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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 …

Landscape Photography

These Lighting Patterns Will Make Your Portrait Photographs Rock

Familiarizing yourself with different lighting patterns isn't just to help you diversify your portrait portfolio. Depending on what you are trying …

5 Tips for Capturing The Magic of Golden Hour Photography

One of the main things that all photographers strive for is to make their work stand out somehow. Obviously, there’s no shortage of photographers on …

Mata Hari - a picture from the past

French Court Bans Photo Book in Dispute Over One of the Portraits Within

A French court has banned distribution of a photo book and fined the photographer, essentially for including a portrait the subject didn’t like.<p>The …

The Life & Death of Film Photography (Dramatic Portrayal)

“Do they still make film?” How many times have you heard this? The medium that once served a giant and powerful industry has been thrown in with the …

The Powerful Imagery Guide at 52% Off

Do you ever feel like your images lack impact? Successful photographers move us with seemingly effortless consistency. But, how? This comprehensive …

18 Impressive Photos of Horses Jumping

In equestrian jumping, a “show jumper” is a horse or pony that is engaged in the sport of show jumping or competition jumping. Equestrian jumping …

The Power of Mushrooms to Save the Planet

On a small mushroom farm tucked away about an hour south of Seattle, Paul Stamets has his nose in the dirt. Under the soil everywhere on Earth is the largest network of organism-to-organism communication—the natural Internet, he calls it. Stamets is one of the world’s leading mycologists (meaning …

Photos Reveal What It's Like to Have Anxiety Issues

Photographer John William Keedy explores themes of anxiety and varied neuroses in his series titled <i>It's Hardly Noticeable</i>. Examining his own struggles with anxiety over the past nine years and drawing from other mental disorders, the images present an insightful look at behaviors that are deemed …

Photographer Recreates Your Childhood Nightmares

Some of the most established childhood fears - the creepy boogieman hiding under the bed, a monster lurking beneath the staircase or some a …

How To Become a Storytelling Photographer

Natan Dvir is a photojournalist and a documentary artist who has a vast range of photographic experience for Polaris Images and other leading …

The Arts

Colour Contrast: Making the Most of Orange and Blue

One of the principles behind using colour in photography is that of using contrasting colours. To understand the concept we need to look at a colour …

That Photon Hitting Your Camera Sensor Took Thousands of Years to Arrive

How long does it take for a photon from the Sun to reach your camera sensor (or film) and help form a photograph? If you answered “8 minutes,” you’d …

Stunning Portraits of Women by Valentin Tatarinov

In 2005, Russian photographer Valentin Tatarinov started his way in the art of photography. Now, he is inspired by human nature and expresses himself …

Photography

Light Painting Photos Taken Inside Marble Mines in Italy

We’ve heard it from light painters before: the air is their canvas. The great thing about light painting is the ability to create something great …

Ad Campaign Uses Powerful Photographs to Explain that Facebook Likes Don’t Help

When they were tasked with putting together a powerful advertising campaign for Crisis Relief Singapore, ad agency Publicis Singapore mixed …

Understanding Exposure: An Introduction to Photography

Mastering photography is like playing a musical instrument. Anyone can make noise on a piano, but to really make music, it is important to read …

Mick Jagger sentenced to three months in prison

Submitting Your Photos to Online Forums

Every day photographers use Facebook and other photo sharing websites, such as Instagram, for sharing images with their clients and potential …

Interview with NYC Fashion Photographer Shane LaVancher

Shane LaVancher lives and works in New York City. The primary focus of his work is fashion and editorial assignments. His work is often compared to …

Photographer Shows a Journey Through Israel on Suitcases

For his project “Memory Suitcases,” Israeli photographer Yuval Yairi used his suitcases as a “canvas” for displaying his photographs. Each of the …

Magnetic Microbots Perform Eye Surgery Without a Single Incision

Our eyeballs are some of our more delicate organs, and the mere thought of them having to be sliced open for surgery is unsettling. So researchers at …

Robotics

This Silk-Screened Art Glows With Electroluminescent Ink

When someone brings up silk-screening, you might think of hand-made t-shirts or concert posters. What you probably don't think of is electric current …

University of Pennsylvania

WSJ: Google Is Making an Android Video Game Console and Smartwatch

According to the WSJ, Google is currently developing an Android-based video game console and an Android-based 'smartwatch'. More Android in more …

Google Nexus

Free Photography eBook: Exposure Blending – The Complete Guide From Camera to Process

Landscape photographer and author Christopher O’Donnell recently released a free eBook on his exposure blending technique. Inside you’ll find that …

Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Mode

Digital photography has given almost anyone with a camera the potential to become a creative photographer. These days even compact cameras offer …

Anatolian – Beautiful B/W Portraits by Mustafa Dedeoğlu

Anatolia, also known as Asia Minor or Asian Turkey, is an important piece of land between the Black Sea, Aegean Sea and Mediterranean Sea. It’s never …

Photojournalist Bill Eppridge Discusses the Importance of the Still Image

At last year’s Fall Photography at the Summit, the folks at the Summit Series of Workshops got a chance to sit down and speak with legendary …