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Check Out Jason D. Page’s Creative “Light Man” Light Painting Tutorial

<b>All images by Jason D. Page. Used with permission.</b><p>Photographer and founder of the Light Painting Brushes System, Jason D. Page, has created an …

This is what your histogram is for and how to use it

The histogram is based around a fairly simple principle, but one that many still struggle to get to grips with. Put simply, it’s a graph showing the …

Photograph: Alamy<p>Chinatown.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/1060de9974b8af77df3a52d829a9dec8c957c12a/0_472_7360_4414/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Chawadee Nualkhair<p>Fish stir fry from Khao Gaeng …

Food Trucks

These Are the Keys to Keeping Your Lightroom Installation in Optimum Condition

Lightroom is an amazing app. Capable of cataloguing and editing tens of thousands of RAW images all from the click of a mouse. Despite it’s slick …

3 Steps for Turning Failure into Lasting Success

As young entrepreneurs, we are creators. Visionaries, if you will. As we dream up and build our businesses and startups entirely from scratch, we …

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Harissa is a great shortcut ingredient to flavor, but no two jars (or tubes) are the same. Taste first—if it seems very spicy, use a bit less. You can always stir more into the chickpeas when the dish is finished. Learn how to make this recipe and more …

Recipes

Canon Unveils a Monster 250-Megapixel Sensor

Canon today announced that it has created a monster of a CMOS sensor with the world’s highest pixel count (for its size). The DSLR-format sensor …

Cameras

The Ultimate Home Brewer’s Guide to Gear

<b>Editor’s Note:</b>The following guide is designed so that each brew kit builds on the one that came before; there are also examples of possible …

Ten Ways Big Data Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

<b>Bottom line:</b> Big data is providing supplier networks with greater data accuracy, clarity, and insights, leading to more contextual intelligence shared across supply chains.<p>Forward-thinking manufacturers are orchestrating 80% or more of their supplier network activity outside their four walls, using …

The Basics of Bike Maintenance

Bikes are simple machines, and though they might look like some crazy assemblage of gears, cables, and levers, there really isn’t that much going on …

A Primer on Reading and Using Histograms

Image histograms are useful tools that can be used to help properly gauge the exposure and contrast within a scene during shooting or to balance the …

Tutorials

Bye Bye Birdie: 18 Grilled Chicken Recipes to Devour This Memorial Day

If I show up at a barbecue and don't trust the chef, I steer clear of any chicken I see—more often than not it's going to be mediocre. But grilled chicken doesn't have to be stringy and flavorless—use the right technique and it'll be perfectly juicy and still have shatteringly crispy skin. And, of …

Cooking

8 Pushup Routines That Are Better Than ‘AMRAP’

These cutting-edge workouts will help you get better results from this classic exercise<p>We all agree that the pushup is a great exercise. But if your routine consists of just doing as many reps as possible, you aren’t getting the most you can out of this movement.<p>Take your ground game to the next …

Workouts

Managing the Critical Voices Inside Your Head

At 8:20 am, my twelve-year-old daughter, Isabelle, was rushing to meet her ski group. She was 20 minutes late and stressed – she takes her skiing very seriously and was training for a race in a couple of days.<p>Near the competition center, she ran into one of her coaches, Joey. He looked at her, then …

How to Write a Great Business Plan: Key Concepts | Inc.com

Some entrepreneurs succeed without a business plan. With great timing, solid business skills, entrepreneurial drive, and a little luck, some founders build thriving businesses without ever creating even an informal business plan.<p>But the chances are more likely that those entrepreneurs fail.<p>Will a …

Small Business

The 15 crucial ‘soft skills’ the best leaders have in common

In the 1980s and 1990s I placed hundreds of people in management positions. A few dozen got quickly promoted multiple times. I met up with one of …

7 Steps to a 'Good-to-Great' Content Marketing Strategy

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p><i>Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… And Others Don’t</i> is a Jim Collins classic that shares an eye-opening study on how top companies managed to manifest great results and maintain them for more than a decade.<p>After the study was completed, Collins …

Key B2B Marketing Challenges and Strategies

A recent B2B marketing study by B2B International paints an interesting picture of the current marketing challenges US businesses are encountering, …

Understanding Exposure - ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed Explained

When you think of the craft or art of photography, you must immediately think of exposure. Exposure is a critical element that determines what is …

Planning and Prioritizing – The Keys to Small Business Success

By Patrick Thean, CEO of Rhythm Systems<p>As a small business owner, you might not always have the time to sit down and hash out a plan of attack – but …

8 Ways to Create a Morning Routine That Works

The benefits of getting out of bed early can’t be denied — it’s why so many top executives are early risers. Our days become chaotic quite quickly, …

5 Underused Lightroom Tools That You Should Use More Often

Adobe’s Lightroom has become one of the best editing and image management options for enthusiast and professional photographers alike. In its most …

Tutorials

Priime: An iOS Photo Editing App with a Marketplace for Filters by Photographers

Photo editing apps for smartphones are a dime a dozen these days, but today there’s a new one that hopes to stand above its competitors with a couple …

Apps

10 Ways To Create Contagious Content for Your Social Media Marketing

Do you want to create posts that people can’t wait to share?<p>Do want to maximize the social media ROI for your posts and stand out among the sea of …

Presenting Your Proposal: 5 Ways To Convince Investors To Back Your Idea

By Hakan Ener, entrepreneurship professor at IESE Business School<p>I recently provided practical tips to help increase your chances of obtaining support for a new project at work or for a new business venture. Since then, I received questions on how to actually present a proposal to increase its …

Supermarket wine sales: wine rack or wine racket?

If you are a typical supermarket shopper, chances are this weekend you will pop a bottle of wine into your trolley – and it will almost certainly be on discount and quite likely even half price. Nine in 10 of the bottles of wine we drink in the UK are bought from the major supermarket chains, and …

Watch out Woolies: Aldi’s rapid growth could open the door for others

In contrast, IGA’s national market share has fallen from 11 per cent in 2010 to 9.3 per cent in the December quarter.<p>“Aldi’s long-term gains in terms …

The Washington Post

Coles, Woolworths accumulating consumer data as they prepare to compete with banks on home loans

Supermarkets are gathering an unprecedented amount of information on Australians' financial situations and lifestyles as they prime for a clash of …