Topic: photography

What Your Selfie Says About You

What Your Selfie Says About You
Consider this: Instagram has 100 million active users.And the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service has, at last count, 109 million photos tagged, simply, “#me.” By the numbers, if you’re on Instagram and you haven’t taken a picture of yourself, you’re doing it wrong.

Yet the digital self-portrait—the selfie—is somehow seen as a scourge, a threat to our well-being, a trend that must end. We talked to psychologist Pamela Rutledge, director of the Media Psychology Research Center, who dismissed these critiques as weak pop science. More »

Vanessa Hudgens: ‘It Was The Worst Moment Of My Career’

Vanessa Hudgens: 'It Was The Worst Moment Of My Career'

In the brave new world of smartphone culture, it can seem like there’s a celebrity nude-photo scandal every other day. Scarlett Johansson, Blake Lively, Prince Harry … the list goes on. We’ve ogled their naughty bits and moved on. It’s easy to forget that for the celebrities themselves, these can be pretty miserable experiences. (Unless you’re a cynic who thinks they orchestrated the scandal themselves, of course.) Vanessa Hudgens, the formerly squeaky-clean Disney actress, opens up to Paper magazine this month about her own photo scandal. More »

PHOTOS: A Look At The Destruction Of Hurricane Sandy In New York City

PHOTOS: A Look At The Destruction Of Hurricane Sandy In New York City

Ever since Hurricane Sandy hit the streets of New York, we’ve been bundled up in our cubby-hole Manhattan apartments looking at photoshopped pictures of our beloved city being ravaged (with a drink in hand, no less, to nip the cold). But, despite the danger, a few folks braved the whirling wind and rain to capture these very real photos of the infamous Hurricane Sandy’s damage. Then, they posted them on Twitter. More »

Corporate Detox Week: I Followed My Dreams And Now I’m Back At My Day Job

Corporate Detox Week: I Followed My Dreams And Now I’m Back At My Day Job

When Rebecca D’Angelo was 20 years old, she wanted to shoot the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Since then, she has assisted an accomplished and respected photographer in New York and shot celebrities like Robert De Niro and Winona Ryder. Her images taken eight months after Hurricane Katrina appear in the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times, Ebony and Imbibe. She’s obviously a talented and successful professional. But will she make it to that pinnacle of career ambition, shooting the cover of a magazine that every photographer dreams of working for? Possibly not. And I think that Rebecca is OK with that.
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5 Tips For Choosing A Profile Picture That Says You’re A Professional, Not A Partier

5 Tips For Choosing A Profile Picture That Says You're A Professional, Not A Partier

Earlier this week, LinkedIn connection director Nicole Williams gave Grindstone readers advice on how women can take advantage of the site’s networking potential. Her top tip was to add a photo to your profile. She told us that LinkedIn’s own research finds that a profile is seven times more likely to be viewed if it includes a photo. Now she gives the Wall Street Journal specifics on picking just the right profile photo for that profile. More »

‘The Atlantic’ Gives A Stunning Look At Women In World War II

'The Atlantic' Gives A Stunning Look At Women In World War II

The Atlantic has posted an amazing gallery of photos of women directly involved in World War II. These are not photos of prim housewives tending children and Victory Gardens (though those would be cool, too.) This is women in action: the most successful female sniper ever, a beautiful factory worker inspecting a huge partially inflated balloon, Romanian ditch-diggers, a trio of Soviet guerrillas in action, and a 77-year-old air raid spotter in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, rifle in hand. More »