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Nature Photography FuelTip: Finding a Good Location for Shooting a River
By Robert Correll
Apr 29, 2014
In this excerpt from Photographing Rivers, Lakes, and Falling Water, Robert Correll offers advice for scouting the best locations for shooting a river.
Steve Krug on Creating Effective Visual Hierarchies
By Steve Krug
Apr 29, 2014
In this excerpt from Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 3rd Edition, Steve Krug explains that the appearance of the things on the page should accurately portray the relationships between the things on the page.
Nature Photography FuelTip: Choosing the Right Lens for Shooting Insects and Small Critters
By Rob Sheppard
Apr 28, 2014
In this excerpt from Choosing the Right Lens for Nature and Landscape Photography, Rob Sheppard explains how to choose the right lens for shooting insects and other little critters.
Steve Krug on Things that Make Us Think
By Steve Krug
Apr 28, 2014
Don't make people puzzle over stuff on your website! In this excerpt from Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 3rd Edition, Steve Krug shares some examples of things that make us think, so you'll begin to notice all the things that make you think in the sites and apps you use. And eventually you’ll learn to recognize and avoid them in the things you’re building.
Three Tips to Help You Publish Like a Pro in WordPress
By Jesse Friedman
Apr 24, 2014
In this excerpt from WordPress in a Weekend, Jesse Friedman offers some quick tips for improving your WordPress site.
Using Qualitative Research to Inform a Customer-Centric Design
By Michael Krypel
Apr 23, 2014
This chapter from Refining Design for Business: Using analytics, marketing, and technology to inform customer-centric design discusses several types of qualitative research and shows how they can be used to generate test ideas while providing insights that will help guide the business in an evolving marketplace.
Using Advanced Modes with Your Sony A7 / A7R
By Brian Smith
Apr 21, 2014
Brian Smith explores Program Auto Mode, Shutter Priority Mode, Aperture Priority Mode, and Manual Mode in the Sony A7 and A7R cameras. He also shows how these modes open up a range of options not possible in full auto modes, including shooting in RAW and applying creative styles and picture effects.
Working with Natural Light in Portrait Photography
By Erik Valind
Apr 17, 2014
Natural light doesn't always mean pretty light. Erik Valind explains that once you understand what you’re looking at, it becomes very easy to compose your portraits to put your subjects in their best light.
Sidestepping the Banana Skins: How to Avoid Common Type Mistakes in InDesign
By Nigel French
Apr 16, 2014
Don't make yourself easy prey for the type pedants out there who will mock you for using an opening quote mark instead of an apostrophe. While rules are made to be broken, Nigel French, author of InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign, 3rd Edition, offers ten rules of InDesign type that should (almost) never be broken.
Color Correction in Nuke
By Ron Ganbar
Apr 15, 2014
Nuke is a very advanced system that uses cutting-edge technology and theory to work with color. Therefore, it is important to understand Nuke’s approach to color so you understand color correcting within Nuke.
Picture Perfect Posing: Three-Point Check Combinations
By Roberto Valenzuela
Apr 14, 2014
Photographers can create very distinct energies and looks in a photo by focusing specifically on only three parts of the body: the collarbone, the chin, and the eyes. By combining these three with two posing options, you will be able to create any feeling you desire.
Nikon D610: The Professional Modes
By Rob Sylvan
Apr 10, 2014
If you really want to take that next step in controlling your photography, it is essential that you understand not only how to control the Nikon D610's professional modes, but why you are controlling them. Rob Sylvan explores Program Mode, Shutter Priority Mode, Aperture Priority Mode, and Manual Mode.
Understanding How Light Affects Your Photography
By Jeff Revell
Apr 8, 2014
Understanding light is one of the most important skills in photography. Jeff Revell discusses the properties of light, types of light, quality of light and direction of light, and how these aspects affect your photograph.
From Snapshots to Great Shots: An Interview with Photographer Jeff Revell
By Peachpit, Jeff Revell
Apr 7, 2014
Jeff Revell answers our questions about his favorite camera, the most overused photography tool, and what's so great about photowalks.
Portrait Photography FuelTip: Three Keys to a Successful Composite Portrait
By Eric Doggett
Apr 3, 2014
In this excerpt from Introduction to Compositing: Creating Your First Composite Portrait, Eric Doggett offers some tips that will give you the best results when creating a composite portrait.
Five Interaction Design Tips for Your Mobile App
By Cameron Banga, Josh Weinhold
Apr 2, 2014
Apps for mobile platforms might seem simple, but they're far from it. Programs that run on smartphones and tablets have their own style and rules, which are far different from the protocols and techniques established on their desktop computer ancestors. Cameron Banga and Josh Weinhold share five tips for perfecting your app designs in ways that will help you meet or exceed your users' expectations.
Portrait Photography FuelTip: Composing a Portrait
By Dan Ablan
Apr 2, 2014
In this excerpt from Composition for Portraiture: Creating Compelling Headshots, Group Shots, and Senior Pictures, Dan Ablan looks at portraits that go beyond the headshot.
Portrait Photography FuelTip: How to Use Available Light for Your Environmental Portrait
By Kathleen Lavine
Apr 1, 2014
Kathleen Lavine, author of Environmental Portraiture: Tell Your Subject’s Story and Create Dynamic Portraits with One Bag of Gear, offers tips for how to use available light to tell your subject's story.
Portrait Photography FuelTip: Taking Environmental Portraits of Strangers
By John Batdorff
Mar 31, 2014
John Batdorff offers advice on how to approach a stranger on the street about taking his photograph, in this excerpt from Street Photography: A Guide to Finding and Capturing Authentic Portraits and Streetscapes.
Editing with Blade Speed in Final Cut Pro X 10.1
By Brendan Boykin
Mar 26, 2014
The variable speed change applies at least two different playback rates within a single clip. This effect requires dividing the clip into segments, one for each speed rate. Brendan Boykin shows you how in this excerpt from Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X 10.1: Professional Post-Production.

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