We’ve seen our fair share of strange, voyeuristic, and sometimes ethically questionable photo and video projects, but this one tops the list. After having his phone stolen, film student Anthony van der Meer hatched a plan: he had another phone stolen on purpose, and then followed the thief around for weeks using a hidden app.
Streetlights are the driving force behind nighttime street scenes and how they make us feel. The way streetlights spread their light, the shadows they cast, and the colors they bring out affect everything else nearby, setting the tone of the scene.
Toronto-based photographer Peter McKinnon created this short video that shares 8 clever, quick, and easy camera hacks in the span of about 90 seconds.
As with most creatives, when I have a concept in mind it will distract and consume me until it becomes a reality. I wanted to create a conceptual self-portrait that was dreamlike, surreal, and relevant to an inner conflict in my life.
An interesting story about ethics in photojournalism has emerged today: the New York Times has published a correction to a major story, saying that the original main photo had a picture frame removed from the scene because it was causing glare.
It’s the holiday season and everyone’s favorite photography background prop is Christmas lights. It used to be pretty easy to get these photos to come out perfect, but with the rise in popularity of LED lights, there’s some weird stuff that happens if you don’t have the right camera settings.
Designer Jessica Hische is fed up with requests to work for ‘exposure’, so she built a Web tool every creative should take advantage of. It’s a “choose your own email-venture” that helps creatives say “no” to free work and better negotiate crappy contract terms.
Yesterday I talked about the overall ideas behind how we shot an MMA fighter smashing food for Nikon’s “Moment of Impact” campaign. As promised, today I’d like to discuss the technical details about how I lit the shoot.
Once Syria’s largest city, Aleppo has been the worst-hit city in the country since the Battle of Aleppo began in 2012 as part of the ongoing Syrian Civil War. Now a series of before-and-after photos reveals just how much the once-vibrant historical city has been marred by war.
As part of their incredible “100 Most Influential Photographs of All Time” project, TIME is telling the stories behind some of the most powerful photographs in human history. You’ve no doubt seen Jeff Widener’s iconic “Tank Man” photo … but have you ever heard the full story behind it?
The Beauty of Science project stumbled across something awesome this week when they dropped different color M&Ms into a petri dish of water and watched them dissolve. You’d never guess it, but the colorful “show” these dissolving candies put on is absolutely captivating.
When an action camera maker says their cameras are “freeze-proof” they definitely do not mean you should drop them into liquid nitrogen and let them freeze solid… but that’s exactly what YouTuber Grant Thompson did with a new Hero5 Session and Hero5 Black.
It started with a phone call from the picture editor of one of UK’s best-selling newspapers asking me to catch a flight that evening to Amsterdam to accompany a journalist for a story first thing the next morning.
Light pollution is a drag for night sky photographers, usually requiring some post-processing magic in Lightroom or Photoshop to fix. But what if you could slap on a special glass filter that drastically cut down on the light pollution your camera sensor captures? Well… you can.
Thomas Heaton became everyone’s hero recently when he decided to tell off some inconsiderate tourists ruining everybody’s view of a lava flow in Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park.
It’s not just memory cards that are widely counterfeited in the photo industry: there are plenty of fake cameras and lenses floating around as well. Now Canon wants you to know about a quick and easy way to see if your 50mm f/1.8 II lens is a knockoff.
If you need a simple, straight-forward explanation of how the digital camera captures photos, look no further. This creative little animation by YouTube channel Some Stuff Explained does a fantastic job.
Photoshop’s tools frequently overlap, and a great example of this is Luminosity Masks vs Blend If. Both can be used to do the same thing, but they work in slightly different ways. This useful tutorial breaks down the differences so you know when and how to use each tool.
New York-based fashion and portrait photographer Rodney Smith passed away on December 5th, 2016. He was 68 years old.
I recently shared photos of landscapes in the Netherlands turning purple in August. For my latest series, I wanted to show the lesser-known beautiful areas of my country.