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Showcasing The World: Designer Portfolios – 20 Designs

While digital agencies undoubtedly have a vast potential are able to handle almost any task, the personal approach provided by standalone artists …

Graphic Design

10 incredibly useful colour resources for designers

Colour is an integral element of design. And the web is full of endless resources and tutorials covering it. But, sometimes too much choice can be …

Why the Right Color Palette Matters for Your Brand

Brands and colors are indistinguishably linked – think Golden Arches, Amex Black Card, Tiffany Blue or breast cancer’s Pink Ribbon. After all, colors …

HTML Color Codes - The Perfect Webapp for Digital Color Selection

Digital color pickers are widely used by designers and developers to craft pixel-perfect interfaces. Most of the time these color pickers are …

The Psychology and Emotion Behind Color in Web Design

I was a really bad designer when I was just getting started in the mid 2000s.<p>Really, there’s no other way to say this.<p>And it’s not that I was …

Color Management

5 Web Design Color Palettes | From Black and Gold Websites ..

So I often go looking for web design color schemes on Pinterest, and beautiful web design color schemes on Dribbble, but I thought I’d brainstorm 5 …

A Showcase of 100 Design Quotes To Ignite Your Inspiration

<i>Creativity is all around us – in the homes we live in, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear, and the food we eat.</i>When you’re looking for creative …

Graphic Design

Freebies: 25 New Useful Free Vector and PSD Files

Today we’re sharing high quality freebies for web and graphic designers. Useful <b>free PSD files</b>, UI kits, vector graphics and mockup PSD templates, can …

Graphic Design

Illustrator Tutorials: 25 New Tutorials to Improve Vector Graphics

New illustrator tutorials shows how to drawing and making of vector graphics. By using these <b>new Adobe Illustrator Tutorials</b> you can easily create …

Investors are overlooking one thing when they throw money at 'Uber for X' startups

The independent-contractor debate claimed its first victim this week when on-demand-cleaning company Homejoy announced it will be shutting down July 31.<p>It blames the lawsuits it was facing over 1099 workers as the "deciding factor" in the decision, CEO Adora Cheung told Re/code. Homejoy's finances …

Facebook Is Removing Page Likes from Deactivated Accounts

If you manage a Facebook Page, don’t be surprised if you see a small dip in your number of “likes” in the coming weeks.<p>According to a blog post, the company is now purging likes from closed accounts, including memorialized and deactivated ones.<p>The company notes the changes should help businesses …

So You're Going to Shoot A Wedding: Part 2 of 3 [Day Of]

If you want to know how to photograph a wedding, there are ton of books on the subject but the truth is nothing is going to be a greater lesson than …

18 Signs You're With The One You Should Marry

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, how to know if he's the one.<p><b>1) He always brags about you.</b> If you get a promotion at work or even just win concert tickets, he can't resist telling everyone you hang out with before you even think to mention it. Because he's your biggest fan (arguably next to …

Wedding Photography Tips: Engagement Sessions with Ryan Brenizer

7 Things Americans Can Learn From Italians

If you've spent time in Italy you know that life in Italy and life in America are very different. While both cultures have their pros and cons, we think Americans can learn a lot from the way Italians live.<p>Traditionally, Italians have an easy-going and positive outlook on how to go about daily …

GOP rides wave of cancellations

Since the Affordable Care Act was introduced in 2009, Republicans have dismissed President Barack Obama’s oft-repeated promise that anyone who liked their insurance plan would be able to keep it.<p>But was anyone paying attention?<p>For years, the media turned a blind eye to conservatives’ insistent …

Reports that NSA taps into Google and Yahoo data hubs infuriate tech giants

Google and Yahoo, two of the world's biggest tech companies, reacted angrily to a report on Wednesday that the National Security Agency has secretly intercepted the main communication links that carry their users' data around the world.<p>Citing documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward …

What Every Photographer Ought to Know About Successful Event Photography

I know that many people, upon hearing the term “event photography,” immediately begin to think of fancy gatherings like award shows, corporate …

How to Make Sure You are Using Image Stabilization Correctly

A good photo isn’t automatic. It doesn’t matter how new or expensive your camera is; good shots don’t just happen because you press the shutter. …

How Do You Start a Photography Business?

The business of photography is something you really need to approach based on an honest assessment of your abilities, strengths, and interests. From …

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

On Assignment: Radiance

"What should I wear?" asked Funlayo Alabi when we were touching base the day before I was to photograph her for the Howard County EDA.<p>"A white shirt …

3 Ways to Improve Your Images With Composition

Along with lighting, subject, perspective, composition is one of the fundamental tools to creating better images. It’s one of the easier ones to …

Photography

Good Example of How the Angles You Use in Portrait Photography Matter a Lot

One problem (amongst many) in portrait photography is where to shoot from. Do you shoot at the subject’s eye level? Below? Above? Unfortunately, …

Photography

Veteran Street Photographer Offers Some No-BS Advice on How to Get Better

LA-based documentary and street photographer John Free has been practicing and teaching street photography for over 30 years. He’s taught workshops …

Quick Tips on How to Build Relationships with Photography Clients

One of the biggest hurdles to starting work as a professional photographer is attracting clients. Miller Mobley, an editorial photographer based in …