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Space Awaits: Photographing Future Astronauts

Space Awaits: Photographing Future Astronauts

It’s every child’s dream to one day grow up to be an astronaut. For these two lucky children that dream seemed to come true, thanks to photographer Kristina Varaksina and her production team. Go behind the scenes and see what it took to bring one photographer’s vision to life: Varaksinia and her team sketched out […]

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The Art of Saving a Life Photo Project Focuses on the Importance of Vaccines

The Art of Saving a Life Photo Project Focuses on the Importance of Vaccines

When artist Alexia Sinclair was approached by the Gates Foundation to do a photo project highlighting the history of the smallpox vaccine, she enthusiastically agreed, creating an intricately detailed set from scratch: Called The Art of Saving a Life, the project is a tribute to Dr. Edward Jenner’s 1798 smallpox vaccine discovery and a reminder […]

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4 Approaches to Black & White Conversion in Lightroom

4 Approaches to Black & White Conversion in Lightroom

Final Reminder: Only 2 days left in the deal on Professional B & W Lightroom Preset at 71% Off Black and white photos can be powerful and inspiring, but it’s not always simple. With digital photography it is easy to convert a color photo to black and white, but if you want to get quality black […]

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What Happens When You Blow Bubbles in Freezing Cold Weather?

What Happens When You Blow Bubbles in Freezing Cold Weather?

Instead of snuggling up inside under a warm, cozy blanket when the weather turned bitter with severe wind chills in Arlington, Washington, one photographer braved the freezing cold and made the most of it. Angela Kelly sees the beauty that is constantly around us but often missed. With the eyes of an artist, and the playfulness of a […]

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How to Blend Images with Different Depths of Field in Photoshop

How to Blend Images with Different Depths of Field in Photoshop

If you shoot macro photography, you know that you have to focus on just a little bit of content, so your final image will be out of focus in some areas. There’s no way around that—until you get to post production. Bryan O’Neil Hughes explains a great trick you can do in Photoshop to blend […]

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The World’s Largest Animated Painting Had to Be Photographed by Satellite

The World’s Largest Animated Painting Had to Be Photographed by Satellite

The world loves its animated GIFs. Some are funny, some are very creative and artistic. And there are people out there in GIF creation land that adore pushing the envelope. People like INSA, who love creating animated GIFs that are far from ordinary: INSA creates animated GIFs by painting graffiti for each frame. He then […]

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How to Use Old School Flashes for Outdoor Photography

How to Use Old School Flashes for Outdoor Photography

Outdoor flash can be used in a number of ways. Using Flash as the Main Light Source On a dull day, it can be used to simulate sunlight and add contrast to a photograph. In this situation, the flash is the main light source, and its direction should be above and perhaps to one side […]

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The Secret to Photography Success? Wake Up Early

The Secret to Photography Success? Wake Up Early

Lacking inspiration for some landscape photos? Well, if you take the advice Janez Tolar offers you, you’ll be in for some great shots: Tolar chases sunrises while others still sleep and dream. At the earliest hours, he’s already out there hunting for images. And he thinks you should do that, too. Landscape photography is best […]

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How to Use Backlighting for Portraits

How to Use Backlighting for Portraits

Most photographers start shooting with the sun behind them. After all, it’s what many beginning photography books suggest. But, that’s really missing out on a great part of portraiture—backlight. In this video, Mike Browne offers pointers for getting beautiful backlit portraits: When the sun is behind your subject it casts a rim light over them, […]

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A Stunning Photo Shoot in Fairy Caves and a Real Life Disney Library

A Stunning Photo Shoot in Fairy Caves and a Real Life Disney Library

Beauty and the Beast fans, you’ll be impressed by this one. Benjamin Von Wong is well known for taking portraiture to a whole different level—and for his extravagant style. It isn’t surprising to find out that he’s a fan of Disney movies. He was quite excited for this shoot: The epic photo shoot was born […]

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