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6 Steps to Dealing With Online Trolls, Courtesy of Ambien's Maker and Roseanne Barr

Pharmaceutical giant Sanofi dealt with the Roseanne Barr situation perfectly. You can do the same.<p>The Roseanne Barr scandal took an interesting turn Wednesday. The newly fired television star tweeted a halfhearted apology for racist tweet from the day before, blaming her poor judgment on her use of …

Social Media

Here's Why Killing Yourself With Cardio is the Wrong Way to Get in Shape

Want to look better? Forget about the gym.<p>If getting in better shape is something you'd like to do, know this: You'll make more of a dent watching what you eat as opposed to trying to burn calories doing cardio. It's because a person burns roughly 100 calories running one mile, and since you need …

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

SonyPixelShift2DNG combines a7R III Pixel Shift shots into DNG files

One of the useful features baked into Sony's latest flagship mirrorless full-frame camera—the Sony a7R III—is the Pixel Shift Multi Shot mode in …

The key to Leonardo da Vinci's genius is a practice that anyone can learn

In late 2017, <i>Salvator Mundi</i>, one of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, sold for $450.3 million.<p>For a child born out of wedlock in the 15th century, that's quite an accomplishment. And yet, many would argue that this isn't even close to being his greatest contribution to humanity.<p>When the word</i> …

This Photographer Shoots Portraits in the Style of Old Master Painters

Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk is a Dutch fine art photographer whose portrait photos may make you feel like you’re walking through a museum. Her style is …

The Art vs. The Craft of Photography

As creatives, we all go through a very similar journey when it comes to improving our skill. Though details of the turbulent ride vary for everyone, …

Photography

This is How One Photographer Dodges and Burns His Photos

Photographer and visual artist Antti Karppinen dodges and burns his photos using a single 50% natural gray layer in Overlay blending mode. By sharing …

Photography

5 Team Building Exercises For Setting Goals You'll Stick To

Team building exercises don't have to be awkward. If they get your team setting (and reaching) goals, they might just be what your company needs.

20 Photography Magazines You Should Definitely Follow on Instagram

It’s 2017, and Instagram is now 600 million users strong; that’s a lot of new images/videos and stories each day. An effervescent but non curated …

Art

10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate from Your Daily Routine

You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are</i> …

30+ Creative Infographics to Keep Your Mind Active and Entertained

Infographics are fun, creative ways to visualize all types of information. By displaying information in colorful, graphic charts, designers are changing the way we view data. Whether its laying out U.S. policy on maternity leave or teaching the Dothraki language to <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans, there are …

Cinematic Tokyo: Colourful images of Japan that merge old traditions with modern life

The thing that strikes you the most when you visit Tokyo, or indeed anywhere in Japan, is the stark contrast between the country's solid traditions …

Japan

Canon Tilt-Shift lenses video tutorials

CanonUSA on YouTube posted a 3 part tutorial series on tilt-shift lenses. Want to know what this special gear is about, why to use it, and how to …

The best Paris hotels near the Eiffel Tower

It's hard to believe that Paris's most iconic monument was originally just a temporary structure put up by Gustave Eiffel for the Exposition Universelle in 1889 on the centenary of the French Revolution. But it's still very much here, still dazzling with its twinkling lights, its vintage …

30 of the Most Important Photoshop Features and How to Use Them

Nate Dodson over at TutVid just put together one of the most comprehensive overviews of Photoshop’s key tools and features we’ve ever seen. 30 …

50 Nifty Reasons to Love Photography in 2016

Today nearly everyone has a camera in their pocket. Photography is one of the most democratic forms of expression. It can be precious, but need not …

BrightSide — Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder.

There are 14 necessary components to the creative process, scientists say

Turns out there’s a science behind being creative. According to new research, the creative process actually involves 14 components, which both work together and build on each other.<p>In a study published in Plos One on Oct. 5, computational scientist Anna Jordanous of Kent University in England and …

How Content Marketing Can Fuel Your Entrepreneurial Success

Can content marketing work? Is content marketing a buzzword or solid business plan?<b>What’s the surest way to startup failure? Follow old, outdated</b> …

99 Tools To Enhance Your Freelance Lifestyle

The day-to-day of freelance work can be incredibly overwhelming. Here are 99 extremely useful tools that will save you time and increase your …

The Freelancer’s Guide to Flipboard

As the CEO, CFO and sole employee of a one-person startup, the freelancer must be motivated and multifaceted, managing the work, identifying new opportunities for income, and mastering the delicate art of self-promotion. Here are three ways Flipboard can help.<p><b>1. Make a digital portfolio</b><br>Sure, a …

100 Useful Web Design Tools For Creative Entrepreneurs

Whether you’re a designer in an agency, freelancer or entrepreneur, you use a variety of design tools to get the job done.<p>In the past couple of years, I cofounded a startup, a design magazine and worked with several businesses and individual entrepreneurs. I have tried hundreds of different tools …

Graphic Design

Brad Pitt Conflict Over Confrontation with Son on Jet

<b>Brad Pitt</b> crossed a line he had never crossed before by lunging at his 15-year-old son on a private jet and making contact with him, but the details …

A 2-Minute Primer on How to Use a Color Checker

If you’ve never used an X-Rite ColorChecker Passport before, this quick-and-dirty primer by photographer Jeff Rojas is a great place to start.<p>Rojas, …

Making Gobos Out of Unusual Things for Creative Portrait Lighting

Typically, the term “gobo” is reserved for the lens filters and patterns that are affixed to theater lights. The terms “flag” or “cucloris/cookie” …

The little known secret experts use to learn faster

No one can change that basic fact, but research may have found a way to soften it a little.<p>Science has uncovered a simple way to speed learning. Why aren't more people aware of it?<p>That's the question most people would ask themselves after reading a recent PsyBlog post outlining the practice, known …

13 Photography Channels on YouTube You Should Follow

If you’re looking for videos to watch to quench your thirst for photography, YouTube has a great selection. If you’ve never really poked around …

Top Gear

To Get Better at Lighting, See Light Through the Eyes of a Cinematographer

Almost everything I do as a photographer comes back to this challenge: seeing light as a cinematographer would on set. I was recently reminded of …