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How to Use the HSL Panel in Lightroom

Have you continually skipped over the HSL panel in Adobe Lightroom? As your editing technique develops, the ability to control color in your image …

Tutorials

Forget Amazon. This E-Commerce Company Is Growing Faster

This tiny e-commerce stock is growing far more quickly than Amazon.com.<p><b>Amazon.com</b> (NASDAQ:AMZN) sells tens of billions of dollars in products online …

When and Why You Should Turn Your Images Black and White

For many photographers, particularly hobbyists, making an image black and white is almost arbitrary. I remember in the early days of my photography, …

Tutorials

10 Books Tim Ferriss Thinks Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Check out these titles curated by the productivity expert and podcast host.<p>Tim Ferriss, the productivity expert,author and inspirational speaker, is an avid reader, and has highlighted many books on his show and through his blog, seeking to share some of the same wisdom that inspires him.<p>From …

25 Business Ideas Worth Millions That I Don't Have Time to Build

Here's a good business idea. Focus on one of the million problems people have that you could help them solve.<p>8 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The advance of the internet has democratized admission to the world of entrepreneurship. From virtually anywhere in the …

Small Business

Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

Memorize the F-Stop Scale, Easily

In video and photography, knowing the stops on the f-stop scale turns those numbers on your lens into useful information.<p>This is an excerpt from "Hey …

6 Things You'll Find the Smartest People Doing Every Day | Inc.com

You can be popular, talented, and brainy, but that doesn't mean you're smart (in an emotionally-intelligent sense). Ultimately, you'll find that smart people have keen insight into situations and practice good judgment.<p>But this is a type of smartness that one acquires from a way of being, not …

Self-improvement

How to Photograph a White Product on a White Background

Shooting clear or white products on a white balance can be tricky. In this video, photographer David Patino (www.davidpatino.com) shows you how it's …

6 truths about money that are tripping you up

<i>— John D. Rockefeller</i><p>The irony of a strong financial life is that you don't really want it. You want what a strong financial life <i>represents</i>: options.<p>the ability to fail and try again someday<br>• more time, to be spent in personally meaningful ways<br>• stronger choices for our loved ones, e.g. schools and …

How To Look Good In Photos - Eight Top Tips To Put Your Best Foot Forward For The Camera

We've all had photos we'd rather burn than show anyone and we've all had ones where we look great. Chances are you don't know how to recreate the …

Mobile Photography

How I Came Up With a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Idea in 20 Minutes

If people are lining up for a product, figure out how to make the line shorter and they'll buy from you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Several years ago I started a hip-hop jewelry ecommerce store. My most popular products were “grillz.” For the unfamiliar, those are …

Don't Sit in This Area of an Airplane, Says a Flight Attendant

Though the end result is almost always worth it, the process of traveling isn't exactly a walk in the park. Hours of inactivity coupled with cabin …

Frequent-flyer Programs

This Website Has the Best Flight Deals 99% of the Time, Says a Travel Pro

While the purpose of a vacation is to relax and unwind, the lead-up to a trip can have the opposite effect. Between trawling flight websites, finding …

Shoot Outside Your Comfort Zone

One of my goals as a photographer is to always improve. Regardless of how well others may think my work is I am always trying to learn and grow as a …

Home Depot

6 oplossingen om je nieuwsbrief nóg toegankelijker te maken

Voor (semi-)overheidsorganisaties is het versturen van goed toegankelijke nieuwsbrieven sinds kort een verplichting. Ook voor andere organisaties is …

4 aspecten waarmee je jouw e-mailnieuwsbrieven toegankelijker maakt

Maarten Lierop is interaction designer voor Measuremail en heeft zich onder meer gespecialiseerd in toegankelijkheidsoptimalisatie van …

3 Common Beginner Photography Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Photography beginners listen up, because we’re about to drop some knowledge. This quick video by Mango Street Lab covers three of the most common …

To Defuse an Argument, Think About the Future

If you’re caught up in conflict with someone, there are a few practical strategies that can help you resolve the situation. These strategies include seeking compromise, taking the other person’s perspective, being humble, trying to forgive, and not casting blame. But personal conflicts are …

8 Tips for Using the Canon 50mm F1.8 Lens

The 20 Best New Social Media Tools to Try in 2017 (And How to Use Them)

<i>Update (January 2018): We have an updated list of the 20 best new social media tools to try in 2018. Feel free to check it out!</i><p>The social media world …

Infographics

12 Things Photographers Shouldn’t Leave at Home

Let’s face it - photographers have tons of gear. Even if you’re just headed out for the afternoon to take a few casual photos, you’ve still got a …

Ready to Challenge Yourself? Check Out 'Art of Photography' Photo Assignments

As photographers, every so often, we will hit the dreaded brick wall of creativity. The tank goes empty, and we feel about as imaginative as a sack …

Creativity

40 practical photography assignments to inspire you

One of the most difficult things in photography is to stay motivated and inspired. I know that I have hit “photographer’s block” many times in my …

22 Tools and Applications Used by Social Media Professionals

There are a lot of tasks and tools to choose from when you work in social media. These tasks can come in the form of content, visuals, strategy, …

The 5 Techniques That Increased My Conversion Rate by 134.85% in 60 Days (You Can Do the Exact Same Thing)

This may sound crazy, but here it goes…<p>Building your email list isn’t as hard as you think.<p>Really.<p>In fact, when you know what to do and how to do it, …

5 Security Essentials for Ecommerce Sites

You work hard to get your customers to your checkout page. You offer quality products, invested money in a good marketing campaign, and set up a …

How to Build the Best ‘Start Here’ Page For Your Blog

For a long time, when you visited a blog, you likely saw a few of the same pages – home, about, blog and contact – on every one you visited. Lately, …

Google Analytics: The Content Marketer’s Playbook

Google Analytics is possibly one of the most powerful, impactful, and customizable free tools available to marketers. Yet in most cases, the surface …

10 Awesome Invoicing Tools

Whether you’re a freelancer or business owner, you already know that invoicing is one of the most important tasks for you to stay-on-top of. But, how …