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How to Very Quickly Skill Up Your Photography With Some Research

Sometimes, as a beginner photographer, you're in a rush to simply produce photographs that don't suck. Fair enough. You want to take photographs of …

Tamara Lackey Shares Her Tips for Taking Well-Lit & Properly Posed Romantic Photos

As one of the best-known and respected portrait photographers in the business, Tamara Lackey certainly knows her stuff when it comes to capturing …

Interview: Alex Prager's Nod to the Golden Era of Film

<i>You’ve had an unusual beginning in photography; one could even say you stumbled into it. How did you discover photography for yourself?</i><br>I certainly …

The Wayfarers on Exposure

How Shark Tank's Lori Greiner Spots a Million-Dollar Business Idea

Is your concept for a new product a zero or a hero? Shark Tank's Lori Greiner shares insights from her new book, Invest It, Sell It, Bank It.<p>Baseball. Apple Pie. Shark Tank.<p>If you're anything like I am, Friday night <i>Shark Tank</i> has become a can't-miss All-American family tradition. Like so many of …

Entrepreneurship

Your First 5 Minutes With a New Hire

To get things off on the right foot, make sure you cover what needs to be said at the start.<p>You make a new hire and his first day arrives. What you do and say in the first five minutes sets the stage for the recruit to succeed or fail at your company--so be clear.<p>OK the following is likely to take …

Employment

Street Photography Tips and Techniques

When you’re getting started the challenge is overcoming the fear of taking pictures of strangers. Since telephoto lenses are not normally used in …

4 Tips On Staying Creative From Noma Star Chef Rene Redzepi

Rene Redzepi of Noma reinvented how we eat. Now, with a new book out, he speaks with Co.Design about staying creative, developing intuition, and finding inspiration.<p>At just 35, Rene Redzepi is the master chef of Noma, a two Michelin Star restaurant in Copenhagen that serves fanatical foodies “new …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Milan Fashion Week<p>A crew of creative directors, models, multi hyphenates, and even a few world-famous pro athletes came out for one very chill summer …

Natural Light Photography Tips

Natural lighting in photos can give off a pure vibe that artificial lighting often has trouble providing for you. There are several techniques you …

Watch Twitter’s Video Pitch To Investors

Getting ready to pitch itself to investors next week, Twitter posted a video of its IPO roadshow presentation online Friday.<p>Though the entire video is 37 minutes long, after the first two and a half minutes, it primarily features CEO Dick Costolo against a plain backdrop talking about Twitter’s …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Comedy Issue<p><i>GQ</i> goes behind the scenes with the resident genius of <i>SNL</i> to see the sketch-comedy master in her element.<p>By Amy Wallace1 day agoView …

5 Tips for Getting Started with Interior Photography

If you plan on making the cover of a prestigious architectural or interior design magazine or catching the attention of Martha Stewart, this article …

11 Tips for Better Candid Photography

Candid styles of photography are increasingly becoming popular both in general day to day photography but also in formal photographic situations. …

7 Lifestyle Photography Tips

Lifestyle Photography, however, is more than taking candid shots. It is about capturing images that reveal a story. Here's some Lifestyle Photography …

Prominent Street Photographers Describe Their Favorite Shots

Street photographers are always on the lookout for that perfect candid shot. Being able to capture that favorite moment on the fly is an ability that …

7 Tips to Make You A Cooler Photographer

Everyone has seen “that photographer” at one time or another. He’s the guy rocking his camera around his neck, gazing around his surroundings in a …

When Being a Good Photographer Isn’t Enough

I’ve met a lot of bitter photographers over the years, especially as high-end cameras have become cheaper and more accessible. They complain that …

The Brands Of The Future Will Help You Consume Less

Right now, companies get by by pushing more and more stuff we don’t need. But with data and personalization, they might earn our loyalty and dollars by giving us exactly what we do.<p>It is an article of faith in mass marketing that more consumption is good. Marketers focus on increasing penetration …

Dynamic Duos: 5 Brilliant Business Lessons From Warby Parker’s CEOs

Launched in 2010, eyewear retailer Warby Parker has transformed the way many consumers think about glasses, selling ultra-stylish specs–online–for less than $100.<p><b>Neil Blumenthal</b> and <b>David Gilboa</b>, <i>Cofounders and CEOs</i><p>Warby Parker started with a casual conversation among friends. Four Wharton MBA …

Why Agencies and Brands Need to Embrace True Storytelling

To build on the opportunities that today’s hyperconnected and social consumer as well as new distribution platforms offer, agencies and brands need …

Advertising Industry

Footwear Origami That Could Save Millions Of Lives

These new foldable shoes aren’t just fashionable. They could save millions from the spread of parasitic foot diseases in the developing world.<p>With an equal mixture of carelessness and deliberation, we choose our shoes. A pair of pumps might be picked because of the way they go with a certain dress, …

Successful Founders Share 4 Must-Have Skills To Bolster Any Career

Every career is different. But some skills cut across all of them. Here are four.<p>Some skills may be awesome but not in demand: While a sonnet might take your breath away, iambic pentameter doesn’t have a high market demand. But some skills by any industry are wanted just as sweetly–and as founders …

Bill Gates

Pictures of Hope: Using Photography to Give Hope to Children in Need

Photography can be a wonderful source of growth, healing and hope. Programs like this one at the VA in Palo Alto have helped PTSD-afflicted veterans …

Concert Photography Commentary & Tips Along with a Point of View Perspective

Jared Polin scored a paid gig photographing Macklemore in concert. Lucky for us, he filmed his experience using a GoPro mounted above a Canon 1D X, …

Night Stroll: Geometric Lightscapes Animated on the Streets of Tokyo by Tao Tajima | Colossal

<p>Night Stroll is a lovely animated short by Tao Tajima. Various light figures are seen interacting with locations around Tokyo, I can’t begin to …

Landscapes Formed From Human Bodies by Carl Warner | Colossal

<p>In this series of photographs by Carl Warner, human bodies have been contorted, lit, and manipulated to form expansive landscapes reminiscent of …

Perfectly Placed Stencil by ABOVE is Best Viewed at Night | Colossal

<p>Street artist ABOVE tells me via email that it took nearly seven months of searching around London to find the perfect location for his latest …

An Artist is Making a Map of Manhattan Using Only Handwritten Directions From Strangers | Colossal

<p>Think about it, when was the last time you asked for directions? Or even used a paper map? Armed with smart phones and fancy GPS apps that map the …