Ben-El Ayettey

135 Flips | 3 Magazines | 36 Likes | 3 Following | 3 Followers | @B3nEl | Motion Picture Artist

13 things to tweak when setting up a Windows 10 laptop

Get your new laptop set up just the way you want it. Here's a baker's dozen of settings to check or change. And when you are done here, be sure to check out the best new features of Windows 10 April 2018 Update, its hidden gems and the new privacy settings.<p>Check for updates<p>Microsoft releases a …

Ex-NFL Player Now a 6’5″, 300-Pound Sports Photographer

Walter Jones is a former NFL player for the Seattle Seahawks who was voted into the Hall of Fame in 2014, his first year of eligibility. After years …

38 Splurge-Worthy Kitchen Products You Won't Regret Buying

So you can actually eat the fruits of your labor.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.</i><p><i>Reviews have been</i> …

Lens Tips: How to Find Your Lens' Sweet Spot

It’s a commandment brought down from the mountain: spend less on the camera if necessary, but don’t skimp on the lenses.<p>Most photographers will nod …

Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby expelled from the film Academy

Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby have been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.<p>In a statement, the Academy announced that the governing board had voted to remove the two disgraced stars “in accordance with the organization’s standards of conduct”. The board continued “to …

Hugo takes a selfie every day for 8 years - 12 to 20 years old

Instagram Blog

<b>How I Shoot: Photographing Flora with @nicole_franzen</b><p><i>For each How I Shoot, we ask an Instagrammer to tell us about the process behind their photos</i> …

PDN Photo Annual 2018

Jacqueline Bates is the photography director of The California Sunday Magazine, which won the National Magazine Award for excellence in photography …

How I Shot These Dramatic Bharatanatyam Dancer Portraits

I always wanted to shoot the portraits of a classic Bharatanatyam dancer, but by adding a modern touch to the 2000-year-old traditional dance form. …

Cinematography Lighting Breakdown: Lighting a White Cyc

In this Cinematography Lighting Breakdown, LensProToGo take a look at lighting a white cyc backdrop. Inspired by the old Mac vs PC commercials. This …

First Stanley Kubrick Photographed 1940s New York, Then He Made His Films

It’s not well known that before Stanley Kubrick became the critically acclaimed director of iconic films like <i>Dr. Strangelove</i> and <i>The Shining</i>, he was a …

Triumph Over The Color Cast

<i>A four-capture panorama of the Cascades of Central Oregon photographed by George Lepp from a small airplane. The images were sharp through the</i> …

Everything Nature Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best nature shots in this photo contest with chances to win a Tamron 17-50mm Lens and more!<p>A …

Adobe Bringing Creative Cloud to K-12 Students

<i>The Creative Cloud goes to school!</i><p>This morning Adobe announced the new availability of their Creative Cloud to K-12 students, bringing the power of …

Facebook Can Reconstruct a 3D World from Your Photos and Videos

What if you could relive your photos and videos by stepping back into those locations in virtual reality? Facebook is about to make that possible. …

Imagery that Captures Both Beauty and Purpose

Besides being a menswear designer and avid footballer, photographer Flora Maclean is perhaps known for her imagery that can show both intimacy and …

Ice breakers: Finland's Unesco jetties - in pictures

Every spring cracks emerge in the frozen Gulf of Bothnia around the Unesco-protected islands of the Merenkurkku archipelago in western Finland. The archipelago, also known as Kvarken and situated off the coast of Vaasa, has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 2006, drawing tourists to its …

Requiem for pianos: photographer captures Europe’s abandoned instruments

Photography projects that involve travel can often highlight the differences and similarities of cultures and architecture all over the world. And other times, they can shine a light on hidden or forgotten aspects of life. One such example is <i>Requiem for Pianos</i> a photo project that captures the …

Piano

How Just a Touch of Ring Flash Can Breathe Life Into Your Portraits

Sometimes, you have a great lighting setup that gives you the exact look you want, but you need to fill in the shadows ever so slightly. This great …

The Perfect Family Selfie

Nat Geo photographer Erika Larsen shows you how to take the ultimate DIY family portrait.<p>You gather the family to capture the perfect vacation selfie. The result is not pretty. Faces are cut off, random people are in the background, and there’s no telling where the heck you actually are. Who better …

First VR 360 Google Doodle celebrates cinema pioneer George Méliès [Video]

Google Doodles are remarkably emblematic of the company’s whimsical nature and serve as an important, perpetual marker of an event or person. Today’s animation does both, celebrating the 1913 release of director George Méliès’ masterpiece <i>The Conquest of the Pole</i>. Google appropriately marked the …

Google Doodle

What's In My Bag: The Gear For High Fashion & More

Runway fashion has all of the classic challenges of photography. It moves fast, things can be unpredictable, the lighting varies from day-light …

Facebook teases major VR display upgrades with Oculus ‘Half Dome’ prototype

For the last couple of years the hardware upgrades that VR headsets have been getting have been pretty stale; there might be a resolution bump or the addition of eye-tracking or new controllers, but most of the advances have seemed to be on the software side. Facebook is focusing on some more …

Virtual Reality

Paul McCartney donates late wife Linda’s photos to museum

LONDON — The Victoria & Albert Museum says Paul McCartney has donated 63 photographs taken by his late wife Linda to the museum’s new photography …

Beatles: Dundee concert photos to go on display in city

The Beatles are returning to Dundee, the city where the term Beatlemania was coined after the Fab Four had to leave a concert by crawling out through a coal cellar to escape their ecstatic fans.<p>The McManus gallery and museum has acquired a set of photographs showing the band’s last appearance at …

Tane Versus the Durian

Radio Interview in Singapore<p>There’s sort of an “NPR” in Singapore and they sent out a nice woman to interview me while there. Here’s the interview in …

A New Quick and Easy Way to Make a LUT From Any Image

Transforming one image look into a LUT can be a daunting process for people who don’t know much about LUTs (Lookup Tables). According to this video, …

Cinematography

Infrared Photos of the Sublime Landscape of New Zealand

When the Australian photographer Kasia Sykus traveled to New Zealand for two weeks, she chose 35mm infrared color film in part because of its rarity …

New Zealand

Rolling Nude Photo by Jill Sanders — National Geographic Your Shot

This is One of the Best Photography Accessories I Own

I fully admit that I have a lot of photography gear. It just comes with the territory of being a photographer as long as I have.But I'm also in the …