Rob McMurtrie

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How to Use the HSL Sliders on Your Photos in Lightroom

One of the quickest and most powerful ways to achieve a signature look in Lightroom is by taking advantage of the HSL sliders. This excellent …

Tutorials

How to Use the Simple but Powerful Effects Panel in Lightroom (VIDEO)

If you’ve been following Lucy Martin’s excellent series of Lightroom tutorials you have, no doubt, already learned a lot. A few months ago, we shared …

Tutorials

How to read body language and use it to get ahead, according to a Secret Service agent

Inside tricks on reading the nonverbal cues in any meeting — and using them to get what you want.<p>Most of us find ourselves in a meeting environment weekly, if not daily: Interviewing for a new job, giving a sales presentation to a client, running a meeting at the office, asking your boss for a …

Public Speaking

The 3 Types of C Players and What to Do About Them

When you start leading a new team, one of your first imperatives is to assess the caliber of the talent you are inheriting. At a minimum, you’ll want to focus on three dimensions: (1) Competence — Does each individual match the competence demands of their role? (2) Motivation — Does each member of …

Here Are Some Easy Tips on How to Use the Important Tone Curve Tool in Lightroom (VIDEO)

We’ve shared several tutorials on Photoshop’s Curves tool in recent weeks and they’ve been quite popular. So, here’s a helpful video on a similarly …

Flipboard: The 'next big thing' for public relations

Are you using Flipboard yet? You should be.<p>The digital social magazine app aggregates online content and displays it in a lush, four-color magazine …

Ditch Distractions and Get Productive With a Method Called "Deep Work"

I first heard about the idea of "deep work" while listening to a podcast on my way to work. NPR's Shankar Vedantam interviewed Cal Newport, a computer scientist and Georgetown professor, about his research and insights on the subject.<p>Newport shared how he manages to get a seemingly impossible …

10 Post-Processing Terms Every Photographer Should Know

Post-processing a photograph can range from basic image adjustments to extensive editing and retouching. Your choice of post-processing workflow …

A Stanford professor explains how 'design thinking' can help you lose weight, stop worrying, and change your life

Shutterstock<p><b>Bernard Roth is a professor of engineering at Stanford and the author of "The Achievement Habit."</b>• <b><br>In the book, he explains how design</b> …

12 Ways to Master Your Calendar and Manage Your Time for Maximum Results

Getting more done is all about assigning sufficient time to work without distraction on what is most important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Some people, and …

Bite Size Tips: How to Get the Perfect Exposure with a Histogram

The histogram is one of the most useful tools in the camera that helps to evaluate proper exposure and is also one of the least understood and used …

Do You Commit Any of These 8 Common Lightroom Mistakes?

There is no doubt that Adobe’s Lightroom and its now-defunct counterpart Aperture have revolutionized photographic post-production. Before the almost …

All the Things You're Doing Wrong When You Travel, According to Anthony Bourdain

The globe-trotting TV host shares his advice for all types of budgets.<p>Anthony Bourdain thinks traveling to Paris just to stand atop the Eiffel Tower …

Smart methods to keep an eye on your competition

<b>[RELATED: Sharpen your skill set and integrate new best practices to revive tired PR strategies.]</b><p><b>Examine their websites.</b> That means more than just …

15 Amazing Photos That Will Show You How Silhouettes Can Be Used Creatively in Photography

There are various composition tools that you can utilize when framing a photograph. Perspective, color, space, symmetry, leading lines, shape, …

5 Tips For A Successful And Enjoyable Photo Walk

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term “photo walk”? I know a lot of people envision a pack of photographers, most of whom …

These 15 Photos From Smithsonian Magazine's Photo Contest Will Take Your Breath Away, Guaranteed

<b>Smithsonian</b> magazine recently released the finalists of its 15th Annual Photo Contest, and each and every one is absolutely stunning. Among the 48,000 submissions from photographers across 155 countries and locations around the world, 60 stand-out images made it to the last round of selections. …

From classic to cloud: How I learned to love Lightroom CC

I was there when Adobe showed off a completely redesigned version of Lightroom CC last year at Adobe MAX. Between the cheers and the applause, …

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Leaders Make in Managing Their Brands

These basic blunders can cost you the success of your CEO brand.<p>According to one study from Burson-Marsteller, 48 percent of a company's reputation can be attributed to the standing of its CEO.<p>For better or worse, having an active CEO brand is no longer an option. And while there is a growing …

10 Lightroom Shortcuts That Every Photographer Should Know

Adobe Lightroom has many different keyboard shortcuts. While we all may love editing, we could possibly spend more time shooting and less time …

Tutorials

How to Automate Twitter To Get Attention and Grow Your Followers

The social web has amplified many truths about humanity.<p>Some of us will do anything to get noticed and build a brand. This even includes some new …

A Comprehensive Guide to Protecting Your Photos Online

As a photographer, you obviously want to spend your time focusing on your passion: capturing great images, being creative, and making art. …

How to Effectively Measure PR, Part One

In a world of data and analytics, it's time to figure out how to effectively measure PR. In part one of this two-part series, Gini Dietrich discusses …

Public Relations

A Free 11-Week Digital Photo Class by a Former Stanford Professor

Want to take a university-level class on digital photography for free? Former Stanford professor and current Google engineer Marc Levoy has a site …

Do Companies Understand the Customer Journey?

Marketers are constantly looking to meet, and exceed, customer expectations. But according to March 2016 research, less than half of marketers feel …

A Photographer’s Lightroom Workflow in a Real-Time Walkthrough

If you’re just getting started in Lightroom and have an hour to spare, here’s a video you might want to watch to learn some handy tips and …

1,000 Hours and 300,000 Photos Went Into This Timelapse of Europe

Photographer Paul Richardson of Manchester, UK, just released a time-lapse short film that’s garnering high praise on the Web. It’s titled …

Culture Is Not the Culprit

When organizations get into big trouble, fixing the culture is usually the prescription. That’s what most everyone said General Motors needed to do after its recall crisis in 2014—and ever since, CEO Mary Barra has been focusing on creating “the right environment” to promote accountability and head …

Boutique Hotel Casa Bonay Is the Perfect Place to Stay in Barcelona

Casa Bonay is set to open in Barcelona this summer as a 67-room boutique hotel restored from a 19th-century mansion.<p>The stunning building was …

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Everything the tech world says about marketing is wrong

Samuel Scott Contributor<p>Samuel Scott is the director of marketing and communications at Logz.io.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How Google Analytics ruined marketing<br>• The $8.2 Billion Adtech Fraud Problem That Everyone Is Ignoring<p>The biggest problem in marketing in the tech world today is that too …