Stephen Aiken

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8 ways to get people to take you more seriously

More than 50% of people don't feel respected at work, according to a global survey of more than 20,000 employees by the Harvard Business Review.<p>Maybe colleagues ignore your input in meetings. Perhaps they interrupt you or don't include you in important decisions.<p>It's easy to blame that on a bad …

5 Quick and Simple Lightroom Edits to make your Images Pop

Since its original release, Adobe’s Lightroom has grown into perhaps one of the best tools a photographer can use. Initially designed as an image …

How to Use Fill Light to Improve Your Portraits

As you advance in your photography know-how, a natural evolution will be your desire to light elements of your photographs in a way that you find …

How to Capture a Photo of a Bubble Bursting

Set yourself a high-speed challenge: Capture a bursting bubble I have always loved the idea of photography as being a way of taking an instant out of …

How High-Speed Sync Can Extend Your Flash Photography Options

If you have been looking up flashes, you’ve probably seen that there are regular ones, and flashes that are capable of high-speed sync. Generally, …

12 Posing Cues from 12 Incredible Photographers

As I dive deeper and deeper into the world of professional photography, I find that my educational needs frequently change. Every one of us should …

Browse Anonymously with a DIY Raspberry Pi VPN/TOR Router

Surf the Internet securely with your very own portable WiFi VPN/TOR router. You can configure a Raspberry Pi with Linux and some extra software to connect to a VPN server of your choice. The VPN connection encrypts your internet traffic so that hackers and spies can’t figure out what web sites you …

Raspberry Pi

Snowmageddon 2015: Survival Tips From America’s Top Preparedness Experts

Snowmageddon 2015 has begun in New York, New Jersey, and along the East Coast. Approximately 50,000 residents are expected to be impacted by the …

A Super Simple Way to Make Landscape Photos POP Using Lightroom

It seems like virtually all outdoor or landscape photographs suffer from the same illness when they come out of the camera. The symptoms are: An …

Photography

Novelty Clocks That Look Like Camera Gear

Want to keep time with a clock inspired by camera gear? Here’s a roundup of timepieces based on cameras, lenses, and rolls of film. (Note: The clocks …

6 Types of Photos Every Photographer Should Know How to Make

While the popularity of some creative photography techniques rises and falls, there are some photo tricks that continue to stand the test of time. …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

Nifty Zipper Tubes That'll Cure Your Cable Clutter

It takes a special kind of design savvy to make a mundane thing like a cable-management system desirable, but Bluelounge has cracked the code. The …

25 Most Useful Photography Cheat Sheets – Part1

Here we have collected some very useful Photography Cheat Sheets. I am sure, these diagrams will be very useful for beginners and amateur …

Photography

Leave your phone at home without feeling uneasy about it

Finally, there's a device with a spec sheet that'll let you feel good about leaving your <i>other</i> phone elsewhere. Enter the noPhone: a solid brick of plastic that stands in at the size and weight comparable to any of those popular handsets. What's more, the device has a 0-megapixel camera, infinite …

NatGeo Photographers List the Strange and Horrifying Things that Have Happened to Them On Assignment

<i>The Photo Society</i>, a website run by a collection of <i>National Geographic</i> photographers, took the time a while back to put together a wonderful little …

What Photographers are NOT Considering When Using High ISO

It’s no secret now that modern cameras have taken photographers to new heights with their ability to shoot at and above ISO 1600. Personally, I can …

Life After Dark: Helpful Tips for Street Photography at Night

To the surprise of no one, the topic of light is relatively common here on Light Stalking; search the archives and you can easily find plenty of …

California husband and wife die 4 hours apart after 62 years of marriage

Don and Maxine Simpson were married for 62 years, and not even death could keep them apart for long.<p>According to the couple's granddaughter, Melissa Sloan, the Simpsons, of Bakersfield, Calif., passed away approximately four hours apart on the morning of July 21. Maxine, 87, had suffered from …

Build Your Own Bug Out Bag

When disaster strikes and you need to haul ass, you don’t want to be running around gathering essentials. Your solution is a bug out bag—a kit that …

Survivalism

Stories Like This are Why Urbex Photogs are So Secretive About Where They Shoot

The world of Urbex (short for “Urban Exploration”) photography is a secretive one. In general, Urbex photographers keep purposely silent on the …

$8,800 for potato salad? Kickstarter campaign goes off the rails

The pitch was simple: give Zack Brown $10 and he will make potato salad. Thanks to internet donations, Brown now has more than $8,800 to achieve that dream.<p>Although Brown hasn’t chosen a recipe for the potato salad, more than 1,300 people have backed his online fundraising campaign since it …

Rooftop Photo from the 1920s May be the First Group Selfie in History

We’ve shared what we believe to be the first ever selfie in history, but we’ve never had occasion to share the photograph you see being taken in the …

Withings New Smartwatch Looks Good Playing Dumb

Here’s a curveball for you: Withings, which is an excellent fitness-based electronics company with all kinds of fun products like trackers and smart scales, has just bested all the smartwatch makers out there with the new Activité watch.<p>At first glance, it looks like any other old analog watch. It …

10 Simple Hacks For Packing A Suitcase

Packing for a long trip can be problematic: you don't want to bring along too much and have to lug around a heavy bag, but you also don't want to pack too little and end up forgetting a crucial item.<p>Here are 10 tips to make packing easy.<p>1. Roll clothing up and then use air-compression plastic bags …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

This Creative Video Project Only Reveals Its Secrets if You Photograph the Screen

Brian Matthew Hart has spent the better part of 9 years playing around with unique light drawing techniques. His latest project, <i>Uncertainty</i>, brings …

25 Photo Clichés You Should Stop Doing