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15 Statements Poor Photographers Say that Rich Photographers Do Not

My client Mark Victor Hansen has sold over 500 million books, more than almost anyone in history for non-fiction. While preparing to go on stage one …

Selling

How to Get Squirrels to Use Props in a Photo Shoot

Freelance photographer Max Ellis of Teddington, UK, has received quite a bit of attention as of late for his ongoing Squirrelismo project, which …

Amateur Photographer Gives Us An Up Close Look At The Wonderful World of Snails

Snails usually are not creatures we give much thought about. We try to keep them from our gardens. We try not to step on them and sometimes in fancy …

How to Make the Mundane Look Good in Photography

We often think of photography in two ways, photographing things that are beautiful, or documenting reality, which is often the anthesis to beautiful. …

Things to Consider Besides Gear

It’s very easy to think that a new camera or a new lens is the answer to a photographic impasse. I have, on many occasions, scrolled through …

Street Photography

Five Tips to Help You Take Your Street Photography to the Next Level

The art of street photography can be an extremely rewarding experience for photographers who are looking to capture the current state of the human …

Street Photography

Scientist Sits on a Whale Carcass to Photograph Great White Sharks Up Close

How far would you go for the perfect wildlife photo? Would you sit on a rotting whale carcass in the midst of great white shark feeding frenzy? Well, …

How Does Auto-Focusing Work?

The science behind camera auto-focusing systems can be an intimidating subject for a beginner. In this short video Techquickie attempts to unravel …

How Breaking the Ice Can Lead to Incredible Photos

Asher Svidensky travelled to south China to photograph the Yin-Bou fishermen. Famous for using cormorants birds to fish, and located in a gorgeous …

Photography

Tutorial: Focus Stacking for Landscape Photography

<i>Max Foster lives in Minneapolis, MN and specializes in travel photography from around the world. He focuses on landscape and cityscape images, and</i> …

How to #MakeClientsHappy: Connecting with Your Subject – A Portrait Photographer’s Advice

James Bellorini is a documentary, commercial and editorial photographer based in London, England. James covers a wide range of subjects in his …

Customer Service

A timelapse project with DSLR, Raspberry Pi, Eye-Fi and gphoto2

I needed something to make a time lapse movie of a construction. The basic requirements were:<p>I had done one time lapse project with a GoPro Hero2 and …

How to Be…A Photographer in Four Lessons - Photographs by Thomas Vanden Driessche | LensCulture

Perhaps you've always wondered how James Nachtwey gets away with being a clean-shaven war photographer. Maybe you're stumped as to how Martin Parr can be seriously successful while taking so many funny pictures. Perchance you really can't figure out how to survive as a professional photojournalist …

Photography

Review: The Sony A7 Mark II; nearly there…(Updated, 21 Jan)

We now have no less than <i>four</i> full frame mirrorless options from Sony; the A7R (previously reviewed here); the A7, the A7S, and now the A7II. This …

Cameras

Sony A7 II vs. Sony A6000 - Landscape Use

There’s a fierce running debate about the merits of full frame vs. APS-C or even smaller sensors like Micro 4/3. Full frame has an image quality …

Aperture Priority vs. Shutter Priority vs. Manual Mode | Which is Best?

You may have heard it from a friend, from a popular photographer on the social media outlet of your choice, or read it on a blog somewhere. Maybe it …

Shutter Speed

This Vietnamese Photographer Has Strange Ways of Framing His Shots

22-year-old Vietnamese photographer Nguyen Dinh An is making headlines in his country. The attention isn’t for his photographs, but for the bizarre …

How I Replaced the Shutter in My Canon 5D Mark II By Myself and Saved $400

The shutter on my old Canon 5D Mark II died while on a trip to Fiji earlier this year. It happened quickly; I was shooting a panorama when horizontal …

Lamborghini’s 88 Tauri is a $6,000 Phone with an 8MP Front Camera for Luxurious Selfies

What does opulence look like in the world of selfie shooting? The Tonino Lamborghini 88 Tauri, that’s what. It’s a ridiculous $6,000 limited edition …

Giveaway: Win a Nikon D810 or Canon 5D Mark III DSLR Worth $3,000

<b>Update</b>: This giveaway is now over and the winner has been selected. Please see below for the announcement.<p>We’re back with another big giveaway as a …

How to Avoid Star Trails by Following the ‘500 Rule’

Due to the rotation of the Earth, it appears as though the stars are moving through the sky in long exposures. Star trails can be a desired effect …

What NOT to Say to a Photographer

Graphic designer Luca Masini of Zerouno Design created a series of graphics that feature questions or phrases that commonly annoy photographers.<p>“We …

These Dreamlike Photo Manipulations Were Created Using Only an iPhone

By day, Robert Jahns is a digital artist and art director based in Germany. By night, he’s known as nois7 on Instagram and runs a popular account …

Lions Pounce on Fallen Camera Drone After a Fly-By Goes Horribly Wrong

Here’s another case to file under “It’s a bad idea to fly camera drones too close to animals”: James and Mira Raley of The Honey Badger recently …

Getting Started With Low Key Portraiture

Most people take low key for granted, and think that one just needs to underexpose and all is set. The reality, however, is quite different. First of …

Backwards Footage of Steel Wool Spinning is a Treat for the Eyes

Spinning some burning steel wool around on the end of a rope is popular as a way to create dazzling long exposure photographs. It can also be used …

Nobody Tells This to Beginners: An Inspiring Video for Creatives Just Starting Out

18-year-old Saar Oz of Creavite created this beautiful and inspirational video for people who are just starting out in a creative field such as …

New Year's Resolutions for Photographers

Ball drops! Confetti! Staying up extra late!<p>The time has come to get started on those New Year Resolutions. But hey, no need to fear. Resolutions can …

Mobile Photography

Tips for Maintaining Creativity as a Photographer

As photographers it is pretty much in our job description to produce creative and inspiring work. If your income is based around photography then you …