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Portrait Tips: How to Shoot Eye-Popping Portraits Like a Top Russian Pro (VIDEO)

Occasionally we all need a creativity boost, and one way to gain inspiration is by studying and emulating the work of a top pro. In the video below, …

8 Mistakes Business Owners Make Creating Their 'About Us' Page

Be ready to tell your story to the people curious to hear it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite being probably the most visited page on a business’s website, the "About Us" is often overlooked. It’s an afterthought following more seemingly important content and …

Comparison Breakdown: The Lightest, Most Affordable, Professional Full-Frame System

In a world where less than a handful of brands are considered well-established in the professional full-frame camera market and where more than a …

Cameras

I Spent Two Years Botting on Instagram — Here’s What I Learned

In the world of Instagram, there is a practice known as <i>botting</i> — and I hate it. For the uninitiated, botting is the process of tying your Instagram …

Gareth Halliday Creates Stunning Collage Art Made With Vintage Papers

<b>Gareth Halliday</b> aka @mozzplast is an emerging British collage artist, who has been collecting vintage printed media and ephemera for over 20 years. …

These Photos Were Made by Spinning the Camera While Shooting

<i>Natural Rotations</i> is a photo series by Surrey, England-based photographer Simon Painter. Each of the images was created by spinning the camera while …

Photography

16 Secret Facebook Marketing Features You Can Try Today

Shh, I’ll let you in on a secret: You don’t need to be a Facebook marketing whiz to up your Facebook game. There are a lot of ‘secret’ Facebook …

Marketing

I studied millionaires for 5 years, and many of them use a wealth-building strategy anyone can implement

One common denominator they share, however, is that they control how much money they spend.<p>Most people, however, are neither cheap nor frugal. Consequently, they are not cautious about their spending.<p>If you don't make a lot of money, this character trait can lead to credit card debt and poverty.<p>But …

How to Become World-Class at What You Do | Inc.com

It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way.<p>There is so much competition -- thousands or millions of people competing to do exactly what you want to do.<p>How do you get out of the rat race?<p>How do you advance …

This Russian Photoshop Master’s Skills Will Blow Your Mind

Almost everyone with a smartphone or a computer has experimented with photo editing at some point, but this retouching master's work is above and …

Tutorials

Complete Lightroom and Photoshop Portrait Retouching Tutorial

Most online photography tutorials focus on one thing—how to sharpen better or how to retouch shiny skin, for example. This video goes way beyond …

Tutorials

I Earned More From Photo Gigs in 2016 With My iPhone Than My DSLRs

2016 ended in a most fitting fashion for the new way I am trying to earn a living as a freelance photographer. On December 27, I was on Montara Beach …

12 Photo Projects You Can Do From Home

Part of becoming an improved photographer is understanding how to challenge yourself to put the skills you already have to the test and acquire new …

How to Use a Cookie Sheet and a Wood Stump to Shoot Better iPhone Photos

Photographer and DP Peter McKinnon is not an “iPhoneographer”, but that hasn’t stopped some of his fans from asking for tips on taking better …

Dog Food

How to Use Composition Templates to Improve Your Photography

When doing photography in general, and in my case travel photography, the use of a <i>photography template</i> can be very beneficial and help improve the …

10 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read in 2017

Bill Gates recently released his favorite books of 2016. Claiming he averages about one book a week, the billionaire business magnate says reading is …

Self-improvement

Accelerated Learning: How To Get Good at Anything in 20 Hours

YouTube

Which Sony Mirrorless Camera Is Right For You?

We received such a great response from our Fujifilm “which is right for you” post that we have decided to make this into a little bit of a …

This Chart Shows the Difference Between a Broke and a Rich Budget

Since we tend to decide that it’s rude to talk about money with other people, it can be hard to figure out how to go from being broke to financially …

The Myth of the Purple Cow in Marketing

What's wrong with Seth Godin's Purple Cow? A couple of things, actually.<p>When Seth Godin's <i>Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable</i> was first published in 2003, marketers thought they had found the Holy Grail of success.<p>Unfortunately, most of them missed the point.<p>Today, they're still …

Five Self Help Books That Changed My Life

I've never been much for self-help books.<p>As a general rule, I don't read a lot of non-fiction. And for a long time I think I was a bit of a snob where self-help books were concerned, thinking they were somehow low brow.<p>I was wrong. In the past few months, I've had occasion to read a couple of …

These Are the 10 Best Wines Under $15

Wine drinkers are growing ever more adventurous, popularizing New World wines and grape varietals including Malbec and Pinot Noir.<p>But consumers don’t …

The 20 Habits of Eventual Millionaires

I read book after book but the advice seemed awful. And even the advice that was clearly good ("eat better") there was almost zero chance I would follow.<p>I don't know how to take good advice. I don't know how to give it. And all of this talk about "habits" seems beyond me.<p>I was all alone with no one …

Everything You Need to Build the Perfect Apartment Gym

Gyms are big business, pulling in around $22 billion annually as an industry. It helps that the average membership runs $58 per month, and that figure skyrockets if you live in a city. Brooklynites, for example, pay about $135 a month to hit the gym, while people who live in Austin pay $88. Here’s …

Email Designs People Can't Resist

According to Emma, (@myemma.com) a provider of email marketing software and services, in a new eMail study, you don’t have to be a neuroscientist to …

Marketing

20 Scientific Truths About Success (Some May Surprise You)

Sometimes the reality of what creates success can be quite different from what you've been taught.<p>We all grow up dreaming of what we will become. Visions of grandeur are commonplace, because when you are a kid, you have nothing but time and pure hope.<p>But as we age, the messages we get about success …

10 Success lessons from Paulo Coelho – “The Alchemist” for entrepreneurs

Share37<p>Tweet<p>Share56<p>+16<p>Shares 99<p>Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian novelist and songwriter and the best-selling Portuguese language author in history. He …

The Morning Routine That Will Save You 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

Time Management

Why Today is the Best Day to Start an Online Business (and How to Do It)

Ever wanted to work from a tropical beach in the Bahamas?<p>How about working from home and creating a steady income for your family?<p>If someone asked …