Ryan Esslinger

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Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day

If you think coffee gets you kickstarted, just wait until you try gratitude.<p><i>Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective at getting things done? We asked members of the</i></i> …

Time Management

How to Light Two Surfaces with One Light Source: Portraits

Shooting portraits with hard light is something photographers are generally taught to flee from—“Always use softboxes in studio sessions, and only …

10 Huge Factors That Affect Image Sharpness

It’s not stretching the truth much – if at all – to say that creative people are die-hard perfectionists when it comes to their work. It doesn’t …

Star Trail Photography Tips

One of the lessons in the Photography Lab series I teach is a lesson on night photography, specifically shooting the stars. There are two essentials …

Start to See Photographically In Six Easy Steps

Be Shallow - A Guide to Wide Aperture Photography

One of the many things that often differentiates a photographer from a snap shooter is the use of depth of field. Shallow depth of field is one of …

Enough Great Photography Links to Give You Another Week of Inspiration

It's been a great week in the world of photography with some terrific photographs and features being published by some truly gifted artists and …

Quick Tip on How to Edit Skies In Adobe Lightroom

Many photographers are faced with the conundrum of an over exposed sky and underexposed foreground. Because the detail of the foreground is often …

Tutorials

Automating Your Workflow In Lightroom 5 with Jared Platt

Photographer and “efficiency junkie” Jared Platt has been using Lightroom since its inception, first as a beta tester, then as a die-hard fan. With …

Advanced Reflector Techniques for Outdoor Photography

You’ve probably heard, at some point, someone refer to the “Golden Hour” of photography. There are actually two Golden Hours: the first and last …

Dispelling 9 Myths About Professional Photography

<b>Q</b>: Who wants to be a professional photographer?<p><b>A</b>: Everyone who owns a camera.<p>Okay, that answer might be a bit hyperbolic, but sometimes it really …

Why Many Photographers are Transitioning from DSLRs to Mirrorless Digital Cameras

Mirrorless cameras are beginning to pick up steam and are enjoying increasing sales as the manufacturers continue to produce better products at …

A Guide to Understanding ISO in Photography

Learning photography is a difficult process that requires a lot of patience and practice. This photography lesson concentrates on the basics of …

Shutdown: The right's new litmus test

In 2010, a candidate’s stance on the Wall Street bailout was the litmus test that separated real conservatives from RINOs, or Republicans in Name Only.<p>This spring, it was comprehensive immigration reform. Anyone who supports it, the reaction on the right went, should be viewed with suspicion at …

Clinton navigates new divide in Democratic Party

When Lawrence Summers withdrew from consideration as the next head of the Federal Reserve, he performed a great service for the Democratic Party’s two most important figures -- Barack Obama, and his presumed (by Democrats) successor, Hillary Clinton.<p>The president was spared an embarrassing Senate …

Fill 'er up: Gas prices drop towards $3/gallon

Now's the time to go for a drive.<p>The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the United States fell 13.78 cents in the last two weeks, as refiners continued to pass on lower crude oil prices, according to the Lundberg survey.<p>The average price of just over $3.38 per gallon was down about 45 cents …

Associated Press News

How to Print Photos with Lightroom: The Print Module

Numerous photographers are taking advantage of Lightroom for organizing and editing photos. The software makes the process of importing and …

A window on weird: step inside the Unseen Photo fair in Amsterdam

Housed in a disused gas works in Amsterdam, the Unseen Photo fair is the hip younger sibling of Paris Photo. Now in its second year, it comprised two big buildings full of galleries touting their wares, plus a book market showing the state of independent publishing and the growth of what the …

US student debt: $1.2 trillion, and rising

US student debt remains impervious to the forces of deleveraging.<p>The latest official numbers from the Federal Reserve peg the total amount of outstanding US student debt at $1.18 trillion as of the end of the second quarter.<p>While most Americans have worked to cut down on debt after the Great …

Economics

Medical device giant Medtronic buys telehealth company Cardiocom for $200M

Medtronic, a giant among medical device companies, is largely known for its expensive, implantable devices, like pacemakers and heart valves. But, in …

The Rise Of The Renting And Sharing Economy Could Have Catastrophic Ripple Effects

Now, "rent" is becoming the new "own," according to market strategists at ConvergEx Group, who warn that the ripple effects of such a trend could be "catastrophic."<p>"Americans of every demographic are flocking to services like Airbnb, Taskrabbit, and Bag Borrow or Steal for one overwhelming reason: …

Housing

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful | Inc.com

Startups

Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The top 250 finalists have just been selected in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The contest invites photographers to submit images of the world of action and adventure sports in one of 10 categories, including Energy, Illumination, Sequence, and Experimental …

Getting Into Healthcare IT Contracting

How To Complete Your Creative Masterpiece Without Quitting Your Day Job

It may not seem like you have much time, but take it from these success stories: It does exist. Here’s the lowdown on how to stop fantasizing about that passion project and start actually doing it.<p>Plenty of people fantasize about painting landscapes, writing novels, or composing songs–if only they …

5 Worst Mistakes That Salespeople Make

Is your sales team making any of these mistakes? If so, your company could be paying the price.<p>Salespeople are the face of your company. Their professionalism and attentiveness casts you and your company in a good light. But when they mess up, it reflects poorly on everyone. Here are some of the …

Customers

Cloud Analytics Player Tidemark Lands $13 Million Round Led by Tenaya Capital

It seems that I tend to check in on Tidemark, the cloud-based company that specializes in business intelligence and analytics, about once every 11 …