Gage Putnam

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How to Create a Little Planet Panorama in Photoshop

You may have seen the “little planet” pictures that have been circulating the internet in recent years. If you’ve ever wondered exactly how they’re …

Is It Worth Sticking With Flickr?

Flickr is fast approaching it's ten year birthday and has had over 8 billion photographs uploaded to it but in recent years it has been overtaken by …

The Pale Blue Dot: A Portrait of Earth Shot From 3.7 Billion Miles Away

Seeing as the Voyager-1 spacecraft has been in the news recently, here’s the story of a very special photograph that it took 23 years ago known as …

Why I’m Ditching Getty Images in Favor of Stocksy for My Stock Photo Sales

Dear Getty Images: I quit.<p>I just sent Getty Images the email above, which, I think, is how I terminate my relationship with them. Hopefully. I’m not …

Camera Finds Way Back to Owner After Drifting 6,200 Miles from Hawaii to Taiwan

In 2007, Lindsay Scallan of Newnan, Georgia took her camera — complete with underwater housing — on a trip to Hawaii. It was on that trip, during a …

How to Shoot Street Photography with a DSLR

It’s no secret, I love small cameras for street photography. The Fuji X100 retaught me how to do it and the Olympus EP3 is perhaps a game changer in …

Tips for Better Dance and Studio Photography

RJ Muna is a creative photographer with more than 150 national awards under his belt. In this interview with Marc Silber, Muna talks about lighting …

Photography

The Top 12 Keys to Creativity For Photographers

<i>Manipulation is the brother of creativity.</i> – Michael Michalko<p>Standing out among the ever-increasing number of photographers is becoming increasingly …

Photos of a World in Darkness Illuminated by Single Sources of Light

French photographer Julien Mauve has always been fascinated by light, and his project “After Lights Out” is an interesting study of the subject. The …

How to Photograph Waterfalls (With 9 Amazing Examples)

Waterfalls are a hugely popular subject among photographers and one that can produce some spectacular results. If the popularity of waterfall …

Landscape Photography

Getty Is An Insult To Photographers. Introducing Stocksy [OPINION]

I’ve never liked Getty. I’ve gotten through about 80% of the submission process on multiple occasions but could never convince myself to pull the …

Digital Photography

Russian Photographers Sneak to Top of Great Pyramid and Capture the View

Russian photographer Vitaliy Raskalov recently visited the Great Pyramid of Giza with two of his adventuring photography buddies: Vadim Mahorov and …

Shoot Hazy and Ethereal Photos Using a Sandwich Bag and Colored Markers

Photographer Jesse David McGrady has a super simple trick for adding a hazy, ethereal effect to your photographs: wrap a plastic sandwich bag around …

When To Shoot Black And White

When I first started out on this road of endless expense that is photography I spent many hours musing over the merits of black & white. There is no …

The Photographer's Guide to Copyright

Navigating copyright can be a daunting task. So we’ve partnered with the experts at ASMP to break down this important subject and help you take the …

The Simple Light: How to Take a Great Passport Photo

Fact: most people on the planet—including roughly two-thirds of Americans—do not have a passport.<p>Without a passport, you won't be traveling …

10 Tips To Get Over Photographer’s Block

Going through a creative rut can be frustrating, and sometimes scary, but it is usually temporary. Photographer’s block can happen to you at any …

Photography

How to Make a Simple Background or Reflector for your Home Photo Studio

Renting out a space for a photo studio can be costly and is the main reason that many photographers choose to set up their own studio inside their …

Your Wi-Fi-Enabled DSLR Could Be Used by Others to Spy On You

If you’re the proud owner of a Wi-Fi-connected digital camera, there’s something you need to be aware of: your camera could be used to spy on you.<p>At …

Lens Hoods: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Phil Steele recently released a good video on the topic of Lens Hoods that I thought readers might enjoy. It covers everything from the why, when, …

Photography