Melissa Fox

33 Flips | 5 Magazines | 37 Likes | 6 Following | 7 Followers | @melissafoxmedia | Loves: Chicago, good writing, good food, my t-cup pup, my hubby and filmmaking for a cause. Have camera, will travel. | Director | DP | Editor. ��

Photographing the “Living Goddesses” of Nepal

Picture Stories<p>Picture Stories<p>“It’s hard to start this story without acknowledging the two recent devastating earthquakes that have taken so many lives in Nepal,” deputy photography director Ken Geiger tells me as we sit down to talk about the Newar people of Kathmandu Valley, who have a …

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Google turned millions of public photos into timelapses showing how Earth changes

This is a brilliant way to use the millions of free public domain images that are just sitting around.<p>Researchers at the University of Washington and …

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Imaginative Dreamlike Worlds by Digital Artist Gediminas Pranckevicius

Conceptual artist and illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius creates digital art that instantly whisk viewers off into a world of imagination. The Lithuania-born artist uses soft light and blended colors to create harmonious worlds where it is easy to get lost in the surreal stories.<p>He uses software …

5-Year-Old Girl with Autism Paints Breathtaking Works of Art

For many people diagnosed with autism, communicating through speech and social interaction can be challenging. As a way to express herself, 5-year-old Iris Grace began painting last year. She's already garnered praise across the globe for her incredibly beautiful works of art. The young artist, who …

Animated GIFs Feature Street Art Playfully Interacting with Landscape

Do you see something moving on that wall? You can thank A.L.Crego for that! The photographer and motion designer from Spain creates incredible GIF images using the outdoor environment in his whimsical scenes. He animates things like street art and building windows as a way to transform normally …

Tutorial Shows You How to Convert Manual Still Lenses Into Cine Glass

When it comes to the type of glass used in still photography, versus the glass used in motion picture, there’s quite a dramatic difference in design, …

Incredible Light Painting Product Shots Lit Using Only an iPad and an iPhone

This is just awesome: professional-looking product photography done using nothing more than a tripod, an iPad, an iPhone and your camera of choice. …

2-Year-Old's Message For Her Papi Will Turn You To Mush

Meet 2-year-old Alexandria Sofia, a.k.a. "The Chech." Her interests include snacks, kisses, sports teams from Florida (the Gators, Miami Dolphins and Miami Heat) and Colombia, and reducing hundreds of thousands of total strangers to mush with birthday PSAs for her papi.<p>Amanda Martin, the toddler's …

10 Adorable DIY Slippers That Will Give You The Warm Fuzzies

Keep your toes toasty this fall with cute DIY footwear.

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Photographing Actors From 60ft Above a Broadway Stage with the CamRanger

When I first heard of the CamRanger in October of 2012 in New York City at PhotoPlus Expo I was immediately intrigued.<p>I don’t actually own a laptop, …

Make a Super Simple Smartphone-to-SLR Adapter Using an Extra Eyepiece

This weird looking contraption is a homemade adapter that lets you shoot digital photographs with a smartphone through the viewfinder of an SLR. …

'Orange Is The New Black': The Year's Best New Show?

I've got two more episodes of "Orange Is the New Black" to go before I'm done with the first season, but I don't want to watch them.<p>Actually, I do want to watch them, very much, but if I watch them, I'll be done with the season. If I finish, there will be no more new episodes. I won't get to spend …

Back to Basics: Food Photography Lighting & Styling

In today’s foodie/cellphoneography/Instagram world, everyone is a food photographer. It’s almost customary to take a photo of your food before …

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How the New Google Images is Changing Traffic to Your Site

By now you’ve probably noticed Google’s new and “faster” image search, launched in late January 2013, which displays larger images in an inline panel …

How to Photograph a Steaming Cup of Coffee

Ever wanted to photograph a steaming cup of coffee? Maybe not – but it could be a fun little evening project to hone your skills. Here’s a video from …

Death Valley Dreamlapse Photography Project

You may recall the unique star trail timelapse films done by Gavin Heffernan of Sunchaser Films. The popularity and positive response to the first …

Entire Story Told Through Reflections in an Eyeball

Last Saturday, we featured a creative music video by the band <i>James Wallace and the Naked Light</i> that was shot entirely in one take in the reflection …

Light Painting Part One - the Photography

I teach a night photography class and I find that many people who’ve never tried it imagine it to be a lot harder than it really is to get …

Professional Food Photography Lighting Tips

Food photography is a growing area of interest among photographers, and as a result more and more information is popping up on how to go about doing …

A Photographer’s Guide to Freelensing, The Poor Man’s Tilt-Shift Lens

Freelensing is a relatively inexpensive way of getting the similarly unique effect of an expensive tilt-shift lens, where the focus plane is thrown …

Create a Gorgeous Hyperlapse Video with Google Street View Photographs

Hyperlapse photography involves shooting a series of photographs over large distances and then stringing the photos together into a time-lapse video …

Make a Cheap DIY Ice Light Using an LED Flashlight and Some PVC Pipe

Westcott’s lightsaber-style Ice Light is popular among photographers, but the $500 price tag is a bit prohibitory to some. Fortunately for those who …

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Create a DIY Optical Fiber Attachment to Guide and Shape Your Flash’s Light

Photographer Váncsa Domokos created a neat do-it-yourself camera accessory that uses optical fibers to control the direction and intensity of a flash …

Digitizing Your Film Using Your DSLR

With the cost of my local neg scanner in London being £40/hour for a Hasselblad Flextight, I have been digitising using a DSLR for a quite a while. …

The Photographer's Guide to Copyright

Navigating copyright can be a daunting task. So we’ve partnered with the experts at ASMP to break down this important subject and help you take the …

Instagram’s Photo Feed Can Be Used as a Silent Film Viewer

Did you know Instagram’s mobile app can be used to view movies? Okay, okay, you won’t be able to watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster on it, but …

Dear New Yorker

“Bedford & North 6th, Brooklyn, New York”, 2010<p>Joseph Michael Lopez’s series “Dear New Yorker” is part of a group exhibition currently on view …