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British combat photographers only drop camera if enemy fire 'hits close'

LONDON – No one is closer to life in the military than the troops themselves, so there are few who can capture their images as intimately.<p>The British Army employs a small group of combat military photographers – only 37 in the whole army – to capture life on the front lines. The soldiers go through …

DSLR Camera Lenses and Their Abbreviations

For those of you who want to learn what these abbreviations are about, I have compiled a list of the terms used, what it stands for and of course …

What Do All These Camera Modes Mean?

The mode dial on a modern camera usually includes a bewildering number of letters and icons. I can never remember what 90% of those modes do, and …

How To Become A Better Camera Operator.

….Learn to edit and grade properly!<p>OK, so if you already shoot and edit then you’ll know this already. But I’m surprised at how many shooters there …

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ISPs

10 Cheap Tools Every Filmmaker Needs

When you ask most filmmakers what their next purchase is, you'll like hear an answer like "A new camera body, some lenses and better audio gear". …

Cinematography

Zooming In: Using Telephotos In Landscape Photography

If you’re anything like me, when presented with a beautiful landscape, your first instinct is to reach for the wide angle lenses and take it all in. …

Digital Photography

The Drama of Light

Andrew S. Gibson is the author of Mastering Photography: A Beginner’s Guide to Using Digital Cameras. There are two sides to learning photography, …

Shutter Speed

Tips for Better Pet Photography

For taking top-class snapshots of your pet, you don’t have to be a professional photographer. Just by keeping a few essential things in mind, you can …

Pets

Infographic: Who Shot the Photographer? A Look at the Stock Photography Industry

Anyone who’s tried or is trying to make it as a professional photographer knows how challenging of a task it can be just to make ends meet. In this …

Photography

Speedlight Lit Portraits: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week we’re continuing our themed challenges in the Portraits Direction to celebrate the launch of our Portraits: Lighting the Shot eBook by …

Photography

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Art

More Hidden Street Art on Railings by Zebrating

Mannheim, Germany-based street art duo known as Zebrating have been leaving their mark across the globe, particularly on railings in public spaces. Their elusive graffiti work offers an entertaining surprise for viewers from specific angles. Their art relies heavily on perspective as each piece of …

Streetwear

Learn Lighting Techniques Through the Short Documentary 'Let There Be Light'

Many new filmmakers spend a lot of time honing different crafts, such as screenwriting, camera operation, and editing. While those skills are …