June 24, 2018
2018 Photo Challenge: Photography Humor

Hi there and welcome back to Week 17 of the 52 Photo Challenge! This week’s theme explores photography humor. Humor Laughter is the best medicine. Make us laughThe challenges for each week are also divided into categories.The category for this week is... Creative When this category comes up, you really have room to express yourself. […]

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June 22, 2018
Lounge Talk With Laz: How to Network in the Workplace | Ep. 14

Hi there and welcome to another exciting episode of Lounge Talk with Laz! In this week’s episode we’ll be discussing a follow-up to my previous podcast episode regarding how to network in the workplace. Let's just jump right into it. So, just to kind of recap on the previous podcast episode for Episode 12, I […]

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June 17, 2018
Instagram Provides Insight Into How Its Algorithm Works

In a news briefing Instagram outlined to a group of reporters in its new San Francisco office what its news feed algorithm looks for when displaying content to its 800 million active users. Before its update in 2016 to ditch the reverse chronological feed, users were missing 70 percent of all posts and 50 percent […]

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June 17, 2018
How To Shoot Rembrandt Portrait Lighting

Rembrandt portrait lighting is a lighting pattern with a triangle of light cast on the shadowed portion of your subject's face. Learn more with our latest guide for using Rembrandt Portrait Lighting for your photo compositions in 2020. What is Rembrandt Portrait Lighting? Named after the famous Dutch painter, Rembrandt lighting is a portrait lighting […]

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June 12, 2018
Using IFTTT Recipes to Save Time On your Social Media Calendar

For those of you who took programming courses in high school, the If/Then statement might be one of the first things that you think of when reminiscing on what you learned in class. While the If/Then statement refers to programming or geometry, we use If/Then statements in our every day lives. “If I wake up […]

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June 11, 2018
Photography Challenge 2018: Rule of Space

Hey there and welcome back for Week 15 of the 2018 Photo Challenge! This week’s prompt is Rule of Space: Your subject should be facing the frame, walking into the frame, this keeps your subject "in" the frame and engaging with it. Give your subject room to move. The challenges for each week are also […]

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June 3, 2018
Has Reddit Passed Facebook as the 3rd Most Visited Site in the US?

In the past few weeks you may have viewed numerous headlines noting that Reddit overtook Facebook as the 3rd most viewed website in the United States. This is true according to the Alexa Traffic Ranks, which often differs in reporting from that of Google Analytics, but it fails to tell the full story of website […]

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June 3, 2018
How to Use Planoly to Auto-Post on Instagram

In the past Instagram’s API made it impossible to schedule content and auto-post on your behalf, forcing users to set post reminders and physically submit photos and premade captions to the platform for upload. With the latest API changes you can now auto-schedule content using services like Buffer, Hootsuite, Sprout Social and Planoly. While I’ve […]

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June 3, 2018
How To Shoot Diptych and Triptych Photography

Looking for a guide on how to shoot diptych and triptych photography? Read more as we explore the different types of triptych photography available, whether you're creating a zoom, time lapse or succession triptych. What is Triptych Photography? The concept of Triptych can be broken down in two ways: photos that use the triptych technique […]

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May 29, 2018
Leading Lines in Photography

Looking for a resource on leading lines in photography for your photo compositions? Read below for different ways to set up your composition and avoiding two common mistakes when leading lines. Leading Lines in Photography As the name suggests, leading lines refers to a composition technique that directs the attention of the viewer through lines […]

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May 28, 2018
Why Passion Projects Make You Stand Out From The Competition

Passion projects are creative side projects that we undertake outside of what’s required from school, work or our daily routines. Whether it’s learning how to play the violin, writing novels, shooting photos, creating apps or performing 30 random acts of kindness, all it takes is some inspiration and a bit of dedication to start working […]

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May 20, 2018
Top 5 Benefits Of WordPress For Building Your Website | Laz's Lounge

WordPress runs more than 30 percent of the internet and holds 50-60 percent of the global content management system market, making it one of the best options when starting a blog or website. It’s versatile, user-friendly, mobile-responsive and fits all shapes and sizes, whether you’re just entering the digital world or are a seasoned veteran […]

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May 19, 2018
Photo Challenge 2018: Macro Photography Equipment | Laz's Lounge

Hi there and welcome back for week 12 of the 2018 photo challenge! This week I’ll be covering macro photography equipment and how to shoot macro photos: Macro Life is in the details. Get in close and show us the details we usually miss. You don't need a macro lens to shoot a macro shot. […]

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May 16, 2018
How To Use Negative Space In Photography

Wondering how to effectively use negative space in photography? Read our guide for tips on using negative space to your advantage in the composition of your photos. What are negative space photos? In a nutshell negative space in photos often refers to the amount of white space in the background of a photo around your […]

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May 13, 2018
Four-Step Guide On Buying Podcasting Recording Equipment

With more than 525,000 active shows and 18.5 million episodes of podcasts on the internet, it’s encouraging to start your own podcast and cultivate a weekly audience of listeners interested in your content. The hardest part about starting a podcast isn’t sitting down to record on a consistent schedule, but rather figuring out all the podcasting recording […]

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May 7, 2018
11 best practices on Instagram hashtags for followers and reach

Every social media platform has specific rules in place that should be followed to maximize your engagement and following, whether its with varying post-lengths, size-dimensions for photos or traffic-times. Hashtags are no exception and have become an integral part in content curation on these platforms, especially Instagram. Below is a quick guide with 11 best […]

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May 6, 2018
How To Perform Selective Color Photography Editing

Wondering how to use selective color editing during post-processing? Read our latest guide to find out how to bring the colors in your photos to life. Selective Color Photography Process The weather in Michigan has finally switched seasons. Instead of heading into Spring, we’ve completely skipped into summer with 80-degree sunny days. I’ve been spending […]

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May 4, 2018
How to create and set examples of SMART goals for employees

All businesses have goals that they work toward, whether it’s increasing sales effectiveness, reducing shrink, producing more visibility or enhancing their digital efforts. There’s one problem that most of them run into: they don’t have any examples of SMART goals for employees to replicate and work toward. In a previous podcast I discussed why we […]

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May 2, 2018
Photography Challenge 2018: Abandoned and Forgotten Prompt

HI there and welcome back to this week’s photography challenge 2018 entry! The prompt for Week 9 of the 52 Photo Challenge is: Abandoned and Forgotten were favorites in the past. Let's revisit the idea the idea this year with forsaken. The challenges for each week are also divided into categories. The category for this […]

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April 30, 2018
7 Reasons Why Your Blog Isn't Getting Traffic

After setting up your blog, you feverishly write post after post with the expectation of dozens of visitors checking out your content. Several months go by and you check out your site’s analytics, only to be crestfallen as the numbers are hardly reflective of the time and effort you’ve spent publishing the pieces you’ve written. […]

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