Sears "Amazing Photography" Is No More

CPI Corporation, the St. Louis-based operator of over 2,000 Sears Portrait Studios, PictureMe Studios in Walmart and Toys R Us portrait studios abruptly closed all studios nationwide....more

Photo Retouching: Moving Mainstream, Full-Speed

When Photoshop arrived 24 years ago, the photography community was up in arms as it was affecting photographic truth, according to David Hlynsky, a University of Toronto professor in Photoshop and digital media. Leaving aside the point that photography is more of a point of view than the truth, the question is whether photo retouching is any more dishonest than wearing makeup. Now photo retouching is moving mainstream - there is no doubt about it....more

Miss Subways in Retrospect: Social Anthropology Through Photo Images

If you are into social anthropology, the "Meet Miss Subways: New York's Beauty Queens 1941-76," is the exhibition for you. The photo show will be on display at the New York Transit Museum from October 23 to March 2.For over thirty years, photos and one-sentence aspirations of New York women were displayed in subway cars as part of the “Meet Miss Subways” contest with a hidden agenda of drawing subway-riders' attention to other advertisements in New York's transit system....more

Modern Wedding Book Trends: Vintage Style Photography

Old is new this season. Vintage imitation has been in for Save the Date cards and wedding invitations for quite a while and now the trend seems to be extending to the the wedding albums. You certainly don't want the whole wedding book to look vintage unless your wedding was staged in a vintage style - Roaring 20s, 30s Hollywood, 70s Disco... Usually, you would want to have some vintage elements incorporated in the design. This can be sepia-toned photos, artfully grainy or faded photos for the background images of the layouts. ...more

Point-and-Click Tips: Cropping Photos to Improve the Visual Effect

Cropping is a useful tool for photo improvement. Though it sounds like an easy trick, cropping is more art than science and you need an eye for it. Still there are some general guidelines that can help you improve the visual effect of your photos.Focus in!...more

How We Survived Hurricane Irene – In Pictures

Those of us deserted in the New York City by friends and family who rushed to the suburbs for safety, spent most of our hurricane weekend on the phone reporting that everything was fine. Now, as the deserters were struggling to get back to the city, we decided not to disappoint them and tell them how it really was.Getting ready for the big wave...more

Does Your Profile Picture Work for You?

Whether you are a lawyer, a sales person, an executive, an entrepreneur or a creative type, you need a business portrait also called a headshot, mugshot, or executive portrait to use as a profile picture online, on business cards and brochures, in company annual reports, for the press, etc.Why good profile pictures matter...more

Photo Tips for Non-Professionals: How To Avoid Blurry Pictures

Modern digital cameras equipped with automatic settings make it easy to take beautiful pictures of your family. Still there are some tips to remember to avoid pretty common photo defects that can not be fixed with photo retouching. We'll cover them one by one and give you very simple practical tips to avoid these mishaps. Our first topic is picture blurriness. ...more
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Photography Fashion: Photoshoot in Style!

Accessorize your camera! Go photoshooting in style by adding some couture to your camera, whether it's SLR or Point and Shoot type. Original and colorful camera straps will add to your look or can serve as excellent gifts for Photography fans. ...more