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How I Became a Celebrity Wedding Photographer

I was 13 years old when I was first bitten by the photography bug, merely as a matter of happenstance. Though I wasn’t completely isolated from photography, as my father was already shooting weddings at the time, he happened to need an assistant one particular day so I tagged along.

These Celebrity Portraits Are Actually of Wax Figures

Photographer Peter Andrew Lusztyk recently shot a series of portraits of some of the biggest celebrities on Earth. But look a little closer and you'll notice that there's something "off" about each one, and that's due to the fact that each headshot actually shows a realistic wax figure.

Moving Portraits of Hollywood Celebrities at the Sundance Film Festival

Photographer Victoria Will received both attention and praise last year for her gorgeous tintype photos of Hollywood celebrities at the Sundance Film Festival.

This year, Will returned to the festival on assignment for Esquire magazine, but instead of tintypes, Will was tasked with creating animated GIF portraits with a dash of movement -- commonly referred to as cinemagraphs.

Randy Johnson Photographed the Seahawks Game After Raising the 12 Flag

Baseball pitching legend Randy Johnson made an appearance at the NFL game between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers this past weekend. After receiving the honor of raising the team's 12 flag as the special celebrity guest, Johnson didn't step into luxury box seats to watch the rest of the game in comfort. Instead, he picked up his DSLR kits, put on a vest, and stepped onto the sidelines to shoot the game as one of the photographers.

How NOT to Take a Picture with Mike Tyson

In our age of selfies and instant photo sharing, some people appear to be losing touch with acceptable behavior in their pursuit of viral Internet fame. At the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao this past weekend, one attendee was caught on camera getting a little too close to Mike Tyson while trying to pose for a picture with him.

Tyson was not pleased.

Fake Paparazzi Photos of a Fake Celebrity… and Real Star-Struck Tourists

This past Valentines day, photographer Kendrick Brinson was tasked with what she calls "the strangest assignment" of her career thus far. She was asked by OZY magazine with shooting as a fake paparazzi photographer, chasing after editor Sanjena Sathian as she walked the sidewalks of Hollywood Boulevard through crowds of tourists. Sathian later published an account of the experience in a story titled "Almost Famous."

Guitarist Andy Summers Photographed the Rise and Fall of The Police

English rock band The Police sold over 75 million records over the course of their decade-long career, making them one of the best selling music artists of all time. In addition to being the band's lead guitarist, Andy Summers was also a passionate photographer who captured behind-the-scenes photos of the band at the peak of their popularity.

Those photographs will be featured in a new documentary later this year, titled Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving the Police.

Leonard Nimoy’s Passion for Photography

Actor Leonard Nimoy passed away today at the age of 83. While famous for his role as Spock in the original Star Trek, what a lot of people may not know is that Nimoy was also a passionate photographer.

Nimoy picked up an interest in photography as a child, studied photography at UCLA, and even considered changing careers from acting to full-time photographer.

Actor Keegan Allen is a Photography Buff Who Just Published a Photo Book

Keegan Allen is an American actor who's best known for playing the character Toby Cavanaugh on the ABC Family TV show Pretty Little Liars. He's also a passionate photographer. Above is a 3-minute interview USA Today recently did with Allen about his interest and background. Allen "never goes anywhere without a Leica by his side," the paper says.

BTS: Shooting Portraits of Celebrities at Sundance in a Tiny Tent Studio

Here's a short 2-minute behind-the-scenes video showing how Getty's Chief Entertainment Photographer Larry Busacca shot celebrity portraits at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Busacca had to shoot all the portraits in the same tiny, green-walled tent studio, so he had to get creative with posing to shoot unique portraits of the actors.

This Anti-Paparazzi Clothing Uses Reflective Threads to Ruin Flash Photos

While working as a DJ for Paul McCartney's world tours, Chris Holmes would often be disappointed when his reflective outfits would ruin flash photographs by blowing it out with light. Then one day he had an epiphany: why not turn things around and use the photo-ruining clothing "for a greater purpose"?

He then came up with the idea of creating a line of hyper-reflective clothing for men. The garments are designed for people who want to keep their privacy and don't want to appear in photos, namely, celebrities.

Randy Johnson’s Strange Photography Logo is the Bird He Hit with a Pitch

We recently shared how baseball legend (and hall of famer as of this week) Randy Johnson has been working as a professional photographer, rekindling the passion that he developed while majoring in photojournalism in college. His website contains an impressive collection of travel and concert photographs.

It's not just his photography that people are talking about, though -- his strange logo (shown above) is bringing him quite a bit of attention.

Emma Stone & Andrew Garfield Creatively Turn the Paparazzi Into a Force for Good

In the photography hierarchy, the paparazzi are considered by many to be the lowest of the low. Even when they get attacked by less-than-loved celebrities, the reaction from many of our readers is rarely sympathetic. But thanks to some creativity and quick thinking, actor couple Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield have managed to turn the pap into a force for charity.

Tyler Shields Allegedly Refused Kardashian Cover Shoot for Vogue

Have intellectual property theft, cratering wages and general unfairness left you feeling a little down on the photography business?

Then here's a little restorative tonic: A well-known, in-demand shooter refuses a celebrity cover shoot for Vogue just because he doesn't like the particular celebrity. Who happens to be Kim Kardashian, fiancée of photographer-basher Kanye West and a major cultural annoyance in her own right. Come back to Mama and Daddy, faith in humanity!

A Rare Connection: My Photo Shoot with John Schneider

I recently got asked to shoot photos for a show called “The Haves and HaveNots” for the Oprah Winfrey Network. I’ve shot many shows in my career and I always enjoy these shoots because there are so many challenges involved.

Miley Cyrus’ Post-Hannah Montana Plans Once Included Photography School

Mystery semi-solved. Singer and recently-infamous celebrity Miley Cyrus' baffling sale of a used Nikon N80 SLR on eBay last week might have been part of her plan to consolidate into a digital, Canon-based workflow.

At least we can surmise as much from a recent Rolling Stone interview in which the former teen queen revealed that she considered going to photography school as part of a career reboot after her smash run on Disney's "Hannah Montana" show ended in 2011.

Miley Cyrus’ Nikon N80 SLR is Currently Bidding at Over $90K on eBay

We hate to contribute in any small way to the Miley Cyrus hoopla/shenanigans/ruckus (pick your poison) but when an old 35mm SLR that would normally go for about $60 starts bidding at almost $100,000 we can't help but take notice.

The camera in question is an old 35mm Nikon N80 SLR, and as you might have already guessed, the reason it's going for so ridiculously much is that ... well ... Miley is selling it.

New Anti-Paparazzi Technique: Attempted Murder

Boy, is Kanye West going to feel like a wuss when he hears about this. Turns out that if you're really serious about putting paparazzi in their place, nothing short of homicide will do anymore.

At least that seems to be the way it works in Costa Rica, where three former bodyguards for supermodel Gisele Bundchen are on trial for attempted murder after they opened fire on a couple of uncooperative photographers.

Art Streiber on Photographing the Cast of Duck Dynasty

The concept for season three of Duck Dynasty was to take the Robertsons even MORE over the top than they already are and bring their outdoor ‘world of camo’ INDOORS! I worked very closely with Marissa Grasso, Meghan Kirsch, and Sarah Freed at A&E, set designer Nick Tortorici, and wardrobe stylist Ivy Jarrin to create the look of the campaign.