Micaela Southwell

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5 Lessons That The English Masters (Painters) Can Teach Us About Light in Outdoor Photography

Before there were photographers, there were painters. These painters helped pave the way for our photographic endeavors through their dedication to …

Chicago – Black and White Street Photography by Satoki Nagata

Chicago Street Photography.<p>Photographs of a series by Chicago-based photographer Satoki Nagata. The photographer captured people in the cold streets …

Street Photography

Old Junk Repurposed Into Playfully Detailed Bug Sculptures

French artist Edouard Martinet has an incredible talent for seeing bits and pieces of junk as more than just piles of trash. With great detail and precision, the artist assembles everything from bike chains and clock springs to old spoons and cake tins to form a variety of amazing bug …

Sculpture

Insane Makeup Turns Models Into 2-D Paintings Of Famous Artists

Facepainting isn’t just for kids anymore, and one talented Russian makeup artist is elevating it to an artform.<p>When we think of face painting, we usually think of clowns, county fairs and this turtle-loving zombie kid. We certainly tend not to respect it as an art: instead, it’s considered a …

New Guide: The Photographer’s Guide to Photo Contests

Our latest guide explores a tradition you’ve most likely taken part of at some point: the photo contest. You’ve paid the fees, either lost or won, …

Learning to Love Rainy Day Photography

Rain too often gets a bad rap. Sure, it’s been known to ruin a few picnics and weddings; maybe it messed up your freshly washed car; baseball games …

Photography Lighting Accessories

The use of proper lighting in taking photos is very important. It enables you to take clearer images that you can be proud of, particularly in an …

Subject Placement Tips in Photography

This should be one of the most obvious things in an image yet many people have absolutely no idea as to where it should go. Most people take their …

Landscape Photography

Model Releases: What You Need to Know (With Samples)

Obtaining a signed model release is one of the most important steps you can take to protect yourself when using client photos for commercial purposes.

6 Sky Events This Week: Leonids, Green Giant and a Stellar Snow Globe

Changing Planet<p>The brightest and nearest globular star cluster, to Earth, Messier 22, will be easy to track down thanks to Venus pointing the way this week. Credit: N.A.Sharp, REU program/NOAO/AURA/NSF<p><b>A treasure-trove of celestial sights are on display this week, ranging from a double-dose of</b> …

Witch Head, Elephant Trunk, and Eye Of God

Witches, elephants, and gleaming eyes. Oh my! A bewitching brew comes this way in the week's best space pictures.

Portraits of a ravaged land: incredible photography by Nick Brandt

July 2012

The winners of the Nikon Small World photomicrography competition: This incredible image of a colonial plankton organism, magnified 250x by Wim van Egmond of the Micropolitan Museum, took first place. http://theatln.tc/1aTxQJe

Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

Paradise<p>There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. See the 25 top picks for where to …

Learn How To Connect With Your Subject

Whether you photograph the stars that fill our skies, shoot macros of the smallest insects or anything in between - How do you connect with your …

Digital Photography

The Basics of On-Camera Strobes for Photography Lighting

I’m using the term “on-camera” to make a distinction between portable strobes and the type of lights used primarily indoors that require a wall plug …

Cameras

15 Adorable Photos of Man’s Best Friend

Dogs fill very quickly their place in our hearts and we enjoy having their pictures framed on our desk or wall! Photos of these lovely creatures put …

Photography

Steve McCurry Reveals Iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ Portrait Was Almost Passed Over by Editor

It might be hard to believe in retrospect, but it turns out that Steve McCurry‘s most famous photograph, the iconic ‘Afghan Girl,’ was almost passed …

Dogs Shaking Off Water, Captured in Super Slow Motion

We first shared photographer Carli Davidson’s ridiculously cute SHAKE series back in 2011 before it had gone quite so viral. This week, her …

5 Photography Tips for Engagement Shoots

Do you ever go to an engagement shoot location, but feel unprepared once you arrive? Have you spent several agonizing minutes looking around at your …

Halloween Photography Tips

With Halloween coming up I thought it might be fun to share some Halloween Photography Tips to help those of you wanting to capture the occassion

Landfill Dogs: Photographer’s Portraits Save Unwanted Shelter Dogs

As skeptics by nature, many times we refuse to believe something until we’ve seen it. This tendency creates numerous societal problems, but it also …

Pets

The Pros and Cons of Photographic Competitions

The rapid and seemingly unstoppable rise of digital photography has also led to the rapid rise of the Photographic Competition. Of course they have …