Shutterfly.com has a great tutorial on how to take the perfect photo. You choose your camera type and the type of photo you’re trying to take and you’ll get a couple of tips to get the best shot. Its a great interactive guide if you’re just starting out with your DSLR and looking to master the perfect shot.
This is what it looks like when you combine 1000+ time lapse videos, 200,000+ images and almost 20 terabytes of data!
Photographer Marieke van der Velden wanted to show what happens in Kabul beyond what you’d normally hear on the news. Rather than focusing on the negatives we’re accustomed to hearing about Afghanistan, Marieke tries to “evoke feelings of empathy and recognition”. She does this by asking people about their favorite place in the city.
This was taken outside a toy store on a recent trip to Singapore
Clean as a whistle is a minimalistic wordpress theme designed to show off your content. It adds focus to your text and images, is easy to use, has a couple of options you can customize and is absolutely free to download and install. After the success of “White as milk“, this theme uses a newer web framework that should make updating and customising these theme a whole lot easier.
After you install the theme, you can go to Appearance > Theme options to tweak the theme. If you find any bugs or have comments about the theme, please let me know.
I’ve recently got a couple of people asking me what settings I used to take certain photos. In response, on every individual photo page, I’ve added a link under the photo called “exif info” which should provide you with things like the ISO, focal length and aperture I used for that photo.
I just finished reading “Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose” by Tony Hsieh, who is the CEO of Zappos.com. Although Tony did write this book, there are a lot personal excerpts from others who have worked for Zappos over the years. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting a lot from this book, but I was very interested in seeing what made Amazon acquire Zappos for in an all-stock deal worth $1.2 billion in 2009.
One of the first things you’ll notice about the book is that its a very easy read. Tony breaks down most of the vocabulary down to layman’s terms and since most of the book involves personal stories and experiences, there aren’t a lot of technical verbiage anyway to confuse users. As he mentions in the book, this book was designed to be read by fellow Zappos employees, vendors and customers.
The title of the book is very apt for this book, as it deals a lot with what Tony and his team have done to achieve true happiness in the workplace. He not only focused on how to achieve happiness with his employees in the company and also their vendors, but also with their customers by focusing a large part of their company strategy on customer support. If you’re someone looking for ideas to achieve true happiness and bliss, I strongly recommend you pick this book.