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Tutorial: How to Easily Replicate a Photo’s ‘Look’ Using Curves

It’s happened to all of us: we’re browsing through someone’s portfolio or even just through Flickr or 500px and we come across a photograph or series …

YouTuber Takes #selfieswithstrangers to a Whole New Level

What are we to do when the standard selfie becomes boring and mundane? Well, I’m pretty sure 23-year-old YouTuber Jason Rodjanapanyakul figured it …

Opening Your Own Photography Studio? 5 Things To Consider

I am excited to share how I made the decision to open my studio. It has been a positive experience for me and I am grateful for the response it is …

Small Business

Pricing Your Work, Tip #1: Fees & Terms to Expect as a Photojournalist

You’ve met with a photo editor and they love your pictures. The next thing you know, they’re calling you with an assignment. Great! But along with …

NASA Releases Beautiful ‘Gravity’-Inspired Photo Set Ahead of Oscar Night

<b>Spoiler Alert</b>: The first paragraph of this article gives away a major part of the movie ‘Gravity.’ Skip past it if you haven’t seen the movie …

Photographer Mixes Watercolor Elements Into Her Images to Stunning Effect

What’s the best thing about a 365 project? Some would say it’s that you develop the habit of shooting every single day. Others that you develop your …

Photographer Explores His Emotions Through Surreal Self-Portraits

<b>New York photographer</b> Ben Zank’s series of surreal images are an exploration of his deepest emotions, and a means of expressing himself without words.<p>…

Photography

Russians Are Miserable And Brazilians Love To Smile: What Selfies Reveal About Cultural Stereotypes

Moritz Stefaner and his collaborators analyzed more than 3,000 Instagram selfies from around the world, revealing everything from the age of the average selfie taker to how much she opens her mouth and more.<p>If a picture is worth a thousand words, how many is a selfie worth?<p>That’s what SelfieCity …

Self-Portrait Series Addresses Perception of Female Beauty

June Calypso is an British photographer who shot this series of self portraits to address how she perceives the world’s view of female beauty. Each …

Beauty

Photos of Rural Children Around the World Dressed Up as Their Dream Professions

<i>Journalist, Mali</i><p>Belgian-born photographer Sofie Knijff has spent the last three years traveling the world making portraits of children and asking …

This Man's Stunning Photographs of His Daughter Left Us Speechless

Artists around the world have long been inspired by the works of Old Masters like Rembrandt, Raphael and Vermeer. Emulating their style has never …

Invisible: Laura Williams Talks About Her Surreal Self-Portrait that Went Viral

Surreal self-portraits from young photographers are nothing new. In fact, one could say there are almost too many of them out there. But that makes …

Very Informative Side-by-Side Comparison of Different Light Modifiers

A few weeks ago, we shared a video by photographer Karl Taylor that gave you a behind the scenes look at what a day-long fashion shoot in his studio …

Japanese Taxi Driver Takes Multiple Exposures While Looking for Passengers

Taxi driver Issui Enomoto captures unique multiple exposure photographs of Yokohama, Japan and its residents as he drives around at night looking for passengers. He always keeps his camera with him in his taxi so that he can shoot various scenes of the town as they strike him. For this series …

Japan

Anna Hill’s Photoshop Project Pokes Fun at Overly Manipulated Beauty Advertisements

Photoshop takes a lot of flack in this day and age, especially when it comes to the beauty and fashion industries that consistently publish overly …

Everything You Need to Know About White Balance

The color of light can vary enormously, and this can have a big impact on the way your photographs look. From photographing in sunlight to shooting …

5 Safety Nets Every Wedding Photographer Needs

Weddings are a tremendous expense for a couple, and as the hired wedding photographer, the weight of capturing it as beautifully as possible is a …

Photog Creates Beautiful Fantasy Worlds in Her Tiny Studio Without Any Photoshop

Some of the most extraordinary photography we’ve run across was created by folks who use little to no Photoshop while capturing incredible photos …

Photog Uses Face Paint to Create Stunning Portraits that Look Two-Dimensional

The <i>2D or Not 2D</i> series isn’t the first time Russian photographer Alexander Khokhlov has dabbled in painting his models faces and taking striking …

Boomf Makes Instagram Photos Edible by Printing Them on Marshmallows

This might just be one of those services both the loves and haters of Instagram will like. Because while other services print your Instagram shots on …

Holiday Food Photos Help Instagram Set New Upload Record on Thanksgivukkah

“Put down that phone and eat!” That’s what a lot of frustrated cooks must have been yelling Thursday, as Instagram set a new one-day record for …

Trick Photography and Special Effects E-Book

An open letter to anybody wanting to take better photographs today:<p>Read on to discover...<p>"Who Else Wants To Learn How To Use<p>The Top Secret …

Photography

How to Capture a Silhouette

Photography is not so much about taking pictures as it is about creating art from within the known universe. Unlike traditional forms of expression …

Instagram Account Photoshops Selfies if You Ask… Sometimes Even if You Don’t

Here’s a new way to be violated in the social media era: Post a photo of yourself on Instagram, then wait for somebody you don’t know and didn’t …

DIY product photography using iPads for light painting

Photographer Laya Gerlock has proven that you don't need a high-end lighting rig to take excellent product photos. In fact, he manages to take …

Instagram and Pinterest for your arts organisation – live chat

Join us <b>from noon on Tuesday 26 November</b> to talk image sharing in the arts – more from a new series of social surgeries<p>Visual imagery is the currency of arts and culture. From the visceral and affecting first moment you lay eyes on a real life El-Salahi, to that sensory slap round the face you get …

The Secrets to Using Bounced Light to Make Your Photos Pop

In the pursuit of photography, light is everything. But, sometimes we're put into situations where the available light isn't very good, or it isn't …