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8 successful execs share their best organization tips

Here, 8 successful people, from entrepreneurs to expert networkers, share their best organization tips.

Productivity

33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

Self-improvement

11 Marketing Tools Worth Trying in 2016

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every individual, small business and large enterprise will not only create content and engage on social media in 2016, but seek new ways to cut through the noise and stomp out the competition.<p>So how do you ensure your brand gets the …

Marketing

10 Things To Do Before You Begin Your Photography Business

Over the last few years, I’ve consulted with photographers who have an interest in selling their photography prints either online or through various …

Small Business

How to do Basic Processing on a Portrait in 5 Minutes Using Lightroom

There’s a Triangle of Service that you may have seen before which goes something like this: You have three options available (cheap, quick, quality) …

Tutorials

This PSD Shows What Every Single Adjustment Layer Does Using Curves Only

In many Photoshop 101 lessons they say that any adjustment to a photo can actually be achieved via a manipulation on the curves tool. While this may …

Tutorials

10-Minute Total-Body Workout: Men's Health.com

The 10-Minute Transformation<p>Directions<p>Perform each exercise below for up to 60 seconds (stop if you lose good form), moving from one to the next without rest. Once you've completed all 10 exercises, rest for 30 to 60 seconds. Complete the circuit up to four times total, three times a week, allowing …

'House of Cards' DP Reveals the Camera & Lighting Techniques of the Popular Netflix Series

Television cinematography has come quite a ways in the past 10 years. In the arena of episodic television, where multi-camera shoots with high-key …

Colour Grading Your Film – Top Nineteen Tips For Working With The Professionals

By onJuly 20, 2014in Editing, Grading Comments<p><b>This is not a guide to grading your film, this is a guide to producing a professional grade for your</b> …

10 Films That Can Teach You Everything You Need To Know About Cinematography

The word cinematography literally means ‘to record movements’. A director relies on their cinematographer to manipulate the mood and implication of a …

Lighting for Matching Closeups: A Spectacular Lighting Workshop with Danish DP Eric Kress

There are few educational resources for cinematographers that are as rock-solid as the various publications, blogs, and podcasts from the American …

Legendary DP Darius Khondji Has Some Great Advice for Cinematographers on a Budget

After one glance at Darius Khondji's IMDb page it's easy to see that the famed French cinematographer is a living legend. From his work with David …

How to Live in Paradise for Less Than $1,500 a Month

I feel I spent way too much money this month living in the Philippines -- there were extra provisions around the typhoon that hit us, a work trip to Manila (where I also had too much fun,) a few charitable donations, and I've been overspending on food. But I just looked up my bank balance and …

Personal Finance

Are More Nonsense Travel Fees Coming in 2014? (POLL)

One dollar.<p>That's the surprise fee Karin Melick-Barthelmess saw on her bill for an American Airlines flight from St. Louis to New York. It was listed as an "American Airlines Internet surcharge," she says.<p>One dollar may not sound like a lot, but when American businesses in general -- and travel …

Why Tourism Boards Need To Pay More Attention To Vimeo Videos

Mostly, so that tourism boards see the difference between video creation for passion vs. video creation by committee.<p>The first two videos with the …

12 experiences you can only have in Thailand

WHEN I FIRST settled in the northern city of Chiang Mai three years ago, I didn’t expect to see much apart from temples, crowded markets, and carts …

Foreign Affairs: Travel Sex

There's conventional sex, make-up sex, rock star sex and travel sex! There is no doubt travelers have sex appeal and that wanting to travel more is called wanderlust.<p>Forget Kissinger's quote about power -- <i>travel is the ultimate aphrodisiac</i>.<p>Face it, foreigners are exotic, different, mysterious. We …

Travel

10 U.S. Destinations You Should Visit In 2014

Planning a vacation in the US next year but aren't sure where to go? After all, it's a big place! For the fourth year running, our travel experts have scoured the States to make the decision a bit easier for you.<p>While Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014 covers global must-sees, including Chicago …

Grand Rapids

Airport Amenities That Make Everything Better

These days, flying is almost irredeemably difficult. From baggage fees to security lines, even the most zen flyer can experience Travel Stress at Airports (TSA). Luckily, there is a prescription. Airports offer oodles of thoughtful amenities, such as yoga rooms and therapy dogs, to help keep your …

Flying

How Chinese Tourists Use Social Media

This post comes from our partner KAWO.<p>Facebook and Twitter are popular ways for travelers to share their locations, pictures, and adventures with …

A Comprehensive List of the Top Tools in Documentary Filmmaking

Getting started in documentary filmmaking is a lot like getting started in narrative filmmaking -- most of the time you're just picking up gear that …

Cinematography | Flipping The Traditional Documentary Model on Its Ear: Stillmotion #standwithme

By Lydia Hurlbut<p>Shane and I first met Patrick Moreau at Sundance two years ago when they were both speaking there. There was an immediate connection, …

How to Capture the Essence of a Place - Travel Photography Tips

Travel Photography

38 ways to truly feel thankful this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favourite American holiday, because in its essence it’s an officially recognized celebration of that great universal truth: It’s …

The Joys of Lighting Flat

<i>There’s always one place I can put a light that’s out of the shot, and that’s directly behind the camera. Do not lose hope: this can still look</i> …

The Cinematographer's Process (Part 2): Defining Your Camera Strategy

Cinematography is the art of making informed visual decisions in the pursuit of telling a story. After breaking down your script for emotionality, …

The Sound of Horror: Why Hearing Stuff is Scarier Than Actually Seeing Stuff

There are a great number of things that can go wrong while making a horror film, but nothing is quite as bad as making one that isn't scary. In a …

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The €3199 KineRAW MINI is the latest affordable raw cinema camera to be released. Featuring a 4K Super 35mm sensor it is a rival to the Blackmagic …