Estelle Dawson

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A Look at Photo Steganography, the Hiding of Secrets Inside Digital Images

Here’s a fascinating (but very heady) video by Computerphile, which recently sat down with image analyst Dr. Mike Pound of the University of …

Tutorials

Primer: How to Get a ‘Film Look’ with DSLR Footage

Want to give your DSLR footage a cinematic look? DSLR filmmaking enthusiast Jake Coppinger made this 11-minute video tutorial to teach you how you …

Lighting on a Budget - 2 Speed Lights

Most amateur photographers assume that they need to buy a ton of expensive gear in order to compete or reach the level of most professional …

Photography

How to Properly Clean Your Lenses, Filters, Mirror and Sensor

If you're like me, the thought of touching, let alone fully cleaning your precious glass or even worse, your sensor, strikes fear into your heart. …

Particles

How Much Can You Overexpose Negative Film? Have a Look!

Want to see how much you can overexpose C-41 color negative film and still get usable shots? Photographer Daniel Lachman of Retro Camera Review …

Cinematography

Unseen - Photographs and text by Ivette Spradlin | LensCulture

Backs to the camera, my subjects are mostly unseen. Their gestures ride the line between vulnerability and empowerment, bending the idea of confrontation in portraiture. Instead of gazing at the viewer, they gaze into darkness.<p>Do they see potential or uncertainty? Do they feel hope or anxiety? …

Photography

5 Lessons Bruce Gilden Has Taught Me About Street Photography

Bruce Gilden is one of the best street photographers currently alive. He is a photographer who has had a deep influence on me and my approach in …

Prosopagnosia

Project info<p>Using the circular frame I telescope back in time to reconcile distinct representations of past and present self. The images in this series are of people that I held close relationships with and spans over 10 years. These portraits question the accuracy of memories and the ultimately …

The Brain

The Man Who Sold the World - Photographs and text by David Molina | LensCulture

“Heroes” is a personal body of work about my family and how my uncle’s heroin addiction and his death from overdose affected and changed our lives.<p>Heroin brought and took away the life of Santi, my uncle. In the little part of his days that I remember, there was music and there was drugs, but he …

Heroin

Losing Identity - Photographs and text by Pushkar Raj Sharma | LensCulture

In today’s digital world, access to cameras has become relatively easy, so everyone with a camera is a photographer. But there are few who stand apart and make an identity. I personally relate to this identity crisis — have I lost my identity on the streets while making one?<p>In this series, it’s my …

Photography

10 Extraordinary Travel Photos by Roger Stonehouse

Authentic, vivid, raw travel photography that captures the essence of a place without sugarcoating it is more difficult to come by than you might think, but Roger Stonehouse has mastered the art.<p>His photos--including his very popular 'Punk and Monk' image of a young monk and his friend (possibly …

Photography

Minimalism with a Wide-angle Lens

When you think about minimalism in photography, photos taken with a macro or long lens often comes to mind. These lenses can easily blur the …

Landscape Photography

Nigerian Identity - Video interview with Ima Mfon | LensCulture

For these portraits, I use a plain background to eliminate any cultural or ethnic context. Viewers are not allowed to place these subjects in the expected settings, whether of urban disrepair or African wilderness. I want to contest the predictable “National Geographic” approach to peoples who may …

Nigeria

Artificial, Natural, or Available Light? Finding the Light That's Right for You

A photograph is essentially light permanently captured on a medium. Photography is all about the way you capture light. The camera itself doesn’t …

This DSLR Spent 2 Years in a Lake… and the Memory Card Survived

The photos on the memory card in a DSLR can survive more than what you might think. This past weekend, a man named David McFadyen was exploring …

San Luis Obispo

See The World Through The Eyes of Animals With This RAW Processing Software

If you’ve ever dreamed of seeing the world through the eyes of a wild animal or insect, then you happen to be in luck. A team led by scientist Jolyon …

Video Tutorials

Blemished Eye - Photographs by David Booker | LensCulture

<i>“I have always been drawn to images that have a dark undertone to them, particularly when combined with a sensual or sexual element.”</i><p>—David Booker in conversation with LensCulture Contributing Editor, Joanne Carter.<p>While seemingly unbearably intimate, David Booker’s images of his wife, Eve, allow …

Biographies