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Spyro’s ultimate list of Street Photography Collectives

IntroductionNot so long ago Street Photography wasn’t as known as it is today. I remember when I used to tell my friends back in 2012 that my hobby …

Street Photography

Here’s How to Print Your Photographs and Get the Best Possible Results (VIDEO)

While most photographers spend considerable time mastering techniques for capturing and editing their images, very few are equally concerned with …

This photographer captured shots of New Yorkers on their way to work for 10 years — and it shows how repetitive a commute can be

About 700,000 people pass through Manhattan's Grand Central Terminal on their way to work every day.<p>In 2007, the photographer Peter Funch began staking out a corner of the station, at 42nd Street and Vanderbilt Avenue, to document those commuters. Funch would snap photos from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., and …

Commuting

Yakuza Revolution: From Bruisers to Boy Scouts?

Two years after the Yamaguchi-gumi split, it’s no longer business as usual for Japan’s crime syndicates. But police suspect a …

31 Inspiring Photography Documentaries Every Photographer Must Watch

Sometimes picking up your camera and getting out to shoot is solely a matter of inspiration, which isn’t always easy to find. This is why we’ve put …

Photographers

This Video Explains All 27 Photoshop Blending Modes in Detail

There are 27 different blending modes in Photoshop, and unless you’re a real retouching junkie, chances are good you haven’t explored each and every …

4 Fantastic Portrait Tutorials: Tips & Tricks for Better Photos

Learning to photograph people is a rite of passage for any photographer. When it comes to portrait photography, there’s so much to consider: …

Tutorials

500 shades of gray: tips for shooting black and white film

If you are new to film photography, chances are that you will get into shooting black and white sooner or later because you have been inspired by the …

Photographer Ren Hang Sets the Nude Body Askew

The Chinese artist's obsession with the human form is magnified in a new retrospective of his work.<p>"My shoots are never planned out," photographer Ren Hang told VICE in 2013. "I get ideas on the spot, as we're shooting. My inspirations are derived from my life experiences up to that point... I use …

7 Tips for Better Street Photography

Not many photographers find it easy to aim a camera at a complete stranger and walk away with a photograph. Street photography is the ultimate …

Do you really need to build your own professional website?

A well-built online presence is a key element of each and every professional business’s marketing strategy and the good stake for this presence is …

How to Use Composition Templates to Improve Your Photography

When doing photography in general, and in my case travel photography, the use of a <i>photography template</i> can be very beneficial and help improve the …

Here’s the Golden Ratio in Ansel Adams’ Photos

Artists have long used the golden ratio as a guide for creating aesthetically pleasing art, as it’s believed that the human brain is hardwired to …

Turning Your Vacation Photos Into Works of Art

It’s the season for family travel and photos — and perhaps enlarging some of those images of snowy landscapes or tropical getaways to decorate your home.<p>There are, of course, the usual print services and methods. You can choose a glossy or matte finish, print a photo on canvas, or make it into a …

Behavioral Insights: Loss Hurts

Credit Suisse is a long standing strategic partner of the World Economic Forum and regularly contributes to its annual meetings in Davos. This year's …

Why you should not delete images on your memory card using your camera

As many of you know, I spent many years of my life as Director of Marketing at Lexar dealing with the ins and outs of the memory card business. And …

Why You Should Always Set the Profile in Lightroom Before You Start Editing

Now that I have used Lightroom for many years, processing photos from two different camera systems (Canon EOS and Fujifilm X-series), I have realized …

Insider's Prague: Tourist Traps to Avoid, What to Do, Where to Eat

<i>While we lived in Prague, we were simultaneously awed by its beauty and frustrated by the rapacious tourism development that had swamped its old</i> …

Kodak Tri-X: The Best Black-and-White Film Ever Made?

It came out first in 1940, when Europe was plunged into war but America was enjoying the dying days of calm before the storm. It was Kodak’s new …

Photographer explains how to create and shoot wet plate photography

In the modern digital world, what is it that fascinates us about photography techniques that died out maybe a hundred years or more ago?<p>Whatever it …

Photography

Composition Tips from a Man Who Studied with Ansel Adams

There are only a few people alive as qualified to give photography and composition advice as Huntington Witherill. A former “artist of the year,” he …

Gay Prague city guide

One of Europe’s top tourist destinations, this beautiful city is a must for gay adventurers.<p>The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is an …

A case for home scanning & the Plustek OpticFilm 8200i - Guest post by KJ Vogelius

The black box at my side gives of a mechanical moan. The screen flickers and an image gradually appears. The moment preserved on silver and gelatin …

15 Top Photography Collectives for Street Photographers

I’ve compiled a list of 15 of my personal favorite photography collectives. These collectives aren’t limited to one genre or style, but should appeal …

11 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Cuba

One writer discovers a country of dizzying contradictions.<p>In the words of a local artist and friendly guide I met on a recent trip to Cuba, “The only way to understand Cuba is to be irrational.” The island nation is a place of paradoxes: one where you're at once in awe of Havana's history and …

Cuba

5 things to do on a Street for Every Street Photographer

Street Photography has always been a great sensation, compared to other genres of photography. It provides the ease for any beginner into …

Photography Exposure 101: A Guide

So this means if you are using a 50mm lens your shutter speed should be at least 1/50s (or 1/60s if your camera doesn’t have a the 1/50s setting). I …

Shutter Speed

7 First Impressions of Belgrade, Serbia (From a Street Photography Perspective)

After the short detour to Rome to film the Street Hunt episode, it was back to Eastern Europe for more Street Photography. This time in Belgrade, …

Street Photography

50 Great Color Photographs From The Masters Of Photography – Part 2

They taught us the meaning of photography, the very smell of composition and the beautiful essence of lights and shadows. Their works teach us great …