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I’m an Award-Winning Photographer

When I was a kid, my school had an end of the year event all students were expected to participate in. They called it “Field and Track Day,” which …

This Many Incredible Photography Links Might Throw the Earth Out of Orbit

Another week comes to a close and Toad Hollow Photography has been very busy searching for the best links to tutorials, reviews, special features, …

Creating an Indoor Blizzard for Portraits with Falling Snow

I wanted to create a dramatic portrait series of “arctic explorers” that appeared to be taken outside in a blizzard. The concept for this shoot was …

Improving Composition with Tonal Contrast

If you were to ask me for two ways that you could improve the composition of your photos, the first piece of advice I would give you is to keep the …

Dropbox Founder Explains How He Turned His 'Distraction' Into A $4 Billion Company

You can read his full commencement address on MIT's website here.<p>Houston, who was involved with numerous startups before creating online backup and storage platform Dropbox, discussed giving himself an MBA's education at his Phi Delta Theta fraternity house through books purchased on Amazon, in an …

What Not to Do in Paris

Everyone asks what there is to do in Paris, but no one seems to ask what <b>not</b> to do. Here's some solid advice for all visitors to Paris, whether it's your first or your 51st time in the City of Light.<p><b>DO NOT be scared to bust out your high school French</b><p>A lot of Parisians speak a little bit of English, …

Let the '5G' confusion begin: Samsung demos ultra-fast wireless with bad branding

Samsung sullies technological milestone with 5G fluff<p>Samsung made some noise this morning with the announcement that it has successfully tested "the world's first 5G mmWave Mobile Technology" network. According to the press release, Samsung's "5G" technology enables "data transmission at speeds …

LanguageTwin: A New Way For Language Students To Practice What They’ve Learned

Learning a language is never easy. One thing that’s usually missing in the way students learn a new language is the ability to use their new skills while talking to a native speaker. LanguageTwin, a startup I met at the Willamette Angel Conference in Corvallis, Ore., last week, aims to do just …

6 Dream Travel Jobs that Actually Exist

Since graduating from college in 2007, Turner Barr has been traveling the world. Not convinced that a desk job was for him, he headed to South …

Make your old iPhone run like new

My friend is convinced that the slowing of his iPhone 4S is part of a vast Apple conspiracy. I'm not completely persuaded.<p>I mean, sure Apple has sent out updates to iOS that are arguably a step in the wrong direction, like that whole Apple Maps fiasco. But I believe the main culprit for decreasing …

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