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32 Of The Coolest Photography Links Of The Week

After a few weeks away we are pleased to see that Toad Hollow Photography is back and looking in all corners of the internet for links to tutorials …

Landscape Photography

You don’t need a Mac laptop

I love my Macbook Pro.<p>Since shipping off to college in 2010, a Macbook Pro has always been banging around in my backpack. Then in 2014, I told myself all the familiar lines when that laptop died and I needed an upgrade: “I need a Macbook because I do creative work,” and, “Apple’s operating system …

Consumer Tech

New Research Reveals What People Regret Most of All: 5 Ways to Make Sure You Never Do

We all have regrets. But one type of regret discourages people the most and lasts the longest. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen to you.<p>Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future impossible to predict. Look back, though, and all your dots seem to connect...except, of course, …

Motivation

The Best Photo Printer in 2018 And Why You Will Want This One

We have spent a lot of time analyzing various photo printers to find the best one for photographers and overall, we would recommend the Canon …

Printing

All of the Best Apps for When You Want to Learn Something New

Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?<p>If you’re a naturally curious person like I am, then you probably have a lot of questions about …

Apps

Free Eye-Catching Résumé Templates To Help You Stand Out From The Crowd

<b>Competition in the</b> employment market can be tough. Thanks to this list of 17 free résumé templates by Creative Bloq, you can choose from a variety of …

The 8 Best Lower Ab Exercises for That Hard to Tone Spot

Build up your core with these expert-approved moves.<p>You’ve probably heard the saying, “abs are made in the kitchen.” But that's really only partly …

15 Tips For Sounding Much More Professional At The Office

A little bit of rephrasing goes a long way.<p>"Using positive language in a negative situation can have a big impact on how you're remembered." —yourmate155<p>"It'll make them respect you more." —Inebriatedclusterfuk<p>"The phrase 'I assumed...' has a very negative connotation, and people will view it as …

Google Wanted to Know What Makes a Manager Great, So It Conducted a Study. Here Are the Results

Good leaders avoid micromanaging.<p>20 years ago, you probably would've laughed if someone said your life would one day be irrevocably changed by a company called Google. <i>What's a google</i>?<p>But, as you know, Google's become the largest entity in one of the biggest tech companies in the world. And it's …

Leadership

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

Beginner’s bike fit: how to set up your bike

<b>An one-on-one appointment with a professional will help you to find your optimal position for comfort and performance. But if you just want to be in</b> …

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words

You don't need any more strategies or morning routines. You need to watch your language.<p>We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily …

Self-improvement

25 words you should use on your resume if you want to get more interviews

When it comes to making hiring decisions, including "team player language" on your resume makes it less likely you'll get an offer.<p>So, how do you write a great resume that uses language that will get you hired?<p>A lot of well-meaning people will suggest you should use "action verbs." But that's fast …

7 surprising books that will make your life better

I read a lot of books. I reference at least one book a week in these blog posts but I have to read a lot more than that — usually 4 to 5 times as …

Nobel Prize

Why This 4-Letter Word Is the Most Important Trait You Need to Succeed

You may have to roll up your sleeves for this one.<p>Have you ever wondered what catapults regular people to the highest levels of success? Is it genius, or a stroke of luck?<p>And, what about the world's smartest people? Why are some of the world's brightest scientists and mathematical geniuses flat …

Self-improvement

Why These 3 Resume Mistakes Make You Look Out-of-Date in 2018

Some resume formats make you look 'old school' and can get you knocked out of the running.<p>Studies show employers are literally getting thousands of online applications for their open positions today. Thanks to technology, it's never been easier to apply to a job. Unfortunately, that creates a …

Employment

Photographers, Here’s How To Easily Remember The F-Stop Scale In One Minute

<b>Photographers, is the f-stop scale</b> confounding you? If you’re a shutterbug who’s always had trouble remembering the numerical sequence, which relates …

Bite Size Tips - Long Exposure Water Shots

If there is one type of landscape shot that nearly always impresses, its the long exposure, ethereal water type image. They look amazing, will wow …

Get smart – how to approach the new world of 4IR

Authored by <b>Paul Buliga, Marketing Campaign Manager.</b><p>Thanks to new technologies it’s now widely recognised that we’re entering a new, fourth industrial …

Our 7 Favorite Pro-Quality Lenses at Bargain Prices

Professional photographers live by their lenses—they know they’re one of the keys to capturing high-quality images. That’s why they often spend …

Google Spent Years Studying Effective Teams. This Single Quality Contributed Most to Their Success

What matters isn't so much who's on your team, but rather how the team works together.<p>The best companies are made up of great teams. You see, even a company full of A-players won't succeed if those individuals don't have the ability to work well together.<p>That's why not too long ago, Google set out …

Emotional Intelligence

The Big Dig: Learning from a Mega Project

July 15, 2010<p><i>By Virginia Greiman</i><p>Boston’s Central Artery/Tunnel Project, commonly known as the Big Dig, was the largest, most complex, and most …

Ten Systems Engineering Lessons Learned

July 15, 2010<p><i>By John Ruffa</i><p>When I was appointed the mission systems engineer of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) at Goddard Space Flight Center, I …

Top 13 Best Lenses For Macro Photography 2017

We count down the top lenses reviewed by ePHOTOzine that are great for macro photography.

Quick Take: This Is How To Make Photos That Are A Cut Above The Rest

I have addressed the topic of cliches in photography, not to condemn them, but to suggest that certain “visual truisms” never really get old. Plus, …

10 of the best apps for independent travellers

Luckytrip<p>Want an adventure and don’t care where? Luckytrip is the smarter version of showing up at the airport and buying the first flight you can afford. Just set a budget and let the app plan the perfect trip: it will figure out somewhere to go, a place to stay and something to do, with …

Apps

11 Free Apps I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

This is not your typical list of must have photography apps — no Snapchat, Instagram, or Photoshop here. Although you might not have heard of many of …

Geraint Thomas: ‘I’ll miss the Classics but my goals are different now’

<b>Thomas says he'll miss being able to ride the Tour of Flanders next week, but is relishing his new GC focus</b><p>As word begins to circulate among riders, …

Road Cycling

Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED Lens Review

John Riley reviews the wide, bright, prime lens from Nikon, the NIKKOR 24mm f/1.8G ED lens with Auto Focus and designed for use with full-frame and …