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The rarest photo books we wished we owned

Good photography books are relatively easy to find these days – we are certainly in no shortage of images. But finding <i>great</i> ones – the kind that makes you feel, think and reflect – are a little harder to discover. Many of them now out-of-print or shockingly expensive, making it difficult for …

This Photo of a Potato Sold for Over $1,000,000

Check out this photo of a potato. It may look like a rather ordinary photo, but it’s one of the most expensive photos in the world: it sold last year …

How to Make a Portrait Look Like Wet Plate Collodion Using Photoshop

Love the look of wet plate collodion photographs? Did you know you can give any digital photo that same look using Photoshop? It’s a technique that …

Film Friday with the Horizon 202 Camera By Dierk

Bride Upset After Cheap Camera Leaves Her with Bad Honeymoon Photos

Here’s a tip: if you’re going on a once-in-a-lifetime trip and you’d like to shoot photos of a lifetime to preserve the memories, you probably …

Cameras

11 of the Most Interesting Lenses in the History of Photography

For almost two centuries, the science and art of photography has allowed people to capture the world around them through carefully crafted lenses. …

The Sun-Blaster: How to Build a Powerful DIY 1000W-Equivalent LED Light for $40

Want a portable and powerful LED light for illuminating your shots? The “Sun-Blaster” is a 1000 watt equivalent LED flashlight that you can build …

DIY

Photographing the Milky Way – A Detailed Guide

I have been shooting the night sky since my grandfather gave me my first 35mm SLR in junior high. Today’s digital SLRs allow us to shoot amazing …

4 Easy Dodging and Burning Techniques in Photoshop

When it comes to dodging and burning, everyone has their own technique. Some take a little more time than others, but the results will ultimately be …

Tutorials

Shooting Portraits with a Giant $10 Room Camera

Photography enthusiasts Diego Veríssimo and Ana Magalhães (seen in the portrait above) recently shot a series of portraits using a gigantic camera …

Clone Photography Turns Ordinary Cat Owners Into Crazy Cat People

For her project “Crazy Cat Lovers,” photographer Andréanne Lupien used clone photography to turn ordinary cat owners with one cat (or sometimes two …

Photography

6 Ways to Get Perfect Backgrounds for Your Photos

There are numerous factors that go into making eye-catching portraits: the subject’s facial expression, the lighting, the framing and composition, …

Tutorials

DIY: Noticeably Improve Your Macro Photography with a Cheap Plastic Cup

Hand-held macro photography presents a lot of challenges, but three of the most prevalent are: subject movement, camera shake, and harsh shadows. …

Powerful Photo Series Documents the Final Generation of Foot Binding in China

For <i>Living History</i>, photographer Jo Farrell paints a stark yet complex portrait of China’s now-illegal practice of foot binding. Fueled by her desire …

Deadline

Project info<p>THE PROJECT<p>For the past five years, I have photographed with unrestricted access the newsroom and printing plant of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Through a depiction of The Inquirer’s efforts to prevail despite depleted ad revenue, a steady decline in circulation, lay-offs, buy-outs, and …

7 Questions: Frank Machalowski On ‘Monsters,’ His Eerie Long Exposure Photos of Crowds

Frank Machalowski is an award-winning German photographer, who lives and work in Berlin. After studying economic studies in Berlin and applying …

'Sun and mayhem' – Russia hits the beach

Photograph: Nikita Shokhov/Nikita Shokhov<p>Shokhov’s shots echo Martin Parr's classic series The Last Resort taken at the British seaside in 1986 Photograph: Nikita …

RT @DLR_next: Falls das jemand nicht kennt: Berlin bei Nacht - mit verschiedenen Laternen in Ost & West. ISS-Foto: ESA, NASA (2012) http://t.co/uNBtFdpaLf

How Much Can You Carry?

Project info<p>"How Much Can You Carry?"<p>On roads of East Africa, blinded by the sun, we drive again and again. By moto, by bus, by 4x4. The landscapes varies, roads also, but always these walkers of roadside who seem to carry all their life on the head.<p>Such of ants in an impeccable balance, men as …

25 Polaroids: A Collection of Intriguing Images Make Up Our Latest Group Show

In our <i>Polaroid</i> group show, 25 photographers show us their contemporary interpretations of the instant film medium which has made a comeback in recent …

This Guy’s Wife Refused to Take Maternity Photos, So He Posed for Them Instead

When his wife Meghan refused to have maternity pictures taken, Justin (who goes by DruishPrincess69 on Reddit) decided to take matters into his own …

Quirky Photos Capture China’s Bizarre ‘Facekini’ Trend

Photographer Peng Yangjun’s photographs of beach goers visiting the seaside of Qingdao, China appear like any other family snapshot of a cheerful …