David Mason

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Crop or Crap: Zack Arias Takes a Real-World Look at the Crop vs Full-Frame Debate

Zack Arias is a man who knows his gear inside and out. Switching multiple times between various companies, he’s seen almost everything there is to …

Good Enough to Succeed in Photography

It’s been a tough few years and people are frustrated with the state of the industry. Everywhere I turn, people seem to be saying that a photography …

Video: Comprehensive Introduction to Macro Photography

Landscape photographer Tim Cooper is a name we just recently shared with you. Today, we’re sharing his work with you again, this time in the form of …

5 Not-So-Obvious Mistakes Photographers Make When Starting a Business and How You Can Avoid Them

When starting your photography business it’s easy to get caught up in how good your portfolio looks, buying new equipment, or how many followers you …

Back to Basics: Sharpening Best Practices for Photoshop and Camera RAW

One of the parameters first time photographers frequently go nuts with in post (to their detriment) is sharpening. So whether you’re editing in …

How to make money as a street photographer: A no nonsense guide - INSPIRED EYE

Many have emailed me asking me how to make money as a street photographer, so I decided to create this no nonsense guide. Included are the basics of …

Street Photography

4 Basic Characteristics of Light Every Photographer Should Know

If there is one essential ingredient for photography, it is light. It really wouldn’t matter how much money you put into your lenses and cameras if …

Post Ratio Landing Page

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Should I Turn Down Editorial Photo Work with Poor Day Rates?

Editorial rates are notoriously low and many publications haven’t increased the payment to photographers in decades. John Harrington, author of <i>More</i> …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Healthy Eating

5 Tricks for Shooting the Best Flower Photos + Special Photography Class Giveaway

Beautiful photos await you right outside your doorstep! Enjoy five tricks that will make your floral photography stand out. Then, learn even more …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

The Black Country, 1961 - a picture from the past

John Bulmer is one of the most important photojournalists to emerge from Britain in the 1960s. This image was taken while on assignment for Town magazine and was published in a feature titled Britain's Hard Centre in March 1961 Continue reading...

Captivating World

These Photography Genres Will Force You to Get Off Auto

“How do I get off Auto?” When someone learning photography begins to ask this question, you can tell that there is a greater level of enthusiasm in …

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to be awestruck. Photographer Vincent Brady spent an entire summer creating this mesmerizing time lapse of fireflies in Missouri. You’ve Never Seen Fireflies Like This

Ladies and gentlemen, prepare to be awestruck.<p>Photographer Vincent Brady spent an entire summer creating this mesmerizing time lapse of fireflies in …

Time-lapse Photography

Street Photography Focus Tips

Because you’re often working quickly and stealthily, the matter of focusing while doing street photography is important. Here are some …

Landscape Photography

The beautiful blueprints for Fujifilm's camera of the future

“If I want to play my favorite song, I want to choose my favorite guitar,” says Fujifilm designer Masazumi Imai. “It’s the same with cameras. If I want to take a photograph of something important to me, I want to choose a special product.”<p>Photography has been around for close to 200 years and, …

Practical Tips to Better Understand Color Control in Post Production

Most of us understand the importance of the color or white balance setting on our camera. It is there to deal with the variations in color from …

Cityscapes: Paintings by Jeremy Mann

Sweet Potato Chana Masala + Bananas in Coconut Milk

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: These two dishes that might not be the most authentic recipes you've ever made, but that doesn't make them any less …

How to Make Meatballs | The Art of Manliness

<i>“Utah! Get me TWO!”</i><p>That iconic quote from the cult classic film <i>Point Break</i> reiterates the fact that you can never stop with just one meatball. …

14 pancake recipes to try this weekend

Whether you like your pancakes fluffy, thin, savory or even studded with fruit, there is a recipe for you here.<p>Did you know that there's such a thing …

How to Use Continuous Lighting for Basic Portraiture

This is the second part of my series on continuous lighting. In part one, we discussed a few types of artificial continuous lighting that you can use …

How to Read a Histogram: Underexposed? Overexposed? Or Just Right?

<i>Editor’s</i> <i>Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the</i> <b>Photofocus Guide:</b> <i>Develop Great Images in Lightroom. This book is almost done and</i> …

Easily Simulate Infrared Effect in Photoshop in 7 Quick Steps

Some of the most visually striking images in photography are those shot in infrared. There is an ethereal look to infrared images that is distinctive …

I bought a Leica M, and… ?

Often people want to know why i choose the Leica M System. It´s a question easy and difficult at the same time. Easy because it´s a choice who came …