William Lee

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A Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide to Shooting Long Exposure Photos

Here’s a concise beginner’s step-by-step guide on how to capture long exposure photographs.<p><b>1.</b> Frame the composition. Pay extra attention to the edges …

Landscape Photography

5 Signs You’re Progressing in Photography

Recognizing personal progression and improvement is a wildly beneficial yet often overlooked exercise for our confidence. It’s human nature to want …

Landscape Photography

‘We don’t have a single friend’: Canada’s Saudi spat reveals country is alone

Soon after Donald Trump took office, it became clear that the longstanding relationship between the United States and its northern neighbour was about to change: there were terse renegotiations of Nafta, thousands of asylum seekers walking across the shared border and attacks on against Canada’s …

Canada

A Starbucks Drive-Thru Customer Bought the Stranger Behind Her a Coffee. Then She Got an Astonishing Letter

The simplest of human gestures can lead to completely unexpected results.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>We waft about our lives absorbed in our fascinating selves and assuming so much about others.<p>We don't really have much time …

Babysitter

Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other digital device in our hands and on our bedside …

Blade Runner

Netflix’s new movie is perfect comfort food for fans of Downton Abbey or the Brontës:

*rings dinner bell*

Downton Abbey

7 Actionable Steps to Capturing Photos That Grab Attention

Capturing images that grab attention is a goal of any photographer. It’s exactly this skill that separates a good photographer from an average one.<p>An …

Landscape Photography

Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds

Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.<p>Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

These yoga moves pretty much feel like a massage

In the same way that you can do less and get more out of your yoga class, so too, can you master moves on your mat that feel like a massage.<p>I repeat: …

Yoga

How to Find the ‘Sweet Spot’ of Your Lens for Sharper Photos

When it comes to purchasing a new lens there are two questions that immediately come to mind for me, how much is it and how sharp is it? Now, I know …

Landscape Photography

10 curious places you must visit in your lifetime, according to the world's most travelled person

Don Parrish has been to all 193 UN member countries, seen more than 500 World Heritage Sites, and holds the number one ranking on a database of the world’s most travelled people, having visited 852 of the 874 countries, territories, states, provinces and islands it details.<p>He is, probably, the …

Washington D.C.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s To-Do List Proves He’s a True Renaissance Man

Many of us are list makers. Lists can help us keep our lives organized, track our goals, and provide a roadmap of ideas and desires. In the digital age, putting pen to paper, creating lists, and keeping notebooks are seeing a surprising resurgence. Just look at the bullet journal trend. But there's …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Proof That The Most Successful Entrepreneurs Are Older Ones

Here’s refreshing news for Boomers and Gen Xers, especially women considering starting businesses after 50 (who I’ve been writing about this year): When it comes to launching a successful business, youth is not the magic elixir.<p>“Successful entrepreneurs are middle-aged, not young,” according to <i>Age</i> …

Entrepreneurship

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

How to Use a Long Exposure to Remove People From Your Landscapes

Most landscape and cityscape photographers prefer to have images that are void of tourists, traffic, and other distracting elements in their scenes. …

Landscape Photography

Hilltop town in Sicily hopes to attract new blood by offering old stone houses for €1

With its terracotta-tiled stone houses perched on a rocky crag overlooking rugged countryside, it might seem like the perfect Italian hill town.<p>But San Piero Patti has been losing inhabitants to ageing and migration for decades and has now decided to offer its empty houses for sale at €1 (90p) each …

Italy

The Book Everyone in the Netherlands Is Talking About Is Finally Coming to the U.S.

AMSTERDAM — Astrid Holleeder is a household name here in the Netherlands. If you’ve never heard of her, that’s about to change.<p>Ms. Holleeder’s memoir, “Judas: How a Sister’s Testimony Brought Down a Criminal Mastermind,” will be released in the United States and Britain this month. It tells the …

Books

Here’s Why Every Photographer Needs to Own a Nifty Fifty (50mm) Lens: Two-Minute Tip

Our video from last year on “7 Reasons Why a 50mm Lens Is All You Need for Great Photography,” proved to be an all-time favorite. That clip, which …

Cameras

Want To Start Your Own Micro Business?

Welcome! The great news is that there has never been a better time to start a micro business. Starting and keeping things small also has many advantages, which you will see explored in forthcoming posts.<p>Why micro business? I’ve been running my writing business completely alone for the past 25 …

Small Business

From Maus to Tamara Drewe: the 10 graphic novels everyone should read

The recent hoo-ha about the Man Booker prize’s longlisting of a graphic novel for the first time, the chilling, understated Sabrina by Nick Drnaso, may have piqued your interest in exploring this ever-expanding medium further, or perhaps for the first time. Not everyone has grown up reading comics …

Graphic Novels

AfriForum calls ANC land plan ‘catastrophic’

South Africa’s white farmers on Wednesday criticised the ruling African National Congress’ (ANC) decision to endorse constitutional changes to allow …

South Africa

New regulations coming for Canadian food companies, more business news you can use - Dragons' Den

(Photo credit: iStock.com/benedek)<p>This summer is well underway, and while some people might take these warm months as a time to just relax, we have a …

Regulation

This new guide shows you how to protect your smartphone at the U.S.-Canada border

The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) has released a handbook to help travellers between Canada and the U.S. protect their personal data from being viewed, used or stored by border agencies in either country.<p>At the moment, Meghan McDermott, staff counsel with BCCLA, says border …

Privacy

ANC plans to give ownership of land directly to dispossessed black people

The ANC government will not nationalise land – but plans to give ownership of the land directly to dispossessed black people. This was revealed by …

South Africa

The Light-as-Air Blazer That's Perfect for Summer

Hot as hell? Ring Jacket is here to help.<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>The Japanese are known for a near obsessive attention to doing things right—even things they didn't invent. Not for nothing …

Long Haul

He's About To Break $2 Million In An Ultra-Lean Business He Started At Age 62

Many people start winding down their careers after age 60–or thinking about it. But Johan Hattingh, now 69, opted to reinvent himself as an entrepreneur. With his son, Eugene, 45, Hattingh grew Ain’t It Nice, the fast-growing, profitable online garden ornaments store he launched in 2011, to just …

Profit

If you collect books but never get around to reading them, there's a word for that

More and more often I meet people who don't hold onto their books when they're finished reading them. Instead, they give them away. For some people, this idea is impossible to comprehend, because their houses are filled to the brim with books — many of which they probably haven't read yet.<p>If you …

Books

49 Cool Shots That Follow The Rule Of Thirds

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shot composed with the rule of thirds in this photo contest with chances to win a Nikon …

DSLR Cameras

10 Tips for Capturing Breathtaking Fine Art Landscape Photography

When we’re taking landscape photography, we get inspired by light, land or a fleeting moment. But what makes fine art landscape photography unique …

Photography

The lost art of travelling slowly: What I learned cruising Canada’s Rideau Canal

But…” My husband hesitated. “You don’t have a licence.” My best friend was less diplomatic. Her text message simply read: “ARE THEY MAD?”<p>None of my nearest and dearest could quite believe someone was going to let me – a ham-fisted, maladroit non-driver, who even managed to fail the cycling …

Canada