Ron Shirley

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One Simple Thing is Absolutely Necessary to Be an Expert (and Get What You Want in Life)

<i>Never assume that you’re stuck with the way things are. Life changes every day, and so can you.</i>Just over a decade ago, Angel and I were desperately …

Pain

Five Composition Tricks for Capturing Simpler and Stronger Landscape Photos

What makes a strong composition? Let’s talk about how you can achieve striking landscape photos in which less is more. Here’s a practical set of tips …

Landscape Photography

Reduce NOISE by A LOT in ANY Drone and DSLR Photo

Noise reduction is an essential part of upping the quality of your photos. In this tutorial, Mads Peter Iversen shows how you can greatly reduce or …

Drones

This 'I'm on Vacation' Auto-Reply Email Is Freaking Brilliant

Why should you be burdened with digging through two weeks of emails the moment you get back?<p>It's hard or even impossible to relax on vacation when you constantly have to answer emails. (Is that a vacation, really?) That's why most people set an "out of office" email response, promising that you'll …

Productivity

Ten Things Only Very Bad Managers Say

Dear Liz,<p>I work for a university. I started working for this institution six years ago.<p>I started in the admissions department and had a great six years there, but my job description devolved until I became the “floater” helping everyone else, and that wasn’t fun. I transferred into the university’s …

Employment

2018 iPhone really needs a feature you’ve never heard of

The 2018 iPhone models are rumored to have larger screens, better processors, and other enhancements. But there’s one feature that, even though we’ve heard nothing about it, we should strongly hope is in Apple’s next smartphones: 4×4 MIMO.<p>This is a cellular wireless data technology that gives the …

Galaxy S10 Leak Reveals Samsung's Revolutionary Design

It’s clear that the current design ethos in the smartphone world is to minimize the bezels and fascia on the front of the smartphone to maximise the volume of display presented to the user. That has seen various manufacturers use a notched display to mount forward facing hardware such as selfie …

Apple has a new app that lets you measure almost anything with your iPhone

Apple is launching a new Measure app in iOS 12 in the next few months that will let you size anything with just your iPhone.<p>You no longer have to go …

Apps

One of the Deepest Caves in the World is Even Bigger Than We Thought

While trapped inside Mexico's Sistema Huautla by torrential flooding, cavers and scientists discovered new connections—expanding the map of the Western Hemisphere's deepest cave.<p>Katie Graham was trying to escape the cave she’d been trapped inside with her teammates for the past three days. She held …

Nature

The best iPhone photography app just got a complete makeover

One of the best original iPhone photography apps is about to make a comeback.<p>Camera+ was one of our favorite camera apps in the early days of the iPhone thanks to its streamlined UI and unique features. Now the developers behind have given it a complete overhaul in time for the summer.<p>Camera+2 is a …

30 behaviors that will make you unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own …

8 Tips to Change Negative Thinking

Negative thinking contributes to anxiety in social and performance situations. Most therapies for social anxiety involve an aspect dedicated to …

Mindfulness

Pictures of the Week 5.3.18

The Approach To Better Landscape Photos

Pioneer Basin, John Muir Wilderness, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California. Photo by Marc Muench.You are standing atop a ridge looking down as the …

Opinion: We’re on the cusp of the third digital revolution, and here’s how not to be left behind

Over the past 50 years, two digital revolutions — in communication and computation — have created unprecedented wealth and transformed how we live, …

Fabrication

How to record iPhone calls

Have you ever needed to record a call on your iPhone? While there’s no direct way to do this built in to iOS, there are some easy to use software and hardware options. Follow along for how to record iPhone calls.<p>While there’s a workaround to use the Phone apps’ three-way call feature on iOS to call …

Your cable company’s worst nightmare is a little box that only costs $40 on Amazon

It’s hard to believe that giant telecommunications company might be scared of a tiny little $40 box on Amazon, but believe us when we tell you that …

These 5 Habits Can Add 12 Years or More To Your Life, According to a New Harvard Study

Data from tens of thousands of people revealed those that practice all 5 were 74% less likely to die than those that adopt none.<p>The blueprint for living a longer life has been confirmed in new research out today from Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the American Heart …

Holistic Medicine

The view from heaven: Watch the first 3D VR video filmed in space

National Geographic today released the first-ever 3D VR video filmed in space. Featuring footage captured both inside and outside the International Space Station (ISS) the clip is an amazing glimpse of something only a handful of humans have ever seen.<p>The video was filmed by National Geographic in …

3 Ways to Be Super Productive Starting Right Now

Having the right tech and working more productively helps streamline operations, saving time and boosting your bottom line.<p>By Entrepreneur Partner Studio Staff<p>Everyone wants to get more done in a given day. If you own your own business, productivity helps you take it to the next level.<p>Productivity …

Clear your mind with these genius short videos from TED 2018

Vancouver, Canada<p>Cognitive overload is a real thing at TED. The five-day “spa for the brain” is actually pretty strenuous—especially in an age of short attention spans. Imagine listening to over 130 speakers unpack heady topics such as artificial intelligence, social justice, gender politics, and …

Artificial Intelligence

5 of the Best Apps Perfect For Hungry Travelers (and Foodies, too!)

Here at <i>TPG,</i> we’re all self-proclaimed foodies and, of course, avid travelers. After all, cuisine is a huge part of travel and an active (and …

See Slovenia’s breath-taking landscapes during sunrise and sunset

Seeing a new country is always fun, but for people interested in photography, a trip to an unfamiliar place can help ignite their creativity as they set out to capture inspirational places from a new angle. For one photographer, a recent trip to Slovenia proved to be particularly stimulating, …

Landscape Photography

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Five Different Ways to Make Color Pop Using Photoshop

Controlling color is one of the primary skills that allows photographers to develop their own style. Learning to balance the different aspects of …

Watch the Canon 5D III vs. the Sony A7 II During a Swimwear Shoot at the Beach (VIDEO)

Julia Trotti is one of our favorite photographers for swimwear photography tips videos and she’s back with another one, which features a shootout …

Sony a7 III Review: An Elite Camera with a Friendly Price Tag

I recently had the opportunity to test the Sony a7 III thanks to the generosity of Glenn Wenfield from Sony North America. Since this is a camera …

Cameras

Waking Nightmares: How Photographer Nicolas Bruno Captures His Darkly Beautiful Images

Nicolas Bruno was 15 years old when everything changed. His restful sleep became something very different, something called sleep paralysis. …

Middle School

DVLOP Releases New Lightroom Feature: Leaks and Tweaks

In the latest version of Lightroom, Adobe has implemented a new profile browser inside the Develop module. The team over at DVLOP has already put …