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Five Keys to Better Black and White Landscapes

We are blessed that we were born with the ability to see in color. Seeing the deep blue of a summer’s sky or the intense red of a spring rose is …

Tutorials

Rant: Wedding Photographer Wants to Buy Good Wedding Shots to Pad Their Portfolio

<i>Just when you thought you’d seen it all… Excuse me for a moment while I climb atop my soap box. *Taps Mic* Check? Is this thing on? Okay.</i><p>This was …

Getty Images' attempt to combat female stereotyping is noble but in vain

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg wants to change the way women see themselves. She is concerned about the stock images of women that flow into our lives like digital soup: mothers pouring milk, women in knickers smiling or pouting, dominatrices in tight skirts and sharp heels, lots of glossy hair, and …

Turning Around That Creative Jealousy

<b>Yay! You're doing something creative.</b><p>We can all probably remember the moment when we first realized that we could create cool stuff. That moment when …

Great Tutorial: ’10 Things Beginners Want to Know How To Do’ in Photoshop CC

It’s likely one of the reasons Adobe decided to shift to a subscription model was so that they could bring in more beginners and amateurs that had …

The Ultimate DIY Guide to Beautiful Product Photography

If there’s one thing that’s true when it comes to ecommerce, it's that the perceived value of your products and the trustworthiness of your business …

8 Tips for Successful Documentary Photography

Discussions of documentary photography often occur within the context of significant historical events; Dorthea Lange’s Depression-era work, Diane …

Street Photography

Carscape: how the motor car reshaped England – in pictures

Roundabouts, petrol stations and ringroads feature in a new English Heritage exhibition that looks at the impact of the car on the English landscape. It’s about more than just the thrill of the open road, and includes a celebration of the architecture associated with automotive history. The …

Sapeurs: Society for the Advancement of Elegant People - in pictures

AFP's Junior D Kannah photographs Sapeurs - members of the Society for the Advancement of Elegant People - as they pay annual homage to Stervos Niarchos, the founder of their movement, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Why You Need a Remote Shutter Release in Your Bag

https://www.lightstalking.com/how-to-photograph-fireworks/Anyone who has been involved with photography for some length of time has heard of shutter …

Landscape Photography

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship | Inc.com

<i>Editor's Note: This article won an award in the Magazine Personal Service category in the 2014 Annual Awards Contest of the Deadline Club, the New York City chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.</i><p>By all counts and measures, Bradley Smith is an unequivocal business success. He's CEO of …

Entrepreneurship

THE STREET PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDE

<b>Do you want to learn Street Photography or changing your approach, improving your skills on the street?</b><p><b>The book is divided into three main</b> …

Street Photography

Patrick Brown's "Trading to Extinction" Project

Black bear bile, rhino horns, shark fins and other endangered wildlife and their illicit trade account for more than $10 billion annually. For the …

Endangered Species

Ultraviolet Beauties: Flawed Portraits by Cara Phillips

Photographer Cara Phillips, based in Brooklyn, shot her series <i>Ultraviolet Beauties</i> by offering free portraits to strangers on the street. The only …

Photography

Asymmetrical Faces Revealed Through Mirrored Composites

Turkish photographer Eray Eren takes faces and presents them as triptychs—each panel representing a standard, forward-facing portrait (left photo) along with two additional images that split the original face down the middle and form a mirrored version of the left half of the subject's actual face …

Asymmetry

Claire Yaffa, Thoughts of Photographers, Philosophers and Dreamers - Life’s Lessons, Chapter 24

<i>Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then</i> …

Photography

The Making Of The Making It Up Beauty Series

It's no secret that we creatives are often introverted, or simply don't know the first thing about self-promotion. Thus there are thousands and …

The Joy of Travel Photography

Travel and photography are the perfect bedfellows, the wonder and exploration of new cultures, experiences and adventures, captured through the lens …

Landscape Photography

Harry Benson's best photograph: the Beatles pillow-fighting

I was meant to be going to Uganda to do a big news story for the Daily Express but, at the last minute, the paper called and said they wanted me to shoot the Beatles in Paris instead. I considered myself a serious journalist, so I managed to talk them out of it. I knew who the Beatles were, but it …

6 Amazing Tutorials That Will Give You the Perfect Eye Catch-Lights in Your Portraits

There's not too many people who would argue about the fact that striking catch lights in the eyes of your portrait subject really improve the overall …

Big Group? One Light, One Composite - Create A Stunning Group Portrait With Just One Light

Compositing is no beginner’s tactic. Before you dive in, provide time for the proper research and learn the skill set to prior to the job. Like many …

Tutorials

Polaroid Mirrors: an Interview with Jeffrey Mckee

Jeffrey Mckee is a Lawrence, KS-based photographer and a graphic designer for the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. His colorful …

Facebook Encourages Brides to Ditch Having a Professional Wedding Photographer

Facebook recently put out a video with the message "Why have one photographer when you can have a hundred?" The video consists of a collage of images …

How To Make Snow in Photoshop with Custom Brushes

Setting aside the runny noses, forget the frozen fingers and the frostbitten toes, and the winter season can lend itself to some pretty magical …

Former Afghan prisoners enjoy freedom in Kabul

On the orders of President Karzai, Afghanistan has released 65 prisoners, many of whom the United States say are linked to the killing of international peacekeepers and Afghan troops.<p>The US said it had strong evidence against many of the detainees, linking them to bombings and other attacks.<p>But …

Afghanistan

The 'Internet Of Things' Will Be Bigger Than The Smartphone, Tablet, And PC Markets Combined

In the consumer space, many products and services have already crossed over into the IoT, including kitchen and home appliances, lighting and heating products, and insurance company-issued car monitoring devices that allow motorists to pay insurance only for the amount of driving they do.<p><i>Here are</i> …

Internet of Things