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My Key Light Gear for Filming Interviews

I have filmed LOTS of interviews over the past 4 years, more than I could possibly count. Many look bad in my opinion, but when you do that many …

Loving Dad Colors in His Kids' Drawings While Away for Work

Redditor Tatsputin is a working dad who finds himself traveling out of state for ten days out of every month, but he takes a piece of his kids with him through their adorably scribbled drawings. While on the plane, the loving father affectionately colors in the drawings his tiny tots made for his …

Drawing

Helpful Infographic Perfectly Pairs Wine with Food

Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or not, you could probably use this infographic to learn a thing or two about the liquid of the gods. How many calories does a typical glass of white wine versus red wine have and, more importantly, which wine should you pair with tonight's dinner? …

Infographics

Kirsty Mitchell's Intricately Adorned Goddesses of Wonderland

For almost five years, English photographer Kirsty Mitchell has been creating one stunning image after another for her enchanting <i>Wonderland</i> series. The project, which is entirely self-funded and inspired by the memory of the photographer's late mother, is nearing its finale. With sixty-nine …

Wakefield

Blog in harmony with nature

Antioxidants<p>Green tea - contains a lot of substances which positively influence the brain, blood vessels and maintaining proper body mass. Green tea …

Creating Motion in Stills: How to Animate a Photo in Post with the Parallax Effect

UK motion graphics artist and Make Productions founder Joe Fellows specializes in bringing stills to life. Using a series of steps in Photoshop and …

Exploring World's Largest Cave That Was Just Discovered in 2010

Sơn Đoòng cave which directly translates to “Mountain River” is a remarkable cave in Vietnam. Presently the largest known cave in the world, the cave …

Banksy's Street Art Comes to Life in Clever Animated GIFs

From the Upper West Side to Staten Island, Banksy has certainly been making the rounds along the streets of New York with his <i>Better Out Than In</i> project. In reaction to the British street artist's handiwork, fans have been flocking to see the art in person, taking photographs and interacting with …

Art

Photographer Captures Beautifully Authentic Moments Between Father and Son

My husband and I always talk about how nothing can prepare you for parenthood: The highs and lows, the moments of total frustration and total happiness, the excitement you feel when you experience your child's “firsts.” We've only been parents for about 19 months and yet we're still surprised by …

Dining Rooms

How to Retouch Shiny Skin in Portraits: Photoshop Tutorial

It’s becoming common practice to retouch the imperfections and blemishes that are found on everyone’s faces and skin. However, it’s sometimes easy to …

Tutorials

Mixpanel Launches SurveyMonkey Rival But Inserts Them Into Native Apps

Big data and real-time analytics service Mixpanel is unveiling a new tool that will help app developers solicit feedback from their users in a qualitative manner. Aptly called Mixpanel Surveys, it’s almost akin to what one would find within SurveyMonkey except that it’s a native mobile experience …

The 5 People Filmmakers Need for a Tiny Skeleton Crew

<i>L.A.-based filmmaker Noam Kroll is currently working on his second feature. He keeps a production blog at his website</i> <i>NoamKroll.com</i><i>. He wrote this</i> …

Filmmaking

How to Professionally Retouch Portraits in Lightroom

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop Collection v5. The …

Retrospective: The Films of Brian De Palma

Few film directors are as polarizing as <b>Brian De Palma</b>,whose new film, the already argued-over “<b>Passion</b>,” opens this week (read our review from Venice …

Stephen King

Chinese made easy with 'Chineasy' by Noma Bar and ShaoLan Hseuh

The brainchild of tech entrepreneur and self-confessed geek ShaoLan Hseuh, Chineasy is an attempt to bridge the linguistic gap between the West and China. Essentially, her system turns notoriously inscrutable (for users of the Latin alphabet anyway) Chinese characters into simple illustrations - by …

Language

Awesome Silhouettes of Superheroes Reveal Their Past and Present

California-based artist Khoa Ho's poster series titled <i>Superheroes – Past/Present</i> features iconic superheroes like Batman, Superman, and Spiderman as creatively designed silhouettes revealing their former struggles and current strength. The series draws inspiration from the <i>Batman Begins</i> quote: “It's …

Comic Books

Turning modern art’s faces into real-life portraits

Artists have interpreted the human face to imaginative effect. What happens when a photographer tries to replicate their visions?<p>In the eyes of modern artists, the human form has become a design ripe for reappraisal. Exaggerating angles and skewing features, they have transformed our familiar …

Art

Don’t Let the Retouched Photographs of the World Affect Your Own Self Image

I recently had an unusual experience. I was standing in a department store aimlessly browsing some shiny shelving that held many glittery bottles …

PhotoShelter Unveils Overhauled ‘Beam’ Portfolio Sites

The leading photography portfolio service PhotoShelter (also known for their sales and marketing tools for photogs) today announced the launch of …

LightZone Photo Editing Software is Now Open Source and Completely Free

Photographers still irked about about Adobe’s decision to make Photoshop rental-only have a new alternative with the re-release of the pioneering …

Wild Animals Morph Together with Sexy Female Figure

Canada-based illustrator Jenny Liz Rome combines what seems like average fashion images with unexpected animal details. The artist produces elements like soft peacock feathers, fish bowls, and roaring lion faces that naturally emerge from flowing hair and patterned clothing and blend with female …

Art

Fine Art Photographer Martin Stranka and His Incredible Images

Martin Stranka is a professional photographer from the Czech Republic, born in April 13, 1984. He is self taught with a distinct vision of …

Photography

How to Make Your Own Light Panel for Portrait Photography

Let’s face it, lighting equipment can be pretty expensive once you add up all the power supplies, light stands, light modifiers, power packs, slaves …

Sewing

Iconic Eyeglasses Perfectly Symbolize Famous Personalities

Wearing glasses is a great way to express your own personal style. Choosing frames can be quite the process, but with the perfect pair, they can become a part of your unique identity. Italian multimedia designer and art director Federico Mauro recently explored this defining fashion sense through a …

Posters

'New Yorker' Same-Sex Marriage Cover: Bert and Ernie Watch Supreme Court Decisions

The rumored-to-be-gay Sesame Street puppets snuggle as they watch news of this week's rulings.<p>Gay couples have been rejoicing since the Supreme Court …

FDS

PART I APERTURES SHUTTER SPEEDS ASA/ISO KELVIN SCALE DEPTH OF FIELD DEPTH OF ILLUMINATION LIGHT FALLOFF PERSPECTIVE INCIDENCE VS. REFLECTIVE …

Classical Posing and Portrait Lighting Photography Techniques

Mastery of portrait photography entails knowledge of lighting and posing techniques. In this video, renowned photography instructor Frank Dispensa …