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Too Cool for (High) School. Spartan Designs uses Photoshop to Connect with his College Football Heroes

Too Cool for (High) School. Spartan Designs uses Photoshop to Connect with his College Football Heroes It’s common enough to pay homage to our heroes with Photoshop, but what’s NOT nearly as common, is when our heroes notice. Meet Spartan Designs. Spartan is a badass, anonymous high school student whose Photoshop skills caught the eye of his favorite football team. A Michigan State fan since before he could type, now MSU’s top athletes are praising and sharing his custom designs with thousands of fans. How did he make it happen? We caught up with Spartan to get the story. How long have you been using Photoshop? How did you learn? When I first started creating sports edits, I used...

Interesting Photo of the Day: Farm Family Portrait

Interesting Photo of the Day: Farm Family Portrait This isn’t your typical family photo—unless your relatives include a llama, a shaggy cow, a black sheep (doesn’t every family have one?), a rooster, and a goat. But it really isn’t a family photo at all—more like a fashion shoot, according to photographer Rob MacInnis: “Untitled #3″ by Rob MacInnis (Via Imgur. Click image to see full size.) Part of a series named “The Dog & Pony Show”, in which he looks through his lens at animal subjects as if they were human, this photo and others in the series “take the conventions from the fashion...

Long Lost Camera Miraculously Found at Bottom of Lake with Photos Intact

Long Lost Camera Miraculously Found at Bottom of Lake with Photos Intact It’s a photographer’s worst nightmare—that camera you invested so much money and care into is missing. Gone. And not only the expensive equipment, but also the precious photos that you’re never getting back. That’s what happened to California-based photographer Kelly Donohue two years ago, and she never expected to see her Canon again: In 2013, Donohue was helping coordinate an annual cycling event to benefit local charities in Arroyo Grande, CA when her camera went missing. She thought the camera and the pictures stored inside were gone for good until almost...

D-Day Photos Recreated Through a War Reenactment

D-Day Photos Recreated Through a War Reenactment If you want to experience what it’s like to shoot as a combat photographer, but don’t want to actually risk getting shot at, you can look into photographing war reenactments. Lucas Ryan is a photographer who shoots reenactments, and last year he covered D-Day Conneaut, one of the world’s premier D-Day reenactment events. The annual event was started in 1999, and now features over 1,200 reenactors who come from around North America to put on a realistic and educational reenactment for spectators at Township Park in Conneaut, Ohio. Ryan had previously photographed...

How to Take a Self-Portrait with a Shooting Star

How to Take a Self-Portrait with a Shooting Star With a little bit of patience and a whole lot of luck, I was able to capture this photograph of myself perched on a rock above the Pacific Ocean. When I set out to photograph the annual famed Perseids Meteor Shower last week, I had a specific goal of capturing a “selfie” photograph with myself in frame and hopefully a meteor streaking overhead (along with a variety of other images throughout the evening). My hope turned into reality in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. Where to Look? Capturing a meteor in frame requires a bit of luck, regardless of technical skill. Meteors...

A Time-Lapse of 24 Hours of Sunlight in Antarctica

A Time-Lapse of 24 Hours of Sunlight in Antarctica In the summer time at Scott Base in Antarctica, there are 4 months in which the Sun never sets. From the latter part of October through the latter part of February, the Sun stays above the horizon line, giving each day 24 hours of sunlight. New Zealand filmmaker Anthony Powell, the man behind the award-winning film Antarctica: A Year on Ice, created this 2-minute time-lapse video by pointing a camera at the Sun and tracking it over a full day of daylight. “I used a modified heavy duty telescope tracking head to avoid any camera wobbles due to the incessant wind, then put my watch in...

New: Light Skills – Essential Photographer’s Guide to Understanding Light

New: Light Skills – Essential Photographer’s Guide to Understanding Light As a photographer understanding light is absolutely critical. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner or a professional – light is the most important element in photography. This new 125 page  in-depth tutorial eBook aims to educate photographers on the most critical and important aspects of harnessing light in photos. We were able to arrange a 30% discount for PictureCorrect readers which ends soon. Deal found here: The Photographer’s Guide to Understanding Light at 30% Off New! Fantastic Fundamental Light Skills (Click to Learn More) It’s no secret that...

The Magic of Winning a National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The Magic of Winning a National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest In 2013, my then-girlfriend Martina and I were in Queenstown, New Zealand at the end of a two-month trip. The evening before our journey back home, we went out for a walk, absorbing the magical streets. At one point in the stroll, my attention was drawn to a busking pianist on the Marine Parade. The music was so amazing, and we lingered for a few minutes just listening to the man play and observing the quiet and melancholy scene (even though we needed to start packing). I made a couple of photos as well… A few minutes later, we left the scene not knowing who the man and the girl...

The Art of the Portrait: My Journey to 100 Portraits in 100 Days

The Art of the Portrait: My Journey to 100 Portraits in 100 Days As a junior in high school in 1997, when I was deciding which path I wanted to go down, fine arts or photography, things were pretty simple. Did I want to express myself with a camera or a pencil? Inspired by masters like Annie Leibovitz and David LaChapelle, I opted for the camera. All I wanted to do was create beautiful images for a living. By signing up for a degree in fine art photography, little did I know what lay ahead for me. 15/100. John. John is executive director of Asia’s Hope, which is a non-profit providing long-term care for the orphaned children in Cambodia, Thailand and...

Opinion: The Simple Fix for Vertical Videos

Opinion: The Simple Fix for Vertical Videos There’s been a lot of news coverage and editorializing about vertical video. It’s become such a scourge that PSAs have been created to stop the phenomenon in its tracks. Vertical video exists quite simply because we hold our phones vertically. It is a more convenient (one-handed!) and stable way to hold that rectangular brick that characterizes modern life. Convenience lead to the creation of vertical video, and also to its consumption. Horizontal videos look great on desktops and laptops, but on a phone, vertical video fills the screen. Snapchat users watch over 2 billion videos a day,...
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