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Monochrome Photography Awards Announces 2017 Contest Winners

<i>All photos courtesy of Monochrome Photography Awards</i><p>Attention, black and white photography fans! London-based Monochrome Photography Awards has just …

As Simple As ABC

Regardless of subject matter, the rules of good photography don’t change. Whether you photograph wildlife, make portraits, shoot landscapes, create …

'Glow' - A Music Video Shot in Front of a Glow-In-The-Dark Backdrop

"Glow" is a creative new music video from Toronto-based cinematographer Jonah Haber. Using a glow-in-the-dark background similar to what is often …

The Artist Series Season 2 Coming Up

The trailer has me excited. Passionate artists opening up and taking the time to share their work with us. Five photographers, Keith Carter, Graciela …

My Uncle Billy: An Intimate Remembrance of Bill Cunningham

<i>Earlier this month, the legendary photographer Bill Cunningham was honored in a tribute at Carnegie Hall by some of New York’s most prominent names. Anna Wintour and Michael Bloomberg spoke before a crowd that included Naomi Campbell, Ralph Lauren, Virgil Abloh and Iris Apfel and countless other</i> …

How to Customize the ‘Before’ View in Lightroom

In Lightroom, the backslash key can be used in the Develop module to toggle the Before/After view. But you can actually do more: here’s a 50-second …

Photographer Nearly Gets Run Over by Angry Guy on Public Road

How would you react if you were threatened while doing a photo shoot in a public place? Los Angeles-based photographer Alex Stone says he was nearly …

What's your favourite number number? The top ten best number songs

<b>10. “One” – Nilsson (1968)</b><p>By a large margin, the most common number used in song titles is 1. <i>One Fine Day, One of These Nights, One Way Out, One Headlight, One Way or Another, One Love, One of a Kind Love Affair, One After 909, One Night in Bangkok, One Tin Solider (Theme From Billy Jack)</i> – the …

Paul Simon

A New Year's list: Five great sci-fi novels to make you forget 'Star Wars'

With "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" taking the movie box office by storm, the debate is on about whether the picture is good, middling, or bad; serves its fans or takes them for granted; is it cinematic craftsmanship at its finest or merely a commercial front? (We delved into this debate ourselves …

The 100 Best Albums of 2015

<b>The 100 Best Albums of 2015</b> <b>(all styles, all genres)</b><br>Here are my selections for the 100 best recordings of the year. <br>And here is a link to my …

20 Amazing Under-the-Radar Albums of 2015

Keep on enjoying Adele's album, but here are 20 lesser-known masterworks that you might not have heard about during the last 12 months.<p>I listened to …

30 Incredible Album Closers, Picked By NME Readers

Sure, it’s great to leap out of the starting blocks, but a really timeless album will bow out with just as much finesse as it began. Here are 30 …

Music

Ruslan

How to Save Images Using Export in Lightroom

Reader feedback tells me that some people are confused by Lightroom’s Export process. I think the confusion is caused by not completely understanding …

Tutorials

22 lessons from Stephen King on how to be a great writer

In his memoir, "On Writing," King shares valuable insights into how to be a better writer. And he doesn't sugarcoat it. He writes, "I can't lie and say there are no bad writers. Sorry, but there are lots of bad writers."<p>Don't want to be one of them? Here are 22 great pieces of advice from King's …

Strike a pose! A century of gorgeous portraits from The Photographers 2015 – in pictures

Kate Moss dripping with jewels, Winston Churchill looking fearsome … a new show of work by the world’s best photographers contains some very revealing black-and-white portraits, from the supermodel gang in a united front to the film star caught off guard

Winston Churchill

Work Alone: Ernest Hemingway’s 1954 Nobel Acceptance Speech

<i>“One can never be alone enough to write,”</i> Susan Sontag observed. Solitude, in fact, seems central to many great writers’ daily routines — so much so, it appears, that part of the writer’s curse might be the ineffable struggle to submit to the spell of solitude and escape the grip of loneliness at …

Top 10: the best dialogue in crime fiction

I think the most important ingredient of a crime novel is style, and I have tried to embody this philosophy in my new book, The Yellow Diamond, which concerns a unit of the Metropolitan Police that investigates the super-rich. The settings – Mayfair and the south of France (both in winter) – seemed …

Literature

How to Reset Your iPhone [Video]

These are instructions on how to reset your iPhone.<br>You may need to do this if your iPhone is functioning abnormally. This procedure will not erase …

See Intimate Photos of David Bowie Throughout His Career

David Bowie, "Smiling and Waving and Looking So Fine," 1972.<br>©Sukita—Courtesy of Morrison Hotel Gallery<p>1 of 9<p>Masayoshi Sukita found his perfect muse …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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How to Use Lightroom's Graduated Filter Tool: Tips for Natural Impact

There are three easy-to-use Lightroom tools that that allow you to quickly isolate areas within a photo to make specific adjustments. These three …

Fiction isn't far off from reality in Margaret Atwood's latest dystopic novel

Margaret Atwood's latest novel is set some time in our post-apocalyptic future. But, it turns out, that future might not be that far off.<p>"The Heart Goes Last" tells the story of couple Stan and Charmaine who give up their freedom for security in the planned community of Consilience — subjects of …

The private lives of famous artists

Updated 23rd October 2015

The 8 Levels of Photographer You Reach with XP

Here’s a clever new video by DigitalRev TV that imagines photography as a video game. There are 8 levels of photographer you can progress through as …

Here’s What Edgar Allan Poe Wrote About the Birth of Photography in 1840

Did you know that when the daguerreotype was announced back in 1839, one of the people who wrote about the new groundbreaking technology was the …

Wax Idols: American Tragic

"Severely Yours" makes a great title for the twisted love songs on Wax Idols' new <i>American Tragic</i>. Where goth-punk goddess Hether Fortune is …

Concerts

Canon’s Pocket-sized G5X Gives You 20.2-megapixel Sensor, DSLR-like settings

A flexible, compact camera<p>Canon has recently announced their new G5X camera that has most of the DSLR controls that budding shooters are used to but …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …