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These cheap Soviet lenses are as out of this world as their "Jupiter" name would imply

Jupiter was a class of lens made by manufacturers of the former Soviet Union. There were quite a few different lenses in the Jupiter lineup, and in …

Carl Zeiss

‘Fading’ Portraits Captured by Hand-Painting Developer Onto Exposures

These are not Photoshop creations and they are not double exposures. In a world of digital manipulation, Hungarian photographer Judit Cholnoky‘s …

Child Photography: How to Photograph Babies

Every parent has the desire of capturing the innocent smile of their baby in the camera. However, bringing out the best photographs of babies is not …

How To Photograph The Female Face – Portrait Photography

Whether it’s a wife, girlfriend, daughter or even a complete stranger – when you photograph a female’s face, she expects you to make her look …

Landscape Photography

How to Make V-Flats for Studio Portraiture: A Step-by-Step Video Tutorial

New York City-based editorial and commercial portrait photographer Felix Kunze says that the number one question he gets asked by people is how he …

Photography

If Non-Photographers Were Asked to Work For Free…

Requests for free work come in more ways than one. Would you agree to work for free? The visual art industry—including photography—is split into two …

Landscape Photography

The Quickest Way to Sharpen Images in Photoshop

What’s the fastest way to sharpen an image in Adobe Photoshop? Chelsea Northrup has the solution—and it doesn’t involve the “Sharpen” tool:<p>The trick …

Tutorials

Clever Half-and-Half Photos by a Couple on Opposite Sides of the World

Seok Li and Danbi Shin are an couple who create art together as Shinliart. A while back, their relationship turned into a long-distance one: Shin is …

51 Things Photography Has Taught Me

I was asked recently be an enthusiastic beginner photographer, “What would you say is your number piece of advice that would help make me a better …

Street Photography

How to Schedule and Post to Instagram From a Computer

Social networks are a good way to advertise a photographer's work. Sometimes, with all the different platforms available, it becomes difficult to …

Social Media

How to Properly Clean Your Lenses, Filters, Mirror and Sensor

If you're like me, the thought of touching, let alone fully cleaning your precious glass or even worse, your sensor, strikes fear into your heart. …

Landscape Photography

Light Appears to Drip from Trees in these Long-Exposure Photos by Vitor Schietti | Colossal

<p>For his series of experimental photography titled <i>Impermanent Sculptures</i>, photographer Vitor Schietti worked with fireworks and long-exposure …

What is a raw file? We explain the pros and cons

What is a raw file exactly, and is it always better than a JPEG? Shooting raw files can transform the quality of your photos, and in this tutorial we …

Tutorials

Photography’s Catch 22 – How To Get Work With No Experience

Once the decision is made to actually work within the photography industry rather than simply enjoy it as a craft or hobby, the whole dynamic of how …

Leadership

X-Photographer’s Spotlight – Bert Stephani

By on May 19, 2015 • ( 6 Comments )<p>Tell us about yourself and what got you into photography? How did you develop your style in photography?<p>I’m from …

Street Photography

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The Forgotten Faces of Contemporary China - Photographs and text by Nick Ng | LensCulture

<i>We first discovered this work after it was submitted to the Visual Storytelling Awards 2014. Although it was not chosen as a finalist by the jury, the editors of LensCulture were impressed and decided to publish this feature article about it. Enjoy!</i><p>The rise of China over the past three decades has …

China

Magnum Selling $100 6×6 Signed Prints of Shots That ‘Changed Everything’

Magnum Photos continues to serve as an honored photographic cooperative with offices in New York, Paris, London, and Tokyo. Founding members of the …

Photographer Captures Twin Tornados Under a Huge Supercell Storm Cloud

A powerful storm rumbled by Simla, Colorado, last week, and at the scene was professional storm-chasing photographer Kelly DeLay, who captured this …

What Makes For Great Street Photography? - Resource

Severin MatusekAugust 13, 2014<p>Street photography is perhaps one of the most interesting and varied genres of photography. From high fashion on the …

Andre D. Wagner’s Street Photos of Life in Brooklyn

One of the most popular photographers we’ve featured recently is street photographer Andre D. Wagner. Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Wagner now …

Street Photography

The Unseen Lives of Train Hoppers

Golden Gate Bridge<br>Mike Brodie<p>1 of 16<p>“Behind every discarded objects, there’s a story," says Mike Brodie. Days before the new year, the photo …

Photographers

This is What Photographers Can Do About Unwanted Digital Image Noise

Have you ever returned from a photo shoot only to be disappointed in the results because your images lack spark? Perhaps, they had low contrast, and …

The Online Depth of Field Simulator is Now Available as a Free Android App

A couple of months ago, we featured a helpful little web app called the Bokeh Simulator and Depth of Field Calculator. The website allows …

Lighting 101: Light Qualities

You are watching a free tutorial from Lighting 101.<br>To view the entire course, upgrade to Premium or purchase it in the SLR Lounge Store.<p>X<p>The …

Photography

5 Inexpensive & Creative DIY Lighting Setups To Help You Save Money | DigitalRev

Here at SLR Lounge, we are currently eating, breathing, sleeping and dreaming about light. With the release of Lighting 101, you’d think we would get …

Off-camera flash tips for outdoor portrait photography

<i>Add a sense of drama to your outdoor portraits with a burst of off-camera flash. Follow our step-by-step guide to blending flash with ambient light…</i> …

Photography

Using Histograms in Photography

The trick with taking pictures is getting the exposure correct. The exposure is a product of the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. How can you tell …

Landscape Photography

4 Ways to Transform Everyday Life Into Interesting Photography

If you’re someone who believes that the only way to create memorable or interesting photos is to travel to a tropical paradise or scale a mountain or …

Exposing to the Right Explained

Exposing to the right, or “ETTR,” is an approach to photography that is as helpful as it is controversial. On one hand, exposing to the right is yet …

Tutorials