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How To Use Curves in Photoshop To Remove Unwanted Colour Casts and Achieve Perfect Colour in Your Photos

Colour in our images can be a tricky thing to get spot on. We can try to give ourselves a head-start when shooting by picking an appropriate white balance or shooting in RAW. Sometimes. however, no matter what we do, we get an unwanted cast in an element of the picture. There are various ways to try and eliminate a specific cast but perhaps the most powerful is to use curves.   Why Use A Curve? A lot of photographers use curves in their images to correct exposure and contrast. Adjusting the c...
Tags: Photography, Post Production, RGB


On the Street…Cafe Gilli, Florence

  Domenico was so excited to introduce me to his son last week while I was in Florence.   That’s his son on the left of this photo, as you can see good looks and great style run in the family!
Tags: Photos, Florence, Domenico, Gilli Florence


Production Begins on IT: Chapter 2!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Production begins on IT: Chapter 2! Production has officially started on IT: Chapter 2! James McAvoy took to his Instagram to not only share with us an amazing Derry related pun, but also that cameras are now rolling on the sequel. You can check out the post he made below! IT: Chapter 2 will be filming in Toronto, which was the shooting location for the first IT. The cast of IT: Chapter 2 stars James McAvoy (X-Men franchise, Split) as Bill, Jessica Chastain (Crimson Peak, ...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Horror, Stephen King, Toronto, James McAvoy, Deadpool, Derry, Eddie, Mike, Movie News, Bill Skarsgård, Gary Dauberman, Andy Muschietti, Andy Bean, Horror News


Vine Is Dead, But The Internet Is Determined To Keep It Alive

“Why you always lyin’?”“Put ‘em in the coffin.”“Back at it again at Krispy Kreme."These are the hilariously bizarre phrases that continue to fill the texts of teens and twenty-somethings today.Such is the case for Robi Calloway, 21, and her group of 15-plus high school friends who still text each other phrases from their favorite Vines. Calloway was in high school when Vine was released as a free iOS app in 2013, and she and her friends started using the platform the same way many others did: T...
Tags: Twitter, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, Casey Neistat, Dom Hofmann, Spencer, Jenna, Bach, Monroe, Nikolai, Nicholas Fraser, Hofmann, Lele Pons


How to use IGTV, the new Instagram app for watching and creating long-form videos (FB)

IGTV has arrived.  Instagram announced its new long-form video app on Wednesday, which is a new way for influencers, celebrities, and anyone with an Instagram account to publish videos for their followers. IGTV is specifically built for high-quality vertical video longer than 60 seconds. IGTV works as either a standalone iOS or Android app, or as an experience built directly into the main Instagram app.  The app is available now on the App Store and Google Play store, and if you've updated Insta...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Trends, IGTV


DJI’s New Ronin-S Gimbal Gets Ship Date

When it comes to commercial drones for personal use, no one is bigger than Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturer DJI. And that inevitably means behind any and every release is a whole lot of press hype. Such is the story of the Ronin-S gimbal, one of DJI’s most anticipated releases of 2018, which just received a firm drop date and price in a press release from the company. Image via DJI. In case you’re wondering why the Ronin-S is kind of a big deal, it is the first single-handed stabil...
Tags: Photography, Dslr, Canon EOS, News & Opinion


This Nation Just Proposed Levying a Social Media Tax to Generate Revenue to Pay Down Debt

In what is probably one of the more unique maneuvers out there to raise tax revenue, the nation of Uganda is proposing a tax on social media that would amount to $USD .05 per day but which could net the government $USD 1.5 million a month to be directed towards paying down the sovereign debt – a move that would have a disproportionate effect on photographers who rely on social media as a way to promote their work. Of course, critics highlight the difficulty in tracking Ugandans' social media use...
Tags: Facebook, Photography, China, Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, Museveni, Matia Kasaija, Pexels, News & Opinion, Lisa Fotios, Resource Magazine


An astronomer's stunning photo of the Milky Way shows our galaxy through a crystal ball

Astronomer Juan Carlos Muñoz-Mateos took a photo of the Milky Way through a crystal ball. The image shows our galaxy projected through the orb of glass like a celestial marble. Muñoz-Mateos, who works at a telescope in Chile, said photos of taken through water droplets inspired his shot. A stunning new photo of the Milky Way (shown above) came about because of a flea-market purchase, a late night on a Chilean mountain range, and a dash of inspiration. The photo, taken by astronomer Juan Carl...
Tags: Instagram, Trends, Santiago, Chile, Milky Way, Canon, Mateos, Atacama Desert, European Southern Observatory, Paranal Observatory, Juan Carlos Mu


Small Businesses Know Marketing is Important but Continue to Under Invest, Survey Says

Small business owners consider finding new customers to be their biggest challenge and consequently label deploying new marketing strategies to reach out to prospective customers as their primary focus to ensure business growth. Despite being most important for small business growth, marketing remains the most underinvested area among small business owners. This was the finding of a new survey by Kabbage Inc., a global financial services, technology and data platform company which serves small ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Sales, Kabbage, Small Business Trends, Marketing Tips, Victoria Treyger, Kabbage Inc, Treyger, Bredin


XXXTentacion Had a Baby on the Way Before He Was Killed? Rapper’s Mom Shares Ultrasound Photo: “He Left Us a Final Gift”

Even though XXXTentacion is no longer with us, it looks like he’s leaving a piece of himself behind.Just three days after the “SAD!” rapper was murdered in South Florida, his mom revealed some big news via Instagram that will surely have XXX’s fans looking toward the future.“He left us a gift,” Cleopatra Bernard captioned a photo of an ultrasound Thursday (Jun. 21), revealing that before his tragic death, the 20-year-old rapper was expecting a baby.The date written on the sonogram reads April 23...
Tags: Florida, Celebs, Instagram, Babies, Williams, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Geneva, Bernard, Ayala, Celebrity Babies, Deerfield Beach Florida, Celebrity Kids, Xxxtentacion, Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy


This is Why I Miss Apple Aperture and Why I Think Apple Photos is Not A Replacement

Many photographers that run a more Apple centric system will clearly remember Apple’s digital asset management (DAM) software, Aperture. It was the first program that worked effectively as DAM and a RAW editor in one package. It was soon joined by Adobe Lightroom and together the two revolutionised the post-production workflows of many photographers. Sadly Apple decided to discontinue Aperture in 2015 and it was replaced by the free successor to iPhoto simply called Photos. Today I am going to l...
Tags: Apple, Photography, UPS, Lightroom, Post Production, Apple Photos, LR, Adobe Lightroom, Lightroom Of course Photos, Aperture Limited Editing Capabilities Again


Instagram Targets YouTube With 10 - 60 Minute Videos, Passes 1 Billion Users

Instagram now has 1billion users globally, up an impressive 200 million from September of last year. Anchoring its next chapter is an aggressive move into longer form video, including expanding the allowed video length for all users. Instagram has launched IGTV, a new app for watching long-form, vertical videos. Videos will also be viewable within the regular Instagram app.  All Instagram users can now upload videos up to 10 minutes long (10X the previous 1 minute limit) and the most ...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Marketing, Social Media, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y, YouTube & Video, IGTV, Instagram Help Center


28 Celebrities Who Ditch The Makeup On Their Day Off

There is only one rule of makeup, which is that there are none. You do you, however and whatever that may be. Foundation diehard? Allow us to direct you to our favorite ones. More the fiercely fresh-faced type? Here's the skin-care routine that will make you glow, with or without makeup. We don't subscribe to the narrative that either one is better, or braver than the other.That said, we've noticed a recent uptick in celebrities who have been jumping on the no-makeup train — currently led by th...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Gabrielle Union, Instagram, Paris, Brazil, Madonna, Victoria, Kardashian, Kesha, Lima, Ross, Zendaya, Luna, Jenner


Everyone is panicking about a 'dreadful' new law that might kill off the meme and change the internet forever

The EU might force sites like Reddit to filter user content after lawmakers voted to approve controversial changes to copyright law. The changes could change the internet forever.  Lots of activists have pointed out flaws in the proposals — like ending the internet's meme and mashup culture. The proposals are not law just yet and European Parliament votes on the changes later this year. The meme could be an endangered species. A committee of European lawmakers has voted to approve controvers...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Instagram, Youtube, Trends, Eu, Reddit, Silicon Valley, Parliament, Whitney, European Parliament, Dorsey, Blippar, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Cory Doctorow, Open Rights Group


The Super-Skinny Sunglasses Trend Is Still In Full Swing

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. That's kind of how we feel about the extra-skinny sunglasses trend that celebrities just won't let us ignore. Little by little, the sunglass trend that was seemingly pioneered by the Hadids is starting to creep into every fast-fashion store we can think of. It's official: They've officially hit the masses.These futuristic, Matrix -inspired shades have got to be Instagram's favourite summer eyewear. Recently seen on the runways at Alexander Wang, Prada and Balenc...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Paris, Balenciaga, Tamu McPherson, Louis Vuitton Virgil Abloh, Alexander Wang Prada, Jazzelle Zanaughtti


Instagram IGTV long-form video platform for creators released for Android and iOS

Instagram at an event in San Francisco has finally announced the IGTV standalone application for watching long-form, vertical video from your favorite Instagram creators just as reported. As the name suggests, you’ll also be able to watch long-form videos within the Instagram app so the entire community of one billion can use it from the very start. Unlike the typical Instagram videos which are less than 1 minute and are horizontal, the new IGTV offers are full screen and vertical, and each v...
Tags: Apps, News, Instagram, San Francisco, Blogging, IGTV, Direct IGTV


The Art of the Personal Project: Vincent Dixon

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, India, Nikon, Rajasthan, Pushkar, Brahma, Personal Project, Suzanne Sease, The Martin Agency, Kaplan Thaler Capital One Best, Irving Penn, Vincent Dixon, Vincent Dixon Pushkar Studios, Kartic Purnima


How to find the perfect vendors for your wedding with The Firefly Method

One of the most common questions we get asked as wedding planners is how do you find great vendors to work with? It can seem mysterious, but we’re here today to walk you through some of our favorite strategies for finding talented wedding vendors around the world. The next question we get is how do you know if a vendor is the right fit? We’ve got you covered there, too! Download our free email templates HERE , to make sure you’re getting all the info you need from your prospective vendors! OK, l...
Tags: Google, Instagram, Wedding, Wedding Planning, Charleston, Wedding Vendors, Jose Villa, Wedding Advice


Instagram To Lift 1 Minute Video Cap Later Today, YouTube Creators Lured

Instagram will launch a new video hub today and expand the 1 minute video length cap to a full 60 minutes, according to multiple sources. The announcement will be made at a press event at 9AM PT/ Noon ET today. A new longform Instagram video hub dubbed IGTV will be housed under the Explore tab, according to Techcrunch. "The videos will be full-screen, vertically oriented, and can have a resolution up to 4K. Users will be greeted with collection of Popular recent videos, and the option to Co...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Youtube, Marketing, Social Media, Bruce Houghton, D.I.Y, YouTube & Video


Celebrity Protects His and His Son’s IP

DJ Kahled and his son’s company sued an online retailer named Curtis Bordenave and his company, Business Moves Consulting, Inc., alleging that they are illegally using he and his son Asahd’s intellectual property. Most of you likely know who DJ Kahled is, but I had not heard of him before reading about this dispute.  When I asked my friend Friday night about him, she said “I know he is famous but I can’t tell you why.”  In looking at the Complaint, I found that “Kahled has enjoyed tremendous su...
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Instagram just declared war on YouTube with a new longform-video app

Instagram just effectively declared war on YouTube and Snapchat. On Wednesday it announced IGTV, a new longform-video app. Users can access it via a dedicated app for iOS and Android or a section within the Instagram app. IGTV won't have ads at launch, but they'll most likely be added later. "There will be a way for creators to make a living," Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said.  Instagram just unveiled a new way to help it compete with the likes of YouTube and Snapchat. On Wednesday, the Face...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, San Francisco, Trends, Snapchat, Kevin Systrom, Systrom, Lele Pons, Instagram Stories, IGTV, IGTV Instagram, Kim Kardashian West Selena Gomez, Kevin Hart Instagram


Instagram launches IGTV app for creators, 1-hour video uploads

Instagram is ready to compete head on with YouTube. Today at a flashy event in San Francisco, the company announced it will begin allowing users to upload videos up to 1 hour in length, up from the previous 1 minute limit. And to house the new longer-form videos from content creators and the general public, Instagram is launching IGTV. Accessible from a button inside the Instagram homescreen as well as a standalone app, IGTV will spotlight popular videos from Instagram celebrities. The launch co...
Tags: Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, Entertainment, US, San Francisco, Tech, Kevin Systrom, WSJ, YouTube Today, Systrom, Facebook Watch, Instagram Business


At the Belleville Café...

... you can talk about anything.And do consider using the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Instagram Launches IGTV, A New Video Platform You'll Spend Hours On

Instagram is making a major video play: Today, the Facebook-owned app announced it is launching IGTV, a new video network on your phone. In other words, this is Instagram's take on YouTube.There will be two ways to access IGTV: You can update your app today to start watching through Instagram, or you can watch via a separate, standalone app that will roll out in the coming weeks. In the Instagram app, you'll see a colorful new TV logo in the upper right-hand corner to the left of the Direct ico...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Instagram, Youtube, Silicon Valley, Wall Street Journal, Bach, Snapchat YouTube, IGTV


Before Virgil Abloh, There Was Ozwald Boateng

When LVMH announced Virgil Abloh would succeed Kim Jones as its new artistic director, Twitter users were quick to call Abloh’s appointment “special” because he was a Black man picked to run a French fashion house. Some incorrectly report that he’s the first Black man to do so. Others have mentioned Abloh in succession with the Black men who have come before him — Olivier Rousteing at Balmain and Ozwald Boateng, who was the creative director at Givenchy from 2003 to 2007 — or as an outsider who...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Instagram, Africa, Barack Obama, Kanye West, Britain, Paris, Vogue, The Times, Tony Blair, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Edward, Ghana


Instagram introducing IGTV: First Impressions

Instagram introducing IGTV: First Impressions AoiroStudio Jun 22, 2018 So...Instagram launched its latest feature called: IGTV. What is it? It's a new update where you will be able to watch long-form and also vertical videos from your favourite creators. What's interesting is that Instagram is pushing creators to actually use it, it's almost the same feel we all had when we were first introduced to Vine. One feature where Instagram could really shine i...
Tags: Design, Instagram, Snapchat YouTube, IGTV


Instagram just declared war on YouTube with a new long-form video app

Instagram just effectively declared war on YouTube and Snapchat. On Wednesday it announced IGTV, a new long-form video app. Users can access it both via a dedicated app for iOS and Android, and a section within the traditional Instagram app. IGTV won't have ads at launch, but ads will likely be added later on. "There will be a way for creators to make a living," Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said. Instagram just unveiled a new way to help it compete with the likes of YouTube and Snapchat.  On ...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, San Francisco, Trends, Snapchat, Kevin Systrom, Systrom, Lele Pons, Instagram Stories, IGTV, IGTV Instagram, Kim Kardashian West Selena Gomez, Kevin Hart Instagram


PSG, U.S. star Timothy Weah answers amateur team's call in New York City

It might be the holidays for those not involved in this summer's World Cup in Russia, but up-and-coming Paris Saint-Germain and United States star Timothy Weah cannot stay away from football. Back in his hometown of New York City for the holidays, the 18-year-old son of legendary former PSG and AC Milan star, Ballon d'Or winner and current president of Liberia George Weah went looking for some seven-a-side action on Instagram this week and found it. When @timothyweah posts that he&...
Tags: Instagram, Russia, New York City, Football, Sport, United States, Liberia, Paris Saint Germain, Ac Milan, Psg, Blog Post, Blog - The Toe Poke, Ballon, Rufus, George Weah, Timothy Weah


Looks on Campus: Nicole - Jefferson University

Plus, she has some awesome fashion advice for all of us.It's the eternal struggle of a college student who loves fashion: How can you look polished without spending a ton of your hard-earned cash? Nicole demonstrates just how easy it is to look great on a budget. The pieces in her trendy outfit come from fashionable, yet affordable brands, and she's full of great style advice.  Nicole 101 Name: NicoleSchool: Jefferson UniversityMajor: Fashion Merchandising and ManagementYear: JuniorHometown: M...
Tags: New York, Instagram, Rihanna, College, Summer, Netflix, Street Style, Chrissy Teigen, Michael Kors, Campus, Marshall, Lucky Brand, Thomas Jefferson University, Nicole, Jefferson, Charlotte Russe


Leica Moves Into Watch Business

World renowned for its cameras, Leica is attempting to bring their talent for precision craftsmanship to another area that demands it – mechanical movement watches. That’s right, the company known since 1914 for their cameras could soon be the next big name in luxury watches. Born out of Leica’s new Ernst Leitz Werkstätten the watches will accompany the maker’s cameras starting with two models initially, dubbed the Leica L1 and Leica L2 watches respectively. Image via Hodinkee. Designed by Ach...
Tags: Photography, Leica, Hodinkee, Heine, News & Opinion, Ernst Leitz Werkstätten, Hodinkee Designed, Achim Heine, Lehmann Präzision



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