Newsworthy Photography is Tough

Photographer at a Catalonian Independence Rally, Photo by NOTAVANDAL on Unsplash

Fairly recently, I’ve experienced a large-scale natural disaster firsthand myself. It was by no chance deliberate. Routines ceased to exist; normal life just stopped. There was nothing I could do. I just wanted to get my mind off things. Sitting at home and doing nothing was getting on my nerves…

The Illustrious $100 Club

Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay

It’s just a numbers game. The more you write, the more you earn. A single story doesn’t even have to earn $50 a month or even $10 a month. You just need to have enough stories that earn little but consistently. And you need a lot of them.

On top…

Updates in the Partner Program

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

So, recently, out of the blue, Medium announced changes to their Partner Program once again. Instead of being able to earn directly for your first metered and viral article, you’re now forced to get 100 followers and publish once every six months to be eligible for their Partner Program.


Mismanagement Killed the Cat

Spaceship from Elite Dangerous Odyssey approaching a planet with minimal atmosphere at sunrise.
Screenshot from Elite Dangerous Odyssey, taken by the author.

I wish you could prove me wrong. The good days are over. Elite Dangerous will probably only go downhill from here.

So far, I have spent more than 64 days (1540 hours) of my life sitting in front of my computer playing Elite Dangerous. I did everything the game had…

Extreme Weather

Flooded streets with a road sign designating a walkway and bike lane standing in the water
Flooded streets with a road sign standing in the water, Image by Hermann Traub from Pixabay

It all started with some light rain in the early morning hours on the 14th of July 2021. I got to my car, drove to work. It slowly started to pour. The streets went under; within minutes the street was flooded. At first, I didn’t think much of it. Heavy…

Early Access & Game Development

Computer-generated image of Star Citizen concept art, by Eduardo-Silva from Pixabay

Delays are common. Many promises have been made, but most haven’t been fulfilled so far. And yet, Cloud Imperium Games (CIG) receives more and more funding — both from individual players as well as “large scale investors”.

Five years ago, people said “Star Citizen would finish in two years”; yet…

Photography Tips

Photo by Luis Villasmil on Unsplash

Photography is both an expensive hobby as well as an expensive profession, so it’s only understandable that we do not want to buy under-performing gear for hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.

Typically, you don’t want neither body nor lens to be a considerable “bottleneck” that limits your image quality…

Hidden Perks of a Job

Photo by Sora Shimazaki from Pexels

Most of us need a regular 9-to-5 job for our livelihood. If we’re skilled, qualified, experienced, and certified enough, we can make demands to our (future) employers. The first demand people usually have is their salary.

However, a lot of people forget that there’s much more to an enjoyable job…

Michell Skorna

Computer Scientist, Photographer, Gamer, Crypto Enthusiast; East German in West Germany. Your typical jack-of-all-trades. Grasp everything. Make a difference.

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