Alan Shohay

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The 8 Immutable Laws of Sharp Portrait Photographs

In portrait photography, it's not always easy to get the perfect shot. You need to get the right light, framing, angle, emotion, and sharpness. …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

Levitation Photography 7 Tips for Getting a Great Image

Levitation images are magical! They draw the viewer in and make them think about what’s not quite right. If you search the internet for levitation …

15 Easy Ways to Improve Your Photo Skills Without Buying New Gear

New cameras, lenses and accessories open up the possibility of fresh adventures in photography. In reality though, most of us have to make do with …

Creative Minds: Fashion Designer Rakel Solvadottir on Icelandic Style, Learning from Older Generations and Obsessing Over Design

Rakel is yet again one of the creative minds whose development I've been following for a while now. What is it with people coming from Iceland? It …

How Self-Portraiture Makes you a Better Photographer

As long as art has existed, so too has the self-portrait. Van Gogh famously painted more than 30 self-portraits, using the available subject-of-self …

GDT Nature photographer of the year 2014 – in pictures

A selection of winning images from the Nature photographer of the year 2014 competition held by the Society of German Wildlife Photographers (Gesellschaft Deutscher Tierfotografen – GDT)

Horst P Horst: the king of fashion photography – in pictures

Straining corsets, daring swimsuits and Marlene Dietrich in full glamour mode … Horst P Horst was one of the 20th century’s master photographers, and this autumn the V&A will celebrate his life and work. As well as his iconic fashion shoots, expect unpublished vintage prints, portraits of Hollywood …

The Ramblings of a Cynical Photographer

You know me. I am the grumpy one, the world weary, snappy snapper that grunts rather than replies with anything that has a semblance to intelligible …

Daniel Berehulak wins Chris Hondros photography award - in pictures

Australian photographer Daniel Berehulak has been chosen to receive the 2014 Getty Images and Chris Hondros Fund award, created to honour photojournalist and two-time Pulitzer prize nominee Chris Hondros, killed while on assignment in Libya

Why You Should Think About Hiring a Photojournalist to Document Your Wedding

“Documentary wedding photography” is a style of photography which a small, but growing, number of couples are turning to for their wedding day. Of …

The 20 photographs of the week

Photography,Art and design,Culture,Barcelona,Football,Ukraine,London & South East,London Underground,Syria,South Korea ferry disaster,Central African Republic,Turkey,Chris Hondros,Sony world photography awards,theguardian.com,Editorial<p>Ukraine's crisis, Arkansas tornado, underground strikes – the …

Image Search Engine Optimization Tips Photographers Should Know

As a man, I tend to revert, at times, to a neanderthal. Go days without shaving, give in to an almost primal interest in females, and have the urge …

Simple Trick Allows You to Transfer Images Onto Wood Using Only an Inkjet Printer

In what is one of the coolest photography hacks I’ve seen in a while, Steve Ramsey from Woodworking for Mere Mortals shows you how to easily create a …

Chen Wei's best photograph: a Chinese nightclub fantasy

In China, nightclubs are the only places where large numbers of people are allowed to get together. Gatherings of people all doing the same thing would never be permitted anywhere else – certainly not on the street. It would make the government nervous. This was taken in Beijing, where I live, last …

Introduction to Translucency and Blending Layers in Photoshop

Apr 20 0<p>On this basic video tutorial by Lynda, Adobe expert Deke McClelland demonstrates translucency as one of the benefits of using layers in …

Finding Your Style and Achieving it in Lightroom

There are so many options for processing photos in Lightroom that it’s no surprise that some photographers get confused. If you’re finding it …

37 Pet Photos to Amaze and Inspire You

We’ve been focused on nature and landscape for a while on dPS so it’s time to shift gears and move over to the fauna, specifically – pets. If you …

7 Tips to Improve Your Holiday Photographs

All of us get a little more excited about taking photographs when the Holidays approach. Who doesn't want to create beautiful images of their …

These Posters Make Learning About Typography Fun

Curious about ligatures, justified columns, and other typography principles? We didn’t think so. To upend your lack of interest, Oklahoma City-based designer Tom Davie of StudioTwentySix2 illustrates the principles of typography in posters while also providing a history of the objects he features. …

The colour photography pioneer that time forgot

Everyone from Coco Chanel to Andy Warhol sat for her. She was even likened to Caravaggio and Klimt. So why was Marie Cosindas cropped out of history – until now?<p>In 1966 an exhibition of Marie Cosindas’ colour photographs opened at the <b>Museum of Modern Art</b> in New York. She was only the fifth woman to …

The Art of Collecting

The art of collecting feels like an act of human nature, the satisfaction of finding and keeping things from stamps to My Little Ponies. Hoarding …

Art