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Developing a Better Photography Brand (Hint: It May Include Hiring A Designer)

When we hear the word “brand”, the McDonalds arches, Nike’s swoosh logo or the Coca Cola script immediately jump to mind. These ubiquitous brands …

Cheap Camera Challenge: Harold de Puymorin Makes the Most of a 3.1MP Vivitar P&S

The Cheap Camera Challenge is back, showing us once more that it takes creativity, not expensive gear, to create an interesting photograph. Pairing a …

Leaked: Sony’s Next Smartphone ‘Lens Camera’ Will Let You Swap E-Mount Lenses

You get a leak! And you get a leak! Everybody gets a leak!<p>It looks like somebody (or a few people) in the know at Sony were feeling very generous …

Plugs face revolution as slimline, foldable Mu grows in popularity

It was when he found a long scratch on the cover of his white MacBook that Min Kyu-choi discovered the problem. What could he do with the plug, which had caused the damage? At a time when laptops, mobile phones and tablets were becoming progressively thinner, it struck the Korean design student …

5 Unique Photography Apps for iOS and Android You Should be Aware of

Smartphone photography may have its detractors, but its proponents are all that really matter; they keep the mobile phone photography community alive …

Olympus OM-D E-M1: Mirrorless Perfection for Serious Photographers

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review<p>Power and Flexibility, But at a Cost<p>Easy HDR Photos<p>On-Screen Editing<p>Great Use of Space<p>A High-End Lens Option<p>Image Sensor …

How to Get Super Sharp Landscape Photography Images

If you want to learn how to get super sharp landscape photography images, here’s my list of top tips - it's not as hard as you might think.

Logo Design Process Case Study for INVESTHAUS Business Boutique

INVESTHAUS Business Boutique – Logo design process case study by IndustriaHED™ Branding Co.<p>This graphic design project by studio IndustriaHED™ …

Pro Lighting & Photojournalism Tips - Ed Kashi

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Why Aren't You Creating Right Now?

Let me ask you a question. Why aren’t you <i>creating</i> right now? I don’t mean <i>right</i> now. I mean now in a general sense. The general-now. The now that’s …

The eerie Americana of photographer Ed Freeman - in pictures

After a 25-year career in the music industry, during which he produced Don McLean's American Pie, Ed Freeman returned to his original love of photography. While driving around southern Californian deserts to photograph landscapes, he was struck by the beauty of the desolate buildings he passed on …

The Daily Routines Of 26 Of History’s Most Creative Minds

10 p.m. to 7 a.m.: Sleep. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Be a genius.<p>Even Beethoven and Balzac had just 24 hours in a day. How did history’s most prolific minds schedule their greatness? Based on research from Mason Currey’s <i>Daily Rituals: How Artists Work</i> (which we covered previously here), a new interactive …

‘Crusade for Art’ Is On a Mission to Connect Emerging Photographers with Art Buyers

<i>Crusade for Art on Squarespace</i><p><i>“Breathe Me In” from the series</i> The Heart and The Heavy <i>by Heather Evans Smith, a commissioned CSA photographer.</i><p>In a …

Top Day Hikes in America’s National Parks

The best day hikes have an element of quest, or mission, which is why so many of them climb to the top of a mountain or a landmark. Such is the case with many of the hikes presented below. But there’s no serious mountain trekking here—the point of each hike is the experience of getting there—and …

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Want To Communicate Anonymously Without Being Monitored Or Tracked? 'Blackphone' Now On Sale

Snowden, the NSA, getting “Scroogled”; do these various buzzwords making the rounds these days get your hackles up? Frankly, I don’t blame you. Personally, I don’t have enough “interesting” information to share. And though I lead a rather “regular” existence, I do realize there are plenty of folks …

2,500-year-old erotic graffiti found in unlikely setting on Aegean island

Wild, windswept, rocky and remote, Astypalaia is not an obvious place for the unearthing of some of the world's earliest erotic graffiti.<p>Certainly, Dr Andreas Vlachopoulos, a specialist in prehistoric archaeology, didn't think so when he began fieldwork on the Aegean island four years ago. Until he …

7 Proven Ways to Come Home with Better Travel Photos

Your next vacation or around-the-world escapade is the perfect time to brush up on your photography skills. After all, taking a great photograph is …

Tiny Wireless Earbuds Could Be Damn Near Invisible When In Use

Two tiny, cylindrical earbuds that could be great–if you don’t lose them.<p>Earin, currently attracting tons of money on Kickstarter, is a tiny wireless earbud product that’s a bit different from anything currently on the market–and by doing things so differently, it might be the first pair of …

What Nobody Tells You About Your Favorite Tourist Attractions

We've all felt the blow of a travel letdown and ridden the high when a place far exceeds our expectations.<p>Before your next visit to a major tourist attraction, brace yourself -- for better or for worse -- by learning what you're <i>really</i> in for.<p><b>The Great Wall of China is STEEP.</b><p>One trekker recalls …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

What's the Difference Between a Street and a Road?

<i>Reader Brit asks: "Is there any rhyme or reason to calling a road an avenue, a boulevard, a street or a lane? Is it just at the discretion of whoever</i> …

One Good Find: German Swinging Grill

A unique grill design from Germany<p>My new favorite grill goes by an odd name: the schwenker. And its setup is just as peculiar. Derived from the …

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