Faisal AlKurtass

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Danny Richardson: ‘I went from taking photos to making art’

A talented fine-art photographer does not capture reality as it is, they capture reality as it exists in the most extraordinary corners of their …

Turns out Cara Delevingne didn't like being in fashion

Cara Delevingne, one of the world's most successful models, has offered an illuminating insight into her feelings on fashion, revealing that she's never felt totally comfortable in the industry. In an interview with the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Delevingne said: "I ended up feeling a bit empty. Fashion …

Beach Boys

How to Make Colors POP in Photoshop

This technique is perfect for a photo that is dominated by one or two Colors, especially if those Colors are complimentary.

DJI’s Newest Pro-Level UAV Puts Its Phantom Lineup to Shame

The uncontested leader in drones, DJI, is continually making improvements to their ever-growing Phantom line-up. And in their latest UAV, they seem …

Destroying the Creative ‘Monsters’ and Overcoming the Immature Mindset that Nearly Killed Me

I’m writing this from the perspective of someone who is trekking through the process. I’m not sitting on a high horse. I can’t even afford a horse.<p>It …

Photo Tip: Do This to Get Way Better Portraits When You Ask a Stranger to Take Your Picture

Asking a stranger on the street to take your picture often leaves you shaking your head afterwards. That’s because, for some reason, most people seem …

3 Tips for Perfect Skin inside Lightroom

A simple rule when enhancing skin: Don’t make it look fake.<p>Too often photographers don’t know when to stop when enhancing skin. They take the edit a …

The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram

Instagram can be a powerful marketing tool for photographers, but are you using it the right way? In our guide, <i>The Photographer’s Guide to Instagram</i>, …

Setting Your Camera for Ultimate Image Quality

Those of you that have recently joined the mass ranks of photographic enthusiasts will, most probably, not have thought too much about the way you …

An Introduction to Tethering Your Camera to a Computer

Richard Harrington is the CEO of ThinkTAP and the Publisher of Photofocus.He is also the founder of RHED Pixel, a visual communications company based …

Hottest Celebrity Photos 12.9.13

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Tips for Overcoming Shyness as a Photographer

<i>“If you are a silent sniper with a telephoto, when they do notice you they will feel like you’ve taken something from them.”</i><p>As photographers, we …

Street Photography

10 Tips for Taking More Interesting Photos

The end of one year and the beginning of another is always a time for reflection, and for many people a time to make New Year’s resolutions about …

PSA: Don’t Get Scammed | Photographer Gets Robbed By Online Print Website

Photographers Need to Make Careful Business Decisions<p>As Photographers most of us are small business owners, and we have to make business decisions. …

Customers

Start to See Photographically In Six Easy Steps

Apollo 12 on the moon - a picture from the past

First published on Tue 19 Nov 2013 09.26 EST

‘Selfie’ Crowned Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year 2013

Well, this news will probably either make you shake your head or cringe, but there’s no avoiding it: Selfie has officially been named the Oxford …

Long Exposure Photo

Learn how to freeze moving subjects in a long exposure photo by creating a composite of a long exposure shot and a high ISO fast exposure.

Photography

BTS with Kirsty Mitchell as She Begins the Final Chapter of Her Wonderland Series

We first shared the jaw-dropping fairytale photographs that make up Kirsty Mitchell‘s <i>Wonderland</i> series in May of 2012, some three years after she …

Mohammad Rakibul Hasan

<i>Sarah Stankey shares work submitted to Lenscratch…</i><p>Trees in the park provide shelter to urban birds<p>Mohammad Rakibul Hasan‘s work creates a beautiful …

Extraordinary Photo Manipulations of Show Animals in Imaginative Scenarios

Digital manipulation, when in the wrong hands, can result in some rather crass and ridiculous images. However, if the likes of Photoshop are in the …

This Nikon-Made Nikkor Lens Clock Wakes You Up to the Sound of a D4 Shutter

We’ve seen all manner of household items take on the shape of your favorite lens (think mugs, humidifiers and portable speakers), but this is the …

What Sports Arenas Look for When Hiring Photographers

A certain air of power is present in sports-related advertising. Take in the walls of a Nike store or graze the pages of Sports Illustrated, and …

Hall of Fame

Focus Bracketing Technique: Never Miss a Shot

When it comes to photography, the word “bracketing” can mean a lot of things. Essentially, it just refers to the practice of taking the same shot …

Stop-Motion Short Made from Hundreds of Long Exposure Light-Painted Photographs

Darren Pearson’s still frame light paintings are impressive enough on their own. He uses flashlights in the dark to sketch out intricate figures. The …

Stop Motion

Tamron Has a Shiny New 150-600mm Lens in the Works, Will be Its Longest Zoom Yet

Here’s a little gear porn to keep your G.A.S. revving this Thursday. Japanese lens manufacturer Tamron has officially announced that it is working on …

Sport picture of the day: twinkle twinkle basketball stars

First published on Fri 8 Nov 2013 07.50 EST

5 Tips from the Experts: Create and Sell Yearly Photo Wall Calendars

You might think that wall calendars are a thing of the (quickly disappearing) analog past, but don’t dismiss them too quickly. Recently we caught up …