Stephen Smith

193 Flips | 25 Magazines | 3 Likes | 5 Following | 3 Followers | @stephensmit3lse | Keep up with Stephen Smith on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Stephen Smith”

Don't Buy the iMac Pro, Build This Instead

I've been a full-time wedding photographer for the past eight years and an Apple fan since I was in fourth grade. But today, that has all changed. …

How To See Light : A Guide To Black & White Photography | Moment

Tips<p>How To See Light : A Guide To Black & White Photography<p>Words +<p>Photos<p>| Daniel Delgado<p>October 23, 2017<p>Previous Post Next Post<p>Based in Chicago, …

The Science Behind Forced Perspective

Here’s a 15-minute video by Filmmaker IQ about exactly what forced perspective is and how it works in photography.<p>Forced perspective is an optical …

These Are the Filthiest Places In Your Kitchen

You’re right to be wary of restaurants with less-than-perfect scores from the health department, but chances are good that your own kitchen is a …

Landscape Photography Composition Rules You Need to Start Using Today

When you look at a landscape photo, you likely know within just a split second if it's a good photo or not.You might not even be able to fully …

Landscape Photography

Broncolor’s Free ‘How To’ Section is a Lighting Tutorial Gold Mine

It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner, intermediate, or even a professional, you’ll want to give Broncolor’s free “How To” page a look. There, …

Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

Want more gigs? Kodak's new online, on-demand photography platform could help

The iconic camera company that launched the point-and-shoot is now putting the “you push the button, we do the rest” philosophy into commercial …

Shoot This 52 Week Photo Challenge in 2017 to Improve Your Skills

My original 52 Week Challenge in 2016 was a huge success, with tens of thousands of photographers participating from around the world. In celebration …

Real success in Silicon Valley comes from rejecting almost everything shiny you hear about it

The Dark Night of the Soul is universally understood as a period of spiritual desolation and utter despair. It’s a state of complete hopelessness, when you feel you have no options. Elon Musk suffered the Dark Night when Tesla nearly went bankrupt in 2008. Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick detailed …

Xuebing Du Photography

Dreamlike landscapes and detailed shots of vegetation and urban surroundings by Xuebing Du.Xuebing Du is the name of a young, talented designer and …

Photography

The Instagram archiving the best of 90s fashion photography

Just as your Instagram feed was becoming saturated beyond repair with the same old regrammed and reblogged images of fashion editorials torn from dusty archive magazines, Berlin-based creative partnership Vincent Mank and Jayme Miller are documenting the lesser-known side of the 90s. Cultivating …

Archives

The 50 Best Films of 2016

<i>As voted on by more than 200 critics participating in our annual Criticwire survey, here are the best films of the year.</i><p>“‘Moonlight’ transforms rage …

Why You Should Always Set the Profile in Lightroom Before You Start Editing

Now that I have used Lightroom for many years, processing photos from two different camera systems (Canon EOS and Fujifilm X-series), I have realized …

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 …

Ready to Challenge Yourself? Check Out 'Art of Photography' Photo Assignments

As photographers, every so often, we will hit the dreaded brick wall of creativity. The tank goes empty, and we feel about as imaginative as a sack …

How to Overcome Hesitation in Street Photography

Tokyo, 2012Dear friend,I think one of the biggest obstacles we have in street photography is hesitation.Hesitating to take a photograph. Hesitating …

Street Photography

Beginner’s Guide to Composites in Photoshop

In this featured video by Serge Ramelli, Kelvin Pimont gives you a beginner's introduction to creating composite images in Photoshop.<b>Read the full</b> …

Tutorials

Here's How to Decide When a Photo Should be Black and White

Imagine this scenario: you've had a productive and enjoyable day out shooting — a couple of landscapes and cityscapes, some architecture shots, a bit …

Quick Guide for Using Filters for Landscape Photography

Sure, post-processing tools are more powerful today than ever before. And though there are plenty of filter presets in programs like Lightroom and …

Landscape Photography

Platinum Prints From Digital Files

I developed my first roll of film and saw my first black-and-white print appear under the red light of a darkroom in 1972. I was 12 years old. My …

The 42 best books to read before you die – our favourites

Books are deeply personal things. Each of us form unique bonds with the characters we read about, relate to storylines and personalities in different …

3 Composition Rules You Have Probably Never Heard of Before

Composition is one of the most important skill areas of photography. Of course, some may argue that it is the camera, while others would say it is …

Improve Your Knowledge Of Color Space And Depth

If you’ve fiddled enough in Photoshop and Lightroom you’ve probably come across color space and color depth. It is imperative for you to understand …

Stanford Professor puts his entire digital photography course online for free

When it comes to the list of digital imaging pioneers, Marc Levoy is one of those names that belongs right near the top. His work has led to many of …

Digital Photography

Split toning: Add a Touch of Lavender in Lightroom

Split toning is an effect which involves assigning different colors to the shadows and the highlights of an image to produce a unique look. …

Photoshop in 60 Seconds: How to Smooth Skin

What You'll Be CreatingWelcome to our Adobe Photoshop in 60 Seconds series, in which you can learn a Photoshop skill, feature, or technique in just a …

Tutorials

An MIT Scientist Claims That This Pill Is the Fountain of Youth

I recently received in the mail a small cardboard box, solidly constructed and colored a subtle metallic gray, from the future. ELYSIUM HEALTH was …

Nobel Prize

How to Use a Light Meter for Proper Exposure

Accurate exposure is one of the fundamental elements to capturing an exceptional photograph. While it is by no means the only aspect to keep in mind, …

Fashion Photography