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Carrick best reads: Meet the homeless billionaire

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick</i>.<p><b>Meet the homeless billionaire</b><br>He doesn't own a house and travels around carrying just two suits and a phone. OK, he does have a private jet.<p><b>These mental roadblocks</b> …

How security flaws work: The buffer overflow | Ars Technica

Starting with the 1988 Morris Worm, this flaw has bitten everyone from Linux to Windows.<p>The buffer overflow has long been a feature of the computer …

Cybersecurity

JPEG Voodoo: Or, Does JPEG File Size Matter?

Would you say the above photograph has any compression artifacts? Compressed too much, not enough, or just right? What exactly is “just right” …

Tutorials

Why Sales Ops Is So Hard to Get Right

According to “Spin Selling” author Neil Rackham, when Xerox first established a sales operations group in the 1970s to take on activities such as sales planning, compensation, forecasting, and territory design, group leader J. Patrick Kelly described his responsibilities as “all the nasty number …

Product Photography with the Light Blaster, a $3,450 Cheaper Alternative to Broncolor’s Optical Spot

We introduced you to the Light Blaster when it first came out in July of last year. A neat light modifier, it allowed you to use a lens and flash to …

How this London Photographer Got 70,000 Followers on Twitter

This interview with photographer Nicholas Goodden originally appeared in our free downloadable guide, The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Photography …

The Secrets of Frequency Separation Retouching

Frequency separation retouching is an amazing technique for separating two main tasks of retouching in general: editing the fine details in your …

Tutorials

How to Properly Hang Photos On Any Type of Wall

While not all of our photographs end up being printed and framed, it helps to possess the knowledge of what it takes to properly hang them when they …

New Webinar: Law School 101 - Demystifying Copyright & Social Media Terms of Service

Having trouble navigating copyright and social media sites’ terms of service? You’re not alone – this daunting task can be a tough one. In this …

Advice for Aspiring Full-Time Photographers

Recently I gave a short 2-hour presentation on street photography at one of the photography clubs at UC Berkeley. It was great being surrounded by …

Inspiration: John Cleese on How to Be Creative

Legendary writer and actor John Cleese is known more for his sense of humor than almost any other attribute. But as he demonstrates brilliantly in …

What it Takes to be a Good Interior Photographer

Interior photography is the most challenging of all the professional genres of commercial photography. Every detail is critical. Every prop must be …

Steampunk Friends for Life: A Little Story About the Power of Networking as a Photographer

This is a story about networking, giving back, friendship, trust, #sharingiscaring and steampunk.<p>Before I moved to Cardiff, Wales, I decided that I …

What is Color Theory and Why Do I Need to Know It?

Our industries rely heavily on color, which most of us know as a wavelength of light that our eyes and brains perceive as ..well color. But we don’t …

Tips From A Model To A Bride To Be

Jen Brook, a model, recently wrote an article to future brides to be about what to expect and how to prepare for being photographed on their wedding …

Weddings

Fitness Photo Shoot: A BTS Lighting Demo

Essential Makeup Tips for Every Portrait Photographer

Four ingredients are necessary to achieve beautiful looking skin in portrait photography: a healthy and rested subject, makeup, good lighting, and …

Frequency Separation Rehab

Although there have been countless articles written on the subject of Frequency Separation - including several here on Fstoppers - the current state …

How To Mix Natural And Flash Lighting Using Shutter Speeds

Need a new idea for your next photo shoot this Halloween season? Get inspired with this exclusive tutorial by Alexandria Huff of BorrowLenses.com! …

Quick Folder Organizing Hacks in Adobe Lightroom

Sometimes our hard drives become a mess of misnamed folders and misplaced images. We don’t know how it happens, but it does. Luckily, Lightroom gives …

Tutorials

How to Keep Going When You're Demotivated at Work

Sometimes, you get to a point at work where your motivation is completely depleted. But circumstances dictate that you can't quit. So how do you keep …

How to do Noise Reduction in Lightroom

The Cinematic Look – How To Make Your Photographs Look Like Films

I recently noticed that a handful of photographers were producing images that had a look as if they were stills captured from films. A couple of the …

How to stage a family portrait, HBO style

Better known for capturing the likes of Bowie and Radiohead, photographer Pat Pope now gives ordinary families the moody treatment usually reserved for rock stars and TV celebrities<p>Pat Pope has formidable rock photography credentials. He has three images in Q magazine's 100 Greatest Rock'n'Roll …

How to Fix Common Skin and Hair Issues Using Texture Grafting

From a retouching standpoint, there are few things more unpleasant or challenging than dealing with chunks of hair on the face, missing patches of …

Tutorials

How to Create and Use Photoshop Actions to Speed up Your Workflow

What are Photoshop Actions? Photoshop Actions are very useful time savers. Should you find yourself applying the same Photoshop commands or a series …

12 Simple Ways to Bounce Light and Capture Better Portraits

Bounced light has always been an important component of lighting, especially in portraiture. It gives a little more illumination to the subject and …

How to Educate Your Clients on Photo Shoot & License Fees

When working with a client who doesn’t regularly commission or license photography, explaining your fees can seem daunting. This is especially true …

5 Blend Modes in Photoshop Every Photographer Should Know

Photographic compositing has been with us since the dawn of photography. The merging of two or more separate images into one is seen as a way of …

Tutorials

How to Change Hair Color in Photoshop

The easiest way to change hair color in Photoshop is using the Selective Color adjustment layer. This tool is great because changes are not too …

Hair