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The Mary Virginia Swanson Mixtape & 2013 FOCUS Award for Lifetime Achievement in Photography

The Amazing Mary Virginia Swanson<br>photograph by Jessica Tampas<p>I would not have the career I have today without the opportunities afforded me to join …

Julia Fullerton-Batten: Tokyo

Shimo Supermarket, 2013 from Tokyo<p>Julia Fullerton-Batten is a fine art and editorial photographer who began her career by creating staged portraits …

Prince George's christening portrait shows royals in beige but cheerful light

With all due respect to Mr Middleton and his camera, thank goodness the happy royal parents have hired a professional to shoot the new baby's christening pictures. Jason Bell's formal group portrait of the core royals and their in-laws is pretty perfect as a document of another event in the …

A Day in the Life of a Coffee Table Book Photographer

Jordan Matter’s love affair with photography began when he became captivated by the beauty of the view from a mountain peak, but quickly realized …

Care to Buy an Antique 400mm Soviet Lens on eBay… for $488K?

Next time a spouse or friend razzes you for spending too much on camera gear, try pointing out all the cool, expensive stuff you <i>didn’t</i> buy. Like the …

Stop Motion Short Takes You on an Adventure Through Old Photographs

We’ve seen a lot of stop motion productions, but rarely do we see one that incorporates such a unique technique like the one below. In “Paper …

Mark Cohen's waist-height view of the world – in pictures

The American photographer has spent decades secretly shooting 'intrusive' photographs of the people in his Pennsylvania town. And he never looks through the viewfinder to take them ...

Steve McCurry Reveals Iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ Portrait Was Almost Passed Over by Editor

It might be hard to believe in retrospect, but it turns out that Steve McCurry‘s most famous photograph, the iconic ‘Afghan Girl,’ was almost passed …

Striking 13-Photo Composite Captures Two Galaxies and a Comet in the Same Image

We’ve found reason to share Czech astrophotographer Miloslav Druckmüller‘s breathtaking work once before when we showed you his composite of a total …

7 Unmissable Tips for Better Flower Photos

People and flowers are two of the most frequently photographed subjects. That’s not a groundbreaking revelation, and it makes sense given that …

Stopping Time: How to Create Powerful Photography

In the digital age, anyone with a smartphone or a mediocre DSLR can take a decent picture—even striking images with lovely composition, content, and …

Successful 21-Year-Old Photog Shares His Inspirational World View at TEDxYouth

There’s a belief that being successful as a photographer these days runs the possibility gamut from difficult to almost impossible, but examples like …

See Chess Pieces Brought to Life in These Creative Portraits

There are a total of six piece types in the game of Chess, and Italian photographer Francesco Ridolfi has managed to bring each of them — in both …

How to make a pinhole camera from concrete

October 19, 2013 /Photography News/ If you ever wanted to make your own pinhole camera but didn't know how, here is one tutorial that can help you …