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Stanford Professor Releases Free University-Level Digital Photography Course

A Stanford professor releasing his entire course for free. It sounds too good to be true, no? Fear not, for it has actually happened.<p>Marc Levoy is a …

David Adjaye's African Architecture Photo Survey

"Activity lines the main boulevards, and there are many cafes, bars and restaurants," notes Adjaye of Asmara, Eritrea.<p>"The optimism of the first African country to gain independence is celebrated in a series of distinguished public...<p>This is a civic structure in Gaborone, Botswana. "Gaborone was …

Architecture

'I Didn't Have Anywhere to Run': Migrant Women Are Facing a Rape Epidemic

An estimated 60 to 80 percent of female migrants from Central America are sexually assaulted on their journey—and perpetrators often act with total impunity.<p>As thousands of Central American women weigh the risks of migrating to the US each year, they must take into account an extra peril: An …

It’s New Class Thursday: Creating Large Format Prints (with Steve Hansen)

<b>Fine Art Photography: Creating Large Format Prints with Steve Hansen</b><br>Make your fine art prints stand out from the pack! Join <b>Steve Hansen</b> for an …

Photography

This $1 DIY Trick Protects Your Camera from Rain and Snow

Forget buying a professional rain cover or carting a shower cap with you, if you want to protect your camera from rain and snow on the cheap, this …

Use These 4 Tips To Avoid Critical Editing Mistakes

Avoiding editing mistakes is almost impossible without a good knowledge and understanding of what you're doing. By now, you’ve probably seen several …

Free Collection of Custom Lightroom Presets from a Fuji Ambassador

Fujifilm ambassador (and author of this rather controversial article) Samuel Zeller is lending a helping hand to all the Fuji users out there. In a …

Journalism’s #1 challenge: the diminishing status of truth.

Here’s the one story you must read this week.<p>The Guardian’s Katharine Viner has a wonderful analysis of how technology is impacting journalism, …

Journalism

This Is Where War Reporters Go to Learn How to Stay Alive on the Front Lines

Conflict zones are dangerous for journalists. Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues is a program that offers free battlefield response training in order to teach journalists how to protect themselves and save others.<p><i>All photos by the author</i><p>"Yogurt, parmesan, orange juice, and oatmeal," said Fay …

5 Tips For Shooting Behind The Scenes Photography

Here Are 5 Tips For Shooting Behind The Scenes Photography<p>Sometimes you’ll be required to shoot <b>behind the scenes</b> for a project that needs to be …

The famed Olympic torch relay was actually created by the Nazis for propaganda

In doing so, he inaugurated what is now a famed ritual of a lone runner bearing a torch carried from the site of the ancient games in Olympia, Greece into the stadium.<p>"The sportive, knightly battle awakens the best human characteristics. It doesn't separate, but unites the combatants in …

Olympics

Nat Geo Launched a Free Website for Printing Detailed Topographical Maps

The folks at <i>National Geographic</i> just did a solid favor for all the adventurous outdoor photographers out there. They put every US Geological Survey …

15 Street Photography Techniques and Tips

Hey streettogs, if you want to learn some practical tips and techniques when shooting on the streets, check out the video above, or read more to see …

Composition Techniques With a Street Photographer at the Beach

Working with the principles of composition as the foundation for your photos can save you a lot of time and energy in post-processing. If you’re …

Street Photography

Young Photojournalist Amanda Mustard On Life in Cairo

Each image in Amanda Mustard‘s collection of photographs in Egypt is a vibrant journey into a single moment. At 21, Mustard packed up her life and …

I got to study under a professional photojournalist. Here’s what he taught me about honing your craft.

<i>All photos by Carin Hall</i><p>ON A RECENT TRIP to Cambodia, I had the privilege of studying under the mentorship of the well-regarded photojournalist, …

The amazing street photography of Eamonn Doyle

For 20 years he hardly picked up his camera – now Martin Parr is a fan and the Beckett-inspired Dubliner is the talk of this summer’s Arles photography festival<p>• See a gallery of Eamonn Doyle’s Dublin photographs here<p>Eamonn Doyle is an unlikely candidate for the title “saviour of street …

Street Photography

BBC Blogs - Academy - Diary of a ‘mojo diet’ part two: Introducing 'pocket-to-pocket journalism’

Diary of a ‘mojo diet’ part two: Introducing 'pocket-to-pocket journalism’<p>Dougal ShawSenior video journalist, Digital Current Affairs<p>Comments<p><i>Dougal Shaw rigged his 'mobile phone symphony' of three devices to film Angela Laws.</i><p><b>16 June</b><p>Today I went on a trip to Founders Forum - an exclusive event for …

Filmmaking

Take Photos Like a War Correspondent

Award-winning photojournalist Paula Bronstein shares what’s in her camera bag, from SLR to software.<p>Anyone can take a photo: just point your camera and fire away. Taking a photo that transcends language to communicate dread, happiness, or heartache is, however, a singular talent. It requires …

Albania’s bunker museums cast new light on a dark history

Bunkers from the postwar Hoxha era still litter Albania’s landscape and, in the capital Tirana, are being opened to the public as the country explores its communist past<p>Spend just a few days in Albania and you’ll get a sense of how the country was suffocated in the iron grip of its communist …

5 Ways to Improve Your Creativity in Street Photography

When I started photography nine years ago, I didn’t have a problem going out and finding inspiration. Everything was so new and, subsequently, there …

Before and After Post-Processing of Travel and Fine Art Photography

Peter Stewart is an internationally published photographer that specialized in travel and fine art photography. To understand how to take awesome …

The OLYMPUS PEN F Experience By Thomas Ludwig

The OLYMPUS PEN F Experience By Thomas Ludwig of COSYSPEED Thanks Steve for the opportunity to share my thoughts about the PEN F on your amazing …

2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year: Fifteen inspirational entries in the Cities category

7 Lessons Sergio Larrain Has Taught Me About Street Photography

CHILE. 1963. Valparaiso / © Sergio Larrain / Magnum PhotosSergio Larrain is a figure in photographic history who isn’t well-known, and is a bit of a …

Street Photography

A 24-Hour Escape In The French Countryside

French photographer Valentin Duciel spends his weekends escaping city life in the countryside of Provence.<p>Being self-taught and inspired by the …

How to Harness the Power of the Midday Sun for Your Photos

Summer is coming and that means one thing for many photographers: the dreaded midday sun! Fear not people, you can use that harsh light to your …

Inside the Stunning Renovation of One of Mexico’s Most Beautiful Private Homes

There is a certain enduring allure of a Spanish Colonial house—color-saturated tiles and dark wooden ceiling beams both contrasted with muted white stucco walls. Homes such as these, but within the Yucatán region of Mexico, and the town of Mérida in particular, are the focus of a new book out from …