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Microsoft gives eligible students free Office 365 subscriptions

Turns out Microsoft had a surprise in store for students around the globe this February, and not just for those based in New York. The company's finally bringing free Office 365 subscriptions to students outside the US, so long as they live in one of the countries (it's quite a lengthy list) where …

Portrait Tutorial: How to Dial in the White of the Eyes in Photoshop

They say the devil’s in the details, and one of the most crucial details of any portrait is the eyes. You want to make sure that the eyes in your …

No School Like Old School | Classical Lessons For Modern Photography That Will Help You Stand Out

Some time ago, I wrote a piece addressing the value of analyzing and critiquing photos for personal growth in the craft. I heralded the merits of …

Overcoming Fear in Photography

Fear. It’s an emotion to which we all can relate. Luckily, nervousness or fear in photography can be overcome with practice and patience. After …

Photography

10 Tips to Help You Grow as an Artist in Photography

Over the past few days, I’ve thought about what’s helped me become a better photographer over the years. It’s a constant journey, and developing as …

Photography

Bridging the Gap: What Classical Art Can Teach You About Creating Timeless Photographs

In a similar vein as the comprehensive composition video we shared with you yesterday, this 2012 lecture by photographer Adam Marelli uses classical …

Strengthen the bond of Sony camera lenses with this replacement mount

The compact form-factor of mirrorless cameras make them easy to carry, but their smaller sizes could pose an issue when attaching a heavy lenses or …

3 Factors to Think About When Composing Your Photos

The way you frame a photo is an important part of the composition. There are several key decisions to make when composing your photos: What to …

What Happens When A Professional Photographer Is Given A ‘Cheap Camera’

<b>Photography show</b> DigitalRev ropes in AFP photojournalist Alex Ogle for its latest video in the series ‘Pro Photographer, Cheap Camera Challenge’.<p><b>The</b> …

Photography

Shot Face: Portraits of People Captured Immediately After Taking a Shot of Booze

Shots: they’re a staple of college life, avoided like the plague in other stages of life, and have even been the subject of a song or two. And …

Lords of the Mangrove - Photographs and text by Felipe Jacome | LensCulture

In the northwestern corner of Ecuador live the tallest mangrove trees in the world. Amidst the trees’ towering, almost fantastical, roots, you will often find (young) members of the local Afro-Ecuadorian communities. Some are simply playing in the forests but most are there to make a living, to …

Mangroves

This Free App Uses Your Smartphone’s Camera to Do Your Math Homework for You

Your smartphone’s camera might fall short of the typical DSLR in just about every respect, but there is one thing it now do that not even your …

The Chain - Photographs byChien-Chi Chang | LensCulture

This is not the concept for a modern dance troupe, or a drama like Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot”. If it were fiction, the concept, casting, costumes, and choreography would win top prizes. Yet, apparently, this is real.<p>Here’s the story:<p>700 psychiatric patients live chained together in pairs, and …

Chickens

Anima

Project info<p>A personal exploration of my anima - concealed and revealed, hidden and emerging. Every one of these images is in a way a self portrait and an introspection. The cocoon of exile and solitude that envelops, constrains but also protects and comforts my anima on many levels is the subject …

Consciousness

The Mekong

Project info<p>"Reopening of Laos in 1988: I found the country I left thirteen years ago in the din of war. Before me: the Mekong. This is the river along which I was born, in which I waded through one night in 1975 to reach the refugee camps in Thailand and seek asylum in France. Emotions run down on …

Vietnam

Inspiration: John Cleese on How to Be Creative

Legendary writer and actor John Cleese is known more for his sense of humor than almost any other attribute. But as he demonstrates brilliantly in …

How I Got The Shot: Blood Moon at Antelope Island

All too often, people ask me to put my camera down and join the party. I get that stink eye on many occasions when I plop myself in the corner of a …

One Light Tutorial: How Small Adjustments to Light Position Drastically Affects Your Portraits

Whether it’s by necessity or personal decision, sometimes we’re left shooting an image with only a single-light setup. But just because you only have …

How to Get Sharper Eyes in Your Portraits

A good portrait draws the viewer in to the subject, creating a connection between the two. It should provoke thought and intrigue, making you wonder …

Elysium - Photographs and text byMarcela Paniak | LensCulture

The Elysian Fields were a place in Greek mythology where the souls of heroes and righteous people went to rest. In this land of eternal peace and happiness, the souls were absolved from all suffering. They had infinite time to stroll through the pale meadows, surrounded by music, poplars and …

Buenos Aires

Aliens

Project info<p>To me, the macro world is a strange space. Everything seems so unknown and a beetle becomes an alien-faced creature. So fascinating!<p>Photograph 1: Earth-boring dung beetles - Trypocopris vernalis <br>Photograph 2: European honey bee - Apis mellifera<br>Photograph 3: Neurigona …

Bees

Just Mothers

Project info<p>Dai, 21 and Stefi, 20, grew up in Monte Chingolo, a slum in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, Argentina. They are friends and they are mothers. Sometimes they are single-mothers, sometimes they try to bring back family-life. They were still teenagers , when they both gave birth to a …

Buenos Aires

LensCulture - Contemporary Photography

Recent<p>AwardsLet Us Not Fall Asleep While WalkingDavid DenilBlending cinematic qualities with otherworldly lighting, photographer David Denil works to embody the surreal existence of Ukrainian citizens after the 2014 revolution.FeatureArboretumSara AngelucciThese popular nineteenth-century cabinet …

Grandparents

The 28 Names We Know

Project info<p>"So I walk in the forest at night and early morning, and look for a sign of the memory these trees hold within. Their roots go down three times their height and, after what they have witnessed, they are bound to protect it forever. I have the feeling they are doing it well and watching …

Forests

just dad - Video interview with Renate Beense | LensCulture

in a tent in the garden<br>hiding from dad’s cigarettes<br>dad is next to notorious smoker also a poet,<br>a collector of newspapers<br>and he likes to spend a lot of time in his head<br>he deviates from the norm<br>used to bring me to school in his snowsuit<br>or went sunbathing (naked!) in the garden<br>and in doing so he …

Street Photography

Interactive Chart to Help You Get Started with Photography

Starting out with your first camera can be daunting when you know very little about exposure let alone the all the buttons on your new gear. Luckily …

3 Techniques for Retouching Skin

Portrait photographers strive to achieve beautiful skin in their images. Getting beautiful skin that is also realistic and preserves natural skin …

Tutorials

HER - Photographs by and interview with Marjorie Salvaterra | LensCulture

I am a decent woman.<p>A pretty good wife—with a great therapist, otherwise I would’ve screwed this one up way too many times.<p>A mother—I think this one I do best except between the hours of 6:15 and 7:30pm and certain whole days at a time.<p>A daughter—I was a pretty terrible daughter growing up but I’m …

Buenos Aires

Cubicle Life Of Hong Kong , Chun Wai

Cubicle Life Chun Wai 2013<p>Cubicle Life narrates the livelihood of the poor in Hong Kong. These people have no alternative but to dwell in the cubicles that have an area of only three to four square meters.These cubicles usually do not have any windows and thus the air does not circulate and the …

Hong Kong