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When Did Selling Prints Become a Bad Thing?

<i>“Do you like selling?”</i><p>I saw this question in a recent video for a Photo Cloud system and thought it was a brilliantly clever line. The company asking …

Critique Yourself: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week we published a post by Lynsey Peterson in which she shared 5 of her own images that she feels could have been better. It was a brave move …

Digital Photography

VSCO Teases Exciting New Version of Its Camera App, and This One Will Be Free

Visual Supply Co, the people behind the film emulation software VSCO Film and the $1 iOS app VSCO Cam, have taken to the interwebz to tease an …

Quick and Easy Trick For Adding a Black Background to Your Shots Anywhere

Photographer Glyn Dewis shared this cool little technique that lets you work with a black background even if you don’t have an actual backdrop with …

Time-Lapse Photos of Embryos May Lead to Heathier In-Vitro Babies

An interesting new imaging technique in use by fertility experts at the CARE fertility clinic in the United Kingdom may be the key to increasing the …

Glimpses of Darkness – Portraits by Mike Mellia

Mike Mellia is a commercial and fine art photographer living in New York City. He’s interested in the use of allegory in photography, and many of his …

Photography

At the Mic: Chatting With Rolling Stone Photographer Nicole Fara Silver

<i>All images shot by Nicole Fara Silver and used with permission</i><p>Nicole Fara Silver has the job that many photographers dream about–she is a …

The $100 Portrait

“Maiike.” All Images © Malcolm Brown.<p>Malcolm Brown‘s first exhibition of “The Hundred Dollar Portrait” (an excellent use of Tumblr, in my opinion) …

Adobe Thinking About a Creative Cloud Bundle Geared Toward Photographers

Adobe caused quite an outcry from the photography community yesterday after announcing that its future software offerings will only be available …

Review: The Fotodiox RhinoCam

To say that the RhinoCam was designed for photographers out there that are hellbent on becoming the next Ansel Adams is an understatement. The great …

Professional Food Photography Lighting Tips

Food photography is a growing area of interest among photographers, and as a result more and more information is popping up on how to go about doing …

Food Photography

Photographer Gives His Nikon Gear a DIY “Desert Mirage Lizard” Paint Job

Lebanese photographer Alexy Joffre Frangieh is a professional time-lapse creator, and often puts his camera gear in extremely hot environments to …

Mount July DSLR Lens Filters Will Be Like Instagram Filters for Your Camera

What would it look like if the retro filters found in smartphone camera apps were turned into a real filter you could slap onto the front of your …

Six Shooters: 365 Days

A little over a year ago, five friends and I had lunch together. All photographers, we discussed our journeys, the difficulties of working in …

SNL Photographer Mary Ellen Matthews Talks Taking Pics of Celebrity Hosts

You know those sometimes stylish, sometimes dramatic, and often funny pictures of the celebrity hosts that come up every time Saturday Night Live …

BTS: Creating Pictures of Fried Chicken for the KFC Website

In this article, I will share a behind-the-scenes look at how I created photos of fried chicken for one of the world’s most iconic brands: KFC.<p>My …

Drive-By Shooting Photos of Pedestrians Using a Passenger Seat Studio Rig

Los Angeles-based photographer Johnny Tergo project “Passenger Side Window” is all about the art of the drive by shooting. The series was captured …

Photographer Combines 2,877 Stills Into an Impressive Stop Motion Time-Lapse

The above video is photographer Jonathan DeNicholas‘ impressive entry for the <i>30 Day Filming Project</i> contest put together by Sue Bryce and announced …

Navigating Copyright Law and Fair Use for Photographers

Understanding the ins and outs of copyright is an asset to your business. As the world of professional photography continues to move online, it will …

Nonprofits

Understanding Light: Intensity vs. Quality

Exhibit a: ISO 200 f/22 1/250s<p>The belief that more or less light will change the qualities of your photo is a common misconception. Here I will show …

Travelwide 4x5 Is A New Compact Large Format Camera

A couple years ago, Wanderlust put out a pinhole lens for Micro Four Thirds. And now, they’re back with this super cool 4×5 KickStarter camera. The …

Twitter's Revenue Forecast Jumps Again, This Time to Almost $1 Billion

Twitter’s advertising business is growing so fast, it’s hard to get a handle on.<p>For the second time in six months, eMarketer has revised its revenue estimates for the social messenging service sharply upward, citing rising demand for the kind of native and mobile ad inventory it offers and a …