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Creativity

President Trump leaving town? Quick – get your ladder!

Home Depot stocks dozens of different step ladders. The White House press corps isn't far behind. When the White House announces a presidential departure for Bedminster, N.J., or Mar-a-Lago or Hanoi, a platoon of correspondents marches out to a spot by the South Lawn - many of them equipped with stepladders.

Photojournalism

Video Creators

Using colour in cinematography || Seamus McGarvey

In this episode Seamus talks to us about the use of colour in his films. He tells us about what characteristics some colours can have and how they can be used to create emotion or define a character.


Photoshop

How to Create Starburst Effect in Photoshop

In this photoshop photo effects tutorial, we'll be mixing photo editing and graphic art to create our own starburst lens flare effects and applying them to an image. You don't really need any sort of graphic skills to do this as the process mainly involves manipulation through scaling, rotating and applying filters.

Documentary

The Camera That Went To The Moon And Changed How We See It

In the summer of 1962, Walter Schirra - who would soon become America's third man to orbit the Earth - walked into a Houston photo supply shop looking for a camera he could take into space. He came out with a Hasselblad 500C, a high-end Swedish import that had been recommended to him by photographers from Life and National Geographic.

Cameras & Lenses

61MP Nikon Z8 incoming… using the same Sony A7R IV sensor?

Sony dropped a huge bombshell on the photographic industry this week, by announcing the 61-megapixel Sony A7R IV full-frame camera. Now it appears that Nikon is preparing a 61-megapixel warhead of its own, with reports that the manufacturer is planning a high-resolution Nikon Z8.

Off-Camera Flash

Why Salads and CEOs Are Photographed the Exact Same Way

Pick up a magazine or fall down Instagram's rabbit hole and you're likely to come across at least one photograph lit up by an unnaturally bright flash - a flash that floods the space, evenly illuminating every detail in vivid color.

Newspapers

The death of the working class reporter

Journalism is becoming an elite profession-and that's bad news Back in college, our newswriting class was assigned All Over But the Shoutin', an autobiography by Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Bragg. His was a Horatio Alger story, the journalist version of the American Dream.

Personal Advancement

Nobody’s Perfect

Nobody's perfect, as the saying goes. And while that is perfectly true (Ha! See what I did there?), and meant to make us feel better for being flawed or making mistakes, in retrospect it also implies that we hold perfection up as an ideal..as the ultimate achievement.

Community

No one cares about 99% of the photos you take. Not even you.

Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me , we call 'em all out. For our summer vacation, my wife drove us hell-for-leather between National Parks, driven by the urge to collect every stamp in her Parks Passport.

Lifestyle

No one cares about 99% of the photos you take. Not even you.

Before deepfakes and alternative facts, the online world was already telling us fibs. In our series Lies the Internet Told Me , we call 'em all out. For our summer vacation, my wife drove us hell-for-leather between National Parks, driven by the urge to collect every stamp in her Parks Passport.

Wordpress

How to Monetize Your WordPress Blog. An In-Depth Guide.

Did you once think that monetizing your blog meant slapping up spammy ads? Have you ever wondered how smart bloggers and site owners sell without turning off their readers? Are you interested in earning money from your blog by only promoting things that are really useful and can help your readers in some way?

Books

30 Books Mattis Thinks Every Good Leader Needs To Read

James Mattis, the Marine Corps general-turned secretary of defense, is known for many things, including his prolific reading list. We know everyone jokes that Marines can't read, but Mattis has probably perused more books in a year than most people manage in a lifetime.He sat down with Foreign Polic

Technology

The best gear for photo and video editing

After installing a photo or video app, you may find it's by far the most resource-hungry thing on your computer. So what do you need to rein in all that power? Storage and memory. If you're editing 4K videos or RAW 42-megapixel photos, storage space and RAM are paramount.

Geek Gear

1TB phones are coming and I’m so fucking ready

Something special happened today. Samsung, a tech company you definitely know, announced it's mass-producing 1TB flash storage chips for mobile devices. In other words, you'll soon be able to buy phones with a terabyte of storage space. When I asked people about this news, there were two main schools of thought.