Bethaney Hale

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5 Essential Tips to Become a Professional Photographer

As you think about becoming a professional photographer, it is easy to get caught up in taking photos. While this is important, it is also essential …

A Letter to My 18 Year Old Self: If I Started Street Photography All Over Again

Dear Eric,<p>You are 18 years old. You just got a point and shoot digital camera from Mom as a high school graduation present. You are super excited, as …

How Much Do Publications Pay for Freelance Work? ‘Wiki’ Shares Names, Fees and More

<i>Who Pays Photographers?</i> is a Tumblr dedicated to demystifying at least some of the compensation standards held by many editorial clients throughout …

This Guy’s Wife Refused to Take Maternity Photos, So He Posed for Them Instead

When his wife Meghan refused to have maternity pictures taken, Justin (who goes by DruishPrincess69 on Reddit) decided to take matters into his own …

Soul-Stirring Infrared Time-Lapse Captures a Haunting Portrait of an Endangered Hawaiian Tree

The video above by photographer Gary Yost is remarkable for two reasons. The first is that it was shot in true infrared, with a camera that had a 650 …

Photomicrographer Captures the Stunning, Jagged Landscapes Inside Gemstones

There is beauty in imperfection. In fact, imperfection might be considered the subject within a subject that photomicrographer Danny Sanchez …

5 Reasons Why Photography Businesses Fail (and How to Prevent Them)

Running a photography business into the ground is pretty easy to do with all the expensive equipment, travel, and studio space that many new …

Small Business

No Bokeh? No Problem! These Out of Focus Backgrounds Hold You Over Until You Get that Fast Lens

Want a blurry background for your portraits on-demand, whether or not you’re using a fast lens? Or maybe you are using a fast portrait lens, but you …

6 Flash Alternatives Beginners Should Always Keep in Mind

That pop-up flash on top of your camera can come in very handy, but if you’re a beginner, try giving these alternatives a shot to produce more …

This is the Hypnotic Result of Duct Taping a GoPro to a Car Tire

The title sort of says it all doesn’t it? The cool, slightly nauseating video above is the result of a fun little experiment: what would happen if …

Striking Black & White Photographs Capture the Chaotic Streets of Tokyo

While he was born in 1965, it wasn’t until 2008 when Tatsuo Suzuki first picked up a camera with the intent to be a photographer. Since then, he’s …

Video: Inspirational Words on Having Confidence as a Photographer

We are our own worst critics. It’s always the case. Naturally, we see the works of others and gawk in amazement, but when viewing our own work we can …

30 Amazing Photography Links That Will Get You Inspired

This week's list of hand selected photography destinations represent the best links to tutorials, special features, great photography and interesting …

How I Used ‘Grandpa’s Photos’ to Honor My Grandfather’s Memory and Retrace His Steps

It’s a sad day when your Grandfather needs to go into a ‘nursing home.’ For years my Grandpa, Stephen Clarke, had always been the strongest, …

Teen Arrested After Allegedly Making Terrorist Threat on Social Media Against Surfing Event, Tells Cops He Was Just ‘Messing Around’

<i>Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski</i><p>HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Police in Southern California have arrested a 16-year-old boy who made a threat on social media against this weekend’s U.S. Open of Surfing.<p>Huntington Beach police said Saturday that the teenager was arrested …

Two teens sentenced in Portland swastika attack case

The night before a 16-year-old Oregon boy was attacked by other teenagers -- he was beaten, shot with a BB gun and had a swastika carved into his forehead -- his tormentors "wrote down ideas on how to torture the victim," according to court documents.<p>The ideas were then put in an empty soda can …

Lawyer: Marine's first attorneys 'missed' chance to get him out of Mexican jail

A U.S. Marine Corps reservist held in a Mexican prison for more than three months on a weapons charge could have been released within days of his detention if not for "missed opportunities" by his original legal counsel, his attorney told CNN.<p>In an exclusive phone interview, Fernando Benitez -- the …

Brown hopes to sell Mexico on following California's green path forward

When California launched its most ambitious effort to combat climate change nearly two years ago, there were fears it would cost workers their jobs and handicap businesses with burdensome regulations.<p>Since then, the state's economy has rebounded from a damaging recession even while operating under …

UN 'may include' Isis on Syrian war crimes list

<b>Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) may be added to a list of war crimes suspects in Syria, the chief UN investigator says.</b><p>"They are good candidates for the list," Paulo Pinheiro said, referring to public executions and crucifixions carried out by the militant group.<p>The …

HIV/AIDS has migrated to Deep South, where stigma endures

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Dr. Laurie Dill pointed to a large map in the hallway of Medical AIDS Outreach of Alabama (MAO). It showed the number of people in each county living with HIV or AIDS in 2010. Where the counties pulsed red is the new, rural heart of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.<p>Dill pointed to a belt of …

NY Times Really, Really Wants You To Know It Wants To Legalize Pot

The New York Times' call to legalize marijuana in the United States is undoubtedly a landmark moment for the paper and for the continuing debate around the issue. So it's not surprising that the Gray Lady is giving the editorial, and the series accompanying it, the kind of star billing normally …

Any Insurer Angst On Obamacare Subsidies May Emerge This Week

If there is any anxiety from the health insurance industry in regard to the potential for certain Americans who signed up for medical coverage on the federally-run exchange to lose coverage, it could emerge later this week.<p>A parade of publicly-traded health insurance companies are expected to …

Two injured after cable snaps on Ohio amusement park ride

(Reuters) - A cable on a large swing ride at an Ohio amusement park snapped and struck two riders as the swing was in motion, injuring them, a park spokesman said on Sunday.<p>The incident on the Skyhawk, which reaches speeds of 60 miles per hour, occurred late on Saturday at the Cedar Point amusement …

The New York Times Will Continue Drug Testing Despite Pot Legalization Stance

NEW YORK -- The New York Times came out in its Sunday editorial in support of legalizing marijuana, kicking off a six-part series to make its case.<p>But the editorial board’s new stance doesn’t mean incoming Times employees can partake. As Gawker recently noted, the Times is one of several big media …

At Colorado’s borders, a dividing line over marijuana

By Marc Fisher<p>, Senior editor<p>An old man with a snow-white beard bounded into the double-wide trailer that houses the only pot shop in eastern Colorado. He wore bib overalls over a white T-shirt, and a huge grin. He was a farmer from Nebraska, and he was 78 years old. “How much can I get for $100?” …

Police say Alabama man set ex-girlfriend on fire after argument

Alabama police were searching for a 48-year-old man who is accused of dousing his girlfriend in gasoline and setting her afire early Sunday, authorities told the Los Angeles Times.<p>Michael Kennedy showed up at his ex-girlfriend's home near Birmingham shortly before 3 a.m., and set the fire after the …