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4 Tips for Directing Photography Subjects to Achieve Your Vision

You can feel it pulsing through the crowd during any soccer game, fueling all of the screaming and whooping and dancing and boozing, the reason …

Photography

How to Make a Great Promo Video for Your Photography Business

Phenomenal photos may speak for themselves, but they can’t speak 100% for the experience a client has working with a photographer. No matter how …

Improve Your Backgrounds - Improve Your Photography

The background in your image can quickly reveal your skill level as a photographer. Learning to see past an exotic or exciting subject, to catch the …

How to Capture Striking Silhouettes in 7 Easy Steps (With 10 Stunning Examples)

Photographers exert an awful lot of time and anxious energy fretting over how to light a subject; specifically, we all tend to fear shadows. Harsh …

The New Look of Lifestyle Photography

Step aside, Martha Stewart: Photo- saturated under-the-radar publications with names such as <i>Kinfolk, Cherry Bombe</i>, and <i>Backyard Bill</i> are redefining …

Photographic Standard: How to Critique Your Own Photos

It has been that said the most difficult thing for man to do is to judge his or her creative work, objectively. Be honest, can you tell when your …

Landscape Photography

A Quick Tip to Elevate Your Wide-Angle Photography Skills

Here is a short, beginner level, video featuring 30+ year veteran, commercial photographer Bryan Peterson at work. It does have a couple of jarring …

13 ways to raise your profile as a photographer

<i>In our ongoing Shoot Like A Pro series we teamed up with our sister title, the Nikon magazine N-Photo, to explore the many different ways you can</i> …

Asked To Check Your Camera Bag at the Gate Before Boarding? Just Say No.

When flying, I always pack my electronics and fragile camera equipment in my carry-on luggage, with the assumption that it will be safer and treated …

David Bailey portrait of Queen released to mark her 88th birthday

A portrait of the Queen by the renowned British photographer David Bailey has been released to mark her 88th birthday on Monday.<p>The photograph of the monarch, smiling, was taken at Buckingham Palace in March and commissioned on behalf of the government's Great Britain campaign.<p>The image will be …

Stan Douglas' Circa 1948: 'It's not a game, it's a story'

“There’s more truth in the lie than in the documentary,” Stan Douglas tells me. We’re standing in a cavernous New York art gallery, gazing up at one of his larger photographs, a hyperreal panoramic tableau of West Indian men playing cricket in a Vancouver park. The title is Cricket Pitch, 1951 – …

Photographer Bill Hoenk Shares His Experiences and Thoughts About the Boston Marathon Bombings

<i>Editor’s Note: This is first of two articles written by Mr. Hoenk about the Boston Marathon. This post was written one week after last year’s</i> …

The 2014 Boston Marathon: A Year of Healing

<b>Editor’s Note</b>: This is the second of two articles written by Mr. Hoenk about the Boston Marathon. The first was written a week after he photographed …

Bold, Dramatic Imagery Shows the Wonders of Nature

Landscape photographer Marc Adamus travels practically non-stop around the world during the entire year. The beauty and artistry of his photographs …

Nature Photography

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

6 Simple Ways to Extend the Dynamic Range of Your Photos

It’s a phrase we hear over and over in photography – high dynamic range, the sensor’s dynamic range – but what exactly is dynamic range and why is it …

Photography Tips for Using Flash on a Black Background

Shooting portraits against a black background makes a dramatic statement. It forces the viewer to give the subject their undivided attention, and it …

9 Ways to Make Photoshop’s Adjustment Layers Easier to Use

<i>This is a guest post by photographer Glenn Orion</i><p>There are far more photographers – from the amateur to the professional – who have embraced the need …

7 exercises that will make you a better photographer

The saying 'practice makes perfect' is as valid for photography as any other activity, so we've put together a collection of exercises that will help …

Sixteen-Year-Old Artist Wins National Art Competition with Masterful Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait | Colossal

<p>For the past four years, 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh has participated in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, an art contest for children …

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking | Inc.com

It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. Most of us develop a stable of people with whom we like to work. We know their styles, and they know ours. It's comfortable and expedient. It is easy …

Self-improvement

Isabel Allende on Gabriel García Márquez: 'His Work Is Immortal'

<i>Chilean writer Isabel Allende, whose novels incorporate the magical realist style perfected by fellow Latin American writer Gabriel García Márquez,</i> …

Literature

Pictures of the Week 4.17.14

A Map of all the Places in the U.S. Where Nobody Lives

The Miraculous Life of Gabriel García Márquez

When Gabriel García Márquez was born, in 1927, in the sleepy little town of Aracataca, not far from Colombia’s Caribbean coast, there were certain …

Literature

Do This in the Morning and Be More Productive All Day | Inc.com

<i>Everyone has a unique way of starting their day off on the proverbial right foot. What do successful entrepreneurs do every morning to ensure they are über-effective at getting things done? We asked members of the</i> <i>Entrepreneurs' Organization</i> <i>to provide their tips and tricks for maximum …

Time Management

15 Uplifting Photos From the Boston Marathon

With the second-largest number of entrants in its history, the 2014 Boston Marathon was more than just a race — it was a comeback.<p>One year after the …

Patrick Stewart Lives in Brooklyn and Eats Kale, but Hates Strollers

Although he resides in Brooklyn, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen recently made an epic tour of New York tourist sites, as a sort of farewell to the city when their stint co-starring on Broadway came to an end this month. Last night, he explained why.<p>“Ian has gone back to the U.K., and I will spend …

Fiji for first-timers: how to choose an island

Fiji is blessed with so much turquoise water, white sand beaches, jungle rivers and authentic culture that it almost seems unfair. Whether you're looking for a decadent resort, family getaway or backpacker adventure, these islands have it all.<p>Wherever you go, expect the warmest welcomes the world …