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“Barbie Blad” Photo Series Shows America’s Favorite Beauty Queen In A Harsher Light

We’ve all heard the criticism that Barbie dolls warp young girls’ beauty ideals, but what if those little girls got to see a Barbie with a less than perfect appearance? Paris photographer Hamid Blad wanted to take a deeper look at Barbie’s beauty (or lack thereof), so he put together his “Barbie Blad” series, which features Barbies from varying eras in a less flattering light than we’re used to seeing in the toy aisle. His goal was to illustrate the line between real and false beauty, so Blad used the 19th-century collodion image-making process for the photos, which takes longer than modern photography to expose and develop. He also incorporated a UV light that makes the dolls seem a bit less fake and cropped them tightly. Blad styled the dolls’ hair and skin as if they were real models and named them after ’70s runway icons. Keep reading »

Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For Aspiring And Beginner Photographers

Do you know someone who’s always been really handy with a point-and-shoot camera, who wants to move up to DSLR but doesn’t know what to do first? I was that, once! Click through for all the basic supplies your loved one will need to get started doing DSLR photography.

Dazzling Insta Pics Of The Geminid Meteor Shower From Around The World

The beautiful Geminid meteor shower, which happens annually when the earth encounters debris from the extinct comet 3200 Phaethon, lit up the sky this past weekend. It was visible to stargazers across the globe, especially those in the Northern Hemisphere. Luckily for us, plenty of talented photographers took to Instagram to share what they saw!

I Cannot Hate On Photoshopping And Photo Retouching

I’ve been taking self-portraits for the entire two years that I’ve been doing photography — that’s why I bought a DSLR camera to begin with, actually. I’ve Photoshopped every single photo of myself I’ve ever presented on Flickr, on my web site, on LinkedIn, Reddit — anywhere. I’m not ashamed of that. Keep reading »

Artist Adds Her Image Into Her Mom’s Childhood Photos To Imagine Them As BFFs

Danielle Delph

Portland art director Danielle Delph questioned whether she’d have been friends with her mother if they’d grown up together and what that might have looked like, so she Photoshopped herself into pictures of her mom’s childhood. Her photo series If I Had Known My Mother Back Then depicts her and her mother hanging out as toddlers, teenagers and everything in between. On her website, she ponders:

“I’ve always wondered if my mom and I would have been friends had we grown up together. Would we be in the same classes? Would we have the same sense of humor? Would people tell us we’re inseparable? After seeing myself in her childhood photos, I’m pretty sure we would have been great friends.”

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I’m Seriously Obsessed With This Anne Of Green Gables-Inspired Wedding Photo Shoot

Anne of Green Gables remains one of my favorite books of all time (I love the entire L.M. Montgomery series, though I wish Anne-with-an-E didn’t end up being saddled with quite so many children, but I digress) and growing up, I watched the PBS movie adaptation more times than I could possibly count. My best friend and I regularly dressed up as Anne Shirley and her BFF, Diana Berry, and I dreamed of a day where I would have enough money to procure a dress with puffed sleeves and a bottle of raspberry cordial. Anne’s love of literature, her romanticism, her stubbornness and her temper were all things I did and still do relate so much to. That’s why I’m kind of obsessed with this Anne of Green Gables themed wedding photoshoot from Canadian (obviously) photographer Jessica Zais. Inspired by her favorite book, Zais worked with local vendors to recreate various recognizable settings from the books, including the White Way of Delight, the Lake of Shining Waters, and Green Gables, where young Anne first came to live with Matthew and Marilla. A real-life couple stood in for Anne and her beau, Gilbert Blythe, with “Anne” donning her trademark poofy bun and a dress with puffed sleeves. The entire shoot is so spot-on, I’m sure that Anne, were she real, would consider Zais to be a real kindred spirit. Click through for a few more photos and check out the rest at Zais’ blog! [via Buzzfeed]

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