This Surfboard Photo Could Be the Next "The Dress" Debate: Do You See Bumps or Grooves?

When a fellow POPSUGAR employee was texting with a group of his surf buddies about this Craigslist ad for a used surfboard, he mentioned to the group that based on this up-close photo of the board, it must be damaged, because it looks like something had eaten away at the surface. He quickly sparked a debate with his friends, who either saw wax bumps or wax-filled grooves. We brought the debate to the office, and the photo created a divide: team bumps or team grooves. And yes, the great dress col...
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Norwegian liquor travels the world

People have different definitions of what it means to be well-traveled. For some, it means a big portion of your time is spent exploring new places. To others, it simply means racking up passport stamps. Every drop of Linie Aquavit, a spirit from Norway, is well-traveled regardless of how you define it. In fact, all of the Linie sold since 1821 has seen more of the world than the vast majority of humans. Before being bottled, Linie is aged in 500-liter barrels that previously held Oloroso she...
Tags: Travel, Japan, New York, Instagram, Australia, Kentucky, Scotland, Singapore, US, New Hampshire, Norway, Scandinavia, Baltimore, Panama, Caribbean, Tacoma

The Experts' Guide To The Best New York City Hair Salons

Finding a salon and a hairstylist is like dating. You have to play the field a bit, get together a couple of times, weigh your options, and ultimately decide whether they're worth settling down for. It's exhausting, but once you meet the one, there's no turning back.For those Big Apple go-getters still single in the salon department (or for those casual daters finally looking to make things official), we're here to play matchmaker. We asked our beauty editors (who have some of the best hair in ...
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This dog films skateboarders better than I ever will

If there’s one thing I know about skateboarders, it’s that they’ll go to great lengths to film themselves pulling off tricks. But finding a camera operator to follow you around all the time isn’t easy. At least, not for most people. For London based illustrator, designer and skateboarder, Rob Mathieson, the solution is simple. Strap a […] The post This dog films skateboarders better than I ever will appeared first on DIY Photography.
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From point-and-shoot to DSLR and mirrorless, here’s how to choose a camera

Looking to buy a new camera? Our comprehensive camera guide for 2016 has answers to any camera or photography questions you might ask, whether in regards to pricing, image quality, or weatherproofing. The post From point-and-shoot to DSLR and mirrorless, here’s how to choose a camera appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, Trends, Cameras, Dslrs, Digital Cameras, Dslr, Guide, Buying Guides

Instagram Secret Menus, New Trends Decoded

In this edition of Decoded, our fiends at AWAL look at the trends and hidden tricks shaping entertainment inside the Facebook owned and operated social media crown jewel that is Instagram. _________________________ Guest post from AWAL The sheer scale of Facebook’s owned-and-operated crown jewel makes it a vital endpoint in the content race—an inspiring and overwhelming launchpad for preternaturally gifted yodelers, abnormally adorable dogs, and generational artists who set new sta...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Instagram, US, Bbc, Ocean, Nice, Tumblr, Frank Ocean, Anderson Paak, AP Rocky, Paak, Awal, Sunil Singhvi, Will Page Spotify, Sunhil

Benefit Is Paving the Way For Inclusivity by Casting a Beautiful Model With Down Syndrome

Benefit Cosmetics has a new brand ambassador and model, Kate Grant, and she's paving the way for inclusivity. The 20-year-old was born with Down syndrome, and after winning the Teen Ultimate Beauty of the World pageant in the United Kingdom in 2018, she has been gaining an impressive social media following. The Ireland native is now also starring in Benefit Cosmetics's Roller Line Lash campaign throughout the UK and inspiring her followers by following her dreams of modeling. Among the encouragi...
Tags: UK, Makeup, Instagram, United States, Ireland, Beauty, United Kingdom, Benefit Cosmetics, Katie, Ashley Graham, Beauty News, Eyeliner, Beauty Diversity, Kate Grant, Beautiful Benefit

Juul is spending $10 million on a TV ad campaign aimed at adults, amid criticism that its e-cigarettes get teens hooked

Juul, the popular e-cigarette company, announced it will be launching a $10 million TV advertisement campaign featuring ex-cigarette smokers who have made the switch to Juul's e-cigarettes. This comes after the company experienced a tumultuous year, as health officials and regulators criticized its use of social media ads and flavor options, considered to be aimed at underage teens.  Juul is pitching the commercials as aimed at adults who already have a nicotine habit, rather than encouraging ...
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Chelsea stars bid farewell to Cesc Fabregas

Chelsea players have been posting on social media to say goodbye to midfielder Cesc Fabregas. The Spain international, aged 31, completed a transfer... Click the headline to read the full story.
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Tweet and Photo: Cesc Fabregas reacts to joining Monaco

Cesc Fabregas has completed his move from Chelsea to Monaco. The Spanish midfielder has signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Ligue 1 side.... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Photos, France, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Cesc Fabregas, Monaco, Ligue, Transfer News and Gossip

From 11K to just OK: The biggest photo gear announcements at CES 2019

From 11K cameras to 1 TB media cards, CES 2019 brought a peek at new gear for photographers and videographers. But what photography gear grabbed our attention the most? Here are the biggest photo gear announcements from CES 2019. The post From 11K to just OK: The biggest photo gear announcements at CES 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Synthesize, verb: combine ( number of things) into a coherent whole. I was going to write more about this, but I see several people have already mentioned it: when deciding on my top five categories, I noticed that in a few cases I could synthesize several into one. For instance, I had "portraits," "kids," and "women" on my list of 25; so what's wrong with "portraits of women and children" as a category? Actually, there might be something wrong with it. I think I need to look at more of my portr...
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Canon is still working on focal length reducing “speedbooster” adapters

Canon has been working on their own focal length reducers. Lens adapters commonly sold under “speedbooster” or similar names, these adapters translate a larger projection circle, like that from a full frame lens, to the smaller sizes needed by APS-C and smaller sensors. Now, a new Japanese patent discovered by Canon Rumors shows that Canon […] The post Canon is still working on focal length reducing “speedbooster” adapters appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Canon, Patent, Canon Rumors, Speedbooster, Lens Adapter, Eos M, Canon EOS R, RF Mount, EOS R, EF-M

After Party

From kitsch to classy, François Prost‘s After Party is a 300-page exploration of French nightclub façades. The collection of photographs was shot during the daytime, offering a strangely alien element to the images—with their neon unlit, doors closed, and void of humans. In contrast, the cover boasts a holographic foil which will stand out on bookshelves or coffee tables. With a poster included, this book is available in an …
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What to Expect in 2019: HR Trends

By Rieva Lesonsky Most of us small business owners start the new year with mixed emotions. We’re hopeful and optimistic about growing our businesses, yet with anxious about all the challenges we know we’ll face. To find out what lies ahead, I’ve collected a number of tips, predictions and advice from people in the know. We’ll be exploring general consumer, financial and economic trends, as well as what to expect in the fields of marketing, technology, retail, HR and money. We also have contribut...
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2019 Social Media Resolutions

As 2019 begins, some of us find ourselves attempting to begin New Year’s resolutions we’ve set into place, while others are still trying to decide on one. A resolution is generally centered around something you’re trying to improve, which is why we tend to find some overlap when it comes to broader topics. Common resolutions like “travel more” or “save more money” are among some of the more often used resolutions that we find. Going over this distinct group of improvements that people seem to ch...
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Photographer reveals what it’s like to photograph a humanoid robot

I believe you’ve heard of Sophia, a humanoid robot built by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics. Although she’s not a human, she resembles one in more than just facial features. She interacts with people, she can reportedly recognize faces and mimic 62 human facial expressions. So how do you photograph something (or someone) that resembles […] The post Photographer reveals what it’s like to photograph a humanoid robot appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Hong Kong, Portrait, Photography, Inspiration, Artificial Intelligence, Robots, Ai, Robot, Canon, Portrait Photographer, Sophia, Hanson Robotics, Giulio di Sturco

Thomas Muller banned for Liverpool tie

Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller has been suspended for both legs of his side’s Champions League last-16 tie against Liverpool. The Germany... Click the headline to read the full story.
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Creating Beautifully Executed High-Key Photography

High Key photography is used extensively in fashion, portraiture and increasingly in product photography. Today we’re going to talk a little about what’s required for creating beautifully executed high key photography. Photo by Siyan Ren on Unsplash What Is High Key Photography Back in the early days of photography, film didn’t have a huge range. It couldn’t deal with the pure whites and heavy blacks that we can get today (At least, not in the same frame). Because of this, photographers and ...
Tags: Apple, Photography, Light, ISO, Martin Adams, Siyan Ren, Lukasz Szmigiel, Lavi Perchik Equipment For High Key, Adam Birkett, Alvaro Serrano

Milan: A Destination For Shopper and Flagship Stores

There are many reasons why Milan is sought-after by so many brands. For years it has not only been a modern business hub, but also a popular tourist and shopping destination. In , Milan surpassed Rome, Venice, and Florence as the most-visited city in Italy. In addition, it is the only Italian town that is listed in the top 20 destination cities worldwide according to the Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index 2018 . As a result, Milan is an increasingly attractive location for gl...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Boots, Milan, Instagram, New York City, San Francisco, Sem, Italy, Norman Foster, Nba, Retail, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, Florence, Brand Experience

The Best Work I Saw at the Medium Festival of Photography: Part 1

  My kids are 6 and 11. Right in that sweet spot where all the older people you meet say, “Cherish this time. It goes by so quickly.” Seriously. I’ve heard that a lot. My wife and I are trying to appreciate it, but as my son told me the other day, (with respect to the natural beauty that surrounds him in Taos,) it’s hard not to take it for granted. One thing I’ve discovered, one trick to make it last, is to try to make more memories. To do it on purpose. As a photographer, I’ll be honest, I don’...
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Video shows Waffle House workers put food on unconscious man

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — A video shows two Waffle House employees putting salt, a slice of cheese and ketchup on an unconscious man’s head and now the company says the workers at the Atlanta area location have been fired. News outlets report the video on Instagram also shows the employees playing with the man like […]
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Tips for Setting Up An Online E-Commerce Shop

As long as people do their shopping online, then e-commerce sites will continue to thrive. Anyone with a brick-and-mortar store can tap into the benefits of selling merchandise to thousands (if not millions). What determines a successful e-commerce site is the attention they put into the website’s construction.     Just like setting up a physical shop, your e-commerce site must act as a digital manifestation of your business plan. First, determine the product you want to sell. Next, create...
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The Photography Mafia – A fictional work in progress

“The Photography Mafia? That’s ridiculous,” she said. “There is no such thing.” I knew she didn’t want to believe it and yet, I saw a flicker of terror in her eyes. She had seen too much to believe with all certainty that what had just happened was a coincidence. We all had seen too much. […] The post The Photography Mafia – A fictional work in progress appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Humour, Humor, Missy Mwac

R. Kelly’s Daughter Calls Him a ‘Monster’

In the wake of last week’s premiere of the six-part docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly,” in which multiple women accuse the singer of sexual misconduct, Kelly’s own daughter spoke out against her father in an Instagram story on Thursday, the “Ignition” crooner’s estranged daughter took to her Instagram story to speak out, according to E! News. “To the […]
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Photo: Jurgen Klopp and Virgil van Dijk pose with Premier League manager and player of the month awards

Liverpool have scooped the Premier League manager and player of the months awards for December. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp won the manager of the month... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Photos, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Virgil Van Dijk

Marketing Psychology in 2019: Make Your Mark Digitally

As marketing professionals, we do market research, develop buyer personas, conduct thorough keyword research, and track user behavior on and off our websites through automation and technology. One skill set that separates great marketers from good ones is the ability to understand how and the why behind people’s thought processes, which leads to their consuming behavior and habits. There are numerous articles on this topic explaining how to leverage psychology in marketing. However, consumers, e...
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Canon confirms EOS R camera that shoots 8K video is on the roadmap

In an interview with Imaging Resource and Canon Exec, Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi revealed some interesting details about the future of the Canon EOS R and where the series may be heading. And according to Mizoguchi, that direction will be heavily influenced by video. The interview, once again, confirmed Canon’s commitment to continuing development of their DSLRs […] The post Canon confirms EOS R camera that shoots 8K video is on the roadmap appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Canon, Mizoguchi, Full Frame Mirrorless, Canon Mirrorless, Canon EOS R, EOS R, Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi

R. Kelly’s Daughter Says He’s A “Monster” In New Statement

Following the airing of the shocking six-part docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, a number of celebrities have taken to social media to share their thoughts. On Thursday, the "Ignition" crooner's estranged daughter Buku Abi (given name Joann Kelly) took to her Instagram story to speak out, according to E! News. More »
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