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Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

Blockchain

How focus stacking can help you to get super sharp landscapes

Focus stacking is a popular technique for macro photographers. But did it ever occur to you to try it with landscapes? No? Nor me. But it makes a lot …

Give Men A Chiseled Jawline In Three Simple Steps | Minute Photography

Welcome to our Minute Photography series, where we explain photography and lighting tips & tricks, myths, and techniques. For more education and …

Striking Photos of the Best Wedding Photography Around the World

Every year, Junebug Weddings showcases the stunning beauty of weddings across the globe with their <i>Best of the Best Destination Photo Contest</i>. Naturally, this year's edition of the annual competition is no different, as evident in the website's striking selection of around-the-world wedding …

British Columbia

This is How Chinese Models Get Photo Shoots Done Fast

If you’re a fashion model in China who needs to pose for over a hundred outfits every day, you learn to work fast. <i>Really</i> fast.<p>There are videos online …

Portraits: Pro Lighting with Cheap Flashlights by Daveed Benito

The color gels used are simply cellophane that comes in rolls at your local craft store, usually meant for gift wrapping. The more you layer the …

Cielo Yu Captured Beauty of Womens

Taiwanese photographer Cielo Yu, who lives and resides in Teipen, captures girls in strange poses on colorful and timeless backgrounds. Indeed, at …

How to Pose Friends Who Aren't Models (Portrait Photography)

In this video, Daniel Inskeep and Rachel Gulotta will show you how they pose single subjects so you can get the most out of your friends and clients …

How to Shoot a Great Dog Photo

Scroll through your Facebook feed and you’ll realize that almost everyone seems to love two things: cat videos and dog photos.<p>When it comes to …

How to Get 3 Awesome Night Portraits in Under 5 Minutes

Shutterbug photographer Jordan Matter shares five great tips on how to shoot stunning portraits at night with very little gear.<p><b>Video …

Measurement error and the replication crisis

Alison McCook from Retraction Watch interviewed Eric Loken and me regarding our recent article, “Measurement error and the replication crisis.” We …

Replication

Photographer Lou Freeman Shows You How She Gets Maximum Glamour in Boudoir Photos (VIDEO)

Lou Freeman is an acclaimed fashion and lifestyle photographer with a client list that’s second to none. And in the video below, she shows how to …

Photography

Five Easy Ways to Make Anyone Comfortable in Front of Your Lens

I am a firm believer that the very first minutes of interaction between two people is a breaking point for their collaboration. Whether you are an …

Forget HDR Software! Start Creating Natural, Clean HDRs With Digital Blending

A few years ago I ran an HDR photography magazine. I regularly tone mapped my images for years, using just about every HDR program out there. Yet, …

Dad executes a stunning recreation of his daughter's photoshoot

This man is revolutionizing dad jokes.<p>When Kendel Divarco's parents Vince and Shelly Divarco realized they were staying at the same Las Vegas hotel …

Want to Change Your Personality? Here's How, According to Science

Research shows you really can become more disciplined, more outgoing, and more open.<p>Do you want to change your personality? If you're like most people, the answer is yes. Psychologists talk about five key personality traits: extraversion (enjoying being with others); conscientiousness; openness; …

How to Make an Overhead Camera Rig

Overhead recipe videos are so hot right now, but shooting them can be challenging. This setup is perfect for shooting products, food, or even an …

The Anatomy of a Newspaper Feature Portrait Shoot

I had a great opportunity to do a “behind the scenes” of a recent portrait feature shoot which my very good friend Daniel Hambury was doing for the …

Chokers to Wear for Your Engagement Photos

The choker has quickly gone from 90s fad to spring's hottest trend. They've been spotted on practically every celeb (Kendall and Gigi, oh my!) and are all over your Instagram feed, so what better place for you to rock one than in your engagement photos?<p>Just throw one on and transform any outfit …

Is Travel Photography the latest victim in the Photoshop manipulation saga?

We’ve covered the “evils of Photoshop” as it pertains to human subjects a number of times, but the use of some photography and Photoshop techniques …

How to photograph yourself naked

Looking at Polly Penrose’s photographs, you’d never think there was a shred of self-doubt. Logging onto real estate websites to scout out the most interesting, abandoned locations, and using her nude body as a self-described prop, her work is strong yet serene as she drapes over and between lounge …

Real Estate

Photographer Reveals How Much Online Images Are Photoshopped (13+ pics)

Taking a good picture isn't easy. Taking an awesome picture is even harder. And taking an impossible picture is, well, impossible. Unless you use …

Leaked documents show the dark corners where the mega-rich hide their billions

It’s an open secret that the mega-rich and powerful people in the world go to great lengths to keep their financial situations hidden from world governments (and tax collectors), but a collection of 11.5 million documents called “The Panama Papers” shows just how tangled the web gets.<p>Organized into …

Google’s $149 Nik Collection photo editing software is now available for free

Good news for amateur and professional photograph enthusiasts. Google has just made its Nik Collection photo editing software available completely free of charge.<p>That collection includes seven different desktop services that fell into Google’s lap after it acquired Nik Software back in 2012. That …

Photo Editing

Microsoft has a new data visualization tool you can use for free

Microsoft Research has released SandDance, a free data visualization app that lets you gain insight in your surveys and research projects.<p>Simply fire it up in your browser, upload a data set (TXT, CSV and JSON formats are currently supported) and you can analyze it in a variety of ways. Whether …

Visual Awesomeness Unlocked – Box-and-Whisker Plots

<i>By Amir Netz, Technical Fellow and Mey Meenakshisundaram, Product Manager</i><p>Numbers tell the story. But when you have diverse data points and sources, …

Turn your dog into Dug from 'Up' using this Snapchat filter

Remember Dug from Disney Pixar's <i>Up</i>?<p>Of course you do. Because when you met him, you loved him.<p>Now, thanks to a discovery by some Snapchat pro-users, …

The Perfect Vodka Soda Is an Art and a Science

From the proper glassware to the right club soda, there are rules to this classic cocktail.<p><i>Bon Appétit editor in chief Adam Rapoport is particular about his cocktails. Despite seeming simple ("You've got your liquor and you've got your fizzy stuff"), there are a few very important elements to keep</i> …

People With Certain Pathological Personalities Are More Attractive, Study Finds

Ever wonder why you see someone who is totally out of their mind wind up with an intense, passionate lover who would walk to the ends of the earth to …

Psychology

Critique the Community Episode 14: Food Photography

Last week, we asked the Fstoppers community to submit their best pictures of food to be reviewed by the Fstoppers team for our next episode of …