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World Press Photo Strips Giovanni Troilo of His First Prize Win for Misrepresenting Photo

In a surprising turn of events, the World Press Photo organization has announced that it will be withdrawing the 1st prize award it had given …

Photojournalism

How to Refine Photoshop Layer Masks with an Overlay Brush

There are a thousand ways to create a layer mask in Photoshop. Many of them will yield a gray-scale mask with many shades of gray, and it can be a …

Write Your Signature with a Long Exposure Photo of the Moon

Ever since light painting exploded onto the scene some years ago, writing your signature by waving a light source in a long exposure has become a …

Photography

How to Add Clouds to a Sky in Photoshop

To add realistic clouds to any sky we recommend using these techniques to match colors, tones, and style from one image to another.

Straighten, Rotate, or Flip A Photo in Lightroom

<i>Note: This post is from our book Develop Great Images in Lightroom (available on iBookstore & Scribd).</i><p>A crooked photo can be downright distracting …

How to Read a Histogram

The histogram is a readout of information that tells you things that you won’t necessarily see in the image that you shoot. If you know anything …

Richard Kalvar – Inspiration From Masters Of Photography

Richard Kalvar is an American Photographer associated with the most famous Magnum Photos right since 1975. It all began to happen when Richard made a …

15 Powerful Documentary Photography Stories

When we speak about a documentary photo story, we look at the change we can bring upon the individual or a community through the pictures. The …

Go Inside the Lives of Families Affected by Gun Violence

Family members gather around Albert Vaughn’s coffin to say goodbye. “Lil Al” was beaten to death with a baseball bat by<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Carlos Javier …

Fire Flies

This Group Photo Was Captured by a Satellite Camera 373 Miles Overhead

This past week, 300 employees at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) posed for an unusual group picture to mark Israeli Space Week. They arranged …

Here's Offworld Trading Company, a real-time strategy game that's trying something new

So far as the strategy gaming community is concerned, Soren Johnson earned his stripes back in 2005, when he designed the highly-regarded <i>Civilization 4.</i><p>Since then he has worked on <i>Spore</i>, done a stint with Zynga and maintained a blog on game design.<p>Now he's back in the thick of Windows PC strategy …

Trading

Why Apple Selling Fewer iPads Is Actually A Huge Achievement

Why do we critique Apple for building a product with longevity?<p>iPad sales are down, technically. Apple still sold 20 million of them last quarter, but Wall Street says a company like Apple is never supposed to sell less of anything. And so when Apple sells 4% fewer iPads in 2014 (and 18% fewer in …

Brevitē is a Simple New Camera Backpack that Draws Admiration but Not Unwanted Attention

There’s a new camera bag on the horizon that may be worth keeping your eye on: it’s called the Brevitē, and it’s a simple backpack that packs the …

Backpacking

How I Built a Custom Desk and Wire-Free Workspace for My Photo Editing

For years I’ve struggled with my workspace, I’ve had loads of different ones, from small ones in the corner of the living room in my old apartment to …