Nicholas Balanon

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10+ Pics That Show Photography Is The Biggest Lie Ever

The internet is full of beautiful and amazing photographs, but do you ever stop and wonder just what went into that perfect shot? I'm not just …

I Gave My 19-Month-Old Son My Old Canon G12: Here’s His POV

My 19-month-old son, Stanley, has learned how to use a camera and to shout out cheese as he presses the shutter. He has a few of my old crappy …

Woman shocks the internet by breastfeeding while doing advanced yoga

Carlee Benear, a 29-year-old mom, didn't stop doing yoga while she was pregnant.<p>She has continued to do it while she is breastfeeding her third child, according to The Huffington Post UK.<p>Literally.<p>"Once my daughter was born, we were inseparable. After a few weeks of staring at her every move I felt …

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I Shot Tupac

Powerful, personal photographs reveal a complex man living beyond the thug life<p><b>Words and Images By Chi Modu</b><p>As <b>a photographer</b>, I’ve spent my entire …

This $8 IKEA table hack produces killer product shots

Here is a nice concept for product photography. If you are familiar with table-top, you will love this table-bottom concept.<p>This one is coming from …

Lindsay Adler Fashion Shoot Workflow From Start to Finish

I'm a big admirer of Lindsay Adler and her work, and I spoke to her recently regarding her most valuable career mistake. As you can imagine, my ears …

Lightroom Added a neat Hidden Brush

Adobe’s added a brush to Lightroom’s graduated and radial filters, giving us more control. We can now paint the filters’ effect in or out, allowing …

The Dutch Angle: Tilting the Camera for Dramatic Effect

The Dutch Angle (or Dutch Tilt) is a technique that involves tilting your camera to one side, resulting in a frame that isn’t level. Jacob T. Swinney …

Fixing Harsh Lighting in Lightroom Where Light Modifiers Aren’t An Option

Dealing with mid-day sun can be the absolute worst when it comes to preserving tonality and color in your images. Here, we are breaking down exactly …

Cinema Palettes breaks downs the colors from popular movies

Color plays an enormous part in how a movie makes us feel (or a photo for that matter). In fact, when you look back at a movie, one of the most …

Organization is key - 6 tools to keep your workflow in check

Benjamin Franklin once said “For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.”<p>And no truer words have been spoken, well apart from “its finger …

Taxes For Photographers: 3 Things You Need To Do Now So You Don’t Owe Next Year

Hopefully, by now, the sting of this year’s taxes have subsided and you have dried your tears, or perhaps you are one of the lucky business owners …

Studio portraits: What modifier for what light?

Santa Claus has you spoiled this year by offering you the studio of your dreams? A kit of flashes, a backdrop support and even more rolls of paper? …

Cannes Hidden Gem: Chloe Sevigny Steps Behind the Camera for Quirky 'Kitty'

The indie darling taps trusted friends — and a fair amount of courage — for her directorial debut about a young girl with an intense feline …

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22 Glamorous Facts About Glamour Shots

Has any photo service delighted pop culture more than Glamour Shots? Merely mentioning the phrase conjures images of purple eyeshadow, satin gloves, …

3 Ways To Remove Backgrounds In Photoshop

Being able to remove a background in Photoshop is an important skill for all photographers to learn. Even if you don’t regularly create composites or …

Tutorials

How to cut anything out in Photoshop

Making selections in Photoshop gets easier with each passing year thanks to better tools. But, there are times when more precise selections are …

Timeless Wisdom from Magnum’s David Hurn: Wear Good Shoes

Magnum photographer David Hurn has had the type of career one dreams of. He photographed stars like the Beatles and Sean Connery, and worked during …

'The Kubrick Gaze': a captivating tribute to the iconic stares of Stanley Kubrick films

Stanley Kubrick is one of the most iconic directors to ever grace the film industry. His unusual shots and techniques might seem unorthodox, but …

Stanley Kubrick

Black and White Portraits: A How-To Guide

Photography’s best shooters often turn to black and white for its expressive power. We spoke with three pros to learn the intricacies of creating …

This award-winning underwater photographer makes stunning images on a point-and-shoot camera

Anuar Patjane Floriuk<p>Anuar Patjane Floriuk won a prestigious World Press Photo award for the stunning image above, and he made it on a …

30 Aww-Inspiring Photos of Newborns to Make Your Heart Melt

This collection really needs no introduction... so allow me to keep this short. Newborns are cute -- like, unbearably cute. Newborns dressed up or placed on adorable props or photographed with the perfect expression plastered across their face are, in fact, so cute you might not be able to take …

What's Instagram Doing to Us?

Big pictures are hard to find on the Internet. There are a lot of little pictures—happy-hour selfies, GIFs from last night’s political debate, …

10 Examples Of Reading Rooms That Are A Book Lovers Dream

1. This room in a home in Sydney, Australia, designed by Luigi Rosselli Architects.<p>2. This space at the top of the stairs in a home renovated by …

Architecture

Urban Explorers Infiltrate An Abandoned Prison In Europe

Image credit: Dan Raven<p>Urban explorer and photographer Dan Raven has spent a great deal of time documenting scenes of urban decay and abandonment …

How to Make Photo Books With the Lightroom Books Module

One of the often, under valued aspects of digital photography is the ability to create photo books. Back in the day, a photography book a was a huge, …

Scan Old Photos with Your Own Light Box

Using a scanner you can turn your old photos into digital content, but you have a preference for DIY, you may more like to use your own light box to …

How I Learned to Love Photography (Again)

Dear Photography,<p>You have been around long before I ever picked up a camera, and you will undoubtedly be around long after I fire off my last …

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An Artist Infused Colour Into A 100-YO Black & White Photo And The Result Is Beyond Stunning

Black-and-white photos have their own charm but they often make us wonder the alternative – would the people or objects captured look different in …

Art

Lightroom: You're Doing It All Wrong

There's this nifty piece of software called Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and in my time as an educator in the craft of photography I have seen its use …