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Using Composition to Create More Powerful Portraits

As part of my series on portrait photography, in this article, I will discuss composition, one of the most important aspects of creating a good …

Photography

Learn to See Photographically With These 4 Tips

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges in becoming a proficient photographer is learning to see the creative possibilities of the scene in front of …

Landscape Photography

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Designing for Desk Organization

As I work with clients to organize their offices, I often see them scramble to find everyday things such as pens, paper clips and sticky notes. …

Creative Ways to Use Wide Apertures in Landscape Photography

Your camera’s aperture has the ability to control your depth of field – which is a powerful creative tool that many photographers use to evoke depth, …

Landscape Photography

What Your Favorite Batman Says about You

Last month, comedian Steve Patrick Adams delved into our psyches with an analysis of the significance of our favorite Bill Murray movies. Now he …

Fold-out Greeting Cards Are Surprisingly Sweet on the Inside

At first glance, these greeting cards by FINCHandHARE seem unnecessarily rude. Who wants to be told that they're too old, or that you might <i>pee</i> on them? Probably not many people. But, when you open their cards up, you see that it's the opposite of mean. The sentiments are sweet, funny, and …

Callous

Buttermilk Magic Cake

A lovely, layered dessert known as a “magic cake” has been pipping up on blogs all over the place lately. The cake is a dessert which magically turns …

Dessert

What Gives a Dollar Bill Its Value

<b>YouTube Link</b><p>In this TED-Ed video by Doug Levinson, the concept of the valuation of currency is explained. Watch it and have an instant defense if …

The Rule of Equivalent Exposure (With Quick Quiz)

The camera is a fascinating tool. It’s amazing how a camera can freeze a moment in the present and lets you savour it in the future. While it may …

Landscape Photography

8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills Starting Today

“Practice makes perfect,” they say. It’s such a clichéd statement — most people probably roll their eyes when they hear it. Me too.<p>But guess what? …

Street Photography

For The Love Of Food!

Photograph: Macin Smolinski<p><i>Natasha Desai invites gourmands to try their hands at food photography.</i><p>“Food, Glorious Food!” sang workhouse boys in the …

Posters of Funny Movie Titles from Literal Translations

Once a movie becomes popular, a literal translation of the title tends to be overlooked and replaced with direct connections to the stories, actors, and plots. However, when looking at some recent film titles, India-based illustrator and designer Danish Ahmed wondered what would happen if he …

Graphic Design

More Playfully Clever Illustrations by Jaco Haasbroek

Illustrator and designer Jaco Haasbroek sees the world with a playful eye. As we have previously seen, the Cape Town, South Africa-based artist has a great mind for turning humorous words and phrases into hilarious illustrations. To create many of his signature works, Haasbroek first sketches out …

Graphic Design

9 Amazing Body Painting Photographs by Trina Merry

Trina Merry is a bodypainting artist based in San Francisco. There’s a good chance you’ve seen her work before, as a number of her projects have …

15 Easy Ways to Improve Your Photo Skills Without Buying New Gear

New cameras, lenses and accessories open up the possibility of fresh adventures in photography. In reality though, most of us have to make do with …

Feeling Achy? The Body Part You Don't Know You Have

This mystery tissue could be what's making you feel stiff, creaky...and baffled.<p>You're Achy, You're Sore, and You Have No Idea Why<p>How Fascia Makes …

Pain

Three Essential Lenses for the Beginning Micro Four Thirds User

The Micro Four Thirds system is all about great image quality in a small package. That was evident pretty much from the start, when Olympus …

Cameras

Wedding Day Tips for the Bride - Wedding Party by WedPics

Your wedding day: the moment you’ve been dreaming about since you were a little girl, possibly one of the biggest moments in your life. Like any …

6 Month Update on the Toddler Who Takes Naps with His Puppy

It's been nearly half a year since the toddler Beau and his rescue puppy Theo first started taking daily naps together, and the adorable snuggle buddies haven't stopped since. As always, Beau's mother Jessica Shyba faithfully documents each precious encounter and shares the heartwarming portraits …

Pets

Image Search Engine Optimization Tips Photographers Should Know

As a man, I tend to revert, at times, to a neanderthal. Go days without shaving, give in to an almost primal interest in females, and have the urge …

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

Nutrition

Playful Landscapes Feature the Adventures of Tiny Toy Cars

At first you may think that these <i>Traveling Cars Adventures</i> are simply photographs of cars in scenic landscapes. Upon further inspection, though, viewers will be pleasantly surprised to discover that each subject is actually a small toy captured from extremely dramatic perspectives. The series has …

Kids

Things I Like: Panasonic Lumix GF1

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive is, “What camera do you shoot with?” People are often surprised to hear that I still use a …

Cameras

Crop Factor Explained: How Sensor Size Affects the Field of View

These days, we often hear about the benefits of full frame cameras over APS-C, we are told about four thirds sensors and micro four thirds sensors …

The return of Kashmir

Newfound peace comes to a divided paradise, where life’s pace is set by echoing calls to prayer and the gentle paddling of colourful canoes in glistening Dal Lake.<p>In India, miles of concrete dominate the crowded urban landscape. But in the remote northern region of Kashmir, the summer capital of …

Pakistan

Review Panasonic 45-175 mm 4.0-5.6

Ivo Freriks, 28 June 2012<p>0<p>0<p>0<p>s2smodern<p>The number of lenses for micro-43 cameras is increasing steadily. In September 2011 Panasonic released the …

Playful Food Pairings Communicate Well-Known Idioms

Rather than slicing through the center of foods, this time still life and food photographer Beth Galton documents food with a more direct and solid approach. <i>Idioms</i> is a conceptual project that introduces a variety of sayings in strikingly simple form.<p>In the series, Galton creates visually appealing …

Communicate

Wedding Photography Tips: Ryan Brenizer on How to Shoot Engagement Sessions

Leave it to none other than award-winning wedding photographer Ryan Brenizer to create a wonderful breakdown on how best to approach engagement …