Jonathan Sidwell

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How I Upload My Photos to Facebook or The Photographer's Guide To Photo Formats For The Web

If there is one thing I get asked, and that has been answered online time and again, it's "How do I get my photos to look like I want them to look on …

Food Photography Tip: Don’t Ignore the Background

When I photograph food, I’m very particular about everything in the frame. The tabletop, textiles, colors, and dishes all play a role to bring a the …

How to Make a Dirt-Cheap DIY Ring Light from a Frisbee and Some LED Strips

Got $30, a frisbee and some free time this week? Need a ring light? If you answered yes to both of those questions, we’ve got a neat, quick and super …

Comprehensive Guide Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Codecs

If you’re thinking about adding a video component to your portfolio, one of the most important-but-confusing things you’ll have to wrap your head …

Watch: This Optical Illusion Will Make You Hallucinate

A neurological principle first written about by Aristotle can make you trip.<p>Dropping a tab of acid is a surefire way to experience a hallucination, but for a less chemical-heavy trip, set aside two minutes and watch this video. Then immediately look away. Come back when you’re done.<p>Freaky, right? …

How to Use Channel Mixer in Photoshop to Create Amazing Black and White Images

In the early days of digital, one of the biggest criticisms was that black and white images were nowhere near as good as their film based …

Simple Photoshop Script Imports Multiple Images as Layers in a Single Document

No matter how many hours you spend in Photoshop each day, it’s inevitable there’s a feature or utility within the app you’re yet to use or are …

How To Avoid Getting Underpaid As A Photographer

How to Avoid Getting Underpaid – Borrow from another Industry<p>The passion for photography can easily be turned into a profitable career. Plenty of …

Sixteen-Year-Old Artist Wins National Art Competition with Masterful Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait | Colossal

<p>For the past four years, 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh has participated in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, an art contest for children …

The Enormous Astronaut Sculpture at Coachella

Chances are, that if you have a friend who attended the first weekend of the music and art festival Coachella this year, you've already seen this huge astronaut sculpture. Los Angeles-based company Poetic Kinetic Inc. is behind <i>Escape Velocity</i>, a 36-foot-tall monumental mobile sculpture that's …

Animal Logos Construction

Designing visual identities and logos is all about simplifying the form until you get the basic shapes that represent the form. There are several …

Graphic Design

Labyrinthine Drawings of Interconnected Rooms by Mathew Borrett | Colossal

Proxima Nova – Sans Serif Font Family by Mark Simonson

The Proxima Nova font family.<p>Famous typeface designer Mark Simonson has created the <b>Proxima Nova</b> font family as a gap between sans fonts like Futura …

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit …

Nayma – Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

Nayma – WordPress Theme.<p>The <b>Nayma</b> theme is a true all-rounder. This responsive and multi-purpose WordPress theme is well suited for a variety of …

4 Lessons Designers Could Learn From The Hoefler & Frere-Jones Split

The most successful type partnership of our generation has ended. Here’s what could have been done differently.<p>Two weeks ago, type designer Tobias Frere-Jones filed a blistering lawsuit against his erstwhile partner, Jonathan Hoefler, claiming that he’d been cheated out of his half of Hoefler & …

Lively Mid-Century Style Illustrations by Peter Donnelly - The Fox Is Black

Peter Donnelly is an Irish illustrator who lives and works in Dublin. Strongly influenced by 1950’s modern design, his work is inventive, bright and …

Old Hollywood Moviestars Made from Layers of Packing Tape

Ukranian-born, Philadelphia-based Mark Khaisman manipulates layers of translucent packing tape on light boxes to produce portraits rich with texture and shading. Khaisman hand-rolls each piece of tape and slowly develops the layers to create depth and detail, adding and removing pieces until the …

How to win followers and thinkfluence people

For many, Twitter has become a useful tool for increasing the scope and impact of their work. For others, it can be something of a mystery, with users feeling clueless as to how they might transition from one of the followers to one of the followed. Here are tips on how to maximize your Twitter …

How a 365 Project Changed My Life

Just over a year ago, photography was my most precious hobby. I really enjoyed it and took photos fairly often, but I felt that if I wanted to take …

A Maldives Beach Awash in Bioluminescent Phytoplankton Looks Like an Ocean of Stars | Colossal

<p>While vacationing on the Maldives Islands, Taiwanese photographer Will Ho stumbled onto an incredible stretch of beach covered in millions of …

Full review of the Leica Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH lens, including specifications, performance charts, overview, sharpness and vignetting tests as well as sample images and links for further research.

<i>Last updated September 19th, 2014</i><p>The Leica description for this lens<p><b>Out-performs the human eye!</b><p>After more than 30 years, Leica breaks its own record …

Cameras

A Concise Guide to Lightroom Develop Presets

Wedding Photography Workflow Tips

Running a successful photography business is a juggling act. There’s so much more to it than simply taking pictures. Without a solid business plan …

PBC Corporate Identity Design by Attila Horvath / Darkoo™

Corporate Design Inspiration.<p>PBC/Public Business Contact is a Hungarian company. Attila Horvath of studio Darkoo™ was asked to develop the corporate …

The Ultimate Guide to Adjustment Layers – Channel Mixer

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to create hand-tinted grayscale image effects with the Channel Mixer Adjustment Layer in Photoshop. Let's …

How to Make a Portrait of a Stranger in 8 Easy Steps

How to Make a Portrait of a Stranger in 8 Easy Steps - get over the fear of photographing strangers with Valerie Jardin's easy to follow steps.

Photomatix Pro 5 - How to Use the Contrast Optimizer

In the last video, I have shown you what the new features of Photomatix Pro 5 are. And probably the most important one is the Contrast Optimizer. The …

Photoshop Layer Masks: Refine Mask

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …