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The Keys to Composition in Filmmaking

Composition may be one of the most widely discussed artistic aspects in photography. In theory, the idea is simple. Putting it to work, particularly …

Landscape Photography

How to Shoot the Best Blue-Hour Photos: Tips & Techniques for Pre-Sunrise & Post-Sunset Images

This may be strange to hear from a travel photographer, but I can make a case that location isn’t everything—light is. And I’d build my argument on …

Landscape Photography

Foto-Basics: Linien, die leiten

Front Element Lens Protection Revisited

The internet is an interesting resource. Once you’ve put a reference up, it’s there forever. Over time, things may change, but that 10-year-old …

Home Improvement

'How to Create Portraiture That is a Work of Art' with Lindsay Adler

Lindsay Adler is best known for creative fashion and beauty work, but aside from her stunning and unique photography, she’s a great speaker and …

Portrait Photography

7 great infographics by graphic design agencies

At Creative Bloq, we get sent a lot of infographics by PRs in the hope that our coverage will help them go viral. There’s nothing wrong with that, …

Graphic Design

A Filmmaker’s Guide to Music Licensing

<i>EDITOR’S NOTE: The following blog originally ran on filmindependent.org in 2015 and remains one of our most-read articles. We’re republishing it</i> …

Independent Film

Olloclip Filmer's Kit is your go-to bag o' live-streaming tricks

Good smartphone photography and video requires a steady hand, a good eye and, just maybe, a bag of tricks.<p>That's more or less the concept behind Olloclip's and Incase's limited-time mashup: The Filmer's Kit.<p>It's a black, compression-molded, 9-inch-by-6-inch-by-3-inch case packed with the majority …

iPhoneography

Facebook is re-sculpting our memory

For much of history, the only way to chronicle life was to write about it. Now, many of us take selfies on our smartphones to share on Facebook, and create picturesque albums of our daily meals on Instagram. And as the mediums we use to recall and review the past change, so do our very …

The Brain

12 Tips for Selling Photography Prints from A Website

Online store page of a website run on the Squarespace platform.<p>Selling photography prints from a website is a satisfying way to get your photos into …

Photography

Make Photoshoot Scouting Easy With This Simple Phone Hack

Never forget where that perfect shooting spot is ever again! If you're like me, location scouting is something that is never an oversight. In …

Portrait Photography

Tutorial: How to photograph wine on clear plexiglass

Photographer Dustin Dolby of the YouTube channel workphlo is used to doing a lot with a little. In this tutorial, he uses a couple of flashes, a …

Tutorials

A Comprehensive Guide to Creating a Gorgeous Wine Bottle Product Shot

This incredibly well thought out and carefully executed shot is an awesome lesson in not only designing an intriguing product photography shot that …

gorgeous

The Evolution of Color in Film

Telling a story with moving images has been evolving so much through the years. One of the most important milestones in this journey is the progress …

Tutorials

Cities Can't Fix the New Urban Crisis

Not on their own, at least. To address the ever-more-complex problems afflicting cities, we’ll need a regional approach.<p>Richard Florida’s book <i>The New Urban Crisis</i> contains a number of important truths about the challenges facing America’s metropolitan areas. Chief among them is the recognition that …

Cities

Low Light Mirrorless Is Changing Photojournalism

For photojournalists, it’s not a stretch to say available light is the oxygen of our craft. Unless we are creating portraits, we generally don’t …

Cameras

Filmmaking tips for the Selfshooter

Tips

What Are The Best Lights For Still Life & Product Photography?

Still life photography can be one of the most demanding in terms of gear. As a portrait photographer, you may covet some ludicrously expensive, …

Tutorials

Why Black & White is the goto look for street photographers

Black & White still remains the photographer’s favorite for Street Photographers with very good reasons. Where in other genres, monochrome has become …

Street Photography

A Beginner's Guide to Retouching Portraits in Photoshop

If you're just starting with shooting portraits and retouching them, learning and subsequently mastering the myriad of techniques used in Photoshop …

Tutorials

MOOCs Find Their Audience: Professional Learners and Universities

In Oct 2011, a few Stanford professors offered three online courses which were completely free. The strong public interest in these courses caught …

MOOCs

8 Great Studio Tools: The Gear We Recommend to Open a Home Photography Studio

<i>“I think all art is about control—the encounter between control and the uncontrollable.”</i>—Richard Avedon<p>A dedicated studio, no matter its size or …

Portrait Photography

Watch: A Beginner's Crash Course in ND Filters

Two minutes is all you need to learn the basics of shooting with ND filters.There are a ton of lens filters out there that can do some pretty cool …

Filmmaking

Study: When retail stores close down, neighborhood crime goes up

New research on crime and closures confirms Jane Jacobs’s ‘eyes on the street’ theory<p>Activist, author, and urban theorist Jane Jacobs’s famous concept of eyes on the street—that active, lively mixed-use communities are safer and more stable due to constant observation and activity from …

Cities

Every Photographer Needs to Hear Pye Jirsa's Speech on Photography

As photographers, it is tempting to get a little defensive or protective of your knowledge. You worked hard to get the skill you have. You …

Photography

25 graphic design freebies to make your life easier

In an ideal world, we would carefully, lovingly handcraft every graphic design asset ourselves. But in the real world of tight deadlines and squeezed …

Graphics

The Movement To Make Everyone Friendlier–With Urban Design

One couple is on a mission to transform every public bench into a mini community hub.<p>Cathelijn de Reede and Jesse Jörg have a vision: To turn every public bench in the world into a mini community hub. Living in Amsterdam, Jörg and de Reede, who own a design firm and a city planning firm, noticed …

Ban Ki-moon

Here’s How to Sharpen Your Photos Using Lightroom to Achieve Great Image Results (VIDEO)

It’s always important to refresh the basics of photo editing especially when it comes to a comprehensive and often confusing piece of imaging …

Tutorials

Watch: What Makes a 'Cinematic' Image? Cinematographers Try to Explain

Cinematographers attempt to define that X factor that makes an image 'cinematic.'<p>Filmmakers and audiences have struggled to define "cinematic" since …

Filmmaking

iOS Camera App Halide Brings Out the Pro in Amateurs

Apple’s default camera app is a multifaceted photo capture tool, and simple enough to use. From panoramas to videos to HDR pictures, you can capture …

iOS