Peter Patoschka

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'This land is just dirt': a rooftop view of Jerusalem

The rooftops of Jerusalem can be deceptive. From up here, the domes and towers of the hundreds of churches, mosques and synagogues glimmer on the skyline in what seems like peaceful coexistence; the neighbourhoods below come together in a unified sprawl.<p>But down below, it is a city defined by …

Israel

Become A Better Photographer In Your Spare Time With These 5 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Most of us probably have full time jobs that don't allow us to spend as much time learning about our beloved photography as we'd like. And, wouldn't …

These Cobblers and Crisps are Even Easier Than Pie

Nothing is as simultaneously simple and satisfying as a baked dessert made from ripe fruit, warm and bubbly from the oven. Pies are classic, of …

Gordon Ramsay Wire

Shouty chef <b>Gordon Ramsay</b> is shouting down reports that his restaurant empire is on the verge of bankruptcy: Last week, Radar reported that Kavalake Holdings, the umbrella company for Ramsay's interests, reported an "operating loss of <b>$9.2 million</b>," with some $50 million of debt due. An spokesperson …

'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Is Too-Hot-for

Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's cinematic "Sin City," based on Miller's comic book series of the same name, is a place populated almost exclusively by criminals, lowlifes and corrupt public officials. It's the kind of place that is perpetually rain-soaked and blood-splattered. And in the new …

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Adds 'World's Smallest Woman' to Cast

Well, the cast of this October's "American Horror Story: Freak Show" keeps getting more interesting. The newest addition to the cast, which recently announced Patti LaBelle, is Jyoti Amge, a woman who holds the Guinness Book of World Recrods title for "world's smallest woman." Co-creator and …

The Beautiful Lie: The Process of Product Photography for Advertising

Advertising is an illusion.<p>We see it, we know it’s out of visual (as well as an ideological) proportion, yet we still somehow believe it, or at …

Tutorial: Learn The Art of Astrophotography

Want to master capturing an awesome meteor shower, or the next Supermoon, or the milky way galaxy across the night sky? Award-winning photographer, …

Landscape Photography

10 Tips for Cleaning Your Camera Lens

A well maintained, clean lens is vital to any photographer. Here are 10 simple top tips for cleaning your digital camera lens.<p>“Camera Cleaning” …

Photography Tips

How to Capture a Variety of Portraits with Just One Lens : reDefine Show with Tamara Lackey

Put your best face forward with PortraitPro's airbrushing app for Mac and Windows

Portrait touchups have always been controversial—especially now with ongoing debates about extreme Photoshopping that transforms humans into wiry, plastic facsimiles of themselves. The relevant question with software like Anthropics Technology’s PortraitPro is not only how to use it properly, but …

Don't Miss These 7 Incredible Tutorials on Strobe Lighting for Portraits

As much as we love natural light, there are times when you have to rely on artificial light to create striking portrait images. Artificial lighting …

How to improve your food photography

It was the ginger cake that did it. I'd come up with the perfect recipe for my G2 column – sticky, squidgy and fiery sweet – only to have a reader describe the accompanying image as looking "like something the dog regurgitated". Ouch. Clearly, taking pictures of food and "food photography" were …

7 Great Astrophotography Tutorials to Inspire You

Astrophotography is a specialized field of photography that involves capturing images of celestial objects and the night sky. The range of …

How To Survive The Agonizing Process Of Building A Portfolio

Hi there DIYP readers. I’ve been given the aaaawesome honor of writing on a regular basis for the site, so I figured I’d start out with saying Hi! …

Photography

A Porn Director's Advice on Headline Writing

Meet the enterprising mind behind SpongeKnob SquareNuts<p><b>Porn directors.</b> They're just like us -- artists operating in an online world where he who goes viral wins.<p>And when you consider that approximately 15 percent of all Web searches are asking for directions to T&A Avenue, chatting about marketing …

Watching streaming porn is not illegal, German court says as it blocks letter campaign

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Earlier this month it emerged that a German law firm had been sending thousands of threatening letters to people it accused of …

Hollywood in Kodachrome

The way we visualise the glamour of old Hollywood owes much to the vivid colour photographs captured on Kodachrome film in the 1940s. Hollywood in Kodachrome, a new book by photographic preservationist David Wills and designer Stephen Schmidt (It Books, £24.99) is a digitally restored portfolio of …

Nightscapes: Photographing the City at Night

The idea of taking photographs at night can be counterintuitive to the novice photographer. After all, photography is an art, a craft, a technology …

Photo of Heavily Pregnant Woman Weightlifting Sparks Online Controversy

35-year-old Lea-Ann Ellison, from Los Angeles, has managed to start an online storm after a photo showing the eight-and-a-half-month pregnant woman …

Pregnancy

Meet the Guy Who Makes a Living by Cuddling with Strangers

We are living in an era of technology when direct human interaction is becoming more and more infrequent. If it weren’t for their jobs, many people …

San Francisco

Why Do Mysterious Lizards Have Green Blood?

<b>Roses are red, violets are blue … and these lizards’ blood is green.</b><p>It’s not a trick of the imagination or a penchant for food coloring—<i>Prasinohaema</i> skinks living on the island of New Guinea actually have green blood, bones, and tissue—and one scientist is trying to figure out why.<p>Louisiana State …

Climbing On Mount Denali

Photos

Photos of the Famous Salt Deposits in Ethiopia, the Lowest Sub-Aerial Volcanic Area in the World

Dionys Moser shares his stunning photographs of the alien-like landscape found on the Ethiopian Dallol hydrothermal field, located in an isolated …

Sea Level

How to Print Photos with Lightroom: The Print Module

Numerous photographers are taking advantage of Lightroom for organizing and editing photos. The software makes the process of importing and …

Tutorials

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.

Kids

8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills Starting Today

“Practice makes perfect,” they say. It’s such a clichéd statement — most people probably roll their eyes when they hear it. Me too.<p>But guess what? …

Learn from the Legend: Photography Tips from Master Photographer Ansel Adams

Moonrise, Hernandez. Monolith, the Face of Half Dome. Clearing Winter Storm. You know the photographs, and you know the man behind the camera: Ansel …

Landscape Photography

How to Get Amazing Images from Shadows (15 Awesome Examples)

Photographing shadows is often overlooked as a creative subject for our photography, and we can understand why. Any photographer, or photographic …

Landscape Photography