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Google is making the excellent Nik Collection for professional photographers completely free

Big news for the professional and enthusiast photographers out there: Google is making the entirety of Nik Software’s photo editing suite completely free.<p>It’s a big deal – Nik Software has been around for about two decades, and its film-like filters and other editing tools are some of the most …

The Master of Candid Photography Presents "Life is Once, Forever"

At the Menil Collection, the sleek and storied art museum offers a snapshot into the extensive street photography collection of Henri …

Deadbody, by Miya Folick

Heavy sludge, catchy riffs, and monotone vocals fuse for a fresh configuration of grunge. Bandcamp New & Notable<p>Anthemic emo carried by resounding …

Kenneth Leishman: Compelling Color Pinhole Photography

<i>All images by Kenneth Leishman. Used with permission.</i><p>Pinhole images I’ve always thought were absolutely stunning, beautiful and the absolute best …

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Smart Contrast Action: My Preferred Way To Increase Contrast in Photoshop

Nothing could be simpler than increasing contrast of your image in Photoshop, right? But as is my usual, I prefer control over convenience and take …

A Blueprint for Getting Started in Travel Photography

It was a beautiful day in Montreal. I was on a regular afternoon jog listening to a popular photography podcast. The topic of the episode was travel …

This Is What It’s Like to Build a Large Format Camera Out of Plywood

I have had the itch to try large format photography again recently. I loved it when I was in college, but it’s a very pricy and time consuming …

Why You Should Be Excited for Lens Innovations to Come

Years ago, two companies did something very big for the lens manufacturing world in the photo industry. Those two companies were Zeiss and Sigma. …

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How to host an art show if you can’t afford gallery space

Facing impossible rents and seeking to exhibit beyond the white walls of conventional galleries, these days, curators host exhibitions just about anywhere – from lavatories (like east London’s White Cubicle Toilet Gallery), to car boots (the preferred site of south London curatorial collective …

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The NYPL Just Released More Than 180,000 Images. We Picked the Best of Old New York

The NYPL Bookmobile in the Bronx, 1950s. (All photos: Public Domain/From the New York Public Library)<p>In a boon for history lovers everywhere, the New …

January Hymn - The Decemberists

Selecting a Portrait Lens With Correct Focal Length

I know this topic is covered here and there and everywhere: in school and online, in workshops and lectures, on street corner posters and graffiti …

Selecting A Portrait Lens With Correct Focal Length

<i>This is a syndicated blog post from the Photo Palace by Anton Orlov. It is being republished here with permission.</i><p>I know this topic is covered here …

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Stop Apple Photos from Auto Launching in OS X with One Command

If you’re a Mac user and are annoyed that OS X automatically launches Apple Photos every time you connect a device or insert a memory card, there’s …

Yale University Unveils 170,000 Fascinating Photos Documenting the Great Depression and WWII

During the mid-1930s, in the thick of the Great Depression, the New Deal administration sent photographers like Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, and Arthur Rothstein to document all walks of American life across the country. Under the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, those …

Great Depression

LensCulture - Contemporary Photography

Recent<p>AwardsHere/Still/NowPaul D’AmatoPoverty runs rampant on Chicago’s West Side, and yet its residents are largely ignored by the media—as well as those around them. A series that looks closely at the individual people who make up this community rather than considering them as a …

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An Introduction to the Many Kinds of Clamps Used in Photo Shoots

Photographer Jay P. Morgan of <i>The Slanted Lens</i> made this helpful 7-minute video tutorial that provides a crash course on the different types of clamps …

Polaroid University is an Online Photography School Taught by Industry Pros

Polaroid is teaming up with professional photographers to launch Polaroid University, an online photography education program that provides a crash …

Advanced Photo Enlargement Processing for Digital Photos

I have specialized in the processing and printing of digital photographs since 1997, and since 1999, have fine tuned that specialty to wide format …

Adobe Quietly Added 10-Bit Color to Photoshop CC on OS X: Here’s How to Enable It

In October 2015, Apple quietly unlocked 10-bit color in its release of the OS X El Capitan operating system update. 3rd party software didn’t support …

Perspective and Light Help Turn the Surface of Water Into a Magical Mirror

For his project titled “Mirrors,” Montreal, Canada-based photographer Robin Cerutti took his camera underwater and shot sideways photos of models …