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5 Reasons I Love Film Photography

They say that everything old becomes new again. Indeed, life does tend to unfold around us in a cyclical fashion. Many of the so-called retro and …

Product Photography Tutorial: How to Get ‘Clinique’ Style Product Shots

When it comes to product photography, the smallest changes in lighting and setup can completely alter the final image, for better or worse. This …

Tips on Using Circular Polarizing Filters

One of the major challenges in landscape photography is managing reflected light, especially when working around water. The single best way to subdue …

Photoshop Tutorial: How to Easily Replace The Sky in Your Photos Using The Gradient Tool

In my previous article, I talked about how powerful luminosity masks are in blending multiple exposures. However, using the same exposures as last …

How to Take Better Pictures for Beginner Photographers

Photography can be a fun and exciting activity for all who have a passionate interest in learning some of the fundamentals of the use of their …

Hollywood in Kodachrome

The way we visualise the glamour of old Hollywood owes much to the vivid colour photographs captured on Kodachrome film in the 1940s. Hollywood in Kodachrome, a new book by photographic preservationist David Wills and designer Stephen Schmidt (It Books, £24.99) is a digitally restored portfolio of …

How to Optimize Photos for Search Engines

Optimize photos for search engines and take a vital step toward directing traffic to your blog or website

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Pictures of the week: 40 Weeks And A mirror, by Sophie Starzenski

Each week, the Guardian Weekend magazine's editorial team choose a picture, or set of pictures, that particularly tickle their fancy. This week, their choice is Sophie Starzenski's 40 weeks and a mirror.

7 Beauty and Style Tips From Real Women

I am a diehard style junkie. I devour trends and tips I see in <i>Vogue</i>; have spent years scouring the streets, boutiques and blogs and often, fashion can seem ridiculously inaccessible, even to a style lover like me. And although I'm not going to cancel my glossy subscription any time soon, there are …

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …

12 Must-Read Books For Fall

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p><b>Enon by Paul Harding</b><p>Paul Harding’s novel <i>Tinkers</i> won the Pulitzer Prize; its stunning successor, <i>Enon</i> (Random House), only raises the bar. In this strangely beguiling story, …

A Culinary Tour to Answer the Age-Old Question: Why Is Mexican Food So Good?

Is it the impossibly fresh ingredients, grandmothers' secret recipes, or even the ancient Aztecs' flair for sauces that makes Mexican cuisine so …

2 Veggie Recipes From An NYC Fave

Photo: Courtesy of <b>Dig Inn</b>.<p>Of all the lunch-time delivery options around our new office, it's safe to say that Dig Inn is a favorite. In fact, we …

128 Colorful Nice Things Icons For Free

3 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Royal life with little Prince George

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GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition

How do you continue to improve on an already class-leading product? That must be the question echoing around the design and engineering halls of …

Cameras

5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell …

How to Use White Balance in Photography

Every digital camera has a White Balance or Automatic White Balance (AWB) setting in the camera menu. But how many of us actually use it or even know …

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Photographer Captures Intimate Moments of Home Birth

For the past three years, Jackie Dives has been a doula, a person who provides physical as well as emotional support during childbirth. She started photographing home births almost by accident, she simply had her camera with her at the very first birth she attended. As she says, “Combining doula …

Photoshop Tutorial: Retouching Shiny Skin

Without a makeup artist at your disposal, even a great portrait can be ruined by shiny skin. So if you’re looking through the results of your most …

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Hands-on Review

A Guide to Understanding ISO in Photography

Learning photography is a difficult process that requires a lot of patience and practice. This photography lesson concentrates on the basics of …

Cameras

Interesting Photo of the Day: Looking Through a Lens

While it’s common practice in photography to attach your lens to the camera before shooting, there are some beautiful exceptions to that rule. The …

Terrified of Street Photography? Here's How I Do It - Digital Photography School

I am still far from comfortable but I look forward to street photography as well on my trips. These are the things that got me started, even if …

Digital Photography

How to Photograph Dramatic Clouds at Sunset

The difference between a nice sunset and a dramatic sunset is all about the clouds, however, not all clouds are created equal.

The 7 Keys to Mastering The Headshot

A good headshot says a lot about a person, as it should. A headshot technically is a portrait, but a great headshot isn't just your typical posed …

Sony QX100 Hands-on Review