Simon Cook

257 Flips | 5 Magazines | 60 Likes | 23 Following | 48 Followers | @SimonCook2mdk | I'm a geek trying to find my creative side. I am an amateur poet, author and photographer. As I learn my 'trade' I realize that I am addicted to taking photographs of flowers. Somehow their perfection (and non perfection) mirrors my life and changes my perception of nature.

Harry Potter Sorting Hat Quiz

I recently attended a Harry Potter conference where you could be sorted. Essentially they asked you some question and then place you in a house based …

Harry Potter

365 Photos Gives An Interesting Review of a Year

The year was coming to an end and I decided that procrastination wasn't going to stop me this time. I made a decision for 2016 and I was determined …

This Amazing Roger Moore Story Proves That Sometimes You Should Meet Your Heroes

While tales of heroes met so often end in disappointment - the idol rarely living up to the on-screen, pitch or radio expectations - every now and …

The Man Who Revolutionised Colour Photography

A new exhibition at London’s Beetles+Huxley gallery shines a fascinating light on the glorious early years of the pioneering American image-maker …

Interview with Sports Photographer Dave Schofield

This weeks’ interview is with retired sports photographer, Dave Schofield. Dave retired in 2016 after an incredible career which got its start while …

Improve Your Photography: Using Frames

Welcome back to "Improve Your Photography", the subject this time is "Framing". I don't mean putting your printed image in a frame and hanging it on …

Parks of Monmouth County - Deep Cut Gardens

Welcome to the initial installment of a new series - Parks of Monmouth County. I will publish a new park on the 1st day of each month; the posts will …

Make an Epic “Landscape Portrait” by Editing and Combining Two Images in Photoshop (VIDEO)

Serge Ramelli is a French landscape photographer who occasionally experiments with portrait composites. In the Photoshop tutorial below he shows you …

Tutorials

Photoshop Tutorial: Create Stunning Seascapes by Merging Multiple Photos into One Killer Shot (VIDEO)

Greg Benz is an accomplished landscape photographer with some serious post-processing skills, and in this Photoshop tutorial he reveals how to create …

Tutorials

10 Things You Should Never Do as a Photographer

In this article, I discuss some of the different things that I’ve personally decided are bad ideas as an artist. Let’s dive in.<p>1. Steal Other …

Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Coming in September [CR2]

We reported back in February that we’ll be seeing an EOS Rebel SL2 some time in 2017. We’re now being told to expect the camera to come in September …

Creative Portraits That Add Real World Elements to the Frame

<i>ELEMENTS</i> is a new project by Slovakia-based photographer Maria Svarbova. Each of the portraits in the series features some physical, real-world …

Photography

Photo Of The Day By Tina Wright

Photo By Tina WrightToday’s Photo Of The Day is “Canyon Magic” by Tina Wright. Location: Grand Canyon National Park.“This goes down as the single …

Amazing Instagrams of Iceland by Gunnar Freyr Gunnarsson

<b>Gunnar Freyr Gunnarsson</b> a.k.a. icelandic_explorer is a travel photographer, adventurer and instagrammer who was born and raised by Icelandic parents …

Do you really need to have goals in your photography?

One question I’ve been wondering to myself is this: is it better to have plans and goals in our photography, or to have none?<p>Should we just harness …

Street Photography