Gabriel Ayala

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The Hard Truth Why No One Will Hire You As A Photographer

Let's face it; the industry is changing. Art directors and potential clients are not looking to simply hire a photographer anymore. They do not care …

Photography

5 Lessons Learned Switching from DSLR to Mirrorless for Travel Photography

Two months ago, after shooting for 10 years with Canon, I completely switched to Sony. It surprised some readers of my blog, as well as some fellow …

Cameras

How to Mix Flash & Continuous Lighting for Dynamic Portraits

Lighting is tricky. Mixed lighting is trickier, and in most cases avoided. But learning to control mixed lighting can help you create a distinct look …

Space Awaits! Shooting a Photo of Young Astronauts in Their Backyard Space Program

“Space Awaits!” is a personal project I did. I came up with the idea of a photo shoot featuring young astronauts. My inspiration was retro futurism …

New York City

Monitor Calibration Using the ColorMunki Smile: Product Review

You might think that you have a great camera. You might also think that you have the latest and greatest LCD monitor and in both cases, you are …

Cinematography

4 Truths About Photography Every Serious Photographer Should Know

When starting out, photography looks like a fun thing to do. In the beginning, you have the mindset that after a little practice, you will be able to …

Master the Art of Panning With These 9 Useful Tips

Panning is a technique where you pan your camera to follow the motion of your subject and render motion blur to the background but capture the …

10 Critical Assumptions That Can Devastate Your Artistic Goals

Every single one of us holds assumptions. They are part of being human. We assume there won’t be too much traffic on the way home from work, or that …

How to Use Graduated Filters in Lightroom

We could all stand to shoot more during the “golden hour”—that splendid wash of yellow and dramatic light created at sun up and sun down. But …

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 …

Storm Chaser: Amazing Photos by Mike Olbinski

Storm Chaser: Amazing Photos by Mike Olbinski<p>Awe-inspiring captures by photographer and “storm chaser” Mike Olbinski.<p>“Ever since I was a kid, I’ve …

Martine Franck – Inspiration from Masters of Photography

Martine Franck is a Belgian documentary photographer who specialized in portrait photography. She was the better half of legendary photographer …

Google Unveils New and Improved Analog Efex Pro II, a Step Forward Into the Past

Today, Google has officially announced Analog Efex Pro II, the latest update to its Nik Collection line-up. Striving to “pay homage to the classical, …

Beautiful Black & White Bentley Short Doc Shot Entirely on the iPhone 5s

We’ve been told again and again that gear only matters far down the road, like last step down the road, once all of your skill and creativity has …

DIY Photo Clip Garland

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Laundry is a bore – why not get crafty with those clothespins instead? Transform them into a charming Photo Clip …

Photoshop Essentials: What is an Adjustment Layer and How to Use Them to Edit Your Images

Many of us who use products like Lightroom and Aperture will be familiar with the term non-destructive editing. In these programs, the editing …

How to Change the Color of Anything in Photoshop

When changing the color of an object in Photoshop there are ways to change the base Color and the Highlight color, we go over each of those methods …

3 Composition Rules You Have Probably Never Heard of Before

Composition is one of the most important skill areas of photography. Of course, some may argue that it is the camera, while others would say it is …

Today's Tomorrow

Some Flashes and a Cup of Water

So, what do you do when your location proves to be a stretch of pitted tarmac baked into desert? You stand there of course, in the blasted sun, with …

Inside my camera bag - Street Photographer - Satoki Nagata

I have been used various cameras since I started doing photography seriously. First, I used DSLR, then I found that rangefinder is the most suitable …

Cameras

Photos that bear witness to modern slavery

Photographer Lisa Kristine travels the world documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images …

How a 365 Project Changed My Life

Just over a year ago, photography was my most precious hobby. I really enjoyed it and took photos fairly often, but I felt that if I wanted to take …

Photographer 'Time Travels' and Inserts Herself into Childhood Photos

It is rare these days to come across some truly original concepts for themes in a photo series. One would be hard-pressed to say “That’s an …

Celebs on the dark side … Rich Hardcastle portraits - in pictures

From Ricky Gervais as a clown on the edge to a scary Tim Minchin raving in a car park, photographer Rich Hardcastle presents celebrities in a dark and twisted light in his painstakingly detailed scenes. An exhibition of his portraits, Dark Tales, is at Mead Carney Fine Art, London from 24 January …

Introducing Lens Chimping: A Creative New Photography Technique

So, for a while now I’ve shared photography techniques I’d worked on throughout my career. Every wedding season I try to share something new with …