delegating. They've never been taught that it means more than giving your subordinates "stuff off your to do list."<p>I hope you'll read and take action on the tips here, because if you're in management and …

Top 10 Photography eBooks

1<p>Trick Photography eBook and Video Course<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative</i> …

Have $1? You Could Have A New Home

... but let's just say it'll be a fixer-upper.<p><i>Photo: Getty Images</i><p>You can be a homeowner for as little as one dollar. Sound too good to be true? Well it is, kind of. The city of Buffalo, New York is putting old, abandoned homes on the market for just a buck—but the cost of repairs could equal the …

Real Estate

8 Things You Should Never Have in Your Apartment After College --> http://on.apttherapy.com/nKgIg2

Warning: This New App Is Seriously Addictive

Morpholio Board is democratizing the design process by giving enthusiasts access to the same mobile resources and tools that professionals use.<p><i>Morpholio Apps</i><p>Mood boards have long been an essential part of the creative process for interior designers, and in recent years online tools like Pinterest …

Apps

Do You Like It Big in the Bedroom? --> http://on.apttherapy.com/C6Ty2N The bedroom is a great place to make an impact...with oversize art...

Your Biggest Design Problems SOLVED! In 2 Sentences Or Less

From how to make a small space look bigger to choosing a lampshade, we've got you covered (quickly!)<p>We won't lie and say that the decorating conundrums that have been haunting you are <i>easy</i> to solve. But we can share the most boiled-down, easy-to-pass-on advice from our own Ask-A-Designer expert Scot …

How to Use the Elements of Composition to Complement Each Other in Your Photographs

Composition is something that every photographer wants to understand. There’s always that need to figure out how to compose an image properly to get …

Life After Dark: Helpful Tips for Street Photography at Night

To the surprise of no one, the topic of light is relatively common here on Light Stalking; search the archives and you can easily find plenty of …

Review of Think Tank Photo's My 2nd Brain 15 Laptop Bag

Anyone who has spent even a scant amount of time researching and searching for the perfect camera bag will quickly become familiar with two …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Photograph the Long, Winding Railroads

Railroad tracks reach to infinity effortlessly. There are modern, state of the art rail systems. Tracks that have been used through long standing, …

Photographer Makes Hip Hop Star Literally Hip Hop Around to Create Impressive Hyperlapse Music Video

Time-lapse and hyper-lapse photographer Patrick Cheung finished up his latest project a month ago after deciding to challenge himself to produce …

Breakers, boards and backflips: vintage surfing photography – in pictures

Take a surfin’ safari through the photography archive of John Severson, who founded the world’s first surf culture magazine in 1959 – and became the hero of wave-riders the world over

The Coolest Collection of Photography Links from Around the Web

With another week passing us by, we find Toad Hollow Photography searching the internet for links to the very best tutorials, special features, …

Interview: San Francisco Street Photographer Travis Jensen

Travis Jensen makes his work his life and his life an art by documenting San Francisco street life through his photography.<p>"Fifty shades of grey" …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world including scenes from the streets of Ferguson, Ukraine and a very hungry shark

Cities at work: 2014 Urban Photographer of the Year contenders

The deadline for this year’s CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition has been extended for a few more days only. Judging by this initial selection, the competition – themed ‘cities at work’ – is fierce indeed. The winner will be announced in October 2014; to enter, go here

The Pros and Cons of Using Vintage Lenses Today

It's a fact that many of today's photographers have used a vintage lens at some point in time. Not only is it a cheap alternative to a modern lens, …

Star Trails, Fog, Volcanoes and a Meteor: A Spectacular 270-Image Composite

270 photographs and a total exposure time of two hours and fifteen minutes went into creating this stunning composite photograph of an Indonesian …

Hilarious Hipster Marketing Video Explains What it Takes to Be ‘Photographer of the Year!’

If you’re wondering how to be the best photographer in the world, look no further than Chris Bauer. He’s been deemed the “Male Photographer of the …

Dreamlike Images of Solitary Figures Posing Against Dramatic Landscapes

For Kasia Derwinska, her photography is her way of expressing her innermost thoughts of the world. Through her work she communicates her own …

Rick Perry Digs in for a Fight

Rick Perry isn’t going quietly. In fact, he says he’s not going anywhere at all.<p>The Texas governor pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the abuse-of-power …