Amanda VanPelt

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Three Tricks for Faking Depth of Field in Your Photos

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>There was a time when you’d want to stare at a photo for hours but couldn’t quite put your finger on <i>why</i>.<p>Then you …

How To Shoot a Live Band Without a Flash

Shooting gigs, in my opinion, is the second hardest form of photography, the first being landscapes. As a photographer, in a mosh pit of excited …

Black-and-White Photos That Capture the Feeling of Winter Mornings in Montreal

Lightly falling snow and rain, silent figures walking on sidewalks, a chilly breeze, and the quiet breeze. Those are some of the things captured by …

Where to Position that Horizon?

Horizons can be quite divisive, both in terms of composition and opinion. If used correctly, a horizon will either add to a composition or go …

20 Pictures of Lone Chairs

When chairs are in groups, they seem normal and plain. But, when a chair is all alone in an old house or field, it has a spooky and intriguing …

Does Everybody Get to be a Concert Photographer Now?

“Please turn off or silence your cell phones, and absolutely no photography.”<p>The request at the beginning of Tony Bennett’s (Yes, I’m old and I like …

Interesting Photo of the Day: It’s a Bear…er, Dog!

It seems that pet photography can be found at almost every corner of the Internet highway. But once in a while, amidst all the “lolcats” and slobbery …

7 Beginner Tips For Sharper Photos

Scott Kelby, the author of many digital photography books says, <i>“If your photos aren’t sharp then the rest doesn’t matter.”</i> Key to any image is its …

'Nightmare' for American woman held in Mexico, accused of smuggling drugs

An American woman who went to Mexico for a family funeral has been stuck there for nearly a week, accused of smuggling drugs and facing a potential 10-year prison sentence.<p>But Yanira Maldonado's family says she is a victim of Mexican corruption, and is hopeful a judge may free her in the coming …

Walmart pleads guilty to dumping hazardous waste in California

Walmart, which has endured a year of bad publicity around its US labour relations and working conditions in its overseas supply chain, on Tuesday …

Facebook promises to crack down on hate speech after boycott campaign

Last week, the Everyday Sexism Project and other activists asked Facebook to address a long-standing issue: the proliferation of pages that celebrate beating, raping, or killing women. In addition to sending an open letter, the group embarked on an ambitious campaign to back up its words, urging …

The Latest Beauty Fad In Korea Is A 'Bone Cutting' Jaw Surgery

A stream of celebrities boast on TV shows how it gave them a "new life," while advertisements extolling its cosmetic benefits are everywhere from street billboards to subway stations, magazines and popular Internet sites.<p>But there's nothing really "cosmetic" about double-jaw surgery.<p>A radical …