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Saint Laurent Muse Anja Rubik Strips Down for Legendary Photographer Nobuyoshi Araki

Known for confrontational, often very explicit bondage-themed images, Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki has long been a favorite of Saint Laurent designer Anthony Vaccarello. While Araki’s fetishistic photography has often been described as shocking, its larger purpose is to expose the …

How NOT to Become a Brand Ambassador as a Photographer

I’ve often received emails from photographers who have approached my little brand, 3 Legged Thing with offers of “collaboration”. There’s is nothing …

Online Life

A Look at How HBO’s ‘Insecure’ Lights Black Actors so Well

Here’s a 2-minute video that offers a look at how the HBO series ‘Insecure’ makes its black actors look so good on camera. What is it that makes …

Acting

3 Ways to Add High Quality Film Grain Using Photoshop

Here’s a 10-minute video tutorial by PiXimperfect that teaches how to add artificial film grain to your photos. Learn three ways to give your digital …

A Comprehensive Color Theory Guide for Photographers

We talk about composition a lot, but have you ever really dived into the subject of color theory and thought about how it applies to your …

I’m a Full-Time Photographer Because of Instagram: Here’s How I Did It

My name is Sam Vox. I am a freelance photographer from Tanzania. I became a full-time photographer because of my Instagram account. In this post, …

Social Media

111 Portrait Looks with Different Lights and Modifiers

German photographer Michael Quack has created a helpful resource for photographers getting started with portrait lighting equipment. It’s a look at …

Tutorials

10 Tips for Self Publishing a Photo Book Through Kickstarter

In January 2016 I launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to get my first book, <i>Animal Soul</i>, printed. Here I will share ten things I learned that …

Crowd Funding

How To Win a Photography Grant

“It can be really daunting and intimidating to write an application but you just have to go for it.” — Michael Vince Kim<p>For photographers, grants are …

Syracuse University

Wedding Photo Ideas: The Best Ways to Share and Save Guests' Wedding Pics

Thanks to cell phones and social media, every single one of your guests can play the role of wedding photographer. Unless you've banned technology at your event, your guests will be able to catch special moments you may have missed and, let's face it, your photographer can't be everywhere at once! …

Catherine Opie's 700 Nimes Road review – LA's triple-threat shines like a diamond

Usually people are the subject of Catherine Opie’s photography, even when there’s no one there. Her images of 700 Nimes Road are of a well-kept home and the rarefied belongings therein. But as we stumble through photos of sun-sparkled jewelry, luxurious dresses, furs and Oscar statuettes, an …

Photographers

The photos celebrating urban youth culture in Johannesburg

In a relatively short time, Soweto-born photographer and artist Musa Nxumalo has developed a distinct visual style. Documenting South African youth as they experience their daily routines as well as nightlife, Nxumalo conveys a spirit that is raw and evocative of youth culture in Johannesburg. …

Photographer Catherine Opie’s Time Is Now

Acclaimed artist Catherine Opie is at the top of her field, with numerous shows this winter and a recently published book, ‘700 Nimes Road,’ featuring the gowns, shoes and jewelry that Opie shot at Elizabeth Taylor’s Bel Air estate in 2011<p>By<p>Michael Slenske<p><b>FOR THREE DECADES</b> Catherine Opie has …

Art

How to Use the Local Adjustments Tools Inside Lightroom

Whenever you take a photo, no matter what the subject, it would be extremely unusual if it couldn’t be improved in some way by making local …

10 Different Ways You Can Use a Single Softbox

When you’re just starting out in photography, you may not have a lot of money to invest in putting together a high-end arsenal of studio lighting …

‘Bachelorette’ Portraits Show Women On the Wildest Night of Their Lives

When looking at NY-based photographer Dina Litovsky‘s images, you can almost hear the drunken shrieks and clicking of massively too high heels. …

How To Create The Film Look In Lightroom Without Presets

You’ve probably come across presets for Lightroom that claim to create the film look on your pictures. And while some really do the job, most of the …

Tutorials

Video: How to Use the Sun During Shoots at Sunrise, Noon, and Magic Hour

The sun can be a photographer’s best friend: it is a constant source of light that lasts all day and doesn’t require any power from your end to keep …

7 Things I Learned from My Portfolio Review

Last weekend I went to the small city of Ballarat in Australia for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. I took a portfolio of prints of my most …

Over Head

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Apple said to be offering replacements for 'very small number' of Apple TVs with WiFi issues

The Apple TV has seen its share of issues crop up and then be fixed by software updates, but it looks like at least some are proving to be too difficult for some fresh firmware to fix. According to a support document obtained by <i>9 to 5 Mac</i>, Apple has informed employees at its Apple Stores and …

Every Lane is a Bike Lane

Posted on April 9, 2013 by in Columnist, Featured Content with 4 Comments<p>Turns out every lane really is a bike lane. Some of us knew this already, …

Los Angeles

Women Mean Business

Posted on April 11, 2013 by in Advocacy, Columnist with 4 Comments<p><i>This is a guest post from Rebecca Susman, Membership and Outreach Manager at</i> …

Cycling

The Thing We Carry

The way you haul a burden can turn out to be loaded with meaning<p>Mainly, I was hoping my boss would be hosting a meeting when I got to work so for comic effect I could open his door and give him back the borrowed leaf blower in front of a bunch of important corporate people. I wasn’t thinking, at …