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School of Visual Arts Presents 99 Hours of Free Photography Lectures

FYI: Last week, photographer Dan Culberson flagged on Reddit a trove of free photography lectures available on School of Visual Arts' rich YouTube …

Photography

6 free resources to improve your portfolio

From inspiration and advice to tools and website builders, the internet is full of handy resources to help you improve your portfolio. However, it …

Web Design

Creating the Perfect Gelled Background

Getting clean, saturated and even colour from edge to edge on your gelled background with a subtle vignette needn’t be a mystery. Simply remember …

21 Incredibly Disturbing Facts About High Prescription Drug Prices

If you're not sick already, you will be.<p>The August 2016 issue of <i>Consumer Reports</i> features an in-depth, multi-prong investigation into why Americans …

Insurance

15 Drone Photos That Leave Us Speechless

Our friends at SkyPixel are running a drone- and aerial-themed photography competition and some of the submissions have been (very literally) over the top. This technology has already changed the way we capture our travels—providing new angles on everyday subjects. Here are 15 of our favorite …

Drones

5 Awesome TED Talks That Will Make You Remarkably Happy | Inc.com

There are lots of TED Talks about serious subjects like medical research, natural disasters, and even rocket science. However, some TED Talks are sure to put a smile on your face. Here are five of my favorites.<p><b>1. Dan Gilbert: The Surprising Science of Happiness</b><p>Gilbert, author of <i>Stumbling on</i> …

Happiness

Photographer Creates the World’s Largest Negative

After hearing that a hundred-year-old building was soon to be demolished in downtown Vancouver, artist Joel Nicholas Peterson had an idea: why not …

World Records

6 Portrait Lighting Patterns Every Photographer Should Know

Photography

Tomorrowland Just Released 50 Live Sets From The 2015 Event On YouTube - Festival Sherpa | Online Guide to Festivals

<b>Waiting 365 days for the next Tomorrowland is quite painful. But now you won’t have to, because here’s a chance to relive Tomorrowland 2015!</b><p>Upping …

Festivals

Photographer Travels to 60 Countries for 3 Years Around the World

New York City Photographer, Walter Chang, has returned home after a trip many photographers would be jealous of. He traveled around the world, to 60 …

Photography

The $5 DIY Light Box for Product Photography

Whether you’re using a professional DSLR, a point and shoot, or a smartphone, photographing smaller products with a soft light source and decent …

Lightbox

Photographer Captures the Poetic Beauty of a Smoldering Rose Bouquet

Warsaw-based creative studio Ars Thanea captured an incredible image that will make you see roses in a whole new light. Typically, we think of roses as a symbol of romance, but what happens when this iconic flower is set aflame? The answer to this unusual question lies within the studio's snapshot, …

ars

It's nearly impossible to tell that these stunning landscapes are made entirely of food

A trained still-life photographer, Warner's career in advertising photography gave him the skills to create "Foodscapes," a series of images made entirely of food replicating classic landscape photography. While at first making these images was simply a personal project, Warner's dedication to the …

Comic Books

21 Gorgeous Documentaries Everyone Should Stream Right Now

There are only so many hours in the week you can spend streaming old episodes of "Seinfeld," staring at a glowing screen while the faint echo of a bird tweeting reminds you that life on the other side of your apartment window still exists. Netflix is THE BEST, but even the purest of devotees feels …

Art

12 creative resources to bookmark now

As content editor of image-sourcing platform ImageBrief, Avril Delaney spends a lot of her time scouring the web for creative content. Here she …

Want to Dig Into Lightroom?

If you want to dig deep into Lightroom, we’ve got an easy and free solution. Don’t miss the Photofocus Lightroom Learning Center. Here you’ll find a …

12 tips every photographer should know

A big dSLR can seem daunting for beginning photographers. Before you get going, make sure to take the time to get to know your camera. Preparation includes strapping your camera correctly, formatting memory cards in-camera and changing the image quality setting so you’re not shooting in low-quality …

Mobile Photography

Wall Abstracts

Project info<p>The wall as canvas<p>“... the canvas began to appear ... as an arena in which to act. What was to go on the canvas was not a picture but an event."<p>—Harold Rosenberg<p>Brightly painted walls in sunlight have the power to stop me in my tracks. It may be the surprise of something novel or the …

Painting

5 Cardio Myths You Need to Stop Believing

<b>MYTH #2: If you don't have an hour to commit to the cardio gods, it's not worth it.</b> <b><br>FACT:</b> Flat-out not true. <i>All</i> body movement has benefits in terms of calorie burn. What you can change, though, is how efficiently you burn them. "You may be able to do steady-state cardio longer, and burn more …

These stunning hostels will make you rethink budget travel

Hostels – they’re all overcrowded dorm rooms and bunk beds with grubby sheets, right?<p>Not if these are anything to go by.<p>These have been named some of …

Captivating Portraits of Enigmatic Figures Lost in a Magical World

Inspired by the lush natural surroundings of her native Vilnius, Lithuanian photographer Viktorija Raggana captures incredibly emotive portraits filled with enchantment and mystery. Raggana, who calls herself a “photographer-witch,” weaves her spell over enigmatic scenes that seem to belong to the …

Photography

A Simple Video Tutorial on Creating a Hyperlapse with Your DSLR

If you’ve been itching to try your hand at shooting a hyperlapse video, the short and sweet video tutorial above may be a nice place to start your …

See the world on a budget with these great travel websites

Merriam-Webster defines travel as “going from one place to another, as on a trip or journey.” While relatively straightforward in definition, people …

Flying

The Photography Tips That 96 Photographers Wish They Would’ve Learned Sooner

Two weeks ago (I know, I'm slow…) on the Improve Photography Facebook fan page, I asked our community what photography tips they wish they would have …

Street Photography

40 Movies About Photography-How Many On The List Have You Seen?

This past July, Adam Sherwin posted a list of 40 movies about photography that “every photographer should watch” over at Resource Magazine. When I …

Rio De Janeiro

Artist Nick Gentry Paints Realistic Portraits Onto Strips of Discarded 35mm Film

London-based artist Nick Gentry is known for using interesting materials to make his photographic work, and his newest series <i>Synthetic Daydreams</i> is …

The Story Behind this Incredible Mountaintop Northern Lights Photograph

Conveying the grandeur of the Aurora Borealis is a serious challenge for a photographer. How are you supposed to capture the splendor of the event, …

8 Legal Cases Every Photographer Should Know

Understanding your legal rights as a photographer can often be confusing and overwhelming. From copyright infringement to fair use to DMCA, there are …

Now you can get Zeiss lenses for your iPhone!

We've seen clip-on mobile phone lenses before but this is something new. Zeiss is best known for its top quality camera lenses, with a reputation …