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Frame - Photographs by Mark Cohen | LensCulture

Two years ago, LensCulture named one of Mark Cohen’s photobooks, <i>Dark Knees</i>, its favorite photobook of the year. The review of the book drew attention to the quality of its contents while at the same time identifying a disquieting play of impulses present in Cohen’s work. Now we have <i>Frame</i>, packed …

How to Photograph Cars For Amazing Shots

As with other genres of photography, photographing cars has its own set of “rules”. This doesn't mean that you need to follow all of them …

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Portraits of Power - Photographs and text by Alejandro Almaraz | LensCulture

Throughout history, portraits have played an essential role in how different cultures depict people of high social relevance. Kings, emperors and politically powerful families were the common possessors of that privilege. This historical relationship (which spans cultures and ages) between …

How to Use Depth of Field

What do we mean by depth of field? The term refers to the amount of detail in the photograph that is in focus. A typical landscape photograph will …

Landscape Photography

New Guide: Breaking Into Fashion Photography

Fashion photographers, this one’s for you! We’ve partnered up with Breed, an online community of fashion photographers, for our latest guide, <b>Breaking</b> …

Free, Beautifully Designed App Notifies You when Golden Hour is About to Start

The team behind the photo narrative platform Exposure just released a brilliant little app called Golden Hour.<p>Bringing their philosophy of doing <i>one</i> …

Vanley Burke's best shot: African Liberation Day in Birmingham, 1977

As a young man growing up in Birmingham in the 60s and 70s, I felt a strong need to document black people's struggle to establish themselves. It was a unique moment for black people in Britain. The children of the Windrush generation were growing up and their eyes were opening to a wider political …

Stanislav Puchkovsky (aka Sean Archer) is a Master of Natural Light Portraits

Merely two years ago, Stanislav picked up his first camera: a Lumix G3 for $600. From that point forward his inspirational journey began. The …

Photography

How to Use White Balance in Photography

Every digital camera has a White Balance or Automatic White Balance (AWB) setting in the camera menu. But how many of us actually use it or even know …

Light Bulbs

Tips for Using Window Light in Portrait Photography

Back in the 80’s and 90’s window lighting was very avant-garde and fashionable. However, then the window was always part of the scene. The subject …

The Basics of On-Camera Strobes for Photography Lighting

I’m using the term “on-camera” to make a distinction between portable strobes and the type of lights used primarily indoors that require a wall plug …

Cameras

Learn HDR Photography

<b>Trey Ratcliff</b> <i>is an HDR guru, old-school gentleman explorer, fellow 500px-er, and an all-around great guy. In this tutorial, Trey will teach you how</i> …

Fujifilm X100 Is The Best (Digital) Camera I Have Ever Used [Review]

if you just want a camera that handles as well as any film camera you ever owned, then yes. Go buy it. You’ll love it,<p>The control dial feels cheap, and the on/off switch (a twisting collar around the shutter release) is far too easy to switch on by mistake.<p>I’ve only been using it for a few days, …

Cameras

Jimmy Wales: David Cameron's porn filter idea is ridiculous and will fail

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales, one of David Cameron's most high-profile technology advisers, has rubbished plans to introduce porn filters through the UK's internet service providers, dismissing the proposals as "ridiculous" and saying money would be better spent on policing internet …

Classic Fan Photos

Keith Richards<p>Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones signs an autograph for three fans outside the Chevron Hotel in Sydney during the band's Australian …

Apple slams government’s proposed punishment in ebook pricing case

As expected, Apple(s AAPL) has expressed its strong disagreement with the federal government’s proposed remedies in the ebook pricing case, which the …

Man on Bridge: The Dublin Street Photog Who Worked the Same Spot for 50 Years

The world of photography holds many untold stories of men and women who had a profound impact on the lives of the people on the other side of their …

Photo Legend Don McCullin Discovers the Potential of Digital in ‘Seeking the Light’

Don McCullin is a photojournalism icon. He’s spent his life chasing haunting images that, more often than not, he’s succeeded in capturing. And even …

How To Improve an Image with 2 Steps in Photoshop Using Screen Mode

A Guest Post by Sergey Sus/ Today I want to share a very simple way for improving a photo without having to change the exposure. I use this method …

Silvia Grav’s Strange and Surreal Black & White Photo Manipulations

Madrid-based photographer Silvia Grav‘s work is best described as “surreal.” Paired with poetic captions that Google Translate simply doesn’t do …

The Basics of Using ND Grads to Improve Your Landscapes

As I’ve written before, the hardest part of landscape photography is retaining detail in a bright sky with a darker foreground. There are several …

Digital Photography

5 Ways to Find a New Topic for a Photography Project and Beat "Photographer's Block"

It’s a well-documented ‘fact’ that writers encounter writer’s block. Photographers also run into that creative wall and it can be very discouraging …

Review: VSCO Film Pack 3 (Lightroom Integrated)

VSCO Film Packs are made by the Visual Supply Company, and they’re designed to help mimic the look of actual film in your workflow. The packs are …

‘Mini M’ Now Official: Leica Finally Unveils the X Vario APS-C Compact Camera

After teasing a mysterious “Mini M” camera on its website since mid-May, Leica today finally announced the camera behind the codename. It’s the Leica …

Tintype App Brings the Magic and History of Tintype Photography to iOS

A few days ago, we told you about an app called Koloid that allowed iOS users to capture some of the look and feel of wet collodion photography using …

Tabletop Photographer Puts His Toys to Good Use in Funny Miniature Scenes

Texas-based tabletop photographer JD Hancock is a self-proclaimed nerd. But he’s a nerd with a bent towards photography, and so the myriad action …