Heather Smith-Loya

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Thought-Provoking Portraits of Fourth-Graders Talking About Their Personal Stories

Around four years ago, Judy Gelles was a volunteer at an inner-city school in Philadelphia. Gelles husband, Richard, is dean of the School of Social …

Inner Cities

7 Useful Post Ideas for Your Own Photography Blog

Once most photographers become serious about their craft — whether they are amateur, professional, or something in between — they usually start …

Street Photography

Programmed Auto: A Helpful Overlooked Exposure Mode on DSLR Cameras

In order to be a truly creative photographer, you need to take your camera out of the automatic exposure modes and put it into either Programmed …

DSLR Cameras

Nikon Unveils 18-140mm Lens, Speedlite, and Superzoom in One Fell Swoop

There’s nothing like the smell of fresh press release in the morning, and earlier today, Nikon decided to send two our way. The releases contain info …

Idea: Photograph Your City Skyline in the Reflection of a Lens

Here’s a neat photo idea: capture a city’s skyline in the reflection on the front of a camera lens. Photographer Christopher Anderson recently shot …

How to be a Great Dad: 18 Tips for Fatherhood | The Art of Manliness

<i>Photo by free parking</i><p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Leo Babauta of Zen Habits, a father of six children.</i><p>Being a father can be a wonderful …

How to React When a Photo Shoot Doesn’t Go According to Plan: Stay Positive

Perseverance. If there’s one trait that a photographer needs, it’s the ability to keep going when things get rough. In this video, photographer Karl …

Trick Photography and Special Effects Ebook and Video Course | Photography Ebooks

1<p>An eBook Like No Other!<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative photographs</i> created by …

The Sexual Activity That Just Might Help Fight Alzheimer’s

Your <i>ojos</i> are not deceiving you! Neurological research suggests that having an <b>orgasm</b> is actually a better exercise for your brain than any Sudoku, crossword puzzle or other brain stimulating activity.<p>According to <i>MSN Now</i>, neuroscientist <b>Professor Barry Komisaruk</b> of Rutgers University has found that …

No Bake S'mores Cheesecakes

In a small bowl, mix together butter and graham crumbs until moistened. Press crumbs into the container of your choice (jar, ramekin, etc) with the …

Baked Banana French Toast

February 6, 2012<p>Who doesn’t like french toast? I never really eat it, but when I do, I always think why has it been so long. And then another three …

Breakfast

Back to Basics: Fun Ideas for Kids Portraits

Photo by Kara Lamm<p>Getting kids to relax and have fun in front of the camera can be the trickiest part of taking kids’ portraits. They’re often either …

Review: Nero Trigger Replaces Your Slow Shutter Finger for Creative Photography

Bang. Pop. Zip. Zop. Welcome to the review of the Nero Trigger, a lightning, laser and sound sensor that will crank that shutter faster than you can. …

Engagement Photos in the Style of Parody Movie Posters

When planning their engagement photographs, photographer Joshua Watson and his then-fiancee Rachel wanted to announce their engagement and invite …

Thou Shalt Not Steal: There’s a Plagiarism Epidemic in the Photography Industry

Thou shalt not steal.<p>It’s one of the first things we learn as kids: don’t take something that doesn’t belong to you. And it’s a hard lesson to learn, …