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Colorization Of Black And White Photos Of Historical Icons

Black and white or color? Some photos look better in one or the other. In the past, it wasn't much of a choice. With modern tools, we can re-envision what some of the photos would have looked like in color. We posted this series in the past that started quite a discussion. We found some more amazing black and white photos of icons of the past that were colorized.

What Google's Predictive Text Says About Photographers And Models

Google's predictive text can be a funny thing, especially with some of the suggestions it gives you. It seems to be partly based upon what other people may search for in relation to the specific keywords that you enter. I decided to see what would come up if we entered a few phrases regarding photographers such as 'Why do photographers...'. The results were hilarious and kind of sad!

Book: Quavondo's Photography Lighting Techniques with Images and Light Set-Ups

From lifestyle to celebrities, Quavondo is a photographer that has a wide range of talent. He has a great ability to shoot many genres and do exceedingly well at it. Even prior to meeting him, everyone who knew of him would ask him how he would light his subjects, no matter what he shot. It seemed so effortless in execution but very appealing as an end result. Recently, he released a book with these answers.

Ted Talk - Professional Model Cameron Russell Asks, Why Be A Model?

As a part of a recent TED series, 'Be Fearless', Cameron Russell, who has been a professional model and walked for some of the biggest names in fashion, advises young women everywhere not to look at modeling as a viable career path. In such bold claims, she gives a look into the fashion industry from the viewpoint of a model.

#NoFilter – Behind The Lens With Instagram's Biggest Stars

Have you ever wondered who the people are behind some of Instagram's biggest profiles? With the way it's setup, you see their work first but you don't get to know too much about who they are. Some of the users on Instagram have tremendous followings. What drives them to shoot and who are they? Here are some great interviews about them and their work.

Disney Princesses Meet High Fashion For Harrods In London

Harrods, the popular department store in London, had an idea for the holiday season. They took some popular Disney princesses and brought them to life by adorning them in beautiful dresses designed by some of best designers in the world. The result is a beautiful campaign shot by photographer Jason Ell.

Photographer, Chase Jarvis, Talks About New Models Of Creativity

The path to success changes based on who you ask. There is no one path that gets you where you want to be. As creatives, we keep defining that path daily. Chase Jarvis recently talked at the PSFK seminar and he spoke about the new models of creativity. He argues that the traditional system is broken and most people who have 'made it' have done so through a-typical methods.

What Photoshop Tutorials Would Look Like If They Were Made By Sesame Street

A mix of hilarious and slightly educational, 'Fafa's Photoshop Tutorial' is what you would get if you mixed fuzzy puppets, Photoshop, and humor. I'm glad they don't run all the tutorials, they would be all over the place and no one would actually learn too much. For the sake of light hearted Photoshop fun, enjoy.

V Magazine Photographs The Human Barbie, Valeria Lukyanova

Many of you may might have already heard of her and she's been unofficially labeled as the 'human doll'. Recently, she's even become a bit of an internet sensation. Meet Valeria Lukyanova. Though she's not unfamiliar to most, V Magazine decided to run a feature on her, shot by photographer, Sebastian Faena.

A Look Into The Best Post Production Business In The World: Box Studios

Pascal Dangin is the founder and chief of Box Studios, a retouching house based out of NYC. They're known for retouching some of the world's best photographs, some of which grace Vogue and Vanity Fair. He also works with Annie Leibovitz and Steven Meisel. Unofficially, he's credited as being the world's most sought after retoucher in the industry. He is also very mysterious and so is Box. Here, we get an in depth look at what goes on behind the scenes at Box.

Eerie Photos From An Underground World

In the spirit of Halloween, here's a wonderful series that features the exploration of the unknown. Photographer Steve Duncan has been exploring the underground for years. Whether it's from sewers, subways, or tunnels, everything is fair game. Check out a few of his pictures he's taken along the way. As a bonus, we've also included a video of his journey.

Portraits Of Retired Playboy Bunnies

What happens to Playboy Bunnies after they retire? Most of them are never heard from. Photographer, Robyn Twomey, decided to take a portrait series showcasing these women. No retouching was done to the whole set to make sure realism is maintained.

Deb Morris Captures Beautiful Shots Of Micro Waves

Australian photographer, Deb Morris, has created a really interesting niche for herself. She captures the beauty of micro-waves. Initially without description some of these images look just like regular sized waves. While most photographers focus on the huge waves, she focuses on waves that are no larger than 30 cm high! She focuses on the smallest ones that come to shore and captures them just when they break. The results are quite tranquil.

Metallic Ink Shot In Water Form Beautiful Abstract Clouds

Talented photographer and artist, Alberto Seveso, took the concept of shooting ink in water and introduced metallic inks into the mix. When frozen in time through water, the results are serene and hypnotic. Titled il mattino ha l’oro in bocca it directly translates to 'The morning has gold in it's mouth'. With such a simple concept, the execution is exceptional and worth your time.

Photoreal: The Short Film About A Camera With Superpowers

What if you found a camera that had superpowers, what would you do with it? You might have the potential to become the first ever superhero photographer of our time. The creative team over at Corridor Digital based their short story Photoreal off of this idea. The main subject of our film finds a camera that literally freezes time with each snap.