ZAM

112 Added | 10 Magazines | 13 Likes | 5 Following | 1 Follower | @iamzam | Keep up with ZAM on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “ZAM”

39 of the best secret categories on Netflix and how to find them

Netflix has an insane amount of content, but it's not always easy to find what you want.<p>The categories Netflix gives you access to are broad, which is made more frustrating by the knowledge that Netflix splits movies and TV shows into incredibly specific micro-categories.<p>Luckily, it's pretty easy …

Entertainment

Here’s How to Get Great Image Quality with the Camera You Already Own (VIDEO)

Most photographers would love to upgrade their camera every time an innovative new model with enhanced capabilities is introduced. But let’s face it: …

$10,000 vs. $425 Portrait Lighting: Can You Tell the Difference?

How much of a difference is there between using an expensive high-end lighting setup and shooting the same portraits with cheaper gear? Photographer …

How to Use a Light Meter | Fundamentals To Improve Your Photography

One of the last pieces of equipment newer photographers tend to think about getting is a dedicated light meter. In this digital age, dedicated light …

Here’s How to Use Photoshop’s New Fast & Powerful One-Click “Select Subject” Tool (VIDEO)

Yesterday we told you about Adobe’s new update to Photoshop CC, version 19.1, which includes a host of enhancements. One of the most interesting and …

The inventor of the iPod has made a new kind of high-end wristwatch

Belgium-based Ressence has a track record of reinventing the wristwatch. And for its latest concept the firm is collaborating with none other than …

Wearable Tech

I was getting buried in clutter. Here’s how I finally got free.

With closets overstuffed with clothes that didn't fit, pots that threatened an avalanche every time I wanted to boil an egg and bookshelves packed two volumes deep, my apartment felt burdened. Growing piles of rubber tubs made it onerous to clean the floors — especially because my vacuum resided …

Minimalism

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song for 15 Seconds Will Instantly Make You More Creative | Inc.com

Innovation matters. Creativity matters. Finding new solutions to old problems is what businesses -- and careers -- are often built on.<p>Sound therapy is a popular way to relax and reduce stress. But now you can use the power of music to be more creative.<p>Researchers at Radboud University split …

Creativity

15 books world-famous CEOs think everyone should read in their lifetime

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There's a reason the most successful people in our society are often the most voracious — or dogged — readers.<p>Think about how many new ideas …

Bill Gates

19 Netflix Original Movies You Didn't Know Existed That Are Gonna Be Your New Obsessions

Did you know that there's more to Netflix original content than <i>Stranger Things</i> (staff writer: Jessie Nickson-Lopez) and <i>The Crown</i> (casting: Nina …

Sharpening in Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom

For years Blake Rudis has received emails about the proper way to sharpen and reduce the noise in your photos. Some people say sharpen at the end and …

Kansas City

15 Online Classes to Take Your Creativity to New Heights This Year

The phrase “new year, new you” is a mantra that many of us repeat to ourselves once the clock strikes midnight on January 1. Making that a reality, however, is easier said than done. But if your goal is to improve your art and photography abilities, or grow your business in a meaningful way, we can …

Photography

7 Common Portrait Lighting Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

If you’re just getting started in studio portrait light, here’s a 12-minute video that may be helpful to you. Photographer Antti Karppinen shares 7 …

Tutorials

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

6 Powerful Design Resources Offering Hundreds of Tutorials for All Skill Levels

One of the best things about the internet is the vast amounts of knowledge available at your fingertips. You can be a complete novice in a subject, but thanks to e-learning sites and YouTube, you can gain a real understanding of practically anything. For instance, we’ve written about free photo …

Graphic Design

10 handy things you probably don't know Netflix can do

The end of the year is when we count our blessings: family, friends... and nearly unlimited movies and television for $10.99 a month.<p>Netflix is a powerful tool for surviving the chaos of December. You can watch movies while traveling. You can set up Christmas specials for the kiddies. You can tame …

Entertainment

Photo Basics: Here’s How the Focal Length of a Lens Affects the Perspective of Your Photos (VIDEO)

It’s common knowledge that telephoto lenses enable you to get in tight on distant subjects, while wide-angle lenses do the opposite by providing a …

Landscape Photography

Ten Hacks for Your Camera in Less Than 100 Seconds

Photographers and cinematographers sometimes find themselves in the middle of a shoot wishing they had some piece of equipment to get that shot just …

Hacking

The 10 best design books that aren't about design

There are plenty of amazing design books around, but some of the best lessons can be learned from books that are about a different topic altogether. …

UX Design

Portrait Editing: Give Your Subjects Flawless Skin with This In-Depth Photoshop Tutorial (VIDEO)

Editing portrait photos can be a difficult task, even for the best of us. But in the in-depth video below, you’ll learn how to give subjects perfect …

The Most Underrated Yet Powerful Tool Photoshop Has Hidden Away

For some reason, Photoshop has decided to bury one of its most powerful tools in a place few photographers would ever look. Here's how to find and …

Here Are 12 Helpful YouTube Photography Channels You Need to Follow (VIDEO)

Those of you who are regulars to this page know we frequently post tutorials and other content from our favorite photo-related YouTube channels, one …

Landscape Photography

UX Mapping Methods Compared: A Cheat Sheet

<b>Summary:</b> Empathy maps, customer journey maps, experience maps, and service blueprints depict different processes and have different goals, yet they …

Data Visualization

Enhance Your Photographic Creativity by Restricting It

It might seem counterintuitive, but sometimes, when you're in a creative rut, the best way to get out of it is to actually limit your options. This …

Creativity

15 Excellent Color Scheme Generator for Designers

Color schemes and palettes look amazing, professional, neat and can be used for so many different things: websites, all kinds of designs, blogging, …

Color Management

Learn How Hand Lettering Can Elevate Ordinary Text into Extraordinary Art

The world is full of text, and not all of it is designed to be pretty. Typography, like any creative field, can be dry and boring. One area in which it shines, however, is in hand lettering. This approach adds a distinctive flair to ordinary text and infuses it with personality and unique …

Typography

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need To Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

Books

26 Useful Websites That Will Completely Change Your Life for the Better

In this day and age, there's something for everyone—and that includes online. Left with scraps in the fridge and don't know what to make for dinner? There's a website for that. Need a push to relax during a chaotic day? There's one for that, too.<p>In fact, there's no shortage of clever sites that …

Los Angeles

Don’t “Validate” Designs; Test Them

<b>Summary:</b> The phrase “validate the design” discourages teams from finding and following up on UX issues in user testing. UX research must drive design …

UX Design

Best Design Practices for Website Headers

Everyone knows: there is not the second chance to make the first impression. In the sphere of digital products, this eternal truth works in terms of …

UI Design