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The Sunglasses of Summer

I always, without a doubt, have the following four items on me at all times: wallet, keys, phone, and sunglasses. A great pair of sunnies is an absolute must for me no matter what. Needing my wallet, keys and my phone is pretty self-explanatory, but my sunglasses are like a safety net. If I’m running out of the house sans makeup, I instantly look more put together. If I’m at fashion week getting photographed, sunglasses help prevent a photographer catching me mid-blink. If I’m driving or...

This is why you absolutely need a polarising filter

Filters have largely gone the way of the dinosaur with digital photography. Lens filters, that is. The simple fact of the matter is that they’re just not needed now. We used to need a whole array of filters when we shot film. Solid colours to shift the contrast on black & white film. Variously coloured graduated filters to shift skies warmer. Now, you can do all that in post.Colour shifts and gradients are pretty straightforward in Lightroom or Photoshop. But one filter that’s still...

I Think Haim is Responsible for My Sunglasses Addiction

According to the internet, Avril Lavigne is probably dead and Katy Perry is JonBenét Ramsey who is probably not dead, but I have a decidedly less morbid musician-based conspiracy theory that also needs to be put on the internet: Haim is actually a subliminal sunglasses ad campaign that’s so convincing they seem like nothing more than your everyday hit sibling pop-rock band (possibly a successful Hanson reboot, capitalizing on the subconscious nostalgia of the same audience who fell in love...