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The glasses to buy if you want to cop Lupita Nyong'o's FIERCE spec style

Did you see Lupita Nyong’o at the Golden Globes? She looked like a goddess. Then when she took to the stage to present and put on her GLASSES she …

Sara M. Lyons is our very first Illustrator of the Week!

We’ve been totally, ridiculously obsessed with Sara M. Lyons for longer than we can remember. From her cult-favorite nail decals to her …

29 essential photography apps

We select the best photography apps for iPhone, iPad and Android<p><b>TAKING PICTURES</b><p><b>LightTrac - £2.99</b><p>LightTrac helps you calculate when light conditions will be right for your perfect shot. It tracks both the sun and the moon as well as sunrise, sunset, twilight and their lunar equivalents for any day …

Wilderness - Photographs by Debra Bloomfield | LensCulture

<i>“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”</i><p>—John Muir<p>As a medium, photography is first and foremost indexical: it has the power to show in great and extremely precise detail exactly what sits in front of the camera. Yet it has another communicative level as well—the level …

How to Photograph People When You Travel

People often tell me that they find it difficult to take good portrait photos when they travel. Approaching strangers and asking to photograph them, …

The Newbie's Guide To Throwing A Wicked Dinner Party

On a recent family vacation, my partner and I were charged with making a dinner for fifteen people. While he jumped at the opportunity, I felt the …

From Above

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences .<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

20 Struggles People with Glasses Understand

When I was little, I desperately wanted glasses. Really, I wanted any kind of accessory that would make me stand out and look special, and at the …

Behind a Little House

Project info<p>Photographed over a two-year period "Behind a Little House" is an intimate participatory art project focusing on the notion of our place in the world beneath one sky. Place, both actual and imagined, plays a key role within identity. Behind a Little House references the landscape as one …

4 Natural Ways to Cure Insomnia

Insomnia sucks.<p>We’ve all struggled through a restless night’s sleep at some point in our lives and it’s especially bad after a holiday weekend. For …

The Black Sea

Project info<p>The Black Sea - mysterious, menacing and mythical - is at the heart of centuries of warfare, turmoil and historical drama. A mixture of totalitarian regimes and young democracies, a melting pot of ethnic minorities, the Black Sea region is a point of convergence for three very different …

Estudio de Luz: A Study on Reflection and Transparency.

Project info<p>How do we perceive our surroundings and how do we interact with each other? To understand the identity of a city we must first take a closer look to human association and the meanings we give to the urban landscape. Modern cities are filled with people but yet devoid of human influence; …

Oneiric Autumn

Project info<p>The first image from this series, Submerged, is the one that fundamentally oriented my approach to the project as a whole. I was inspired by those misty days during mid-fall, when the lines between sky, land and water begin to blur, when things begin to look clearer and much more …

White Russian Cupcakes, Inspired By 'The Dude'

These Kahlua and vodka cupcakes are inspired by the classic White Russian cocktail — a favorite of mine and, most notably, the Dude. Since the 1998 …

4 Essential Considerations to Help You Create Excellent Macro Photographs

I may be biased, but I think the appeal of macro photography is rather obvious: the wonder and fascination of being able to capture in fine, …

Why I love my Leica

I'm a photographer. No, let me rephrase that: I would like to be a photographer. In reality I'm merely an obsessive who takes lots of photographs in the hope that some day, just once, he will produce an image that is really, truly memorable. Like the images that Henri Cartier-Bresson captured, …

23 More eBooks For Photographers That Are Completely Free

The internet is a wealth of information. So much information, in fact, that it can be a real pain trying to sort the useful from the not-so-useful. A …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

Creativity

The 40 Best Beaches on Earth

Let's face it...it ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends. In the spirit of summer, we've gone to the travelers community at minube.net travel community to find the best beaches from around the world, those drops …

Beaches

How to Dress Like an Editor for Under $100

Editors love a bargain too.<p>While we may lust over our designer duds (and maybe sometimes consider eating ramen for months to afford a pair of Givenchy shoes), we love a high street steal (Hi Gap! Hi J.Crew! Hi Topshop!). Here, the ELLE fashion team lets you in on their bargain shopping secrets.

Get the Guide: 10 Branding Secrets for Photographers

What words would you use to describe your photography brand? Fun? Reliable? Adventurous? If you struggle to answer, our latest guide, 10 Branding …

Step-by-step Guide to Long Exposure Photography

Unfortunately often it happens that the result we get is far from our expectations, and we end up classifying the long exposure as a demoniacal …

Landscape Photography

Tutorial: A Simple Way to Add a Watermark to Your Images Without Ruining Them

Watermarks are a controversial topic. Many believe they ruin your images, and are so easily removed that there’s no point in adding one. Others see …

35mm Film on 120 Spool

UPDATES<p>10/23/14 - Added matching takeup spool http://www.youmagine.com/designs/120-takeup-spool-for-35mm-film<p>10/7/14 - Added a combined STL<p>7/6/14 - …

3D Printing

In-Depth Presentation Demystifies the Gray Areas of Copyright Law for Photographers

This hour and fifteen minute-long presentation is one of the most detailed and useful videos on copyright law for photographers that we’ve run …

How to make money as a street photographer: A no nonsense guide - INSPIRED EYE

Many have emailed me asking me how to make money as a street photographer, so I decided to create this no nonsense guide. Included are the basics of …

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Understanding Golden Hour, Blue Hour and Twilights

We all know that light is the crucial element in photography. Understanding how it behaves and the factors that influence it is mandatory.<p>For …