A popular selfie tip is to raise your camera above your head and look up at it, so it hides your chin and makes you look slimmer. It doesn’t look natural though. Model Tess Holliday shows how to achieve the same effect while looking natural.
We are all bombarded with droves of kitschy, over-the-top representations of Halloween every year. That's why it's so refreshing to look at the stunning work of the photographer who calls himself Joey L. His black and white portraits taken in Brooklyn in 2010 embrace the softer side of our bizarre dress-up rituals.
Many people, even those who are usually confident and outgoing, can shrink into themselves in front of a camera. In this video, headshot photographer Peter Hurley teams up with psychologist Anna Rowley to explain how you can overcome that problem.
It's the greatest holiday of the year. You get to freak people out, and you get unlimited candy for it. So for this week's Shooting Challenge, photograph a fantastic Halloween costume.
Taking pictures of strangers is hard no matter where you are photographing. On the streets of Harlem, Khalik Allah takes the utmost care to approach his subjects with confidence and purpose in order to capture his wonderfully evocative portraits of the New York neighborhood. This video from Time's Lightbox…
Photographer Patrick Hall took a series of portraits of people getting hit with a 300,000-volt taser. What's even better: He also made a super-slow-motion video of the process for our enjoyment.
Speed painting can be purposefully misleading but it's always fun to have your brain pump in that delayed "Ohhhh" reaction once you realize what's going on. You feel like a complete idiot with your mouth open until you see it. And even then, you're not completely sure it's not sorcery.
A lot of people turn their noses up at trailer parks. That's unfair, and David Waldorf's photo essay about the Brookside Trailer Park in Sonoma, California show us that there's beauty everywhere, trailer parks included.
When you put sandwiches in a desktop scanner, the result is delicious. When you put humans, the result... lies somewhere in the uncanny valley.
Taking photos of other people's art is generally not good photographic practice. But what about when art melds with the human form? For this week's Shooting Challenge, you're going to photograph a tattoo.
A well-shot portrait is an amazing thing: it can reveal hidden depths of personality and convey layers upon layers of emotional complexity. This video tries to get to the bottom of what makes the perfect portrait photograph.
Over the years a talented artist by the name of Hong Yi has created portraits using obscure mediums like stacked books, coffee cup stains, basketballs and paint, and even melted candles. And now she's back with one of her most tedious creations to date: a portrait of Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi made…
Here's something we should all totally get behind: strangers drawing strangers Facebook profile pictures. Called Selfless Portraits, it's an incredible art project that allows random people to draw other random people's profile pic and collects them all in a gallery of side-by-side portraits. Some of them are…
It was a weird request, to take photos of loved ones whilst bathed in blacklight. But you know what? The results—from painted pregnancies to bubble self portraits—were cooler than I could have ever anticipated.
At first glance, these portraits (part of a series called "Constellation") by New York-based artist Kumi Yamashita might appear to be black and white photographs, or pen-and-ink drawings, but they are in fact made of materials far less germane to the fine art of portraiture.
I went through oral surgery more than a month ago and I still have nightmares featuring the cracks deep inside my skull as my dentist struggled to break a huge molar. Again. And again. And again. That's why these kids' before and after portraits make me cringe—but also laugh.
Street photography is an incredible art. You catch someone when they're natural unrehearsed. But street portraits—meeting new people and photographing them in that environment—can be powerful in a whole different way. For this week's Shooting Challenge...
This is a really great portrait photography trick that requires no special equipment: use a black marble to see how the light hits on the eyes of the person you want to photograph: