Paul Dabrowski

756 Flips | 12 Magazines | 107 Likes | 252 Following | 1,216 Followers | @PaulDabrows2015 | Chicago based writer, photographer. Coffee addict & barstool prophet

How to Become Henri Cartier Bresson (And Zone Focus)

<i>Zone focusing with your Fujifilm camera is pretty easy; but there are two big ways to do this.</i><p>Recently on our Instagram TV channel, we showed off how …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Photography Tips | This Tool Keeps White Balance On Point In Tricky Lighting

White balance can be tricky in mixed lighting conditions, but there is a tool that is designed to help sort out accurate color representation under …

[PhotoSet] The JBS Bar in Shibuya, Tokyo

September 2015: It was my first visit to Japan, and like all who visit the country, I fell in love with the culture, the landscapes and its general …

Best Camera Settings (Exposure Bracketing) for HDR Photos

(Auto) Exposure Bracketing & HDR Explained<p>Using <b>Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB)</b> is a simple method of taking photos in different lighting. Once you …

A Travel Junkie's Traveling Tales

"I thrive on sheer sensory overload. I’m Alice down the rabbit hole"<p><i>Dina Bennett’s on the road again―and she can’t stop! Having completed the</i> …

Kermit Lynch's Adventures on the Wine Route Is Still Forging Tastes, 30 Years Later

Thirty years ago a small independent publisher called North Point Press, best known for championing literary cult writers like James Salter, Beryl …

Through Their Eyes: Portraits of War Photographers

“We know their pictures—their pictures built history. But we don’t know them.” Here, “them” signifies the heroic photojournalists who risk their lives to offer the outside world an intimate, up-close look at violent conflict. French photographer and filmmaker Alizé Le Maoult set out to fill this …

13 Photos that Prove Japan Is a Food-Lover’s Paradise

From tuna in Tokyo to tempura in Kyoto, get ready to book the next flight to Japan.<p>There are so many great reasons to visit Japan: cherry blossoms, …

Stop Supporting Mediocrity

This week, Joe Kennedy III spoke at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Fall River, Massachusetts to rebuke the statements Trump made …

The Digital Photographer’s Introduction to Kodak Film

<b>Kodak film isn’t necessarily what you think it is. Here’s an intro.</b><p>If you’re a photographer who only recently got into film, you’ll need to …

How Ernest Hemingway Became an “Overnight Success”

In late 1921, a young Ernest Hemingway and his wife, Hadley, took off and moved to Paris.<p>They settled into a tiny apartment with no running water, …

The extravagant lives of the 'Rich Kids of Tehran' are fueling Iran's protests — take a look

Iran recently erupted in country-wide protests that brought out crowds both condemning and supporting the government.<p>The demonstrators in Iran mobilized against issues including the country's economic woes. Gradually, anti-government protesters across the country turned to the same target: a …

South Asia

Seven Tips and Ideas for Better Winter Landscape Photography

It may be absolutely freezing where you are right now, but that doesn't mean it's not a great time get out and shoot some photos. This great video …

6 Types of Bracketing Your Camera Can Do and How to Use Them

Bracketing is a method of taking multiple images of the same scene at different settings in order to capture more detail in your shot.You might not …

Aperture Priority & Shutter Priority VS. Manual Exposure | Which do Pros Use?

It is a pretty strong stereotype among experienced photographers to always, <i>always, ALWAYS,</i> shoot in manual exposure, and justifiably so! However, …

Soviet spas and craft beer: seven things you wouldn't expect to find on the world's wildest road trip

Wild and remote, the Pamir Highway - the unofficial name for the stretch of Soviet-constructed M41 road that passes through the mountainous Pamir region of Tajikistan between the capital Dushanbe and Osh in Kyrgyzstan - is an adventurous traveller’s dream.<p>Traversing lush river valleys and …

Retired couple travel from Oxford to Hong Kong using only public transport

A retired couple decided to visit their son in Hong Kong using only public transport to complete the 12,000 mile journey from their Oxford home.<p>While …

The South Market District Is the Trendiest Place to Stay in New Orleans

New Orleans has undergone major changes in recent years, and one major addition is a brand new neighborhood. The Central Business District, formerly …

The Portrait Photographer’s Ultimate Gear and Education Guide For 2017

<b>So you want to be a portrait photographer?</b><p>As we recently did with most of the camera systems we cover regularly, we are going to continue putting …

Here's a Trick Old-School Photographers Used to Figure Out Other Photographers' Lighting Set-Ups

Spying on eyes<p>Here's a fascinating trick a professional, old-school film photographer once told me:<p>In the days before digital retouching, he said, a …

This Skirt Steak and Pan Sauce Recipe Is My Friday Night Plan for Eternity

By Alex Beggs<p>Skirt steak is delicious. Pan sauce is delicious. (And also I don't really like to leave the house, TBH.)<p><i>Welcome to Never Fail, a semi-regular column where we wax poetic about the recipes that never, ever let us down. This week: the skirt steak recipe that senior web editor Alex Beggs</i> …

Behind the Scenes: Shooting Backlit and Natural Light Portraits With Irene Rudnyk

I found Irene Rudnyk a few months back when I was looking more into portrait photography. I found that her work stood out amongst a lot of other work …

Stay In Tonight And Make One Of These 4 Homemade Korean-Style Dinners

Korean BBQ, eff me up.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Servings: 4<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>1½ pounds boneless pork shoulder or pork belly, chilled or frozen for easier slicing<p>½ onion, sliced into half moons<p>3 green onions, sliced into 2-inch pieces<p>3 cloves garlic, minced<p>1 teaspoon ginger, minced<p>¼ cup Korean red chili …

How to Shoot an Annie Leibovitz-style Group Portrait with Affordable Gear

One way portrait photographers like Annie Leibovitz light large-scale group photos is by lighting smaller groups by themselves and then compositing …

A Powerful Guide to Creating Double Exposure Images in Photoshop

Double exposures are one of my favorite effects. Luckily for us, unlike in the age of film, we have vastly more control over the final image thanks …

How They Did It: Shooting a Flashlit Prison Horror Movie, Against the Night, on the Sony a7S

From conception, my feature <i>Against the Night</i>, about a group of friends who sneak into an abandoned prison, was always going to be a down-and-dirty …

Cinematography

The Best Hotels in New Orleans

These 10 hotels make it easy to explore the city’s best neighborhoods.<p>While you might be furiously organizing your spreadsheet of restaurants or …

New Orleans

Dynamic Symmetry, Composition and Henri Cartier Bresson

<b>Text, image and video via Tavis Leaf Glover |</b> Copyright © photos are by Magnum Photos, home of the best street photographers in the world.

NSFW Photos of Berlin's Hedonistic Nightlife

Jesús Pastor's latest series, 'Wild Wolves,' showcases the events that typically ban photographers.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany.</i><p>From ravers sucking spaghetti off one another, to live alpacas strutting around the club—there's hardly a part of Berlin nightlife that Jesús Pastor …

NSFW +18 | Noir Style Photography Using Cheap Flashlights

(NSFW/18+) The previous article of photographer Daveed Benito, "Pro Lighting with Cheap Flashlights", was really popular on our blog. To create this …