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Photographers Every Highsnobiety Reader Should Know: Oliver Rath (NSFW)

Known for his playfully provocative photography, Oliver Rath was a young Berlin-based photographer reaching the peaks of his powers. Sadly, the …

How to Stack Photos for Epic Milky Way Landscapes

If you are willing to get up early or stay up super late, Milky Way season is back in North America! Above is a shot I made on February 14th, 2016, …

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 I Shot a Star Wars-Themed ‘Last Supper’ Photo

Sometimes, photography is about being brilliant at lighting, or capturing a decisive moment, but often it’s as much about collaborating with other …

WD-40 and microwaved tampons: secrets of food photography revealed

Behind most professional food photos is a stylist who tricks the viewer. These deceits range from a touch of lipstick to redden a strawberry, to “milkshakes” made from mashed potatoes. It’s not that food stylists are liars and cheats. They’re simply in the business of improvisation.<p>Throughout the …

Ice Cream

12 of the Best Portrait Articles of 2015

Photographing people, in particular doing portraits, can strike fear into the hearts of many newbie photographers. But it doesn’t have to be so …

Photography

The Unsettling Future of Facial Recognition

The first time I witnessed a camera detect a face to aid the autofocus system, I was amazed. In part because the technology seemed magical and the …

Make a Simple DIY Lightbox for $25 Using an IKEA Box and LED Lights

Slovakian food recipe site Varme published this simple 1-minute video tutorial on how you can use $25 in IKEA products to create a DIY lightbox for …

Using Light Reflectors in Food Photography

The image above was created for the Zeiss 25mm f2 Batis lens review by using a reflector and flash light output bounced off of said light reflector …

Photography

A Creative & Beautiful Portrait Idea to Try this Week

Want to try something different with your portraits this week? Add a bit of diversity to your portfolio? Maybe just mess around and have a bit of fun …

4 Digital Blending Techniques in Photoshop

Digital blending is a set of techniques that allow you to combine different versions of the same image (or different images) into one. The final …

Tutorials

Video: How to Clean Your Camera Sensor to Remove Dust Spots

When particles of dust and debris get on your camera sensors, they can cause frustrating spots in your shots that ruin entire batches of photographs. …

The Epic Images of a Mountain Bike Photo Contest

Every year, Crankworx Whistler hosts a Deep Summer Photo Challenge that pits six elite mountain biking photographers against each other. The shooters …

Video: A Primer on Color Spaces and Having a Color-Managed Photo Workflow

For some photographers, no term strikes more fear into one’s heart than “Color Spaces.” The idea that different devices, along with our eyes, …

Everything Photographers Need To Know About Color Space & How It Can Impact Your Prints

Roy G Biv–quick show of hands if you’re familiar with the term. Even if it doesn’t ring a bell at first glance, once you realize you’re looking at a …

Photography

A Monster Collection of 99 Photography Tutorials, Inspiration, Reviews and Blogs

Another terrific week has just passed us by, with a lot of activity in the world of photography. This weeks lists of links features tutorials, a …

Photography

5 Creative DIY Lighting Ideas You HAVE to Try

Great lighting—whether it’s for portraits, or macro, or even product photography—doesn’t have to cost you an arm, leg, and kidney. Just do a quick …

New York Red Bulls

These Photography Links Will Keep You Busy for a Long Time

This weeks collection of links was carefully curated by Toad Hollow Photography to share some of the best features in the world of photography found …

Crane takes on 2 tigers at Chinese zoo, kicks some serious butt

Faking the Look of Super Slow Motion by Animating Still Photos

Here’s a 1-minute video titled “Revolution,” created by Dubai-based photographer Sherif Mokbel “to support all the free people fighting for their …

Professional Beverage Photography Tips

Professional still photography is all about precision. Precision in lighting, angle, look, feel, composition, etc. Rob Grimm, a commercial …

Composition and Learning to See

How many times have you captured the perfect picture, only to download it and discover a rogue tree branch jutting into your frame from the side, or …

Digital Photography

14 Useful Podcasts for Photographers

A podcast could be the best way to learn something new. Curious as to why I’m saying that?<p>Because the length of podcasts are usually pretty short …

Self-improvement

These Time-Lapses Show How Beauty Retouching is Done for High-End Campaigns

Want to see how the world’s biggest fashion and beauty magazines retouch their photos? Here’s a set of time-lapse videos that show many hours of …

How to Create and Use Luminosity Masks in Adobe Photoshop

Luminosity masks are selections created from the various levels of brightness found in an image. These can then be used to easily target an image's …

Tutorials

10 Incredible Photography Tips & Tutorials from Pro Photographers

We always love to hear some tips an advice from Professional Photographers. In this article, we have collected 10 incredible photography tutorials …

Landscape Photography

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

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Retoucher Becci Manson on Using Her Skills to Make a Difference in the World

Retouching gets a bad rap these days due to the way it can distort truth and cause unrealistic expectations of human beauty, but retoucher Becci …

How to be a Tourist in Your Own City and Capture Remarkable Photos

Many years ago, I was in Manaus, the humid, bustling city in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. There I was chatting with a local guy and asked him …