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3 Steps to Photoshop Retouching for Natural Looking Portraits

In the world of photography, editing and retouching are just as important as the imagery itself. Every image that you see published has been through its fair share of post-processing before it is seen by the public. If photographersShow More Summary

Government Releases Photos of Former Vice President Dick Cheney on September 11, 2001

There is much controversy over the last presidential administration and many heated opinions about former Vice President Dick Cheney.  But, this isn’t a political forum, so let’s stay focused… September 11, 2001 was a day that shocked the nation, regardless of whether you subscribe to the government’s narrative or to the many conspiracy theories that [...]Show More Summary

Surf Photographer Left In The Water To Fend For Himself Following Mick Fanning Shark Encounter

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen the insane footage of professional surfer, Mick Fanning’s recent encounter with a great white shark. The encounter occurred during the finals of the J-Bay Open, a surf competition that takes place in South Africa. While waiting for his next wave, Fanning had an unwelcome visit [...]Show More Summary

Guy Uses New Drone to Rescue Lost Drone from Neighbor’s Roof

Drunken friends:  We’ve all had at least one, but chances are not all of us have had ones that lost our quad copters on neighbors’ roofs.  That is not the case for Harrison Howe who’s roommate drunkenly lost his Syma X5C on an inaccessible roof down the street.  Without being able to actually get onto the [...]Show More Summary

Lens Comparison 24-70mm f/2.8 – Canon Versus Tamron

If you’re looking to upgrade from your kit lens the 24-70 f/2.8 lens is a common choice. It’s got a good range zoom and wide largest aperture of f/2.8 for the entire range. But which one to choose? Brand name or third party? In thisShow More Summary

Photos of former Vice President Dick Cheney on September 11, 2001 released to public record

A collection of images featuring then-Vice President Dick Cheney on September 11, 2001 have recently been released to the public in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. Part of the National Archive, the images are available on Flickr and show Cheney traveling on Marine Two and at the President's Emergency Operations Center. Read more

Hammock suspension adds extra protection in the Kontrast Pro DSLR Backpack from Case Logic

Bag manufacturer Case Logic has launched a new backpack that features a hammock system, suspending a DSLR with lens attached within the space in the middle of the bag. The company claims this adds extra protection as less of the camera body is in direct contact with the structure of the bag. Read more

Photographer Sheds Light on Homelessness with Incredible Portrait Series

As photographer Aaron Draper believes, photography of homeless individuals is quickly become a cliché.  “Far too often, photographers who are searching for urban wildlife stalk the homeless. Unfortunately, this does nothing to increase our understanding of their lives or situations; it just shows how we are elevated and photographing them from a place of privilege.” [...]Show More Summary

Lightroom’s Dehaze Slider Brings the Night Sky To Life

We’ve seen it take on a blizzard and underwater scenes, but New Zealand-based photographer Tom Mackintosh decided to turn Lightroom’s new dehaze feature toward the night sky, with some incredible results. As Tom describes, this images hurried and born out of a random curiosity.  Armed with a Canon 5D Mk III and a Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8, Tom [...]Show More Summary

Photographer Challenges Beauty Standards With Women of All Shapes and Sizes [NSFW]

I dislike people who define the undefinable.    No, there is no singularly “best” flavor of ice cream; it is impossible to prove that Concierto de Aranjuez is the most inspiring piece of music ever written (although it is!); and beauty simply cannot summed up in a 10-point, bulleted list. This is the fundamental message of Carey Fruth’s [...]Show More Summary

Photographer Makes Career Out Of Capturing The World Of The Working Dog

They always say, shoot what you love and it will come through in your photography. Looking through the images from Andrew Fladeboe’s portfolio, one would be hard pressed to prove otherwise. The United States based photographer has been travelling the world photographing working dogs for several years. The project has brought Fladeboe to the Netherlands, Scotland, [...]Show More Summary

Peak Design's Everyday Messenger carries more than camera gear

Peak Design, maker of the Slide and Clutch and other camera gear, has launched its newest bag on Kickstarter. Called 'The Everyday Messenger', this bag features an adaptable design able to tote around one's everyday gear along with photography equipment. Read more

Metabones creates Speed Booster ULTRA with improved optics and Canon lens AF for Panasonic users

Caldwell Photographic and Metabones have announced the Speed Booster Ultra for Micro Four Thirds: an updated design that uses more sophisticated glass and has been optimized for use with the relatively thick Micro Four Thirds filter stack. Show More Summary

Weekly Photography Challenge – Ordinary Objects

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. There are always more interesting photography subjects somewhere else other than the place we live. Or are there? Now is your chance to make photos from ordinary things you find in and around your own house and neighborhood. Show More Summary

No Budget For A Drone? Put Your GoPro On A Kite Instead

If you’ve never heard of the method being used before, attaching your camera to a kite may sound kind of sketchy at first, but the aerial photography technique has actually been around since the late 1800’s. In 1912, a french inventor by the name of Pierre Picavet invented the Picavet suspension, which allowed photographers to mount [...]Show More Summary

28 Refreshing Photos of Ordinary Things

As photographers we like to get out and travel to find unique and interesting things to photograph. But there are photographic subjects everywhere – all you need to do is look around and get creative. Here are some photos of every day,...Show More Summary

On top of the world: Photographer faces fears to capture rare wedding photos

Photographer Brian Rueb was approached by two friends to shoot their wedding - a familiar proposal for many photographers. However, there was a slightly unusual twist in this case, as the couple planned to tie the knot on top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Read more

Google Finally Caving In To Vertical Video

You know we are not big fans of vertical videos, and up until lately, google were not a big fan of this either, noting camera users to flip the phone when shooting vertical video. They also ‘made’ the youtube app play vertical video on roughly half the screen. I am not sure if this was a [...] The post Google Finally Caving In To Vertical Video appeared first on DIY Photography.

12 Step Program for Editing Landscape Photography Without Plugins, Presets or Actions

Have you ever been browsing through 500px wondering “what do I have to do to get my landscape photos to look like that”? Well, the good news is that its probably a lot easier than you think – and you don’t even need plugins, presets or actions to do it. So in this post, I am going [...]Show More Summary

Panasonic Osaka offers 3D figurine portraits via imaging booth fitted with 120 Lumix GH4s

The Panasonic Center in Osaka has installed a photo booth that uses 120 Lumix DMC-GH4 cameras to create a three-dimensional impression of the occupants, which can then be turned into a plaster figurine. Panasonic claims that what makes its booth stand out is that the 'scan' is created in just 1/1000sec. Show More Summary

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