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Finance

Photography Entrepreneurship 101

Entreprenership Motivation<p><i>Marketing, Branding, Entrepreneurship Principles For Success</i><p><b>MODERN PHOTOGRAPHER</b> is your new philosophical and practical …

Vietnam is latest country with high risk of Zika

Vietnam is the latest country to receive a British government warning about Zika virus. The Foreign Office says that “UK health authorities have …

Public Health

The Ultimate Guide For Mastering Light In Your Photography

In photography, if you do everything ‘by the book’ and lack some experience, you’d think that selective focus is what makes the eye focus on the …

Landscape Photography

Five essential tips if you want to retire early

The dream of early retirement is all that keeps some of us going through the daily grind. Fantasies of a round-the-world cruise, sundowners on a seaside terrace or writing a best-selling novel make work endurable.<p>Then we hit 50, look at our pension pot, and wonder if we will ever be able to afford …

5 real people share the money lessons they wish they'd learned sooner

When it comes to your finances, knowledge really <i>is</i> power. And the more you know—and the sooner you know it—the better equipped you'll be to handle whatever comes your way. Take it from these five, who range in age from 28 to 45 and hail from around the country, who shared key money lessons that …

Personal Finance

Use your smartwatch as a camera remote for your phone - Android customization

Are you following along our Android Wear projects on our Android customization series? We took a look at IF and DO from IFTTT, but it’s time to get into some more basic stuff, like using your smartwatch as a camera remote for your Android phone or tablet.<p>The idea today is pretty simple, as are the …

Android News

Master photography with Adobe's all-inclusive training bundle

Want to take your photography skills to the next level? A more expensive camera may result in a sharper quality curve for amateur shooters, but a core understanding of photography principles and refined image editing skills are what separates the best photographers from the rest of the pack. …

How to Quickly and Effectively Whiten Teeth in Photoshop

Smiles seem to be one of the fundamental criteria for determining what constitutes a likable portrait. Of course, not every portrait needs to feature …

Tutorials

17 Things You Need to Know Before Taking Boudoir Photos

Read this before booking your glam modeling session.<p>Jenny Taylor, a photographer with a Chicago-based boudoir photography studio, has been doing boudoir sessions with women full-time for the past six years. When a client books with her, she shares a document called Jenny's Secrets, which helps prep …

Lumu Power Turns the iPhone Into a Light, Flash, and Color Temperature Meter

Back in 2013, Slovenia-based Lumu Labs raised over $244,000 on Kickstarter to launch the Lumu (currently available for $150), a headphone jack …

Home Automation

How fast your heart beats predicts if you will die early

It’s enough to make your heart beat a little faster. A new study suggests that resting heart rate can be used as a ‘death test’ to predict your chance of keeling over in the next two decades.<p>Although doctors have known for some time that people with low resting heart rates are usually fitter and …

Native Instruments uses 3D Touch for better mobile beat making

Native Instruments is a huge player in the music production and DJ world. Its Traktor DJ software and (myriad) hardware controllers are a favorite with digital crate diggers. The company also manages to squeeze Traktor (and Maschine) into surprisingly comprehensive iOS apps -- but there's obviously …

Music Production

The best Android apps of 2018

Apps are what make our phones magic, but the Play Store offers an overwhelming amount of choices. This list will help you find the best apps …

These 6 Essential Composition Skills Can Turn You Into a Really Good Photographer

Composition isn't just about knowing where to place elements in a frame. It isn't just about finding lines that lead to your subjects, or identifying …

Landscape Photography

Sony Xperia Z5 impressions: design, performance & stability

<b>Update:</b> Below we mention that the fingerprint sensor seems to be erratic, however a hard reset and re-registration of the fingerprints has vastly improved the performance. Now, the sensor works flawlessly with only a very slight delay in the actual unlocking of the handset. As such, my impression …

Phones

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Awesome Gear for iPhone Photography — Tools and Toys

The iPhone has become the world’s most popular camera, and for good reason. Focus pixels, face detection, auto-stabilization, optical image …

Mobile Photography

Samsung NX500 Review: 4K Video and Big Technology Stuffed Into a Small Package

With Sony dominating the mirrorless camera market, other companies are looking to find ways to make their hardware stand out in comparison. Fujifilm …

Electronics Industry

Common And Powerful Healing Plants You Can Find In Your Back Garden

The first part of a series on herbalism and folk medicine.<p>So many of us oppose GMOs, Big Pharma, pesticides being sprayed on our food, the poisoning …

Meagan V Blazier Captures Stunning Fine Art Photos with Old Canon Point and Shoot Camera

It’s not about the Camera – It’s who’s Behind It.<p>The above statement is very true and you will agree after you visit Meagan V Blazier Photographs. …

Photography

7 Signs That You Have Over-Processed Your Photographs

Modern cameras give us great images without having to do too much to them. Many of us, however, realize that with a little post production we can …

Tutorials

Watch How Beauty Retouching Is Used To Transform A Portrait In Photoshop

Photo retouching is a topic that will continue to divide opinion and the debate on if it misrepresents beauty will continue long after this article …

Tutorials

Retouch images with frequency separation

One of the black arts of photographic retouching is how to achieve the impossibly smooth, yet sharply rendered skin, textures and fabrics seen in …

Getting Started With Low Key Portraiture

Most people take low key for granted, and think that one just needs to underexpose and all is set. The reality, however, is quite different. First of …

Manfrotto’s Digital Director Turns Your iPad Air into a Display and Remote for Your DSLR

Manfrotto has just unveiled a CamRanger competitor called the Digital Director that transforms your iPad Air into a display and remote control for …

The 1-Page Financial Plan: 10 Tips for Getting What You Want From Life

Carl Richards is well-acquainted with money-mistakes — not only because of his work as a certified financial planner, but also because of his personal experience.<p>During the last housing bubble, Richards moved to a new city, was swept up by the frothy housing market and bought a $575,000 house — …

Personal Finance

The best way to win an argument

How do you change someone’s mind if you think you are right and they are wrong? Psychology reveals the last thing to do is the tactic we usually resort to.<p>You are, I'm afraid to say, mistaken. The position you are taking makes no logical sense. Just listen up and I'll be more than happy to …

Psychology