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How Sleep Deprivation Drives The High Failure Rates of Tech Startups

I work in my sleep now. I fall asleep most nights writing and rewriting opening lines and first paragraphs in my head. And every morning before I wake, I am somehow still writing sentences in my head, twisted into my sheets while comparing arguments and searching for counter-arguments that could …

Seven Pieces of Advice for New Lightroom Users

Photography

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Add Sun Beams To Your Photo

Our friend Glyn Dewis has been sharing his straightforward and very helpful post-production tutorials with us for a long time. This time he shares …

Louie Schwartzberg on Smartphone Pics & How They Offer a Glimpse Into Your Soul

In the age of smartphones whose cameras are getting better with each passing day, we tend to snap more photographs now than ever before. But have you …

Going the Extra Mile to Get the Image you Envisioned

Going the Extra Mile to Get the Image you Envisioned Most photographers will tell you that hard work, preparation and research get you the shots you …

Digital Photography

3 Reasons why your Photography Site can’t just be your Portfolio

It’s time to have a huge mindset shift. Why? Because your thriving business depends on it. Think about your website right now. Does it look like a …

Sigma 50mm Matches the Otus in Almost All Tests, Said to Cost One-Fourth as Much

Just days after publishing their glowing review of the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art series lens that ranked it leaps and bounds ahead of the Canon and Nikon …

Tutorial: How to ‘Make Eyes Look Amazing’ In Photoshop

One of our favorite Photoshop tutorial websites, Phlearn, yesterday put out a tutorial that is both incredibly useful and a bit scary. Useful because …

How to Use Luminosity Masks in Photoshop to Transform Your Images

From exposure blending to fine contrast adjustments, luminosity masks are one of the most powerful set of tools available to photographers in …

Tutorials

BTS: Recreating Iconic Hollywood Portraits Using Photographers As Models

Photographers Sue Bryce and Felix Kunze recently took a unique approach to recreating some of the classic Hollywood portraits of days gone by. Using …

iOS App Colorbay Seeks to Redefine Photo Browsing and Discovery

From the designers and developers at MetaRain comes a new universal (meaning a single app for both iPhone and iPad) iOS app, Colorbay. Deemed “a …

500px ISO: A New Visual Storytelling Blog for ‘Unique, Crazy and Beautiful’ Photos

Earlier today, 500px officially launched <i>500px ISO</i>: a story-telling blog consisting of 500px photos and original content created by a team of editors …

Captivating TED Talk on the Unseen Worlds that Time-Lapse, Microscopic Imagery and Slow Motion Reveal

The intersection of Science, Technology and Art, at least according to renowned filmmaker and time-lapse photographer Louie Schwartzberg, is …

Easy Studio Lighting for Noir Portraits

Noir portraiture – timeless, sleek, and mysterious. A product of Hollywood’s film noir period of the 1940’s and 50’s, noir portraiture has the …

The top 10 male nudes in art

From Michelangelo's marble Christ to the sculpted torsos of Robert Mapplethorpe's photographs, artists have reflected for centuries on the raw beauty and tragedy of the male body<p>• The 10 sexiest artworks ever • The 10 most surreal artworks • The 10 most shocking performance artworks<p>Caravaggio – …

Explaining the Fascinating Photographic Trick that Lets You See Sound Waves

NPR just released a fascinating video that does a fantastic job of explaining something called Schlieren Flow Visualization or Schlieren Photography: …

Lighting Techniques: All the Things you can do with One Speedlight

I have encountered many people that think they are very limited because they only had one light (usually it is one speedlight), and I always tell …