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Fallout - Photographs by Johnny Savage | LensCulture

During the period from 1995 to 2007—when Ireland’s economy became widely known as the “Celtic Tiger”—Ireland went from being one of the poorest countries in the EU to one of the richest.<p>From 1995 to 2000, Ireland’s GDP grew at a rate between 7.8 and 11.5%. From 2001 to 2007, it slowed to a “mere” …

Sigma dp2 Quattro: First Look

The very first advance shipment of the Sigma dp2 Quattro camera has just arrived, and as I write, our team is preparing a number of these compact, …

Photographer Looks to Retrace the Footsteps of Robert Frank in ‘The Americans’

Similar in nature to the tribute Peter Essick paid to Ansel Adams, photographer Trenton Moore is on a mission to quite literally retrace the …

Did You Know: We Don’t Have a Clear Photo of Pluto, but Next Year We Will

Pluto has had a rough existence. Discovered February 18th, 1930, the largest object in the Kuiper belt has gone through a number of classifications, …

A Guided Tour of Your Camera's Viewfinder

You look through your viewfinder, and you take pictures. Sounds simple, right? The viewfinder on your camera is not just an interface between you and …

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5 Photos Every Photographer Must Know How to Create

Did you know that there are five basic photographs that every photographer must learn how to create? All other camera techniques in photography are …

How Well Can You Learn Photography Without Getting Up Off Your Butt?

Photography is a hobby that generally takes plenty of hands-on experience to nail down. Sure, the basics of photography, such as composition and the …

17 Simple Tips To Help You Better Control And Master Natural Light

Most of us love natural light and feel comfortable shooting with it – but how well do you <i>really</i> know how to utilize it effectively and to control it …

Landscape Photography

Expert Lighting Techniques for Photographing Still Life

Having trouble producing amazing, crisp, and exciting still life photographs? It’s not always easy to give an inanimate object substance and make it …

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Raw Versus JPG – Why You Might Want to Shoot in RAW Format

If you have ever shared a photo by email, or posted one online, you might have seen a three or four-letter extension at the end of the file name that …

A Lesson In Lighting: An Impressive Demo that Shows You It’s Not About the Gear

It’s not about the camera, it’s about the light. Here to prove that is photographer Miguel Quiles. In the above video, Quiles proves you don’t need …

The 7 Traits of Successful Photographers

Over my years as a fashion photographer and retoucher I’ve made contact and had conversations with countless other photographers. I’ve watched some …

7 Techniques for Turning Ordinary Subjects into Interesting Photos

There are times when it seems like the objects around you will not allow you to capture an interesting photo. In these situations, there are some …

Landscape Photography

Face your fears: extreme creepy-crawly close-ups – in pictures

Wildlife photographer Yudy Sauw has captured close-ups of insects revealing their colourful and alien-like faces. In these images the insects have bulging eyes and sharp pincers and appear more grotesque than usual. Yudy photographed the bugs at his home studio in Banten, Indonesia, from 2-10cm away

EMOTIONS A NU

Project info<p>"Being naked<br>this is nothing to hide,<br>It is not even need words<br>because the body speaks for itself. "Victor Lévy Beaulieu<p>"Emotions à nu " is a serie of female portraits without a face.<br>As the "naked truth", human, beautiful unadorned, without makeup.<br>Women are plural, fragile and strong.<p>This …

Time Lapse Videos Made Easy

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>If you had the power to speed up time you could have romantic sunsets in under a minute or knit a scarf in just 30 …

Humor: Local Woman Prints iPhone Photos, Leaving Friends and Family Shocked

In a move that sent shockwaves through a quiet sleepy neighborhood, photos from an iPhone were printed onto photographic paper.<p>Lynn, a mother of two …

Self-Taught Photographer Travels the US Capturing Extraordinary Photos of Steam Locomotives

There’s something grandiose about the sight of a steam locomotive rumbling down the tracks, massive white plumes billowing in its wake as the …

RAW vs JPEG: Using Real-World Examples to Illustrate the Difference

It’s not news that RAW files have a far greater latitude than the same JPEG photographs. However, many beginners only understand this difference on a …

Clever Still-Life Photos and Portraits Inspired by Some of the Great Masters

Freelance photographer Zdenek Sindelar, who also goes by the moniker CuriousZed, has earned his reputation in the photography community by paying …

Road tripping through North Korea – in pictures

Very few people are able to travel across the secretive state of North Korea. Even the country's own citizens need a state-issued permit (or enough funds) to be able to travel internally.<p>So when Eric Talmadge and David Guttenfelder of the Associated Press embarked on a 1,400 mile road trip through …

How To Buy Photography Gear Without Breaking the Bank

Let’s face it; photography is a very expensive hobby. If you’re looking to get into the profession (or become a serious hobbyist), you’ll find that …

Student and Photo Enthusiast Takes His Own Grad Photo, Blows Away the Standard Grad Shot

For going on four years now, casual photographer and shop teacher Aaron Cyr‘s mom has been bugging him for a graduation photo. By this year, he was …