5 Creative DIY Lighting Ideas You HAVE to Try Great lighting—whether it’s for portraits, or macro, or even product photography—doesn’t have to cost you an arm, leg, and kidney. Just do a quick search online for “DIY Photography Lighting” and you’ll quickly realize that all you really need is a can-do attitude and a healthy dose of creativity. So whether you’re just starting out with photography or you’re a natural light master who’s nervous to make the jump into artificial light, let the 5 creative DIY lighting ideas below help you make the leap. From plastic bags, to tin-foil product photography, to a kick-ass DIY ring light, these ideas sourced from inside and outside of the 500px community ought to get your creative juices flowing big time! 1. Shopping Bag Light Modifier
How to Keep Up With Google and Emerging SEO Trends in 2013 2012 saw some significant shakeups in the world of SEO. Google will take credit for most of it seeing that its Panda and Penguin updates have forced change across the board. With Google being the king of all things search, the moves it makes will likely drive change for many years to come. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. 2013 is up next. The 30 Best Free Social Media Icon Sets of 2015 Are you looking for free, but high quality social media icons that you can add to your website, resume, email signature, or business cards? After you’ve created a visual brand identity, you don’t want to use just any old social media icon set. You need an icon set that matches your unique visual branding.
Localizing SEO Strategies Search Engine Optimization or SEO has now become a common tool for most enterprising advertisers on the web. With SEO, you can get more hits on your websites, thus showing your products and services to more of your intended target market. With the advent of social media, blogging, and home pages, SEO is indispensable if you want to grow your market reach on the internet. With the help of this tool, people can find you more easily and it can create a ripple effect where they find your link and subsequently show it to other people they know.
5 Easy Ways to Make Awesome Videos and Images Quickly Stop making memes: they haven’t been funny for years, and using them makes you seem out of touch at this point. Besides, there are way more creative tools out there for creating pure doses of Internet-related delight. Today Cool Web Apps and Sites brings you five simple tools that let you quickly create something awesome to share with friends, loved ones, and even mortal enemies. Four SEO Predictions for 2013 Google made some dramatic changes to its algorithm last year, with hundreds of sites seeing significant changes in rankings as the search engine looked to clamp down on questionable practices. The Penguin update and the crackdown on exact match domains were two of the biggest events in the history of SEO, so what can we expect to see happen in the next 12 months? 1 – Thin content will face an even bigger backlash
Twtrland Launches Social Data Toolset for Businesses Social analytics platform Twtrland has been providing fancy stats about individuals for over a year, and today the Israeli startup behind it is launching a business-focused product called, unsurprisingly, Twtrland for Business. The new service provides the ability to track accounts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, monitoring KPIs like brand impressions and the number of new followers against rivals’ performance. It can break down your social audience by age, location, interests and attributes such as whether they’re a celebrity, a power user, casual user or social media novice.
Write on Wattpad Jessica Parsons @Jess I’m Jessica Parsons, a new writer who loves creating stories about fantasy, romance, and my love for a certain time-travelling Doctor. Upload a nice profile photo Upload a background image Content Marketing is Still the Key to Boosting Online Presence, Sales and Engagement – Time to Tap Your Creative Muse Although it has long been said that content is the king, it is only within the past two years or so that brands, both big and small, have begun to fully embrace content marketing as a part of their campaigns. Perhaps the main catalyst for the recognition of the said discipline’s real value is the rise of social media use among consumers. Of course, marketers and SEO experts alike also do it in order to keep Google’s Penguin and Panda at bay.