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Photographers, Don't Think You Need to Register Your Copyrights? Think Again

Heather Hummel | Posted 12.17.2014 | Arts
Heather Hummel

So many people get caught up in the fact that "you don't have to register the copyrights to your work because it's copyrighted the moment you create it." However, if you want real protection and legal hold when it comes to your work being stolen (copyright infringement), it's worth the few minutes and few dollars to register it.

A Photographer's Quest to Document America's Vanishing Roadside Rest Stops

Ryann Ford | Posted 12.09.2014 | Arts
Ryann Ford

For the past five years, I've driven all over the country documenting America's rest stops. With drive-thrus and gas stations at nearly every exit, rest areas are losing the fight and are vanishing in nearly every state. Shortly after moving to Texas from California seven years ago, I was struck by a recurring sight - the humble rest stop. The more of these roadside parks I saw, the more inspired I became - there were tables shaded by faux oil rigs, teepees and wagon wheels, and geometric shapes echoing classic mid-century design.

How To Take Great Photos, According To A National Geographic Channel Photographer

Posted 12.01.2014 | Technology

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a National Geographic Channel photographer? What it’s like to go to far-flung locales and bring stories t...

15 Great Photography Books For Under $15

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 11.21.2014 | Books
Michael Ernest Sweet

If you are anything like me, you're always looking to hoard more books - especially photography books! When books are forty or fifty dollars or more, ...

Michael Sweet's Top 25 Holiday Gifts For Photographers

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 11.13.2014 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Film Canister Toilet Paper Holder #6 On The List Lists are never definitive, never. They are, at best, simply a good collection genuinely reflective...

San Pedro Gallery's Art Gets Habit Forming

Tibby Rothman | Posted 11.14.2014 | Arts
Tibby Rothman

The profile of a young girl who holds a kite, on a secondary hoop above -- in which Groff stiches the kite string connecting them, then leaves excess thread to fall out of the girl's hand and the picture frame/embroidery hoop.

The Importance Of Polaroid - Why I Still Love To Shoot With Instant Film

Emily Soto | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts
Emily Soto

My fashion photography is grounded in art. I love the old, painterly feel that a Polaroid gives and the excitement of seeing how it will turn out, and never really knowing. Polaroid film is old, and often that makes it imperfect and each frame is unique - I love that. I also love the instantaneous nature of seeing something coming to life on print.

'This Place' Exhibition in Prague in DOX

Olena Kagui | Posted 11.05.2014 | Arts
Olena Kagui

The exhibition shows the photographs of twelve artists, each with a unique angle of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Homeless Man Who Couldn't Care For His Dogs Finds Perfect Animal Lover To Give Them Proper TLC

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.10.2014 | Good News

This homeless man understands the meaning of selfless love. And Robyn Arouty, a portrait photographer and animal rescuer based in Houston, wears her a...

How Photography Made Me An Eternal Student

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 12.06.2014 | Travel
Kuntal Joisher

Despite a happy marriage, I have been involved in another relationship for over 25 years. My tryst with photography began way back in 1988. When I was just eight years old, my uncle bought me a Minolta film camera.

Michael Sweet's Disposable Camera

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs Copyright Michael Ernest Sweet For some time now I've been working on a series of photographs taken with disposable cameras. It's ca...

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Harry Benson, Legendary Photographer

Ian Spanier | Posted 11.29.2014 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Call Harry Benson the Zelig of modern photography: He came to the U.S. with the Beatles in 1964 and took what are certainly the most candid shots of ...

Texas Court OKs "Up Skirts": WTF?!

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

This week, the Texas Court of Appeals made a ruling that is both outrageous and grotesque... and for the first time in recorded history, it has nothing to do with either abortion or the death penalty.

Astoria Characters: The Other Mayor

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.22.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

More colorful than his scorching-orange Hawaiian shirt and 84 times as big as life, Carrado wears the title like a crown. But he's not big on protocol. He still answers to Frank.

Turning the Lens on Langdon

Billi Gordon, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2014 | Entertainment
Billi Gordon, Ph.D.

For decades, in Hollywood, having a Harry Langdon headshot has been synonymous with success. It was not just because he was the most expensive photographer in Hollywood; it was because being able to afford him did not guarantee access to him.

Astoria Characters: The Artist in Residence

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.02.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's the starving part of artist that Daniel Francis finds hard to stomach. His hang-dog jeans, cuffed at the ankles to take up the slack, were made for a much weightier man, the one he used to be.

These Furry Friends Made Their Love Official In The Cutest Canine Wedding Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.22.2014 | Good News

These rescue dogs took their puppy love to new heights by tying the knot in a wedding ceremony of their own. Kathryn Yeaton of Fairfield County, ...

Tried Being a Bride

Suzanne Heintz | Posted 10.06.2014 | Weddings
Suzanne Heintz

Who would do such a thing? Spend months planning a picture-perfect wedding, only to leave her groom, cold, on the steps of the altar, after a speech announcing to the congregation why she did it? That person was me.

Our Italian Anniversary Trip: He Went for the Soccer, I Went for Sicily. What We Got Was the Surprise of a Lifetime

Denice Duff | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Denice Duff

While in Sicily something magical happened on one day, without any planning or use of technology... Just me, my husband and two bad photocopies of a picture of my great-grandmother and a street in her village, Sperlinga.

Liz Steketee: Truth, Intertwined and Manipulated

Jason Landry | Posted 09.21.2014 | Arts
Jason Landry

San Francisco based photographer Liz Steketee uses her life as material for her work. And that's smart, because the way I see it, the more personal the project or series that a photographer creates, the better it comes across to the viewing public.

Photographer Captures the Amazing Moment Lightning Strikes an English Field

Roadtrippers | Posted 09.19.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

The quiet of Waveney Valley, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border in East Anglia, was broken by an early-morning summer storm. Fortunately, local photographer Simon Buck was up at that ungodly hour to capture the extraordinary beauty.

Youngho Kang: 99 Variations of a Self-Portrait

Jason Landry | Posted 09.14.2014 | Arts
Jason Landry

I met South Korean photographer Youngho Kang at the LensCulture FotoFest Paris portfolio review event in 2013. Kang is not shy in front of the camera. In each image, he's playing a part in a story that only he could tell.

Michael Crouser: The Real Deal Out on the Mountain Ranch

Jason Landry | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts
Jason Landry

There is something nostalgic that happens when I look at old photographs. There are those images that pull me right in to that history -- to that time.

Q&A With Retired Firefighter Doug Bailey, Lightfinder Photography

Heather Hummel | Posted 09.07.2014 | Arts
Heather Hummel

Last year Doug Bailey, a Southern California firefighter, put down his firefighting gloves and jacket one last time. Now, as a retired firefighter, Doug spends his days capturing breathtaking images.

The Moving Stories Behind These Incredible Images

OWN | Posted 06.05.2014 | OWN

New York Times photographer James Estrin has captured some powerful photos in his many assignments. There was his profoundly sorrowful image of dust s...