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Culture Group:Campanian (?)<p>Title:Relief (pendant?) in the Form of a Female Head<p>Date:6th century BCE (?)<p>Medium:amber<p>The Nasher Collection

5 Tips for Photographers Who Want to Break Into The Fine Art Marketplace

Making the jump from a hobbyist to a professional artist takes not only skills as a photographer, but also requires a good deal of business smarts …

Working With A Shot List

Planning For An Upcoming Shoot<br>In this episode we’ll continue with the NYC shoot by discussing prep from a shot list.

The Practice of Photography

Why Everyone Should do It. Yes, Everyone.<p>Nowadays, everyone is a photographer. It all started with auto-focus, auto-exposure, and 35mm film. Or, …

Are You Guilty of These? Five Hard Photography Habits to Break

Don’t you love new stuff? New clothes, new shoes — and since we’re all photographers here — new gear. Even if you bought it second-hand, it’s still …

Digital Calotype: Portraits by Alexandre Chamelat

Digital Calotype: Portraits by Alexandre Chamelat<p>In his latest project entitled “Calotype Numérique” (Digital Calotype), French photographer …

Experimenting with Long Exposure Photography

I found myself with the perfect opportunity to shoot some long exposure shots. Yesterday was the last night of a trip to Walt Disney World with my …

Two Dozen Ways To Get The Sharpest Possible Photograph

Sharpness continues to be a problem for some beginners and even intermediate photographers. Here are some tips for those of you who want the …

5 Ideas to Photograph When You’re Out on the Street

1. Seek Out EmotionThis is an easy point to make—photographs are better when they show people’s emotions. However, it’s much easier said than done. …

Street Photography

Some Subjects Look Better In Black & White Than Others

I love black and white prints. I still make them using digital processes. I shot mostly black and white film back in the days when I did shoot film. …

Fuji X-M1 hands-on videos

<i>The Fuji Guys</i> continued their tradition with two new videos on the recently announced Fuji X-M1 mirrorless camera:<p>And one more by WhatDigitalCamera:

Black and White Conversions: An Introduction to Luminosity

A Guest Post by Nick Rains. Warning – the following is quite advanced (even geeky) and I must assume the reader has a working knowledge of channels, …

Tips for Approaching & Photographing Strangers

Street photography can be nerve-racking for some people. The idea of talking to strangers and/or capturing photos of them can be daunting. There are …

Under the Veil of Mist: Photos by Jaromir Hron

Under the Veil of Mist: Photos by Jaromir Hron<p>Beautiful monochrome photos of mist covered landscapes. You can see more of Jaromir's work at his …

Apple May Have Figured Out How To Fix Siri So That You'll Actually Want To Use It

That's because your voice commands are being transferred to Siri's brain, which is online in the cloud, before an answer is delivered back to you.<p>But 9to5Mac believes Apple is working on a fix that could make Siri much faster. The site reports:<p>Apple is testing a local, offline version of Dictation …

Siri

MIT tool connects the dots of your life through Gmail metadata

How much does the metadata gathered in your inbox reveal about you? Quite a lot, judging by what researchers at the MIT Media Lab have managed to accomplish with Immersion. They've built a web app that — once you grant it permission to do so — digs through your email history to piece together a …

Facebook Patents Point To An All-Seeing, All-Hearing Instagram Video

Facial recognition, landmark detection, and even audio cues picked up through your phone’s microphone could let Instagram Video intelligently suggest a cover frame for mini-movies or even tag them, according to recent Facebook patents. The tech could route each video to the right people and put its …

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his …

Here’s the building where the PRISM of France is storing all its citizens’ data

Why didn’t French president François Hollande join the storm of criticism from EU member countries when it was revealed that the United States’ PRISM electronic surveillance program was spying on all internet traffic passing through the US? Perhaps because he knew that France has a similar program, …

Surveillance