Ray Nelson

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If Disney Movies Were Directed By Tim Burton

Don't you wish this version of Beauty and the Beast were real?

Solitary Superheroes Find Quiet Moments in Stunning Landscapes

French photographer Benoit Lapray believes that “a photograph has to tell us a story,” and he achieves just that in his series, entitled <i>The Quest for the Absolute</i>. The playful collection of portraits offers insight into the world of well-known superheroes, including Captain America, Spiderman, …

Things You Should Know About Photography Competitions From A Judge's Perspective

Photography contests aren't for everyone, that's a given. And rightfully so–not everyone wants to parade their work around in front of a bunch a …

4 Things to Add to Your Diet to Lose Weight and Feel Better

In our nutrition practice, and in our personal eating practices, we focus on getting enough of the great stuff more than limiting the not-so-great stuff. If we put this into the context of activities for the day and said, "You cannot walk on the grass today. You also can't run through the …

Photoshop Tutorial – How to get Great Skintones with your Digital Photography

Good skintones. The search for the holy grail of digital photography. I have been banging our heads against the wall for years trying to perfect “THE …

Improve Your Photography Skills with These 9 Photo Composition Tips by Steve McCurry

Looking to up your photography game? Luckily, the Cooperative of Photography has created a fantastic video on photographic composition using tips and images by legendary photojournalist Steve McCurry. Each of the nine pointers is illustrated with examples from McCurry's stunning portfolio. Read on …

How Many Lights Do I Need for Portrait Photography?

In portrait lighting you can use one, two, or even three or more lights to create different effects, but if you’re a beginner, how do you know where …

Nikon D-series

The 20 Most Popular DSLR Lenses Among our Readers

Over the last few days we’ve published a post revealing the most popular DSLRs among our readers (based upon what they’ve been buying in the last few …

List of ten of the world's sharpest lenses

Author Topic: List of ten of the world's sharpest lenses (Read 36261 times)<p>EOS Rebel SL2<p>Posts: 93<p>« <b>on:</b> August 28, 2015, 12:47:02 AM »<p>The Swedish site …

How to Save Images Using Export in Lightroom

Reader feedback tells me that some people are confused by Lightroom’s Export process. I think the confusion is caused by not completely understanding …

2015 Holiday Gift Guide For People Who Love Photography

Giving a gift to a photographer can be a tricky thing. We’re picky about our gear, and those T-shirts with cheesy photography jokes aren’t quite as …

How to Fake a Snowy Landscape in Photoshop

The rise of Photoshop has made us question almost every photograph that we see on the Internet. And I still don’t think we realize just how many …

CompositingStock Uses a Safety Cone to Help You Get Sizes Right in Composites

Photographer Dave Cross has been a well-known Photoshop educator since 1990. Today, he just launched a new stock photo service called …

Use This ‘Hold Your Sub’ Trick for Slimmer Portraits

New York portrait photographer Peter Hurley is back again with yet another pro portrait trick he uses for shooting better headshots of people. This …

Prestigious book award now open to indies | Alliance of Independent Authors: Self-Publishing Advice Center

By onNovember 21, 2015 in ALLi Events, Book Promotion & Marketing<p>Dan Holloway, performance poet, indie author and campaigner extraordinaire<p>English …

Photoshop: Technique for Manual Blending

Here is a quick and easy Photoshop technique for creating a layer mask to separate the sea and sky from the ground in landscape photos. This …

Tutorials

Poetry, shall I compare thee to Picasso's paintings or an Instagram snapshot?

Do we read poetry for a quick therapeutic fix or seek in its complexities something as overworked, stressed and broken as we are? Both, of course – so here are five Australian poetry collections to add to your reading list<p>As sure as you are reading this article, language is all around us. If every …

Enchanting Photographs Tell of Love, Heartache, and Family in Prewar Krakow

In 1930, a young tailor lived with his wife, mother, and small son in an apartment somewhere in Kazimierz, the old Jewish district in Kraków, Poland. …

Art Galleries

5 Non-Technical Tips That Can Lead to Better Portraits

Portraiture is arguably the most powerful of genres under the photography umbrella. A portrait can recall old memories — good or bad; it can shed …

Advice for Aspiring Food Photographers

In our latest resource, The Professional’s Guide to Food Photography, we interviewed Andrew Scrivani, a former teacher turned food photographer who …

Easy Exercises You Can Do To Improve Your Eye For Composition

Some people just seem to have been born with a natural talent for “seeing” the perfect composition, and hopefully, you are one of them; however, if …

10 Photographers Who Captured the Soul of New York City

Build a DIY Lightbox Using a $10 IKEA Lack Side Table

Photographer Jack Watney wanted a lightbox for years, but he lives in a small apartment and doesn’t have space to store a large, dedicated lightbox. …

Photography

5 Steps to Creating Long Shadows in Photoshop

I had kind of a hard time coming up with an appropriate title for this post… I’m still not totally sure if it conveys what I’m trying to show you …

How To Create a Recoverable Workspace in Mac OS X For Safe Photo Editing

Many photographers unfortunately know the horror of editing a photograph and accidentally saving over the original copy all too well. While Lightroom …

Tutorials

5 New Literary Magazines to Submit to this August

Small and independent magazines are the lifeblood of the literary scene, providing many emerging writers with their first chance to have their work …

The Best Shows On Netflix You’ve Never Heard Of

Netflix original programming has grown from one series in 2012 to 36-plus series in the years to come, which means that Netflix is as full-fledged a network as FX or AMC (in fact, they’ll provide even more programming by 2016). As they ramp up their original programming, expect to see fewer series …

TV

The Best Selection of Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss

Drinking green smoothies is not only an efficient way to consume fruits and vegetables that you don't normally eat, but it is also a very effective …