The ‘Ugly’ Modeling Agency – The Agency For Atypical Models

Featured on National Geographic’s show ‘Taboo’, this modeling agency is unique in the sense that it doesn’t represent people you would normally think of as ‘models’. They represent people who specifically have interesting features about them, that make them stand out in a unique way. Amazon Eve, the world’s tallest female model, is one example. The word ‘Ugly’, according to the owner, was used because it’s a powerful word and not for the intention of disrespecting the talent. [more]

The ‘Missing’ Arm On The Cover Of Vogue Russia: Photoshop Or Angle?

The August cover of Vogue Russia has a small issue that people have been talking about. They have been questioning whether or not it was another Photoshop mishap or just a matter of angle? The beautiful model, Natasha Poly, graces this cover and we can assure you she has all her limbs intact. We’d like to know your thoughts on whether or not this is just a matter of angle, or if the missing arm was definitely an oversight.  [more]

Hot Summer Deal On A New Website

We usually don’t post stuff like this on Fstoppers but this deal is too good to pass up. Right now Creative Motion Design is having a huge sale on all of their website designs so if you’re in the market for a new look for your website then I highly recommend them. Normally both the flash and HTML website designs cost $295 plus an additional $100 to host but from now until July 31 they are 50% off ($147.50).

Free Photo Workshop On Increasing Sales and Managing Your Time

One of the most difficult things about running your own business and being your own boss is managing your time. Life can become stressful trying to manage photoshoots, editing, packaging, having a social life, meetings, and taking care of the daily responsibilities. Professional photographer Tamara Lackey has somehow figured out how to balance her time as she runs two businesses, teach around the country, and play mom to three children. Starting today, Tamara is teaching how you can manage your time through a free creativeLIVE workshop. [more]

F-Stop Explained by Dylan Bennett

When I clicked on this video, I figured I wouldn’t learn a thing. If you’re like me, you fully understand how to use the f-stop principle, even if you can’t remember where all the numbers came from. I know I’ve heard all of this before, but it’s been years. When I explain f-stop to someone, I don’t get quite so mathematical. In this video, Dylan Bennett provides a straightforward and mathematical explanation of f-stop. [more]

The Process Of How These Grass Portraits Were Made Through Photosynthesis

Back in may, we posted this story about portraits made of grass created with photosynthesis. Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey of  Ackroyd & Harvey were behind this idea and we now have a video that showcases how this process is done. The technique and end result is a beautiful mix of art and photography.

Abandoned Photographs Found in the Streets of Detroit

In 2009 and 2010, Italian photographers Arianna Arcara and Luca Santese walked the streets of Detroit on a photographic mission. They set out to find lost, thrown out, and forgotten photographs of the city’s past. Their collection eventually grew to include ‘thousands of polaroids, letters, prints of photographic evidence, police documents, mugshots and family albums.’ The project has now been


Canon’s Mixed Reality Project Shows What The Future Of Design And Production Looks Like

Canon’s Mixed Reality (MR) Project may shape the future in many areas, from the conception of an idea to design and all the way to production. It helps to generate a virtual interactive product even before production begins. This video illustrates how fusing the world between the real world and virtual world may be advantageous in many ways . How do you think it will impact photography? Check out the full post for more details.   [more]

Break The Cycle: A Creative Campaign Aimed At Stopping Violence Against Children

Y&R, A Mexico-based advertising agency, recently created this striking series of photos depicting the cycle of violence that is so prevalent in homes across the world. In an effort to raise awareness of the fact that children who suffer emotional or physical abuse at the hands of their family members will be more prone to act in the same way in the future, [more]

Instaglasses Concept: The Instagram Glasses That Show The World In Filters

We recently showed you the idea of what a instagram camera would look like here. Now, this concept by Markus Gerke shows it reduced down to glasses. The idea is that you can take a picture and apply a filter with your glasses. In effect, you can see the world through instagram filters and share it with everyone. Even though this concept won’t come true, it might have been a big hit with Instagram addicts. Would this be something you would have bought if they were real?  [more]

JOOheng Tan Turns 18 Tons Of Sand Into Backdrops For Photographs

The art of sand sculpting has entered the realm of photography. Artist and world champion sand sculpture, JOOheng Tan, has incorporated these sculptures as a set for some great photographs. These were done for the OMO washing detergent campaign. Check out the series as well as a behind the scenes video on how this was done.  [more]

Combining Photography With Beautiful Illustration By Nithin Rao Kumblekar

This artistically inspired series by Nithin Rao Kumblekar combines photography with artistic illustration. The whole series was shot from above with the models laying down on the floor. You could probably deduct that from the shadows on the ‘background’. Each shot in the series has a completely unique theme which makes this set also worth checking out.  [more]

Layar Creator Merges Print and Digital Media

It’s becoming more evident that print media must innovate to survive in our increasingly digital world. The makers of Layar Creator are trying to bridge that gap. With their augmented reality app, users can experience print media with the dynamics of digital media. This means you can instantly download, buy, like, and share things you find in print. And this is the part that I can’t really wrap my head around – Layar allows you to turn still photos into video. What do you think? Is this useful technology? [more]

Think You Know Depth Of Field? Online Quiz Will Make Your Brain Hurt

With so many photographers entering the movie-making scene with DSLRs that shoot HD video, understanding depth of field has become crucial for keeping moving subjects in critical focus. In this online test from blackandblue.com, your knowledge is put to the test with 10 basic concept questions, and then 10 scenario questions. Post your score in the comments and tell us what you thought of it.

50 Great Photography Tips In Just Ten minutes!

Doesn’t matter if you’re a pro, semi-pro or a beginner, this video made by DigitalRev have some really great quick tips for any photographer out there – from ISO to equipment, all the way to location and concept. Do you have additional tips to add? leave them in the comments!

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