Hugh Hamilton

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7 ways to improve your portraits with a reflector and white foamcore

5-in-1 reflector is a super-handy tool for both bounding and diffusing the light. Arron Nace from Phlearn shows you seven different setups you can …

The one simple secret of lighting a face

If you’re starting out in your cinematography career or maybe stepping up from camera operation, lighting can be daunting. How do you know where to …

National Portrait Gallery

Digital Workflow: Beauty Photography From Start to Finish

Fashion and portrait photographer Jeff Rojas walks us through his beauty photography workflow in this 6-minute video, explaining what he does on set …

The Man Who Photographed a Forgotten America by Moonlight

Noel Kerns is an American time traveler. His camera has taken him on road trips across Texas, down Route 66, and through the ghost towns of the …

UK in 2030: older, more unequal and blighted by Brexit, report predicts

IPPR says leaving EU will require painful trade-offs, adding to challenges of ageing population and automation of jobs<p>Britain faces a decade of disruption after Brexit with low growth, stagnating incomes for the poor and the public finances at breaking point, according to a bleak analysis by a …

Six Photography Tips Anyone Can Use To Become A Better Photographer

• 1.8Kshares<br>• 70<p>I’ve been on a mission to improve my photography over the last decade. I’ve tried all sorts of things to help me along. For example, I’ve …

Street Photography

The Best Holiday Photo Gifts (and How to Get Them for Free)

A camera might just be a tool, but it sure is fun to have shiny tools. This holiday season, you’re bound to find dozens of “gift guides” for …

Peter Lindbergh: A Different Vision on Fashion Photography

As Lindbergh unveils his pared-back interpretation of the Pirelli calendar for 2017, we publish an interview with the legend himself at the opening …

Mario Testino explores the shift in male representation

Possibly the most famous fashion photographer working today, Mario Testino has shot everyone: Kate Moss, Gisele Bündchen, the Royals – you name them, he’s photographed them. While the Peruvian may be better known for his images of women (he’s shot over 60 covers for <i>British Vogue</i>), he photographs …

5 Photography Books From My Shelf

Books. Half of my tiny office is filled with books. I love them. I believe in them. I'm surrounded by them! The experience of flipping through a book …

Books

The Radical Eye: photographs from the Sir Elton John collection – in pictures

Photography,Elton John,Art and design,Tate Modern,Irving Penn,Walker Evans,Art,Music,Culture<p>Highlights from Sir Elton’s hoard of more than 7,0000 modernist prints, now on show at Tate Modern

Tate Modern

Movement and grace with the Leica M Monochrom

My passion is documenting the daily life of my family and no other camera has been more enjoyable to use than the Leica M Monochrom. In 2004, my wife …

A few more shots from the Leica M9

I’ve had the Leica M9 for a few months now, and whilst I am still quite far from writing a review I thought I’d share a few more early thoughts and …

Huntington displays photographer Edward Weston's 'Leaves of Grass' project, including overlooked 'masterpieces'

In 1941, Edward Weston set off on an intriguing mission. The Limited Editions Club had asked the master photographer to find “real American faces” and “real American places” for its deluxe printing of Walt Whitman’s epic poetry collection, “Leaves of Grass.”<p>Weston hit the road, intending to do more …

How to Use a Big-Brand Strategy as a Beginner Photographer

If you take a look back at Ikea's marketing catalog used to showcase their new products and looks for the season, there was a time where they decided …

Photographer Dan Winters searches for New York City's soul in 'The Grey Ghost'

During a recent trip to New York City, photographer Dan Winters had a chance encounter with a personal hero: Robert Frank, whose 1958 book “The Americans” helped to alter the direction of photography as art, shattering the traditional boundaries of mood, texture and content in street …

Comment: iPhone killed the point-and-shoot, now the iPhone 7 is coming after DSLRs

The new iPhones might look strikingly similar to outgoing models, but just because the casing looks familiar doesn’t mean that it should be dismissed as more of the same. Why? Because at least one of the new iPhone 7 models will likely feature major camera improvements that make the iPhone much …

Men vs Women Studio Portrait Photography Tips

Photographing guys in a studio environment requires a much simpler lighting arrangement than when shooting women. With men, you can get away with …

Shoot digital #3 : Leica Q

Herbal Portraits

The 16th Century witnessed the increasing interest in the natural world and the recording of the discoveries of Asia and the new world. The use of herbal remedies was on the rise as well as the beginning of the classification of plants resulting in the need for scientific illustration. These …

Painting

Rethinking the Leica Q

After shooting with a Leica Q for a year, I’ve found that I’m using it differently than when I first began shooting with it. I carry a Leica Q and …

I Built My Own Medium Format Film Scanner from a Shoe Box

Unless you have the dough to get a lab scanner, it is a painful process to scan your own film. Luckily one day all the photo labs dumped their Pakon …

Leica M – The Full Review

It was early in 2014, long enough after the introduction of the Leica M (also known as the ‘Typ 240’, or ‘M10’) when I finally bit the bullet and …

Atmospheric midcentury architecture, as captured by legendary lensman Julius Shulman

Time capsule in a book (or three)<p>Any lover of midcentury modern architecture will probably have come across the work of Julius Shulman, the legendary architectural photographer who evangelized the laid-back modernism of postwar Southern California to the world. Though he’s best known for his …

Architecture

“Moving Stills” Is A Short Film Offering An Incredible Look Into The Old Photography Business

A lot has changed over the last 50 years in photography, and if you need evidence of that, check out this rather fascinating short film about …

Photography

Quick Tip: How to Get Four Different Looks with One Photo Umbrella

Daniel Norton, the same photographer who showed you how to capture three distinct looks simultaneously when you’re pressed for time on a shoot, is …

Making the leap from photographer to filmmaker

“Shooting video is something that involves more people, and that’s what I enjoy – sharing with people.”<p>– JC Bonassin, Getty Images …

Use Photography As A Storytelling Exercise

Storytelling with photographs can be a really challenging thing. We humans are programmed to use words in order to describe or tell a story. If you …

In the streets of Tokyo

Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to travel and photograph throughout North America, Latin America and some of Europe but I knew Tokyo would be …