The Best Images from the 2018 Emmy Awards

Shutterstock is live at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles covering the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. Scroll down for the best images from this year’s arrivals, ceremony, and after parties.

For even more fabulous pictures from the 2018 Emmys, click here.

This Is Us actor Sterling K. Brown fixes wife Ryan Bathe’s dress during arrivals.

Sterling K Brown arrivals
Photo by Rob Latour/Shutterstock

Co-host Colin Jost and girlfriend Scarlett Johansson look affectionate during their entrance.

Scarlett Johansson arrival
Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/Shutterstock

Comedy Guest Actress winner Tiffany Haddish’s dress dazzles the Golden Carpet.

Tiffany Haddish dress
Photo by David Fisher/Shutterstock

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake look sinfully good as they pose for the cameras.

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake
Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/Shutterstock

Black-ish star Jenifer Lewis rocks a Nike sweater in support of Colin Kaepernick.

Jennifer Lewis Nike
Photo by Eric Jamison/Invision/Shutterstock

Queer Eye stars Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, and Karamo Brown arrive in style.

Queer Eye arrivals
Photo by Matt Baron/Shutterstock

Millie Bobby Brown looks ecstatic in Calvin Klein on the Golden Carpet.

Millie Bobby Brown happy
Photo by David Fisher/Shutterstock

Insecure co-stars Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji share a candid laugh before the formal ceremonies.

Issa Rae Insecure
Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/Shutterstock

Sandra Oh brings her parents as guests to the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Sandra Oh parents
Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/Shutterstock

The Lead Actress in a Comedy award goes to the beautiful Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Rachel Brosnahan arrival
Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/Shutterstock

Claire Foy smiles moments before taking an Emmy for Leading Actress – Drama for The Crown.

Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/Shutterstock

Bill Hader accepts an award for Lead Actor – Comedy for his killer performance in Barry.

Bill Hader wins
Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/Shutterstock

Sterling K. Brown, Kristen Bell, Tituss Burgess, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson, and John Legend dance on stage.

Dancing on stage
Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/Shutterstock

Regina King takes home the award for Lead Actress in a Limited Series for Netflix’s Seven Seconds.

Regina King wins award
Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/Shutterstock

Director Glenn Weiss proposes to girlfriend after winning the award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special

Glenn Weiss proposes
Photo by Michael Buckner/Variety/Shutterstock

Peter Dinklage holds up his third Support Actor award for Game of Thrones.

Peter Dinklage award
Photo by Matt Baron/Shutterstock

The award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series goes to Matthew Rhys for The Americans.

Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP/Shutterstock

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PangeaSeed Sea Walls project underway in Bali

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PangeaSeed Foundation has launched a Sea Walls project in Bali, Indonesia. The Sea Walls project features the work of local and international artists in stunning murals that serve to bring a voice to the oceans. The Bali edition is titled “Protect What You Love – Protect Your Island” and features the work of fifteen artists.

Press Release

The PangeaSeed Foundation family, in collaboration with the good people of TropicaFestival, are pleased to announce, “Protect What You Love • Protect Your Island”, the latest edition of our international public art movement, Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans, and our first public art activation in Bali, Indonesia September 10-17, 2018.

Over a year in the planning, “Protect What You Love • Protect Your Island”, will feature the work of 15 international/regional artists and concerned creatives, all coming together to paint for a purpose and give Bali’s oceans a voice via art and activism (ARTivism).

Follow PangeaSeed Foundation, Sea Walls: Artists for Oceans and TropicaFestival for festival updates as we bring the oceans into the streets of the heart of Southeast Asia.

Please visit PangeaSeed.org to learn how you can help save our oceans.

Artwork and design by project partners Volcom Indonesia and supporting ARTivist Eric Vozzola (USA)


Tagged: bali, news, pangeaseed

How we made this exploded view of a floating Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art lens

I’d been looking forward to getting my hands on the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 Art lens ever since it was announced. I got to have a brief look at one during The Photography Show back in March, but didn’t really have the chance to play with it properly. Fortunately, one of my best friends is Sigma […]

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Microsoft Launches Artificial Intelligence-Powered Image Search for Google Rival Bing

Have you ever used Bing to search on the Internet?

Most of us haven’t but it is the rival service to Google’s own search engine and it is owned and operated by none other than Microsoft.

While not the most robust search engine around, obviously, Bing nonetheless has a few quirks that make it worth checking out from time to time.

And you can’t fault Microsoft for trying – from throwing in voice-powered Cortana search to integrating Bing into the Xbox and Windows, Microsoft has pulled out all the stops to make sure you at least have the ability to use Bing, even if you don’t.

Image via Microsoft.

Well it seems like some of us in the photography world might want to give Bing another look as Microsoft announced plans to bring powerful, artificial intelligence-powered image search to Bing. Of course, this isn’t an entirely novel feature and some of you might even be saying to yourselves “Yeah, Google’s got that, too.”

True, but Google has made a lot of changes to its image search lately, not all of which are the most user friendly. Sensing an opening, Microsoft is touting Bing’s robust image search functionality and also taking the opportunity to roll out its Lens competitor. Like everything these days, Microsoft’s new visual search is touted for its wide variety of applications in home shopping and buying stuff online but it will also bring those powerful features to bear in image search and organization so a win-win for both parties, right?

No one expects Bing to displace Google anytime soon in the search engine wars but the addition of new, and useful, features to Microsoft’s service might just make it a viable alternative on into the future. And integrating it with Microsoft’s growing suite of entertainment devices and applications will probably also help further it along in terms of popularity.

You can view a video explaining it on YouTube by clicking here.

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Discover How to Master Off-Camera Flash like a Pro

Off-Camera Flash Advanced Course

If you want to figure out how to get amazing results like the pros, the secret is off-camera flash. Phil Steele has just released the sequel to one of the best off-camera flash courses we’ve ever promoted through Digital Photography School. And it has been worth the 4 year wait!

But don’t worry, if you haven’t done the original course, you can still learn these advanced lighting techniques to make your photos stand out. For one week only we can offer you a one-time only 50% discount off the $147 course fee. The course will never be available at this price again.

For just $74 the Advanced Off-Camera Flash Photography course by Phil Steele makes amazing photography accessible. What once required a complicated and expensive studio setup, can now be done with small portable speedlights.

Phil will save you even more money by showing the few essential and inexpensive pieces of gear you’ll need to get started, and some options for more advanced shooting. He’ll then teach you all the techniques you need to get the kind of photos that photographers with on-camera flash just can’t achieve. He’ll even show you his mistakes so you can learn from them.

Just some of the fun techniques you will learn include how to:

  • take beautiful night portraits using background lights for a glamourous bokeh effect
  • master the art of tabletop photography for selling on ebay or simply capturing beautiful objects
  • master the art of daylight portrait photography with blurry backgrounds, even in full sunlight
  • use simple colored gels that transport your photos to another world, or add excitement to any event
  • create drama in your event photography with flash backlighting
  • remove your own lights from your photos in post-production

Or maybe you have already dabbled in off-camera flash, but you know you’re not quite there, like Sue:

“Phil, I have had three flashes for couple of years, and they have just sat there doing nothing. I just needed someone to explain in my terms how to use these flashes, and your course certainly is doing that. I love that you show us that everyone makes mistakes. I never know if what I am doing is right, and this course is pointing me in the right direction. I also love the in-depth retouching explained so well. Thank you!”

-Sue Masterson, Ballarat, Australia

For the next week only, Phil is offering a 50% discount off his course fee of $147. dPS readers will pay just $74 for his Advanced Off-Camera Flash Photography course, and you’ll also get a great deal if you want to pick up his original course “How to Shoot Professional-Looking Headshots and Portraits on a Budget with Small Flashes”.

You’ll get instant access for life to 22 videos (over 5 hours of training) distilling almost a decade of Phil’s experience with off-camera flash, and of course, a 100% full money back guarantee.

If you’re not getting the results you want with your photography, off-camera flash may just be what you need to get professional-caliber results.

And remember, it doesn’t matter if you haven’t done the original course (all though a lot of you have!), and you get a great deal on it if you haven’t.

Learn more and buy the course

More testimonials from Phil’s students:

“Another informative, clear, and easy-to-understand course. I like the manageable “chunks”, which allow you to digest and understand each section, before moving onto the next. The easy, relaxed teaching style aids concentration, and you avoid getting bogged down in jargon. Showing your mistakes was a great idea, not only showing you as “human” but also a great learning tool. This course is up to, if not exceeding, the high standards of your previous courses.”

-John Steel, Rochdale, UK

“This is THE course I have been waiting for for soooooo long. Perfect! I watch videos from everyone out there, both on YouTube and some that I’ve paid for. You are the best by far hands down. You speak clearly. I am the lead photographer at my university (I loved your Event Photography course, too.) I will be recommending your course to the other photographers on my team. It was worth the wait.”

-Bob Weidner, Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

“Phil-another fantastic course-well worth the wait!  I learned something from every video, and feel (once again) a renewed sense of confidence to raise my own photography game!  Particular favorite videos were #15 (Colored Gels) and #21 (Overpowering The Sun). Your teaching style is terrific as always, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the course. I can’t wait for the next one!”

-Steve Burn, Toronto Canada

“GREAT JOB! Kudos on making this course “up close and personal.” It has a wealth of technical expertise…explained, illustrated, and demonstrated in a very easy to understand way. I loved the removing-the-lights trick. Including some of your “mistakes” makes this much more helpful for the real-world photographers who are going to implement this vast amount of knowledge. Thank you so much!”

-John Quinn, S.J., Photography Instructor, Loyola High School, Los Angeles

“Finally a photography course to get EXCITED about. The techniques laid out in this course not only deliver immediate (and truly dramatic) results, but also will change how I’ll be shooting serious photos the rest of my life. Phil Steele can teach like few others. Whatever your experience, the material here will open up to you an entirely new realm of photographic possibilities.”

-Sebastian Michaels, Photoshop Instructor, North Carolina

“Your courses are well organized and deliver the proper content in the right amount of time. I love the fact that you teach it from the beginning of the shoot (planning and gear explanation) to the end product ready for the client. I find it helpful to know that even as a professional that you can make mistakes as well! I have learned so much from your training courses that could never be accomplished by reading books or attending seminars!”

-Duane T. Bruning

Like many dPS students before you, we’re confident you’ll get a lot out of Phil’s teaching. And remember, Phil offers a full money back guarantee, so you can benefit from this one-time only 50% discount completely risk-free. And if it’s not for you, you can get a full refund.

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How To Create Amazing Compositions Simply By Using Color

Using color can be amazingly creative. Memorable photographs are all about contrast, and even though we might immediately think of black and white when we hear the word “contrast”, it can perfectly be achieved by using color as well.

Today we’ll give you some short examples of how to achieve amazing compositions by contrasting color. The purpose of this is so you can understand color contrast in a better way, but the challenge is on you.

You need to start seeing color differently from today.

Photo by Ablimit Ablet on Unsplash

Using Color Effectively Relies On Understanding The Color Wheel

First and foremost, you should learn about the Color Wheel if you want to understand how colors relate with each other.

The color wheel starts out with the prime colors. There are several color wheels out there, but since we are working with screens (on computers and cameras) you should keep things simple and just go for the RGB (red, green, blue) wheel.

When opposing colors meet in a single composition, contrast is achieved in the most magnificent ways. When adjacent colors – like an array of warm or cold tones are together without an opposing hue – low levels of contrast are achieved.

High Contrasting Colors Can Add Drama To Your Photo

There is no right or wrong, just what is your intention and what is not. If you want high contrast photographs, try out doing some of these combinations:

  • Red and Green
  • Blue and Yellow
  • Orange and Purple

Using Color Combinations That Are Low Contrast Will Change The Mood

Not all images need to have high contrast, it will always depend on the mood that you are trying to convey. If you want something more subtle and delicate, low contrast is the way to go:

  • Red, Orange, and Yellow
  • Green and Yellow
  • Blue, Purple, and Green

Here Are Some Projects That You Might Like To Do!

Photo by Boudewijn Huysmans on Unsplash

These are just short examples, but you can develop a great style by challenging yourselves like this:

  1. Try to find some natural contrasts in your own backyard or a close park. Use the RGB wheel to compose with high contrast compositions in mind.
  2. Create a still life image where you achieve high contrast and low contrast with the same subject and just playing with available elements or compositions.
  3. Try to make a photo shoot with a model (or a friend helping you as your model) and use colored props to achieve high and low contrast.

Thanks to color relations and clashes, you can develop some pretty advanced composition skills.

Note: Remember using color to create contrast isn’t the same as using light or dark – highlights or shadows, which is tonality!

If you’d like feedback on your color contrast images then don’t forget to share them with us in our friendly forum or in the shark tank 

PS: If you are deeply in love with color photography, you should definitely check out these photographers:

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