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9 Low-Budget Marketing Strategies Every Startup Can Afford

Many cash-strapped startups abandon the "superfluous" investment of marketing. Big mistake, because marketing can actually provide that cash.<p>Startups face many challenges, but none as precarious or life-threatening as the struggle to remain cash positive. The Minority Business Development Agency …

Digital Marketing

30 Composition Styles for Taking Good Pictures

Ever since I decided to start learning photography, I’ve been looking for a good catalog of composition ideas. Once you figure out the mechanics of …

6 Things The Average Instagrammer Does Better Than Most Marketing Professionals

Your greatest asset might be your fashionista intern.<p>You know the scene:<p>A room full of twenty-somethings, all staring at their phones, scrolling through eighteen different versions of the same picture, obsessively trying to figure out which one to edit and then post to their however-many …

Marketing

AI-Powered App Helps You Colorize Black & White Photos in Seconds

This is amazing. The researchers at UC Berkeley who came up with the automatic colorizer algorithm we first shared back in March, 2016 have released …

Here's Your Go-To Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet [Bookmarkable]

When you're selecting cover photos, shared images, and other social media assets, knowing the basic image dimensions might not cut it.What if you …

Social Media Marketing

6 Quick Hacks for Increasing Organic Social Media Reach

According to Ogilvy, the organic reach of content published by brands on Facebook is plummeting.<p>In an attempt to make feeds more relevant to their …

Social Media Marketing

The Psychology of Marketing: 18 Ways to Use Social Proof to Boost Your Results

Science plays a key role in marketing, especially the science of psychology.<p>We have written about the 15 psychological principles in marketing and …

Marketing

5 Tricks for Growing Your Audience and Business on LinkedIn

Try these tips to achieve more visibility and engagement to build your thought leadership brand and convert new business.<p>Though social media has become a competition of virality, there are still a few sacred places that can be used for professional growth. Building a strong brand on Twitter and …

Marketing

My thoughts on the X100F

So some six years ago my journey with Fuji cameras started when I was seduced by the sexy looks of the original and still great X100. I loved using …

FUJIFILM

Sony's A9 is a powerhouse full-frame flagship camera

Sony has just launched its most impressive, and most expensive mirrorless camera yet, the 24.2-megapixel Alpha A9. Equipped with the first ever full-frame stacked CMOS sensor, it's all about speed, not resolution. The pixel count isn't that high compared to the 42.4-megapixel Alpha 7R II, but it …

Cameras

Sony’s new A9 is so fast it will make you giddy

Full-frame, full steam ahead<p>Last week I got to spend a few hours shooting with the Sony A9. It’s the company’s newest flagship full-frame mirrorless camera, and it’s already made waves for its brawny specs and head-turning speed. I only wrote one note the entire time I was shooting with the A9, …

Reclusive Photographer Vivian Maier Is Subject of New Lawsuit Over Sales of Her Work

Art and Law<p>The city of Chicago, representing the late photographer's estate, claims serious chicanery on the other side.<p>,<p>The life of nanny and secret …

Street Photography

Top 10 Best Fujifilm Lenses Reviewed 2017

Here, we round up the best scoring Fujifilm lenses reviewed on ePHOTOzine.

Cameras

Move Beyond Your City’s Mobile Photography Clichés | Moment

Do you ever find yourself on Instagram skimming through image after image of cityscapes, feeling like they’re all the same? You aren’t alone. So many …

Photography

How Our Changing Cities Are Transforming Street Photography

Developers, the threat of terrorism, and smartphones are all challenging the genre.<p>Nick Turpin has been around the block, quite literally. He’s been a practicing street photographer for nearly 30 years. But times have changed–so much so that Turpin now prefers the term “candid public photography” …

How to shoot on iPhone 7 - Photography

The painter in a hurry: Ernst Haas's colour masterpieces – in pictures

The photographer of the Marlboro man turned his lens on a much more mysterious side of America in amazing colour-saturated shots of the US

Art

Camera review: Me and my Rolleicord Vb - by Shawn Mozmode (aka everything you ever wanted to know about a Rolleicord but were afraid to ask) | Articles, Camera Reviews, Reviews, Rollei Cameras

Here’s the wonderful Shawn Mozmode to give us his take on his upright beauty, the Rolleicord Vb.<p>Over to you, Shawn!<p>Diane Arbus, Vivian Maier, Imogen …

Cameras

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A Guide to the Hasselblad System

When it comes to photography, Hasselblad is one of those legendary names students hear about during history lessons. The name is considered …

Cameras

Panoramic Morocco: Shooting Travel Photos with the Hasselblad Xpan

A quick trip to Morocco turned into another example of why panoramic travel photography is special. Using his Hasselblad Xpan for most of the shots, …

Film diaries: A quick introduction to Hasselblad V-series cameras

Since acquiring and shooting with my 501C, a lot of my readers, students and photography friends have been asking for more information about these …

Cameras

Film review: a first look at FILM FERRANIA P30®Alpha – guest post by Philip Harrison

EMULSIVE: As film photography practitioners, you’ll hopefully be familiar with the release of FILM Ferrania’s FERRANIA P30®Alpha 35mm black and white …

Photography

Why Do “New” Leica Film Camera Owners Always Seem to Want the M3?

A Leica M3. A Beautiful Camera, No DoubtIt’s a question I’m increasingly asking myself. It seems rather predictable these days: prospective first …

Cameras

How to write a cold email that gets a response from even the busiest people

Sending the right cold email could land you your next client, employee, or even job.<p>But, as you probably know from experience, trying to get in touch with someone you've never met, especially if they're quite busy, can be an exercise in futility.<p>Thankfully, though, there are proven tactics that …

Employment

Is Google making a pair of over-ear Bluetooth headphones?

As spotted by <i>Liliputing</i>, something odd just showed up over at the FCC: a pair of Google-branded, over-ear, active noise-canceling headphones. They don't look like anything super special, outside of the trademark Google colors surrounding the power button on each ear. Oh, and a letter from Google …

Need a Portrait Model? Teach a Friend How to Pose Like a Pro with 3 Simple Tips (VIDEO)

Everyone loves shooting portraits, but it’s not always easy to find an attractive model who knows how to pose for the camera. The solution is simple: …

Portrait Photography

Quick Tip: How to Balance Strobe and Sun for Dramatic Mid-Day Portraits

The best time to shoot portraits (or almost anything) is golden hour, but it’s not the <i>only</i> time. Grab an ND filter, a strobe, and this tutorial by …