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These Nostalgic Photos Capture the Spirit of NYC

When describing the American photographer Berenice Abbott, the French poet Jean Cocteau once said, “She is a chess game between light and shadow.” …

Photos

Follow these core exercises and running will get so. much. easier.

If you’ve ever dealt with a running-related injury, chances are it came on for one of two reasons: overuse or a weak core.<p>The overuse excuse seems …

Hips

See How This Photographer Recreated Erotic Works by Rodin, Schiele, and Picasso With Live Models

Art World<p>When is an image pornography and when is it art?<p>,<p>“I know it when I see it” is how US Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously described …

Art

How to Read and Use the Histogram on Your Camera

Even though photography is an art form and the final result is considered to be an artistic expression of your thoughts and ideas, there is a strong …

Landscape Photography

6 tips for taking pictures of interesting characters

Aug. 19 is World Photo Day, when photographers are encouraged to share photos on social media from their part of the world.<p>On P.E.I., there are …

Life Is Short. That’s the Point.

Consider this fact of modern life: Nearly all of the technological products that we buy and use are designed with planned obsolescence in mind. They are built specifically to fail after a relatively short period — one year, two, maybe five. If you doubt that, think about how often you have to …

Peter Thiel

How to Get Out of a Rut with Street Photography and Continue Growing

<i>Street Photography is as much about psychology as it is about skill and creativity.</i><p>There is a mental process that goes into making photographs of …

A Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide to Shooting Long Exposure Photos

Here’s a concise beginner’s step-by-step guide on how to capture long exposure photographs.<p><b>1.</b> Frame the composition. Pay extra attention to the edges …

Landscape Photography

Five Ways To Amp Up Your Social Media Strategy

Social media is a powerful tool that allows us to share bits and pieces of our lives from anywhere in the world — in just seconds. These channels are expanded opportunities for your brand’s voice, content and engaging interactions. When you harness the power of social media, a well-strategized …

Social Media

5 Signs You’re Progressing in Photography

Recognizing personal progression and improvement is a wildly beneficial yet often overlooked exercise for our confidence. It’s human nature to want …

Landscape Photography

Just How Useless Is Exposure Compensation?

The exposure compensation dial. What's it for, exactly? And who on earth uses this completely useless knob that's taking up precious space on top of …

Cameras

7 Lightroom Secrets Photographer Pierre Lambert Says Will “Change Your Editing Life”

Here’s a great new video from photographer Pierre T. Lambert with his best Lightroom tips and tricks that he says will make a huge difference in how …

Street photography: 10 top tips to help you get your best-ever shots

Fantastic street photographs are readily available in every public space, but over-familiarity with our environment means we often miss out on …

New Fujifilm Docuseries Showcases Why Printing Your Photos is So Important

<b>The Fujifilm new docuseries is a treat for photographers who want to explore the art of printing photos.</b><p>Whether you enjoy collecting prints from your …

14 portrait photography tips you’ll never want to forget

Portrait photography tips can run the gamut from simple tweaks to your camera settings to the seemingly impossible task of getting children to stay …

8 Lessons Ansel Adams Can Teach You About Photography

Ansel Adams is one of the titans of photographic history. When I started as a photographer, I was primarily interested in landscape photography. I …

How to Turn Your Daytime Photos Into Night

Have you taken a photo on-location of a wonderful building and wish you could have stayed longer to capture it at night? Sometimes our schedule can …

Travel Like a Photographer: Here’s Some Advice for the Soul

This headline might come off a bit pretentious for some of you. I mean, how do photographers travel any differently than the rest of the population? …

How to Find the Perfect Angle

You know those moments when you’re chimping and wonder why that amazing shot that you thought was going to be, well, amazing just isn’t? Your …

What Is the Best Portrait Lens?

When it comes to portraits, two major factors determine how good a lens is for many photographers and they are focal length and aperture. Generally …

Framing

5 Setups, 1 Room: How to Create the Most Common Cinematic Lighting Setups

This tutorial takes you through some of the most essential lighting setups step-by-step.<p>Lighting is one of the most complicated and confusing aspects …

Nastasia Dusapin Photography

Eyes on photographer Nastasia Dusapin.Nastasia Dusapin currently lives and works as a freelance photographer and director in Paris, France. After …

Photography

Luc Kordas Documents the Characters of Coney Island in Black and White

<i>All images by Luc Kordas. Used with permission.</i><p>We’ve featured photographer <b>Luc Kordas</b> a number of times here on our website, and his latest project …

Shooting Pretty Women from Behind Isn't Street Photography

<i>In Street Photography, you should really check your intentions.</i><p>I once was told by a man who was as enamoured with street photography as I am that he …

Seriously, Is 500px Even Still Relevant to the Photography Community?

<b>We can’t blame you if the 500px announcement is the first time you’ve heard of the photography community in a while.</b><p>Photo sharing platform and …

This Camera Brand Stereotypes Meme Is Hilarious and On Point

<i>In this meme about Camera Brand Stereotypes, the jokes couldn’t be any more true?</i><p>In the photography world it is not uncommon for photographers to …

How to Win Photo Contests

<b>Ruin, San Diego, California, 28 July 1996.</b> This image has won first prize in every contest in which it's been entered. I shot it with my Linhof …

A harrowing portrait of the U.S. opioid crisis

“I want people’s hearts to be broken,” says photographer Jordan Baumgarten on his book titled <i>Good Sick</i>. “That’s what it can be like to live …

21 Atmospheric Photos Taken in the Rain

Rain in Lisbon © Julia Guo (@mesmeri)<p>Rhinebeck in the Rain © John Duke Kisch (@john_duke_kisch)<p>On rainy days, when the average pedestrian might opt …

Cheap Photo: Save Big On These 10 Nude Photography Tutorials

<b>Are you interested in getting better at photographing your subjects in the nude? Well, maybe one of these 10 tutorials or workshops has the</b> …