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How to Choose A Macro Lens

There is a whole new world of creative possibilities when you start to dabble in macro photography. From the colours and intricacies of small flora and fauna to the unseen geometry of the everyday mundane, macro offers us a new way of seeing the world.   Although you don’t necessarily need a macro lens, it remains the best way to capture close-ups. However, like most things in photography, buying a macro lens is not quite a simple as it sounds. There are a number of different factors you need t...
Tags: Photography, Bokeh, Markus Spiske, Boris Smokrovic, Cool Photos & Photographers, Steinar Engeland Zoom, Zhipeng Ya Image Stabilisation Some


5 Pro Secrets To Getting Accepted At A Photo Stock Agency

Have you ever thought about selling your images through a photo stock agency? Here are 5 pro secrets to getting accepted. Trying to sell your images can be a very frustrating exercise. Unless you plan to be a full-time photographer, it is unlikely that you will have the time to market yourself and your images. If you don’t market yourself then buyers are not going to find your images.   There is, however, a way to make money without having to go full time. I am talking of course about being a s...
Tags: Business, Photography, Bmw, Don, Monte Carlo, Unsplash, Markus Spiske, Stock Photography Trends, Photo Stock Agency, Fred Mouniguet, Antonio Lapa, Louis Hansel, Raul Varzar


6 Reasons Why Film Photography Is On The Rise Again

When digital photography burst on the scene, it didn’t take very long for it to usurp the analog establishment. And, as is the tendency with technology, advancements in digital photography have moved forward at a blinding clip. The fact that we can even have a debate about whether DSLRs are head toward obsolescence bears this point out. We’ve got cameras that shoot 4K video and can produce usable images at an ISO of 102,400. We’ve got 100-megapixel sensors and 5-axis sensor stabilization. ...
Tags: Photography, Opinion, Kodak, Sony, Fujifilm, Canon, Ilford, Jason D Little, Markus Spiske, Pexels, Kodak Tri, Harman Technology, Best Film Cameras Worth Buying Analog Cameras


A Beginners Gear Guide And Purchasing Timeline

As amazing as photography is, it can be a daunting hobby for the newcomer. Perhaps the most daunting topic of all is gear. You read about how different hardware will utterly change the quality of your images. You are told you need this, you need that.   You are drowned with information about so much equipment that it’s difficult to sort out the chaff from the wheat. Today we're hoping to clarify your hardware root with a logical route for upgrading your photographic equipment. For this article,...
Tags: Photography, Gear, Lightroom, Don, Lee, Markus Spiske, Tom Pumford, Domenico Loia, Nielsen Ramon, Diana Parkhouse, Chris Charles, Unsplash Apps, Dieter Kühl


13 Key Ways to Lower Your Blog’s Bounce Rate (and Why it Matters)

The post 13 Key Ways to Lower Your Blog’s Bounce Rate (and Why it Matters) appeared first on ProBlogger. Bounce rate is a Google Analytics metric that tells you the percentage of people who “bounce” off your site (i.e. visit your site and leave from the first page they arrive on). To find out your bounce rate, log into your Google Analytics  account. (If you haven’t set up Google Analytics on your blog, do it. It’s powerful, very useful, and completely free. You can fi nd out more about Goog...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Blogging, Google Analytics, Digital Photography School, Markus Spiske, Creating Content, On Digital Photography School, Digital Photography School Google


What to Do When Someone Steals Your Blog Content

The post What to Do When Someone Steals Your Blog Content appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on   Episode 108  of the ProBlogger podcast. One day, you come across someone else’s blog online that has surprisingly familiar content. Very familiar content. Yours, in fact! In most cases, they’ll have taken entire posts for your blog – images, links and all – by “scraping” your blog’s RSS feed. Occasionally, it might be a little different. Perhaps someone has copied your whole ...
Tags: Google, Blogging, Writing Content, YOAST, Digital Photography School, Markus Spiske


Everything you need to know about online farmers markets

Online farmers markets are becoming increasingly popular with the rise in demand for locally sourced produce. With an industry that makes hundreds of millions annually, online farmers markets provide consumers with fresh food at their door for minimal costs. From how these markets work to the pros and cons of ordering online, here is everything you should know about online farmers markets. How do online farmers markets work? Online farmers markets typically operate within a geographically d...
Tags: Design, Canada, Brooklyn, Wyoming, Farmigo, Bay Area, Cbc, Csa, Sudbury Canada, Markus Spiske


Coding...

I left the world of computer science in 1992 after receiving my engineering degree, and recently made an effort to bring my skills back to 2018. The first version of the SlideMagic app was outsourced to a developer, and I had virtually no understanding of the underlying code, and focusing purely on designing the user interface.As I am pushing for the next iteration of the app, I want to change that and I am making great progress. The “practice” feature I am working on is developing a razor sharp...
Tags: Microsoft, Speaking, Markus Spiske


L-Mount Partnership Between Leica, Sigma, and Panasonic to Present United Front in Mirrorless Segment

Three big names in the optics industry have partnered up in a corporate alliance centered on the famed Leica L-Mount. In a bid to bring products compatible with the Leica L-Mount to market, Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma are going to work together to launch new L-mount compatible full-frame and APS-C mirrorless cameras, lenses, and accessories in a bid to dominate the mirrorless segment with a robust and deep ecosystem. Image via Markus Spiske temporausch.com from Pexels.com. Dr. Andreas Kaufmann...
Tags: Photography, News, Panasonic, Sigma, Leica, Foveon, Markus Spiske, Pexels, Leica Panasonic, Present United Front, L Mount, L Mount Alliance, L Mount Partnership Between Leica Sigma, Leica L Mount, Andreas Kaufmann Leica, Mount Partnership Between Leica Sigma


How Long Should Your Blog Post Be?

The post How Long Should Your Blog Post Be? appeared first on ProBlogger. Today’s post is by ProBlogger writing expert Ali Luke When I started blogging in 2008, there was a (roughly) agreed-on standard for blog posts: you should post around 500 words every weekday. Now that I look back on that, it seems pretty silly. Some topics can be adequately covered in 300 words, while others might need 5,000. And some bloggers have a naturally terse writing style, whereas others like to dig deep and giv...
Tags: Google, Buzzfeed, Ebay, Blogging, Google Analytics, Gizmodo, Seth Godin, Darren, Neil Patel, Markus Spiske, Ali Luke, Creating Content, James Breakwell


3 Free Guides To Help You Choose The Right Lens

One of the most wonderful things about cameras are the lenses. Once you enter the beautiful world of cameras with interchangeable lens capacities, things can get pretty wild. I remember the first time I got a DSLR in my hands and I changed a lens, wow, that feeling was so incredible that I can still remember it to this day. That twisting and clicking feeling, jeez, so awesome. Some years after that experience, I got the chance of buying my first DSLR and I was completely confused about le...
Tags: Photography, Dslr, Camera Craft, Markus Spiske, Aaron Seefeld, Tom Pumford, Leanne Cleaveley, Robin Nichols, Right Lens, Alexandru Stavrica


Look like a company that gets funded

When you are going on your first fund raising round, you need to stand out from the crowd in 2 ways: 1) investors need to remember you, 2) investors need to remember you as a company they want to invest in.Creating an over the top, crazy, original, cutesy, pitch deck will score you point 1, but it is a risky bet, 1 does not automatically lead to 2.I can't find the exact blog post to link to, but Seth Godin always preaches to look like the company you want to be. And in startup fundraising, it is...
Tags: Speaking, Seth Godin, Don, Investor presentation, Markus Spiske


9 Games You Can Play To Spice Up Your Photography

Anyone who has read enough of my articles here on Light Stalking will be accustomed to me mentioning the importance of having fun with photography. Now, I’m not suggesting that photography will be fun for everyone 100% of the time. For example, there are individuals who cover pretty serious subject matter — war, addiction, poverty. They don’t describe what they do as “fun.” My point is for photographers, in general, is to keep in mind what originally made you fall in love with photography:...
Tags: Photography, Markus Spiske, Travis Bozeman, Cool Photos & Photographers, Adrian Curiel, delfi de la Rua, Alphabet Soup Photograph


Prosperity can cause forgetfulness

Deuteronomy 8:12 Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; 13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; 14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; God was going to be very good to His people. He was going to take them from slavery and poverty to riches. They would ...
Tags: Religion, Egypt, God, Daily Bible Devotionals, Markus Spiske


Numbers and historical linguistics: a match made in heaven?

Whatever you associate with the term “historical linguistics,” chances are that it will not be numbers or computer algorithms. This would perhaps not be surprising were it not for the fact that linguistics in general has seen increasing use of exactly such quantitative methods. Historical linguistics tends to use statistical testing and quantitative arguments less than linguistics generally. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Linguistics generally has seen an increase in the use of corpora and...
Tags: Books, Markus Spiske


Writing macros in PowerPoint

The last time I used macros in PowerPoint was probably back in the 1990s during my time as an analyst at McKinsey. Yesterday, I picked things up again where I left them of.To my surprise, the record function is no longer available (at least on a Mac). This used to be my secret weapon: record something very roughly, analyse the automatically generated code, and re-write that in a better way. The fastest way to learn the macro language.Now you have to go through the process of learning VBA via the...
Tags: Speaking, Mckinsey, VBA, Markus Spiske, MSDN


Sensitivity analysis in PowerPoint

Today, I am adding a simple table to the store to show the sensitivity of an analysis. Each cell in the table shows an outcome of an analysis with a slight variation on 2 critical input variables. I used this type of a slide a lot in discounted cash flow valuation models, where assumptions about discount rates and assumed perpetual growth could make a significant impact on the outcome of your analysis. ...
Tags: Data Visualization, Concepts, Templates, Speaking, Markus Spiske


How to make your slides look elegant and "designy"

I came across this question on Quora: how to make your slides look elegant and "designy"?I don't really like the word "designy" but I understand what people mean by it. My answer to this question: copy something you like. Almost everybody can see good design when they see it, very few can create good design from a blank sheet of paper.And, most people are very poor at copying. They want to make the slide look like the one from Steve Jobs or that 1960s Swiss graphics designer, and while the examp...
Tags: Steve Jobs, Speaking, Markus Spiske


When Should Golfers Play It Safe?

Phil Mickelson, one of the most recognizable risk-takers in golf, asked a kid in the stands during the Dell Technologies Championship for advice; should he go for the green or lay-up?Mickelson needed a 260-yard club to get him safely on the green and the ball was in the rough.Whether we are beginners or average amateurs, most of us do not have that shot in our bag, so the decision is slightly easier - go for the green in two shots....but which two shots do we take?Aside from the two-stroke penal...
Tags: Facebook, Sport, Golf, Phil Mickelson, Don, Stacy, Golf For Beginners, Barry Solomon, Markus Spiske, EWGA, Golf Tips For Breaking 90, Play It Safe, Golf Mickelson


Dear Readers: Care and Feeding of Your Favorite Bloggers

My last post was written more for creators and businesses about Facebook Pages, but this post is for you, dear reader. Just like entertainers would be nothing without their fans, bloggers (like any other type of writer) would be nothing without their readers. You literally make or break us. It’s our job as bloggers to be interesting to you, to provide you with hot/funny/smart/helpful blog posts, but it’s hard sometimes. We do our level best to write great content and promote ourselves but then ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Facebook Pages, Sex, US, Blogging, Paypal, Canada, Reddit, Don, Instagram and Facebook, WordPress Blogs, Magic Wand, Markus Spiske, Meta-Blogging, Thoughts & Opinions


Photography: It's time for the Holidays!

Photography: It's time for the Holidays! AoiroStudio Dec 14, 2017 Just about two weeks before Christmas time, I don't know why but this is my favourite part of the year. It's usually the time where you get yourself loose for delicious foods, cherish the love with siblings and desperately getting some time off everything. Time for a reset! As another lovely tradition on ABDZ (something we haven't done in years), we are sharing this collection of photogr...
Tags: Design, Thomas Kelley, Markus Spiske, Annie Spratt, Jez Timms, Joanna Kosinska, Andrea Reggiani, Mark Rabe, Jad Limcaco Image


This New Technology Repairs Damaged and Low-Resolution Photos

A team of researchers at Oxford University in the United Kingdom and Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Moscow, capital of the Russian Federation, have developed a neural network technology capable of rendering low-res and corrupted images into clear pictures. The system, called Deep Image Prior, uses the reverse process of image learning based neural networks. Rather than learn through reviewing tons of related images, Deep Image Prior works within the corrupted or low-res image t...
Tags: Photography, United Kingdom, Moscow, Oxford University, Russian Federation, Markus Spiske, Pexels, News & Opinion, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Dmitry Ulyanov


Transform Your Moto Z Into a Polaroid with the Insta-Share Printer

The problem with most photography social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook is that they are ephemeral, rarely encouraging people to make physical copies of what they capture. Normally this is an inconvenient process but new accessories and services have sprung up with the rise in popularity of these platforms, accessories and services that bring the ephemeral nature of Internet photography to life in fun, innovative ways. What better way to combine the present with the past than with a...
Tags: Motorola, Photography, Polaroid, Facebook Instagram, Instagram and Facebook, Zink, Markus Spiske, Pexels, News & Opinion, Polaroid Insta Share Printer, Moto Zo


Does “buying local” help communities or conflict with basic economics?

As summer approaches, picturesque roadside stands, farmer’s markets, and fields growing Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) dot the horizon from the Golden Gate to the Garden State. Consumers go to their local Farmer’s Market to keep spending local and to hopefully create jobs in the community. They “buy local” to reduce environmental impacts. Perhaps they believe that locally-produced goods simply taste better and have health benefits non-locally produced food lacks. Some believe interacting ...
Tags: Food, Books, Florida, Featured, Food & Drink, Journals, Nebraska, Michigan, Economic Growth, Lebron James, Local Food, Chris, Local Produce, Cavaliers, Golden Gate, Ricardo


Why are Your Landscapes Always in…Landscape?

Should you Automatically Shoot Landscapes in this Orientation or Go Vertical? I won’t knock you over the head for assuming landscapes should be shot in landscape orientation and portraits should be, guess what, shot in portrait orientation. Sometimes, we can mix things up a little. Occasionally, going with the opposite orientation that you’re used to can seem plain weird, almost wrong. But why? Well, this is where we’re busting open some misconceptions about the “rules” of shooting landscapes. ...
Tags: Landscape, Photography, Jason, Cool Photos, Moritz, Telephoto Lens, Markus Spiske, Vertical, Russell Goodman, Portrait Orientation, Joaquin Aranoa, Gerd Altmann, Ritesh Saini


The legacy of Wilson “Wicked” Pickett [excerpt]

Today marks eleven years since the death of Wilson “Wicked” Pickett. Known for such hits as “In the Midnight Hour,” “Land of 1,000 Dances,” and “Mustang Sally,” Pickett claimed his place as one of history’s most influential R&B figures when he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. After a successful fifty-year career in the music industry, Pickett was laid to rest in Louisville, Kentucky at the age of 64. In the below excerpt from In the Midnight Hour: The Life and Soul of Wils...
Tags: Spotify, Books, Music, New York, Bruce Springsteen, Featured, Washington Post, Aretha Franklin, Los Angeles, Soul, United Kingdom, Eminem, Maxwell, New Orleans, Biography, R&B


Some of Our Top Travel Photography Tips for Awesome Adventures

Want Travel Tips? For Photographers? You’re Definitely in the Right Place Trip planned: Flights, Accommodation, Transport. Bam! Got your gear ready, (carefully) selected and packed? Cool, just gotta find some space for a few clothes. As a keen photographer, I’ve done a modest amount of travel in my time, across various continents and lived abroad too in the far east. If you’re planning a trip anytime soon – whether across the globe or just a couple of hours away from home, no doubt it’ll be gea...
Tags: Photography, UK, Ukraine, Morocco, Travel Photography, Marrakesh, Lens, Travelers, Don, Rebecca Johnston, Markus Spiske


Curious Christmas celebrations around the world

Celebrated as both a sacred religious holiday, as well as a commercial phenomenon, Christmas has been observed, denounced, and defended for two thousand years by people all around the world. The long history of battles fought in the war on Christmas, and the conflicts of early Christianity all the way up to the controversial coffee cups of today, illustrate the resilience of Christmas spirit. To portray its significance and longevity, the map below shows a collection of the exciting, magical, an...
Tags: Books, Japan, Featured, Religion, Christmas, Spain, Santa Claus, Christmas Traditions, St. Lucia, Kfc, Kentucky Fried Chicken, La Befana, Arts & Humanities, Christmas Cake, Markus Spiske, Pexels


Focus On Micro Businesses For The Next 30 Years

I have written several pieces under The Future series title: - The Future - Genetic Engineering? - The Future - Destructive Technology Trends - The Future - End Of Capitalism - The Future - The Problem With Longevity - The Future - Technology Without Philosophy - The Future - The Most Important Entrepreneurial Challenge Of Our Time - The Future - Age Of Idiocracy Now, if you agree with my prognosis that both blue collar and white collar jobs are going to disappear at a massive scale due to auto...
Tags: Europe, News, Greece, France, India, US, America, San Francisco, Spain, Italy, Athens, Silicon Valley, Himalayas, Huffington Post, Chennai, Africa Asia Latin America


When You Practice Film Photography, There Are Some Sad Truths…

The Realities Of Shooting Film Film photography has always intrigued me, and I absolutely love it. I won’t lie, I entered photography from the opposite direction – digital. Essentially, when I learned about the logic behind exposure, digital was simply the easiest way to go. Image by Jennifer Trovato DOWNLOAD FREE BONUS: If you want to dramatically improve your landscapes, then download our free Landscape Photography Cheat Sheet. Have the basics to hand to ensure you’re doing it all righ...
Tags: Photography, Opinion, Film photography, Jason, Dzvonko Petrovski, Markus Spiske, Film Camera