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Releases App Helps You Manage Model and Property Releases on Your iPhone

There are a number of easy-to-use model release form apps out there already, but Snapwire wants to do better. The photo marketplace has launched its …

Ultimate Cheat Sheets for Photoshop and Lightroom

Want an ultimate single-page cheat sheet for looking up keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC? The design team over at setupablogtoday …

Tutorials

Exploding Still Lives

Lisa Sorgini, an artist already published on Fubiz, is the author of the project “The Center Cannot Hold / Explosions Are Not Comfortable”. Under the …

Art

The SensorWake, A Scent-Based Alarm Clock That Wakes People up With Pleasant Smells Instead of Sound

The SensorWake is a new scent-based alarm clock that wakes people up with pleasant smells instead of sound. The device features interchangeable scent …

Croissant

How To Use Your iPhone Like A Pro Video Camera

It's easy to take great photos with your iPhone. Taking great video is much more challenging. In this tutorial I look at a few ways you can get the …

Short Films

How to Create Intense Portraits in Lightroom

Many times when you are processing portraits in Lightroom or Photoshop you are working towards a soft, pleasing look. However, with some portraits …

Inklet Lets You Use the New Macbook Touchpad as a Pen Tablet for Editing

Apple’s new Macbook features a redesigned pressure-sensitive trackpad called the Force Touch. In addition to being more powerful for inputs from your …

MacBook

‘I Am Sophie Green’: Photographer Explores Identity with Portraits of Women Who Share Her Name

For her ongoing project, <i>I Am Sophie Green</i>, London-based photographer Sophie Green creates an archive of individuals who go by the same name. …

Snazzy Engineer Prints, Limited Supplies!

Spruce up your digs and support awesome photographers!<p>We teamed up with a few of our fave photo makers to offer a limited run (hurry! hurry!) of …

This Online Depth of Field Simulator Helps You Wrap Your Mind Around the Concept

Want to understand the concept of depth of field better? Polish photographer and programmer Michael Bemowski has created a fantastic and feature-rich …

Depth Of Field

Alter Ego - Photographs and text by Olivier Ramonteu | LensCulture

“Alter ego” was for a long time in gestation in the hollow of my shady dreams. For several years, I had investigated the theme of the double in literature (its ythological origins as well as its more recent expressions). For example, <i>The Double</i> by Dostoyevsky, <i>William Wilson</i> by Edgard Poe or <i>Narcissus</i> …

Lomography

‘Photography Made Difficult’: The Life and Work of Photojournalist W. Eugene Smith

“Photography Made Difficult” is a 1989 documentary about the career of renowned photojournalist William Eugene Smith, a man who helped to pioneer the …

Hard-hitting, Graphic Images Record the TB Epidemic in Ukraine

Ukrainian photographer Maxim Dondyuk spent two years in Ukraine documenting the lives and stories of the people who were affected by Tuberculosis, …

Why Is Light So Important?

Light is one of the most important elements to consider when taking photos. A really great shot could be ruined if the lighting isn’t good. Taking …

How to Turn an iPad and iPhone Into a Negative Film Viewing Station

A few years ago, we wrote about how phones can be used as negative film strip viewers by simply inverting the screens. Swedish photographer Adam af …

Incredible Photos of Water Drops with Reflected Images

The astonishing collection of images called <i>Water Drops</i> by British photographer Dave Wood is so simple in concept but beautiful in result. Wood very …

Glimpses of People and Places in Monrovia, Captured Through Cinemagraphs

Monrovia is the capital of Liberia, the West African country that was founded by the United States and settled in the 1800s by mostly freed slaves …

West Africa

Studio Visit: Photographer Jill Greenberg

On the fifth floor of a joint residential/workspace building in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, photographer Jill Greenberg set up shop back in 1997. While she would leave in 2000 for the West Coast, 12 years later she returned and the studio itself has had a resounding impact on her latest …

Art

Mental Floss Lovingly Explains How the Human Heart and the Heart Symbol Became Associated With Love

In the latest episode of the Mental Floss series <i>Big Questions</i>, host Craig Benzine lovingly explains how the human heart and the heart symbol became …

Editor's Note

Gaza: Living in Ruins - Photographs and text by Q. Sakamaki | LensCulture

This is an aftermath story of Gaza, following the 2014 50-day war between Israel and Hamas. The war claimed the lives of more than 2,150 Palestinians, wounded more than 10,000 and displaced an estimated 300,000 people. On the Israeli side, at least 64 soldiers were killed and six civilians died.<p>I …

Israel

I Made a Super Bowl Commercial with Seven Photos

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would begin 2015 by shooting a Super Bowl commercial. Even further removed from the unlikeliness of shooting …

Nikon D-series

15 Ways to Decorate with String

You’ll find bins and bins of it in every craft store. It comes in countless colors, lengths, widths and combinations. It can be used for practicality …

Sacred Defense - Photographs and text by Wawrzyniec Kolbusz | LensCulture

The “Sacred Defense” project documents the construction of fake war images in Iran and creates new war-related simulacra in digitally amended satellite images of Iranian nuclear sites.<p>Images make us believe we see the war. We are looking at illusions, however.<p>We follow how the war simulacra of …

Replicas

At 90, She's Designing Tech For Aging Boomers

In Silicon Valley's youth-obsessed culture, 40-year-olds get plastic surgery to fit in. But IDEO, the firm that famously developed the first mouse for Apple, has a 90-year-old designer on staff.<p>Barbara Beskind says her age is an advantage.<p>"Everybody who ages is going to be their own …

Design
Public Health

The Stress-Relief Pill

<i>If you're looking to impose a little zen, in tablet form, we refer you to Alex Prager:</i><p>'I’m big on supplements—Calcium and Magnesium are both great …

Donate a Photo Turns Your Picture Uploads Into Cash Donations to Charities

There’s a new way to make a difference in the world with photos. Donate a Photo is a new app by Johnson & Johnson that lets you give to charities by …

15 Project Ideas to Spark Your Creativity

Photography has never been as popular as it is today. People of all ages learn photography in various schools and online universities, and lots of …

Beautifully-Animated Infographics Designed by Eleanor Lutz

Eleanor Lutz is a designer whose knowledge of molecular biology and love of science is translated into beautifully-designed infographics. Her colorful and educational images contain interesting bits of information about how the human body works and birds fly, but with a novel twist – they're …

Infographics