Louise Smith

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A Careful Walk-Through of Your Pet’s Final Days (and After)

Often a pet’s death comes not independently, but with assistance.<p>“At the end, the vet came and put Ivan to sleep in my backyard under the apple …

Pets

10 Things I Learned from Irving Penn

Irving Penn is either the best or second best portrait photographer of all time. Depending on the day, he’s either ahead of or behind Richard Avedon. …

Street Photography

You Need to Know About This Noise Reduction Trick Before You Start Photographing

Poor image quality cameras such as drones or older DSLR cameras benefit particularly well from this technique, but it does work with any camera.<p>It …

Tutorials

15-Year-Old Artist Creates Incredible Animal Drawings From Memory

While some artists are trained in their crafts, others seem to be born with an innate talent and creative drive. At two-years-old, Serbian child prodigy Dušan Krtolica began drawing as soon as he was old enough to hold a pencil. When we first discovered Krtolica’s work four years ago, aged 11, he …

Drawing

This Graphic Novel is About the Crime Photographer Weegee

Weegee, the pseudonym of Arthur (Usher) Fellig, was a press photographer in New York City who’s best known for his gritty photos of urban life, …

Weegee's crime scene photography as a graphic novel – in pictures

Cult New York photographer Weegee was often found at crime scenes before the police, and his stark pictures gained him notoriety and ultimately fame in the art world. His work has now been turned into the graphic novel Weegee: Serial Photographer by Max de Radiguès and Wauter Mannaert

Photography

Watch This 8-Year-Old Girl Crush Led Zeppelin's 'Good Times Bad Times'

Eight-year-old Yoyoka Soma's favorite drummer is John Bonham, so for her entry into the 2018 Hit Like A Girl drum contest, she covered Bonham's part on Led Zeppelin's "Good Times Bad Times."<p>The video, which features Soma playing along to the 1969 hit, earned her a spot in the international …

Guitar

Photographer Mark McInnis’ Personal Tragedy Inspired His Fantastic Career

<b><br>I enjoy interviewing photographers,</b> especially ones that take photos of things I love, like the outdoors, and activities like surfing and …

F8 and Be There!

I think it was Weegee who first said, “F8 and be there!” in terms of his advice for aspiring photographers (thanks to my friend Kevin for the …

Weegee the Famous, the Voyeur and Exhibitionist

The street photographer turned gritty, grisly New York scenes into art.<p>Photography, at its mid-nineteenth-century beginning, muscled in on painting one precinct at a time. Portraiture, of a solemn, straight-on sort, suggested itself immediately. Its hold-still composition, simple and traditional, …

3 Free E-Books on Still Life Photography That Will Help You Master the Craft

Still life photography might seem pretty straightforward as it deals with shooting inanimate subjects but it requires a lot of thoughtful effort to …

Photography

Eight Lesser-Known Features in Photoshop That I Couldn't Live Without as a Photographer

Although these eight features may not be the sexiest that Photoshop has to offer, they all really do help to make my life as a photographer so much …

Designer Challenges Himself To Create Logos With Hidden Meanings For A Year, And Result Is Amazing

Wordplay is a never-ending source of amusement for me, with puns, spoonerisms and double entendres bringing a little extra color and life to the …

Can photojournalism survive? The industry speaks out…

<b>Shrinking editorial budgets, increasing competition, and mistrust of the press are just some of the factors impacting the future of photojournalism.</b> …

17 Lighting Recipes to Remember for Portrait Photos

At the WPPI wedding and portrait photography conference and expo this year, photographer Trevor Dayley taught this 1-hour class titled “17 Fast, …

Photography

Watch: The TED Talk that people at TED were talking about

“I can’t call these things social networks anymore — I call them behavior modification empires.”<p>This year’s TED conference — this past week in Vancouver — kicked off with a series of talks lamenting the state of society, from sexual harassment to school shootings.<p>The talk from the bunch that seemed …

TED Talks

Polaroid Has Re-Released an Instant Camera That 90s Kids Will Love

Instagram filters were built on a love of the “vintage” aesthetic, where your pictures look as though they belong in your parents’ old photo album; one even used to include a Polaroid-like mask. And now, for a limited time, you can snap these types of photos in an actual Polaroid instant camera …

What You Need to Know About the World Press Photo

When we hear the phrase “Photography Awards“, certain heavyweights pop immediately into our minds. These include the Pulitzer Prize (for either …

If You're A Portrait Photographer You Need To Watch This

If you are a portrait photographer, beginner or professional, the documentary "Darkness and Light" about Richard Avedon should be on the top of your …

22 ~Blessed~ Dog Posts That'll Basically Sage Your Soul And Realign Your Chakras

You're welcome, my bbs! 💁

3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most

Getting rid of the mental clutter makes room for the things that really matter.<p>Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house</i> …

Self-help

Celebrate National Puppy Day with This Nat Geo Video of a Passionate Pet Photographer

Today is National Puppy Day, an annual celebration founded in 2006 by Colleen Paige, who says, “Puppies are the most trusting and joyous creatures on …

Pets

Mobile Street and Outdoor Portrait Photography by Thomas Kakareko

Marvelous female portraits by <b>Thomas Kakareko</b>, talented self-taught photographer, retoucher and instagram star based in Berlin, Germany. He started …

How 5 Voices Inside You Can Make Your Day

“Self-talk” is the psychological term for the inner conversation that streams constantly through one’s mind. Self-talk is something we all do. In …

Pictures of the Week 3.15.18

Outdoors

Daughter Finds Box With 30,000 Never-Before-Seen Negatives In Attic, Her Jaw Drops When She Develops Them

Some artists don't live long enough to experience the recognition they get. Masha Ivashintsova was one of them. This Russian artist and theater …

Saint Petersburg

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

Creativity

Outstanding Lifestyle Portrait Photography by Shani Varner

Awesome moody, bokeh and beauty portraits by Shani Varner, talented photographer and digital artist based out of the beautiful city of Atlanta, GA. …

8 Pretty Poses for Shooting Simple Portrait Photos with Just 1 Flash (VIDEO)

Posing a model properly can make or break portrait photos, especially when using a single flash to light the images. In the video below, you’ll learn …

Wedding Photographer Posing Guide: Poses That Work

Lift the back leg instead to shift his weight forward to look more imposing. I can also have him lean forward for upper body shots;<p>We tend to rotate …

Wedding Photography