Nicholas Sandzi

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99 Variations

Project info<p>I brought the key (the camera), opened the door to the secret passage (the mirror), through which I awakened my archetypes and lured them into the world.<p>The relationship I have with the mirror is subconscious, it allows me to imagine. But on the other hand my relationship with the …

Von Wong’s Key To Success In Photography

Benjamin Von Wong is no stranger to being featured here on SLR Lounge and over the past six months, I’ve personally written many of his behind the …

Photography

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Composition

With all of the gorgeous new gadgetry coming out this season, it’s easy to get caught up in the shiny, techy part of photography. (New Nikon D810, …

Landscape Photography

Keira Knightley Says Film Photographers See the Person, Digital Photographers See a Screen

Many of you have already no-doubt heard of Keira Knightley’s recent photoshoot and interview with <i>Interview Magazine</i> [Warning: NSFW], in which she …

Top 10 Mistakes that Cause Blurry Photos

If your photos are not sharp, you are not alone! The most common question I get asked by beginning photographers is "how do you get your images so …

The Photographer's Quarter Life Crisis And How to Get Past It

There may come a time in your life as a photographer when you suddenly find your own photographs distasteful. This is a time when you feel restless, …

A Simple Explanation of the Optics Behind Pinholes, Camera Apertures, and Your Eye

If you’ve never thought to find out why aperture works the way it does, you should definitely check out this simple explanation of optics, aperture …

7 Tips Your Camera Manual Never Told You About Portrait Photography

Many people will avoid picking up a camera because they think they don’t have an eye for photography. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t take …

Writer's Favorite Lens - 70-200mm Zoom

What is the best lens for taking flattering portraits? ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM! “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what …

Improve your Images with Photography Projects

Have you ever been in a situation where you are stuck for ideas about what to take photos of? I certainly have, and a lot of it comes from being so …

To Aspiring Professional Photographers: What If The Problem Is That You Suck?

These days a lot of people seem to be offering advice in the area of becoming a full time professional photographer. Some of those folks, like Greg …

Best Practices for Getting the Gig as a Freelancer

As Director of Photography for Sports Illustrated, Brad Smith is witness to a lot of freelance photographers trying to get their foot in the door. …

8 Snappy Beginner Tips for Creating High Quality Digital Images

Digital cameras are capable of producing incredibly high-quality pictures these days. That is only one part of the equation, however. You, the …

Abstract Long Exposure Photos of Sneakers Look Like Colorful, Glowing Vinyl

It’s a frisbee! It’s an LP! It’s a… Nike sneaker!? Photographer Joost van Brug‘s abstract photos of 24 iconic Nike sneakers are unlike any shoe …

BTS: How To Simply and Effectively Light a Fitness Shoot with Three Lights

Photographer Miguel Quiles recently created this quick, informative behind-the-scenes look at how he shot an impressive set of fitness photos using …

Mother of Ten and Talented Photographer Captures Wonderful Natural Light Portraits

Lisa Holloway might be a super-human. Until we get her near some kryptonite, we can’t be sure, but the self-taught photographer somehow manages to …

How To Achieve the Film Look Using Lightroom

It seems as if the film edit is getting more popular every day. A lot of beginner photographers out there will do anything to achieve this look. The …

The Photographer's Guide to Self-Promotion

Have you ever been told by your parents “Don’t talk about yourself too much; people won’t like you!” or “Don’t show off!”? Talking too much about …

Cloud Photography Tips

From the time that I first began to photograph, one subject that always interested me was clouds. I have always loved the old black and white …

Home Studio Essentials Episodes 1-10

If you’ve been watching my recent videos over on Adorama TV you’ll have noticed a pattern forming. Over the past months the majority of the videos …

Extreme Sports

What’s the Fastest Lens Theoretically Possible? And What Would it Look Like?

We’ve told you about some pretty fast lenses in the past — from the legendary Zeiss 50mm f/0.7 lenses made for NASA and used by Stanley Kubrick to …

What Photographers Really Should Be Learning in School

A few weeks ago, we shared what 7 top photographers said they wished they had learned in school. Unsurprisingly, many mentioned a desire to have …

What Photographers Really Should Be Learning in School

A few weeks ago, we asked top photographers what they wished they had learned in school. Unsurprisingly, many mentioned a desire to have learned more …

Color Management for Photographers

Calibration, color space, color profiles, soft proofing. To most of us, they’re some of the least fun aspects of photography. But a little education …

A Harsh Rant On Working For Free By A Hollywood Writer | But Is He Right?

Where do you stand on working for free? It seems there’s a bit of a divide on the topic and feelings on the subject are so intense, that it’s akin to …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Consequences of Working for Free

More than a few articles have been written on the detrimental effects of working for free in the photo industry. Unsurprisingly, the same issue has …

Reely and Truly: A Fascinating Short Film About the Nature of Photography Today

<i>Editor’s note: This short film contains some explicit language and images.</i><p>Watching photographer and filmmaker Tyrone Lebon‘s short film <i>Reely and …