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WD-40 and microwaved tampons: secrets of food photography revealed

Its the job of a food stylist to make products look delicious on camera even if the makeover leaves the meal inedible. Six stylists tell us their tricks Behind most professional food photos is a stylist who tricks the viewer. For a tasty-looking enchilada, add mashed potato. Photograph: Photo by Rick Gayle. Food styling by Kim Krejca. Mexican food is… Read more »

Exposed: photography’s fabulous fakes

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Phoney engagements, flying surrealists, faux Instagram celebrities, dubious family portraits a short history of performance photography In 1840, Louis Daguerre. Bayard made clear the extent of his distress by writing underneath the image of his limp and bedraggled body: The corpse which you see here is that of M Bayard, inventor of the process that has just been shown to… Read more »

How A Nocturnal Politician Became The Unlikely Father Of Wildlife Photography

In the late 19th and early 20th century, photographer George Shiras lived something of a double life. During the day, he served as a successful lawyer and politician, eventually becoming a member of the House of Representatives for the state of Pennsylvania. At night, however, he roamed the black wilderness from Allegheny to Lake Superior, photographing the deer, lynx, raccoons… Read more »

National Geographic’s kids photography competition 2015: winner’s gallery

National Geographics photography competition for kids has been won by a shot of a grasshopper eating a sunflower leaf by 13 year old Senne Mensink from the Netherlands Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/feb/03/national-geographic-kids-photography-winners-gallery

From illustrations to iPhones: Fashion photography’s history (abridged)

(CNN)The business of making magazines is changing. Something is rumbling below the bedrock of the glossies we’ve all loved for so long and it has a lot to do with social media platforms like Instagram and Tumblr — where models have more followers than the brands they are promoting, or the magazines they once relied on for exposure. But to… Read more »