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How the Very Best Strategists Decide

When it comes to setting strategy, which is more effective: one great thinker or a wise crowd?<p>To find out, I turned to my ongoing Top Pricer Tournament, in which 884 people — managers, consultants, professors, students — make pricing strategy decisions for a generic business competing against other …

Google is turning Maps into a social platform

Google will sunset photo-sharing site Panoramio as it focuses on building out features in Google Maps, Digital Trends reports.<p>For context, Panoramio allows users to upload and share their photos by location on Google Maps and Google Earth. However, Google would like users to upload their photos …

The Next Generation of Photo Printing is Here...and You Need to See It!

It’s fun to think about how much the printing industry has changed. After all, when I was a kid, the options for printing photos was essentially …

‘It’s ridiculous to pretend there are no beautiful older women': Peter Lindbergh on photographing the supermodels

He showed us Naomi, Kate and Cindy as we’d never seen them before, and catapulted a young model called Helena to fame. Bethan Holt meets Peter Lindbergh, the photographer who changed fashion for ever.<p>In the late 1980s, Peter Lindbergh dared to do what few fashion photographers had done before: he …

The Opposite of a Muse

In the course of two decades, a medical secretary in Paris persuaded scores of renowned photographers to take her picture.<p>On the 25th of October, 2002, the Lebanese artist Fouad Elkoury wrote an e-mail to a woman he’d never met:<p>Thursday, 10h30, getting ready to get on the plane (I hate leaving), …

Technology met couture in this beautiful, otherworldly Paris fashion show

Fashion has long had a close relationship with technology, through the invention of the sewing machine, the loom, and beyond. In the computer age, as the industry revels in everything from “cognitive” clothing to innovative manufacturing such as 3D printing, the infatuation has reached a new …

Stop Using Google Trends

Be aware of context, and maybe start using Google AdWords<p><i>This article was originally published on Danny Page's Medium, and has been republished here with the author's permission.</i><p>Google Trends is a very interesting product, as it gives us real-time data on how people are using Google. Google is the …

Here are all the crazy-advanced robots built by Google's Boston Dynamics group

Boston Dynamics, a robot group born out of MIT and currently owned by Google, makes absolutely incredible robots.<p>From giant dog robots to ones resembling humans, these are definitely the most advanced robots we've ever seen.<p>Here's Boston Dynamics' wild robots:

How We Spot Altered Pictures

National Geographic’s top editors explain how to keep photography honest in the era of Photoshop—and why they’ll never move the pyramids again.<p>In the digital age, when it’s easy to manipulate a photo, it’s harder than ever to ensure that the images we publish, whether on paper or on a screen, …

Photo Manipulation

The best photography apps that aren't Instagram

Brooks Hassig<p>Instagram is a great app, but defaulting to it at all times can seriously limit your photography.<p>As the cameras in our phones have evolved to be more and more crisp, app developers have come out with a string of innovative tools that can take your photography to all sorts of …

‘Anonymous will hunt you down!’ Hacktivists declare ‘total war’ on ISIS after Paris attacks

The hacktivist group Anonymous, engaged in electronic warfare against Islamic State, has declared ‘total war’ on the terror group following the …

Beautiful photographs of Algiers, Algeria, from 1899

A very good friend of mine, Hicham Yezza, recently discovered a beautiful collection of photos of his home country of Algeria from 1899.<p>I asked Hich …

Algeria: The Bastion of North Africa

The old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is highly relevant but elusive when it comes to making effective security …

10 Tips for Doing an Underwater Photo Shoot

My brain is officially underwater. Photographically, that is.<p>I see everything in terms of underwater. A friend shows me the gorgeous wedding dress …

Scuba Diving

11 of the Most Interesting Lenses in the History of Photography

For almost two centuries, the science and art of photography has allowed people to capture the world around them through carefully crafted lenses. …

Summer Olympics

15 Gorgeously Designed Henna Tattoos with Unbelievably Intricate Patterns

Photo source: Bubble<p>For thousands of years, the art of henna (called <i>mehndi</i> in Hindi & Urdu) has been practiced in India, Pakistan, Africa, and the Middle East. The henna plant is crushed and mixed with other ingredients into a paste, which can then be applied to the skin in dazzlingly intricate …

Palio of Siena Bareback Horse Race

Porcupine

One of the World's Best Compositers Reveals His Complete Workflow and Retouching Techniques

Erik Almas, one of the best commercial composite photographers, has recently teamed up with the team at RGG EDU to create a fully comprehensive …

Tutorials

Morocco's Best-Kept Secret Is This All-Blue Village

Tucked high in Morocco’s Rif Mountains, the all-blue town of Chefchaouen is a calming respite from the overwhelming frenzy of Marrakech and Fez. Photographer and writer Lucy Laucht takes us on a tour of Morocco's hidden gem.

Amazon will soon pay self-published authors based on how many pages of a book are read

On July 1, Amazon will pay self-published authors based on how many pages have been read in their books.<p>Amazon is using its Select Global Fund and Kindle’s Lending Library feature to balance payments via this feature. Here’s how Amazon broke it down:<p>•The author of a 100 page book that was borrowed …

A Simple Visual Guide to Photographic Lens Filters

If you’re just getting started in photography, perhaps you’ve confused or overwhelmed by the different types of filters that are available for your …

This is What These Famous Photographers Actually Meant With These Quotes

Photographers whо have been practicing photography all their life often have a piece of wisdom to share with future generations. Some do this by …

Henri Cartier-Bresson and Martine Franck: Love Through a Lens

Martine Franck in Switzerland in 1984.<br>Henri Cartier-Bresson—Magnum Photos<p>1 of 14<p>In a 2010 interview with Charlie Rose, photographer Martine Franck …

The rules of Street Photography

When you get in contact with other street photogtaphers, there's a big chance that you also get in touch with the different "rules" surrounding the …

Start Blogging, Start a Business, and Build an Authentic Brand | Inc.com

Some months ago I published a post about commonly misused words. Several hundred thousand people read it, so it was reasonably popular, but as with most posts, in time the views slowed.<p>Then one day, seemingly out of nowhere, tens of thousands of people read it.<p>I did a little digging and learned …

Marketing

Nonverbal Space: Conceptual Japanese Street Photography - Photographs and text by Shin Noguchi | LensCulture

<i>Ma</i> is a Japanese word which can be roughly translated as “gap”, “space”, “pause” or “the space between two structural parts.” The spatial concept is experienced progressively through intervals of spatial designation. In Japanese, <i>ma</i>, the word for space, suggests interval. It is best described as a …

Street Photography

The Art of Error: 12 Cool and Creative 404 Pages

Making your 404 page fun is only half the battle — there’s still a lot of practical factors to keep in mind. In closing, let’s review some general tips to remember when covering your mistakes:<p><b>Link to Popular Posts —</b> Take advantage of the fact that your user may not know where to go next. Recommend …

How to Hang Photos

Follow these step-by-step instructions to display your artwork with style.<p>How to Hang Pictures and Mirrors<p>One way of hanging pictures is from a picture rail. However, if you would rather hang the pictures and mirrors individually, there are certain steps you can take to avoid marking your walls …

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