Posts tagged "photography"

Taylor’s Swift Contract For Photographers Is Pretty Mean For A “Nice” Girl

If she hits you with that mic stand, you can’t sue. Sorry!

By: Megan Reynolds / July 9, 2015

Forbidden From Riding Bikes, Afghan Girls Skateboard Around Kabul

It is forbidden for girls to ride bicycles in Afghanistan, so instead, girls learn early on to ride skateboards, which admittedly looks 10 times more badass anyway.

Take a look at photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson’s photos of girls who are part of the NGO “Skateistan.” Forty-five percent of the students in the program are…

By: Katrin Higher / April 27, 2015

“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…

By: Claire Hannum / January 5, 2015

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.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 16, 2014

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!

By: Claire Hannum / December 15, 2014

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.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 10, 2014

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

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, teenager…

By: Claire Hannum / November 4, 2014

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 1, 2014

You’re Welcome: Here Are Puppies Shaking Off Drops Of Water In Slow Motion

Photographer Carli Davidson’s “Shake” photo series captures puppies via high-speed photography as they shake water droplets off their fur. Their reactions in slow motion are much funnier than we’d ever imagine when watching it happen in real time. As if the photos themselves weren’t cute enough, Davidson put together a video of some of her…

By: Claire Hannum / October 29, 2014

Photographer’s “Dream Series” Features A Rainbow Of Pastel-Colored Sheep

Photographer Gray Malin heard a story growing up of a Scottish shepherd who dyed his sheep’s whole so that he could see them better at night and protect them from being stolen. It never quite left his mind, and it became the inspiration for his “Dream Series,” a photography project in which he used non-toxic dye…

By: Claire Hannum / October 6, 2014

These Underwater Puppy Portraits Are Giving Me Life

What’s cuter than a bunch of adorable puppy faces? A bunch of adorable puppy faces captured UNDERWATER. I’m just going to tell myself that all of the pups shot by award-winning animal photographer Seth Casteel for new book, Underwater Puppies (a followup to the New York Times bestseller, Underwater Dogs), are having the time of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 9, 2014

This PHHHOTO App Turns Your Pictures Into GIFs

A new iPhone app called PHHHOTO (created by a company called, not surprisingly, HYPERHYPER) turns your photos into instant GIFs. As you can see, even Diplo is into using it for selfies. When you take a photo through the app, it takes multiple pictures in a row and instantaneously forms a GIF from…

By: Claire Hannum / July 30, 2014

How Would You Like To Have A Drone As Your Wedding Photographer?

A photography studio in Iowa is now offering a drone photography option for their wedding shoots. Apparently, they can capture birds-eye shots in a way that no other camera (or photographer standing on a ladder) ever could. Inspired by the use of drones for real estate photography, studio owner Dale Stierman offers these futuristic wedding…

By: Claire Hannum / July 21, 2014

Embrace Your Foxy Side With This Fresh Take On Boudoir Photos

How often do our partners — the good ones, anyway — attempt to convince us they find our bodies, flaws and all, sexy as hell? But sadly, most women struggle with insecurities about their bodies, which affects their confidence in life and their relationships. We want the lights off during sex, cover certain body part…

By: Tres Sugar / July 10, 2014

This Couple’s Stormy Shot Is Way Cooler Than Your Average Wedding Photo

A couple in Saskatchewan, Canada, was in the middle of their wedding photo shoot when a funnel cloud began to form nearby. Their amazing photographer, Colleen Niska, knew it was the chance to get a once-in-a-lifetime shot that they couldn’t miss. Even though they were far enough away from the storm to feel safe (for the…

By: Claire Hannum / July 10, 2014

PurrVerse: Behind The Lens With Sex Worker Photographer Isabel Dresler

Recently I got a chance to meet Isabel Dresler (safe for work), who I’ve taken to calling “photographer to queer porn stars.” She’s shot with some queer porn faves like Courtney Trouble, Dylan Ryan, Andre Shakti, and Siouxsie Q. We got to chatting at a shoot for the cover of the East Bay Express on the…

By: Kitty Stryker / June 20, 2014

Study: iPhone Cameras Are Zapping Our Memory, But We Can Do Something About It

One of the biggest reasons I take pictures on the regular is a fear of forgetting, but as it turns out, all those pictures may be making my memories more likely to go fuzzy. There are so many small, delicious slices of life that I’m afraid will slip away forever or go undocumented somewhere in my…

By: Claire Hannum / June 15, 2014

I’m Kind Of Obsessed With These Vintage Street Style Photos

When photographer Joel Meyerowitz delved into his work in the ’60s and ’70s, he aimed to capture everyday life in New York City, but he also just happened to record some amazing street style that has my little vintage-loving heart doing backflips. The New Yorkers in his images wear trends that have since gone out of…

By: Claire Hannum / June 12, 2014

This Photo Series Of A Little Girl’s Friendship With Her Cat Is Beyond Precious

The photo “Kate and Cat” is a Russian photographer’s take on his six-year-old daughter’s friendship with the family cat. Andy Prokh has been taking the light-hearted photos since Kate was a baby. The cat, an impossibly friendly-looking British Shorthair named Lilu, is sometimes joined by other kitty friends in the photos, making them that much more fu…

By: Claire Hannum / June 8, 2014
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