Walther S. Diaz

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Why Your Direction, Not Your Posing, Is What’s Holding Your Work Back

What is it that separates some of the most well-known photographers of our generation and everyone else? It’s not the gear because no one makes a bad …

Photography

Bite Size Tips: How to Clean Your Lens

The lens is the most important part of the camera that aids in achieving clean sharp images and it is important that great care is taken to protect …

Cleaning

9 Tips For Your First Nude Beach Trip, From People Who’ve Been There

There aren't a lot of places where you can be totally naked in public (at least, legally). That might be part of what makes nude beaches sound so …

Beaches

What's the Difference Between Gin and Vodka?

Is gin actually just flavored vodka? Is vodka really a subset of gin? Is gin really made of Christmas trees? Can vodka actually make me dance …

Alcohol

Anthony Bourdain Was the Most Interesting Man in the World

An appreciation.<p>I wanted his life. I don’t think I’m alone in that. He went places you and I will never go. He ate things you and I will never eat. He met people you and I will never meet. He lived. Anthony Bourdain lived so much that the idea of him dying seems completely preposterous.<p>And yet here …

Anthony Bourdain

The Rules To Urban Photography, According To A Pro

Photographers are drawn to beauty, and we are drawn to photographers. As of late, however, we’ve focused primarily on mother nature’s deft brushstrokes — whether in the beauty of a happy festival goer or the blue light bathing a coastline as the tide encroaches on the sand. Still, the manmade …

The best New York City restaurant for every type of cuisine

As part of its 2016 restaurant-survey results, released last month, Zagat compiled a list of the best restaurants in New York City for every type of cuisine.<p>From smoky barbecue to authentic Vietnamese bahn mi sandwiches to handmade falafel, there's a top-rated spot to curb every craving.<p>There were …

New York City

Photos: The secret world of maids in New York’s richest neighborhoods

Xyza Cruz Bacani was a domestic worker for nearly ten years, before the world recognized her as photographer. Now, in an ongoing project to document human trafficking and overseas workers, the 29-year-old prodigy reveals the dark reality of female domestic workers in the United States.<p>Shot with the …

Manhattan

Psychedelic Bamboozle: Want To Learn 255 Ways To Get High Without Drugs?

<i>“My attorney has never been able to accept the notion – often espoused by reformed drug abusers and especially popular among those on probation – that you can get a lot higher without drugs than with them. And neither have I, for that matter.” –</i> <b>Hunter S. Thompson</b><p>It began as an offer I couldn’t …

Writing

One Thing I Regret Not Starting Sooner as a Photographer

What if I said there was something more useful for our photographic careers than any social network we've ever been on? With the ability to reach …

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Leadership

Keith Urban's Traditional Tone Obsession

0<p>SHARES<p>REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT COUNTRY MUSIC, there is no denying both the classic and modern varieties offer gobs of great guitar …

Burlesque, Redefined

“Welcome to our show,” Una Osato, 35, shouted into a microphone from the stage to a standing-room-only crowd in Starr bar in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Ms. Osato was wearing a purple dress adorned with a long, metallic scarf made entirely from recycled materials that stretched onto the floor and into the …

Iceland’s 1st Black Citizen? An Ex-Slave and War Hero Denmark Now Disregards

COPENHAGEN — Long after his death, Hans Jonathan has, at last, gotten some attention. He is the subject of a well-received biography and a groundbreaking genetic study, and is something of a celebrity in Iceland, where he is thought to have been the first black person.<p>But in Denmark, where Hans …

Black History

We are proud to be 'rednecks'. It's time to reclaim that term

While the term divides us now, its history dates back to a time when mineworkers battled big coal – similar to teachers standing up for funding<p>Recent waves of protests and strikes in West Virginia invoke the memory of a now notorious figure in American history: the redneck.<p>To call someone a …

Protest

These Are The Classic Focal Lengths For The Classic Photography Genres

One of the best parts of getting serious about photography is discovering everything you can achieve with a broad array of lenses. It can be …

Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

How to ‘poison’ your data before you delete Facebook

Over the past few weeks, we’ve learned a lot about Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and how Facebook uses your data. The revelations have pushed many …

Privacy

Hundreds allege Donald Trump doesn’t pay his bills

During the Atlantic City casino boom in the 1980s, Philadelphia cabinet-builder Edward Friel Jr. landed a $400,000 contract to build the bases for slot machines, registration desks, bars and other cabinets at Harrah's at Trump Plaza.<p>The family cabinetry business, founded in the 1940s by Edward’s …

Donald Trump

Do You Live Somewhere Humid? Consider a Dry Cabinet to Protect Your Camera and Lenses

If you live somewhere that tends to be humid, you might want to consider how you store your cameras and lenses to ensure they last a long time. This …

Florida

“A torture for the eyes”: Chinese moviegoers think Black Panther is just too black

Marvel’s first black superhero film <i>Black Panther</i> made a strong debut in China, taking in more than $63 million this weekend and helping it cross the billion-dollar mark globally. And while the film filled seats in China, it didn’t exactly bring in rave reviews from Chinese audiences—in fact, online …

Black Panther

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

We asked a preeminent historian to investigate our coverage of people of color in the U.S. and abroad. Here’s what he found.<p>It is November 2, 1930, and <i>National Geographic</i> has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of Haile Selassie, King of Kings of …

Black History

‘Russian Vivian Maier’ Discovered After 30,000 Photos Found in Attic

She was Leningrad’s lost photographer. Russian photographer Masha Ivashintsova (1942-2000) photographed constantly but never showed her work to …

Obama's Powerful Tribute to a Defining Civil Rights Moment

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. She has spent five decades …

10 ways to make sure you aren't overlooked or undervalued at work

Whether a bad day's got you down, you don't love speaking up, or you're constantly playing the comparison game, chances are good that you could use an added dose of confidence at work.<p>In some cases, decision-makers in any job setting put more stock in confidence than competence when they're making …

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Top 10 books about cheating

From illicit James Salter to category-defying Jeanette Winterson, here are the best contemporary works about romantic infidelity<p>Why do we keep coming back to the adultery novel? What is it about infidelity that bears retelling across the centuries, especially now, when the ancient prohibitions …

Books

5 Awesome Photography Related YouTube Channels You Probably Don’t Know About

When it comes to Photography related YouTube channels, we’ve all probably heard of the big names; Kai Wong (formerly) of Digital Rev, Ted Forbes of …

Visions of America by the greats – in pictures

Yosemite’s startling beauty, a sunbather in Santa Monica and Georgia O’Keeffe by the lake … a sale of vintage, modern and contemporary photography by Alfred Stieglitz, Dorothea Lange and others casts an almost nostalgic eye on America

Santa Monica

Back to the darkroom: young fans reject digital to revive classic film camera

Photographers relish the return of 35mm film and a crowdfunded SLR camera in a medium they say has more ‘soul’ than digital<p>First it was vinyl LPs. Then more recently, it was the turn of audio cassettes. Now old-style film photography has risen from the almost-dead. Large numbers of still …

Film Photography