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23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

Grace Jones review – semi-clad queen of the costume change

Inside the sparse, cavernous Carriageworks in Sydney with its béton-and-beams industrial feel, an expectant crowd awaits in an unadorned room. The one, the only Grace Jones is late – no surprises there, as if anyone needed reminding who holds the power here.<p>As expectant shuffling subsides, the …

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5 Creative DIY Lighting Ideas You HAVE to Try

Great lighting—whether it’s for portraits, or macro, or even product photography—doesn’t have to cost you an arm, leg, and kidney. Just do a quick …

10 Bands You Weren’t Cool Enough to Like in the 80s and 90s

<i>This week, New York media personality and inveterate indie-rock stalwart Jon Fine will publish</i> Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock’s Failed Revolution (but Can No Longer Hear), <i>a memoir of decades spent in weird, underground American bands. To mark its publication, VF.com asked Fine to provide</i> …

Teenage kicks: Larry Clark's most controversial photography – in pictures

Before he was a controversial film-maker, Larry Clark was a controversial photographer, recording his teenage life of drugs and addiction in Tulsa (1971) and Teenage Lust (1983). Now an Amsterdam gallery is bringing together images from both photobooks. Here is a selection of the most shocking …

Larry Clark's photographs: 'Once the needle goes in, it never comes out'

"I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1943," says Larry Clark in the introduction to Tulsa, his now iconic photobook from 1971. "When I was 16, I started shooting amphetamine. I shot with my friends every day for three years and then left town, but I've gone back through the years. Once the needle goes …

Interview: Conversation with Tintype Artist Keliy Anderson-Staley

Keliy Anderson-Staley is an assistant professor of photography at the University of Houston. Her work has been exhibited at the National Portrait …

Video: Why Do We Ignore the Role Failure Plays on the Way to Success?

There comes a point in any passion or career when you feel like you hit a brick wall; you feel like you’re standing there motionless while everyone …

Michael Schmidt obituary

The German photographer Michael Schmidt has died, aged 68, of cancer, three days after winning the Prix Pictet for his epic series Lebensmittel (Foodstuffs), which took seven years to complete and which explores global food production in the relentlessly monochrome style that had become Schmidt's …

Saul Leiter in Black and White

Saul Leiter lived in an apartment on a quiet street in New York’s East Village, a neighborhood that evolved, during the six decades he lived there, nearly as much as Leiter himself. An undervalued photographer for most of his life, Leiter quietly amassed a body of work that has only recently begun …

Deutsche Börse 2014 – Alberto García-Alix's unflinching eye deserves the prize

"The soul of photography is the encounter," says Alberto García-Alix, in a recent filmed self-portrait of his life, now showing in this year's Deutsche Börse photography prize. "Photography," he says, "is founded in the belief in the visible." If only this were always true. Much recent photography …

Brooke Shaden: Effective Time Management For Professionals on Personal Projects

Even professional photographers can have trouble finding time to work on personal projects. Shooting weddings, headshots, portraits, etc are all what …

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Tutorial: Quickly Remove Bags Under Eyes Using Curves in Photoshop

There are a few different ways to address bags under the eyes when you’re editing a portrait in Photoshop, but the video above shows one that is both …

Photographers, Enter to Win a Complete Website Makeover From Our Friends at Squarespace (Sponsored)

Photographers, if your work is top-notch, but your website is, well, not, then don’t miss out on this special opportunity to revamp it with the help …

Exposure Tactics • Color Control

What comes after using an incident meter to set the exposure? Setting a neutral color balance then refining the exposure, both in post production. I …

Cutting Edge Fashion Photography by Madame Peripetie - The Fox Is Black

Madame Peripetie, a London based photographer, has created a series of incredibl photos which feature boundary breaking fashion and styling. Working …

Use the Inverse-Square Law to Improve Your Light Painting

Light painting is a bit of an obscure art–it involves sitting in a completely dark room, setting your camera to a long exposure, and painting light …

Light Painting

How Photographers Can Create A Well-Rounded Marketing Plan

Shares 65<p>The internet has done great things to help us market ourselves as photographers, and social media in specific has made it possible for us to …

Claire Yaffa: Thoughts of Photographers, Philosophers and Dreamers, Chapter 25

<i>Claire Yaffa took her first photograph 45 years ago when her son was 18 months old and it was the beginning of her journey, first as a mother, then</i> …

Fascinating Video Explores Director Wes Anderson’s Masterful Use of Symmetry

A new video celebrating the composition style of director Wes Anderson is currently making the rounds on the Internet: a beautiful ode to the power …

EasyArt picture store sets forth from Newhaven to revolutionise access to art

Newhaven may not be seen as the centre of the art world, but the East Sussex town is home to a British business that is hoping to harness the cultural credentials of the Tate galleries to the pop sensibility of 1980s poster shop Athena, powered by technology developed for the Red Bull Formula 1 …

VSCO Announces $100k Scholarship Fund For Creatives

Sticking to their mantra “by creatives, for creatives”, Visual Supply Co. has announced the VSCO Artist Initiative fund: a $100,000 scholarship fund …

Tutorial: How to Easily Replicate a Photo’s ‘Look’ Using Curves

It’s happened to all of us: we’re browsing through someone’s portfolio or even just through Flickr or 500px and we come across a photograph or series …

What Can Photographers Learn from the Classic Rules of Composition?

Composition, composition, composition! That word has no doubt been drilled into your head by a photography instructor or by every article or book …

Walking City: An Evolving Video Sculpture Morphs in Response to Architecture | Colossal

<p>Anyone who follows Colossal knows that digital animation and motion graphics are a rarity here, but this clip is a solid exception. Created by …

Sensual Compositions of Bodies Intertwined by Katrin Freisager

Zurich-based photographer Katrin Freisager’s nine Untitled images from a 2002 series of the same name are evocative, mysterious, and intimate, …