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9 Alexa tips for music lovers

If you love music and your Alexa speaker, here are nine things you should know.<p>Simple as it may be, streaming music is one of Alexa's key features, largely because it does it so well. Alexa removes a lot of the friction that used to exist when trying to play music throughout your home. You no …

Music Industry

Anti-bacterial wipes pointless as bugs grow back in 20 minutes, scientist says

Anti-bacterial wipes only eradicate bacteria from kitchen surfaces for 20 minutes and using them to keep germs at bay is "an absolutely redundant" exercise, a scientist has said.<p>Dr Clare Lanyon, a biomedical scientist from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, said consumers may be wasting …

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Six Lightroom Hidden Tricks You (Probably) Didn't Know

No matter how well you know your way around Lightroom there always seems to be more to learn. There are lots of hidden tricks and secrets that make …

Tutorials

Patterns In Black And White Photo Contest Winner

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos with patterns in B&W in the Patterns In Black And White Photo contest with chances to win …

Photography

Photography Tutorials For Beginners: 7 Powerful Photography Tips for Amazing Photos

For every beginner, there will be some confusion how to take good photos and how to see this world in a photography way. I hope, this tutorial will …

Adding Life to Eyes

Even if you’re not a portrait photographer, chances are you still take photos of people from time to time. And one of the most important parts of the …

Here Are 7 Simple Lightroom Techniques for Fixing Common Photo Mistakes (VIDEO)

Whether you’re new to Lightroom or a seasoned image-editing veteran, the following tutorial has something for you, with seven essential techniques …

How I Increased My LinkedIn Views By 10x Almost Immediately

And the numbers keep climbing<p>For almost as long as I've been writing on the internet, I've been sharing my posts on LinkedIn. To be honest, I did so because it was easy. I just clicked on the little button above and that was that. I never expected many people to see what I wrote, because each …

The ‘Secret’ Sliders for Getting Fast, Smooth Selections in Photoshop

Want to improve your selection game in Photoshop? Here’s an 8-minute video from PiXimperfect that points out some “secret” sliders in Adobe Photoshop …

10 Social Media Tools You Need in 2018

Brands are turning to social media platforms to reach target audiences through paid and organic means. Here is a list of 10 tools that social media marketers should leverage for maximum results.<p>Last month, I wrote about <i>How to Leverage Social Media In 2018: A Video Marketing Guide for Brands</i> and the …

7 new anime series you need to watch this winter

A good distraction from the cold<p>As a new year begins, so too does the 2018 winter anime season in Japan. Now, thanks to video streaming services like Crunchyroll, Amazon, and Netflix, they’re more accessible than ever. (Subtitled versions of most shows are available in America within a day of …

The web is dying, but mesh networks will save it

My previous article, <i>The web began dying in 2014, here’s how</i>, raised much more awareness than I thought it would. Many people found it to be an insightful analysis of the web under the control of tech giants, but the article ended without providing anything positive to hold on to.<p>I actually have …

The “Inverse Square Law” Is a Must-Know Concept if You Want to Control the Light in Your Photos (VIDEO)

This may be the first time we’ve invoked the laws of physics to explain how light behaves in a photograph. But fear not, because the concept is a …

Amazing Black and White Images of the Metropolis

The captivating street photography of London-based Alan Schaller incorporate a stunning combination of geometry, high contrast and surrealism, as …

Unexamined Photos Aren’t Worth Shooting

This is a spin-off of the wise saying from Socrates: “The unexamined life isn’t worth living.”<p>Gratitude in photography<p>I’ve been reviewing my old …

Best professional-level apps for iMac Pro users in 2017

These are the best of the best pro apps in their categories.<p>If you've just picked up a new iMac Pro, chances are you already have a suite of software …

Lightroom Tips: A Unique Way to Edit Landscape and Sunset Photos for Enhanced Color Complexity (VIDEO)

Sunsets and many afternoon landscape scenes are usually resplendent in soft warm colors, and a typical approach to editing such images is to enhance …

4 Fantastic Portrait Tutorials: Tips & Tricks for Better Photos

Learning to photograph people is a rite of passage for any photographer. When it comes to portrait photography, there’s so much to consider: …

Photography

6 Photography Tips for Making Puddles Look Epic

Spring is in full swing, which means it’s time to dust off your camera and head back outdoors. Don’t let April showers keep you from taking photos! …

Landscape Photography

Photoshop & Lightroom Tutorials for Portrait Photographers

When it comes to photo editing there are countless techniques and tools that can bring new perspectives to your photographs and simplify your …

Tutorials

5 Tips for Photographing in Harsh Midday Sunlight

You may have a favorite time of day to do an outdoor photo shoot, but sometimes you might not have the luxury of picking the perfect time and …

Nine tips for raising your portrait photography to ninja level

For me, portraiture is one of the most inspiring genres of photography. I also find it pretty difficult to master, there’s so much to learn – but …

14 Netflix Series And Movies That Will Totally @#$%&! You Up

If Black Mirror wasn't enough for you, here are some picks with more nightmares, disturbing visions, and very weird plots.<p><i>This post was translated from Portuguese.</i>

Dystopia

My Must-Have Mac Apps, 2017 Edition

It’s been quite a year. At the start, I was still commuting to Chicago every day to work in a law office full of Windows PCs. Now I work from my home studio surrounded by Apple hardware, moving back and forth from a late-2016 MacBook Pro to iOS devices as I write and talk about apps each day.<p>When I …

Five Helpful Tips for Shooting Portraits in Harsh Sunlight

Golden hour is cool and all, but unfortunately, it only lasts about an hour (I guess it was named well). If you're shooting with natural light, …

What Camera Lenses Should You Own?

Buying lenses can be a daunting experience if you are new to photography. You look at your brand’s endless list of lenses which makes you dream and …

Marvelous Levitation Portrait Photography by Christopher James

<b>Christopher James</b> (previously featured) is a multi-talented photographer and digital artist from Honolulu, Hawaii. Christopher focuses on …

Photo Basics: Here’s How the Focal Length of a Lens Affects the Perspective of Your Photos (VIDEO)

It’s common knowledge that telephoto lenses enable you to get in tight on distant subjects, while wide-angle lenses do the opposite by providing a …

Top 5 Instagram Automation Tools For Marketers

With roughly 800 million active users, Instagram is one of the main players in the social media ecosystem. Generation Z now uses the platform as one of their primary sources of interaction.<p>But, as digital marketers have come to learn, Instagram is far more valuable than an amusing consumer product. …

Marketing

Incredible black-and-white photos turn everyday life in Chicago into stunning works of art

Jason Peterson stands at six feet five inches, but he aims to blend into the background.<p>The Chicago-based photographer walks the streets of the Windy City to snap candid photos of people "in their most natural state," whether it's commuting to work or watching a Cubs game.<p>His black and white photos …

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