Lucy Vickers

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These artists connect portraiture with architecture photography to create a feast for your eyes

Spanish duo Daniel Rueda and Anna Devis are creatives, explorers, architecture lovers, and photographers. They travel the world and capture what they …

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How to Edit Corporate Headshots in Lightroom

Although even lighting, and perfect exposure are your biggest allies when it comes to making people look their best in headshots, there are many …

Mindfulness: can a Buddhist monk offer peace of mind?

Bhante Kindanna explains how to find moments of calm amid the chaos of daily life<p>My mind often feels like a dusty cupboard, full of junk. I have so many thoughts in my head that my brain hurts. Work, social and familial obligations jostle for space. Modern life is fraught. How is it possible not to …

These Pets Interrupting Yoga Prove Annoying Can Be Adorable

If yoga is about controlling the mind and body, there is no greater test than practicing with a dog or cat on the loose.<p>As Danielle Cuccio, a yoga instructor and owner of two pugs tells us, "They think it’s playtime or that it’s some kind of game. They think, 'Mommy is on our level ... Lets get …

5 Things Yoga Taught Me About Succeeding in Business

Anyone who knows me, knows my obsession with yoga. I like to say that I started before Madonna got on the bandwagon, not that pop culture should be measured against Madonna, but you know what I mean. I recently took up Yin which is the opposite of Yang, or active practices which resulted in an …

Photoshop Experiment: 1 Photograph, 27 Countries, 27 Definitions of ‘Beautiful’

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and if journalist Esther Honig has proven anything with her fascinating Photoshop project <i>Before & …

For Jennifer, Whomever You Are

Jennifer is a composite of all the students who’ve asked me to look at their work online and offer some advice. My advice has changed over the …

70 Inspirational Quotes for Photographers

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But I wonder, what else do “they” say? In order to find out I’ve culled together the best quotes on the …

How to teach … photography

Students of all ages are fascinated by taking photos – and, now photography has gone digital, it is easy and cheap to get your students snapping. The Guardian Teacher Network has resources to help schools harness the potential of photography and use it as a really powerful cross-curricular …

Photographer Documents His Beloved Wife’s Heartbreaking Battle with Cancer

I guess this is one of those posts where I’m supposed to tout the power of photography, to congratulate myself and all of you for taking part in an …

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Bond Trader Turned Top Street Portrait Photographer

We often talk about portrait techniques in terms of the technical: how to achieve a masterfully-crafted composition of someone’s facial features. But …

A Guide to Birth Photography

Birth Photography Tips: Few things in this world are as joyous as welcoming a new baby. Here's the dPS guide to photographing a birth.

Photographer Captures New Yorkers Kissing for Past 30 Years

For thirty years, photographer Matt Weber has been capturing candid scenes of romantic passion on the streets of New York City. His <i>Urban Romance</i> collection reveals the numerous tender moments of love that take place between adoring couples throughout the bustling city. Their affection ranges from …

How to go Get the Best Shots of your Kids

Once you've begun to incorporate the “Get on their level” angle into your routine, here are 4 \ ideas to break the cycle of the adult eye level shots.

4th Trimester Bodies Project Help Mothers Manage Their Post-Baby Expectations

Post-baby bodies have become such a malignant obsession these days, and what is to blame is the unrealistic and sometimes phony comeback shots that …

Project One: One Hour, One Camera, One Setting, One Dollar Per Person

While on a half vacation, half business trip to the Philippines, photographer Dennis Sapong decided to spend one free hour at the local public market …

This Stunning Time-Lapse of New York City is a Must-Watch

New York City isn’t what it used to be. Soldiers with M-16s stand guard at Grand Central Station, walking through Times Square feels like you’re on …

Asking Random People to Tell the Story Behind the Last Photo on Their Phone

San Francisco-based interactive artist and freelance creative Ivan Cash recently had a neat idea: go out on the streets of San Francisco and ask …

Carefully Arranged Collections

Portland-based photographer Jim Golden’s series of photographs of collections are artfully-arranged labors of love. The only commissioned image from …

Photographer Blends Portraits of Fathers and Sons to Show Genetic Similarities

People often comment on how similar sons look to their fathers, but how similar <i>are they</i>, really? Photographer Craig Gibson decided to find out, and …

Remarkable Series of Then and Now Composite Photographs of NYC with Interactive Slider

NYC Grid has quite an entrancing photo series that can have you staring for hours. For the uninitiated, NYC Grid is “an exploration and documentation …

I Left My Camera Bag on a Train

Yep, it happened. It really did…<p>I just recently finished a whirlwind Euro-trip traveling with my sisters. The itinerary was Germany (where I am …

Portraits of Toddlers Reacting to Tasting a Lemon for the First Time

Most of us can agree that having a toddler is a lot less fun than being one, but photographing one… well that can fall closer to the latter given the …

How to Create a “Soft Portrait” Preset in Lightroom 4

Introduction The following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Workflow System Workshop on DVD, a system designed to increase your post …

Finding an Old Photo of My 95-Year-Old Grandpa as a 6-Year-Old Boy

About a year ago, I was sitting around narcissistically Google-ing myself when I came across the photo above of “Robert C. Paetz + Mother”. It was …

7 Tips for Photographing Newborns without Becoming Clichéd, Derivative or Boring

When I first started doing professional photography, newborn babies were the coveted prize. An adorable sleeping creature that would look cute no …