Jas Courtis

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Nadav Kander: Dust review – haunting and painterly

During the cold war, Kurchatov and Priozersk on the borderlands between Russia and Kazakhstan were secret cities, closed off to foreigners and not identified on official maps. These were the sites where, for four decades, Russian scientists created prototype atomic bombs and developed an advanced …

Powerful Photo Series Documents the Final Generation of Foot Binding in China

For <i>Living History</i>, photographer Jo Farrell paints a stark yet complex portrait of China’s now-illegal practice of foot binding. Fueled by her desire …

How to Best Utilize the Various Metering Modes in Your Camera

A camera determines exposure by using metering modes. While Matrix metering is typically used and recommended for many settings, Spot and …

How to Create ‘Vortex Star Trails’ in Nightsky Astrophotography Time-Lapses

A common technique used in still astrophotography is the creation of startrails, a method by which a photographer overlays multiple long-exposure …

7 Reasons Why Prime Lenses are Better Than Zoom Lenses to Improve Your Photography

Debates in the photography community are quite common, ranging from topics on photographic gear to brands and much more. One such never-ending debate …

How to Capture Amazing Photos of Piers Using 3 Key Elements of Composition

Ahh, the romance of piers in photographs, novels and movies. They evoke many memories – of storms, sunsets, family vacations, loneliness and the …

Landscape Photography

Portraits and Life Stories of Beloved Childhood Teddy Bears

<i>Belongs to: Bono & Ali Hewson</i><p><i>This little bear is a memory of one of the most incredible men in my life. Greg Carroll became a great friend of myself</i> …

Expressive Photography by Tom Kondrat

Beautiful and Expressive Photography.<p>Tom Kondrat is a remarkable photographer originally from Warsaw, Poland, currently living and working in Taipei, …

Photography

10 Great Photographer Promos

Standing out from the crowd is a key goal of photographer promotions. In the days of yore, a promo sent to a photo editor might have headed for the …

DIY: Create a Dead Simple Product Shot Setup Using One Light and Tin Foil

If you’re looking for a dead-simple product shot setup that will yield impressive results, this two minute tutorial is just what you’re …

‘Suburban Splendor’: Portraits Capture Coming of Age in Utah

For <i>Suburban Splendor</i>, Brooklyn-based photographer Brian Shumway returns to his suburban roots, challenging both the optimism of mid-century American …

Video Tutorial: How to Create Clean, Flawless Photoshop Actions

Photoshop actions can be a critical resource in any photographer’s workflow. Turning otherwise monotonous tasks into an autonomous utility, actions …

COLORS

Project info<p>I am a Japanese and am weak in English.I appreciate your kind cooperation.<p>TITLE:"COLORS"<p>The themes of my work are the everyday and the familiar. What is familiar to me, however, could be new to the viewer. It could also be revelatory or something previously overlooked. It is the …

Geometry

Using Composition to Create More Powerful Portraits

As part of my series on portrait photography, in this article, I will discuss composition, one of the most important aspects of creating a good …

Dungeons, Dragons & Design: Geek Chic's Gorgeous Gaming Tables

David Roentgen's transforming gaming table is the most amazing piece of furniture I've ever seen. It's also from the 18th Century. But here in the …

Board Games