Amokwei Quarshie

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How to protect yourself from the 'Heartbleed' bug

A major new security vulnerability dubbed Heartbleed was disclosed Monday night with severe implications for the entire Web. The bug can scrape a server's memory, where sensitive user data is stored, including private data such as usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers.<p>It's an extremely …

Annie Leibovitz’s Stunningly Stylized Hollywood Portraits

<b>Lady Gaga</b><p>Sure it will cost you $2,500 but this gigantic book that's over two and a half feet tall and weighs an astounding 57 pounds isn't any ordinary book. Portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz draws from over 40 years of work to create this limited edition tome, joining only Helmut Newton and …

Charlie Chaplin

NASA Releases Beautiful ‘Gravity’-Inspired Photo Set Ahead of Oscar Night

<b>Spoiler Alert</b>: The first paragraph of this article gives away a major part of the movie ‘Gravity.’ Skip past it if you haven’t seen the movie …

Stunning Celebrity Portraits Taken at Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party

<b>Lupita Nyong'o</b><p>Did you catch last night's Oscars? If not, here's a quick recap. Jareto Leto and Lupita Nyong'o gave two eloquent and moving acceptance speeches, Ellen (or rather Bradley Cooper) took a celebrity-filled selfie that broke Twitter, and Leonardo DiCaprio didn't win..again. Of course, the …

Paul Rudd

New Webinar: Tips and Strategies to Grow Your Online Audience in 2014

No matter your specialty, as a photographer looking to get work you need to be able to answer these two basic questions: who is the audience you …

Photographer Explores Beauty Through Facial Symmetry

Both Sides Of is a series by photographer Alex John Beck that explores the definition of physical beauty. Each image in the British-born, New York-based photographer's collection is a composite offering two sets of symmetrical faces. One image takes the left half of the subject's face and mirrors …

Photography

How to Photograph Sunsets: 10 Tips for the Perfect Shot

We all love capturing sunsets. Not surprisingly, photographs of sunsets (including sunrise, for that matter) constitute a big portion of the …

Photography: African hair styles – in pictures

As author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said in an interview last year: ‘Hair is hair – yet it is also about larger questions: self-acceptance, insecurity and what the world tells you is beautiful. For many black women, the idea of wearing their hair naturally is unbearable.’ Fellow Nigerian JD ‘Okhai …

Revealing Black and White Photographs of India by Josef Hoflehner

Austrian photographer Josef Hoflehner‘s portfolio is made up almost entirely of places. His work revolves around capturing cities or, in this case, …

The Secret to Crafting Stunningly Sharp Images and Preserving It Across Media

You probably know that getting your uploads to look sharp on screen, in print and on social media goes beyond resizing. Now, resizing is incredibly …

Social Media

Leica Announces Limited Run of 25 White ‘Paper Skin Fedrigoni’ X2 Cameras

If you’re still upset that you missed out on buying one of those limited edition Ralph Gibson Monochrom cameras that sold out in five minutes, and …

Shortcut-S: An Intense 319-Key Keyboard Designed Specifically for Photoshop

Where Photoshop and other advanced image editing software is concerned, the standard keyboard is woefully outmatched. To get around this, Adobe and …

Photos that bear witness to modern slavery

Photographer Lisa Kristine travels the world documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images …

The Art of Looking Down: How to Choose Your Shooting Position Intentionally

The idea for this article, on the art of looking down, first occurred to us several weeks ago while visiting the historic city of Savannah, Georgia. …

Fstoppers Interviews Celebrity Photographer Luke Fontana

Luke Fontana is a photographer and person based in New York, specializing in celebrity portraiture. After three years in New York, Luke has nothing …

Comedy

Wrinkled Faces: Portraits by Andrey Zharov

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New 35mm, 24-70mm and 28-70mm FE lens reviews.

<i>Zeiss 24-70mm FE lens. Image courtesy Philip Reeve</i><p>Philip Reeve (Click here) tested the Zeiss 24-70mm lens and has mixed feelings about it:<p><i>From the</i> …

Sigma Introduces New Camera Lineup: The dp Quattro

Sigma today announced the new generation of high image quality compact cameras “SIGMA dp” that incorporates a newly developed Foveon X3 direct image …

Gordon Parks – Inspiration from Masters of Photography

Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks was an American Photographer who was a multifaceted individual making his reign over photography, music, …

Disconcerting Portraits of People Wearing Origami Animal Masks

With a love for the textural and the absurd, Italian photographer Giacomo Favilla and designer Francesca Lombardi team up to create the series <i>One of</i> …

LensCulture Exposure Awards 2013

James Estrin<p>Lens Blog Co-Editor<br>The New York Times<br>New York, New York, USA<p>A founder of Lens, The New York Times’s photography blog, James Estrin has been its co-editor since it went online in May 2009. He writes several pieces a week for Lens. He is a Senior Staff Photographer for The New York Times, …

Inside the Photographer's Studio: Malick Sidibe

The following photographs were taken in Bamako, Mali in March 2013. A curtain used as a backdrop hangs in Malick Sidibe'<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Jehad Nga for …

31 Stunning 1860s-Style Portraits of the Stars at Sundance

Tintypes, specifically, painstakingly shot by ace photographer Victoria Will at Sundance<p>Tintypes, specifically, painstakingly shot by ace photographer Victoria Will at Sundance<p><i>UPDATE: Victoria Will's photos have officially won an award. Congratulations, Victoria!</i><i>For a little backstory on Victoria's</i> …

This Is, Quite Possibly, The Coolest Photo of Queen Elizabeth II Ever Taken

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery very recently unveiled a photograph of Queen Elizabeth II that might just rank as the most legend(wait for …

Street Photography Tips and Techniques

When you’re getting started the challenge is overcoming the fear of taking pictures of strangers. Since telephoto lenses are not normally used in …

Perspective in Photography - Don't just stand there move your feet!

Perspective in Photography - Don't just stand there move your feet! - learn about how to use perspective to create more unique images

Digital Photography

12 Tips for More Enjoyable Group Portraits

Group portraits, whether formal or informal, are always a big hit wherever friends and/or family are gathered. Weddings, family reunions, …

PhaseOne Rains on the Hasselblad Parade with a New 50MP CMOS Digital Back

Well, that didn’t last long. Only a few days after Hasselblad revealed the exciting news that a 50MP CMOS Medium Format camera was in the works, …