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Amy Winehouse posing for Back to Black – Mischa Richter's best photo

In 2006, I was asked to take some photographs of Amy Winehouse for publicity purposes and possibly to provide some artwork for her new album. I'd seen her play live and was familiar with Frank, her debut, but I hadn't heard the new album and didn't know what it was going to be called.<p>I went to …

Starting Out as a Wedding Photographer

There has been such a huge influx of people wanting to make a living through wedding photography these days that I almost get as many enquiries from …

So You're Going to Shoot A Wedding: Part 3 of 3 [editing, etc.]

It’s done. You survived it. It was the longest day of your photography career, you’re exhausted, and all you can think about is how right I was (it’s …

What Your Camera’s Auto Bracketing Feature Can Do and How to Use It

Cameras today are a marvel of modern technology, giving us beautifully exposed, wonderfully sharp images much of the time. There are times however …

How To Draw Out Your Worst Fears

A few years ago, Julie Elman, an associate professor at Ohio University, was stuck in a creative rut. As a design educator and illustrator, most of her work was done on the computer. She wanted to begin a tangible project — remember those? — but didn't really know where to start.<p>Then she realized …

What Elements Does a Macro Photograph Need to be Considered "Good?"

Not too long ago I covered some common mistakes that aspiring macro photographers make. Hopefully at least one of those tips helped to get a few …

Night Photography & Light Painting Tips

Night photography is not really as difficult as a lot of people think. However, there are important tools needed to finish the job correctly. Here is …

Landscape Photography

The Art of Portrait Photography: Expression and Exploration

Humans have been creating portraits of one another since the beginning of time, when rocks served as canvas and paints were made from charcoal and …

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

This Crazy Rig of 60 DSLRs Can Turn You Into a 3D Selfie Sculpture

Got a few dozen spare DSLRs and fistful of startup capital? Then you, too, could get into the emerging field of 3D selfies, as pioneered by Texas …

Unsettling Video Shows Staged Photojournalism in the Middle East

<i>“The camera cannot lie.”</i> So goes a phrase that became popular when printed photographs became available to the general public in the 19th century. …

Philip Bloom on Shooting Film and Using Too Many Cameras

British filmmaker Philip Bloom was recently in Frankfurt working with digital agency Szyygy, and while he was there, he was selected as the subject …

Menya's Miners

French-born, Egypt-based photojournalist Myriam Abdelaziz documents laborers in the city of Menya, Egypt, in her project “Menya’s Kids.” “In the …

Stunning Hyperlapse Photography of European Landmarks at Night

Luke Shepard traveled throughout 21 European countries, including 36 cities, to capture timelapse images of European architecture in a nighttime …

How Capturing Expressive Eyes Can Be The Key To Good Portraiture

If you look at some of the most famous photographs in history, such as Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, Steve McCurry’s Afghan Girl, or much of …

Wildlife Photographers Using New Technology to Get Closer to Lions in the Wild

Wildlife photographers have always been fascinated by lions. Equally (and understandably), they have also been afraid of them. Lions have never been …

How Do You Start a Photography Business?

The business of photography is something you really need to approach based on an honest assessment of your abilities, strengths, and interests. From …

Guardian Camera Club: Petra Valenti's portfolio

A review of Petra Valenti's portfolio. <i><br>Petra Valenti is a young music & urban photographer with a chaotic, compelling style and a very international look to her images. 'Mandem' is hugely atmospheric and beautifully fluid, the eye contact solidly fixing the viewers attention. There's a real sense of</i> …

Midtown is a Manhattan Time-Lapse Made Up of 50K Photos Shot Over 6 Months

When you think of New York City, the places that come to mind most likely revolve around Midtown Manhattan. The Empire State Building, the …

Ethnic minority voters could hold key to 2015 general election result

A radical demographic shift means that Britain's ethnic minority vote may determine the outcome of the 2015 election, according to research.<p>A study by the cross-party group Operation Black Vote (OBV) found the number of seats where black and Asian voters could decide the outcome had rocketed by 70% …

Kendrick Lamar Explains Why White Fans Shouldn't Say The 'N-Word' At His Concerts

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>TRL<p>*Sings in Simlish only from now on*<p>VMAs<p>Cardi B …

Dukey Sticks & Doo-Doo Jokes: George Duke’s Silly, But Very Serious Career

Pop-jazz purveyor, canny fusionist, and playful funkster George Duke, who died on Monday from leukemia at the age of 67, began his twisting, turning …

Jokes

Diddy and Ma$e Backstage at #OVOFest 2013

It’s been a week of nostalgic hip-hop moments. We’re still reveling in Jay Z’s and Dame Dash’s monumental reunion, but before that there was another …

Whitney Houston: Five songs to remember her by

Whitney Houston, the superstar vocalist whose hit tunes helped bridge the gap between pop and soul music, was born 50 years ago Friday, on Aug. 9, 1963, in Newark, N.J.<p>The birthday, of course, is one she didn't live to see: Houston died last year in Beverly Hills at the age of 48, plunging the …