Taking selfies in the buff is usually a bad idea. Whether it's intended for a sexual partner, an art portfolio or your own rampant ego, there's a lot that can go wrong -- just ask Jennifer Lawrence. But if you're determined to shoot photos of your own junk, you should at least make it look as presentable as possible. The following tips are guaranteed to make your naked bits shine.
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Smartphone cameras keep getting better and better but if you really want to kick your photography up a few levels, they can only take you so far. If you're a little green when it comes to photography, it can be hard to know where to start looking so you don't want to splurge on your first big camera purchase and slap down a few grand for something you might not even use (or know how to use!).
Whether you’re after a mirrorless camera, DSLRs, action cameras or even a point-and-shoot, we’ve got you covered with our round up of some of the best cameras you can buy for under $1000.
Have you ever struggled with the appearance light sources when taking photographs? Sometimes, you want a hazy effect, other times you'd like halos. Or perhaps, you want those lights — be it the sun or a street lamp — to be in sharp focus. For this last situation, by understanding how light interacts with the camera, you can achieve an in-focus look every time.
If you want to tweak your Twitter avatar or Facebook pic, but avoid all the well-trod Instagram filters, try tossing your photo into Duotone Effect Generator. With this simple photo editor you can convert your photo into two colours of your choice, or presets like Spotify, Fire Engine, or Gryffindor.
Tired of the same old wedding photos? Want your special day to be a little more unique? Well, other than setting fire to a giraffe and riding it post-nuptials, which would almost certainly draw the attention of the media and local law enforcement, you could always ask your wedding photographer to give a few of these positions a go.
When you're taking a photo of a single entity, be it a person or object, composing the image is easier. But when you enter the realm of landscape photography, it can be harder to nail down what to focus on (and how to focus on it). If you've struggled in the past to get great shots of mountains, trees or the sky, this video from Toma Bonciu should help.
Flickr is one of the classic stories of a business that didn't recognise its market until it was too late. It was arguably the most popular place for people to post photos and share them online but completely missed the social media bandwagon and found itself usurped by Instagram and Facebook as the preferred way for people to share images. Now Flickr, which was acquired by Yahoo! in 2005, is being sold to SmugMug - a site popular with professional photographers and "visual storytellers".
A few years ago I was scrolling through the home page of a large magazine and saw a photo I had taken featured in the middle of its homepage. The pic was a distinctive one of a surprised Mark Zuckerberg that I had taken at a press conference. Where I was sitting when I took the picture and my luck in catching him at the precise moment he made the face in question made for a one-of-a-kind shot. I knew it was mine, and I knew I hadn't given the magazine permission to use it.
When it comes to presenting yourself online – such as your profile pic for Facebook or even Tinder – which type of photo do you chose? The selfie you’ve taken after careful consideration of lighting, hair and maybe makeup? (No doubt, you look great!) Or the group photo with friends, possibly less styled, but that captures a moment among peers?
It might come as a surprise that it’s the group photo will make you look more attractive – it’s a phenomenon known as the “cheerleader effect”.
Algorithmic feeds, how I loathe thee. I hate Twitter's, minor as it is. I hate Facebook's, because I just want a simple chronological News Feed. And I hate Instagram's, because its Explore tab can fill up with all sorts of weird shit that the service thinks I should like. There's not that much you can to do get a handle on the ever-unruly Explore, but you have a few options.
Every November, NaNoWriMo challenges writers and would-be writers to knock out a novel over the course of the month. It's a challenge I've tried at least half a dozen times and completed once. Despite my limited success rate, I always try again the next year, because frankly, it's a pretty fun exercise, even if I don't always manage to finish.
Last year Instagram introduced Collections, a way to organise your pictures within the app into different curated groups. It's a feature that's been around for roughly a year now, but it's one that most people don't realise is even there.
When he was 15 years old, Ryan Pierse stole his Dad’s camera. That simple act of thievery started a life-long passion for photography which, eventually, led him to shooting five Olympic Games.
For the next two weeks, he will battle extreme cold, dying batteries and exhaustion to try and capture the perfect moment at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, all while carrying a mountain of gear on his back.