Andrew McDermott

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Why Monopoly Is the Coolest—and Cruelest—Game Ever Sold

Dec. 17, 2010 was a nail-biter for the staff at the National Museum of Play. Its curator made the 250-mile trip from Rochester, N.Y., to New York …

Advertising Industry

How to Protect Your Camera in Extreme Weather

If you love to photograph nature, you surely know how unpredictable, and often hostile the elements can be. While we may get a sniffle or a chill …

Portraits of People and Their Essential Everyday Items

How much can you tell about a person from the small items they carry around every day? Do they provide a more comprehensive picture of who a person …

10 Tips for Optimizing Your Photos with Lightroom: A Primer on Basic Techniques

If you’re just starting out in Adobe Lightroom and would like some guidance on how you can use the software to improve your photographs, here’s a …

Tutorials

Intro to DSLR Cameras for Absolute Beginners

Today, if someone’s getting into photography, it’s almost definitely going to be digital. It’s a great place to start, since you can afford to take …

Joel Meyerowitz on Visual Storytelling

These 6 Essential Composition Skills Can Turn You Into a Really Good Photographer

Composition isn't just about knowing where to place elements in a frame. It isn't just about finding lines that lead to your subjects, or identifying …

The Manual Photographer’s Cheat Sheet: A Comprehensive Infographic for Beginners

As beneficial as the more automated style of photography can be at times, nothing quite compares to the control and connection you feel when shooting …

Dear New Photographer…

Dear New Photographer,<p>I’m writing this post because I was up late last night on a Facebook forum, reading close to 200 comments about new …

Poignant Photo Series of Views from Within Rooms that are in Various States of Disrepair

Every window in this series has been peered into by the author and each one has its own unique tale to tell. Some of the stories are as old as two …

The Art and Science of Bokeh: 3 Simple Ideas to Create Better Background Blur

Both bokeh and blur are terms that are used interchangeably in photography. Bokeh comes from the way the lens pulls in the points of light that are …

Why Photography is Such a Fun Hobby

It’s a simple question. Why am I taking pictures? What’s so special about photography compared to other visual art forms?<p>I’m not writing this to give …

The (mobile) Phone (photo) Book

<i>In celebration of the ongoing LensCulture Street Photography Awards 2016, we will be publishing a series of inspiring features on great contemporary street photography. Enjoy!</i><p>Talented photographers can use almost any camera to make great pictures. I've seen war photographers and photojournalists …

Street Photography

25 Most Useful Photography Cheat Sheets – Part1

Here we have collected some very useful Photography Cheat Sheets. I am sure, these diagrams will be very useful for beginners and amateur …

Photography

5 Top Photographers Share Advice on What it Takes to Become a Professional

In a bid to both inspire you and advertise themselves a bit, Nikon Europe gathered a group of 5 professional photographers who presented at this …

8 Issues Street Photographers Run Into and How to Deal with Them

From nerves, to an obsession with a ‘decisive moment’ that may never come, to confrontations with people who don’t want you taking their picture, …

Zone Focusing: How to Use Those Markings On Your Lens You Might Have Never Used Before

You’ll seen all those markings on lenses, but do you know what all of them are there for? Some of you might, but for those who don’t or are looking …

No Fear SEO

The concept and practice of Search Engine Optimization has been around for years, but for many of us, SEO continues to evoke thoughts of black magic. …

Beginner's Guide to Tripods

The lowly tripod – the unsung hero behind so many fantastic shots – finally gets its day in the spotlight here on dPS. Do you want to photograph the …

Trippy Glitch Photographs Blend Manual and Algorithmic ‘Accidents’ to Create Awesome Images

We’ve showcased glitch photography before, both purposeful and accidental. Blurring the lines between science and art, glitch photography is often …

Pixar Movie Supercut Explores the Use of Color

How to Capture Perfect Headshots: 6 Useful Tips

Headshot, at first glance might seem like a fairly simple photograph to shoot, but when you get into it, you realize that it is a whole job …

35mm or 50mm: Deciding On Your First Prime

In one of those rare more-informative-than-funny<p>Top GearDigitalRev episodes, Kai tries to help beginners decide what they should buy for their first …

BTS: Annie Leibovitz Shoots the Rich and Powerful for Corcoran’s ‘Live Who You Are’ Campaign

Annie Leibovitz is known for capturing photographs of the most exclusive and well-known celebrities in the world. So when The Corcoran Group launched …

Black and White Portraits Capture the Joy of Jumping

For his final project as a photography student at the University of East London, Tomas Januska took portraits of subjects captured in mid air, for …