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Confessions of a Failed Eclipse Photographer

I’ve dreamed of seeing a total eclipse of the sun all my life. When I read there would be one on August 21st that passed dead-center over the town of Newberry, South Carolina, I was overjoyed. This was my chance. My wife and I had lived in Newberry in 2013. I had friends there. I had a place to stay. I wouldn’t need to pay $1,000 for a hotel.

How NOT to Photograph the Moon

There are plenty of tutorials and examples on the Web for capturing amazing photographs of the moon. Photojournalist Van Applegate recently experienced a humorous personal fail that shows how not to do it.

Vogue Photoshopped Away Limbs on Models for Paralympic Photos

Vogue Brazil is being criticized for a recent photo shoot promoting the Paralympics. Instead of shooting portraits of actual athletes competing in the games, the magazine decided to made portraits of able-bodied models and give them faked limb amputations using Photoshop.

‘Arrival’ Movie Poster Mocked for Embarrassing Photoshop Fail

Oops. The upcoming Hollywood blockbuster "Arrival" starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner is getting some unwanted attention this week. Nobody is talking about the plot or the CGI or the actors--instead, they're talking about the big fat Photoshop fail they made in one of their movie posters.

Generic Instagram Shots… Done Badly

For his bachelor thesis project, titled "notwinstagram," German artist Daniel Reuber decided to flip Instagram fads on their head. Instead of creating picture-perfect Instagram shots that show (or fake) a wonderful life, Reuber decided to show what those same shots would look like for someone with a very sad life.

Catalan TV Photoshops Away Cristiano Ronaldo’s Abs… Badly

In the world of soccer, the rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid burns bright, and it's seen as a conflict between Catalan and Spanish nationalism, respectively. Catalan national TV snubbed Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in a bizarre way this week: they tried to Photoshop away Ronaldo's famously chiseled abs. What resulted was a glaring Photoshop fail.

You Will Fail from Time to Time, Always Try to ‘Fail Forward’

In Silicon Valley we have a saying: “Fail forward.” I think it is a beautiful saying—because it isn’t telling us that failure is okay for failure’s sake, but that we should learn from our failings, and learn how to move forward.