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Outlier Minimal Backpack

Over the years many have come to expect material innovation alongside considered design from Outlier. And for their latest bag, the brand has delivered just that. The incredibly lightweight and aptly named Minimal Backpack weighs next to nothing and packs up flat, making it a perfect day-to-day …

Kit: Multi-Day Hiking

It doesn’t take much to pack for a day hike: throw on a coat, pull on your boots and tuck a beanie in your back pocket in case the weather turns …

SOLKOA – Military-Grade Survival Kits For Civilians

<b>Colorado Springs, CO, November 2013, SOLKOA Inc.</b> — For several years SOLKOA, Inc. has been quietly producing a huge variety of specialized survival …

Interview with Street Photographer Eric Kim

Whenever I look online for information or advice relating to street photography, Eric Kim’s name regularly surfaces. I’ve been reading his blog for a …

Tips to Reduce Image Noise in Photography

Do you want to know the 5 tips to successfully reduce noise in images? These 5 tips will show you how you can easily and successfully reduce noise …

Techniques for Photographing Exploding Objects

Photographing objects as still lifes can be fun. Photographing exploding objects, however, can be even more fun. Conceptual photographer Dan …

Photography Tips

Filmmaker Creates a Time-Lapse Using 852 Instagram Photos Taken by Strangers

An Instagram ‘short film’ time-lapse has been making its way across the Internet recently, simultaneously demonstrating the creativity of the …

Fading Away - a picture from the past

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Tutorial: How to Capture a Long Exposure Portrait

I met Julia in the year 2000, and that’s when our photo journey began. I constantly thought about how cool it would be, to not be tied to a workplace …

Triangles, 1928 - a picture from the past

The Sony a7 & a7R Field Review: History in the Making?

Making a Statement<p>The Leica I (1913), the Konica C35 AF (1977) and the Canon 5D Mark II (2008).<p>What do they all have in common? They are all landmark …

Learn to Overpower the Sun with Trevor Sherwin to Get Interesting Portraits of The Masai Tribe in Kenya

Here is a tutorial lesson of how Trevor Sherwin created this image using a Photoflex TritonFlash and Phottix Odin radio triggers. Finally Trevor will …

The 2013 Lenscratch Family Exhibition

Thanksgiving represents a time to slow down and think about what we are thankful for, catch up with family and friends, and celebrate a day of eating …

Four Photography Rules That No Longer Apply

For the most part, the laws of photography have stayed the same throughout its lifetime: Light is of utmost importance, always take time to compose …

Colourful past: Saul Leiter - in pictures

Photographer Saul Leiter has died in New York at the age of 89. Leiter was born in Pittsburgh in 1923 and moved to New York to become a painter. He worked for a number of magazines and was known for his quiet street scenes, which were, unusually for the time, often shot in colour

Saul Leiter obituary

Saul Leiter, who has died aged 89, was one of the quiet men of American photography. A pioneer of colour, he remained relatively unsung until he was rediscovered by curators and critics in his early 80s. Even then, Leiter was reluctant to accept the belated praise heaped upon him. "What makes …

Long exposure photography tutorial

Long exposure photography tutorial - short video showing different situations and how to use long exposures for different and stunning effects.

Long exposure photography tutorial

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The Arcanum: An Online ‘Hogwarts’ Where You Can Learn One-on-One from the Pros

In the past, before resumes, interviews and portfolios, there was the master/apprentice relationship. If you wanted to learn a trade, craft or skill, …

Tips for photographing star trails at night

4 Tips for a Perfect White Background in High Key Photography

4 Tips for a Perfect White Background in High Key Photography author Tony Northrup shows us some tips for making that white background, white!

Beautiful Time-Lapse and Photos of Fog Rolling Through the Rocky Mountains

Last week, photographer Richard Gottardo decided to trek into the Rocky Mountains (not his first time by any means) for a couple of days because, as …

New Guide: The Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests

Our latest guide explores a tradition you’ve most likely taken part of at some point: the photo contest. You’ve paid the fees, either lost or won, …

9 Tips to Keep Your Camera Safe While Traveling

For those of us who find ourselves traveling frequently with our photography gear, we are always looking for easier and better ways to keep our …

A Brief Guide to Color Management for Photographers

Digital photography was supposed to be simple. We take a photo, upload it to our computer, share it with friends and print it on our inkjet printer. …

The Secrets to Using Bounced Light to Make Your Photos Pop

In the pursuit of photography, light is everything. But, sometimes we're put into situations where the available light isn't very good, or it isn't …

Shutter Speed

7 Tips for Better Street Photos

The art of street photography has produced some of the most moving pictures of all time. To capture forever the essence of a moment, or people's …

15 Fascinating Firsts in Photography

Have you ever wondered about the world’s first photograph, or about the first self-portrait photo, or maybe about the first digital photo? The world …