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How to Crush Blacks In Photoshop for a Matte Film Effect

Crushing blacks is a popular trend in Photoshop for achieving a more film-like matte effect that pairs well with vintage styling. It won't work with …

“Leadership Qualities” vs. Competence: Which Matters More?

There’s sometimes a disconnect between how we talk about leadership qualities (we tend to use words like <i>authority</i>, <i>power</i>, and <i>emotional intelligence</i>) and what we actually require from the people leading teams and other working groups (arguably, competence and a deep knowledge of the specific work …

How to Make Your One-on-Ones with Employees More Productive

One-on-one meetings with direct reports often feel more hurried and disorganized than they need to be. It’s important to check in regularly with each of your employees, but how can you make the best use of the time? How can you make the meetings more productive and collaborative? What do you need …

4 Tools to Help You Identify the Skills You Need to Grow

In today’s highly competitive business environment, we all need to be in constant learning mode. No one can afford to take a vacation from developing new skills, especially as economic and political uncertainty threaten businesses and job stability and make future career prospects unclear. So how …

The Explainer: What Is a Business Model?

"Business model" and "strategy" are among the most sloppily used terms in business.

The 30 Things Customers Really Value

Executive teams often struggle to land innovations that will significantly grow the business. A chronic problem is their emphasis on searching for breakthrough innovation — the creation of a truly new, highly valued product or service that could redefine their industry and lead to unprecedented …

What it takes to be a great leader: A recommended reading list

Our image of a great leader is outdated, says Roselinde Torres of management consultancy BCG (TED Talk: What it takes to be a great leader). That …

Great Depression

Curves Adjustments Layers 101 (With 10 Examples)

A few days ago, we posted that little fun game about curves. You should go and try it now! Some people really struggled with this one, so I thought …

24 essential OS X El Capitan utilities you need

<b>Useful cloud</b>Online file services that sync with your Mac have been around for some time, and provide you with valuable storage, collaboration and …

My Must-Have iPad Apps, 2014 Edition – MacStories

<i>For the past four years, I've been running a series called My Must-Have Apps that, once a year, collects all the apps I find indispensable to get work done on my iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Considering changes to my daily life and workflow, this year will only feature my must-have iPad and iPhone apps.</i> …

How To Enhance Eyes Using Lightroom

Everyone has heard the saying, "The eyes are the window to the soul." There is a lot of truth to this when it comes to photographs. The first thing …

Revisit the Glorious Debauchery of the Last Days of Disco

In the early morning hours of January 1, 1978, photographer Tod Papageorge was ringing in the New Year at Studio 54. It was his first visit to the …

3 Newborn Photography Tips For Better Holiday Baby Photos

December 19, 2017<p>Everyone with a decent DSLR knows: If you’ve got a camera, you’re going to be the designated photographer this holiday season. This …

Video: How to Capture Astrophotography Images Without a Star Tracker

In astrophotography, a star tracker is a piece of gear that compensates for the Earth’s rotation so you can take sharp long exposure photographs of …

Thermal Imaging Infrared Cameras

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Video: Build Your Own Diffusion Panel for Only $30

One of the most versatile tools any photographer can have in their arsenal is a diffusion panel. It can be used in both natural and artificial light …

How To Retouch Your Portraits Like A Pro

Retouching portraits can be a controversial subject, but it is also very often requested of portrait photographers to edit out minor blemishes and …

Photoshop Essentials: What is an Adjustment Layer and How to Use Them to Edit Your Images

Many of us who use products like Lightroom and Aperture will be familiar with the term non-destructive editing. In these programs, the editing …

How To Properly Shoot Landscape Night Photographs

Shooting landscapes during the night can make for a stunning photo. Our eyes can see the night sky in great sensitivity – we can look at the stars …

Blending HDR Images in Photoshop for Smoother Landscapes

Mark Morrow is an active Virginia-based photographer with specialties in a wide variety of domestic and commercial projects.Always an avid student of …

What Can Photographers Learn from the Classic Rules of Composition?

Composition, composition, composition! That word has no doubt been drilled into your head by a photography instructor or by every article or book …