Finding An Unlikely New Home at the Four Seasons Orlando

Today I’m pleased to share a guest post from good friend and fellow lover of all things Disney, Brandon Owen. Brandon has spent decades visiting Disney Parks around the world, amassing a treasure trove of great tips and tricks along the way. That’s just one reason of many why I’m thrilled he agreed to share his own unique experiences at the Four Seasons Orlando, a resort that I also dearly love. To learn more about Brandon as well as follow his own travels around the world, please be sure t...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Instagram, Disney, Shanghai, North America, Levi, Caribbean, Orlando, Destinations, North America/hawaii, Resting Your Head, Versailles, Brandon, Daytona, Central Florida

Rivelo, Breadwinner Cafe, and Norther Cycles are all closing

Portland’s local bike culture and retail landscape has taken a few more hits. The last decade has brought with it a sea change in Portland bicycle culture. The new decade looks to continue the trend as three beloved small businesses have decided to call it quits: Rivelo, Breadwinner Cafe, and Norther Cycles. (Photo: Rivelo Instagram) Rivelo was a small, niche shop located just off the Springwater Corridor near OMSI that specialized in Rivendell bikes. In addition to a well-curated select...
Tags: Business, Instagram, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Bob Dylan, Williams, Portland, Ira, Mark, Bennett, Tony, Bowman, John Bennett, Rivendell, Belladonna

At the Winter Beach Café...

... you can talk all night.(The western view at 7:37 a.m.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Winter Beach Café

Nostalgic Nikons

A quick snap to show you the reason why I asked about Nikon repair shops. It's an FE, for those of you who don't know that on sight. It works fine; I just want to get it CLA'd. I found the body (I already had the lens) for very few bucks, and it's basically flawless, to my non-collector, not-too-picky definition of flawless. Figured it should really have the benefit of a refresh. Even though I doubt I'll do much if any shooting with it. It will probably go in the metaphorical glass case alongsi...
Tags: Photography, Old, Cameras, Nikon, Michael Johnston, Michael C Johnston, CLA, Michael W, Nikkormat FT

Tokyo police officers and a grimacing graffiti face

Some streets are most definitely more welcoming than other streets.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Tokyo

Chrissy Teigen Calls Out Internet Troll Who Accused Her of Editing a Swimsuit Photo

Chrissy Teigen is not humoring the haters in the new year. The Internet’s clap back queen had some choice words for a troll that decided to comment with decidedly negative energy on one of Teigen’s recent Instagram posts. The photo, an image of Teigen playing in a pool with her daughter Luna, prompted someone on the Internet to comment: “that’s a horrible photo shop [sic] chrissy,” in seeming reference to the way that Teigen’s body looked under water. Teigen suffered no fools, however, respondi...
Tags: Celebrities, News, Instagram, Uncategorized, Chrissy Teigen, Donald Trump, Luna, Chrissy, Teigen, Onetime, Clickmonsters

Direct-to-consumer brands came into their own in 2019. Here are the trends that marked their evolution from challengers into viable businesses.

Direct-to-consumer companies matured in 2019, from short-term goals like consumer acquisition to long-term objectives like profitability. In the process, many of them started using traditional advertising like TV and set up their own content studios. They also made inroads into physical retail.  At the same time, legacy brands including Procter & Gamble and Express launched direct-to-consumer brands of their own to fend off the threat. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Dir...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Trends, Aol, Harry, Louisiana, Taylor, Mailchimp, Tim Armstrong, Procter Gamble, Express, Leesa Sleep, M13, Kindra, Procter Gamble and Express

Italian Vogue’s Sustainable January 2020 Issue

After Vogue editors across many international editions declared that the magazine would do its best to “preserve our planet for future generations,” Italian Vogue cut photo shoots—and photos—for its January 2020 issue. In a letter to readers, editor Emanuele Farneti details the embarrassingly long list of people, supplies, and trips needed to complete an issue: “One hundred and fifty people involved. About twenty flights and …
Tags: Photography, Design, Sustainability, Culture, Magazines, Vogue, Vogue Italia, Sustainable, Linkaboutit, Italian Vogue, Emanuele Farneti, Print Magazines

This is why you should or shouldn’t use Lightroom presets

Presets for Lightroom and other applications are often the centre of controversy. Some people can’t live without them and actively panic when their software updates and no longer reads their old presets accurately. The other extreme puts those that use presets in the “you’re not a photographer if” category. In between, though, there is some […] The post This is why you should or shouldn’t use Lightroom presets appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Lightroom, Presets, Mango Street

Facebook abandoned a red-hot app after promising to keep it relevant, and it shows how far the social network goes to stay dominant (FB)

In 2016, Facebook acquired the buzzy face-filter app MSQRD. The social network promised to keep MSQRD alive and updated, but it soon stopped. The app's user numbers plummeted. The acquisition and what happened after highlight how Facebook has bought up companies over the years to bolster its own tech, even at the expense of consumer choice. Today, MSQRD still exists and can be downloaded — but it's a zombie app that hasn't been updated since late 2016. Click here for more BI Prime stories. It...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, US, Trends, Snapchat, Signal, Federal Trade Commission, Priscilla Chan, Yale School of Management, Within Facebook, Apptopia, Eugene Nevgen, Msqrd, Snapchat Business Insider

Facebook are looking to license music videos, encroaching on YouTube reports say

Facebook might look to add music videos to their social media platform, making them a much bigger threat to other video sites. Facebook video has been a threat to YouTube since it launched however the two have managed to maintain their own video platforms individually, for the most part, until now. But could music be the turning point? Facebook videos mostly feature skits, memes, news and TV clips. Whilst the platform is open to a wide range of videos, being built in to a social media s...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Instagram, Youtube, Music Videos, Music Streaming, Music Video, Vevo, Digital Music News, YouTube YouTube, Digital Video News, Bloomberg Facebook, License Music

This is the easiest way to stop screwing up your lines on-camera

Speaking to a camera is rarely an easy thing. Even for seasoned professionals, it can take several takes to get all the words out without screwing something up. Most YouTubers understand this problem intimately. But there is an easy tool to help you stop flubbing your lines, shoot in fewer takes and ultimately take less […] The post This is the easiest way to stop screwing up your lines on-camera appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Youtube, Gear, Manny Ortiz, Teleprompter, Parrot 2

Sunrise, 7:23.

7:24: 7:36: Actual sunrise time: 7:30. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

Live Aqua Boutique Hotel Playa Del Carmen Update and Video Tour

When the Playa del Carmen boutique hotel that is now Live Aqua all-inclusive opened in the rapidly expanding beach city, it was called Cacao and was run as a hip a la carte design hotel. Then it became part of Mexico's largest hotel chain, Grupo Posadas, and was renamed Lat20. It's been a few years under its current moniker though: Live Aqua Boutique Resort Playa del Carmen. It seems to have settled into a groove and gotten a good handle on its clientele, so we checked in a while back to updat...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Mexico, Mexico Hotels, Rooftop Pool, Cacao, Carmen, Travel Life, Top Hotels, Playa Del Carmen, Luxury All-inclusive, Boutique Hotels, Riviera Maya, PAtzcuaro, Mexican boutique hotels, Grupo Posadas

The Art of the Personal Project: Zach Anderson (repeat)

The Art of the Personal Project is a crucial element to let potential buyers see how you think creatively on your own.  I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or that show something I have never seen before.  In this thread, I’ll include a link to each personal project with the artist statement so you can see more of the project. Please note: This thread is not affiliated with any company; I’m just featuring projects that I find.  Please DO NOT send me your work.  I do n...
Tags: Photography, City Council, Personal Project, Zach, Suzanne Sease, The Martin Agency, Kaplan Thaler Capital One Best, Bobbi, Zach Anderson, Zach Anderson Bobbi Wendt, John Kehe, Candace Gelman Associates

Your favorite YouTubers and vloggers may be using these special cameras with built-in skin-smoothing features in their videos, and you likely have no idea

Facetune, PicsArt, and other apps have become popular among influencers and vloggers who want to edit themselves to look polished and unblemished before their content is published on the internet. However, it's a little different for videos. Beauty vlogger RawBeautyKristi recently shared on Twitter that many YouTubers use face-smoothing filters built into their cameras, like the Sony A5100 and the Canon G7X Mark II. Here's how the skin-smoothing filter on these cameras work, and why these par...
Tags: Instagram, Trends, Sony, Vsco, Canon, Camille, Watch Google, Julie Camille, Facetune PicsArt, YouTuber RawBeautyKristi, RawBeauty Kristi

The dawn of a new influencer economy

Influencers, creators, marketers and social platforms exist in a symbiotic – and largely profitable – relationship. Yet if we follow the money, the next decade of influencer marketing looks quite different from the last. A new influencer economy for the 2020s is emerging. And with influencers starting to make money via direct selling, subscriptions and membership models, tipping and gifting, the pressure is on brands to keep up. Social commerce is transforming platforms into the new mall. Instag...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, US, Social Media, Seo, Wwf, Influencer Marketing, Social Commerce, Thought Leadership, Influencers, Storr, Instagram Twitter, Nathan McDonald, Depop, Tiktok

Golden Globes 2020 Official Red Carpet Pre-Show to Live-Stream on Facebook Under Exclusive Pact

The Golden Globes red carpet will roll out again on Facebook, which reupped its deal as the exclusive live-streaming partner for the 2020 awards’ official pre-show this Sunday. Facebook, for the third year running, teamed with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Prods. for “HFPA Presents Globes Red Carpet Live.” The pre-show is […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Instagram, Awards, Golden Globes, Hfpa, Dick Clark, Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Social Media Trends We Hope Stay in 2019

Another year has passed in the ever-changing world of social media marketing. 2019 brought with it many platforms changes, memes, and trends that kept marketers on their toes. As we’ve entered into 2020, here are a few social trends from 2019 that we hope stay in 2019. Identical content across platforms In 2019, you likely saw brands posting the same content on Facebook in multiple placements – News Feed, Stories, Instagram, and even across platforms (Twitter, YouTube) – regardless of ho...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Seo, Netflix, Social Media Agency, Social Media Trends, Ignite Social Media, Cambridge Analytica, Social Media Marketing Company, Social Media Trends in 2019

This is why you are never happy as an artist

One challenge that almost all artists and creatives face is that of feeling satisfied with our work. That we’re actually getting where we want to go. For many of us, it keeps us unhappy in our work. It’s not the work’s fault. it’s our own. We keep moving the goalposts. And no matter how good […] The post This is why you are never happy as an artist appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography

Turning the lights off at Photo Idō

I was really hoping I did not have to post this, but it is here. Another dream project down shutting down. Unfortunately, the demand for something like Photo Idō just isn’t there. Apparently there are too many photographers who do not care where they buy from. They do not care if it’s a big box store or not. Because of that, I am unable to get more camera stores on board, and in turn, shutting down Photo Idō. Getting Photo Idō off the ground has taken so much time, and while I loved ...
Tags: Photography, Elsewhere

The issues with winter landscape photography and how to overcome them

Although Australia is experiencing a rather warm summer at the moment, for much of the world it’s the dead of winter. That means it freezing cold, and there’s often ice and snow to contend with. This time of year can make for some beautiful photography, although it does not come without its challenges. This sixteen […] The post The issues with winter landscape photography and how to overcome them appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Australia, Inspiration, Photography Tips, Winter Photography, Mark Denney, Snow Photography, Snow Photography Tips

Google Photos: The best tips and tricks

Google Photos is among the most popular cloud-based photo backup and storage apps for both iOS and Android. Here are some tips on how to get the most from the service.
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Mobile, Photography, Trends, Smartphone, How-to, Google+ Photos, Photo Editing, Mobile Photography

Three reasons to embrace hard light in your portraits

Many photographers prefer shooting portraits with soft light than hard light. There’s certainly a good reason for it: it’s more flattering on the subject, more forgiving, and requires less retouching. But does it mean you should discard the hard light? Absolutely not! Even though it can be more demanding to work with, there are reasons […] The post Three reasons to embrace hard light in your portraits appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Portrait Photography, Lindsay Adler, Hard Light

"Oh! I'm just seeing I left my fingershadow in the frame! I needed a New Year's resolution, and I'm resolving to keep my fingers out of the frame — literally and metaphorically...."

I wrote on Facebook on December 30, after I posted one of my sunrise photos and then noticed the telltale shadow in the upper right corner.Yesterday, the first day of the new year, I took some photos, including this:I think that's a magnificent smashing of a New Year's resolution. That's why I'm showing it to you. ADDED: It's very clear when the literal resolution is broken, much harder to see the metaphorical smashing. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Facebook, Photography, Law, Metaphor, Ann Althouse, Annual Nonsense, Light And Shade

'Orange Is the New Black' star Danielle Brooks announces engagement to her 'best friend'

Danielle Brooks is engaged! The "Orange Is the New Black" star took to Instagram Wednesday to share the happy news about herself and fiancé Dennis.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, Instagram, Religion, Usa Today, Dennis, New Black, Danielle Brooks

Nikon to announce two new lenses and two cameras next week, reports suggest

Judging from the latest reports, Nikon will kick off the New Year with not one, but four new products. Other than the previously mentioned D780, we could see one more camera and two lenses soon. In fact, it could be as soon as next week. ニコンの商品リストが海外でも更新。「D780」「AF-S NIKKOR 120-300mm f/2.8E FL ED SR VR」「NIKKOR Z 70-200mm […] The post Nikon to announce two new lenses and two cameras next week, reports suggest appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Gear, Nikon, Nikon Rumors, Nikon Lens, Nikon camera, Nikon D780

Photojournalist found dead and her gear stolen after covering anti-government protests in Chile

Photojournalist Albertina Martínez was found dead in her apartment in Santiago, Chile in November 2019. She covered the anti-government protests two days before, but her camera, laptop, and phone were missing. This is why it has been speculated that her death is connected to her photographing the protests. Albertina was found in her apartment on […] The post Photojournalist found dead and her gear stolen after covering anti-government protests in Chile appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Murder, News, Chile, Protests, SANTIAGO Chile, Albertina, Photojounralist, Albertina Martínez, Murder Photographer

Beaches, black power and beauty salons: contemporary African photography – in pictures

Playful and bold, the images at the Bamako Encounters Photography Biennial subvert advertising tropes, interrogate beauty standards, examine the effects of urban life – and salute the clenched fist of the black power movement. Inaugurated in 1994, the festival celebrates contemporary photography in Africa. Here’s a selection of images from this year’s eventBamako Encounters Photography Biennial is at various venues around the capital of Mali until 31 January Continue reading...
Tags: Art, Photography, Africa, World news, Culture, Art and design, Festivals, Mali, Exhibitions, Bamako

show more filters
June - 2020
July - 2020
August - 2020