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Video: Build Your Own Diffusion Panel for Only $30

One of the most versatile tools any photographer can have in their arsenal is a diffusion panel. It can be used in both natural and artificial light …

8 Lessons Robert Capa Has Taught Me About Street Photography

<b>Robert Capa</b> is one of the greatest photographers to have ever lived. When he was still alive, he was proclaimed as “The Greatest War-Photographer in …

Video: Useful Tips for Buying Second-Hand Lenses

When it comes to buying glass, deciding what you want and how much you’re willing to spend can be difficult even in the best of conditions. So, …

How to Use Channel Mixer in Photoshop to Create Amazing Black and White Images

In the early days of digital, one of the biggest criticisms was that black and white images were nowhere near as good as their film based …

Working With a Model-Digital Photography School

Digital Photography

Apple said to be 'serious' about moving into mobile payments

Several clues have surfaced over the past few months that point to Apple working on its own mobile payments business. We've seen patent filings, rumors of secret meetings, and analyst predictions.<p>Now, the company appears to be hiring for two new senior electronic payments positions, according to …

Mobile Payments

Nokia’s Hardware Division Will Become ‘Microsoft Mobile’

Nokia and Microsoft’s deal will officially close April 25, and at that time the hardware division Nokia is selling to Redmond will get a rebrand, according to a new leaked memo (via Mashable). It’s not that surprising that Microsoft would opt for something closer to home with its new mobile …

iPhone sales could be threatened as subsidized costs become more visible, say analysts

How much did your iPhone cost? If you said $199, $299 or even $399 you’re somewhere near $350 off. As some consciously forget, the carriers often shield the owner from the real total cost of the iPhone. That may not last.<p>iPhone sales could be hurt as carriers switch from so-called subsidized …

1Password for Mac and iOS Make it Simpler to Manage Strong Passwords

In the wake of the Heartbleed bug, many technology companies have been advising users to change their passwords. Managing them all can be an arduous task, so today AgileBits has released new versions of its 1Password apps for Mac and iOS.<p>Mac: Version 4.3<p>On the Mac side, it’s now possible to edit …

RIP Flash: Why HTML5 Will Finally Take Over Video and Web in 2014

<i>Erika Trautman is the CEO of Rapt Media.</i><p>Cassette tapes, 8-tracks, and … Flash. All three of these mediums need a player to work, and all three mediums are either dead or dying. Just as CDs replaced tapes as a more efficient means of playing music, and digital files replaced CDs to do the same, …

Photographing the Sochi Winter Olympics with Getty

<b>As thousands of Olympic hopefuls try their luck at scoring a medal for their home country, a team of photographers look on to capture these moments</b> …

Photo Essay: Against All Odds, by Andri Tambunan

Papua is the largest province in Indonesia and it’s home to approximately 1% of Indonesia’s population. However, approximately 40% of all HIV/AIDS …

How to Find & Photograph Great Macro Subjects

If there’s one type of photography “wild west”, it’s macro photography.While most other subject – flowers, sunsets, the aurora borealis – already …

How To Dodge & Burn In Photoshop With Elena Jasic

We have featured Elena Jasic on Fstoppers a few times now. Most recently we featured a tutorial from her on how to utilize frequency separation. …

Unique Way to Help Improve Your Retouching

Like many photographers, I’m always trying to polish my craft and grow my talents when it comes to both photography and retouching. Tutorials are …

The Ultimate Guide to Adjustment Layers - Color Balance and Selective Color

In this tutorial, we are going to have a look at the Color Balance and Selective Color adjustment layers in Photoshop. They work by balancing the …

Tutorials

Stampede: A Stamp that Turns Any Photo Into a USPS-Approved Postcard

Even though a common problem these days is taking pictures we never end up printing or looking at ever again, a lot of photographers (and …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The Large Format Primer

When I started to really get head-over-heels for film photography, one "look" that caught my eye constantly was that of large format. We've all seen …

Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission

The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? …

Creating the Photograph: Stéphane Pironon's "Weightlessness"

<i>Editor’s Note: Creating the Photograph is a new series that we’re starting where we interview photographers all about the photo that they shot and</i> …

‘Down and Out in the South’, a Photo Book by Jan Banning http://bit.ly/10a6mhs Netherlands-based photographer Jan Banning caught our eye a couple of months ago with his series Bureaucratics wherein he made surprise visits to 8 countries across 5 continents and ended up with a set of 50 images of various individuals in their everyday work environments. This new project with the title Down and Out in the South is another powerful series from Banning capturing the “modern society’s outcasts.”

5 Worthwhile Blogs on The Business of Professional Photography

While photography can be a tough way for some to make a living, there are a lot of free resources for established professional photographers or those …

Film for the Digital Photographer - Cameras By Dan K

<b>Film for the Digital Photographer – Cameras, By Dan K</b><br>Dan K returns to JCH with the first of a 3 part series, introducing film to digital …

The Delicate Art of Analog Photography & Film Printing

Photography has conquered new ground and has seen its popularity grow by leaps and bounds with innovation in the field of camera electronics, …

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