Personalizing Lightroom’s Amazing New “Auto Tone” Feature

Nikon D4 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 130mm — 1/640 sec, f /2.8, ISO 140 — image data Unrelated Cherry-Blossom Snow this photo, from this recent photoshoot, has nothing to do with this post Lightroom 7.2 introduced an entirely new version of its “ Auto Tone ” feature, a one -click adjustment of photo brightness and contrast to hopefully-pleasing results. The prior version of Auto Tone used what might be called a “ stupid, brute force ” method that merely adjusted tone range...
Tags: Photography, Adobe, ISO, Lightroom, Cherry Blossoms, Pretty Photos, Nikon D4 Nikkor, Auto tone

This New Adapter Claims You Can Mount Any Lens to Your Smartphone

One thing that has held smartphone photography back in the eyes of some traditionalists is the device’s inability to use most lenses. And as anyone who has practiced the art for a longtime knows, lenses can be a costly investment indeed. There are also those of us who are completely obsessed with lenses more than the cameras themselves. How do you accommodate these photographers? Many companies have attempted to make lenses for the smartphone and a lot of them produce amazing results. There are ...
Tags: Photography, Sony, Steven Soderbergh, Canon, Shenzhen, Pexels, Michael Zhang, News & Opinion, Petapixel Petapixel, Cinematic International Company Limited, iPhone Cinematics International Company Limited

Everything You Need To Know About Getting A Neck Tattoo

We first started noticing them on Instagram, then Kanye West announced his plans to get one on Twitter, and now we're sure they're about to become a full-fledged trend: Even if the mere thought of bringing a buzzing needle that close to your ear makes your head spin, neck tattoos are officially happening. But before you book your appointment, there are a few things you should know.So, what's the pain really like? Well, there are a few variables. First, the kind of art matters: Thinner lines mig...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Kanye West, Levy, Montreal, Romeo, Kehlani, Priyanka Chopra, Halsey, Bruno Levy, Brooklyn s Bandit Studio

Photojournalists Ditch DSLRS, Breaking the Rules of Traditional Photojournalism

I'm always interested in what is going on with photojournalism because sometimes, they craft what is coming in the world of cameras. Just think back to the whole reason why Canon put video in the Canon EOS 5D Mark II – photojournalists wanted to be able to shoot not only photos of an event but also video. That of course is something the bosses liked too because they could reduce staff right? Lower cost to achieve the same result (or close to it depending on how much training the photographer had...
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On the Street…Happy Friday, Paris

These little bucket hats are looking good to me right now!   Actually all of this is looking good!   Perfectly crafted New Prep  @alvaro_dejuan
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I Tried the CBD Lotion Celebs Use For Heel Pain–And It Works

I've been traumatized by high heels. Every time I slip on a pair of stilettos I wait with dread for the stabbing ache in the balls of my feet to reappear. And after one too many morning spent covering my blistered feet in bandaids, I find myself on autopilot, slipping on sneakers before I head to work. I've found workarounds, sticking to low, chunky heels, or carrying around uncomfortable ones to change into before a meeting. But recently, I caught wind of a trick to make heels more comforta...
Tags: Fashion, Instagram, Trends, Jones, Welch, Stuart Weitzman, Sweetgreen, Karla Welch, Aemilia Madden

Amazing birdseye photos taken by pigeons a century ago

In 1907, pharmacist and photography buff Dr. Julius Neubronner invented the "pigeon camera." Neubronner attached his cameras, with a built-in shutter timer, to his own homing pigeons and let them fly. For most people, the birds' photos provided a previously unseen view on the world. The images are collected in a new book, The Pigeon Photographer. From the New Yorker: (Neubronner) showed his camera at international expositions, where he also sold postcards taken by the birds. Additionally, he ...
Tags: Post, Photography, News, Cameras, Aerial Photography, Pigeons, Neubronner, Julius Neubronner

2 men and 2 women encounter the 1964-1966 display at the LBJ Library.

I took these 2 photos on April 13th, when we were in Austin, Texas.This is not a café post/open thread. I want to discuss the aspects of the 1960s on display here, the aura of creepy entombment, etc. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Museum, 1960s, Austin Texas, LBJ, LBJ Library, Ann Althouse

Open Mike: Poetry and Heart (and a Bit of Gray Fog)

["Open Mike" is the Editorial Page of TOP, wherein we occasionally vent spleen.] - This is a bit dyspeptic, so approach with caution. Sometimes, I get the curious feeling that I miss photography. A few jokers in the crowd will quip that that's because I never write about it any more, but I'm being serious. It's not something that I can quite put my finger on. And, of course, photography is a chameleon and its world is a kaleidoscope—there's no "photography," as Roland Barthes pointed out when ...
Tags: Photography, Open Mike, Michael Johnston, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Roland Barthes, Amazon US, Robert Frank, Paul Richardson, Amazon Canada, Carl Weese, Ralph Gibson, Leitz, Amazon UKAmazon Germany

15 Outfits That Will Inspire You to Bench Your Jeans

Confession: I am a denim junkie. As an L.A.-girl born and raised, denim is like oxygen for me—I'm a jeans-and-a-tee girl through and through. So the thought of getting dressed everyday without slipping on my favorite pair makes me feel a bit uneasy, to say the least. However, after browsing through Instagram recently I found myself saving outfit after outfit of non-denim looks. There's something oddly refreshing about spring ensembles that don't involve my usual jeans.Don't get my wrong, I'm not...
Tags: Fashion, Instagram, Don, Outfit Ideas, Caitlin Burnett

Ten ways to get great Prom photos

Ten ways to light up Instagram with great prom photos, on Talking Tech with Jefferson Graham           
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At the Bobblehead Café...

... you can say what you want.And use the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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A small family-run firm bought Flickr from Verizon and says it can bring back its glory days (VZ)

Flickr, which was owned by Verizon, has been acquired by photo sharing and image hosting site SmugMug. SmugMug does not have any plans to lay off any employees nor fold Flickr into SmugMug.  The price of the deal has not been disclosed. Flickr, the once red-hot photo-sharing site, has withered under the corporate ownership of Yahoo and Verizon.  Now Flickr is part of SmugMug, a small family-owned online photography firm that just bought it from Verizon. Despite its small size, SmugMug is con...
Tags: Verizon, Instagram, Yahoo, Steve Jobs, Kodak, Trends, Aol, Flickr, MacAskill, Yahoo Flickr, Smugmug, SmugMug SmugMug, Verizon Now Flickr, Ben MacAskill

New Music To Know This Week: Lykke Li Makes A Comeback, Becky G Owns The World

Lykke Li "deep end"I think I learned more about Lykke Li's life from one mention in Rolling Stone's profile of Harry Styles last year than I have ever known about her, outside of what she records for her albums. She is a hardcore Artist with a capital A. And it would be irrelevant that she's partnered with super producer Jeff Bhasker (Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Jay Z, Kanye West, seriously the list goes on, and we could do this all day) or that the...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Instagram, World, Mtv, Ariana Grande, Lykke Li, Kelsey Lu, Li, Rostam, Fiona Apple, Becky G, Priscilla Renea Gentle, Renea, Kelsey Lu Shades

PHOTO: Boiling Eggs at San Kamphaeng Hot Springs, Thailand

San Kamphaeng Hot Springs in the hills outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand, is a great day trip for visitors. Twin geysers erupt perpetually, throwing the stinky sulfur water into the air. The scalding water is piped into a concrete pool where visitors can boil fresh eggs that are available for purchase in the park. Wicker baskets with long handles allow the eggs to be immersed into the 105 degree Celsius water (221 degrees Fahrenheit!) without risk of scalding. There’s even a sign that advises...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Thailand, Cultural Travel, Chiang Mai, Hot Springs, Chiang Mai Thailand, San Khampaeng, San Kamphaeng Hot Springs Thailand, San Kamphaeng Hot Springs

Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Friday April 20

Brand news headlines for Friday April 20: Gucci and Guess settle nine-year GG trademark dispute. Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft race to $1 trillion. F1 motor racing pivots to entertainment brand. Nintendo soars on Labo cardboard gaming accessories launch. MedMen luxury cannabis retailer expands to New York for 4/20. PopSugar accused of scamming Instagram influencers. Starbucks brand perception dips on bias incident fallout. Swaziland rebrands nation to eSwatini (“land of the Swazis”). Tw...
Tags: New York, Instagram, Microsoft, Advertising, Nintendo, Swaziland, Starbucks, Gucci, Wells Fargo, Twitter Facebook, Labo, Apple Amazon Alphabet


You surf, sometimes you hit flotsam and jetsam. This still survives on Pinterest (I generally loathe Pinterest, by the way)— Look at that handsome youngster! The text is "Meet Butters a Petfinder adoptable Labrador Retriever dog | Waukesha, WI" (top left). The original Petfinder page has gone 404. (He's actually a pit mix, though I would bet he's half Lab at least.) Butters was a difficult adoption—he suffered from anxiety, especially separation anxiety; coprophagia; leash reactivity; and DHD (...
Tags: Photography, New York, Pinterest, Netflix, Paris, Argentina, Wisconsin, Ctein, Around The Web, Eharmony, Visual Culture, Michael Johnston, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Charlie, Cedar Rapids

Lili Reinhart Just Got Real About Her Struggle With Acne

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S., affecting over 50 million men and women — which means acne can't only happen to everyday peeps. Our friends in Hollywood are also amongst the breakout bunch, despite what Photoshop and makeup might lead you to believe.How do we know? Well, a number of brave souls have opened up about their skin struggles. You might know the (oft-overused) phrase: celebrities, they're just like us. But they trul...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Instagram, Lorde, Katy Perry, Miami, Kendall Jenner, Bella Thorne, Kate Bosworth, Mindy Kaling, Daisy Ridley, Clay, Bieber, Martinez, Lili

Skyhour: The Best Way to Give Flights (Plus, GIVEAWAY!)

The following branded content post is brought to you by Skyhour. Once I learned about this new business and app, I thought it was a brilliant idea. And a giveaway for you, my lovely readers, to enjoy? Even better. Imagine you have a friend who loves to travel, and they have a special occasion coming up: a milestone birthday, a wedding, a college graduation. You want to give the gift of travel — but how? There’s luggage, but that still doesn’t reduce the cost of a trip. There’s booking a hotel s...
Tags: Florida, New York, Featured, Instagram, Blog, United States, Mexico City, Kate, New England, Carrie, Manolo Blahniks, Skyhour, Skyhours, District of Columbia Limited

Coachella 2018: These satellite images show the Empire Polo Club with and without the festival

If you’ve ever wondered what kind of effect Coachella’s two weekends (plus Stagecoach) has on the Empire Polo Club, wonder no more. Redlands-based mapping company Esri published a fun slider map that shows the festival grounds during the festival and after. Feast your eyes: See the whole interactive here. The images were taken during the 2016 festival, but made a resurgence Friday of Coachella 2018’s second weekend thanks to Instagram profile @dailyoverview which posted the graphic in their Ins...
Tags: Instagram, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Coachella, Stagecoach, Esri, Redlands, Empire Polo Club, Coachella Festival, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun

SmugMug acquires photo and video-hosting service Flickr

Photo hosting service SmugMug has announced that it has acquired Flickr for an undisclosed price. The company says that both the communities existed long before the brands were established. Since both, the companies share similar interests; connecting Photographers with others to share their passion, work, and inspiration this acquisition actually makes sense. Back in 2005 Yahoo bought Flickr for $35 million, but never really seemed to get some work with it. The company even tried various red...
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It’s right for Coachella to change with the times, though not everyone is happy to see pop and hip-hop overtake rock ‘n’ roll in the desert

Beyonce performs during Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club, in Indio, Calif. on Saturday, April 14, 2018. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Chris Martin of Coldplay performs at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in 2005. (File photo by Kelly A. Swift, contributing photographer) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Eminem performs with special guest 50 Cent at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Emp...
Tags: Japan, Beyonce, Instagram, Jay Z, Sport, Neil Young, Radiohead, Things To Do, Soccer, Chris Martin, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Aeg, Coachella

A sequence of museum rooms.

Photos from the Blanton Art Museum on the University of Texas Austin campus. The picture at the right in the first photo is Andy Warhol's portrait of Farrah Fawcett. In the second and third photo, the "Blue Woman in Black Chair" is by George Segal. The brownish squares on the right of the bottom photo is "Synecdoche" by Byron Kim. The painting all the way in the back in the first photo is "Painter and Loid Struggle for Soul Control" by Trenton Doyle Hancock.IN THE COMMENTS: FWBuff said, "I...
Tags: Art, Photography, Texas, Law, Museums, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Bob, Andy, Union Square, University of Texas, Fawcett, Farrah, Rupert, Neal, Ryan O Neal

At the Pedernales Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want.And think of buying a little something for yourself through the Althouse Portal to Amazon.The photo was taken on April 14th at Pedernales State Park in Texas, where people seem to love walking on those rocks, which could suddenly turn into a killer waterfall, we were warned. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Texas, Law, Landscapes, Ann Althouse, Althouse Portal to Amazon, Pedernales Café, Pedernales State Park

Exactly How You Should Spend Your Tax Refund This Weekend

Tax season is officially over, which means it's time to irresponsibly spend your refund on everything you've wanted to buy all year. Just in case you haven't brainstormed a concrete plan, Sephora is here with its Beauty Insider Spring Bonus sale to help you spend all that extra cash.Starting today, Sephora is offering loyalty members special discounts on everything (minus The Ordinary). That means 15% off the purchase for Rouge, VIB, and Insider members alike. So, if you've had a running wish l...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Instagram, Rihanna, Sephora, Laurent, VIB, Becca, Michael Myers, Ouai, Rouge VIB, Fenty Beauty, Sephora Move

this was a good week

This was a good week -- here's why:•  I got a lot of work done this week, and I took a walk in the woods with Marcus on a beautiful spring day. All good.•  A robot solves a Rubik's Cube in 0.38 seconds.  I don't even know how to begin to comprehend this.•  Melting potatoes?  Yes, please.•  Vintage camper birdhouses.  I mean, I kind of might need this for the patio of our new place, don't you think?•  I might have to get one ...
Tags: Google, Photography, Ireland, This Was A Good Week, Marcus

Celebrating HealthCorps: A Q&A With Founder Dr. Mehmet Oz

Founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, the not-for-profit HealthCorps organization is teaming up with young people and companies all over America to build a platform that helps teens improve their physical and mental health to live more productive and healthier lives. On Monday, April 23rd HealthCorps will be hosting its 12th Annual HealthCorps Gala in New York. Its founder and well-known health advocate spoke with Interbrand Managing Director Daniel Binns about the its growth and evolution, and what’s next...
Tags: New York, Texas, Instagram, Washington, Advertising, America, Elvis, Daniel, Mehmet Oz, Harvey, Interbrand, Duran, Daniel Lubetzky, Elvis Duran, HealthCorps, Parkland Florida

Digital Marketing News: Gen Z’s Snapchat Love, LinkedIn’s GIFs, & Google Gets More Time

Snapchat Remains Teens’ Favorite Social Platform, Instagram Their Top Marketing Channel Snapchat has remained the top social platform among teens, who also see Instagram as the best way for brands to communication with them, according to Piper Jaffray’s latest semi-annual “Talking Stock with Teens” survey. MarketingCharts LinkedIn Teamed Up With Tenor to Add GIFs to Its Messaging A feature allowing the use of animated GIF images has begun rolling out to LinkedIn users, the latest in a series...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Seo, Linkedin, European Union, Online Marketing News, Mrc, Piper Jaffray, Mediapost, Lee Odden, AdWeek Google, Facebook Stories Facebook, Facebook Camera, Digital Marketing News, Jeremy Nguyen

Canon 5DSR vs Huawei P20Pro Smartphone. I’m somewhat stunned…

This is the new Huawei P20 Pro smartphone, which boasts what the manufacturers claim is the best ever smartphone camera. Actually, a combination of three sensors with individual lenses, a 40 megapixel (yes!) 1/1.7 inch colour sensor (significantly larger than the 1/2.9 sensor in the iPhone X), a 20 megapixel monochrome sensor (both these sensors […] The post Canon 5DSR vs Huawei P20Pro Smartphone. I’m somewhat stunned… appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Gear, Huawei, Comparison, Dslr Vs Phone, Jolyon Ralph, Huawei P20 Pro, Canon 5dsr

Celebrate Avicii's Life & Career By Listening To His Greatest Hits

We hope he's dropping beats in a better place. As we reported, Avicii was found dead Friday afternoon in Muscat, Oman. The cause of the 28-year-old's untimely death has yet to be revealed, but needless to say it has rocked the world of EDM. Video: Prince Estate Releases Nothing Compares 2 U Vid! Countless musicians and fans flocked to social media to pay tribute to the Swedish DJ (real name Tim Bergling), whose songs influenced a new wave of house music as he rose to popularity. Celebrate the mu...
Tags: Celebs, Instagram, Dj, Rita Ora, Coldplay, Avicii, Flo Rida, Muscat Oman, Tim Bergling

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