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Black & White Photography Techniques

Black and white photography is a rewarding and challenging field of artistic photography. Even people who don’t care about photography can find …

Eye-Popping Photographs of the National Pyrotechnic Festival in Mexico

The municipality of Tultepec in Mexico produces about half of all of the country’s fireworks. Every year, more than 100,000 people flock to the area …

Adobe Photoshop CC Has Apparently Been Cracked One Day After Launch

It truly is a cat and mouse game between software developers and software pirates. It’s been that way for years. So when a company like Adobe decides …

Wedding Photography Gig: How to Prepare

The role of a wedding photographer—helping to document one of the most important days of a person’s life—is very important. So it goes without saying …

How To Shoot Amazing Photographs Indoors With Nothing But Window Light

For some photos, nothing beats the natural beauty of ambient light. When used correctly natural light can create soft portraits that bring out great …

The Basics of Photography: D for Dynamic Range

In photography, Dynamic Range is the amount of visible detail that can be seen or recovered between the lightest part of a photograph and the …

Boxer Rebellion in China

How to Define Yourself as a Photographer

There comes a point in time when you will need to decide what type of photography you like and the specific genres you want to focus on. Most of us …

Photographer Documents the Struggle to Provide Girls with an Education in Kibera

Kibera is a division of Nairobi, Kenya, and as a rule, girls there don’t have much of a shot at an education. Kenya is still very patriarchal, and if …

Above the Law – Photos of Graffiti Artists by Phil America

Graffiti can be a controversial topic because it’s both illegal and artistic, but regardless of whether you think it’s closer to beautification or …

Creating the Photograph: Thomas David's "Dust and Fight"

<i>Editor’s Note: Creating the Photograph is an original series where we interview photographers all about a photo that they shot how it was achieved.</i> …

Alone Against the Rising Son and What You May Have Missed This Week on Light Stalking

Light Stalking has grown into one of the top online sources of information and community for photographers. Nearly a million people each month visit …

Interesting Photo of the Day: Otherworldly Dubai Skyline Shrouded in Fog

Fog has the ability to create a mysterious, otherworldly effect in photography when captured at just the right moment. In this remarkable photo …

Portraits of People Exposing Their Issues and Insecurities to the Camera

“Building Security Through Insecurity.” That’s the tagline of photographer Steve Rosenfield‘s “What I Be Project.” Each portrait in the ongoing …

A Conversation with Martin Schoeller

Flip through the pages of any major magazine published in the last few years and it’s likely you’ve seen a picture snapped by Martin Schoeller …

Wedding Party Running from Imperial AT-AT Walkers

It appears that “wedding party running from _____” is at risk of becoming a meme among wedding photographers. After seeing that photo of a wedding …

Light Trails of Rotating Helicopter Blades by LIFE Photographer Andreas Feininger

Andreas Bernhard Lyonel Feininger was a prolific American photographer. He was also a writer that delved on photography techniques. He is best known …

How to Improve Your Night Photography with Light Painting

Historically, night shooting has fascinated, yet intimidated photographers. Thereʼs always been a perception that itʼs a difficult discipline to …

Photography

Awesome Photo Shoot with Smoke Balls by Larence Tanjuaquio

Larence Tanjuaquio from Oceanside, California, has worked in fashion photography for years. For his latest photo shoot, he used smoke balls to create …

5 Ideas to Kick Start Your Photography Again

Last week I was speaking with an amateur photographer who told me that he’s been struggling for photographic inspiration and ideas lately. He …

Photographer Challenges Social Norms by Touching Strangers in New York City

NYC-based photographer Joy Mckinney has spent most of her life conforming to the norms she believed to be “socially correct.” Her latest series, <i>The</i> …

The Forgotten Ones: The Life and Work of Photographer Milton Rogovin

“I’ve concentrated on the poor … the rich ones have their own photographers.” Those words, spoken by the late great Milton Rogovin, begin the …

How to Create a Blizzard in a Photography Studio

On location shooting can be tough. The weather can be harsh and unpredictable, the lighting changes, there are environmental dangers, and you have to …

‘Everyone Is A Photographer’: Specialize or Perish

Battle hardened photographers will tell you that theirs used to be an elite profession, difficult to do, hard to enter, and accorded the proper …

Best Canon Lenses for Landscape and Wildlife Photography

I’ve been a wildlife and travel photographer using Canon equipment for about 25 years now. Through the decades, I have used almost all of Canon’s …

Cameras

Creating an Indoor Blizzard for Portraits with Falling Snow

I wanted to create a dramatic portrait series of “arctic explorers” that appeared to be taken outside in a blizzard. The concept for this shoot was …

15 Serene Ocean Sunset Pictures

“The sunrise is God’s greeting – the sunset, his signature.” ~Unknown<p>An ocean is a naturally breathtaking view, and it only looks better with a …

Polarizer Filters: What They Are & When They Can Be Used in Photography

There are few more important things that a nature photographer can do to improve his or her photography than becoming familiar with the use of the …

Westcott Announces New Line of Pro Softboxes

Westcott has been known for their Apollo softboxes for a very long time and are used by many professionals that want excellent quality for a good …

Instagram Will Reportedly Introduce Vine-Like Video on June 20th

Rumor has it that photo-sharing and social networking service Instagram is said to be getting video support this week — June 20th. That’s according …