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8 lessons you’ll learn if you quit your job to travel

Roughly half a year ago, I packed a single checked bag, a carry-on, and a backpack, loaded everything else I owned into a storage unit, and happily …

32 trips around Europe everyone should take in their lifetime, according to the world's top travel experts

But with so many cultures, countries, and landscapes to explore, it's hard to prioritise one dream destination over another.<p>Business Insider UK asked top travel bloggers and writers/editors from the likes of Lonely Planet, Suitcase, and Airbnb for the best European destinations they've ever visited …

European Travel

14 Epic Fantasy Series You Need To Read That Aren't 'A Song Of Ice And Fire'

Look, I love <i>Game of Thrones</i> as much as the next nerd<i>.</i> I am all about dragons, zombies, and dragon-zombies. But A Song of Ice and Fire is not the <i>only</i> …

Shooting Pro Portraits with Window Light in a Tiny Home Studio

If you’d like to shoot studio portraits but don’t have access to an actual studio or pricey equipment, you can achieve beautiful results with a …

Victoria’s Secret Photographer of Over 20 Years Releases Tell-All Book, Including Backstage Pictures

Russell James has quite firmly held the position of official backstage photographer at the Victoria’s Secret shows for 22 years – since the first in …

You'll Need These Cameras If You Want to Shoot for Netflix

If you’re one day hoping to market your magnum opus of a movie to Netflix, better gear up.<p>You’ll need at least a minimum of a 4K sensor to meet the …

How to Easily Use RGB Curves to Tone Your Photos

RGB Curves can be an intimidating photo editing tool that’s difficult to wrap your mind around, but they’re powerful and worth learning. Photographer …

Learn Premiere Pro 2018 in 11 Minutes!

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Fashion Shows

7 Phenomenal Video Games Released In 2017 That Were Severely Underrated

We all love our Resident Evil 7s, our Breath of the Wilds, our Destiny 2s, and our Call of Duty’s. We all know that these are powerhouses in the …

This is what each of the lights do on a studio portrait set

Shooting portraits in the studio with flash can be daunting to newer photographers. They look at the setups like the one above and have no idea what …

Photography

1 Million People Follow This Photographer On Instagram, And After Seeing His Pics It’s No Wonder Why

They say practice makes perfect, so photographer Jason M. Peterson should be pretty close to excellence by now. During the last 25 years, Peterson …

Ugly Places, Pretty Portraits: I Did a Photo Shoot in Lowe’s

A few weeks ago, a model friend of mine, Rachelle Kathleen, and I were planning to meet for a fun little photo shoot. Instead of searching out the …

Lowe's

Three Dramatic Black and White Processing Techniques

Blake Rudis has been producing Black and White images for as long as he can remember. Actually, like many photographers, he started out shooting only …

The one book combining fashion and photography that you need to own

Fashion photographer Greg Lotus known for his work with titles like <i>Vogue Italia</i>, <i>Vanity Fair</i> and <i>W Magazine</i> has launched a photography book– <i>Shadows &</i> …

Photography

5 Simple Portrait Hacks That Will Set Your Photos Apart from the Rest (VIDEO)

One never-ending challenge, regardless of the type of photographs you shoot, is to come up with new ideas for creating images that are somehow …

How to Shoot Like Sean Archer

Sean Archer is one of the most famous woman portrait photographer on 500px and Instagram. Irene Rudnyk is going to explain the three basic elements …

The Bartender Fonts Collection from Vintage Voyage Design Co.

The Bartender Collection – 12 super stylish retro fonts from Vintage Voyage Design Co.Look at this beautiful collection of vintage inspired fonts! …

Typography

Saint Laurent Muse Anja Rubik Strips Down for Legendary Photographer Nobuyoshi Araki

Known for confrontational, often very explicit bondage-themed images, Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki has long been a favorite of Saint Laurent designer Anthony Vaccarello. While Araki’s fetishistic photography has often been described as shocking, its larger purpose is to expose the …

Lightroom Better | Creating A Rich, Faded Wedding Look

Many Lightroom users operate with an understanding of the straightforward aspects of the program but don’t delve into the more complex settings, …

Quick & dirty Photoshop client proofing techniques

Fashion & editorial photographer Jake Hicks is back with a new 500px Class, aimed at saving working photographers time and effort in their …

How to Light a Product Shot With One Light

Product photography can be one of the most technically challenging genres to undertake, but that doesn't mean you need every piece of gear you can …

What to Talk About on a First Date So You Actually Get to Know Each Other

Do you remember the first date you ever went on? I do, and not because it was full of memorable moments that marked the beginning of a great romance. …

Microsoft quietly announces end of last free Windows 10 upgrade offer

More than a year after ending its free Windows 10 upgrade program, Microsoft is getting ready to shut down the last official free upgrade extension. …

Software

Wikimedia photography competition winners capture UK monuments

<b>Wikimedia has just announced the winners of the Wiki Loves Monuments UK photography competition.</b><p>Matthew Hoser beat over 14,000 photographs to take …

An Interview with Celebrity Portrait Photographer Michael Schwartz

Michael Schwartz is a New York-based photographer who shoots fashion, advertising, and celebrity portraiture. He has shot top celebrities for some of …

Quick Tips on How to Color Grade Your Photos Using Gradient Maps

Gradient maps are a powerful tool in Photoshop and when utilized correctly, make for a quick and easy way to effectively tone your images. Travel …

Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs You Can Do From Home

A full 98 percent of remote workers self-report that working from home enhances their productivity. Meanwhile, one study has found that only seven …

Employment

The 12 movies with the best cinematography of all time

Currently, Roger Deakins' masterful work in the visually stunning "Blade Runner 2049" has led to one recurring question above all: W <i>ill Roger finally win the Oscar?</i>Among the more striking aspects of Deakins' accomplishment is the use of color: Virtually every shot has a different palette.<p>It feels …

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