John Owens

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How to Recalibrate Your Camera’s Focus

You just bought a new DSLR and you just can’t wait to start shooting great images. But wait, there’s a problem. Your camera somehow can’t seem to …

How to Use LAB Color in Photoshop to Add Punch to Your Images

Have you ever wished you could stretch out the color palette of your picture? Or that you could separate colors that looked too flat or close …

5 Business Mistakes Photographers Make and What You Can Do About Them

Why do some professional photographers fail to make it in business?<p>If you can’t cut it technically or artistically as a photographer, then clearly …

Syrian Refugees in Istanbul by Turjoy Chowdhury

Since the start of the Syrian conflict in March 2011, an increasing number of refugees from Syria have sought asylum in Turkey. An escalation in …

Syrian Refugees

35 Magnum Photographers Give Their Advice to Aspiring Photographers

Hi<p>Bill Reeves, a passionate photographer who is fortunate enough to have Magnum photographers Eli Reed and Paolo Pellegrin as his mentors, told me …

‘Last Best Hiding Place’: Photos of the Mythical American West

For seven years, British photographer Tim Richmond has documented the American West for his series <i>Last Best Hiding Place</i>. The title, he learned, is …

Tips on How to Get New Photography Clients

Aaaaghhhh!!!! Why aren’t people knocking down my door to get me to photograph their most precious moments?! We’ve all said this. We’ve all had those …

Digital Photography

Video: Build Your Own Diffusion Panel for Only $30

One of the most versatile tools any photographer can have in their arsenal is a diffusion panel. It can be used in both natural and artificial light …

23 More eBooks For Photographers That Are Completely Free

The internet is a wealth of information. So much information, in fact, that it can be a real pain trying to sort the useful from the not-so-useful. A …

Another November - Photographs and text by Laura Stevens | LensCulture

<b>Grant Winner</b> <i>This project was awarded a special cash grant by juror Olivier Laurent. Each of the five jury members selected one photographer from the Top 50 Emerging Talents to be awarded special distinction with a cash grant.</i><p>Following the ending of a significant relationship in my life, an undoing …

5 Essential Tips to Become a Professional Photographer

As you think about becoming a professional photographer, it is easy to get caught up in taking photos. While this is important, it is also essential …

How Much Do Publications Pay for Freelance Work? ‘Wiki’ Shares Names, Fees and More

<i>Who Pays Photographers?</i> is a Tumblr dedicated to demystifying at least some of the compensation standards held by many editorial clients throughout …

5 Reasons Why Photography Businesses Fail (and How to Prevent Them)

Running a photography business into the ground is pretty easy to do with all the expensive equipment, travel, and studio space that many new …

Small Business

The Five Tips to Creating Amazing Landscape Photos

In an instant, one can feel as though they are in another world. As a landscape photographer you have the power to transport someone in the blink of …

Landscape Photography

Go From Static to Dynamic: How to Create Photographs with Impact

Taking a picture has never been as easy as it is now. But just because you can snap a photo doesn’t mean you’re going to capture a photograph that’s …

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

Three Methods of Making Stunning Photographs in Bright Sunlight

Location Lighting Masterclass – The Art Of Shooting Into The Sun Shooting directly into the sun may not be the first thing that pops into your mind …

Tutorial: How to Properly Pose Subjects in Every Circumstance

As much as composition, proper exposure, and location can affect how good your subjects look in a photo, posing plays a very crucial and often …

The Ultimate Guide for Creating an Efficient and Effective Lightroom Workflow

When diving into Lightroom, trying to set up a workflow can be a daunting task. Even once you have one in place, trying to stay consistent with it …

How to Capture Gorgeous Product Shots with a Couple of Cheap Pocket LED Lights

Yesterday evening, Pye Jirsa over on SLR Lounge shared an interesting and informative video about how he’s managed to incorporate a small army of LED …

Urban Photographer of the Year award - in pictures

This year's search to find the world’s best city photographs is underway. The 2014 edition has the theme “cities at work”, and is open to both professional and amateur photographers. So get shooting – first prize is a luxury photographic safari courtesy of competition organisers CBRE. As a taster, …

The 4 Most Important Questions Every Working Photographer Should Answer

Image by Art Wolfe<p>We want to help you think through key areas to help grow your photo business and reach more potential clients. Building your …

New Guide: What Photographers Should Know About Insurance

• Basic insurance lingo you should know<br>• Insurance policies to consider as a working photographer<br>• Tips from insurance experts to help you navigate your …

Q&A with Elizabeth Krist, Nat Geo’s Senior Photo Editor

<i>This piece originally appeared in PhotoShelter’s guide Building Your Outdoor & Adventure Photography Business – for the full article download the</i> …

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 …

50 Most Strange & Haunting Color Portraits

Some extremely elegant and poetic <b>portraits</b> produced in color, humming every bit towards the soul of the character. The mood and essence of the …

Robert Capa In Love and War – Greatest Documentary about War Photographer

If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough. <i>– Robert Capa</i><p><b>Robert Capa</b> (October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954) was a Hungarian war …

Nat Geo’s Amy Toensing On Vulnerability & Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone

Your browser does not support iframes.<p>Acclaimed photographer Amy Toensing recently sat down with <i>National Geographic</i>, for whom she is a frequent …

10 Portrait Tips to Take Your Photography to the Next Level

You have all the makings of a beautiful photograph: the perfect client, an overcast day for soft natural lighting and a gorgeous landscape as the …

Flash Sync Speed and High Speed Sync Explained

Getting proper exposure on both the background and subject can be tricky, even when using flashes. Part of being able to do so involves understanding …

Shutter Speed