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In My Backyard: Iceland - Photographs and text by Agnieszka Sosnowska | LensCulture

For a long time I thought that photographs showed the viewer what the world looked like. It wasn’t until college that I learned that a photograph could tell a story. While studying photography at Massachusetts College of Art I began a series of self portraits that now span 25 years. I was 18 years …

7 Things Photographers Wish They Had Learned in Photography School

Hindsight is always 20/20, which is why if you’re a photography student or about to launch your photo business, you should turn to those who have …

Destroying the Creative ‘Monsters’ and Overcoming the Immature Mindset that Nearly Killed Me

I’m writing this from the perspective of someone who is trekking through the process. I’m not sitting on a high horse. I can’t even afford a horse.<p>It …

Tutorial: 5 Things You Should Know About Layers in Photoshop CC

In this short but helpful episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, Adobe Evangelist Terry White reveals some neat Photoshop CC layer features that you may …

Three Techniques You Can Use to Dodge & Burn in Photoshop

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Anup Ghimire.</i><p>Dodging and burning is one of the most confused and highly underestimated techniques in …

Video: Useful Tips for Buying Second-Hand Lenses

When it comes to buying glass, deciding what you want and how much you’re willing to spend can be difficult even in the best of conditions. So, …

The Ultimate List of Keyboard Shortcuts for Lightroom

Photographers look to maximize the amount of time they spend behind the camera and minimize the amount of time spent in post-processing. But time …

How To Convert Your Room Into a Giant Camera Obscura

We heard how dangerous it could get outdoors with all of the traffic-crossings, pollen, UV rays and so on, and so we decided to stay inside and paint …

Building a DIY studio background

For a long time I’ve fancied the idea of adding a grungy textured background to my studio but due to the limited space available I’ve stuck to using …

Elliott Erwitt Shares 12 Priceless Street Photography Tips

<i>“Photography is an art of observation – it’s about creating something extraordinary out of the ordinary. You choose a frame and then wait until the right time for something magical to come along and fill it. ” – Elliott Erwitt</i><p>Photographer Elliott Erwitt was recently commissioned by luxury single …

How to Set Up Your Photography Blog and Get Noticed

Love it or hate it, the internet these days is ruled by social media. If you don’t share, like, +1 and comment, the chances are, you are not going to …

How to Photograph Wildlife for National Geographic

Wildlife photographer Steve Winter has enjoyed one of the most storied careers in the history of <i>National Geographic</i>. A former photojournalist, he …

9 Ways to Make Photoshop’s Adjustment Layers Easier to Use

<i>This is a guest post by photographer Glenn Orion</i><p>There are far more photographers – from the amateur to the professional – who have embraced the need …

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We first started Explore. Create. Repeat to provide insight and inspiration to the creative community. Since our official relaunch in 2013, we …

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How to write about your photographs

I frequently run into being asked by photographers how they can become better at writing about their own work. This is not an easy topic to talk …

16 of Conan O’Brien’s Most Memorable Remote Segments

Since Conan O’Brien made his late-night host debut on <i>Late Night</i> in 1993, he’s never shied away from taking his work out of the studio and onto the …

33 Incredible Wreck Dives That Will Give You Goosebumps

You’ll either be mesmerized or haunted (or both!) by these <b>33 images of shipwrecks and aircraft wrecks</b> found in the depths of the sea. These wrecks …

Short Tutorial Teaches You a Great Way to Recover Shadow Detail in Photoshop

There are many options for recovering shadow detail in post, but if you still haven’t settled on one or you want a technique that will give you more …

Harry Gruyaert – Inspiration from Masters of Photography

Harry Gruyaert was born in Antwerp, Belgium 1941. Having studied at the school of film and photography in Brussels from 1959-1962 made his journey in …

Seven Pieces of Advice for New Lightroom Users

How To Select A Cloth Background

In past articles, I have shown you what I love about wooden and stone food photography backgrounds. These backgrounds make great sturdy surfaces that …

Do You Really Know How To Break the Rule of Thirds?

For some people, the rule of thirds has been a standard guide of good composition. Diligently following this rule has led many to great results. I …

Tutorial: How to Easily Replicate a Photo’s ‘Look’ Using Curves

It’s happened to all of us: we’re browsing through someone’s portfolio or even just through Flickr or 500px and we come across a photograph or series …

Five Marketing Tips Courtesy of Instagram

Since its conception almost five years ago, Instagram has single-handedly changed the way individuals and companies represent themselves and interact …

Fascinating Mini Documentary on National Geographic Archivist Bill Bonner

A couple of days ago, <i>National Geographic</i> released this fascinating look inside the magazine’s vintage photo archive and introduced us to the …

Thinking of Ways to Market Your Photography? Try These for Starters

If you aspire to any substantial degree of success as a professional photographer, you’re going to have to make money. In order to make money, you …