Kyle Scharf

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What to Know About Mexican Drug Lord 'El Chapo' Guzman

The Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has escaped a high-security Mexican prison for the second time, this time through a one-mile …

How a DEA Agent Befriended and Betrayed an Afghan Opium Lord

Edward Follis talks about becoming close with Hajji Juma Khan, a billionaire Taliban financier, in order to set him up and eventually take him to prison.<p>Before balloons of smack reach the pockets of users in Liverpool or Berlin or Oslo, 80 percent of the world's heroin passes through the hands of a …

Photographer Shares How He Spent Two Years Living on Photos Instead of Money

Back in 2012, we wrote about a project called “Pixel Trade” by Australian photographer Shantanu Starick. The basic idea was simple but crazy: Starick …

Tut's Tomb: A Replica Fit for a King

How high-tech copies of ancient archaeological sites can help preserve them.<p>The thing to understand about archaeology is that it's a science of destruction. The moment an ancient site is discovered, its physical condition immediately begins to deteriorate. Every dig removes a layer of the …

Why Millennials Should Become Entrepreneurs Now

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I was fresh out of college and ready to start my career, launching a business -- let alone making it successful -- required overcoming serious logistical and financial hurdles. You needed office space, staff and equipment. Computers, …

North Sentinel Island

<b>North Sentinel Island</b> is one of the Andaman Islands, which includes South Sentinel Island, in the Bay of Bengal. It is home to the Sentinelese who, …

Poveglia Island: Like Hell, But in Italy

With several hundred years of cruel death on its soil, stepping foot on Poveglia Island is a sure way to scare yourself stupid.<p>Photo by: Chris 73<p>Get ready to piss your pants and scream like a little girl that's discovered a spider colony in her closet. Poveglia Island is a secluded little piece of …

The Importance of Taking It Easy

<b>This is it.</b> By now, You will have been inspired, honed your ideas, found the perfect location and booked your talent. You will have taken that little …

8 tips for successful pet photography by Sophie Gamand

Sophie Gamand, the photographer behind the hugely popular Wet Dog series and Photocrowd's Expert Judge in our Pet Portraits contest, shares her ABC …

The Phoblographer's Introduction to Better Backlit Portraits Using Natural Light - The Phoblographer

<i>Pro Tip:</i> We recommend that you communicate with the person that you’re photographing first to get insight as to what they want. Some headshots are …

3 Point Lighting Tutorial With a Playboy Bunny

Straight out of a goforjared Wide Open Camera “This is how we shoot product swag” comes a NSFW three point lighting tutorial featuring Playboy Miss …

Secrets to Crafting Top-Quality Beauty Portraits: On Location Lighting

I am continuing my series of articles about creating stunning Beauty portraits and I would like to talk about on location lighting today. Please note …

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Original text from the 1st AMA:<p>I saw horrific beatings happen almost every day. I saw inmates being beat senseless for not moving fast enough. I saw …

The hard lives — and high suicide rate — of Native American children on reservations

The silence that has shrouded suicide in Indian country is being pierced by growing alarm at the sheer numbers of young Native Americans taking their own lives — more than three times the national average, and up to 10 times the average on some reservations.<p>The silence that has shrouded suicide in …

Don't Pose, Direct!

If you are a lifestyle photographer one of your jobs is to make your images look natural- not stiff, not awkward, and definitely not staged. <b>Your</b> …

Say Yes To Noon Sun - Create Amazing Portraits With One Simple Tool

I've been there, standing in the middle of a field on a hot day with a scorching sun, mulling back and forth on how to capture a quality shot. In the …

Why You Should Hustle Every Day

<i>This post was written by Herbert Lui and edited by Robleh Jama, and originally appeared on the Busy Building Things blog. Companies like Facebook and Shopify renew their inspiration by using our art products.</i><p>What do software development hosting service GitHub, venture capitalist Fred Wilson, and …

Bill Weaver SR-71 Blackbird Breakup

Among professional aviators, there's a well-worn saying: Flying is simply hours of boredom punctuated by moments of stark terror. And yet, I don't …

Harry Hook's African odyssey: 'We had ransom money taped around the car'

It was lucrative, but Harry Hook was bored. After years of shooting television shows for others, the film-maker and photographer decided to embark on a much more meaningful project – one that would take him back to his first love, Africa, where he grew up. It was not without its risks, however.<p>"We …