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Want to Sell Stock Photos? Here’s a Comparison of Major Services

Up until just recently I always scoffed at selling my work as stock photography. Let’s call it youthful arrogance. I always felt my work was worth …

Selling

49 Film Photography Blogs Worth Following

I’ve collected and shot film cameras for 40 years, but only started blogging about it in the last decade or so. I went looking for other blogging …

How to Shoot Portraits Outside Your Culture and Comfort Zone

Photographer Sean Tucker‘s latest project is about a lot more than portrait photography. It’s about respecting, honoring, and yes, capturing a …

How to Make Your Photos Go Viral

How to make your photos go viral (like a virus):<p>What is ‘going viral’?<p>Think of a virus. It spreads. It usually is spread through organisms, or …

How Shark Photographer Michael Muller Makes Great Whites Smile

“After swimming with a school-bus-sized fish with teeth, I’m not that impressed by celebrities anymore,” says renowned photographer Michael Muller. …

I Photographed My Own Wedding Day

As photographers, whether consciously or not, I think we’re all trying to capture moments in the way that we would like our own moments to be …

5 big graphic design trends of 2016

In the graphic design world, the idea that something has become a trend is often perceived as a negative. But while blindly following trends for …

Riding high: the year's best British photojournalism – in pictures

The British Press Photographers’ Association’s exhibition, Assignments 2016, features the best photojournalism of the last 12 months – from Andy Murray’s joy to the pain of Syrian migrants

Thinking About Using A Wide Angle Lens? Here's 5 Reasons You Should!

Wide angle lenses are used by a variety of landscape photographers seeking that perfect wide angle shot. That's the typical scenario, but the reality …

Photographer Travels the World to Capture the Diversity of Beauty in 37 Different Countries

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc is on a mission to capture portraits of women from every country in the world in order to shed light on the beauty that exists everywhere. A little over two years ago, at the age of 27, Noroc quit her job, withdrew all her life savings, and embarked on an …

Adorable Portraits of Different Dog Breeds at 6 Weeks Old

UK-based pet photographer J. Nichole Smith's book <i>Puppyhood: Life-size Portraits of Puppies at 6 Weeks Old</i> is the epitome of cuteness, featuring page after page of the most adorable puppy photos. Smith, who recently opened the pet boutique Little & Large in London, photographed 25 breeds of dogs …

Photographer Captures Enchanting Snapshots of Himself Feeding Wild Animals

Finland-based photographer Konsta Punkka has an extraordinary gift with animals, as can be seen from his close interactions with wildlife captured on camera. The 21-year-old self-described “squirrel whisperer” uses his iPhone and DSLR to capture enchanting snapshots of woodland creatures from an …

Heartwarming Photos of the Amazing Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

Dogs may be man's best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog's special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the …

Eye-Opening Portraits of People Living in Cramped Capsule Hotels Hidden in Tokyo

Photographer Won Kim took up residence in a tiny, hidden Tokyo hotel to capture portraits of the backpackers living there for his <i>Enclosed: Living Small</i> series. “This diminutive, bare-bones hotel takes up one floor of an office building,” Kim wrote on his website. “It is composed of a few hallways, …

Expressive Dog Portraits Capture the Soulful Essence of Man’s Best Friend

While many pet photographers take portraits highlighting the outer beauty of canine companions, photographer Anne Geier captures something a little more–the intangible essence of man's best friend. She also showcases the grace of a canine's soul. Amidst the enchanting, Austrian wilderness, the …

Atmosphere Aerosol Spray is Like a Tiny Fog Machine for Your Camera Bag

Atmosphere Aerosol is a new aerosol spray for photographers and filmmakers that essentially serves as a fog machine that you can easily carry around …

This Short Film Was Made with 2 Stationary Bikes and 1,800 Long Exposure Photos

“Un Petit Tour Dans Paris” is a new 1.5-minute short film by French director Maxime Baudin.<p>“In a splendid and romantic Paris, while everything is …

Renowned Tattoo Artist Inked Clients Through a Hole in the Wall Without Ever Meeting Them

Normally, a lot of careful planning goes into getting a tattoo. Or, at the very least, people looking to get a tattoo become familiar with their design of choice. Tattoo artist Scott Campbell, however, has added an element of surprise to this process with his performance project called <i>Whole Glory</i>. …

Jean Jullien's Peace for Paris illustration becomes symbol of unity in wake of terror attacks

An image created by French designer Jean Jullien in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris yesterday has gone viral, becoming the most-shared …

The Bucket Hat Is Back! How to Wear the ’90s Favorite Now

The bucket hat is here again, thanks in no small part to cult streetwear brand and CFDA/<i>Vogue</i> Fashion Fund cowinner Gypsy Sport, whose Spring ’16 collection stayed true to its roots (it started off as a headwear label based in Harlem) and inclination toward the outré. While Gypsy Sport’s eclectic …

Clothing

¿Qué se puede tratar con la marihuana?

Este jueves la polémica se encendió por cuenta del decreto con el que el Gobierno reglamentaría el consumo y la producción de marihuana con fines …

This PSD Reveals What Every Photoshop Adjustment Layer Does via Curves

Want to see what Photoshop’s adjustment layers are actually doing to your photos in terms of curves? There’s an easy new way to do so.<p>Los …

Photoshop

Opinion: Why Photo Sharing Sites Don't Work As Portfolios

You probably have account or two on somephoto sharing sites. You do this mostly to get feedback and to showcase your work to the world as we all do. …

Esprìts - Photographs by Enrico Doria | LensCulture

“Esprìts” is a project performed by a Holga camera. It is a project-diary, a series of photographic notes about faded memories that often appear like spirits. These photographs are instinctive, evolving over time and form a body of work which I hope will never end.<p>Despite the absence of clarity, or …

Why Aren't The Women I Attract Hot Enough?

I've been getting a number of questions from males, of all ages (20s through 60s) that all seem to ask the same question, which I will condense into one tragic appeal.<p>I've been getting a number of questions from males, of all ages (20s through 60s) that all seem to ask the same question, which I …

Menstruation

‘What Camera Do You Use?’ And Other Questions Photographers HATE Being Asked

<b>Bruce Gilden</b>: Aren’t you getting in lots of fights when you photograph?<p><b>Andi Schreiber:</b> I photograph events and parties and I’m often asked about the …

Innovative Notebook Features Magnetic Spine for Seamless Paper Removal

Tearing the pages of a journal can be messy and ruin your brilliant thoughts or beautiful drawings. The sleek Rekonect Notebook saves you from this potential distress with an innovative magnetic spine. Each sheet also has a magnetic edge to it, which allows for the easy removal and reattachment of …

5 Non-Technical Tips That Can Lead to Better Portraits

Portraiture is arguably the most powerful of genres under the photography umbrella. A portrait can recall old memories — good or bad; it can shed …