If you’re a blogger, you also must be a photographer. Where to start? I’ve been taking pictures for 50 years, and I’m here to help.
In this post, I’ll show you 20 examples of product photography I’ve taken over the past year for the blog you’re reading now and on my previous job as senior editor of Mashable. I’ll tell you why I made the choices I did, and why I think these pictures work within the context of a personal blog. Continue reading
The 2014 political advertising season is about to begin, but you needn’t be its victim again this year. I’m here to help. In this article, I’ll show you how to eliminate almost all that bullshit advertising from your life. Continue reading
If you’re getting your broadband service through a cable provider like Time Warner, Comcast, Cox, Charter, Mediacom or many others, you’re probably renting a cable modem.
When I found out I could stop paying that $5.99 monthly rental fee [update 7/1/15: now it’s $7.99, a 33.3% increase in two years!] by buying one myself and then returning the rental cable modem to Time Warner, I picked one up for $82 and stuck it to The Man. I’ll never pay a cable modem rental fee again, and neither should you. Continue reading
With the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2014) coming up in a few weeks, you might be wondering how all that information gets to you. It’s traditionally done with a tremendous amount of effort, personnel, equipment and money. But my colleague Curtis Walker and I developed a better way to cover CES that’s cheaper, faster and better in every way: We call it avatar journalism. Continue reading
What makes people double-tap on an Instagram photo? Researchers at analytics firm Curalate did an extensive study and figured out the secret for getting more Instagram Likes. Continue reading
Your humble narrator, shooting video from the Goodyear Blimp America in 1985
Shooting video is not as easy as it looks, and even though most people have tried to be a videographer, few are proficient at it. If you can keep in mind these 10 basic rules, you’ll shoot video like a pro.