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Using Pixelsquid to add 3D Star Wars (and other) objects to your images

I’m always looking for good stock images to use in my photoshop composites. I find them online, or use the awesome Texture Store. Or I make my own. But sometimes its impossible to find the right image that fits your idea. And if you do find the right image, it’s at the wrong angle or [...]Show More Summary

From Pleats to Parasols to Ponytails – See the Best Fashions of the 1950s Through LIFE Magazine Covers

Even as designers look to the future, it’s worth remembering that today’s fashions are never truly divorced from those of the past. With that in mind, take a look back at the fashions of the 1950s, as shown on the cover of LIFE Magazine. Throughout...Show More Summary

Fast Glass: Tips for Working With Wide Aperture Lenses

As photographers, many of us become infatuated with new gear, such as a new flash, tripod, or lens. We scrimp and save our money, and go off to the camera store to purchase that new lens we’ve had our eye on, most times satisfied with...Show More Summary

Instagram Photographers Capture the USS Bataan’s Journey to Fleet Week

Military ships from around the country converged on New York City on Wednesday for the start of Fleet Week, an annual celebration of seafaring service members since 1984. As part of a Marine Corps initiative to diversify its social media...Show More Summary

Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial

This was taken in the deserts of Southern Utah at Snow Canyon State Park near St. George, Utah. Photo: Chris Williams Exploration Photography Background: Understanding the Process One of the questions that I receive quite often fromShow More Summary

Intimate Pictures of Young Starlet Audrey Hepburn at Home in Beverly Hills, 1953

Audrey Hepburn had only had one major film role—in 1953’s Roman Holiday—when photographer Mark Shaw spent a day with the star. She was a 24-year-old waif who had made a good impression in Hollywood and on the stage but had yet to solidify...Show More Summary

How to scroll through Lightroom / ACR presets with your keyboard arrows!

I’ve been sitting around for the last week trying to find something I can share with you all that will really enhance your enjoyment and time efficiency when editing your photos. That’s when I stumbled upon this absolute gem of a program! This guy “TimarIuveo” on YouTube has essentially made an action that tells your [...]Show More Summary

Wonderful Kodachrome Prints of Everyday Life in Wyoming in the 1950s

These are what everyday life in Wyoming looked like in the 1950s. See more »

6 Tips on How to Create Abstract Photos

It’s time to have some fun with your camera, and pop you out of the realistic rut you may not even know you’re in. It’s time to create some images based on color, light, emotion, and a lack of concern for sharpness or details. It’s time...Show More Summary

21 Rare Vintage Yearbook Photos of Your Favorite TV Celebrities You've Probably Never Seen

Before the fame and the fortune, these 21 future television stars were just high school students eager to graduate and start their lives. Here's what they looked like before walking across the screen. 1. Carol Burnett Hollywood High School, Los Angeles, California (1951) 2. Show More Summary

The Chair: Where We Stand

November 6, 1941. "Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, New York. Projection track." Gottscho-Schleisner negative. View full size.

Timelapse showing Falcon 9 rocket’s first stage on descent

While technically, this clip is described as a sped up video, I am going to let it fall under the timelapse category, because some achievements need to be celebrated. This 30 seconds sped up video timelapse was taken from a camera on top of the first stage booster as it descended back to earth and landed on [...]Show More Summary

Man takes selfie with walrus, pays with his life

As the selfie bar keeps getting higher, we report more and more sad selfie stories, and while some may argue that selfie caused deaths is the new natural selection (or Darwin award candidates), no one should pay with their life for a stupid photo decision. According to the shanghaiist, a man visiting the the Yeshanko Wildlife Zoo in [...]Show More Summary

TFP : Friend or Foe

Today we are going to have a debate! And the subject is TFP, something which I have a had a fair few debates on already in Photography groups on Facebook. Now I’m pretty sure you all by now you know what TFP means and what it entails, if you don’t, you are either very lucky, [...] The post TFP : Friend or Foe appeared first on DIY Photography.

Rare WWII Color Photographs Taken by Hitler’s Personal Photographer

Hugo Jaeger is the former personal photographer of Adolf Hitler. He travelled with Hitler in the years leading up to and throughout World War II and took around 2,000 color photographs of the Austrian-born German politician. Jaeger was one of the few photographers who were using color photography techniques at the time. See more »

An Overview of Google’s Nik Collection Filters for Post-Processing

By now, if you have not downloaded Google’s Nik Collection, at the very least you have heard that this once $500 software, was made free for download in March 2016. The Nik Collection, as it has been known for over a decade, is a set...Show More Summary

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