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Photography 101: Viewing the World with a Photographer’s Eye, I


The Daily Post

Ming Thein introduces his four fundamentals of photography – from composition to light – and the elements of a great photograph.

Simply put, Ming pushes you to think about photography . . . like a photographer.

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Ginza, Tokyo. Sony RX100. (I include camera info to demonstrate that it really doesn’t matter what you use.)

When I was asked to write for the Daily Post, I admit I was a little worried about the magnitude of the task at hand: ultimately my own site is very much about what goes into the creation of outstanding images. And that’s a 600+ article, 1.3-million-word work in progress. That’s obviously not going to fit into the length of your average post, so today I’m going to throw the rulebook out of the window and start again. I encourage you to do the same: regardless of your experience with photography, do the same…

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Photography 101: Viewing the World with a Photographer’s Eye, II


The Daily Post

In part one of „Viewing the World with a Photographer’s Eye,“ photographer Ming Thein talked about the basics of what makes a good photograph. In today’s part two, he takes a look at the little things you can do to make your images stronger – shot discipline, selection – as well as common mistakes and things to practice for the future.

There’s the small matter of shot discipline to think about. If you’ve ever wondered why some people’s images look crisper and punchier, it’s probably because they’re taken care the whole way through the image-making process. Shot discipline covers everything from eliminating camera shake to choosing the optimum apertures, processing RAW files and saving uncompressed versions. It also extends outside the technical disciplines to editing, and this isn’t the same as post processing (or what’s commonly thought of as „Photoshop“).

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Around the World in Ten Photos


The WordPress.com Blog

A big part of photography is understandinglight – its strength, tone, and direction. These ten WordPress.com photographers from around the world show us that from dawn to dusk, there are beautifully lit moments just waiting to be captured.

Janice Meyers got this shot of the Salamanca Cathedral in Salamanca, Spain, just as the early morning sky began to turn from black to blue. We love how the warm glow of the streetlights contrasts with the deep, moody sky:

Salamanca, just before sunrise.Salamanca, just before sunrise.

The sun was a bit higher in the sky when Robin Kent of Photography by Kent caught the first rays of light over Washington, DC’s Tidal Basin, and cherry trees. The pink glow of the imminent sunrise echoes the delicate hue of the famed blossoms:

Daybreak over Washington, D.C..Daybreak over Washington, DC.

On the other side of the US a full sun bathes different pink flowers – a field of…

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Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Relinquishes Control Of What We „See First“


TechCrunch

Facebook is boring when your best friends get lost in a sea of acquaintances. To make sure that doesn’t happen, Facebook is testing a new feature called „See First“, which I spotted this morning. When turned on from a friend’s profile or Page, you’ll see their recent posts at the top of your News Feed.

See First could be the new Holy Grail for marketers that want to make sure your feed doesn’t filter out their content. And for users, it’s perhaps the most precise way to tune what you see on Facebook.

After asking about what I’d seen, Facebook responded „We are always exploring new ways to improve the Facebook experience, and are currently running a small test of a feature that lets you indicate that you’d like to see posts from a specific person or Page at the top of your News Feed.“


Until now, Facebook only let…

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Lightning Is Twitter’s Plan To Be ‘Event Central’ For Users And Non-Users Alike


TechCrunch

Twitter’s plan to expand its reach doesn’t require that it also grow its user base, something which it has not done at a pace investors have found satisfactory since going public in 2013. A new report from BuzzFeed’s Mat Honan details ‘Project Lightning,’ a new initiative at the company that’s designed to reach both logged in and non-member audiences, providing instant access to rich media content around an event for easy, comprehensive coverage.

Lightning, which is launching later this year, will provide users with curated content centered around specific events, embeddable both across the web and within other apps. Content will include video and images, culled from Twitter, Vine, Periscope and more, and it will be pre-cached in such a way as to load near-instantly when a user clicks on it, minimizing wait time for actually getting at the content.

The user experience is designed to be immersive, with media fully taking…

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New Theme: Argent


The WordPress.com Blog

Today we’re happy to debut a new, free portfolio theme, Argent!

Argent

Argent WordPress Theme

Meet Argent, a new addition to our theme collection, designed by Automattic’s own Mel ChoyceArgent’s clean, modern portfolio theme is perfect for creative professionals like designers, artists, and photographers. Whether you’re showcasing a photo series or a design concept, Argent’s simple homepage template featuring portfolio projects will draw viewers to all of your wonderful work. Plus, the responsive layout allows for a seamless user experience and ensures that your portfolio looks stunning no matter the device or screen size.

Read more about Argent on the Theme Showcase, or activate it on your site from Appearance → Themes!

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The Three Immutable Rules of Chicken Tenders


Longreads

A true connoisseur of the chicken tender knows that there are three immutable rules.

The first is the rule of physical integrity. A tender has a proper shape: flattish, oblong, and gradually tapering from a wide front to a narrow end. Unlike nuggets, which are largely made from processed, re-formed scraps, the chicken tender takes its name from an actual piece of the chicken: the pectoralis minor, a muscle located under the breast, against the sternum. The tenderloin. It’s rare nowadays to get actual tenders when you order them (hence the rise of “fingers” and “strips,” terms of art that veil all manner of creative butchery), but integrity demands that a wedge of breast put at least some effort into mimicking the actual part of the chicken it is trying to be.

The second rule of chicken tenders is that, contra any advice your mother may have given you…

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Fancy Dogs and Empty Bank Accounts


Longreads

I know that I won’t be getting a Frenchie this week, or even this year, but I also know that I am not going to give up. In all the time I’ve spent blustering about my plan, researching breeds, and ending up disappointed, I’ve never allowed myself permission to get this dog just because I want it. I want it because it will comfort me when I feel nervous. Because it will be someone to talk to, and who will talk back to me in that uncanny, silent way that dogs do. Because it will force me to focus on caring for something else, and pull me out of my inescapable self-absorption—a student with two jobs trying to carve out an identity. Because people who don’t have a lot of money but work their asses off need things—comforts, love—as much as anyone. We are experts at saving, scrimping, and sacrificing…

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Deep Learning And The Future Of Search Engine Optimization


TechCrunch

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The concept of deep learning or deep structured learning has been a frequent topic of conversation in recent months because of the commitment and advancements of some of the world’s largest and most prolific search companies. With organizations like Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Baidu (a Chinese search engine) buying into this technology, we are starting to see a huge acceleration of the applications and uses for this relatively new artificial intelligence (AI).

The focus of this article targets the technology of deep learning and its influence on search engine optimization (SEO) in today’s online world. Let’s take a look at what deep learning is, some history and some of the major players who are using this AI to shape and improve the digital landscape around us.

The Quest For Real Artificial Intelligence

Before we can truly grasp the implications of deep learning, we need to better understand what it…

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Nest Cam Embodies Stale Innovation In „Connected Home“ Space


TechCrunch

After years of hype and unfulfilled promises, the concept of the smart home looks to be losing the attention of consumers. This is due in no small part to the lackluster innovation emerging from major device makers like Nest, which has prioritized the safe and repetitive over the revolutionary.

A report released Wednesday by Argus Insights detailed that consumer interest in “connected home” devices fell 15 percent in the past year.

The report was definitely timely. Nest also held a special press event Wednesday where it unveiled its newest smart home product, Nest Cam, the spawn of its $555 million acquisition of plug-and-play security camera company Dropcam last June.

The Nest Cam boasts few notable non-cosmetic improvements over the Dropcam Pro of 2013, and stayed mostly in line with base expectations for a smart security camera these days, including upgrading video capture from 720p to 1080p resolution.

Other than an upgrade…

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