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R3 Monobath Developer Lets You Process Your Film with One Chemical Bath

In March 2014, we reported that inventor Bob Crowley and his startup New55 were working on producing a new line of 4×5 instant film. That Kickstarter …

SEO For Photographers: How To Get Your Photography Blog Noticed By Google

<b>If, like most professional photographers, getting found by the right people matters to you but you’re not seeing the results you want from your own</b> …

The Magical Fairy Tale-Inspired Portraits of Ukrainian Photographer Anita Anti

Anita Anti is a photographer based in Ukraine who uses elaborate costumes, props, and makeup to create magical portraits that are often inspired by …

JPEG Voodoo: Or, Does JPEG File Size Matter?

Would you say the above photograph has any compression artifacts? Compressed too much, not enough, or just right? What exactly is “just right” …

How I Made a Homemade Ice Light for Less Than $30

The Ice Light is “a portable, dimmable, daylight balanced, continuous LED light source with a built in battery” that costs $450. In this post I will …

Home Depot

Re: If You Don’t Want Your Photos Stolen, Don’t Post Them on the Internet

“If you don’t want your photos stolen, don’t post them on the Internet.”<p>This is an argument I have heard over and over again, mostly from people who …

Internet

Photographer Beth Moon Spent 14 Years Hunting for the World’s Most Ancient Trees

“Portraits of Time” is a series of photographs showing the oldest and most majestic trees on the face of the Earth. Photographer Beth Moon traveled …

4 Techniques that Will Help You Master Dodging and Burning Your Photos

If you have 30-minutes to spare for a tutorial, check out this one by photographer and retoucher Michael Woloszynowicz on the techniques of dodging …

Fujifilm Firmware Updates Add Big New Features to the X-T1, X-E2, X-E1, and X-Pro1

If you’re the proud owner of a Fujifilm X-T1, X-E2, X-E1, and X-Pro1, here’s an early present for you this holiday season: Fujifilm has released …

5 Free Online Courses to Improve Your Photography

MOOCs – or massive open online courses, offer free or low-cost access to top-notch courses taught by university professors and professionals. Whether …

Create Perfect Portraits in Lightroom Using These 6 Classic Retouch Techniques

With portraiture, what you see is not always what you want to get. Even the very best portrait with the perfect model will often need some form of …

ORGANIC: Farmers & Chefs of the Hudson Valley - Photographs and text by Francesco Mastalia | LensCulture

The Hudson Valley has become an epicenter for the local, organic, sustainable food movement. With its rich agricultural land, the awareness for sustainable living, and the growing demand for local, organic food, the ‘locavore’ farm-to-table movement has become a way of life in the Hudson …

Revisiting the Case of the Wedding Photographer Threatened with a $300,000 Lawsuit

A couple years ago, I read a story about a Washington wedding photographer that was threatened with a $300,000 lawsuit by an ex-client. The story …

Shake Adds a Free Image and Model Release Form You Can Fill Out and Sign On a Smartphone

Easy-to-use legal document app Shake has long offered a number of cookie cutter agreements that make it easy for photographers and other …

What Photographers Really Should Be Learning in School

A few weeks ago, we asked top photographers what they wished they had learned in school. Unsurprisingly, many mentioned a desire to have learned more …

The Best Way to Build Your Email List to Better Market Your Business

Introduction<p>Email marketing is the act of gathering email addresses from people with the purpose of emailing them to market a product or service. …

How to Recalibrate Your Camera’s Focus

You just bought a new DSLR and you just can’t wait to start shooting great images. But wait, there’s a problem. Your camera somehow can’t seem to …

Cameras

How to Properly Resize Images for Facebook

Love it or hate it, Facebook has become an important social media platform for not only promoting your work, but also for finding new clients. …

Photographer Revisits His 30-Year-Old Photographs of New York’s Chinatown

Revisiting photographs you took 30 years ago can be an eye-opening experience, and not simply because of the sharp realization of just how much has …

ColorChecker: How to Get Perfect Skin Colors With Every Camera

One of the best kept secrets within the fashion and beauty photography is the way to obtain absolutely perfect and flawless skin colors, brightness …

23 More eBooks For Photographers That Are Completely Free

The internet is a wealth of information. So much information, in fact, that it can be a real pain trying to sort the useful from the not-so-useful. A …

Photography

Sony a7S Astrophotography Review

As soon as the Sony a7S was announced, I knew I had to try it for astrophotography. With a full frame sensor and ISO 409600, is it the best low light …

Back to Basics: Your Camera’s Histogram Explained

The ability to read and understand your camera’s histogram is a skill every beginner should master early. And for those of you just starting out, …

Interactive Web App Makes Sure You Never Forget a Photoshop or Lightroom Shortcut

When it comes to getting the most out your post-processing applications, you really want to know your shortcuts. The problem is, there’s so many …

Levitation Photography 7 Tips for Getting a Great Image

Levitation images are magical! They draw the viewer in and make them think about what’s not quite right. If you search the internet for levitation …

Sebastião Salgado : The Power and Privilege of Photography

Sebastião Salgado talks ‘Genesis’ at the National Museum of Singapore on 18th May 2014. Photograph © Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA)<p>As part of the …

Video: Why Do We Ignore the Role Failure Plays on the Way to Success?

There comes a point in any passion or career when you feel like you hit a brick wall; you feel like you’re standing there motionless while everyone …

Tutorial Shows Off Effective and Efficient Method of Smoothing Out Skin in Portraits

When retouching skin on a subject, there’s a fine balance to strike between smoothing out a rough skin texture and keeping the skin looking natural. …

The Salt of the Earth: the Wim Wenders and Juliano Salgado double bill

One of the incidental pleasures of the Cannes film festival is its Special Screenings section: here you will find tasty, intriguing little films that won't necessarily be comfortable alongside the big beasts of the official competition, or happy with being bracketed with the flash newcomers in Un …