Jo Dimayuga

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Using Sun Flares and Starbursts to Create Stunning Images

Using Sun flares and Starbursts to Create Stunning Images - tips on how to create them and use them to make dynamic images

Photography

7 Tips for Better Street Photos

The art of street photography has produced some of the most moving pictures of all time. To capture forever the essence of a moment, or people's …

Landscape Photography

10 Tips for Taking More Interesting Photos

The end of one year and the beginning of another is always a time for reflection, and for many people a time to make New Year’s resolutions about …

Five Photography Bad Habits to Quit Today

Five Photography Bad Habits to Quit Today: hesitation, pixel peeping, too low ISO, luck shooting, and editing too many images.

50 Best Albums of 2013

The past 12 months had more great music going on than any year in recent memory. Some of the most innovative artists of the last decade — Kanye West, …

Music

Why We Love: Five Revelatory Books on the Psychology of the Heart

It’s often said that every song, every poem, every novel, every painting ever created is in some way “about” love. What this really means is that love is a central theme, an underlying preoccupation, in humanity’s greatest works. But what exactly <i>is</i> love? How does its mechanism spur such poeticism, …

Les Très Riches Heures de Mrs Mole: A Real-Life Ronald Searle Love Story

On New Year’s Eve 1969, Monica Searle was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer. Experimental at the time, chemotherapy — the course of action Monica’s doctor recommended — was a leap of faith. After each treatment, her husband, beloved British cartoonist Ronald Searle, made …

My 30 Day Adventure With The Fuji x100s

Please note that this is not a technical review of the Fuji x100s. There are many great reviews already written by photographers who are technically …

Cameras

Joan Didion on Keeping a Notebook

As a lover — and keeper — of diaries and notebooks, I find myself returning again and again to the question of what compels us — what propels us — to record our impressions of the present moment in all their fragile subjectivity. From <b>Joan Didion’</b>s 1968 anthology <b>Slouching Towards Bethlehem</b> (<i>public</i> …

No better way to welcome the weekend than this: How to be an explorer of the world: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/08/24/how-to-be-an-explorer-of-the-world-keri-smith/

Backyard Photography Tips

One of the most common questions I am asked at workshops is where I go to get my reference photos. Most people assume that I travel far and wide to …

Landscape Photography

3 of My Favorite Photography Books

We are all familiar with the old refrain, “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. Those who can’t teach, teach gym.” I’m still not sure about …

Photography

What Is Love? Famous Definitions from 400 Years of Literary History

After those collections of notable definitions of art, science, and philosophy, here comes a selection of poetic definitions of a peculiar phenomenon that is at once more amorphous than art, more single-minded than science, and more philosophical than philosophy itself. Gathered here are some of …

Veteran Street Photographer Offers Some No-BS Advice on How to Get Better

LA-based documentary and street photographer John Free has been practicing and teaching street photography for over 30 years. He’s taught workshops …

Summer Photography Tips and Techniques

<b>Beach Photography Tips</b><p>Being on the beach is all about fun, so make sure you capture the enjoyment. Get your friends or family to run on the sand; set …

Landscape Photography

Ai Weiwei exhibit offers a monumental study of contradiction

"Every generation throws a hero up the pop charts," Paul Simon once observed, and right now, on what could be called the pop art charts, China's Ai Weiwei is pretty much the biggest hero going, the toppermost of the poppermost.<p>Don't just take my word for it. In 2011, London's influential ArtReview …

Art

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

The Loveliest Short Story You Will Read Today Was Published on Craigslist

"Missed Connection" stays with you.<p>Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Chris Heller<p>Craigslist: that scourge of the newspaper industry, that den of lust, that middleman responsible for an untold number of bedbug crises.<p>Or, Craigslist: the Internet's simplest and most ingenious disruptor, a digital equivalent of …

How Alfred Hitchcock Changed One Boy’s Life

<b>Alfred Hitchcock</b> (August 13, 1899–April 29, 1980) was a legendary director, insightful happiness guru, and a masterful exploiter of human psychology. <b>Hitchcock, Piece by Piece</b> (<i>public library</i>) deconstructs what author <b>Laurent Bouzereau</b> calls “the Hitchcock touch,” in large part through …

Portrait Photography: How to Photograph People in the Harsh Midday Sun

Great tips and tricks on overcoming the harsh mid-day sun to create beautiful portraits on either side of the “golden hours” The Golden Time The best …

Photography

7 Ways To Create Authentic & Powerful Portraits

by Steven McConnell Do you remember the time you were learning to drive a car? If you’re like most people, it began as a purely technical, logical …

Photography

How to do Off-Camera Flash Photography with Canon Speedlites

Being faced with the prospect of using off-camera flash sends many new photographers running for the hills. Learning to use flash effectively can be …

Amartya Sen: India must focus on its women | China

India should learn from neighbouring Bangladesh about how to tap the energy of women in its efforts to spur development, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen.<p>China also provides a valuable model of how the state - long held in low esteem by free-market philosophers - can play a …

Crumpled Sky Map

Just where is Perseus? What about Ursa Minor? Stop asking and start finding out by carrying this Crumpled Sky Map around on your various outdoor …

Portable

TAPO : Guitar Capo with Built-In Tuner by EditorsKeys

<b>TAPO</b> is a combination of capo and tuner, best of both worlds in one device. There’s no need to carry both tuner and capo in your bag, raise the pitch …

Guitar

The rise and rise of American carbon

Shale gas fracking has helped US carbon emissions to fall. But American carbon extraction is still rising, undermining progress and increasing emissions overseas<p>You've probably heard that US carbon emissions have been falling. According to President Obama and energy commentators the world over, …

15 Surprising Examples Of Superman Being A Dickhead

He's one of the most iconic and oldest superheroes of all time. the man of steel, the devilishly handsome and decidedly buff Superman. And whilst …

How to Be an Explorer of the World

As a longtime fan of guerrilla artist and illustrator Keri Smith’s <i>Wreck This Box</i> set of interactive journals, part of these 7 favorite activity books for grown-ups, I was delighted to discover her <b>How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a wonderful compendium of …

10 Tips for Self Portrait Photography

Self portrait photos are becoming increasingly necessary in the modern world. Think about social media. Whatever platform you sign up for requires …

A Look at the Pros and Cons of Shooting RAW vs H.264

Ever since the Magic Lantern folks unlocked the ability to shoot RAW video on the 5D Mark III (and, subsequently, a few more cameras after that) the …