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California Dad Says He's Cracked the Code to Smart Shopping

Kyle James, the founder of the coupon website Rather-Be-Shopping.com says he's cracked the code that can help predict if something you're buying …

As You Start Your Career, Focus on People Skills

All across the country, this year’s soon-to-be graduates are revving up to start their careers. You may be one of them. You’re already thinking about what you’ll do when get into your new position. You’re smart and energetic, and you’re eager to commit both of those attributes to moving ahead. But …

How to Execute a 15-Word Strategy Statement

There is no shortage of stories and anecdotes to illustrate how the best strategies can nearly always be reduced down to a brief but powerful statement and even more ink has been spilled describing the dangers of strategy statements that read like detailed action plans.<p>But how do you go about …

Joe McNally Shares Some Incredibly Useful Lighting & Basic Photography Tips

Joe McNally knows a good bit more about lighting than many photographers out there, and in this short video he shares a great deal of information …

What is Ghosting and Flare?

When light rays coming from a bright source(s) of light (such as the sun or artificial light) directly reach the front element of a camera lens, they …

5 Tips for Dynamic Family Portraits

Shooting whole families can be a hassle: the kids are bored, the babies crying, the parents anxious, the grandparents falling asleep. Well, Michelle …

Parenting

Everything That's Happened On Game of Thrones So Far

HBO’s Game of Thrones returns for its fourth season on Sunday. In case you haven’t watched the series and are curious what it’s all about, or just need a catchup, we’ve gone ahead and written a thorough summary of all the major stuff that’s happened on the show thus far. We may have missed a few …

Into the Sun - The Art of Stunning Silhouettes for Photographers

One of the first things you are told by non-photographers when you buy your first serious camera is “don’t shoot straight into the sun”. Listen to …

Grab a Coffee: 32 Incredible Photography Links

It has been a terrific week in the world of photography and Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all points of the internet for the best links …

15 Things That Every New Photographer Does Wrong

There are lot of mistakes that we make as new photographers. Some are to be expected, but others are easily avoided. Here are a list of the most …

“Government Entrepreneur” is Not an Oxymoron

Entrepreneurship almost always involves pushing against the status quo to capture opportunities and create value. So it shouldn’t be surprising when a new business model, such as ridesharing, disrupts existing systems and causes friction between entrepreneurs and local government officials, …

How to Conduct an Internal Interview

Organizations spend the majority of their hiring resources on finding and screening external candidates. But when you need to fill a position, the most cost-effective and practical thing you can do is hire someone from within. In fact, most hiring in companies is done internally. Still, the …

Making Your Strategy Work on the Frontline

Even the most brilliant strategy is worth nothing if it isn’t executed well, especially by your front line — the employees who interact daily with your customers. Unfortunately, these employees are regularly asked to execute strategies that others developed and that they may not understand, never …

This Man's Stunning Photographs of His Daughter Left Us Speechless

Artists around the world have long been inspired by the works of Old Masters like Rembrandt, Raphael and Vermeer. Emulating their style has never …

30 Awesome Photography Links From Around the Web

As another week passes us by Toad Hollow Photography has been looking high and low on the internet for the very best links to tutorials, features, …

5 Top Tips For Photographing Flowers and Gardens

It’s not uncommon for nature and flower photographers to keep taking the same old picture of different plants and flowers. However, flexing your …

How to Use Shutter Speed for More Powerful Images

Recall the last time someone complimented your photography. Did they compliment <i>you</i> or did they compliment your camera? Surely, we’ve all heard it at …

What Photographers Must Know About The Sky When Shooting Outdoor Photos

Whether you are taking landscapes, portraits, or travel shots one of the bigger questions photographers are often faced with when shooting outdoors …

7 Cool Night Photography Tutorials For 7 Different Situations

Heading indoors after the sun sets deprives you of some wonderful photographic opportunities. From shooting the starry sky and the milky way to …

9 Fantastic Tutorials on Skin Retouching in Photoshop

One of the issues with photographing people is that cameras tend to pick up every imperfection and blemish on people's faces – far more than we tend …

Amazing Facts Highlighted by Malaysian Airliner Mystery

The coordinated search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 has highlighted some interesting facts about the world and airplanes, including just …

Three Imperatives for Good Project Managers

We all have good ideas. The hard part is making them happen.<p>HR departments love handing out worksheets on how to plan your time. Management gurus have written hundreds of pages of advice on how to better manage your week, your day, and your hour.<p>But what happens when you try and apply that advice …

Behave Yourself!

Let’s admit it. We all slip up occasionally. Maybe we don’t respond promptly to every e-mail message, or we swear under our breath from time to time. But we’re doing OK, right? Do we really need to worry about the finer points of correct behavior?<p>Let me answer that question with a polite “Yes.”<p>In …

The Words We Use

A version of this article appeared in the April 2014 issue of <i>Harvard Business Review</i>.

What Does Professionalism Look Like?

When we talk about “professionalism,” it’s easy to fall back into the “I know it when I see it” argument.<p>For Emily Heaphy, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at Boston University, and her colleagues, this isn’t a cop-out. The notion of being <i>seen</i> as professional may be central to how …

15 Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer

Job-offer negotiations are rarely easy. Consider three typical scenarios:<p>You’re in a third-round interview for a job at a company you like, but a firm you admire even more just invited you in. Suddenly the first hiring manager cuts to the chase: “As you know, we’re considering many candidates. We …

How Technology Creates Jobs for Less Educated Workers

Conventional wisdom holds that new technology requires highly educated workers. There is little doubt that new technologies have taken a heavy toll on less educated workers not only in manufacturing industries, but also in routine white-collar jobs. In many cases, these workers had accumulated …

Creating a Culture of Quality

In most industries, quality has never mattered more. New technologies have empowered customers to seek out and compare an endless array of products from around the globe. Shoppers can click to find objective data compiled by experts at organizations such as Consumer Reports and J.D. Power and go …