John O'Nolan
Interactive designer, speaker, startup advisor, writer, entrepreneur. Founder of @TryGhost - attempting to completely change the world of digital publishing.
  • Web Design
    Ghost — A New Blogging PlatformGhost intro retina
    About a year ago, I was trying to build a blog with WordPress. As someone who worked for WordPress for several years, this wasn't something particularly new to me, but it was something which elicited regular frustration.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Rules for Perfect Lighting: Understanding The Inverse-Square Law5
    In technical terms, an inverse-square law is defined as "any physical law stating that some physical quantity or strength is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the source of that physical quantity." With a definition like that, you're probably wondering what on earth this could possibly have to do with photography (and no one could blame you). Inverse-square laws apply to many, many things in the world. Today however, we're only going to be looking at one of them: light.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Quick Tip: Finding Locations Which You Never Knew ExistedPreview
    Like most people, I've been a little skeptical about the true value of services such as Gowalla. Recently however, I discovered an absolutely fantastic use for them: to pick out secret photo locations which are already nearby but whose existence you had no prior knowledge of.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Quick Tip: Super Simple Post Processing to Get That Vintage LookPreview
    Gorgeous old vintage photographs always have certain qualities about them that are unmistakable, but many of these qualities disappeared with the great shift from film photography to digital photography. In today's quick tip, we'll have a look at a few very simple tips to bring that vintage look back, into the digital age.Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Quick Tip: 5 Easy Ways to Stay on Track With Your Project 365Preview
    The first time I tried to complete a Project365 I failed, badly. In less than two weeks I was cheating, uploading photos from multiple days to try to keep up. Shortly after that I just gave up altogether. A month and a half ago I started all over again and this time I'm not struggling at all thanks to a couple of handy strategies I've been using, which is exactly what I'm going to share with you today!Read More…
  • Photo & Video
    Easily Create Stunning Panoramic Images Without an Expensive LensPreview
    Panoramic photography is the process of capturing an extremely wide field of view into a single photograph either by using specialized equipment, or specialized software. Today we'll be looking at the latter of those two and examining how you can create your very own panoramic images with Adobe Photoshop, using almost any camera and lens.Read More…