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16 Minimalist Wedding Ideas That Show Less *Is* More

Less doesn’t equal boring — especially when it comes to minimalist weddings. This understated and totally cool 2016 wedding trend has been popping up on our radar and we’re absolutely in love. Whether you’re browsing through chic minimalist invites or modern minimalist wedding dresses, there are so …

Weddings

'Sheer nepotism': Brooklyn Beckham Burberry shoot angers photographers

Leading photographers have expressed frustration at Burberry’s decision to invite Brooklyn Beckham to shoot its latest fragrance campaign, saying it devalues the skills and training of professionals.<p>David and Victoria Beckham’s 16-year-old son announced on his Instagram feed on Friday that he would …

Victoria Beckham

WD-40 and microwaved tampons: secrets of food photography revealed

Behind most professional food photos is a stylist who tricks the viewer. These deceits range from a touch of lipstick to redden a strawberry, to “milkshakes” made from mashed potatoes. It’s not that food stylists are liars and cheats. They’re simply in the business of improvisation.<p>Throughout the …

Ice Cream

Tilt-shift adapter on the Fuji X-E2, X-Pro1, and X-T1 cameras

One of my favorite lenses for still life photography is the Nikon 85mm tilt-shift macro. I like working my lenses with wide open apertures, but at …

These 2 Street Photographers Deal with Angry People in Very Different Ways

Street photographers Chuck Jines and Keenan Hastings both uploaded videos this week showing confrontations they had while shooting on the street — …

New Orleans

Redefining Success in Wildlife Photography

Being halfway in a dream land, as a stranger. That’s how Asgeir Helgestad, a nature photographer and filmmaker based near Oslo, Norway, describes the …

From Gnats to Grizzlies: Setting Your Wildlife Photography Apart from the Herd

The greatest wildlife photographers possess three secret weapons: patience, determination, and camouflage (and shiny expensive gear, of course). …

Canon ME20F-SH Camera 'Sees In Complete Darkness'

<b>Canon ME20F-SH Ultra High Sensitivity Camera</b><br>Canon announced the Ultra High Sensitivity Camera - ME20F-SH on July 20, 2015. It has a super-sensitive …

How To Automate Your Backup With NAS, Dropbox, Gdrive, OneDrive And Many Others

In this post I’ll explain the structure and scheme that I personally use for backup. It’s not the cheapest, not the easiest, and perhaps not the …

Teaching the Power of Visual Storytelling - An interview with Reza | LensCulture

Sitting in the foyer of Webistan, you are surrounded by history. Meter-long <i>National Geographic</i> covers hang next to old exhibition catalogues and vibrant posters document events long since past.<p>The occasion for much of this history is one man—Reza. An award-winning photographer, a globally …

Idealism

Adding Splashes of Light to Your Image in Lightroom

Sometimes you shoot a scene that you think has great light, but when you're back home, you're disappointed with the result. The intensity and color …

National Geographic gives Fox control of media assets in $725 million deal

A new book, “National Geographic, the Covers: Iconic Photographs, Unforgettable Stories,” collects some of the magazine's most famous covers.<p>A new book, “National Geographic, the Covers: Iconic Photographs, Unforgettable Stories,” collects some of the magazine's most famous covers, combining …

France Shares Report on the State of Its Professional Photography Industry

France’s Ministry of Culture and Communication has published a new report on the state of the photography industry in the country. The study contains …

Art Galleries

Assignment of a Lifetime: Riding in a U-2 Spy Plane at the Edge of Space

Back in 2010, San Francisco-based photographer Christopher Michel received a once-in-a-lifetime photo assignment from the US Navel Institute: to ride …

U2

FUJI X-T1: Has Mirrorless Finally Gone Pro?

Fujifilm’s X-Series of cameras have set new standards for mirrorless camera systems. Combining a retro look and feel with cutting edge technology in …

Fuji XF 16-55mm f/2.8 Review

Since Fujifilm kicked off its X-series mirrorless cameras in 2012, it has been releasing a number of superb prime and zoom lenses to attract both …

Video: Boost your SEO – 8 Tips To Get You Started

We get it: Search Engine Optimization can seem complicated, and you probably want to throw in the towel on the whole thing if you’ve tried time and …

Eric Kim Hits the Pavement with SF Street Photographer Jack Simon

There’s something inspirational about watching a seasoned photographer work at his craft — whether it’s a studio photog who molds light to his will …

It’s the lens, stupid! – Fujinon XF 23mm F1.4 R review

In the days of film, serious photography was the territory of either professional photographers or dedicated amateurs. Nowadays, everyone is a …

How To Make A Travel Mag As Visually Appealing As The Destinations

Most travel magazines are like clichéd old tourist postcards. Not the new Afar.<p>If most travel magazines are like a tired “Wish You Were Here” postcard, the new Afar is like ripping a bespoke, hand-lettered sign off of some exotic city wall, then bringing it back in your luggage. It’s not just …

Adobe Unveils Lightroom CC: Speed Boost, RAW HDR and Pano, Face Finding, and More

Adobe today announced its latest version of Lightroom, called Lightroom CC. The update brings faster performance, some revamped tools, and a set of …

5 Speedlight Flash Modifiers You Wish You Had

<i>Welcome to Time Out with Tanya, where I’ve put my fast paced graphic design career on hold in favor of adventures in motherhood. I’m capturing every</i> …

Miracles and Tragedies: Conveying the Wonder of Life Through Photographs - Photographs by and interview with Chris Jordan | LensCulture

<i>As part of the LensCulture</i> <i>Earth Awards</i> <i>2015, we have interviewed various members of our international jury to learn more about their backgrounds and their perspectives on the broad theme of “Earth.”</i><p><i>Chris Jordan is an artist based in Seattle, Washington. Jordan is a strong believer in the</i> …

How to License Your Images for Commercial Use

Selling your images is one thing, but leasing them is a whole different ball game. There are many parameters that can be put into place and it can …

Ditch the Paper and Increase Productivity With These Six Apps!

<i>This is part of the "Increased Productivity" series where experts in productivity, brain training, and business success share the techniques and tools they couldn't live without.</i><p>Going paperless has probably been an agenda item in most offices for several years now, but somehow it never quite seems …

Apps

5 More Photography Apps Every iPhone Owner Should Check Out

Love it or hate it, Apple’s iPhone sits atop the list of most popular cameras by Flickr members. While some photographers have taken a hardline …

May 10, Part 2: The Leica APO-Summicron-M 50/2 ASPH review, and a comparison

<i>All non-product images in this review were shot with a Leica M9-P and the 50/2 APO-Summicron-M ASPH, with the exception of the one B&W image lower</i> …

Chromexcel Leather Camera Strap

How to Take Control of the Light to Improve Your Photography

More light is not always better light. You need to take control of it in order to make wonderful shots. In this video, photographer Cliff Mautner …