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Moo.do turns Gmail into a task management system

If starring your important emails is your way of creating a to-do list in your inbox, but you long for something more robust, a new product from Moo.do aims to help. With Moo.do for Gmail, the idea is to combine an email client with a task manager you can use to organize your to-dos, documents, …

Google Drive

Portrait Photography: It’s All About the People Skills

Red Bull Photography <i>recently joined our community with a verified brand profile of their own. This partnership isn’t just about amazing photography —</i> …

Photography

You can build this DIY steadicam using little more than spare Lego pieces

Throughout my childhood, I spent hundreds upon hundreds of hours constructing various buildings, vehicles and designs out of Lego. I would’ve never …

Videography

How to combine macro images for amazingly sharp photographs

Step by step: how to get pin-sharp macro images<p>Focus stacking is a handy technique used to extend the depth of field in your images. This technique …

Tutorials

Six great tips for creating freakishly awesome UV photography

A few weeks ago, the folks from the Cooperative of Photography brought us an excellent video on taking our photography to the next level. One of the …

Photography

How 5 Photographers Are Monetizing Their Instagram Followings

In Instagram’s early days, few photographers realized the photo-sharing platform’s full potential. Often, it was used as an alternative portfolio or …

Photographers

Change Your Life In 6 Months With These 5 Skills

Learning a new skill that can change your life doesn’t have to take forever. In fact, you can learn several skills in as little as 6 months!<p>Some of …

This is how you take a soft light group shot

<i>Forget Mr.White, today we’re Breaking Clay!</i><p>I am a long time follower of Clay Cook, and one thing that always amazes me is his softly lit group shots. …

No Excuses: Beginners, Don't Blame Your Budget Gear for Your Crappy Pictures

"I can't take a shot like that. My camera isn't good enough. Oh sure, you can talk all you want, but you have thousands of dollars in expensive …

Why competitions are good for your photography (and how to make the most of them)

Submitting your work to competitions can feel daunting. You submit your work to scrutiny and for anyone who is emotionally invested in their photos, …

Tutorial: How To Take Your Still Life Flower Photos To The Next Level

<i>Dina Belenko is a creative still-life photographer from Russia, and a successful 500px Marketplace photographer. Her artistic images capture magical</i> …

How To Remove Dust and Scratches In Adobe Lightroom

Dust and scratches are a reality of older images. You may also be using a camera that isn't in good shape. The point is that you need to clean it up. First impressions are everything, and people make them in 50 milliseconds. Don't diminish the visual power of your images because you left visible …

Tutorials

Canon Said My Lens Was Dead… So I Fixed It Myself for $140

A little while ago, I was shooting the icebergs on the black sand beach by the Jokulsarlon Glaicer Lagoon, Iceland with a rental EF 24-70mm F2.8L II. …

Tutorials

17 Gmail Extensions that Make Your Life Easier

In today’s email-centric work environment, you have to make sure you’re on top of your game.<p>But that’s easier said than done. You likely use email to …

Confessions of a newbie - Business advice I wish I'd known

I have to admit, when I first started my photography business I didn’t think it was going to be that difficult. I thought I’d get a camera, take some …

Los Angeles

There is no way to break compositional rules, only move to more advanced rules

Of course it follows the rule of thirds, It has to to be a good photo, right? I am not sure. You can always “break the rules”, to make a good photo, …

How to Take a Great iPhone Photo

As smart phones keep getting smarter, and built-in cameras get more and more powerful, it’s becoming all too easy to forget the tricked-out DSLR at …

Los Angeles

You’d be surprised how much you can do with a chickpea – Yotam Ottolenghi recipes

Did you make it through 40 days of Lenten abstinence, relying mostly on the tins and cans already in your cupboard? I’m not a great faster, but I have been using up the many cans of chickpeas I had at the start of the month, so maybe I was abstaining without realising it.<p>There’s a joyful …

Chickpeas

Phyllo Your Dreams

Pastilla is one of those dishes that tricks the eye. You see a sugar-dusted pie made with flaky dough, so, of course, you think <i>sweet</i>. But once you …

Wedding Workshop One | Communication, Planning, & Happy Clients: 10 Ways to Amaze and Impress Throughout The Wedding

You are watching a free tutorial from Wedding Workshop One | Communication, Planning, & Happy Clients.<br>To view the entire course, upgrade to Premium …

Weddings

How to Turn Your Drill Press Into a Vertical Woodworking Lathe

When you're tight on space, but need to turn some wood, consider using your drill press as a lathe.<p>Woodturning is a great hobby, but lathes take up a significant amount of space in a workshop. But when you're in a pinch and want to turn something quickly, you can set up a vertical lathe using your …

Uncommon ways to Work Smarter Instead of Harder

In this competitive World today, it is essential to know how to dominate our new positions by working smarter, not harder, for the sake of our …

Time Management

20 Free & Useful Photoshop Plugins All Designers Must Have

The lorem ipsum command finally comes to Photoshop CS6 but hold the celebrations, the generated text still lacks variation. For those of you who need …

How to Get Great Portraits With Minimal Equipment

What does it really take to create a great portrait?<p>Do you need multiple lights, a dozen reflectors, several backgrounds, six soft boxes, three …