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Blowing Up: Tesla's Gigafactory Is Going To Revolutionize The Auto And Utility Industries

Very soon, Tesla is going to announce plans to build the world’s largest battery factory here in the United States. It desperately needs to get started on the project in order to have enough lithium-ion capacity to power its third-generation car that it hopes to sell for $35,000 just 3 years from …

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Alter Perspective in Your Photographs

Perspective control lenses are as vital to the architectural photographer as their cameras, the ability to control converging verticals in this …

Tutorials

Game of Thrones tours launched

The tours visit some of the most popular filming locations and will be launched this summer by the company Viator. Guides will be up-to-date on the latest gossip and stories as the drama reaches the end of its third series on HBO and Sky Atlantic.<p>The plot follows the fortunes of various warring …

TV Series

Case Study: An Example of One Photographer's Workflow

If you like taking photographs like I do, either for the pleasure of it or for the living, you must have dozens and dozens of thousands of pictures …

This Incredible Collection of Photography Links Will Put a Smile on Your Face

Nothing seems to make the Toad happier than being able to hop around the internet looking for great links to share with everyone. This week's list of …

Landscape Photography

65 Books You Need To Read In Your 20s

The books that will move you, inspire you, make you cry, make you think, make you laugh. Even if you read them in high school or college, you'll have a different perspective on them now that you're Out In The World. (Trust me.)<p><i>With extra-special thanks for their suggestions to the BuzzFeed</i> …

How to Write a Thank-You Note

When we were children, most of us were inundated with reminders of how important it is to say “please” and “thank you” when interacting with others. …

Employment

National Geographic Travel

Lens Hoods: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Phil Steele recently released a good video on the topic of Lens Hoods that I thought readers might enjoy. It covers everything from the why, when, …

Photography

How To Get The Most From Your Lenses

These days, camera lenses are available in every shape and size and to fit every budget. From the most basic kit zooms to exotic professional primes, …

Photography

Using the Sun As A Compositional Element

For the most part, as photographers, we avoid shooting into the sun for fear that we’ll get some unsightly flaring. The sun DOES present some …

Photography

Repetition and Patterns in Photography

The root word of repetition is “repeat”. When you repeat a certain size or shape or color you add strength to the overall image. Repetition is a …

Landscape Photography

‘Eyes of Hate’ Captured in Portrait of Nazi Politician by Jewish Photographer

In September 1933, <i>LIFE</i> magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt traveled to Geneva to document a meeting of the League of Nations. One of the …

How to Write the Dreaded Self-Appraisal

No one likes review time. For many, self-appraisals are a particularly annoying part of the process. What can you say about your own performance? How can you be honest without coming off as arrogant, or shooting yourself in the foot?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b><br>Dick Grote, author of <i>How to Be Good at</i> …

Why 'Making Money' Should Not Be Your Investing Objective

Yippee! The S&P 500 is trading in new high ground. Time to break out the bubbly, right?<p>Not so fast. While it’s fun to watch the media jubilation about the news, it’s more important to step back and consider what this means to your portfolio.<p>First, ask yourself this question: Why are you investing? …

Password denied: when will Apple get serious about security?

Last Friday, <i>The Verge</i> revealed the existence of a dead-simple URL-based hack that allowed anyone to reset your Apple ID password with just your email address and date of birth. Apple quickly shut down the site and closed the security hole before bringing it back online.<p>The conventional wisdom is …

Episode 290: North Korea's Illegal Economy

<i>Note: This podcast was originally published in 2011. With North Korea in the news again this week, we're re-running it today.</i><p>North Korea relies on charity to feed its starving people. But the country's elites like their luxuries — imported wine, fine china, dancing shoes.<p>To buy those things, they …

Converting Images to Black and White Properly

by: David Wahlman of Wahlman Photography Recently I was asked about the process of converting images to black & white; namely when to know the image …

Digital Photography

10 things financial advisers won’t say

<b>1. “We’re your biggest advocate, except when we’re not.”</b><p>A consumer who seeks help from one of the nation’s 300,000-plus financial advisers is …

Photographs of Ocean Waves Captured With a Long Lens and Slow Shutter

Photographer David Orias of Santa Barbara, California photographs waves with a slow shutter speed, capturing their movement, color, and power as they …

Six Questions To Ask Before Dropping Out Of College To Become An Entrepreneur

Many successful entrepreneurs, business owners and world leaders have something in common. When asked how they achieved their success, they point to a role model they knew personally or were familiar with during their formative and most inspired years. The role model lived a life that seemed …

Mercedes-Benz introduces B-Class Electric Drive, we go eyes-on

Electric Vehicle choices keep getting more compelling, and Mercedes-Benz is doing its part by unveiling the upcoming B-Class Electric Drive. The B-Class is among the smaller of MB's cars (one step up from the A-Class), fitting squarely in the MPV category. It's basically a mini-minivan. MPVs are …

Warren Buffett On Teaching Kids Smart Investing, With Cartoons

Warren Buffett is a very busy businessman. He is in fact, currently the third richest person in the world, knocking off Zara billionaire Amancio Ortega from the number three spot on the Forbes Billionaire list. As of the end of the trading day on Monday, Warren Buffett had a net worth of $54.9 …

You’ll never work at home

BIG companies swallow little ones every day. So the purchase on March 25th by Yahoo (annual revenue, $5 billion) of Summly, a British start-up …

Leadership Lessons: What Do Executives at Amazon, Citigroup and Whole Foods Market Have in Common?

As chairman and CEO of Citigroup, Sandy Weill ran the world's third largest financial institution with 250,000 employees in 102 countries without a computer and barely knew how to use a cell phone.<p>Amazon.com soared from a $9 billion to a $70 billion company with Mark Onetto in charge of the supply …