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The 5 Most Common Key Light Patterns in Portrait Photography

One of the most difficult parts of mastering studio lighting is memorizing all the photography jargon. You may hear terms like “loop lighting” or …

Rembrandt

Image Sensors Explained in Under 6 Minutes

There’s no argument that digital photography has become standard to our modern way of living, with smaller, more compact cameras that deliver amazing …

Leslie Alexander's Wine Club Asks For $50,000 Initiation Fee, Promises Ultimate Wine Experience

Sipping a glass of 2010 Louis Latour Chassagne-Montrachet, Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander is explaining where he got the idea to buy a potato barn in Bridgehampton, New York and hire a Hollywood production designer to rip it up and turn it into an ultra-exclusive wine club. “I wanted to do …

Co-CEOs...and Other Org Chart Disasters to Avoid

Your org chart should have one purpose and one purpose only--to help your team make good decisions. Here's where org charts go wrong.<p>There are of course any number of contributing factors in the sad, sorry tale of the decline of RIM (known to most people by the name of their flagship product, the …

Night Photography Essentials: Must-Have and Must-Do

<i>All images in this post were created by Matt Hill and used with permission.</i><p>Have you been intrigued by all of those mind-bending night photography …

How To Shoot Amazing Photographs Indoors With Nothing But Window Light

For some photos, nothing beats the natural beauty of ambient light. When used correctly natural light can create soft portraits that bring out great …

The Basics of Photography: D for Dynamic Range

In photography, Dynamic Range is the amount of visible detail that can be seen or recovered between the lightest part of a photograph and the …

Posing Guide for Photographing Women: 7 More Poses to Get You 21 Different Photos [Part II]

A post by Kaspars Grinvalds from Posing App. If you haven’t read the first article in this series, I would kindly recommend you to start with Posing …

Digital Photography

Shoot the Supermoon Like an Astrophotographer

June and July 2013 full Moons are featured as “supermoons.” This means that the full Moon is almost on the same day as the Moon perigee (shortest …

Tutorials

Top 15 Features of Your DSLR Camera That You Should Know

There’s a lot to learn when you first get a DSLR. The first things you need to know is how to get out of auto mode and start using your camera’s …

How to Have Better Conversations

Procter & Gamble's former CEO offers simple but useful tips for better discussions at work and elsewhere.<p>A great deal of our lives is spent talking to people. The proportion may go up for salespeople and down for introverts, but everyone could stand to have more productive conversations.<p>Maybe you …

Become a Better Leader by Studying Kim Kardashian's Marriage

Four simple, destructive behaviors that doom a marriage--and a business.<p>Kim Kardashian and I have one thing in common. Neither of us would know the other if we tripped over them.<p>Before a few days ago, I was aware that she's famous, that she's had reality shows and a sex tape, that she had a 72-day …

What The WSJ’s Portrait Artist Can Teach You About Innovation

Kevin Sprouls’s pointillistic headshots show how subtracting information can create intrigue.<p>What do the Mona Lisa smile and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> have in common?<p>They both employ a design principle related to subtraction and minimalism. By <i>limiting information</i>, they <i>engage the imagination</i>.<p>In the …

11 Of The World’s Hottest Bikes

New York City’s soon-to-be-launched bike-sharing program has met with Big Apple-size skepticism. It’s too dangerous for a city with so little cycling infrastructure, detractors cry. The bike stations are too ugly (and a blight on historic neighborhoods), and the bikes themselves are crass …

World's Worst Management Fads

These seven timeless but useless strategies pop up with annoying regularity.<p>In some companies it's like clockwork. Every couple of years or so, somebody in the executive suite decides that what's needed to make the organization <i>really</i> productive is a new approach to managing people.<p>Contrary to what …

Management

Ask These 3 Questions Before You Launch

Don't get so caught up in the idea for your start-up that you fail to think about the basics.<p>Starting a business is a daunting task. As a serial entrepreneur, I can relate with the late-night number crunching, garage-based shoestringing and general uncertainty that comes with launching a new …

Entrepreneurship

Reinvent Your Business Model: 5 Tips

How a company based on old-school DVD sales reinvented itself for a software-based future.<p>If the idea of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on days of classroom IT training turns your stomach, TrainSignal CEO Scott Skinger feels your pain. That's because 11 years ago he was at the front of …

See The Short Film Made From David Foster Wallace’s Unforgettable “This Is Water” Speech

Created by video production house, The Glossary, the dearly departed author’s speech, which has since been published as <i>This Is Water,</i> plays …

David Foster

Want to Succeed? Get Used to Failure

Stop thinking so much--you're just procrastinating, says Jessica Herrin, founder of WeddingChannel.com and Stella and Dot.<p>You have to fail your way to success. In entrepreneurship, "there is no easy. There is no shortcut. Never," said Jessica Herrin, founder of jewelry company Stella and Dot, …

Learn Photography by Example

One of the best ways to improve your photography is to look at example photos that other photographers have taken and learn about the settings, …

Photography

Seven Customer Service Lessons I Learned In One Day With Richard Branson

It’s rare to find a leader who elevates the experience for employees and customers to such a degree that other brands benchmark against his or her company. I recently had a unique opportunity to spend a day with one such leader, an entrepreneur and billionaire who has built a brand considered the …

New Start-ups: Here's Your Digital To-Do List

You already know you need a robust Web presence for your business. What other tech steps do you need to take to get established? Read this handy list.<p>I asked a number of entrepreneurs and experts for the essential things every new start-up must do to establish its Web presence. Here's the digital …

Headshots: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your photographic challenge is to take and share a ‘headshot’ portrait. You’re welcome to photograph a friend, family member (adult or …

Digital Photography

The Week In Numbers: The Brightest Explosion Ever, A Ticket To The Moon, And More

<b>3.6 billion light-years</b>: the distance from Earth of a recently observed gamma-ray burst, the brightest explosion NASA scientists have ever seen<p><b>$25,000</b>: the fine internet providers face per day if they refuse to spy for the FBI<p><b>200 horsepower</b>: the oomph in the turbodiesel engine of this …

Clothing for Portraits - How to Tell your Subjects What to Wear

The clothes your clients or portrait subjects are wearing in their photo can be a touchy subject to discuss with them, especially if you are just …

Photography

The Secret of Creating a Strong Image - 5 Tips for Creating a Story in Your Image

In an era when we are drowning in images and lots of people and talents are competing for the viewers’ eyes or the magazines’ attention, have you …

Photography

Discover the Wonder of Time-Lapse Photography

This week over at our sister site – SnapnDeals – we have a great deal running where you can get 20% off Time-Lapse Photography: A technical and …

Photography

Studio Lighting: Unravelling the Complexity of Multiple Lights

As one gets started in studio lighting I think it is pretty common to get over ensconced in the lighting scenarios. It is funny because everything …

Digital Photography