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Small World Pictures

One of my favourite threads in the dPS forums from the last few months is one titled ‘forum post. Have you ever taken any small world photos? If so – …

Night Sky Timelapse Photography of the Mauna Kea Observatory (With Lasers)

In Hawaii, there exists one of the best astronomy observatories in the Northern Hemisphere. At 14,000 feet atop Mauna Kea sits several huge …

How to Professionally Retouch Portraits in Lightroom

The Following is an excerpt from the SLR Lounge Lightroom Preset System v5 and accompanying workshop from the Lightroom Workshop Collection v5. The …

Photography

Chirp Lets You Send Photos from Device to Device Using Sound

The thinking behind the new Android and iOS app <i>Chirp</i> is that if animals in nature communicate through sound, machines should too. And so, the four …

Experimental Light Painting Self-Portraits

Self-portraits aren’t exactly ground-breaking — in fact, the word “selfie” was recently added to the dictionary — but Alex DeForest‘s self-portraits …

The Masters of Nature Photography book – in pictures

Wild horses of the Netherlands, red-crowned cranes dancing in the snow, the plight of a tortured chimpanzee and a polar panorama feature in the collection of wildlife images in the book published by the Natural History Museum<p>• Masters of Nature Photography by Rosamund Kidmane Cox - Guardian Bookshop

When to Stop Being a Photographer and Start Being a Photo Editor

At some point, every photo shoot comes to an end. Every portrait session, cookbook shoot, family vacation, ad campaign, college graduation, wedding, …

Samurai Girl Composite: Behind the Scenes Post Production Walk Through

by Tom Di Maggio In this article I’ll show you how the “Samurai Girl” picture was done step by step. In addition there is a speed art video at the …

Creating an Awesome Photo Manipulation from Sketch to Final Product

Swedish photographer and retouch artist Erik Johansson creates amazing photo manipulations — in fact, we’ve actually featured his work before. This, …

Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …

Digital Art

College Student Put His Life Savings Into Tesla, Made A Killing

A year later, he's glad he ignored their warnings.<p>The 22-year-old student at the University of California, Berkeley invested $30,000 into Tesla stock a year ago and has parlayed it into an investment worth approximately $250,000 today.<p>"I was always preaching to my friends, 'Tesla's gonna be huge' …

This ‘ET’-Inspired Photo of Biker Rising In Front of the Moon Was Not ‘Shopped

Earlier this year, Swiss photographer Philipp Schmidli attracted a good deal of attention for a series of photos showing the silhouette of a biker in …

10 Tips for Creating Great Family Portraits

With my background being in classic style studio portraiture (aka “boring”), and 25 years experience photographing portraits and weddings, I have a …

Photography

How to Get Into Concerts as a Photographer

While entertaining, attending concerts and sports events can get pretty expensive, especially if you want good seats for photographing. On top of the …

6 Must-Have iPhone Apps for Professional Photographers

If you’re looking for a roundup of the best apps for filters/composite images/HDR/etc., then you’ve come to the wrong post. These are the iPhones …

3 Reasons to Shoot Vertical Aspect Landscapes and 6 Tips on How to Shoot Them

A Guest Contribution by Todd Sisson – author of our Landscape Photography eBook. The majority of landscape images are photographed in the horizontal …

Tutorials

Is VSCO Cam the next Instagram?

One app heralds a return to making photos, not billions<p>Once upon a time, Instagram was a vibrant community of mobile photographers taking consistently great photos. The app’s meticulously crafted filters could make anything look good, it seemed. Years later, all of your friends and maybe even your …

Weye Feye adds Wi-Fi control to your existing SLR

<b>This Wi-Fi add-on connects directly to an SLR to control camera functions through an iOS or Android device.</b><p>Wi-Fi connectivity is becoming …

Vu Booth Rig Lets You Quickly and Easily Turn Your Gear Into a Photo Booth

It’s not uncommon these days for photographers to want to add a photo booth option to their offerings. In the past, we’ve seen everything from an …

Creative Couple Documents Pregnancy with Stop Motion Photography

Looking for an innovative way to document your family over time? You can spend many days and weeks scouring Pinterest for original photo shoot ideas …

What a First Time Wedding Photographer Needs to Know

The news that you are photographing your first wedding often leads to emotions ranging from excitement to apprehension, and in some cases, fear. …

Iconic Black and White Photographs, Colorized

A sizable number of history's most unforgettable images were photographed in black and white. Now, through the digital process of colorization, we …

colorized

Cute Portraits of WALL-E the Robot by Meddy Garnet

Originally from Kentucky, Meddy Garnet now works in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as a kitchen manager. Photography is her “little hobby” that she’s slowly …

How to Shoot Landscapes at Sunset

Sunsets are a huge draw for landscape photographers due to the unique light at the end of the day. Not only is the colour of the light attractive but …

Digital Photography

Hotshot Firefighter Takes to Instagram to Document His Crew’s Heroics

In the world of firefighting, a “hotshot” is a firefighter who specializes in containing forest fires before they reach inhabited areas. Gregg …

Control Your SLR From Your Smartphone with the Weye Feye WiFi Add-On

The ability to use your smartphone as a remote for your DSLR can come in handy in a lot of situations. But if you don’t have a DSLR with built-in …

August 2013

Incredible Online Gallery of High-Res Film Scans from Every Apollo Mission

The title sort of gives it away, but did you know that there is an online archive that contains high-resolution film scans from every Apollo mission? …

Textures Made Simple

One of the most intimidating editing for some photographers is integrating textures. Textures can transform the mood and overall effect of an image. …

Amazing and Realistic Examples of 3D Street Painting

<b>Street painting</b>, also known as pavement art, street art and sidewalk art, is thought to have originated in Britain, and in 1890 it was estimated that …