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Swift 2: Change Is in the Air
By Boisy G. Pitre
Dec 15, 2015
Wildly popular since its debut, the Swift programming language has had some growing pains. Boisy G. Pitre, author of Swift for Beginners: Develop and Design, points out some ground-level changes implemented between Swift 1 and Swift 2, showing why Swift adopters need to stay on their toes.
5 Tips to Maximize Profits for Your Wedding Photography Business During the Holidays
By Dale Benfield
Dec 14, 2015
For wedding photographers, we experience our busiest season from late spring to fall. Finding ways to earn extra income during the winter months can be challenging. In this article, Dale Benfield, author of The Five-Minute Fix, gives five of his best tips to earn money during the off-season, both by adding shoots and by making more money by selling additional products to your current clients.
Drones, Whales, and Volcanoes: An Interview with Photographer Eric Cheng
By Peachpit, Eric Cheng
Dec 10, 2015
In this interview with Eric Cheng, author of Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones, Eric talks about the most interesting thing he’s photographed with a drone, safety considerations for new drone users, and some drone gift giving tips.
5 Pro Photography Tips to Help Families Look their Best During the Holidays
By Dale Benfield
Dec 7, 2015
A little planning upfront, before a photo session, can do incredible things to the outcome of a final print. During the holiday season, when families are in a rush to get amazing images to give as gifts and holiday cards, educating them on a few key points will make your job as a photographer (and their life as a parent) easier. In this article Dale Benfield, author of The Five-Minute Fix, explains how timing, outfits, professional stylists, and more can affect the photo session.
Video: My Top 5 Favorite Features in Adobe InDesign (2015 release)
By Chad Chelius
Dec 4, 2015
Chad Chelius, author of Adobe InDesign CC Learn by Video (2015 release), talks about his favorite features in the latest release of Adobe InDesign, including paragraph shading, converting a table cell to a graphic cell, and Creative Cloud libraries.
How to Be a Great Marketer in 64 Easy Steps
By Drew Neisser
Dec 2, 2015
Being a marketer in today’s modern age is not easy, with the onslaught of digital and print messages consumers see daily. Drew Neisser, marketer and author of The CMO’s Periodic Table: A Renegade’s Guide to Marketing, introduces you to seven marketing mavens and shares their insights on a range of elements that nearly every aspiring marketer must consider.
10 New Studies About People That May Surprise Designers
By Susan Weinschenk
Nov 30, 2015
Whatever you're designing, ultimately there's a person at the end of the product who's going to use it. How much do you really know about how people think and behave? Susan Weinschenk, author of 100 MORE Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People, shares some of the new research in behavioral and brain science that may surprise you.
Aerial Videography Using Drones
By Eric Cheng
Nov 26, 2015
Eric Cheng, the author of Aerial Photography and Videography Using Drones, discusses the details of aerial videography using drones, including image stabilization, using gimbals, camera settings, aerial video techniques, live aerial video streaming, post-processing and sharing, and the future of aerial videography.
The Best of Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Book Series: Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me
By Scott Kelby
Nov 23, 2015
In this excerpt from The Best of The Digital Photography Book Series: The step-by-step secrets for how to make your photos look like the pros'!, Scott Kelby shares five of the ten things he wishes someone had told him as a new photographer.
The Best of Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Book Series: Pro Tips for Getting Better Photos
By Scott Kelby
Nov 19, 2015
Want to take better photos? Scott Kelby, author of The Best of The Digital Photography Book Series: The step-by-step secrets for how to make your photos look like the pros'!, shares his tips for improving your photos, whether you're brand new or a seasoned pro.
Adding Motion to a Static Shot in Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
By John Evans, Katrin Straub
Nov 17, 2015
In this excerpt from Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Classroom in a Book, learn how to add dynamic-looking motion to your photograph.
5 Easy Steps to Back Up Your Photos and Videos
By Jeff Carlson
Nov 16, 2015
If your Mac or its hard disk fails today, will your irreplaceable digital photos and videos survive? Jeff Carlson, author of Photos for OS X and iOS: Take, Edit, and Share Photos in the Apple Photography Ecosystem, outlines a photo backup strategy to protect your memories from technology failures.
Removing Distance Haze Using Adobe Photoshop Elements 14
By John Evans, Katrin Straub
Nov 12, 2015
In this excerpt from Adobe Photoshop Elements 14 Classroom in a Book, learn how to remove distance haze from your photograph.
Flipped Textbooks: Engaging Student Learning by Design
By Rose Gonnella
Nov 11, 2015
Rose Gonnella, co-author of Design Fundamentals: Notes on Type, describes the thinking process behind the creation of the 'flipped' textbooks in the Design Fundamentals series, a new concept in book design.
Vector Basic Training: Getting to the Points
By Von Glitschka
Nov 9, 2015
A Bézier curve or path is only as elegant, graceful, or accurate as the anchor points that control and shape it. To better control and edit anchor points, you first need to understand and recognize what qualifies as a good anchor point and path, a bad anchor point and path, and an ugly anchor point and path.
So Many Typefaces. So Little Time
By Rose Gonnella, Max Friedman, Christopher Navetta
Nov 5, 2015
Get a peek at the brilliant, wacky, inspiring pages from Notes on Type, and maybe learn something about typefaces, too.
Audio: Introduction to The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine
By Chris Orwig
Nov 4, 2015
Author Chris Orwig introduces his book, The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine, and talks about why the creative spark is a complex and unpredictable force.
Using Your Studio Like a Pro: Build It From Scratch, Then Take It Up a Notch.
By Scott Kelby
Nov 2, 2015
Scott Kelby teaches you everything you need to know to build your own photography studio from scratch, including details on lighting, positioning, backgrounds, and tips on lighting subjects as diverse as large groups and athletes.
Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People: Peripheral Vision Determines where Central Vision Should Look
By Susan Weinschenk
Oct 29, 2015
In this excerpt from 100 MORE Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People, Susan Weinschenk explains why you shouldn't base design decisions solely on eye-tracking studies, and why it would be a mistake to leave peripheral areas blank. Instead, include information that helps people decide where to look (with central vision) next.
The Creative Fight: Grit and Glory
By Chris Orwig
Oct 27, 2015
In this chapter from The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine, Chris Orwig explains that, like rock climbing, creativity is a subtle sport that’s easy to miss.

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