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Elena Paraskeva: Surreal and Expressive Editorial Portraits

<i>All images by Elena Paraskeva. Used with permission.</i><p>Elena Paraskeva is a freelance portrait photographer based in Cyprus. Her story is an interesting …

High-flying photographer Vincent Laforet captures the radiant world below him

On the first day of an ambitious yearlong project to photograph 10 cities at night, Pulitzer Prize winner Vincent Laforet leaned out of a helicopter door, 7,500 feet above Manhattan. His first thought was of his children. His second was of how long it would take to fall to his death (41 seconds, …

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Photojournalist Loses Life’s Work After Burglars Steal Hard Drives

Camera gear may be expensive and painful to have stolen, but your photos are priceless and devastating to lose. A photographer’s worst nightmare just …

6 Reasons Why Digital SLRs Are (And Will Be) Cool

Digital SLRs don’t get a lot of love these days. Challenged by mirrorless cameras, smartphones, and occasionally even tablets, DSLRs have almost …

The Benefits of Optimizing Your Workflow Can Be Massive

I've had this discussion with more than 20 photographers so far. At the end, we all agree on the same thing: workflow. Workflow needs to be efficient …

This Rare Leica Noctilux 50mm f/1 Lens Comes with Its Own Humidor

Here’s one way to identify a pricey lens: it comes with a dedicated luxury humidor for humidity control. Back in 2008, as Leica was ending a …

Photographer Captures the Ruins of the Soviet Space Shuttle Program

Russian urban exploration photographer Ralph Mirebs recently paid a visit to the Baikonur Cosmodrome, where inside a giant abandoned hangar are …

Warning: Watch Out for Fake Memory Cards on eBay

Always buy your memory cards from reputable sources. Go for a “sweet deal” through a place like eBay, and you could be in for a lot of pain and …

This is the ‘Dehaze’ Tool Coming to Lightroom

At Adobe MAX 2014 last October, Adobe gave a tech preview of a new “dehaze” feature that it’s currently developing that can seemingly magically …

The Best Photos From Your Shot: Gazing Up and Hanging Out

Every day here at National Geographic, our photo editors look through somewhere between 4,000 and 8,000 images that are uploaded to our photo community, Your Shot. Of those images, 12 are selected to shine in what we call the Daily Dozen. And from those photos, only one is chosen. And by chosen, I …

Uncanny Photographs Capture the View From Car Wash Bays in the Dead of Night

In the dead of night, Hudson Valley-based photographer Mark Lyon can be seen slipping into deserted car wash bays fallen silent with the setting of …

A Quick Way To Add a Dusty Atmosphere In Photoshop

I’m sure that you have had that experience in which, after hours of editing a photo you shot, you still sense that there is something missing, but …

​Suspending Time: Miniature and Landscape Photography - Photographs by Yoav Friedlander | LensCulture

<i>I base my thesis on the recognition that our world is informed by images. Photographs represent and replace experiences, memories, landscapes and objects. Our past still exists in the form of photographs, and we will move on to a future which be is based on those photographs and the context through</i> …

Using High-Tech Photography to Reveal Ancient Rock Art

Human Journey<p>During the second part of our adventure into the dark realms deep within Dahaisi cave where legends say a giant white snake dwells, we discovered and documented an ancient pathway worn smooth by ancient visitors to the cave. However, the main reason we came to Dahaisi was to document …

Stars Over San Francisco And the Golden Gate Bridge

Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2: A ‘Dream’ Portrait Lens from China

ZY Optics, the Chinese company behind Mitakon and Zhongyi lenses and adapters, has announced its new Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens. It’s an …

Camlet Mount DSLR Tablet Controller And Real Time Viewer From $35 (video)

Earlier this month we featured the Manfrotto Digital Director DSLR tablet system that is priced at a whooping $500, but if your budget will not …

10 Beliefs That Suck the Life out of Photographers

What if I told you that it’s not the industry, the bad economy, where you live, what camera you shoot with, how many lights you have or how small …

Bedroom Portraits: Visions of the Outside World

Picture Stories<p>Back in 1996, photographer and artist Marja Pirila was making a lot of environmental portraits. “Environmental” is photography-speak for images of people where the space around them provides context to who they are. But something was about to revolutionize the way Pirila made her …

Photographer train hops across the American Southwest with an iPhone and a sleeping bag

In a state of frustration with his comfortable lifestyle and its stifling effect on his photography, Kevin Russ chose to strap a sleeping bag to his …

My Photos Helped Sell a Home in 8 Days After It Was on the Market for 8 Months

See this house? It languished on the Orlando, Florida, market for 224 days. It’s no wonder; with a photo like that who would want to come see it? A …

Back-Button Focusing: How to Use Full Auto and Full Manual Controls at the Same Time

What is Back-Button Focusing (BBF)?<p>With most cameras, you depress the shutter button half way to focus and then to actually take the picture the …

Unusual Photo Questions Asked at a Camera Store in Ventura, California

Photography-centric web comic CLICKittyCAT published a series of one-liner comics this week based on true stories it gathered from a camera store in …

Creating Wedding Cinemagraphs with Photographer Lindsay Adler

New York-based photographer and instructor Lindsay Adler recently collaborated with cinemagraph software maker Flixel to create a set of three …

How Photoshop’s Sharpening Tools Work and How to Best Use Them

Want a better understanding of how Photoshop’s sharpening filters work and how to best use them? Here’s a tutorial in which Photoshop expert Deke …

Creating a Conceptual Wedding Photo of a Sideways World in a Bar

In my work, the concept and the pre-visualization of the images are the key issues. It’s all about fresh ideas and trying to achieve something that …

Mind-Bending Optical Illusions Created With Photo Manipulation

Erik Johansson is a Swedish photographer and retoucher based in Berlin who is well known on the Internet for his amazing surreal photo manipulations …

Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up?

This post is a curmudgeonly look at the current state of landscape photography.<p>I was in Munich yesterday, munching on some bratwurst and drinking a …