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James Franco: master of sex

The actor and dilletante talks about his new pornographic arthouse film Interior. Leather Bar and how he's challenging Hollywood's beige treatment of sex<p>If you're an A-list Hollywood actor you need to have a "thing"; something beyond being just really, really good looking. For George Clooney it's …

Magical Close-Up Photos of Snowflakes in an Assortment of Shapes and Sizes

Nothing quite compares with a pouring of fresh snow to make for picturesque scenes during the onset of winter. It is always a beautiful sight to …


12 Award-Winning Photos Beautifully Capture Daily Life

You might think that professional photographers, whose craft is being co-opted by Instagrammers and selfie-takers, would be the last to crowdsource “Likes” as a metric to judge a photography contest. Think again: the Morpholio Project, an online creative community of architects and academics, used …


The Casual Relationship Thing

<i>“I am committed to this casual relationship.” – 89% of men in America, probably</i><p>You know how these things go. You meet a charming someone and sooner …


Martin Klimas photographs paint splattering to the sonic blasts of music

Unbelievable: Each scene in this video is made from one still photo

This scene of an approaching owl is <i>not</i> a video. It's a still image. Seriously. One still image manipulated to appear like a video scene. In fact, <i>each</i> …

My Modern Shop Spotlight - Christoph Schaller's Delicate Young Beauty

German photographer Christoph Schaller captures the delicate beauty of a fragile, young woman on the beach. He manages to turn her vulnerability into an appealing, almost seductive, mode of beauty. Like her open-air environment, the anonymous young woman exudes a refreshingly youthful sense of …


Hilarious Photos of Sexy Men and Adorable Cats in Similar Poses

<i>Des Hommes et Des Chatons (Men and Cats)</i> is a single-topic blog that pairs similar photos of attractive men with pictures of adorable cats. The brilliant match-ups feature a variety of heartthrobs (including celebrities like Channing Tatum and Michael Fassbender) posing seductively alongside shots …


The Russian Style Evolution

I have no idea how, but even in Soviet times, Russians knew everything about international fashion—we just couldn’t get our hands on it. Our country was completely closed off. Even if you had money, you couldn’t buy designer labels because the stores didn’t carry them. So, following the latest …

The Dryad - a picture from the past

An Edwardian autochrome by John Cimon Warburg, a photographer who championed the early colour process

Model Releases: What You Need to Know (With Samples)

Obtaining a signed model release is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself when using client photos for commercial purposes.




Mixing Double Exposure Techniques with Light Painting

The advent of digital photography sped up the photography process seemingly overnight. What used to take hours or days to complete can now be done in …

Understanding and Harnessing the Flexibility of Artificial Light

Since light is a necessary ingredient for making a photo, we have to decide how we’re going to light the photos we make. At its most basic level, …

Light Bulbs


How To Save An Underexposed Photo Using Lightroom

To save an underexposed photo there are a few different things we can try from working with what we have to converting to black and white and more.

Photography Lighting Accessories

The use of proper lighting in taking photos is very important. It enables you to take clearer images that you can be proud of, particularly in an …

Prostitute Portraits From The Dark Side Of 1900's New Orleans

The year was 1912, when celebrated American photographer John Ernest Joseph Bellocq ventured into Storyville, New Orleans' legalised red light …