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George Lucas: To feel the true force of ‘Star Wars,’ he had to learn to let it go

NICASIO, Calif. — At the ranch, yes. <i>Yes.</i> Feel it flowing within you. The gate, the road, the hills, the trees, the vineyard. You, him, the house. Luminous beings are we. This was all built in the 1980s with piles of that initial “Star Wars” money, yet the main house was made to look several decades …

George Lucas

Harrison Ford Talks to PEOPLE: Why I Returned to Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Han Solo

Like Han Solo, Harrison Ford himself has finally awakened to the force of <i>Star Wars</i>. He’s come a long way from wanting to kill off the popular …

The Most Expensive Album Ever: Enter the Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’

Inside the Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin,’ a secretive double-album stored in a Marrakech vault that sold at auction (to Quentin …

Tutorial: A Quick and Simple Technique for Adding Textures to Images

When Nick Fancher created his series of 80’s Cyber images, he made use of some textures to add that extra bit of character to the photos. The …

How To Save An Underexposed Photo Using Lightroom

To save an underexposed photo there are a few different things we can try from working with what we have to converting to black and white and more.

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Mixing Double Exposure Techniques with Light Painting

The advent of digital photography sped up the photography process seemingly overnight. What used to take hours or days to complete can now be done in …

Photography Lighting Accessories

The use of proper lighting in taking photos is very important. It enables you to take clearer images that you can be proud of, particularly in an …

Wireframing

A Guide to Understanding ISO in Photography

Learning photography is a difficult process that requires a lot of patience and practice. This photography lesson concentrates on the basics of …

Terry Richardson: the go-to guy for half-naked photographs of Miley Cyrus

<b>Name:</b> Terry Richardson<p><b>Age:</b> 48.<p><b>Appearance:</b> One of those creepy guys with glasses and a moustache who hangs around young women in order to snap photographs of them without their clothes on.<p><b>Careful. Isn't that libellous?</b> Nope. It's exactly what he does. You see, he's a fashion photographer noted for …

Advanced Reflector Techniques for Outdoor Photography

You’ve probably heard, at some point, someone refer to the “Golden Hour” of photography. There are actually two Golden Hours: the first and last …

Newspaper Editor Says Posting a Photo to Facebook Makes it Public Domain

Normally, we wouldn’t give much attention to the thoughts of an editor/publisher for a small community newspaper. But the response to photographer …

'National Geographic' Celebrates 125 Years Of Photography

This month, <i>National Geographic</i> magazine celebrates its 125th anniversary in a special issue devoted to the power of photography. "The Photo Issue" features images spanning the organization's storied career.<p>Here, The Picture Show features a selection of images from the anniversary issue, as well as …

How to Reduce Camera Shake - 6 Techniques

Pin It In this classic DPS post (now updated) photographer Natalie explores 6 ways you can hand hold lenses at low apertures and low shutter speeds …

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Model Sues Getty After Seeing Herself in an HIV-Positive Advertisement

Stock photography heavyweight Getty Images is in some hot water after being sued by a model over the use of her portrait in an HIV-positive …

Quick Photography Lighting Considerations

Refined photography uses distinct lighting strategies. Knowing what to look for is essential when the goal is a unique and artistically stylized …

How to Professionally Retouch Portraits in Lightroom

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop Collection v5. The …

Photographer Lewis Morley donates archive to the nation

The photographer Lewis Morley, the acclaimed chronicler of the outburst of cultural energy in Britain in the 1960s, who died in Australia last week, had donated an extraordinary archive of tens of thousands of his photographs and personal papers to a public collection in Britain, the <i>Observer</i> can …

How to Create a Porcelain Skin Effect with Boudoir Photography

The human body has been a common subject of photography since the 19th century, when boudoir “artist studies” first served as substitutes for live …

3 Reasons To Keep Your Old Photoshop Version

By Helen Bradley If you’re moving from Photoshop CS5 or CS6 to Photoshop CC you may be tempted to clean up your computer and remove the older …

7 Tips to Make Your Photos Stand Out

Sometimes very small changes can have huge effects. This is especially true for photography, and this article will share seven of the most powerful …

How To Capture Personality in Your Senior Portrait Photos

Photo by Jennifer Basford<p>Jennifer Basford runs 3 Girls Photography based in Oklahoma, which specializes in high school senior portraiture. From …

250 Million or So Reasons to Register Your Copyright

We recently spoke to PhotoAttorney.com’s Carolyn Wright and former ASMP President Richard Kelly about the importance of registering your copyright …

Facebook Delays Troubling Policy Update to Address User Concerns

The dust has barely settled from the Instagram policy fumble, but it looks like parent company Facebook might be in for a similar upheaval.<p>The …

What It Feels Like To Get Jizzed On

Kind of awesome.<p>Like, really, really, awesome but also like the type of thing you shouldn’t use a more adult word than “awesome” to …

Tintypes from Afghanistan

Ed Drew discovered his passion for art while on a tour of duty with the U.S. Air Force at Yokota Air Base near Tokyo in 2001, inspired by Japanese …

Photographer Bends Flames to His Will in ‘Smoke & Fire’ Photo Series

San Francisco-based photographer Rob Prideaux spends most of his time taking product shots and still-lifes for companies such as Google and Wells …

Photographer Reveals Why He Left Digital Behind to Study Alternative Processes

For all intents and purposes, photographer Nick Brandreth was already doing very well as a photographer when he decided to go apprentice at the …

Photographer Father Photoshops His Son Into the Fantasy Worlds of His Imagination

Two years ago, photographer and musician David Niles was watching his son Nathan let his imagination run wild as he played with his favorite toys. It …

When to Stop Being a Photographer and Start Being a Photo Editor

At some point, every photo shoot comes to an end. Every portrait session, cookbook shoot, family vacation, ad campaign, college graduation, wedding, …

Dear China, Please Make This.

Whoops, my bad. Lemme rephrase that:<p>親愛的中國,請讓這些長長的特殊的同步線之一。這將讓攝影師輕鬆地使用他們與他們的新相機的遙控閃光燈。<p>Now, here's why: <br>__________<p>First, to avoid any confusion, what …