Helen Oates

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Clever ‘Double-faced’ Portraits Use Simple Drawings to Distort Perception

<i>Double-faced</i> is as fascinating as it is disconcerting, a juxtaposition of curiosity and unease in each strange portrait. Originally attempting to …

How Metadata Increases the Worth of Your Photos

If you aren’t familiar with it already, adding metadata to photos is a great way for a photographer to tie crucial information to their images. You …

Vintage Photos Remember the Dogs of the First World War

Although most of the heroes of the First World War are remembered as human, tens of thousands of dogs, from Jack Russell Terriers to Dobermans, were …

Remembrance Day

These Recently Discovered 100 Year Old Images from Arctic Explorers Are Awesome

One of the cool things about being able to spend your days looking for cool photography stories online is that sometimes you find something really …

Photography

How England has changed over forty years, by Magnum's Ian Berry

The veteran Magnum photographer started the project after seeing Robert Frank's The Americans. His series, examining the changing culture of England, …

Time I

Living in the Shadow of Fire Mountains - Photographs and text by Kemal Jufri | LensCulture

Indonesia, home to more than one hundred volcanoes, sits directly above the Pacific Ring of Fire, and the Alpide Belt cuts across the country’s two main islands of Java and Sumatera. Due to its critical position atop the equatorial earthquake belt, this archipelagic nation gets its ample share of …

Plastic Trees - Photographs and text by Eduardo Leal | LensCulture

<b>Artist’s Statement</b><p>The world consumes one million plastic bags every minute. It is considered by the Guinness World Book of Records as “the most ubiquitous consumer item in the world.”<p>But the ever-useful plastic bag has become the main source of pollution worldwide. It can be found everywhere on the …

Portraits of the Disappearing Tribes of the World

Photographer Jimmy Nelson spent three years between 2010 and 2013 visiting some of the indigenous cultures found in the furthest corners of our …

Photography

Electronic Waste Dumpsite - Photographs and text by Renée C Byer | LensCulture

What used to be the pristine waters of the Korle Lagoon in the city of Accra, Ghana, West Africa, is now an electronics dumpsite that is so toxic that neither fish nor worms can survive.<p>The children that work on this e-waste dumpsite burn computers in order to extract any valuable metals that might …

The History and Magic of Instant Photography

In the digital age, there is a demand for instant gratification; however, is it possible that the perfect solution for the modern individual is an …

The Difference Between The Top Landscape Photographers and Everyone Else

<i>Hey, I am Manuel Becker and I am the founder of Locationscout, a platform for discovering & sharing amazing places for photographers. I am living in</i> …

Landscape Photography

Narrative and Dissolution: Looking Back at America’s Past - Photographs and text by Matt Henry | 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>Taken from a number of projects all focusing on …

Inland Photographs and Disordered Landscapes - Photographs and text by Isabelle Menin | LensCulture

Rich, layered, and otherworldly, <i>Inland Photographs and Disordered Landscapes</i> refers to the similarities between nature’s strange complexity and that of humanity. The uncontrolled forces, the shapes’ complexity, the interweaving and the synergy of the elements mirror the human spirit.<p>Lush, blooming …

Photographer Buys and Saws a Broken Canon 50mm f/1.8, Creates a $27 DIY Tilt-Shift Lens

We’ve shared in the past how a broken lens can be used for “freelensing,” or taking tilt-shift-esque photographs.<p>Photographer and lens hacker Witono …

Female to ‘Male’: A Transgender Photographer Documents His Transition

For <i>Female to “Male,”</i> Toronto-based photographer Wynne Neilly closely documents his own gender transition. Each week after receiving his testosterone …

Polaroid Shows Off Instagram Logo Lookalike ‘Socialmatic’ Camera at Photokina

The long-awaited Polaroid ‘Socialmatic’ — a square camera that looks like the Instagram app logo (which was, of course, inspired by a Polaroid camera …

Leica Unveils Fotopark: A Photo Sharing, Cloud Storage and Printing Service for Photographers

As much as Photokina is about cameras, lenses and accessories, camera companies are certainly not limited to these things where the trade show is …

Photographer Turns His Lens on Cute and Sassy Alley Cats in Japan

French photographer Alexandre Bonnefoy traveled to Japan in search of “urban wildlife photographs.” He ended up creating a series of photographs …

Comedian Convinces New Yorkers That He’s Brandon Stanton of ‘Humans of New York’

Photographer Brandon Stanton has one of the most popular photo projects going on right now in Humans of New York (HONY). Millions of people follow …

At Night

Project info<p>"At Night" involves identifying that people have within themselves some things in which ego-consciousness cannot accept, things that goes against social rules or ideals such as the tendency, request, memory and experiences that have been rejected by an individual.<p>The main perspective is …

New Guide: How to Market Your Photography

For our latest guide we’ve partnered up with email marketing tool, Mad Mimi on How to Market Your Photography! Inside the guide you’ll find tips to …

The Canon M4 D Mark II: A Tactical Assault Camera That Isn’t Good for Street Photography

Say hello to the Canon M4 D Mark II, the assault camera that shoots 10 shots per second and is equipped with a 100-400mm scope. The barrel is able to …

Trippy Glitch Photographs Blend Manual and Algorithmic ‘Accidents’ to Create Awesome Images

We’ve showcased glitch photography before, both purposeful and accidental. Blurring the lines between science and art, glitch photography is often …

Puppies Jumping Into Swimming Pools Make for Unbelievably Cute Photos

If you haven’t smiled yet today, you’re about to. That’s because photographer Seth Casteel — the man behind the <i>NY Times</i> bestseller and viral …

Students! We Want to Feature Your Work in Selects - Submit Here

Calling all photography students! It’s the start of the fall semester and we know you’re hitting your nose to the grindstone, which is why we want to …

How to Easily Improve Your Skies in Adobe Lightroom

These two techniques are very useful for making quick and easy adjustments to dull looking skies. As with all digital images, you will degrade the …

Powerful Portraits Look Deep Into the Eyes of Homeless Men and Women

With his powerful series <i>Homeless</i>, Manchester-based photographer Lee Jeffries compels us to remember the faces of those we too often ignore. As a …

Black and White Portraits Capture the Joy of Jumping

For his final project as a photography student at the University of East London, Tomas Januska took portraits of subjects captured in mid air, for …

Thought-Provoking Photos Reveal the Complexities of Life As a Chinese Muslim Woman

For <i>Musilin: Call Her Fatimah</i>, photographer Giulia Marchi traces the experience of modern Chinese Muslim women through 22-year-old Ding Lan, one of …